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St. Thomas: Taxis & Rates

Taxi and luxury car services in St. Thomas include airport transfers, rides to and from your hotel or villa, shopping & beach trips, transportation to and from dinner, group and wedding transportation, and sightseeing tours. Taxis are a popular transportation choice for visitors to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Taxis in St. Thomas are not metered. Taxi rates are per person and by destination. There is St. Thomas taxi information below including: list of taxis, FAQs, tips, taxi rate tables, taxi fees for things like luggage, taxi regulations and private taxi rates. Luxury transportation services available in St. Thomas include luxury car, black car, limousine, chauffeur, and security transportation services.

Contact VI Top Taxi

Contact Mr. Nice Guy – Luxury Transportation Services

Contact JS Miller Taxi and Tours

Contact Black & White Tours and Transportation

Contact Paradise Taxi and Tours USVI

Contact Islander Taxi Service Inc.


FAQs about using Taxis in St. Thomas

  • Do taxis in St. Thomas accept credit cards? Some taxis accept credit cards, but the majority of taxis in St. Thomas are cash only. Credit card customers should alert the dispatcher or taxi driver of their intent to pay with a credit card prior to boarding the vehicle.
  • What vehicle types are used as taxis in St. Thomas? Vehicles most commonly used by St. Thomas’ taxi drivers include vans, safari trucks, and SUVs. There are a few accessible taxis in St. Thomas, some limo and luxury taxi options, and a couple of party buses.
  • Are taxis safe in Thomas? Licensed taxis in St. Thomas are safe, reliable, and well regulated by the VI Taxicab Commission.
  • Are taxis expensive in St. Thomas? Taxi rates in St. Thomas are per person and by destination. Costs can add up if you are planning for frequent outings, or when traveling as a group. Look at the taxi rate tables on this page to help you estimate your transportation costs based on the places you plan to go.
  • Are taxis available everywhere in St. Thomas? Taxis are almost always available at the cruise ship docks (when ships are in port), at the airport (when arriving flights are scheduled), within the tourist shopping districts (during normal store hours), at the most popular beaches (during normal daytime hours), and outside the lobby of large resorts. You can also call for a taxi or pre-arrange taxi service.
  • How do I identify a taxi in St. Thomas? Licensed taxi vehicles in St. Thomas have a taxi placard or dome light on the roof, license plates that indicate taxi status, on duty/off duty sign in the windshield of the vehicle and a sign usually on the fender that indicates passenger capacity. The driver’s personal identification/taxi license should be on the vehicle’s dash board.
  • I forgot something on a taxi in St. Thomas, is there a lost and found? If you left something on a licensed taxi in St. Thomas, and you do not know the contact information for the driver, then contact the VI Taxicab Commission at (340) 693-4211 and provide as much detail as you can about the taxi and lost item(s). Licensed taxi drivers all have radios, and the commission can put out a radio call about your lost item in an effort to locate it.
  • I have a compliment or complaint to make about a taxi in St. Thomas. Submit Compliment/Complaint to the VI Taxicab Commission.

Tips for taking Taxis in St. Thomas

  • St. Thomas taxi rates are standardized but there are additional fees for things like luggage and waiting. Its a good idea to speak to the driver and agree to your total rate before boarding the taxi. The total rate for you, your group, your luggage, waiting, making a quick stop at the grocery store, a tour, whatever you have requested, get the total fare.
  • Some taxis in St. Thomas can carry up to 26 passengers. Taxi drivers of large vehicles, particular at the cruise ship docks and airport, will wait to fill their vehicle before departing. If you have a schedule to stick to, for catching a ferry or getting back to a cruise ship, be sure to let the taxi dispatcher and driver know.
  • There are people that run “gypsy taxis” in their personal vehicles. They often hustle outside bars and grocery stores. They are not licensed taxis, and therefore they do not adhere to the regulations set by the VI Taxi Commission. “Gypsy taxis” are use at your own risk.
  • For St. Thomas sightseeing tour rates, luggage rates, hourly rates, and other information, see the Additional Taxi Charges Section.

