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What are the taxi rates in Chicago?

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2019 11:41AM EST
Curb Taxicab Rates & Information

Passenger Booking Fee: $1.95
Flag Pull (Base Fare): $3.25
Each additional mile: $2.25
Every 36 seconds of time elapsed: $0.20
First additional passenger: $1.00
Each additional passenger after first passenger*: $0.50
Vomit cleanup fee: $50.00
Illinois Airport Departure Tax**: $4.00

*Applies only to additional passengers aged 13 through 64.
**Applies only to taxi fares leaving airports.

- Tolls are an extra charge to the passenger.
- The fare does not include a tip.
- There is no extra charge for baggage or baggage handling.
- If your driver chooses to assist you, tipping is appropriate.

TAP CARD USERS: TAP (Taxi Access Program) card users are responsible for any fare amount exceeding the TAP allowance of $30.00.

TRIPS TO SUBURBS, NOT FROM AIRPORT: The rate of fare is STRAIGHT METER to the city limits PLUS ONE HALF the STRAIGHT METERED FARE from the airport to the suburban destination.

The following are straight meter fares: Aslip, Bedford Park, Blue Island, Burbank, Burnham, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Cicero, Des Plaines, Dolton Elk Grove Village, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Evergreen Park, Forest View, Harwood Heights, Hines VA Hospital, Hometown, Lincolnwood, Merrionette Park, Niles, Norridge, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Riverdale, River Grove, Rosemont, Skokie, Stickney, and Summit. 

FLAT TAXI SHARED RATES: Two or more independent travelers may choose to share a taxi from a designated airport cab stand for a flat rate per person at the following rates: 
O'Hare Airport to Downtown: $24 per person
Midway Airport to Downtown: $18 per person
O'Hare/Midway or Midway O'Hare: $37 per person

"Downtown" is 22nd Street to Fullerton Avenue, Ashland Avenue to Lake Michigan, and includes McCormick Place.

Local Partners:

- Flash Cab 
- Chicago Carriage Cab
- Blue Diamond Taxi
- Chicago Checker
- Yellow Cab Chicago
- American United Chicago
- Norshore Cab
- 5 Star Taxi
- 303 Taxi
- City Service Taxi
- Globe Taxi
- Peace Taxi Association 
- Taxi Town
- Sun Taxi Association
- 24/7 Taxi Association


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