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Official Ixtapa Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the official Ixtapa Airport taxi service.

Taking a taxi from Ixtapa Airport is faster than taking a colective (shuttle), but it will cost you quite a bit more.

(Read More about Official Ixtapa Airport Taxis Below)
** Be aware that unofficial or pirate taxis operate at Ixtapa Airport and we have given them different safety recommendations as discussed below.

Official Ixtapa Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Ixtapa Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (MXN or Mexican New Peso). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Ixtapa Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers will accept both US and Canadian Dollars

  • Fares vary by destination.


    Sample Ixtapa Airport taxi fare rates: 

    • Ixtapa: MXN 290
    • Zihuatanejo MXN 250
    • Playa La Ropa MXN 290
    • Playa Linda MXN 340
    • Playa Blanca MXN 250

Zihuatanejo Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers will accept both US and Canadian Dollars
Zihuatanejo Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, 10%

Official Ixtapa Airport Taxi Details

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Ixtapa Airport taxi service is available outside the Arrivals hall. Each taxi can carry up to 4 passengers.


Be sure to purchase your tickets at the taxi counter inside the terminal before heading outside.

 Unofficial Ixtapa Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points


City cabs are not allowed to pick-up passengers at the airport.

 Pirate Ixtapa Airport Taxi Serivce


Aggressive taxi touts will try to convince you to take their cab. Don't.

IHateTaxis.com does not recommend the pirate Ixtapa Airport taxi service.

You'll be ripped off.

 Ixtapa Airport Taxi Scams

Time Shares
There are timeshare scams operating at Ixtapa Airport. Beware of offers of free transportation to town from the airport as it is a lure to have you look at a timeshare. The taxi driver will make a commission by bringing you to town. This may include the 'purchase' of your taxi ticket from the official counter!


Better Accommodation
Some taxi drivers at Ixtapa Airport will scoff at the name of your hotel, telling tell you that it's a poor choice - or even closed - in an attempt to earn a commission by taking you elsewhere.


Cash Up Front
No, you don't have to pay your Ixtapa taxi fare to your driver before you get in the cab, so don't fall for this one.


Ripoff Return Trip
There is NEVER a good reason to pay for your return trip to Ixtapa Airport when your taxi drops you off at your hotel. Ignore whatever your driver says about taxis being hard. This is a clear cash grab scam, and it's not likely the driver will return for you anyways. There are plenty of taxis serving the tourist areas and you'll have no problem getting back to the airport for a lot less than the "cash now" scam.

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Last Updated: 18 Jul 2023