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Taxicab Fares

District of Columbia taxi rates effective June 1, 2013

Fares:

  • First 1/8 mile: $3.25
  • Each additional 1/8 mile: $0.27
  • Wait rate per hour: $35.00
  • Wait time begins five (5) minutes after time of arrival at dispatch location.
  • No wait time charged for premature response to a dispatch.
  • Wait time charged while taxicab is stopped or slowed to less than ten (10) miles per hour for longer than sixty (60) seconds.
  • Wait time charged for delays or stopovers at the direction of the passenger. 
  • Hourly Contract Rate
  • $35.00 for the first one (1) hour or fraction thereof.
  • $8.75 for each additional fifteen (15) minutes or fraction thereof.

Extras:

  • Taxicab passenger surcharge, twenty-five cents per trip   $0.25
  • Telephone Dispatch, two dollars                                        $2.00
  • Additional passenger, one dollar                                        $1.00
    (regardless of the number of additional passengers)
  • Declared Snow Emergency Fee, fifteen dollars                   $15.00
  • Group or Shared Riding: as each passenger arrives at his or her destination fare due shall be paid by passenger(s) leaving the cab.
  • Shared Riding Venues: Union Station, Verizon Center or Nationals Park or other locations designated by an administrative order of the Office of Taxicabs
  • Airport Surcharge or toll paid: if any, amount charged shall be the same amount that was paid.
  • Delivery Service (messenger service and parcel pick-up and delivery): same rate as single passenger unless vehicle hired by the hour