Erie Yellow Cab Rate Schedule

Flag Drop (Entry*)


Each Mile


Each Minute Waiting Time


Out of County Trips (per mile)


*PA Public Utilities Commission #SP-28209 allows cab drivers to recover the elevated cost of fuel via a charge of $1.15 per trip.This charge, which is added to the normal flag drop is recalculated monthly.

Appoximate Fare to Erie Int. Airport from:

Downtown Erie (State Street)


Peach Street Hotels (I-90)


State Street Exit, I-90


Penn State Behrend


Edinboro University


Gannon University


General Electric Company


Approximate Fares to Nearby Cities

Cleveland, OH


Buffalo, NY


Pittsburgh, PA


Ashtabula, OH


Jamestown, NY


Meadville, PA


Warren, PA


Our Taximeters

Taximeters have an internal clock and a connection to the Vehicle Speed Sensor. They use these tools to determine how far the cab has travelled and how much time has been spent waiting (at a traffic signal, for example).

The rates on this page are given in a per-mile format to facilitate your estimate of the cost of your trip. Our taximeters actually measure sevenths of a mile. If you get into a taxi ($1.57) and travel 1/7 of a mile with no stops (33 cents), you will be charged $1.57 + 33 cents + $1.15 fuel surcharge, totalling $3.15.

Traffic delays such as traffic signals, railroad crossings and heavy traffic will affect the cost of your ride.