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San Diego Taxi Information

A quick and easy way to get around town

San Diego County’s taxi service is a great way to get around and see the sights without having to be in the driver's seat.

Getting Out of the Driver's Seat

Ideal for commuting from the airport, cruise ship terminal or just to travel from your home or hotel room to a nearby destination, taxis are a quick and convenient way to get around town. Choose the company that best fits your needs and kick your feet up while enjoying San Diego's scenery.

Taxi Company


Rate Charge




RideYellow App (Serviced by Yellow Cab)
San Diego Area Discount:
33% off all App rides
Cities in Discounted Area: San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, La Jolla, La Mesa and Oceanside

San Diego Area Discounted Rates:
Getting in: $2.00
Each mile: $2
Waiting: $20/hr.
From Airport: Airport pick-up not available
No Surge Pricing: same pricing all day, any day


Up to 4 passengers (incl. luggage) - same price
Payment: via Mobile pay or in cab with cash or all major credit cards - ask for credit card cab.

Yellow Cab
Text 777222: include your Phone Number, Name, Address
Call: 619.444.4444 or 858.444.4444 or 760.444.4444


Getting in: $2.80
Each mile: $3
Waiting: $24/hr.
From Airport add: $2.00

Up to 4 passengers (incl. luggage) - same price
Credit cards: All major credit cards - ask for credit card cab.
Text: goes straight to the driver and you will receive a text back with a confirmation number. Any questions, phone the call center.

American Cab


Getting in: $2.80
Each mile: $3
Waiting: $24/hr.
From Airport add: $2.00


Up to 7 passengers (incl. luggage) - same price
Credit cards: All major credit cards

Orange Cab


Getting in: $2.80
Each mile: $3
Waiting: $24/hr.
From Airport add: $2.00


Up to 7 passengers (incl. luggage) - same price
Credit cards: All major credit cards

Silver Cab


Getting in: $2.80
Each mile: $3
Waiting: $24
From Airport add: $2.00
Flat Rate (normally 10% lower than meter price): request when booking ride


Up to 7 passengers (incl. luggage) - same price
Credit cards:  All major credit cards

Approximate Rates of Fare* from San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal to San Diego Points of Interest

  • Balboa Park: $12
  • Belmont Park/Mission Beach: $30
  • Del Mar Racetrack/Fairgrounds: $69-$74
  • Gaslamp Quarter: $9
  • Hotel Del Coronado: $24-$27
  • La Jolla: $42-$45
  • LEGOLAND: $106-$120
  • Old Town: $15-$18
  • San Diego International Airport: Terminal 1 - $11. Terminal 2 - $15
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (aka Wild Animal Park): $102-$115
  • San Diego Zoo: $15
  • San Ysidro Mexican Border: $57-$62
  • SeaWorld: $24
  • Seaport Village: $6

*All rates calculated from the Cruise Ship Terminal located at 1140 North Harbor Drive in Downtown San Diego. Add $2-$3 extra if traveling to/from the Airport. Rates are approximate and will vary depending on traffic, etc. To better calculate what your fare will be, follow this link to the estimator.

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