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Boston Taxis

Boston Taxi General Information and Tips

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Taxis in Boston

The City of Boston is the capital and the most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, so it is no wonder that it is easy to find a taxi roaming around the streets. Boston taxi cabs are readily available in the downtown area. Although a more expensive way to get around the city, taking a Boston taxi is the most comfortable and convenient way to travel as cabs offer comfortable 24/7 door-to-door services.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM BOS TO DOWNTOWN
21 €
21 €
10 MIN
FROM BOS TO BOSTON HARBOR
19 €
19 €
17 MIN
FROM BOS TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY
25 €
25 €
18 MIN
FROM BOS TO FENWAY PARK
26 €
26 €
20 MIN

Cost of a Boston Taxi

Boston is served by a collection of independently owned taxi services and private shuttle companies. All taxis in Boston calculate their fares using a taximeter (except for private shuttle companies). This metered price includes an initial fee, airport charge (if travelling from the airport), and a per-mile rate.

First 1/7 mile: $2.60 USD (€2.20)

Each Additional mile: $0.40 USD (€0.35)

Waiting time per hour: $28 USD (€23.65)

Please note that prices vary whether you are travelling during the day, night, or weekend. Moreover, any tolls or airport fees will be added to the customer’s end fare.

Where to get a Taxi in Boston

Hailing a taxi is relatively easy in the downtown area of Boston; all you need to do is step out onto the curb and raise your arm when you see a taxi on the same side of the road. Please note that most Boston cabs use roof lights to indicate availability; however, some cab drivers in Boston do not. Another option is to walk to the nearest taxi stand in Boston. You can easily find the official taxi stands near the city’s high traffic areas (Faneuil Hall, Copley Place, South Station, North Station, and Back Bay Station). Or, you can walk to the nearest hotel and ask the concierge or doorman to call a taxi for you. 

Going further, if you prefer to book a taxi in advance, you can call one of the many private taxi operators or a private shuttle company. In this case, you will set a time and pick-up location beforehand.

The Benefits of Booking a Boston Transfer in Advance

It is always a pleasant feeling to know that you don’t have to run around a new city trying to find an empty taxi, especially if you are travelling late at night or carrying around heavy luggage. Knowing that your reliable taxi driver is waiting for you exactly where you asked them to be, gives you great peace of mind.

Book your taxi in Boston with Welcome Pickups as it is a great option; we offer reliable, highly trained, local drivers at a set competitive price with no hidden costs.

Boston Taxi Tips

  1. Make sure your driver resets the taximeter to the base fare and appropriate tariff before you begin your journey.
  2. It is common to tip your Boston cab driver between 15% to 20% of the final fare.
  3. All taxis should accept card payments. However, it is always best to find out before starting your journey.
  4. As taxi trips can get quite expensive, especially when leaving downtown Boston, it is recommended to use a private transfer company when travelling longer distances, as they offer set rate fares.
  5. Make sure to ask for your receipt after your journey is complete in case you leave anything in the taxi, or if you have a complaint to report.
  6. Keep in mind that all taxis leaving Boston airport will be subjected to an airport surcharge, and any tolls along the way will be payable by the customer.

Boston Taxi Safety and Complaints

If you have encountered a bad taxi experience with a Boston Licensed Taxi and wish to file a complaint, you can fill in a form on the Boston Police website, and an investigator will contact you via telephone or e-mail within 10 business days. You may also contact the Hackney Carriage Unit by telephone at (617) 343-4475 Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 16:00.

Boston Wheelchair Accessible Taxis and Shuttles

Wheelchair accessible taxis are known as “WAV”s and are part of the City’s general taxi fleet. They operate just like standard Boston cabs. You can hail them on-street or call ahead for pickup.

Frequently asked questions

How much are taxis in Boston?

Boston taxi cabs calculate their prices using a taximeter, based on various factors, such as the time and distance travelled, and if you are travelling on a weekend or public holiday. Moreover, airport surcharges and tolls apply. If you prefer to travel at a fixed rate with no hidden fees, it is highly recommended to pre-book a private Boston transfer online.

Should I tip my Boston taxi driver?

Yes, like most services in the US, it is common to tip your taxi driver. The standard tip is around 15% to 20% of the final taxi fare.

How do I get a taxi in Boston?

Boston taxi cabs are very easy to find around the city. You can either hail one directly from the streets, head to one of the many official taxi stands placed around the town or call and book one in advance.

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