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.

Be sure to look at this chart if you want to call local taxi services when you are needing a ride.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
AA Taxi Services (787) 823-0454 Puntas Carretera 43 - Rincón
ABC Taxi (787) 628-1575 Bayamon
AP Taxi Service (787) 616-3863 Bayamon
Abolition Taxi Cab (787) 812-8353 Ponce
Acosta Taxi Service (787) 903-6723 Carr 119 km 36.5 Bo Calabaza, San Sebastian - Potala Pastillo
Aguadilla Taxi (787) 318-9546 Rincon - Rincón
Arecibo Taxi Cab (787) 878-2929 Arecibo
Astro Taxi (787) 727-8889 400 Calma - Condado District
Atlantic City Taxi (787) 268-2490 Ponce
Awilda Pérez Taxi Service (787) 220-8300 Bayamon
Best Union Taxi Cab (787) 840-9126 Ponce
Blue Line (787) 891-4550 Rafael Hernandez - Aguadilla
Boagame Taxi (787) 746-6666 Caguas
Borinquen Taxi (787) 431-8179 Downtown Aguadilla
Caborrojena Taxi Line (787) 851-1252 32 Calle Munoz Rivera - Cabo Rojo
Capetillo Radio Taxi (787) 758-7000 400 Calle Francia - San Juan
Caridad's Taxi Service (787) 943-3963 Arecibo
Castillo Taxi (787) 449-4394 515 TavA!rez, Santurce 00907 - Condado District
Cayey Metro Taxi (787) 738-8001 Plaza Del Mercado - Cayey
Cayey Taxi (787) 738-4343 Baldorioty - Cayey
Cidra Taxi (787) 739-7979 Cidra
City Taxi (787) 265-1992 Mayagüez
Cooperativa Buogame Taxi (787) 743-6666 Caguas
Cooperative Taxis (787) 848-8249 22 Concordia - Ponce
Davila's Taxi (787) 960-0903 Ocean Park
De Diego Taxi (787) 878-1050 175 Palama - Arecibo
Degetau Taxi (787) 837-8294 Juana Diaz
Dorado Taxicab (787) 796-3806 Dorado
Easy Taxi (787) 527-4802 DA-19 Calle Lago Guajataca, Toa Baja 00949 - Dorado
Eduardo S Taxi (787) 466-5983 Toa Baja - Dorado

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.

Wanting to know about local taxi rates? Look at the following info.

