Charlottetown has about 120 taxis, operated by five different companies.
This is a high ratio of taxis to population, about 2.8 taxis/1000 population.
Comparable figures in other Canadian cities, where public transportation exists,
are lower, though here there is a lack of alternative transportation for the
40% of city residents who do not drive. Taxi fares in Charlottetown are comparable with those in other cities,
perhaps as a result a desire to minimize need for alternatives.
When you call for a cab, the dispatchers will want to know where you are going - though they will usually not take your name, so be ready to meet the cab upon arrival. You may have to wait 15-20 minutes for a cab to arrive,especially if you are leaving from UPEI.
Most Charlottetown cabs have no meters. Instead, all of the city's taxi companies have a standard fare structure - as of January 2001, this was roughly as follows: