Hi! My name is Sergey. My LinkedIn profile here⟶
I travel frequently and have often had the need to find out the cost of a taxi ride from the airport to the hotel in local currency. This information was needed to bargain with taxi drivers. It was also necessary to negotiate the price with taxi drivers when going around the city and intercity. All this was before the advent of taxi hailing apps :) Therefore, I decided to make a website first for myself - to calculate the estimated price for a taxi ride in any location in the world.
How does it work now? I'll tell you below↴

How does Taxigator calculate the fares?

Taxigator's taxi fare calculation is based on an algorithm that takes into account a multitude of considerations. We utilize taxi rates from over 1000 localities spanning the globe, and incorporate not only the distance and duration of your trip, but also factors such as traffic patterns, driving speeds, urban density, and possible wait times. Our estimates are carefully calibrated based upon actual fares submitted by our staff, taxi companies, and our users.

How accurate are Taxigator's fare estimates?

Taxigator's taxi fare calculation is based on a proprietary algorithm that takes into account multitude of considerations. It is not based solely on the trip distance and duration like other calculators available on the web.

Taxigator utilizes up-to-date taxi rates from over 1000 localities, covering thousands of cities. This information is carefully and constantly monitored for its accuracy by our staff and supporters from our active taxi community.

Your actual fare may vary depending on unforeseen factors, such as inclement weather, unusual traffic congestion, and even your driver's driving habits; however, under normal driving conditions, our fares are known to be very accurate. If you found your fare to be different from our estimate, please let us improve our algorithm by clicking on, 'Help' button and submitting your fare. Your submission will be analysed and incorporated into future calculations.

How are Taxigator's fare estimates more accurate than other sites'?

Other websites and calculators use simple calculations based solely on the expected distance and duration of a trip. This, unfortunately, does not result in estimates that are accurate or comparable to real world fares. Taxigator's sophisticated algorithm considers additional factors, such as city's traffic patterns and driving speeds, and is carefully calibrated on actual fares submitted by our staff, taxi companies, and our users.

How can I have my phone number listed on Taxigator's taxi directory?

Our primary mission at TaxiGator is to make the public knowledgeable and comfortable with utilizing taxi services. We would like to make taxi information as accessible as possible; therefore, if you would like to have your taxi company information listed on our site, please submit your information to us by clicking on "ADD TAXI" button.

In return, we would greatly appreciate your support by promoting TaxiGator to others, your colleagues and/or your customers. Please help us get the word out!

I do not agree with the fare estimate!

We apologize. We try to provide you with best estimates with the most updated information and routes; however, there are various factors that affect taxi rates, such as traffic, increment weather, construction, availability of flat rates, service fees, and tolls. Any of these factors can change the fare drastically. Help us improve the app by submitting your cases through the Help page.

The site is not working. I think I found a bug. What should I do?

Please help us improve the website by notifying us of the issue.


TaxiGator can be used for reference only. The estimates can vary from your actual fare, depending on unforeseen factors, such as inclement weather, unusual traffic congestion, road constructions, and even your driver's driving habits.

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