There is a taxi service in Miami.
According to a study, there is a three-fold price disparity between taking a taxi and using ridesharing services in Miami, with taxis being nearly twice as expensive even during periods of high demand. Though it is one of the most expensive modes of transport available, taking a taxi cab will often turn out to be the cheapest way to get around town.
If you’re planning on taking a trip soon, here are a few quick and simple tips for getting the most out of your experience:
It is important to make sure that you are not riding in illegal, unlicensed taxi services in Miami as they are strictly prohibited and can put your safety at risk. In general, it is highly recommended to only ride with a licensed company to ensure your safety. Before getting into any vehicle, you should always check that it mentions the word “taxi” or “cab” on its side or back. You should also see an advertised telephone number underneath the company’s name. If you can’t find this information anywhere, please do not enter the vehicle, as it might be a potential kidnap risk. In addition to displaying their vehicle license plate number, a taxi must also display the driver’s license number and the driver’s current rate card. This ensures that all city ordinances are met.
Some drivers charge a flat fee, called the “flag” price, while others charge by distance or time spent driving. Others still may use the meter, which displays the fare that you are expected to pay, while some may require you to negotiate your fare before they will drive you.
The taxi fare in Miami starts at $2.95 for the first 1/6 mile and then $.85 for each additional 1/6 mile, with no waiting time fee, up to a one-mile radius. The per-MiLe rate drops to $.40 after that with a waiting time fee of $.40 per minute (or $24.00 per hour). You will also be responsible in the event that you incur any tolls while on your trip. Additionally, tipping is customary but optional and usually ranges between 15-20%.
Most Miami cabs are now equipped with credit card readers so drivers don’t have to change their cash, but it’s important to make sure before hopping in. If you prefer to pay by credit card, be sure to ask the driver before you give them your information.
Here are some helpful taxi companies that can take you around Miami:
- Worry Free Yellow Cab Taxi Miami
- Taxi Miami Hotels Area Service
- Ryde Taxi Miami
- Super Yellow Taxi
- Brickell Taxi
- Taxi Miami Wheelchair
- Worry Free Doral Yellow Taxi Cab
- Midtown Wynwood Yellow Taxi Cab
- OnCabs Miami
- Yellow Taxi Miami: (786) 490-7855
- Miami Taxi Services: (786) 309-8805
- Yellow cab 3226 (305) 332-0904
- Call TaxiDoralMiami (305) 848-6666
- Taxi Coral Gables Miami (305) 444-4242
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