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Can I take a taxi in Washington, DC?

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DC’s taxi cabs have recently transitioned from a zone system to a meter system. The rates for time and distance meters are as follows:

The DC taxi cab system operates on a meter system.

Fares begin at $3, plus 27 cents per each additional 1/8 mile. If you are taking a taxi van and have additional passengers, there is a $1 additional charge for each additional passenger (up to three people, or $3 max).

Luggage is 50 cents per piece, but only for what the driver places in the trunk.

For a list of taxicab fares, company information and other information, click here.

If you wish to file a complaint against a cab, you should obtain the taxicab driver's name, taxi company and license number and report it to the DC Taxicab Commission at (202) 645-6018 or [email protected].

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