"San Francisco Taxis!" By Car Tip by machomikemd

By Car, San Francisco: 54 reviews and 79 photos

  A Typical SF Taxi
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  • A Typical SF Taxi - San Francisco
      A Typical SF Taxi
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  • Metal License Plate on Dashboard - San Francisco
      Metal License Plate on Dashboard
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  • A Red Taxi - San Francisco
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As in New York and other cities, San Francisco taxis signal their availability by the lighted sign on top of the cab. When the sign is illuminated, the taxi is available.

Like in other Cities in the World, San Francisco also has a fair share of fake or "Bandit" taxis and to spot them, here are the ff guide: The words "San Francisco Taxi Cab" appear on the side and rear of cab, A small metal license plate is on the dashboard and A driver?s ID visible from the backseat.Popular tourist areas like Fisherman?s Wharf and Union Square have a greater concentration of cabs than do outlying areas of the city. If you can?t hail a cab on the street, try the nearest major hotel for a taxi queue.

Popular tourist areas like Fisherman?s Wharf and Union Square have a greater concentration of cabs than do outlying areas of the city. If you can?t hail a cab on the street, try the nearest major hotel for a taxi queue. For less populated areas, Phone a Taxi! make a call to one of the dispatch numbers listed below.

Taxi Cab Companies:
Arrow Cab Company
(415) 648-3181

DeSoto Cab Company
(415) 970-1300

Luxor Cab Company
(415) 282-4141

Metro Cab Company
(415) 920-0700

Yellow Cab
(415) 333-3333

Veterans Cab Company
Main: 415-648-4119

Taxi Fares

First 1/5th of a mile: $3.10
Each additional 1/5th of a mile or fraction thereof: $0.45
Each minute of waiting or traffic delay: $0.45
Airport surcharge: $2.00
Passengers pay for bridge tolls.
For distances 15 miles or farther outside the city limits, taxis will charge 150 percent! of the metered rate.

Tipping: Tip 15 to 20 percent of the total fare.

Mode: AROUND
Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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