Typical Fares Around Puerto Rico
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 20.00 - $ 21.00 Caguas Juncos
$ 12.00 - $ 13.00 Caguas Gurabo
$ 48.00 - $ 49.00 Caguas Bayamon
$ 19.00 - $ 20.00 Caguas Aponte
$ 87.00 - $ 88.00 Caguas Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 35.75 - $ 36.50 Caguas El Yunque National Forest
$ 14.00 - $ 15.00 Dorado Vega Alta
$ 3.25 - $ 3.75 Dorado Dorado Beach
$ 5.00 - $ 5.50 Dorado Los Tocores Beach
$ 3.00 Downtown Aguadilla None
$ 72.00 Isla Verde Luquillo Beach
$ 110.00 Isla Verde Parque Las Cavernals Rio Camuy
$ 35.75 - $ 36.00 Downtown Aguadilla Guajataca State Forest
$ 3.00 Downtown Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport
$ 18.00 Isla Verde Plaza Las Americas
$ 54.25 - $ 55.00 Cayey Santa Isabel
$ 29.25 - $ 30.00 Cayey Caguas
$ 17.25 - $ 18.00 Arecibo Camuy
$ 83.90 - $ 85.00 Cayey Downtown Ponce
$ 8.50 - $ 9.00 Downtown Aguadilla Crash Boat Beach
$ 20.50 - $ 21.25 Downtown Aguadilla Jobos Beach
$ 14.75 - $ 15.25 Condado District Carolina
$ 12.00 Condado District Old San Juan
$ 19.00 Isla Verde Fortaleza San Felipe
$ 15.00 Isla Verde Puerto Rico Convention Center
$ 63.00 Isla Verde El Yunque National Forest
$ 38.12 - $ 42.14 Mayagüez La Parguera
$ 59.06 - $ 65.28 Luquillo Old San Juan
$ 25.25 - $ 26.75 Rincón Mayagüez
$ 15.75 - $ 17.00 Rincón Aguada
$ 31.63 - $ 34.95 Luquillo Carolina
$ 45.52 - $ 50.32 Luquillo Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 21.50 - $ 22.50 Rincón Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport
$ 16.10 - $ 17.80 Luquillo Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 36.00 - $ 38.00 Rincón Rafael Hernandez Airport
$ 8.00 - $ 9.00 Downtown Ponce Ponce Ferry Port
$ 12.25 - $ 13.00 Central Fajardo Luquillo
$ 64.00 - $ 65.00 Downtown Ponce La Bahia Fosforescente
$ 92.00 - $ 93.00 Downtown Ponce Mayaguez Town Center
$ 39.50 - $ 40.25 Cayey Salinas
$ 20.50 - $ 21.50 Cayey Bosque Estatal De Carite
$ 27.65 - $ 30.57 Luquillo José Aponte De La Torre Airport
$ 83.79 - $ 92.61 Guánica Aguadilla
$ 46.90 - $ 48.00 Dorado Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 26.00 - $ 27.00 Dorado Catano Ferry Dock
$ 15.00 Condado District Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 11.00 - $ 12.00 Arecibo Nery Juarbe Pol Airport
$ 48.00 - $ 49.00 Condado District Dorado Del Mar Golf Club
$ 47.69 - $ 52.71 Guánica Ponce
$ 52.02 - $ 57.50 Guánica Mayagüez
$ 214.00 - $ 220.00 Old San Juan Boqueron
$ 136.84 - $ 160.04 Palmas Del Mar Ponce
$ 76.39 - $ 85.43 Palmas Del Mar Old San Juan
$ 14.00 - $ 15.00 Arecibo Chorro De Oro Waterfall
$ 79.28 - $ 87.60 Palmas Del Mar Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 48.26 - $ 58.98 Palmas Del Mar Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 40.29 - $ 44.53 Palmas Del Mar José Aponte De La Torre Airport
$ 35.00 - $ 35.75 Downtown Aguadilla Mayagüez
$ 15.00 - $ 16.00 Arecibo Hatillo
$ 10.50 - $ 11.00 Downtown Aguadilla Aguada
$ 24.00 - $ 25.00 Downtown Aguadilla Isabela
$ 3.25 - $ 3.50 Downtown Aguadilla Aguadilla Ice Skating Arena
$ 24.50 - $ 25.00 Downtown Aguadilla Punta Higuero Lighthouse
$ 17.55 - $ 19.39 San German La Parguera
$ 96.24 - $ 106.38 Boqueron Ponce
$ 26.39 - $ 29.17 Boqueron Mayagüez
$ 57.26 - $ 63.28 Boqueron Aguadilla
$ 20.75 - $ 21.50 Caguas San Lorenzo
$ 176.57 - $ 195.15 Guánica Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 24.60 - $ 27.15 Mayagüez San German
$ 12.00 - $ 12.50 Downtown Humacao Palmas Del Mar
$ 9.85 - $ 10.25 Downtown Humacao Las Piedras
$ 45.50 - $ 46.00 Downtown Humacao Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 31.75 - $ 33.00 Downtown Ponce Adjuntas
$ 8.75 - $ 9.50 Downtown Ponce Mercedita Airport
$ 99.25 - $ 100.00 Downtown Ponce Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport
$ 5.25 - $ 5.75 Central Fajardo Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 45.85 - $ 46.25 Downtown Humacao Diego Jimenez Torres Airport
$ 10.75 - $ 11.25 Central Fajardo Ceiba
$ 49.00 - $ 50.00 Downtown Ponce Salinas
$ 89.75 - $ 91.00 Downtown Ponce Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge
$ 43.50 - $ 44.25 Caguas Humacao Airport
$ 44.80 - $ 49.50 Central Fajardo Carolina
$ 10.45 - $ 11.00 Central Fajardo Las Croabas
$ 6.25 - $ 6.75 Central Fajardo Diego Jimenez Torres Airport
$ 22.78 - $ 25.18 Boqueron La Parguera
$ 23.68 - $ 26.18 Boqueron San German
$ 4.50 - $ 4.75 Central Fajardo Villa Marina Shopping Center
$ 225.00 - $ 250.00 Boqueron Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
$ 5.00 - $ 6.00 Downtown Ponce Ponce Mall
$ 41.00 - $ 42.00 Caguas Old San Juan
$ 57.15 - $ 69.85 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport Guánica
$ 20.00 - $ 25.00 Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao Moca
$ 12.00 San Juan Cruise Port Ocean Park
$ 6.00 - $ 7.00 Las Catalinas Mall Plaza Centro Caguas
$ 9.00 San Juan Cruise Port Puerto Rico Convention Center
$ 6.00 - $ 7.00 Arecibo Plaza Shopping Center Arecibo Lighthouse
$ 10.00 San Juan Cruise Port Old San Juan
$ 80.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Fajardo
$ 10.00 San Juan Cruise Port Fortaleza San Felipe
$ 14.00 San Juan Cruise Port Plaza Las Americas
$ 32.70 - $ 39.96 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport Boqueron
$ 10.64 - $ 13.00 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport Downtown Mayaguez
$ 43.81 - $ 53.55 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport La Parguera
$ 32.53 - $ 39.75 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport San German
$ 8.75 - $ 9.25 Arecibo Plaza Shopping Center Plaza Del Norte
$ 24.00 San Juan Cruise Port Plaza Carolina
$ 196.60 - $ 217.30 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport La Parguera
$ 21.18 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Old San Juan
$ 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
$ 65.00 - $ 68.00 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 12.00 San Juan Cruise Port Condado District
$ 7.25 - $ 7.75 Diego Jimenez Torres Airport Fajardo Ferry Dock
$ 19.00 San Juan Cruise Port Isla Verde

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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