Puerto Rico Taxis

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.

Check out the following chart if you want to reach a taxi company if you are wanting a taxi.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
AA Taxi Services (787) 823-0454 Puntas Carretera 43 - Rincón
ABC Taxi (787) 628-1575 Bayamon
Aguadilla Taxi (787) 318-9546 Rincon - Rincón
Astro Taxi (787) 727-8889 400 Calma - Condado District
Boagame Taxi (787) 746-6666 Caguas
Borinquen Taxi (787) 431-8179 Downtown Aguadilla
Castillo Taxi (787) 449-4394 515 TavA!rez, Santurce 00907 - Condado District
Cidra Taxi (787) 739-7979 Cidra
Dorado Taxicab (787) 796-3806 Dorado
Estrada Taxi Company (787) 249-4247 405 Bromon Drive - Aguadilla
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
JC Taxi Service (787) 603-2362 Isla Verde
Juan Carlos Transportation (787) 876-3628 Loiza
Lajena Taxi Line (787) 899-1553 Lajas
Linea Yaucana (787) 725-4393 4 Labra Avenue - 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) East-Southeast of Condado District
Luquillo Taxi & Tours (787) 513-7685 160 Calle 14 De Julio - Luquillo
Major Cooperative Taxi Cabs (787) 722-4397 140 Calle Aponte - San Juan
Michael Taxi Service (787) 661-9694 San Juan
New Mayaguez Taxi Line (787) 833-1233 18 De Diego - Mayagüez
Palmas del Mar Transport (787) 285-4323 Palmas Del Mar
Paradise Taxis & Tours Services (787) 531-1021 Toa Baja - Puerto Rico
Ponce Taxi (787) 840-0088 Ponce
Puerto Rico Shuttle Van Services & Tours (787) 549-6058 San Juan
Puerto Rico Tourist Taxi (787) 969-3260 Ocean Park
Rio Grande Taxis (787) 967-4119 6000 Riomar Boulevard - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) West-Northwest of Luquillo
Rochdale Cab Company (787) 721-1900 Ave Las Palmas 956 - Miramar
Royal Star Transportation (787) 253-2355 2022 Calle Celestial - Carolina
San Juan Metro Taxis (787) 725-2870 San Juan
Santana Taxi Service (787) 562-9836 San Juan
Taxi Miguel Angel (787) 635-5444 Dorado
Victoria Taxi (787) 744-1111 Terminal y Padilla del Caribe - Caguas

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.

Curious what you'll pay to use a cab? Scan the following array of data.

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

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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