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Mississauga-Toronto ranks #122 on list of World’s Most Expensive Taxis

FleetLogging has released its recent research into taxi rates from the world’s airports. Toronto/Pearson ranks #122 on the list at a charge of $50 from the airport to downtown Toronto.

Ottawa ranks #270 at $35; Vancouver at #309 at $29. Calgary ranks #185 at $40, while Edmonton holds the honour maintaining Canada’s highest airport-to-downtown-core flat rate at $85.

By comparison, in the United States Chicago ranks #273 at $35 and Los Angeles International ranks #46 at $74. New York JFK ranks #38 at $81.

“These studies are conducted with the aim of taking helping consumers, by taking the pain out of preparing an international journey,” says Lee McCullagh of NeoMam Studios, which designed the interactive graphics. “These studies are also designed to help businesses understand the economics of each country and how the services they provide can vary in cost significantly.”

Some highlights of the study include:

  • The airports with the highest taxi fare in the world are Hiroshima and Oita in Japan – both airports have an average taxi fare of US$165.
  • The cheapest airport-city taxi ride costs $1 and is found at Cadjehoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin.
  • The priciest taxi per kilometer is at Bodø Airport, Norway ($9.38/km).
  • America’s most expensive airport taxi is Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Hilton Head, South Carolina at $107.50

To search the interactive chart below, click on any of the four headings at the top of the chart (Rank; Airport; Location; Price to City Centre) to re-sort information in the most convenient format for your use.

“For this project we made a list of every international airport then used Rome2Rio and Taxis to find the price of a taxi ride to the city center it serves. Then we calculated the price per km for each airport,” McCullagh explains.

To see the results literally “mapped out” on a series on world maps, visit the FleetLogging site at

This is the second of a series of campaigns from FleetLogging. The first was The Transport Index.