What is the Taxi Zone for My Hotel?

San Juan TaxiGetting around in the greater San Juan area is easy by taxi. The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has defined five tourism zones that encompass the areas around the SJU airport, Isla Verde, Condado, Miramar, Old San Juan, and the cruise ship piers. Taxi fares within and between these tourism zones are fixed and posted. Outside of the tourism zones you will be charged the amount on the meter.

The tourism zones are defined as follows

  • Zone 1 – Luis Munoz Marin (SJU) Airport
  • Zone 2 – Hotels in the Isla Verde Area
  • Zone 3 – Hotels in the Condado and Miramar Areas
  • Zone 4 – Hotels & Piers in Old San Juan, Puerta de Tierra, Pan AM Pier, & Miramar
  • Zone 5 – Convention Center & the Luis Rivas Dominichi Airport in Isla Grande

In order to figure out how much your taxi ride will cost, you need to know the zone where you’re catching the taxi and the zone of your destination. Once you know what zones you’re traveling between, you just look that up on the price list and … BINGO! … you know the cost. For example, let’s assume that you want to travel from Zone 2 to Zone 4. A quick glance at the taxi rate chart and you know that the cost will be $19.00 (+ gas surcharge and a charge for luggage).

By now I bet you’re wondering How do I know what zone my hotel is in? That’s where the following list comes in handy. We’ve listed the major hotels in each zone. Just use that information, along with the taxi rate chart and it’s easy as pie.

Zone 1 – Hotels at the SJU Airport

  • Best Western Airport Hotel

Zone 2 – Hotels in the Isla Verde Area

  • Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
  • El San Juan Hotel & Casino
  • Embassy Suites Hotel & Casino
  • ESJ Towers
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn San Juan
  • Howard Johnson
  • InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino
  • Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel & Casino
  • Water Club

Zone 3 – Hotels in the Condado & Miramar Areas

  • Best Western Pierre Hotel
  • Comfort Inn San Juan
  • Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • La Concha
  • Numero 1 on the Beach
  • San Juan Beach Hotel
  • San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Zone 4 – Hotels in the Old San Juan Area

  • Caribe Hilton Hotel
  • Chateau Cervantes
  • Da House Hotel
  • El Convento Hotel
  • Hotel Milano
  • Howard Johnson Plaza de Armas
  • SJ Suites
  • Sheraton Old San Juan
  • Sheraton Convention Center

You can locate many of these hotels on our Interactive Island Map

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Looks like your hotel is in Condado/Ocean Park area- zone 3. So it is a starting ate of $15 plus the fees for luggage and gas, airport etc...Figure about $20 for 2 people with 1 bag each.

Comment by Gwenn on 11 Sep 2016

From the airport to Acacia boutique hotel for 2 what would be the cost. I couldn't figure it out. my husband and I are arriving on the 19th and I'm trying to make plans thank you so much

Comment by Michelle BARBER on 10 Sep 2016

I would guess it is Zone 3....but I can't guarantee it.

Comment by Gwenn on 09 Jul 2016

What zone is Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center? I don't see it on the hotel list. Thank you for your assistance

Comment by Marquita R on 01 Jul 2016

I believe it will be $19 plus fees of $3 plus $1 per luggage.

Comment by Gwenn on 25 May 2016

How much would it cost to go from the airport to Hyatt Place San Juan/ City Center for 1 person?

Comment by Bernard on 24 May 2016

For 5 people the cost is $10 plus fees of about $8 (depends on # of bags etc). Should be the same for the trip back.

Comment by Gwenn on 18 Apr 2016

I will be going with 5 other people in June and I really don't see the need to rent a car when my hotel is so close to the beach. What would it cost per person going from Airport to Zone 2 Embassy Suites and then would it cost the same for the return trip back to airport on departure day?

Comment by Christine Blain on 15 Apr 2016

From airport to hotel in Zone 4- $19, plus $3 fees plus $1 per suitcase. From hotel to cruise pier- Should be $7 plus $2 fee plus $1 per suitcase. These pries are for up to 5 people in a taxi.

Comment by Gwenn on 11 Jan 2016

How much does it cost from airport to Sheraton convention casino resort hotel for 5 people? Then from hotel to cruise port?

Comment by Don Aimone on 11 Jan 2016

The taxis can hold up to 7 people. The price starts at $63, but then add surcharges for tolls, gas, luggage etc- I assume it would be about $80 for the 7 people. The hotel offers a shuttle service that will hold 9 people, but you would have to call them for the price. Or you can do a google search for airport shuttle- these would be private drivers- Look at Go Shuttle or Luquillo Taxi etc. Should be similarly priced as the taxi, but they may have a van that can hold 9 people.

Comment by Gwenn on 18 Dec 2015

Do you have any taxi for 9 persons? And What is the price from AirPort to Gran Melia, 200 Coco Beach

Comment by Veronika Gamlem on 05 Dec 2015

No- the trolley is only in Old San Juan. The DoubleTree is in Condado. So I believe you are Zone 3

Comment by Gwenn on 30 Oct 2015

We are staying at the Doubletree in Dec. is there a trolley stop near them? Also, do you know what taxi zone they are in, they were not on the list. This is a great page! Thank you!

Comment by Beth K on 29 Oct 2015

contact the taxi company. But it should be around $85-90.

Comment by Gwenn on 14 Aug 2015

i need to be picked up from the airport to el conquistador resort what is the price

Comment by catoyya morgan on 11 Aug 2015

Thanks Gwenn! :-) My wife & will be arriving on the 20th! Can't wait! ;-) I hope the weather cooperates.

Comment by Richard C on 17 May 2013

This is still current, the rates haven't changed since 5/12.

Comment by Gwenn on 17 May 2013

Thanks for the info! ;-) It says this was posted Jul 31st, 2008 and last Updated on Jun 4th, 2012. Do you know if the rates have changed? Thanks in advance.

Comment by Richard C on 16 May 2013

The rates are for up to 5 people in 1 taxi. Above 5 people, there is a per-person charge (a couple bucks).

Comment by Ray on 23 Jan 2013

Is this cost per taxi or per person. What if you have a large group

Comment by Kelly on 23 Jan 2013

Hello there! Thank you for this great tips on getting around in Puerto Rico, I will be visiting Puerto Rico in January and I find this website very helpful! Thank you for the good recommendations and advice. Best regards

Comment by Voos Baratos on 14 Nov 2008

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