Taxi How Much

How much is a taxi in Johannesburg, South Africa?


Please note that below taxi rates are estimates. All calculations are performed based on a proprietary algorithm that considers a large set of information sources and factors. The actual numbers for your taxi fare in Johannesburg, South Africa may vary. Learn more »

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Taxi rates in Johannesburg


STANDARD Class rates

Toyota Camry and similar.
Analog of UberX, LyftStandard.

Base fare (Booking Fee): ZAR6.10
Cost per min: ZAR0.90
Cost per km: ZAR9.20

BUSINESS Class rates

Mersedes E-class and similar.
Analog of UberBlack, LyftPremier.

Base fare (Booking Fee): ZAR18.30
Cost per min: ZAR1.60
Cost per km: ZAR15.90

MINIVAN Class rates

Van, SUV and similar.
Analog of UberXL, UberVan.

Base fare (Booking Fee): ZAR26.80
Cost per min: ZAR2.00
Cost per km: ZAR19.50

Taxi rates in Johannesburg were estimated 1 day ago. Re-estimate to see most up-to-date rates.

Taxi fare calculator in Johannesburg

Fare estimates STANDARD Class

3-9 km
3 ZAR36.90
4 ZAR47.20
5 ZAR57.50
6 ZAR67.80
7 ZAR78.10
8 ZAR88.30
9 ZAR98.60
10-50 km
10 ZAR108.90
15 ZAR160.30
20 ZAR211.70
25 ZAR263.10
30 ZAR314.50
40 ZAR417.30
50 ZAR520.10

Taxis in Johannesburg: availability

The following taxis are available:

   Uber website

Taxi in Johannesburg: some basics

We thought this would be useful at least for those who only start travelling, to quickly cover some of taxi cab essentials in Johannesburg, at least how we see them. We will be glad to hear your remarks, tips and suggestions.

Never get in a taxicab before agreeing on your ride fare.

Period. So, BEFORE you jump in a taxicab - ensure you concur on the ride cost. Basically, in Johannesburg you only have 2 options: a metered charge or a negotiated price.

Have the right change.

It always surprises if not disturbs, when some Johannesburg cab driver gives you a price to get to a certain place, you arrive there and hand over a larger banknote and the cab driver looks stunned that you expect him to give back change. To avoid this - just have a lot of small bills on you and give the exact cash sum as your fare. Or if Uber (or similar taxi app) is available in your locality, then you can just use Uber app to book a taxi in Johannesburg and pay with your credit card linked to your app account.

Ask for directions in the local language.

Your hotel in Johannesburg ought to have a business card, where they have the hotel address written in the local language - make sure to get one when checking in. Furthermore, in the event that you are going anyplace by taxi in Johannesburg, ask people at the hotel write driving directions in the local language.

Stick to Johannesburg licensed cabs.

This is not an issue most of the time, but if you prefer to be safe, we recommend using a licensed cab in Johannesburg.

Popular places

  • O.R. Tambo International Airport
  • Lanseria International Airport
  • Sandton City
  • Rosebank
  • Johannesburg Park Station

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