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Liberia Taxi

Useful information and tips for taxis in Liberia


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Liberia taxis

The ‘white city’ of Liberia is a popular starting point for travellers looking to explore the numerous natural attractions and picturesque beaches in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. While the city itself is small, getting to and from some of the most popular destinations can be a little tricky, which is why we recommend using a reliable Liberia cab service to make your transfers around Liberia stress-free and easy.

Taxi cab services in Liberia are available 24/7 and can be booked over the phone, picked up at a designated taxi rank, flagged down in the street or booked in advance.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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)
An official red Liberian Taxi with a yellow triangle on the door.

Liberia taxi prices

When taking a taxi in Liberia, Costa Rica, your fare will be calculated by an official taximeter. Taxi rates are set by the Regulatory Authority of Public Services (ARESEP) and are based on the distance travelled and the journey time, as well as the vehicle type. There are two different Liberia tariff systems; one for regular taxis and one for taxis operating from the airport. The fares are as follows but keep in mind that they are regularly subject to change:

Airport taxi rates:

Base rate + first km: €1.84 (CRC 1,055)
Rate per km: €1.53 (CRC 880)
Waiting cost per hour: €15.20 (CRC 8,750) 

Base rate + first km: €1.84 (CRC 1,055)
Rate per km: €1.74 (CRC 1,000)
Waiting cost per hour: €17.30 (CRC 9,975)

Regular taxi rates:

Base rate + first km: €1.58 (CRC 910)
Rate per km: €1.58 (CRC 910)
Waiting cost per hour: €6 (CRC 3,450)

Accessible Vehicle
Base rate + first km: €1.43 (CRC 820)
Rate per km: €1.43 (CRC 820)
Waiting cost per hour: €6.43 (CRC 3,700)

Rural Taxi
Base rate + first km: €1.75 (CRC 1,010)
Rate per km: €1.75 (CRC 1,010)
Journey time per hour: €6.56 (CRC 3,785)

There are no extra fees at night or on weekends but you will have to cover any applicable tolls or surcharges. 

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How to get a taxi in Liberia, Costa Rica

Getting around by taxi in Liberia couldn’t be easier, with hundreds of taxis available 24/7 to get you from A to B as quickly as possible. There are two types of taxis in Liberia; airport taxis which are orange with an official logo on the sides and regular taxis which are red with a yellow triangle on the door. If you look closely at the yellow triangle, you’ll find it states the taxi registration number and the area it is allowed to operate in.

To take a taxi, look for the ‘TAXI’ light on top of the roof and if it is free, you can flag it down in the street. Alternatively, you can walk to one of the designated taxi ranks throughout the city; these are found at transportation hubs, shopping malls and popular tourist spots. At night, it can be more difficult to hail a cab from the street, so instead, you can phone Taxi Cab Liberia on +506 8390 0935 to request a pickup – although there may be extra charges for this service. 

Since Costa Rica is known for sudden downpours of rain, the last thing you want is to be stuck without a ride, so for a more reliable option 24/7, you can arrange a private transfer in advance.

Benefits of booking your Liberia taxi with Welcome Pickups

While a local Liberian taxi can get you where you need to go, there’s nothing like knowing your ride will be waiting for you exactly when and where you need it, especially when travelling with children, late at night or during bad weather. When you book your Liberia taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups you’ll be picked up by one of our local English-speaking drivers and driven to your destination in comfort and style. This way, you can plan and budget your trip without any worries, with the added convenience of our 24/7 customer support team, guaranteed on-time pickups and no hidden costs.

Liberia taxi service tips

  1. Drivers might not have change for large notes; try to keep some coins or smaller denominations of the local currency on hand.
  2. For longer journeys or trips with multiple stops, it is best to agree on a price upfront with your driver.
  3. Check that the meter has been reset to the base fare rate before beginning your ride.
  4. Only accept a ride from authorised taxis that are red with an official yellow triangle on the doors and roof.

Wheelchair accessible taxi in Liberia, Costa Rica

The Liberia taxi service has vehicles available to accommodate passengers with limited mobility or disabilities and the rates for these taxis are slightly lower than those of a regular taxi. You can easily book an accessible vehicle online or phone Taxi Cab Liberia directly at +506 8390 0935. Booking ahead of time and specifying your requirements is recommended.

Liberia taxi safety and complaints

While the official Liberia cab service is heavily regulated and therefore safe for passengers, pirate taxis are quite common. Pirate taxis are unofficial vehicles that don’t use a meter and are known to charge higher than normal rates, especially when it comes to tourists. Always choose out of the official red taxis with the signature yellow triangle displayed on the vehicle, and check that a taximeter is installed.

Unfortunately, official taxis are also known to sometimes overcharge by claiming that a road is closed due to roadworks and subsequently take a longer route to reach your destination. If you feel that you have been overcharged, or made to feel unsafe during your journey, take note of the driver’s registration number written on the vehicle, as well as the licence plate, and make a complaint directly to the company or to ARESEP, the official Regulatory Authority of Public Services at +506 (800) 0273 737.

Frequently asked questions

How do I call a taxi in Liberia, Costa Rica?

You can arrange for a Liberia taxi by calling Taxi Cab Liberia directly on +506 8390 0935, or you can ask your hotel to phone a cab on your behalf. You can also always pre-book a ride online for prompt pickups and door-to-door service.

How can I pay for my Liberia taxi?

You can pay for a taxi in Liberia, Costa Rica with a credit/debit card or cash. If you are paying in cash, drivers will accept US dollars or the local currency, Costa Rican colones.

How do Liberia taxis calculate their fares?

Official government-regulated taxis use a taximeter to calculate their fares. Meters determine the price based on time and distance travelled as well as the vehicle type. The price for a taxi from/to the airport is higher and you should include a 10-15% tip, especially if the driver makes any stops along the way or helps you with your luggage.

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