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Official San Diego Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

San Diego Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (USD or US Dollar). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency.

  • Taxis in San Diego display the fare, which includes a flag drop charge plus a per-mile and/or a per-hour charge, on the meter.


    Approximate San Diego Airport taxi Rates:

    USD 2.50 first 1/10 mile
    USD 2.70 each additional mile
    USD 22.00 per hour waiting time

    Anticipate paying USD 12-16 to get from the SAN San Diego International Airport into downtown.

San Diego Taxi Payment: Cash • Credit Cards
  • Always confirm with your San Diego Airport taxi driver if they take credit or bank cards and if there are any card fees.

San Diego Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping recommended, 10-15%

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There are plenty of San Diego Airport taxi cabs available in front of each terminal and you will be directed by a coordinator to the first available Taxi from San Diego Airport, unless you have a company preference.


San Diego Airport taxi companies that operate from the SAN airport include:

  • Airport Yellow Cab of San Diego
  • American Cab
  • San Diego Cab
  • USA Cab
  • Orange Cab

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2024