How much does a taxi cost? A question you’ve probably asked yourself whenever you want to book a taxi. Staxi offers fixed prices for every pre-booked taxi ride. That’s because we can relate to this question very well.
Normally, you take a taxi, set your destination, the meter starts running and when you’ve reached your final destination, the costs are much higher than you anticipated.
At Staxi, you’ll know what the exact costs for your taxi will be in advance. And when you travel during off-peak hours, you’ll strike a real bargain!
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Staxi’s Flex Fare
We work with peak and off-peak hours. In any case, it’s cheaper when you pre-book your Staxi (as opposed to boarding a random taxi on the street or at a taxi stand). But when the supply of Staxi’s exceeds the demand, you’re even cheaper off.
So how much will it save you when you travel during off-peak hours? As an example, a ride from the Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk havengebied in Amsterdam’s city center) to Schiphol Airport:
Metered fare: approx. € 66 to € 72
Staxi rate: € 39
Staxi’s Flex Fare: € 31.20
Our off-peak hours are flexible. Make sure that you first enter the date and time you want to travel in our online taxi fare calculator or the Staxi App. You’ll then see the price that applies at that time.
Always a fixed price for your taxi
When you pre-book at Staxi, there will be no surprises about the prices. You’ll get a fixed price in advance with each pre-booking, meaning:
✓ No starting rate
✓ No rate per kilometer
✓ No waiting rate
✓ No hidden costs afterwards
What’s more, we do not charge extra for card payments or additional passengers. There will be no nighttime surcharge and no luggage surcharge. Just a clear, flat rate.
That is why we’ve taken on the motto fixed price, no surprise! The fare is fixed, even if the driver has to make a detour caused by a roadblock for example. For no added costs, we will get you to your destination as quickly as possible.
Calculate how much your taxi will cost
Find out how much your taxi costs in just a few clicks using our online taxi fare calculator or the Staxi App. You’ll get a fixed price in no time!
Taxi costs without reservation
If you hail a taxi on the streets or when you get in at a taxi rank, the taxi driver will always calculate a metered fare. How these prices are compiled, is stated elsewhere on this page.
When the fare is metered, travelling one kilometer will set you back no less than € 2.40. Then there’s the starting rate and the tariff per minute that all will be added to the total price.
As you can see, the costs can get sky-high pretty quickly. For instance, when there’s a roadblock and the driver has to make a detour. Or maybe your ride takes a lot longer than expected. That’s not unthinkable: when driving on the meter, the taxi driver is obliged to take the shortest (but not per se the fastest) route possible.
Save yourself the trouble ánd the costs and book your taxi with the fare calculator on this website or download our taxi booking app. Once you’ve booked your Staxi, there’s no more reason to wonder ‘How much does a taxi cost?’. The price is set and will not change.
When you’re with a group, taking a taxi is often cheaper than travelling by public transport. Are you visiting Amsterdam by car? In that case, you will probably have a lot of parking costs too. Just one hour of parking in the city center will set you back no less than € 7.50.
Book a Staxi and you won’t have any parking costs, you don’t have the challenge of finding a parking space and trying to find your car back when you return. Instead, you will be transported from door to door comfortably.
With the all-in price you get at Staxi, you know exactly what you’ll pay in advance and you will pay less than when you take a taxi on the street.
How much does a taxi cost without reservation:
Every year, the maximum rates are set by the Dutch government (website in Dutch).
1 to 4 persons:
» Starting rate: € 3.29
» Fee per kilometer: € 2.42
» Fee per minute: € 0.40
» Waiting fee: € 44.92 per hour
5 to 8 persons:
» Starting rate: € 6.69
» Fee per kilometer: € 3.05
» Fee per minute: € 0.46
» Waiting fee: € 45.33 per hour
As you can see, when the fare is metered, your ride can get quite expensive. What’s more, you will be questioning “How much does a taxi cost?” throughout the ride. Instead, book a Staxi to have 100% certainty about the final fare!
Frequently asked questions
When you book a taxi with us, you will get a fixed price in advance. The exact cost depends on several things.
The distance of the ride
Of course, you will pay less for a shorter ride. However, our rate per kilometre decreases as the total distance increases. That is unique because most drivers use their taximeter, which charges a fixed amount for each kilometre. As a result, you are off cheaper with Staxi than with other taxi companies.
The type of vehicle
A ride in a regular taxi is cheaper than a ride in a taxi van. When you pre-book your taxi with us, the difference in costs between a minivan and sedan is smaller than when you flag down a cab on the street or get in at a taxi rank. In that case, the driver will charge the meter rate, which is more expensive than our fixed rates.
Supply and demand
Just like a plane ticket or a night in a hotel, the fare for the same trip can fluctuate, depending on supply and demand. For example: in extreme weather conditions, such as heavy snow, the need for taxi transport increases rapidly, which makes the price rise. The same journey can also be a lot cheaper, for instance, travelling at a quiet time.
As such, Staxi works with peak and off-peak hours. Our software automatically adjusts the fares based on supply and demand. In quiet moments, you will travel even cheaper with Staxi.
Staxi has no minimum or maximum reservation time. You can order a taxi at any time.
Tip: When you book a taxi with the Staxi App, you can see precisely where the driver is and what time he or she will arrive.
At Staxi you can pay for your taxi in any way you like. Because we work with fixed prices, it is possible to pay in advance via your trusted payment environment such as iDeal, Sofort or PayPal.
Would you rather pay on-site with the driver? That’s possible too! Our drivers accept cash as well as debit and credit card payments. Without any extra costs, of course!