Taxis in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's flat-rate prices and competitive meters make taxis an economic convenience

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Travelers familiar with transportation in the Caribbean are often pleasantly surprised to discover that taxi service in Puerto Rico is some of the most reliable and convenient around.

Taxi Companies

Upon arriving in Puerto Rico, most vacationers have no problem locating a taxi at their airport or marina. Special tourist taxis are ideal for visitors headed toward the hotels and sites and can be easily distinguished by their white color and the logo on their side.

The following table shows how to reach local taxi services.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
AA Taxi Services (787) 823-0454 Puntas Carretera 43 - Rincón
Aguadilla Taxi (787) 318-9546 Rincon - Rincón
Astro Taxi (787) 727-8889 400 Calma - Condado District
Caborrojena Taxi Line (787) 851-1252 32 Calle Munoz Rivera - Cabo Rojo
De Diego Taxi (787) 878-1050 175 Palama - Arecibo
Excapes Taxi Services (787) 435-2345 Central Fajardo
F&V Tansport (787) 647-4948 Plaza 5 - 6.7 mi. (10.7 km) South West of Old San Juan
Fajardo Taxi (787) 513-7685 La Lancha Ferry Dock - Central Fajardo
Feliciano Taxi (787) 312-4655 Rincón
First Class Chauffeurs (787) 725-3990 51 Ashford Avenue - Condado District
Gurabo Taxi (787) 737-5555 Gurabo
Lajena Taxi Line (787) 899-1553 Lajas
Leave the Driving to Me (787) 505-3468 Rincón
Luquillo Taxi & Tours (787) 513-7685 160 Calle 14 De Julio - Luquillo
Oriental Taxi (787) 852-0000 26 Third Street - Downtown Humacao
Plaza del Norte Taxi (787) 879-2393 Plaza Del Norte - 2.4 mi. (3.9 km) West-Northwest of Arecibo
Public Car Terminal (787) 255-4255 Cabo Rojo
Puerto Rico Shuttle Van Services & Tours (787) 549-6058 San Juan
Puerto Rico Tourist Taxi (787) 969-3260 Ocean Park
Ramos Oliveras Line (787) 856-1160 16 Calle Betances - Yauco
Rio Grande Taxis (787) 967-4119 6000 Riomar Boulevard - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) West-Northwest of Luquillo
Royal Star Transportation (787) 253-2355 2022 Calle Celestial - Carolina
San German Taxi Line (787) 892-1076 San German
Santana Taxi Service (787) 562-9836 San Juan
Yauco Taxi (787) 267-5666 PLaza Lluberas Casa Alcaldia - Yauco

Rates, Fares, and Fees

A government-regulated standard ensures that rates are stable, making taxis feasible for both short-distance trips to tourist centers and longer trips into more remote areas of the countryside. The taxis operate on a zone system, which means that certain taxis run only in certain areas, ensuring that travelers are able to establish flat-rate fares to their destination.

The Zone System is as follows:

The prices for each zones change regularly and you can find a listing of prices within each cab. The following charts, however, will give you an idea of what to expect traveling from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport or the Old San Juan Piers.

This chart shows some typical cab fares for this area.

