The average taxi rate from the San Diego International Airport is the standard taxi rate of $2.80 plus $3 a mile and an additional $2 airport fee, as of October 2015. These prices are standard for most taxi cab companies that pick up or drop off near the airport.
Taxi cab companies also charge by the hour when they are waiting, whether this means waiting for a passenger to exit the airport or to be picked up and brought to the airport. The average waiting cost is $24 an hour. The initial $2.80 and $2 airport fee is added immediately when the passenger gets into the cab, with the $3 being added after each mile is driven.