Four taxi companies are authorized to take walk-up passengers from Tucson International Airport. Under their contracts, rates from the airport are set at $4.50 for the flag drop and $2.25 per mile. (There can also be a $22.00 per-hour charge for wait time.) Otherwise, there is no additional charge for baggage or for more than one passenger going to the same destination. A chart below shows mileage estimates to selected lodging establishments.
Taxi regulations: Although the State of Arizona does not regulate ground transportation, the four taxi operators are required to meet certain standards of operation and service pursuant to rules and regulations established by the Tucson Airport Authority. The fares are established through a proposal process and operators are obligated to honor the rates published and are required to accept payment in cash or with Visa, Mastercard or American Express. All other rates posted here are furnished by the company providing the service and are subject to change.
All four companies pick up passengers at the taxi stand on the commercial roadway in front of the baggage claim area. The companies are: