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San Juan Taxi

San Juan - General Information and Tips

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San Juan Taxi Service

From picturesque beaches to charming cobbled stone streets filled with history, San Juan has so much to offer its visitors. That’s why taking a quick and convenient San Juan taxi is the easiest way to get around the city and see everything. Taxis in San Juan, Puerto Rico are available 24/7 and can be hailed in the street, picked up from taxi ranks or called and booked in advance. 

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
OLD SAN JUAN TO ISLA VERDE
18.50 €
19.50 €
15 MIN
SAN JUAN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
18.50 €
19.50 €
13 MIN
ISLA GRANDE AIRPORT TO OLD SAN JUAN
10.60 €
11.60 €
8 MIN
San Juan Taxi Puerto Rico

Cost of a taxi in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The cost of a San Juan taxi is set by zones. The zone you’re travelling from and to will determine your fare. For example, a ride from Old San Juan (Zone 4) to Isla Verde (Zone 2) costs $21 (€18.50) and from the Hotels in the Miramar area (Zone 3) to Old San Juan costs $12 (€10.50).

The zones are as follows:

Zone 1 – Luis Munoz Marin (SJU) Airport.

Zone 2 – Hotels in the Isla Verde Area

Zone 3 – Hotels in the Condado and Miramar Areas

Zone 4 – Hotels & Piers in Old San Juan, Puera de Tierra

Zone 5 – Convention Center, Isla Grande Airport

If you’re travelling outside of the tourist zones, your driver will use a taximeter to calculate your fare instead. The base fare is $1.75 (€1.50) and the price per mile is $1.90 (€1.70).

There are also additional fees for things such as luggage ($1 (€0.90) per piece), each passenger over 5 people ($2 (€1.80)), travelling at night (21:00 to 06:00) ($1 (€0.90)) and an airport surcharge ($3 ($2.65)).

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How to get a taxi in San Juan

Getting a taxi in San Juan couldn’t be easier. You can hail one in the street if you’re in the city centre, walk to one of the many taxi ranks or call one of the local companies to come and pick you up. The designated taxi ranks are marked by a sign saying “Taxi Turisticos” and can be found outside of the cruise ship piers, major hotels, popular attractions, airports and on the main streets in the city.

If you’d prefer a more personalised service or if you’re located outside of the main tourist zones, you can ask your hotel concierge to call a taxi for you, or you can call one of the many taxi companies in the city. Some of the top San Juan taxi companies to call are:

Metro Taxi: +1 787-945-5555

Al Taxi Carolina: +1 857-234-8514

Wilbert Taxi Service: +1 787-479-9767

CityCab Puerto Rico: +1 787-633-3327

Why book a San Juan taxi with Welcome?

There’s nothing worse than your transport being delayed when you’re excited to get out and explore a new city. If you want to avoid waiting in the hot sun for an empty taxi to pass by or long wait times on the phone for dispatch taxis, you can book your transfers in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer unbeatable prices, 24/7 customer service, English speaking drivers and guaranteed on-time pickups to all of our valued customers.

San Juan taxi tips

  1. San Juan taxis will take up to 5 passengers for the set price.
  2. If you’re travelling outside of the tourist zones, your driver will use a taximeter to calculate your fare.
  3. Tipping your driver 10-15% is customary in Puerto Rico.
  4. If you’re travelling at night (21:00 to 06:00) you will be charged $1 (€0.90) extra for your journey.

Wheelchair accessible taxis in San Juan

Unfortunately, the standard San Juan taxis don’t offer wheelchair accessible vehicles. If you need an assisted vehicle, you can contact a specialist company such as Puerto Rico Shuttle on +1 787-400-2100 to book your transfer. They are a family-owned and trusted company that offer both 6 and 21 passenger buses that are fully wheelchair accessible.

San Juan taxi safety and complaints

Generally speaking, taxis in San Juan, Puerto Rico are very safe and convenient. However, if you do experience any problems during your journey, such as being overcharged, having a rude driver or feeling unsafe, you can make a complaint to the local authorities by calling +1 787-480-2520 or +1 787-480-2657. Just be sure to have details such as the driver’s ID number, the taxi number or the licence plate number to hand when you’re ready to make your complaint. 

Frequently asked questions

Are taxis safe in San Juan?

Taking a San Juan taxi is usually very safe as they are well regulated. Having said that, if you do experience any issues during your ride or if you’re made to feel unsafe, you should report it to the local authorities by calling +1 787-480-2520 or +1 787-480-2657.

How much do taxis cost in San Juan?

Taxis in San Juan, Puerto Rico will charge you based on zones. The cost of your journey will depend on the zone you are travelling from and to. For example, taking a San Juan taxi from Old San Juan, which is Zone 4, to Isla Verde, which is Zone 2, will cost $21 (€18.50). If you’re travelling outside of the main zones, however, you will be charged using a taximeter. If you’d prefer a less complicated and more transparent and reliable transfer cost, you can pre-book your San Juan taxi service with Welcome.

Where can you get a taxi in San Juan?

You can very easily hail a San Juan taxi in the street, walk to one of the many taxi ranks (Taxi Turisticos) throughout the city, or call one of the local companies, such as Al Taxi Carolina +1 857-234-8514, Wilbert Taxi Service +1 787-479-9767 or CityCab Puerto Rico +1 787-633-3327.

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