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San Salvador Taxi

General Information and Tips for San Salvador Taxi


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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Taxis in San Salvador

San Salvador, El Salvador’s busy capital, is located on the Ace Chaute River in the Valley of the Hammocks. Surrounded by green-tipped volcanoes, outdoor markets, monuments and a vibrant nightlife, it is best to get around the lively city in a San Salvador taxi.


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)
18.45 €
18.45 €
45 MIN
20 €
20 €
50 MIN
24 €
24 €
60 MIN
San Salvador Taxis

San Salvador Taxi Prices

Taxis in San Salvador calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. There is only one tariff, as no surcharge applies for day, night and weekend trips. 

San Salvador taxi fares are as follows:
Base fee: $1.20 (€1.10)
Price per Km: $0.40 (€0.37)
Waiting time/per hour: $13 (€12)

However, if you wish to travel with a friendly, local English-speaking driver at a fixed price, you can pre-book your private transfer online with Welcome Pickups.

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How to get a taxi in San Salvador

Various San Salvador taxi companies operate around the capital, making them easy to find. To get a cab, you can hail one off the streets, head to any major tourist area around the city, or book through a taxi provider online or via telephone. Some of the more popular companies you can phone for a pickup are;

Taxis Acacya of R.L.: +503 2521 1000
Taxis ACACYA: +503 7885 2302
Acontaxis De RL: +503 2523 2424

The Benefits of Booking a San Salvador Taxi in Advance

Arriving in a new city can be stressful, especially if travelling with children and finding your way around San Salvador’s public transportation. That is why organising and pre-booking your San Salvador private transfer with Welcome Pickups is the perfect solution, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable arrival.

Moreover, Welcome is more than just a transfer company; we provide premium customer service, 5-star personalised rides, and local English-speaking drivers – hand-picked and trained by us.

So, avoid long waits by booking your fast and reliable San Salvador taxi in under 60 seconds with Welcome Pickups.

San Salvador Taxi Tips

  1. It's not mandatory to tip your taxi driver in San Salvador; if you enjoyed your ride, you could round up your fare to the higher amount.
  2. Ensure that the taximeter has been turned on and reset before starting your journey.
  3. You can always ask your driver for an approximate price to your destination.
  4. Most taxis in San Salvador don't accept bank card payments; carrying cash when taking a cab is best.
  5. It is good to know that there are no price differences for day, night or weekend trips.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service in San Salvador

It is good to know that some private San Salvador taxi providers can accommodate wheelchairs. The standard taxis you’ll come across on the street will only be able to accommodate a folded wheelchair in the trunk, however multiple private tour operators offer accessible vehicles and are better equipped to transport passengers with reduced mobility comfortably and safely. Booking in advance with your preferred provider is required.

San Salvador Taxi Safety and Complaints

San Salvador taxis are usually safe. Still, if you have a bad experience, you can report your driver and file a complaint directly through the taxi company’s website. Please keep your receipt containing your travel information and driver details.

Frequently asked questions

Are San Salvador taxis expensive?

Taxis in San Salvador are relatively cheap; you can expect to pay around $20 (€18.45) for your 45-minute trip from San Salvador International Airport to Downtown San Salvador.

Do I need to tip my taxi in San Salvador?

No, tipping your driver in San Salvador is not mandatory. However, if you wish to leave a tip, you can round up your end fare to the higher amount.

How do I call a taxi in San Salvador?

Finding a taxi in San Salvador is very easy, as many roam the streets. You can hail a cab off the street, head to a busy area, call a taxi directly via telephone or pre-book your ride in advance for a pickup service.

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