Open Taxis is Now Open for Business!

Open Taxis, the new centralized dispatch for all Chicago wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV), is now up and running by Open Doors Organization.
Call 24/7 to request a WAV cab for immediate pickup or to pre-arrange a trip at 1-855-WAV-1010 (1-855-928-1010)*.

- You may also reach us at the following number: 773-657-3006 
- You may text us at the following number: 773-609-5321
- You may email us at:

*Very Important Notice: If you're ever unable to reach us over our toll free number (1-855-928-1010) due to technical difficulties then please use our alternate number (773-657-3006) instead.

You may now place your order and track your WAV driver using our App on Google Play and The App Store

Open Taxis App on Google Play
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Open Taxis App on The App Store
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City of Chicago Taxicab Placard & Meter Rates:

Fares as of January 1, 2016

Flag Pull (Base Fare) $3.25
Each additional mile$2.25
Every 36 seconds of time elapsed$0.20
First additional passenger*$1.00
Each additional passenger after first passenger*$0.50  
Vomit Clean-up Fee$50.00
Illinois Airport Departure Tax**$4.00

*Applies only to additional passengers aged 13 through 64.
**Applies only to taxi fares leaving the airports.

• Tolls are an extra charge to the passenger.

• The fare does not include a tip.

• There is no extra charge for baggage or baggage handling.

• If your driver chooses to assist you, tipping is appropriate.

TRIPS TO SUBURBS, NOT FROM AIRPORT: The rate of fare is STRAIGHT METER to the city limits PLUS ONE-HALF the STRAIGHT METERED FARE from the city limit to the suburban destination.

TAP CARD USERS: TAP (Taxi Access Program) card users are responsible for any fare amount exceeding the TAP allowance of $13.50.


A $4.00 airport departure tax is levied by the State of Illinois per trip, not per person.

TRIPS TO SUBURBS FROM AIRPORTS: Trips from the airports to all suburbs, except those listed below, are STRAIGHT METER PLUS ONE-HALF the STRAIGHT METERED FARE from the airport to the suburban destination. The following are straight meter:

Alsip, Bedford Park, Blue Island, Burbank, Burnham, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Cicero, Des Plaines, Dolton, Elk Grove Village, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Evergreen Park, Forest View, Harwood Heights, Hines VA Hospital, Hometown, Lincolnwood, Merrionette Park, Niles, Norridge, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Riverdale, River Grove, Rosemont, Skokie, Stickney, and Summit.

SHARED RIDES FROM AIRPORTS: Two or more independent travelers may choose to share a taxi  from a designated airport cab stand for a flat rate per person at the following rates:

From: To:  Rate per Person:
O’Hare AirportDowntown  $24
Midway AirportDowntown$18

“Downtown” is 22nd Street to Fullerton Avenue, Ashland Avenue to Lake Michigan, and includes McCormick Place.


•    Request a receipt.
•    Travel accompanied by a service animal.
•    Request adjustment of A/C, heat, windows, or radio volume.
•    Report a cab driver who is talking, texting on a cell phone or refusing to accept a credit card to 311.
•    Turn in found items to the taxicab driver.

For mor information, please click here to visit the City of Chicago's website.
How is your ride? Compliments or complaints? Contact 311 or Outside Chicago? Call 312.744.5000.
Click here for Passenger Information Fare Placard.

Open Taxis
8600 W. Catalpa Ave, Suite 709
Chicago, IL, 60656


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