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Normal fare for Taxi from LAX to Irvine?

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Normal fare for Taxi from LAX to Irvine?

Hi,

I took a taxi from LAX airport to Irvine today and the fare was $140. Is this the normal amount they charge? The total distance was 47.41 miles.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Normal fare for Taxi from LAX to Irvine?

Taxifarefinder.com says about $145 for that route, 44.5 miles (using just "Irvine," since you didn't give an exact location).

Edited: 9:50 am, August 31, 2013
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2. Re: Normal fare for Taxi from LAX to Irvine?

Sounds like you got lucky, and didn't have much wait time added. In stop and go heavy traffic, the fare could have been over $160 or more.

One reason why folks at TA recommended using Shared Vans and private vans/town cars, at least you get a fixed price known in advance.

For example, this company advertises a $20 flat fare for someone to go from Irvine to LAX, and cheaper for additional folks. (Shared Van)

http://shuttletolax.com/

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3. Re: Normal fare for Taxi from LAX to Irvine?

For taxi trips starting at LAX, the fare formula is roughly $5 to start the ride, $2.70 per mile and $0.50 per minute waiting in traffic or at traffic signals.

For 47.5 miles, assuming no time spent waiting in traffic, that's about $133 right off the bat. For it to only be $140 total means you didn't spend much time waiting in traffic.

Unfortunately, the southern California area is quite large and spread out, and with taxi fares being mostly based on distance traveled, they can get quite expensive as you've seen.

For your return trip to LAX, you may want to try a shared van - www.primetimeshuttle.com or www.supershuttle.com - may take longer than a taxi, but should be substantially cheaper.

Edited: 1:36 pm, August 31, 2013
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4. Re: Normal fare for Taxi from LAX to Irvine?

Greetings Prasad-

Yes, I would have rather taken a Shared ride van. or even the Train

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5. Re: Normal fare for Taxi from LAX to Irvine?

Yes, no one takes a taxi from LAX to Orange County, they use shared shuttles, private shuttles or even towncar services.

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6. Re: Normal fare for Taxi from LAX to Irvine?

A private town car would have run about $100 (or less).

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