Taxi How Much

Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer

The routes and fare calculations provided on this site are estimates only. The fares are based on the published rates provided by the respective municipalities for travel within city limits. Construction, traffic, weather, recent rate increases and other unforeseeable events may impact or affect the fare. TaxiHowMuch.com does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. All warranties are hereby voided and TaxiHowMuch.com denies any and all liability for a user's reliance on the information provided which is provided free of charge and for planning purposes only.

How does TaxiHowMuch.com calculate the fares?

TaxiHowMuch.com's taxi fare calculation is based on a proprietary algorithm that takes into account a multitude of considerations. We utilize taxi rates from over 1000 localities spanning the globe, and incorporate not only the distance and duration of your trip, but also factors such as traffic patterns, driving speeds, urban density, and possible wait times. Our estimates are carefully calibrated based upon actual fares submitted by our staff, taxi companies, and our users.

How accurate are TaxiHowMuch.com's fare estimates?

TaxiHowMuch.com's taxi fare calculation is based on a proprietary algorithm that takes into account multitude of considerations. It is not based solely on the trip distance and duration like other calculators available on the web. TaxiHowMuch.com utilizes up-to-date taxi rates from over 1000 localities, covering thousands of cities. This information is carefully and constantly monitored for its accuracy by our staff and supporters from our active taxi community. Your actual fare may vary depending on unforeseen factors, such as inclement weather, unusual traffic congestion, etc.; however, under normal driving conditions, our fares are known to be very accurate. If you found your fare to be different from our estimate, please let us improve our algorithm by clicking on, 'Edit' button and submitting your fare. Your submission will be taken into account for future calculations.

How are TaxiHowMuch.com's fare estimates more accurate than other sites' fares?

Other websites and calculators use simple calculations based solely on the expected distance and duration of a trip. This, unfortunately, does not result in estimates that are accurate or comparable to real world fares. TaxiHowMuch.com's sophisticated algorithm considers additional factors, such as city's traffic patterns and driving speeds, and is carefully calibrated on actual fares submitted by our staff, taxi companies, and our users.

How does TaxiHowMuch.com map the routes?

We use Google Maps to build out the route map for your trip. For each fare estimate, TaxiHowMuch.com prepares multiple route suggestions. The user can click through these options to see which route may be preferable to them. By default, TaxiHowMuch.com displays the route that is the cheapest of the possible options.

My cab driver is quoting a different price than the estimate I received from TaxiHowMuch.com. What should I do?

TaxiHowMuch.com is for reference only and certain factors such as traffic, increment weather, construction, availability of flat rates, service fees, and tolls may affect the actual fare you are charged.

Speak to the taxi driver. And remember - never get in without agreeing on a fare. Period. So, BEFORE your hop in a cab, BEFORE you put your backpack or anything in the cab - make sure you agree on the ride price. Your fare is based on two, and only two, options: a metered fare or a negotiated price.

I do not agree with the fare estimate!

While we try to provide you with best estimates as well as the most updated information and routes; there still will be various factors that affect taxi rates, such as traffic, weather, construction, availability of flat rates, service fees, and tolls. Any of these factors can change the fare a lot. Please contact us if you have ideas on how to improve accuracy of fare predictions.