Taxi Rates

by karenanddick, Thursday, February 07, 2019, 16:22 (132 days ago)

Have the rates on the taxis gone up recently? I checked this message board and it looks like no, they haven't. Just thought I would ask because I am tired of having taxis trying to rip me off! Don't mind paying the rate but don't like to get hassled.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, February 07, 2019, 17:10 (132 days ago) @ karenanddick

Have the rates on the taxis gone up recently? I checked this message board and it looks like no, they haven't. Just thought I would ask because I am tired of having taxis trying to rip me off! Don't mind paying the rate but don't like to get hassled.

No rate hikes have been authorized. Report abuse to their office.

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by karenanddick, Thursday, February 07, 2019, 17:41 (132 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks....and where would that be?

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by midalake @, Thursday, February 07, 2019, 20:21 (132 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by midalake, Thursday, February 07, 2019, 20:32

Have the rates on the taxis gone up recently? I checked this message board and it looks like no, they haven't. Just thought I would ask because I am tired of having taxis trying to rip me off! Don't mind paying the rate but don't like to get hassled.


No rate hikes have been authorized. Report abuse to their office.

Along those same thoughts, I am not sure why anyone who knows the Taxi rates would ask what the rate is? Today I took two taxis today, never asked the price and paid on exit. DONE!

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by Jenny, Thursday, February 07, 2019, 23:54 (132 days ago) @ midalake

the reason for my message is to announce that yesterday at a general meeting of taxi drivers an agreement was reached between local taxi drivers and taxi drivers from the airport. From today, February 6, local taxis will not be able to pick up people outside the airport just like they can not make reservations to pick up people from the ixtapa-zihuatanejo hotels. There goes my loop hole for saving some $

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, February 08, 2019, 08:56 (132 days ago) @ Jenny

I haven’t seen any news on this meeting, but it is unreasonable and unenforceable because the law says otherwise. This same “agreement” is what local taxi unions with state-issued permits keep insisting on, but tour guides and other federally licensed transportation services stand to lose half their business, and I’m pretty sure they all do not agree with giving up so much of their legitimate and legally allowed business. It is unconscionable that they be obligated to do so. But I’ll keep an eye out for more info on this. Thanks, Jenny.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, February 08, 2019, 06:17 (132 days ago) @ karenanddick

We confirm the rate with the driver before we get in.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Friday, February 08, 2019, 07:59 (132 days ago) @ frostbite

And also make sure you have the right change or the driver confirms he does. A scam used all over the word I have visited is to get to the destination the driver will claim "no have" change when you had him a bill that exceeds the fare.

I think these scams are only pulled on new tourists, and don't kid yourself, "newbies" can be picked in a heartbeat by a scammer.

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by midalake @, Friday, February 08, 2019, 08:21 (132 days ago) @ frostbite

> We confirm the rate with the driver before we get in.


As you are a long time person to the area and completely KNOW how much it is I ponder why you would ask?


A Taxi for me always is from Z to ixtapa. I was with a friend the other day that "asked" even though he too knew the rate. He was told 120 pesos. It was clear this driver was not going to work, but it left me wasting my time getting another cab.


Please, PLEASE if you know your rate get in the cab and pay him that amount on exit. It WILL make your stay here much more pleasant!


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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, February 08, 2019, 09:05 (132 days ago) @ midalake

As you are a long time person to the area and completely KNOW how much it is I ponder why you would ask?

I don't ASK, I CONFIRM. That way we're in agreement and there's no problem getting the right change.

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by karenanddick, Friday, February 08, 2019, 17:13 (131 days ago) @ midalake

I agree with Midalake. If you know the fare, just give it to them and walk!

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, February 08, 2019, 21:37 (131 days ago) @ karenanddick

If you have exact change.

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by Casa Juan @, Friday, February 08, 2019, 22:28 (131 days ago) @ frostbite

I live in a colonia high on the hill and in the infrequent times I do take a cab mostly from El Centro to go uphill after taking a combi to get to El Centro, I have been asking what the fare was BEFORE getting in the cab for more than 4 years, only once did I fail at this approach when the taxi which quoted me a price at 11:50 pm arrived at my house at 12;05 am, the driver announced the fare just went up by 30% since it was after midnight(already paying 70 pesos) I threw his 70 pesos on the ground and told him to deal with it. I saw the same driver a year later and passed on his cab. This was a rare occurrence for me.

For me the bigger issue will be the alleged recent refusal of cabs to pick up clients who exit the airport area to avoid the airport taxi mafia.

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by h4Dan, California, Friday, February 08, 2019, 09:11 (132 days ago) @ karenanddick

It was 520.00 pesos from the airport to LaMadera yesterday

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, February 08, 2019, 10:57 (132 days ago) @ h4Dan

It was 520.00 pesos from the airport to LaMadera yesterday

That’s the cost for a private taxi with Transporte Terrestre, the exclusive airport taxi service, not the public taxis. It should’ve only been $509 according to the rates they post on their website.

¡Bienvenido de regreso, amigo!

Taxi Rates and combi rates going up on Feb 11th?

by Casa Juan @, Friday, February 08, 2019, 14:33 (132 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I heard from a neighbor in Las Mesas today that both combi and taxi rates were going up on Feb. 11th. Does any one have info on this?

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Just Combis

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, February 08, 2019, 15:42 (131 days ago) @ Casa Juan

I heard from a neighbor in Las Mesas today that both combi and taxi rates were going up on Feb. 11th. Does any one have info on this?

Nope, just combis. No justification for it.