The Cost of Arizona Taxi Rides

How Much Are Taxi Cab Rates in Phoenix and Tucson?

As two of Arizona’s biggest metropolitan areas, you may be wondering how much taxi rides in Phoenix and Tucson cost. Like in any other state, there are standard predetermined rates depending on how far you go but there are also other considerations they take into account, like if you’re headed to the airport, etc.

VIP TAXI serves the Metro Phoenix & Tucson Areas
*Metro Phoenix — Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Gilbert, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Peoria, Avondale, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Arcadia, Uptown, Downtown, Ahwatukee *Tucson Area — Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita, South Tucson, Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Midvale Park, Tanque Verde, Tortolita, and Vail.

What are the Basic Rates?

Low VIP Taxi Rate:


$2.95 Base Fee

$2.25 per mile/fraction thereof

$0.80 per minute wait time

No Flagged Minivan Surcharge
No Minivan surcharge if a VIP minivan is flagged for pickup on the road.

Van Reservations

$10 surcharge applied to Vans reserved ahead of time.

No Luggage Space Fees
Can you believe competitors do this?
Not at VIP Taxi!

Additional Passengers
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Want to know up front what your ride will cost? Get a FREE Quote on your ride by simply inputting your starting and ending destination in VIP Taxi’s Online Booking Tool.

Rides from the Airport


At Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), where VIP Taxi is a contracted taxi service, a rate of $17 to Downtown Phoenix has been implemented. Outside of that, rates remain the same regardless of company, number of passengers, and number of bags with the first mile at $5 and each additional mile at $2.30. Each hour or traffic delay is at $23 and the minimum fare is at $15.


For Tucson International Airport (TUS), under contracts with the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA), taxi rates are set to start at $5.50 and $2.25 per additional with a $12.00 minimum fare. Delays to up to an hour will have a charge of $22 per hour. There are no additional charges for up to three passengers or normal baggage.

Safe and Sound Rides with VIP Taxi

Based locally in Phoenix and operated by The Gauer Family, VIP Taxi was built from the ground up to offer Arizona’s safest rides, especially for medical needs, families traveling with children and those in the senior community. Our goal is to provide an overall great transportation experience. If you need to get to local spots in Phoenix or Tucson or if you need to catch your flight, trust VIP Taxi.

No surge pricing, no unwanted surprises. Contact us for free ride quotes and book a ride with us today.

Ride More, Earn More

When you ride with VIP Taxi, you not only support a local company, you earn points with every ride! 

TEXT JOIN to (602) 300-3000 or (520) 300-3000 to enroll. Get 150 complimentary points once you join and automatically get points for any non-account trip taken with VIP Taxi.

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Arizona Trusts VIP Taxi

Our commitment to safety and reliability has set us apart over the years in Phoenix & Tucson, Arizona. That’s why we’re trusted by Arizona commuters, patients, hospitals and providers in providing the safest ride in Arizona. 

Whether transportation is needed for grocery shopping, pharmacies, medical appointments, or any destination – VIP Taxi is here to serve your specific needs. Thank you for supporting a local, family owned & operated company.

Book a ride now!

RIDE LOCAL to the Airport with VIP Taxi

When you’re booking a ride to the airport, you want a company that is reliable and trusted by our community. VIP Taxi is local, family owned and operated transportation company that has served Arizona for decades and continues to grow. This is the epitome of ditching surge pricing. Download the VIP Taxi App, where you can view your reservation, track your driver, save your payment history, or even pay with CASH! call or text VIP Taxi at (602) 300-3000, or book online at Even better, download the VIP Taxi App, where you can save your payment info, track/contact driver, and view reservations. Support a local, family owned and operated company.  

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