Typical Fares Around Puerto Rico
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 49.00 - $ 50.00 Downtown Ponce Salinas
$ 8.75 - $ 9.50 Downtown Ponce Mercedita Airport
$ 22.78 - $ 25.18 Boqueron La Parguera
$ 54.25 - $ 55.00 Cayey Santa Isabel
$ 48.00 - $ 49.00 Condado District Dorado Del Mar Golf Club
$ 15.00 Condado District Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 83.90 - $ 85.00 Cayey Downtown Ponce
$ 72.00 Isla Verde Luquillo Beach
$ 110.00 Isla Verde Parque Las Cavernals Rio Camuy
$ 18.00 Isla Verde Plaza Las Americas
$ 14.75 - $ 15.25 Condado District Carolina
$ 44.80 - $ 49.50 Central Fajardo Carolina
$ 19.00 Isla Verde Fortaleza San Felipe
$ 63.00 Isla Verde El Yunque National Forest
$ 136.84 - $ 160.04 Palmas Del Mar Ponce
$ 17.25 - $ 18.00 Arecibo Camuy
$ 11.00 - $ 12.00 Arecibo Nery Juarbe Pol Airport
$ 29.25 - $ 30.00 Cayey Caguas
$ 39.50 - $ 40.25 Cayey Salinas
$ 40.29 - $ 44.53 Palmas Del Mar José Aponte De La Torre Airport
$ 3.00 Downtown Aguadilla None
$ 24.00 - $ 25.00 Downtown Aguadilla Isabela
$ 15.00 - $ 16.00 Arecibo Hatillo
$ 14.00 - $ 15.00 Arecibo Chorro De Oro Waterfall
$ 76.39 - $ 85.43 Palmas Del Mar Old San Juan
$ 48.26 - $ 58.98 Palmas Del Mar Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 79.28 - $ 87.60 Palmas Del Mar Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 35.00 - $ 35.75 Downtown Aguadilla Mayagüez
$ 10.50 - $ 11.00 Downtown Aguadilla Aguada
$ 24.50 - $ 25.00 Downtown Aguadilla Punta Higuero Lighthouse
$ 20.50 - $ 21.25 Downtown Aguadilla Jobos Beach
$ 8.50 - $ 9.00 Downtown Aguadilla Crash Boat Beach
$ 3.00 Downtown Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport
$ 35.75 - $ 36.00 Downtown Aguadilla Guajataca State Forest
$ 17.55 - $ 19.39 San German La Parguera
$ 12.25 - $ 13.00 Central Fajardo Luquillo
$ 10.45 - $ 11.00 Central Fajardo Las Croabas
$ 5.25 - $ 5.75 Central Fajardo Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 26.39 - $ 29.17 Boqueron Mayagüez
$ 57.26 - $ 63.28 Boqueron Aguadilla
$ 96.24 - $ 106.38 Boqueron Ponce
$ 9.85 - $ 10.25 Downtown Humacao Las Piedras
$ 12.00 - $ 12.50 Downtown Humacao Palmas Del Mar
$ 45.50 - $ 46.00 Downtown Humacao Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 31.75 - $ 33.00 Downtown Ponce Adjuntas
$ 92.00 - $ 93.00 Downtown Ponce Mayaguez Town Center
$ 99.25 - $ 100.00 Downtown Ponce Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport
$ 89.75 - $ 91.00 Downtown Ponce Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge
$ 5.00 - $ 6.00 Downtown Ponce Ponce Mall
$ 8.00 - $ 9.00 Downtown Ponce Ponce Ferry Port
$ 14.00 - $ 15.00 Dorado Vega Alta
$ 3.25 - $ 3.75 Dorado Dorado Beach
$ 12.00 - $ 13.00 Caguas Gurabo
$ 87.00 - $ 88.00 Caguas Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 35.75 - $ 36.50 Caguas El Yunque National Forest
$ 43.50 - $ 44.25 Caguas Humacao Airport
$ 83.79 - $ 92.61 Guánica Aguadilla
$ 64.00 - $ 65.00 Downtown Ponce La Bahia Fosforescente
$ 21.50 - $ 22.50 Rincón Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport
$ 19.00 - $ 20.00 Caguas Aponte
$ 48.00 - $ 49.00 Caguas Bayamon
$ 26.00 - $ 27.00 Dorado Catano Ferry Dock
$ 23.68 - $ 26.18 Boqueron San German
$ 225.00 - $ 250.00 Boqueron Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 10.75 - $ 11.25 Central Fajardo Ceiba
$ 4.50 - $ 4.75 Central Fajardo Villa Marina Shopping Center
$ 47.69 - $ 52.71 Guánica Ponce
$ 31.63 - $ 34.95 Luquillo Carolina
$ 41.00 - $ 42.00 Caguas Old San Juan
$ 3.25 - $ 3.50 Downtown Aguadilla Aguadilla Ice Skating Arena
$ 12.00 Condado District Old San Juan
$ 20.75 - $ 21.50 Caguas San Lorenzo
$ 5.00 - $ 5.50 Dorado Los Tocores Beach
$ 20.50 - $ 21.50 Cayey Bosque Estatal De Carite
$ 20.00 - $ 21.00 Caguas Juncos
$ 27.65 - $ 30.57 Luquillo José Aponte De La Torre Airport
$ 16.10 - $ 17.80 Luquillo Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 38.12 - $ 42.14 Mayagüez La Parguera
$ 45.52 - $ 50.32 Luquillo Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 15.75 - $ 17.00 Rincón Aguada
$ 214.00 - $ 220.00 Old San Juan Boqueron
$ 15.00 Isla Verde Puerto Rico Convention Center
$ 24.60 - $ 27.15 Mayagüez San German
$ 59.06 - $ 65.28 Luquillo Old San Juan
$ 46.90 - $ 48.00 Dorado Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 52.02 - $ 57.50 Guánica Mayagüez
$ 25.25 - $ 26.75 Rincón Mayagüez
$ 36.00 - $ 38.00 Rincón Rafael Hernandez Airport
$ 176.57 - $ 195.15 Guánica Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 12.00 San Juan Cruise Port Ocean Park
$ 19.00 San Juan Cruise Port Isla Verde
$ 24.00 San Juan Cruise Port Plaza Carolina
$ 10.00 San Juan Cruise Port Fortaleza San Felipe
$ 9.00 San Juan Cruise Port Puerto Rico Convention Center
$ 6.00 - $ 7.00 Las Catalinas Mall Plaza Centro Caguas
$ 160.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Mayagüez
$ 125.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Ponce
$ 195.00 - $ 216.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport San German
$ 80.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Fajardo
$ 21.18 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Old San Juan
$ 32.70 - $ 39.96 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport Boqueron
$ 10.64 - $ 13.00 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport Downtown Mayaguez
$ 32.53 - $ 39.75 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport San German
$ 57.15 - $ 69.85 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport Guánica
$ 6.00 - $ 7.00 Arecibo Plaza Shopping Center Arecibo Lighthouse
$ 12.00 San Juan Cruise Port Condado District
$ 14.00 San Juan Cruise Port Plaza Las Americas
$ 43.81 - $ 53.55 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport La Parguera
$ 20.00 - $ 25.00 Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao Moca
$ 8.75 - $ 9.25 Arecibo Plaza Shopping Center Plaza Del Norte
$ 196.60 - $ 217.30 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport La Parguera
$ 65.00 - $ 68.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 10.00 San Juan Cruise Port Old San Juan

