Fare Estimator ( Urban rates within N S W only)

The Fare Estimator still works fine, just click OK and continue. Google wants money I don't have, thus the dark map

  • Prices given are an estimate only, based on NSW Urban rates for kilometers travelled.
  • The actual fare may vary due to differing rates, traffic conditions, alternate routes, weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • The estimated fare does not include road tolls, airport or public holiday surcharges.
  • The estimates given are affected by traffic conditions. Fewer stops will result in a lower fare.

Calculator based on NSW fare structure which took effect on Sunday 22 July 2012

The following fares and charges apply to
taxis hired in
N S W Urban Areas

For Regional Country areas use the

NSW Country Estimator

For taxis carrying up to 4 passengers (standard taxi) or any multiple hiring:

Booking Fee$2.40 phone booking fee
Flagfall$3.50 when meter is started
Distance$2.14 per kilometre
Time$55.30 an hour (85.8 cents per minute) if the speed is below 26 kilometres per hour
Night Rate$2.57 per kilometre (20% surcharge) between 10pm and 6am

Tolls: All road, bridge, ferry, tunnel and airport tolls that apply to the journey, and the return toll for a northbound journey over the Sydney Harbour Bridge or through the Sydney Harbour Tunnel (at the time of crossing).

This Fare Estimator calculates km rate @ $2.57 (urban rate) which includes stopping/waiting time at 20% of km rate and includes the applicable phone booking fee.

Maxi Cabs (seating for 6 or more adults, in addition to the driver): Except in the case of a multiple hiring, up to 150% of the maximum fares and charges (excluding tolls) may be charged if:

•The maxi-cab is pre-booked, regardless of the number of passengers

•The maxi-cab is hired from a taxi zone or street hail, if there are 6 or more passengers No more than the maximum fare, if a maxi-cab is hired from a taxi zone or street hail, by up to 5 passengers, or pre-booked for a person using a wheelchair (unless they request a taxi with seating for more than 5 passengers).

Multiple Hirings: 75% of the maximum fare per passenger, for a multiple hiring:
•Agreed to with the consent of the driver and all hirers
•All hirers commence journey at the same time and travel to destinations in same general direction

Further Information can be found at the website of the New South Wales Dept of Transport