Manila Taxi Meter Rates / Fare Increase
The present metered taxi fare is pegged at P30.00 for the first 500 meters with P2.50 for every succeeding 300 meters plus P2.50 every two minutes of idle/waiting time and last increased years ago.
The impending 2011 taxi fare increase is now 33% more for the flagdown rate and 40% increase for every succeeding 300 meters (and possibly for the waiting/idle time)
P40.00 flag down rate for the first 500 meters
P3.50 for every succeeding 300 meters
Manila Airport Taxis:
P70 for the flagdown rate for the first 500 meters
P4 for every succeeding 300 meters
yellow cab: the manila airport metered taxi (sighted in Frisco, QC)
There posts here with estimated taxi fares to/from various points of metro Manila. Will update posts from time to time.
Even if Tutubi no longer takes the taxi regularly, he can still estimate taxi fares from different points in Metro Manila particularly from Manila airport terminals (NAIA), Makati, Ortigas Center (Pasig) and Quezon City (Munoz, Trinoma mall and SM City North EDSA area) so he can detect tampered taximeters, called batingting, installed by miscreant taxi drivers that should have been flushed out by the LTFRB (via thei useless LTFRB hotline splattered on public utility vehicles including cabs)
Updated: November 2011
Labels: Public Transportation
posted by backpacking philippines @ 11:30 PM,
- At Jan 9, 2011, 1:43:00 AM, armor272010 said...
Please do not tip abusive drivers. In the Philippines it is okay to pay those taxi drivers exact fare. It's your right to demand for change.
- At Jan 19, 2011, 2:49:00 PM, Gary said...
If the gov't allowed such, then they should also allow increase in everything including minimum wage. But the gov't. would try not to let that happen because they would say that is will create a vicious cycle and lead to more inflation. So, they will let this vortex funnel all the profits into the pockets of the business men.
- At Jan 20, 2011, 11:08:00 AM, backpacking philippines said...
Gary, minimum wage earners don't ride taxis except then they're many to lessen the cost. cabs are considered luxury even to these days. what i think the government should do is enact an anti-trust law to use against the big three oil companies (petron, shell and chevron/caltex) for manipulating oil prices resulting to astronomical gasoline prices here
- At Feb 9, 2011, 9:26:00 AM, said...
backpacking philippines, you're absolutely right the word BIG means a lot. BIG income, BIG people, BIG connections, BIG........ Go to Baguio even a 50centavo change would be given back to you. Up to this time taxi fare in this city has no increased due to formalities. Pity the operators and drivers coz fuel is even 4 to 5 peso higher than in Manila, higher cost of maintinance, mountainous terrain and other issues like corruption
- At Jul 1, 2011, 12:47:00 AM, said...
fuck... too much cost...
- At Aug 17, 2011, 12:27:00 PM, said...
Could you help me estimate how much would my approximate cab fare from Cebu Pacific Terminal(NAIA 3, I think)to the Omani Consulate Office on Rodeo Drive, 802 W. Service Rd, Km 18, Paranaque? I need to be there by Wednesday, Aug 24 and I don't have the luxury of allowing cab drivers to rip me off. Thank you.
- At Aug 20, 2011, 1:49:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
anonymous, it's just around P100 but not beyond P200
- At Dec 25, 2011, 1:08:00 PM, said...
99% TAXI DRIVERS ESP. CEBU = THIEF
1. BUY/PRINT MAP
2. MEASURE DISTANCE
3. P 40.00 FIRST 500 m
4. P 3.50 EVERY NEXT 300 m
5. P 3.50 EVERY 2 min TRAFFIC
6. DO NOT HAND YOUR MONEY UNTIL:
(a)DEMAND CLEAR RECEIPT
(b)FOUR DIGIT Body no. MUST match
(c)PLATE no. MUST match
(d)COMPANY name MUST match
(e)DEMAND and SEE on driver's PALM EXACT CHANGE
- At Jan 15, 2012, 11:00:00 PM, said...
Just want to ask for help in estimating the cab fare from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to 91 Juana Osmeña Street, Cebu City (Paragon Suites). I just heard that a lot of taxi drivers in Cebu are tampering their cab meters.
- At Feb 20, 2012, 11:15:00 PM, David from Missions in Taiwan said...
When you say that they are tampering with the meters, how much excess are you talking about. Double, triple? These Taxi's prices seem very low to me coming from Taiwan. Thank you for your information.
- At Feb 21, 2012, 1:28:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
david, usually around 50% increase in my experience. but as i said i no longer ride taxis these days as i find txi rates too expensive besides the fact that i have my own car
- At Jul 3, 2012, 1:15:00 PM, CallATaxi said...
Glad that I've found this blog post. On the latter part, it made me reminds of the "batingting" story featured in Imbestigador way back 2010 I guess. I used to ride taxi when I'm in a hurry, or when it's late. I'm picky in choosing which taxi to ride, my choices are:
if the car is clean, pleasing and the driver is clean as well
if I had a choice, I'll wait for Basic, Dollar, MGE and Xavierville taxi to come. These taxi companies have established a good reputation and popular in taxi industry.
- At Sep 6, 2012, 11:30:00 PM, Ron Salvador said...
just rode a taxi with batingting yesterday. cost me 250 from Balut Tondo to Makati
- At Sep 6, 2012, 11:34:00 PM, Ron Salvador said...
just rode a taxi with batingting yesterday. cost me 250 from Tondo to Makati. Forgot to get the plate and the name of the taxt cause im really in a hurry. Rode an avanza taxi today, the driving of the driver lived up to its taxi name Harurot taxi. I Can't wait to get a new car.