MIA Miami Taxi Stands, Rates, and Companies
• Miami Taxi Stand Locations
By Verdina Roka
MIA Airport Taxicabs and Shuttles are available only at the baggage claim area (“Arrival Level”) on the ground floor. Do Not call a cab to the MIA Airport, reservations will not be accepted.
Take the next available taxi in line. If you step to the curb and do not see a taxicab, they are still available — ask the uniformed attendant to call the next cab forward from the standing lot. If you are with a group, request a mini-van, no additional charge.
As you travel around the Miami area, the Miami-Dade County Government’s authoritative list of Taxi Stand Locations. pdf may prove helpful.
• Miami Taxi Rates, Fares
IF traveling to a flat-rate zone, there is only the zone charge, plus a $1.00 fuel surcharge, plus the tip — Done.
The April 2013 Flat-Rate Zones Are:
A: Immediate Airport Area, $10
B & C: Extended Airport Areas, $14
1: Golden Beach & Sunny Isles, $52
2: Bal Harbor & Surfside, $43
3: Normandy Isles, $37
4: Miami Beach, $32
5: Key Biscayne, $41
If your destination is outside of a flat-rate zone, the fare is based on 1/6 of a mile, plus airport or port trip origination fee (if applicable), plus road tolls (if any), plus delay time in traffic (if any), plus the $1.00 fuel surcharge, plus tip.
Miami Taxi Companies and Rates are regulated by the Miami-Dade County Government. Check their website for the most comprehensive, up-to-date information for Taxi Rates, Policies, and Zone Maps:
Miami taxicabs do not charge for baggage. However, with today’s gasoline prices expect a Fuel Surcharge, as stated within the above pages. If applicable, Road Tolls will be added at the discounted SunPass rate. (SunPass is the local vehicle transponder system that allows payment of road tolls without stopping.) No sales tax.
Space permitting, a taxi may carry up to eight passengers (plus the driver). The fare is for the trip, not the number of passengers. For more than eight persons consider calling a shuttle or renting a van. Note: Children under five years of age are not allowed in a taxi unless You provide a child seat (shuttles provide child seats).
Most taxi drivers take great pride in their skills. The companies and governing body very much appreciate compliments, suggestions and complaints, as keeping a top-notch reputation is critical to the industry as well as the larger business community. Taxi drivers compete for quarterly and annual awards. To nominate your driver, send an email to email@example.com with particulars. Use this Nomination Form .pdf as a guide even if you cannot use it directly from your internet device.
You are entitled to the most direct route. However, a seasoned professional taxi driver may have worthy advice when it comes to avoiding traffic congestion, construction zones, school zones, active railroad crossings, and bridge openings, not to mention festivals, marathons, football games, concerts and rallies. You are in full charge of alternative route decisions: your call.
• Miami Taxi Companies
AAA Taxi (305) 999-9990 Plantation
Airport Taxi (305) 556-6666 Hialeah
American Taxi (305) 947-3333 Miami
Best Yellow Taxi (305) 445-7777 Miami
Central Cab (305) 534-0694 Miami Beach
Century Cab (305) 919-7777 North Miami Beach
Checker Cab (305) 633-9200 Miami
Comfort Wheelchair Cab (305) 532-5555 Hialeah
Coral Gables Taxi (305) 444-7451 Miami
Crandon Taxi of Key Biscayne (305) 361-8335 Miami
Crown Taxi (305) 438-1963 Miami
Diamond Cab (305) 545-5555 Miami
Doral Taxi (305) 594-4245 Doral
Eastern Taxi (305) 599-9999 Miami
Flamingo Taxi (305) 759-8100 Miami
Homestead Yellow Taxi (305) 257-5555 Cutler Bay
Hurricane Taxi (305) 759-8100 Miami
KB Village (305) 361-3111 Miami
Key Biscayne Taxi and Limo (305) 754-4600 Miami
Metro Taxi (305) 888-8888 Miami
Miami Dade Taxi (305) 551-1111 Miami
Miami Springs Taxi (305) 888-1000 Miami
Miami Yellow Cab (305) 400-0000 Miami
Moskocab of Dade (305) 633-2227 Miami
Rickenbacker Taxi (305) 754-4600 Miami
Society Cab (305) 757-5523 Miami
South Beach Taxi (305) 868-6263 Miami
Springs Cab (305) 438-1963 Miami
Sunny Isles Tropical Taxi (305) 945-1025 North Miami Beach
Super Nice Cab (305) 634-9454 Miami
Super Yellow Cab (305) 885-0000 Miami
Transportation Sunshine (305) 445-3333 Miami
USA Taxi (305) 634-1111 Miami
Yellow Cab (305) 633-8184 Miami