Dallas, the second largest city in Texas and the center of the state’s largest metropolitan area, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is vibrant with more shopping centers per capita than any other US city. It has some amazing destinations, but exploring the city as a tourist can pack on stress. Not only do they present a navigational challenge for locals, as a visitor they become a nightmarish challenge, and an even bigger problem to find parking.
Taxis are an excellent way to get around the city, particularly if you’re in a city for the first time. Fares usually start with an initial charge of $5. Added charges for each mile are usually about $3. Traveling in a group is a prudent move, as extra passengers aren’t charge and fees can be split.
Limos Cost More
Limo's such as the Cadillac Escalade are always the choice for special events and because the cars have amenities such as CD player, flat screen TVs and DVD for instance, riding in such style comes at higher rates, with prices being higher during peak demand times.
Some of the Taxi Fares in Dallas:
- $2.25 – Initial meter drop
- $.20 – For each 1/9 mile
- $8.00 – Minimum for trips starting at Love Field Airport
- $.50 – Love Field Loading Fee
- $40.00 – Flat rate for trips starting at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and ending in Dallas CBD.
- $15.00 – Minimum for trips starting at Love Field Airport and ending at Dallas Market Center Area; also starting at Dallas Market Center and ending at Love Field Airport.
Taxi fares in Dallas are considered to be more reasonable than some of the other large U.S. cities. Dallas Love Field is an airport which is about 6 miles northwest of downtown Dallas. Taxi fares to downtown Dallas from this particular airport are about $19.
In fact fares to and from the two principal airports of Dallas – DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field – to Downtown are $45 for DFW to or from Downtown Dallas, $32 to or from DFW International to Dallas Market Center and $18 to or from Dallas Love Field to Downtown.
Taxi fares differ from city to city and with each taxi service provider, and this means that sometimes a fuel surcharge is added to fares if gas prices remain consistently at $2.50 per gallon or more.
As a visitor to Dallas, research the different taxi service operators. The most reputable and trustworthy always take the most direct routes to the different destinations, unless the route is specifically requested by passengers.