Cabs are not the most cost-efficient way to get around Baltimore, especially if you’re riding alone. A typical fare might be $1.80 for the first 1/11 of a mile with a 20 cent cost for every additional 1/11 mile. That means that even what seems like a short ride around town can add up pretty quickly. Airport trips can often be had for a flat rate. Of course, if it’s pouring out, or you’ve got groceries to haul, a cab ride starts to look mighty appealing, but, again, the best way to keep the cost down is to share. Baltimore isn’t a place where fleets of cabs cruise the streets looking for fares, at least not in most neighborhoods, but most cab companies are good about dispatching cabs fairly quickly if you call, and if you’re in the Mount Vernon/Station North area, there are always cabs waiting at Penn Station.