The Philadelphia Parking Authority currently regulates taxi fares in Philadelphia.  Tariff fare rates must be posted in all Philadelphia taxicabs.

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

  • First 1/10 mile (flag drop) or fraction thereof: $2.70
  • Each additional 1/10 mile or fraction thereof: $0.23
  • Each 38 seconds of wait time or fraction thereof: $0.23
  • Airport flat rate (to and from Center City Zone): $28.50
    For areas outside Center City, the P.P.A. has authorized the taxi drivers to add $1.50 per trip egress fee as an additional charge to the fare.Center City Zone is defined between the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers as falling between South Street on the south and Fairmount Avenue on the north. West of the Schuylkill River to 38th Street between JFK Boulevard around 30th Street Station (2900 Arch Street) to it’s intersection with 32nd and Market Street and along a line west on Market to it’s intersection with 38th Street, south on 38th Street to it’s intersection with Spruce Street, east on Spruce Street to it’s intersection with South Street.
  • The minimum fare including the egress fee for any trip starting at the airport: $11.00

* Tips and tolls are not included in the fare
** Fares are per cab not per person
*** On trips leaving the airport for $28.50 and $11.00 there will be an additional $1.00 charge for each additional passenger over 12 years of age, To a maximum of $3.00.