D.C. taxi fare calculator
This calculator will help you determine your metered cab fare in Washington, D.C. Choose a sample route, or enter a starting and destination address, or drag the green and red map markers. Remember, these are estimates. Actual fares may vary.
How to use this tool
- Start in Washington, D.C. only.
- Don't know an address? Position the start and destination markers by dragging them to new map locations.
- Want more map detail? Click a marker to get a neighborhood view on a satellite image.
- See the effect of one-way streets on fares by using the reverse route button.
Map of travel route
Exact route may vary due to construction and other factors.
SOURCE: Professor Hani Mahmassani at Northwestern University's Transportation Center; District of Columbia Taxicab Commission. GRAPHIC: Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso and Wilson Andrews - The Washington Post.
Updated to reflect new fare rates effective April 21, 2012 and expiration of gas surcharge July 20, 2012.
View previous version: Old fare system updated December 4, 2008.
On April 21, D.C. cab fares will increase from $1.50 to $2.16 per mile and the wait-time rate will jump from $15 to $25 an hour. Additional fees for luggage handled by the operator remain in effect, but other fees for pets and personal service will be eliminated. The $1 fuel surcharge is authorized through June 20.
Previously D.C. had the cheapest rates among 40 major U.S. cities. The new fare elevates D.C. cab prices to the middle of the pack.