How Much Is Taxi In south Africa

What is Taxi?

A taxi, also known as a taxicab or simply a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride. A taxicab conveys passengers between locations of their choice.


How Much Does Taxis Cost In South Africa

Taxi Fares in South Africa

Cape Town17.50 R30.00 R
Durban20.00 R70.00 R
Johannesburg32.47 R60.00 R
Pretoria17.50 R57.00 R

Are taxis expensive in South Africa?

Despite the uptick in usage, SA Taxi said it has become increasingly expensive to own a taxi in South Africa.

The report shows that retail prices for minibus taxis have risen 3.5% since October 2020, with further increases expected this calendar year.

How much is a meter taxi in South Africa?

Most meter services charge a minimum rate of between R20 and R50 for short trips‚ and then charge per kilometer – from the companies we spoke to‚ this was an average of about R12 a kilometer. An Uber or Taxify cab can be used for as little as R15 for short local trips.

How much do taxi owners make?

Over shorter-distance routes (like a 23km trip between Soweto and Johannesburg), operator profits are around R25,000 a month, while longer distance trips (like the 595km trip between Joburg and Durban) can lead to profits of around R37,000 per month, the group said.

How much is the South African taxi industry worth?

There are some 250 000 minibus taxis operating in South Africa, according to SA Taxi, the largest finance provider to the industry. Some 69% of local households use minibus taxis.

The industry generates annual revenues of an estimated R5 billion.