St. Thomas Taxi Rate Tables

FROM HOTELS TO/FROM CHARLOTTE AMALIE CYRIL E. KING AIRPORT
1 PERSON 2+ / EACH 1 PERSON 2+ / EACH
Anchorage 15.00 10.00 18.00 12.00
Blackbeard’s Castle 5.00 4.00 8.00 7.00
Bluebeard’s Castle 5.00 4.00 8.00 7.00
Bolongo Bay 10.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
Carib Beach Resort 7.00 6.00 4.00 4.00
Compass Point 12.00 9.00 14.00 10.00
Cowpet Bay 15.00 10.00 18.00 12.00
Danish Chalet Inn 7.00 5.00 8.00 6.00
Elysian Resort 15.00 10.00 18.00 12.00
Emerald Beach Resort 7.00 6.00 4.00 4.00
Frenchman’s Reef 8.00 6.00 10.00 8.00
Hotel 1829 4.00 4.00 7.00 6.00
Islander Beachcomber 7.00 6.00 4.00 4.00
Island View Mountainside Inn 9.00 7.00 8.00 6.00
Limetree 10.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
Mafolie Hotel 8.00 6.00 10.00 8.00
Magen’s Point Hotel 10.00 7.00 12.00 9.00
Palms Court Harborview Hotel 7.00 5.00 8.00 6.00
Pavillions and Pools 13.00 10.00 15.00 11.00
Point Pleasant 13.00 10.00 15.00 11.00
Renaissance/Pineapple Beach 13.00 10.00 15.00 11.00
Ritz Carlton Resort & Club 15.00 10.00 18.00 12.00
Sapphire Beach Resort 13.00 10.00 15.00 11.00
Secret Harbor Resort 15.00 10.00 18.00 12.00
Thatch Farm 7.00 6.00 5.00 4.00
Windward Passage Hotel 4.00 4.00 7.00 6.00
Wyndham Sugar Bay 13.00 10.00 15.00 11.00
Yacht Haven – Havensight 4.00 4.00 7.00 6.00
MISCELLANEOUS TO/FROM CHARLOTTE AMALIE CYRIL E. KING AIRPORT
1 PERSON 2+ / EACH 1 PERSON 2+ / EACH
Agnes Fancy 6.00 5.00 8.00 7.00
Airport Terminal 7.00 6.00
BlackPoint 10.00 8.00 8.00 6.00
Bonne Esperance 11.00 9.00 10.00 8.00
Bolongo 10.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
Bordeaux 15.00 9.00 11.00 9.00
Bournefield 7.00 6.00 5.00 4.00
Bovoni 10.00 8.00 11.00 9.00
Brookman Estate 10.00 8.00 11.00 9.00
Canaan Estate 9.00 7.00 10.00 8.00
Caret Bay 12.00 9.00 11.00 9.00
Cassi Hill 10.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
Coki Point 12.00 9.00 14.00 10.00
Contant Development 8.00 6.00 7.00 6.00
Crown Mountain 10.00 8.00 9.00 7.00
Crown Bay 5.00 4.00 5.00 4.00
Dorothea Estate 12.00 9.00 12.00 9.00
Drake’s Seat 7.00 5.00 9.00 7.00
Elizabeth Estate 8.00 6.00 10.00 8.00
Est. Thomas New Quarter 6.00 5.00 7.00 6.00
Flag Hill 9.00 7.00 10.00 8.00
Fort Mylner 8.00 6.00 9.00 7.00
Fortuna Mill 12.00 10.00 10.00 8.00
Fortuna Point 14.00 9.00 12.00 8.00
Frenchtown 4.00 4.00 7.00 6.00
Fredenhoj 12.00 9.00 14.00 10.00
Frenchman’s Bay 10.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
Havensight (crossroad) 6.00 5.00 8.00 7.00
Hawk Hill 11.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
Hull Bay 12.00 8.00 15.00 10.00
Louisenhoj Castle 7.00 5.00 9.00 7.00
Lovenlund 10.00 7.00 12.00 9.00
Lower John Dunkoe 7.00 5.00 7.00 6.00
Magens Bay 10.00 8.00 12.00 10.00
Mahogany Run 10.00 8.00 13.00 10.00
Mandahl Bay 12.00 9.00 14.00 10.00
Market Square East 8.00 6.00 10.00 8.00
Mountain Top 11.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
Nadir Hill 11.00 9.00 12.00 10.00
Nisky 5.00 4.00 5.00 4.00
Paradise Point 9.00 7.00 11.00 9.00
Peterborg 12.00 9.00 15.00 11.00
Estate Pearl 11.00 8.00 9.00 7.00
Raphune Hill 6.00 5.00 8.00 6.00
Red Hook 13.00 10.00 15.00 11.00
Rosendahl 9.00 7.00 12.00 8.00
Scott Free 9.00 7.00 8.00 6.00
Smith Bay 12.00 8.00 13.00 10.00
Solberg Lookout 7.00 5.00 8.00 6.00
Solberg Upper 9.00 7.00 10.00 8.00
Sorgenfri 11.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
Soto Town 6.00 5.00 6.00 5.00
St. Peter Mt. 10.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
Tabor/Harmony 11.00 8.00 13.00 10.00
Tutu 9.00 7.00 11.00 8.00
University of the Virgin Islands 7.00 6.00 5.00 5.00
West Indian Dock 4.00 4.00 7.00 6.00
Wintberg 10.00 8.00 12.00 9.00
TO/FROM FROM/TO 1 PERSON 2+ / EACH
Within Town Limits 4.00 4.00
Bolongo Coki 9.00 7.00
Bolongo Market Square East 9.00 7.00
Frenchman’s Reef Mahogany Run 12.00 9.00
Frenchman’s Reef Mountain Top 12.00 9.00
Frenchman’s Reef Limetree 7.00 5.00
Frenchman’s Reef Market Square East 10.00 8.00
Frenchman’s Reef Magens Bay 12.00 9.00
Magens Bay Coki 12.00 9.00
Magens Bay Bolongo 12.00 9.00
Magens Bay Mountain Top 10.00 8.00
Magens Bay Limetree 12.00 9.00
Magens Bay Sapphire Beach 12.00 9.00
Magens Bay Ritz Carlton 15.00 10.00
Mahogany Run Bolongo 12.00 9.00
Mahogany Run Cowpet 12.00 10.00
Mahogany Run Limetree 12.00 9.00
Mahogany Run Mountain Top 10.00 8.00
Red Hook Bovoni 7.00 6.00
Red Hook Bolongo 8.00 7.00
Red Hook Bordeaux 20.00 14.00
Red Hook Caret Bay 16.00 12.00
Red Hook Crown Mountain 15.00 11.00
Red Hook Market Square East 9.00 7.00
Red Hook Dorothea 15.00 10.00
Red Hook Frenchman’s Reef 12.00 10.00
Red Hook Hull Bay 15.00 10.00
Red Hook Limetree 10.00 8.00
Red Hook Mafolie 13.00 10.00
Red Hook Mandahl 11.00 8.00
Red Hook Mountain Top 15.00 10.00
Red Hook Paradise Point 15.00 11.00
Red Hook Tutu 8.00 6.00
Red Hook Wintberg 11.00 8.00
Red Hook Magens Bay 12.00 9.00
Red Hook Peterborg 15.00 11.00
Tutu Bolongo 8.00 6.00
Tutu Bovoni 8.00 6.00
Tutu Bordeaux 18.00 12.00
Tutu Caret Bay 15.00 10.00
Tutu Cowpet 9.00 7.00
Tutu Crown Mountain 13.00 10.00
Tutu Frenchman’s Bay 9.00 7.00
Tutu Coki 7.00 6.00
Tutu Limetree 9.00 7.00
Tutu Mafolie 9.00 7.00
Tutu Magens Bay 10.00 7.00
Tutu Mountain Top 12.00 9.00