Vacationers who are interested in seeing other areas of the island should have no problem finding a non-zoned taxi, which are all universally metered. The initial fee of $1(USD) is added to the 10 cents(USD) charged per 1/3 mile. Other fees are generally applicable, including excessive luggage, waiting time, night travel, and reserved rides. Visitors wishing to take a tour are able to charter a taxi for a rate of $20(USD) per hour.

Travelers visiting with young children should bring their own child safety seats from home, as it is against the law to ride without one, and taxis will not provide seats for their smallest passengers.

If you just don't feel that depending on taxis are ideal for you, there are other options for getting around Puerto Rico. If you're going to travel extensively, it makes sense to rent a vehicle, especially if there are more than two people in your party. If it just two of you, however, and you're going to stay in the city, a bike or moped may work better for you. The buses in Puerto Rico are a decent possibility if you don't want to get behind the wheel.

Taxis are a great way to see the area and save travelers the hassle of parking on an island where space is rather limited. Zoned taxis are convenient for those who would like to experience the major tourist locales, while scenic exploration of the less populated regions can be done from one of the many metered taxis. Both provide unbeatable service for vacationers who would rather spend their time enjoying the sites of Puerto Rico than trying to find them.

Additional Information

As a large island, getting around Puerto Rico can vary depending on where you are. Large tourist cities can have a different taxi situation than a small suburban town. See the links below to view some of our local taxi guides to Puerto Rico, and find out more specifics about the area you are visiting.

Taxi Services in Specific Areas
Guide to Boqueron Taxis
Guide to Fajardo Taxis
Guide to Isla Verde Taxis
Guide to La Parguera Taxis
Guide to Luquillo Taxis
Guide to Mayagüez Taxis
Guide to Palmas Del Mar Taxis
Guide to Ponce Taxis
Guide to Rincón Taxis
Guide to San Juan Taxis
 

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