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O'Hare Taxi Flat Rates

A#1 Cab Dispatch has the lowest O'Hare taxi flat rates in the Suburban Chicago area. There are no additional charges for extra passengers, tolls, or fuel. The flat rate is based per vehicle. 

There is a $4 ground tax fee for airport pickups only- not drop offs.

Thank you for thinking of us for your transportation needs. 

Click on the button below for all of the O'Hare flat rates in our service area.


Download the "A#1 Cab: Taxi Booking" in your app store now

A#1 Cab Dispatch has launched "A#1 Cab- Taxi Booking" APP in 2014. It can be downloaded in the Google Play Store or the iPhone APP Store. We have included QR codes in the button link below.

This unique taxi APP provides the customer with real-time digital ordering of an A#1 Cab. The customer can view the driver in route, and who the drivers is.. Once you sign up, it's quick, efficient, and worry free. We do not take your credit card information through the app ever.

Customers will still pay the driver for the ride, the APP will not do that for you. You may pay by cash, credit or debit.

All pick ups are digitally dispatched automatically to the closest available taxi near you. 

There will be no need to call dispatch to order a taxi anymore, but optional. Our customer service number is always 24 hours.

Only customers in our 67 town service area will be able to order a taxi via our smartphone app. The APP will not support other communities we do not currently service. The taxi orders will be automatically cancelled out if the pickup is not in our service area. Please check the "service area" page for the current towns/cities we service.

We do not have taxis "just sitting" at O'Hare or Midway airports, airport orders must have at least a 30 minutes- 1 hour advance notice.

Unlike other "Ride APP" providers, all vehicles contracted with A#1 Cab Dispatch are commercially insured to the State of Illinois commercial insurance standards. Which means, the taxis have proper commercial vehicle insurance at ALL times.


Taxi Rates

  • Please let dispatch know if you will be using a credit card.
  • All rides are calculated by taxi meters, unless its an airport flat rate.
  • Rate 2 applies when you leave our 67 city/town service area. 
  • Call 24 hours a day for a ride estimate 847-888-3990

Rate 1

$2.00 Flag - (This is when you get in the taxi)

$2.25 per mile; or 0.25 cents per 1/9th of a mile

$28.00 per hour waiting time- (this will activate at all stops, and slow traffic under 11mph)

$4.25 minimum taxi fare

The taxi meter will run on Rate 1  if you are traveling within our 67 town service area

  • No toll charges
  • $5.00 Van request fee
  • $125.00 clean up fee
  • $4.00 airport ground tax fee for ALL pickups
  • No checks accepted
  • Not ALL taxis accept credit; please tell dispatch if you will be using a credit card
  • No extra charges for passengers- price is based per vehicle
  • Please inform dispatch if you are transporting a pet
  • Please inform dispatch if you are in a wheelchair

Rate 1 also includes drop offs to Aurora, Woodstock, & Crystal Lake

Rate 2- Rides leaving our 67 town service area

$2.00 Flag

$3.00 per mile

$28.00 per hour waiting time

Taxi Service Area

A#1 Cab Dispatch is currently serving 67 suburban cities and towns just west of Chicago. The taxis are scattered throughout the service area for immediate passenger pick ups. Our waiting times may increase due to inclement weather. Always give yourself enough time for travel and take in consideration construction areas. We DO NOT pick up in the City of Chicago.

Currently our taxi service area includes:

Addison, Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Bartlett,
Barrington, Barrington Hills, Batavia, Bensenville,
Bloomingdale, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carol Stream,
Carpentersville, Cary, Cuba, East Dundee, Elburn, Elgin,
Elk Grove, Fox River Grove, Geneva, Gilberts, Glen Ellyn,
Glendale Heights, Hampshire, Hanover Park, Hoffman
Estates, Huntley, Itasca, Inverness, Keenyville, 
Lake in the Hills, Lake Barrington, Lily Lake, Medinah, 
Marengo, Mt.Prospect, North Aurora, Palatine, Plato
Center, Pingree Grove, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, 
Schaumburg, Sleepy Hollow, St.Charles, Streamwood,
South Barrington, South Elgin, Trout Valley, Udina, 
Valley View, Wasco, Wayne, Unincorporated West Chicago,
West Dundee, Wheaton, Winfield, and Wood Dale. 

A#1 will be adding more towns in 2016--taxis in the North Shore soon!

Elburn Train to DeKalb NIU $50 Flat

Elburn Train to DeKalb County Courthouse $40 Flat

Online Taxi Reservations

Reserve a Taxi Now

Call (847) 888–3990 open 24 hours daily, or book online by email
Reservations in advance are required for pickups from O'Hare Airport.

              All Reservations- phone, online, or APP, need to be a minimum of ONE hour in advance or will not be GUARANTEED!

Fill out the form below for your reservation to go to Dispatch.

Name *
Phone *
Enter phone number so dispatch may reach you if needed
Reservations Only
Pick up location address and city. Must include flight number and airline for O'Hare airport pickups- Cannot place a reservation for Midway airport Pick ups.
Please enter address if known or intersection. Be sure to add city/town name
Payment Type? *
Pick up Date *
Pick up Date
What date do you want the taxi?
Pick up Time *
Pick up Time
Enter the time that you want the taxi at your location


A#1 Cab dispatched its very first ride in October 1985. This unique dispatch team now serves seventy suburban cities and towns in the Suburbs of Chicago.

Our customers clearly understand that there is a difference in quality transportation and that's why they call us.

Fleet operators Introduced new Hybrid vehicles in 2014. A#1 Unveiled the "A#1  Cab-Taxi APP"  with specific rider options. Adding ten new towns on the roster in 2016. Just hang on for the ride! 

  • All vehicles dispatched by A#1 Cab Dispatch Inc. are independently owned and operated by individuals or corporations.

  • A#1 Cab does NOT hire or employ drivers. We place drivers with owner operators to lease taxi's. Drivers are background checked though local police departments during the permitting process. All drivers are independent contractors.

  • A#1 Cab Dispatch inspects the taxi's leased within the fleet for general appearance, working meter and toplight. All taxi's are required to be inspected by safety inspection lanes chosen by different municipalities. Taxis are first regulated by the State of Illinois, and then by various municipalities.


  • The co-ordination of transportation between the taxi on the street working and available; with the need and demand for rides.

  • Our team works hard to insure that the demand and response for transportation is processed quickly and efficiently. 

  • A#1 Cab Dispatch, the self-contracted drivers, and the owner operators do NOT transport minors under the age of 16 without an adult, and are not involved in any type of school transportation or government subsidy accounts.

Hybrid Vehicles

Brand new Toyota Camry Hybrids are replacing the Ford Crown Victoria's within the fleet. So much better for the environment, zero pollution while idling, and better fuel mileage for the drivers. This is why the fuel surcharges were dropped in June 2014, to give the customer the best possible prices.