Additional St. Thomas Taxi Charges

  • The taxi charges to areas not listed in the above rate tables shall be arrived at by using the nearest tariffed place crossed to the next tariffed place ahead, based on the one nearest to the passenger’s destination.
  • Kennel Charges: Large Kennel $30, Small Kennel $20.
  • Round trip fares: double the one-way fare plus waiting charges.
  • Waiting charges: $1.00 per minute. First five minutes free.
  • Radio/Phone Call: One person, the fare plus one third of the basic fare. More than one person; add $1.00 to each passenger.
  • After Hours: Between midnight and 6:00am, there shall be an additional charge of $2.00 per person.
  • Luggage: A flat rate of $2 per bag shall be added to the fare for each passenger. The rate for items greater than 30″x20″ shall not exceed $4 per item.
  • Hourly Rates (1-4 passengers): Sedan/Mini Van $40; Van/Safari (14 passenger capacity) $55; Safari $80. Rates for additional passengers will be negotiated between the taxi operator and passengers.
  • Sightseeing Tours: 2 hours – One passenger $50; two or more passengers $25 per person. 3 hours – One passenger $60; two or more passengers $30 per person.

St. Thomas Taxi  Regulations

  • Taxi operators must adhere to the V.I. Taxi Division’s Rules and Regulations governing taxi operations while on duty. These rules are presented here, but are not inclusive.
  • The tariff must be posted in all public vehicles used as a taxi.
  • A taxi operator, while on duty, shall not refuse any passenger unless the passenger is intoxicated or disorderly, or in possession of a pet or animal (other than a seeing-eye dog) that is not properly secured in a kennel case or other suitable container. There shall be no charge for the seeing-eye dog.
  • A taxi operator must be courteous to passengers at all times.
  • All taxis must have “on duty/off duty” signs posted in the window of their vehicle and shall have installed lighted dome sign when on duty.
  • When “on duty”, taxi must pick up the passenger going in the same direction, unless as stipulated in provisions whereby a person requested and hired taxi exclusively for themselves, or a contact or franchise has been awarded to a specific group of persons.
  • All passengers must be discharged at their precise requested locations when fare is accepted or agreed to.
  • Taxi operators found exceeding or undercutting the official tariff will be cited by the DLCA Taxicab Division inspectors for violation of the tariff rate schedule. No organization or independent operator may set any special rates without approval of the Virgin Islands Taxicab Division of the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.

Private Taxis in St. Thomas

Rates for any person requesting a taxi exclusively for themselves are as follows.
  • Airport to Red Hook $90 for 1-4 passengers, (5 or more passengers add $15 for each additional person).
  • Within Town Limits $55 for 1-4 passengers, (5 or more passengers add $7 for each additional person).
  • Airport to Frenchman’s Reef, Limetree, or Bolongo $65 for 1-4 passengers, (5 or more passengers will pay an additional fare each).

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