With more than 6,500 vehicles, Chicago has the second largest taxi fleet in the country. Taxis are plentiful in the Loop and easy to hail.
Although Chicago taxi offer a convenient way to get around the city, taking a taxi is a lot more expensive than a bus or train, but it can be worth it if you are in a hurry or for short distances. It is standard to tip the driver about 15-20 percent of the fare, plus $1-2 per bag if the driver helps you with luggage.
Both O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) offer plentiful taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Rates range from $30 - $50 from O'Hare, and $30 - $40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change.
Tolls are an extra charge to the passenger.
The fare does not include a tip.
There is no extra charge for baggage or baggage handling.
If your driver chooses to assist you, tipping is appropriate.
Trips from the Airport
A $4.00 airport departure tax is levied by the State of Illinois per trip, not per person.
Discounted shared rides
This program allows up to four passengers to share a taxi for a flat fare per person. Each passenger can be dropped off at a different destination.
Airport Flat Taxi Shared Rates:
Two or more independent travelers may choose to share a taxi from a designated airport cab stand for a flat rate per person at the following rates:
|From:||To:||Rate per Person:|
|Midway||McCormick Place||($18 per person)|
"Downtown Chicago" is 22nd Street to Fullerton Avenue, Ashland Avenue to Lake Michigan, and includes McCormick Place.
Click here to view the Chicago Passenger Information Fare Placard
You can file a Taxicab compliment online or by calling 311. Please make sure you have the cab number when you call.
Taxi Company and Phone Numbers
|American United Cab Association||773-327-6161|
|Blue Ribbon Association, Inc.||773-508-9100|
|Checker Taxi Association, Inc.||312-243-2537|
|Chicago Carriage Cab||312-326-2221|
|Choice Taxi Association||773-338-9503|
|5 Star Taxi Association, Inc.||773-866-9933|
|Flash Cab Company||773-561-1444|
|Globe Taxi Association, Inc.||773-725-6500|
|Gold Coast Taxi Association||773-271-0163|
|King Drive Cab Affiliation||773-488-8000|
|KOAM Taxi Association||773-973-3535|
|Royal 3 CCC Chicago Taxi Association||312-326-2221|
|Service Taxi Association, Inc.||773-262-2211|
|Sun Taxi Association, Inc.||773-736-3883|
|24 Seven Taxi Affiliation||773-878-8294|
|Yellow Cab Affiliation, Inc.||773-907-0020|
Before boarding a taxi, look for a City of Chicago issued medallion on the hood of the vehicle. A licensed Chicago taxicab number is four digits or less and matches the license plate.
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