What Are Houston Airport Taxi Rates?

What Are Houston Airport Taxi Rates?

The city of Houston mandates that airport taxis to and from its airports charge passengers the lesser of either a flat zone rate or the meter rate, as of September 2015. Taxi rides starting from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport have a $2.75 surcharge.

The zone rate system divides Houston into 10 zones, with the 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. night time rates costing a dollar more than daytime rates, which apply from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The farther the zone is from George Bush airport, the higher the flat rate. The daytime flat rate for Zone 1, which includes North Houston, is $45, and the rate for Zone 2, which covers downtown Houston, is $52.50. The most expensive zone is Zone 8, which goes to the NASA Space Center and charges $104.50.

Trips to and from the smaller Hobby Airport follow a similar flat zone rate system. However, the zones and fee schedule are different, and the rates are generally cheaper. Rides to and from the Hobby Airport add a $1.25 surcharge.