A taxi fare estimator is a tool that provides an approximate taxi fare based on the starting point and destination. Some taxi fare estimators include Taxi Fare Finder and Taxi Me.
The factors used to calculate a taxi fare estimate vary based on the calculator. Commonly used factors include trip distance, duration and the taxi rates in the trip area. Fare estimates may not be completely accurate due to factors that aren't accounted for in the estimate, such as weather conditions and traffic. The habits of the driver also affect the fare. Certain estimators include calculators for ride share services, such as Uber.