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Taxicab Tariff

Rates for taxicab service in the City of Philadelphia are as follows:


Metered Rate

  • First 1/10 mile (flag drop) or fraction thereof: $2.70
  • Each additional 1/10 mile or fraction thereof: $0.25
  • Each 37.6 seconds of wait time: $0.25

* Tips are not included in the fare
** Fares are per cab, not per person

Flat Rate Trips Between the Center City Zone and the Airport

Flat Rate Zone Boundaries

The flat rate is charged in lieu of the metered rate by all Medallion Taxicabs for trips between the Philadelphia International Airport and the Center City Zone.  Effective July 1, 2017, as expanded by Authority Order 17-004, the Flat Rate Zone is defined as the area between the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers and between Washington Avenue on the south and Fairmount Avenue on the north. West of the Schuylkill River, the northern boundary continues west along the north side of 30th Street Station on 2900 Arch Street then southward on 30th Street to its intersection with Market Street.  The boundary proceeds west along the north side of Market Street to 48th Street, south on 48th Street to Spruce Street and east on Spruce Street to its intersection with South Street.

Flat Rate Zone Trip Rates

Flat Rate from the Center City Zone to the Airport: $28.50 per one way trip regardless of the number of passengers.

Flat Rate from the Airport to the Center City Zone: $28.50 per one way trip for one (1) passenger.  A $1.00 per passenger surcharge for each additional passenger after the first will be added to the meter after the flat rate fee is engaged on the meter by the driver after leaving the Airport.  This applies only to passengers over the age of twelve (12).  If the trip necessitates a drop-off at more than one destination in the Center City Zone, the following applies: the flat rate and all additional per passenger surcharges of $1.00 each are to be collected upon departure of the first passenger in the Center City Zone.  The driver will then reset the meter initiating a new flag drop using the standard meter rates above for each of the remaining passengers if each requires a separate drop-off.

Airport Egress Fee & Minimum Airport Fares

  • The $1.50 Airport egress fee shall be added to all metered fares leaving the Philadelphia International Airport.
  • The minimum fare that will include the egress fee for any trip starting at an airport cabstand at the Airport shall be $11.00.
  • The Airport egress fee will not be added to any trip that is being charged the flat rate to the Center City Zone as described above.


Tolls are to be paid by the customer to cover round-trips. Tolls that are only charged one-way such as the bridges to New Jersey must be paid regardless of the direction of travel. Tolls that are charged each way such as turnpike tolls shall be doubled to compensate the driver for the return trip.


There is no additional charge for handling baggage or other items that can be safely carried in the vehicle.

Fuel Surcharge

Beginning October 1, 2022, the fuel surcharge for the month of October 2022 will be $1.15 per trip. This gas fuel surcharge notice has also been provided to the approved meter system provider(s) and is included in the information displayed on the Passenger Information Monitor (PIM) located in the passenger compartment of the taxicab. 

October 2022 Fuel Surcharge Notice


Upfront Flex-Fare Pricing

Beginning July 1, 2022, the Authority approved the taxicab tariff to be amended to allow for an upfront flex fare model, outside of the taxicab tariff and meter system, for medallion taxicab trips in Philadelphia that are only initiated through the approved taxicab “Curb” smartphone app.  Such fares are calculated based upon an algorithm of both live and historical trip data, including metered fares, traffic and wait times.   All other rates as outlined in the current taxicab tariff above, shall remain unchanged.

Authority Order 22-001 Upfront Pricing