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Albuquerque Taxi

Albuquerque Taxi General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


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Taxi Service in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert and is a very interesting destination, combining a modern downtown area with a picturesque Old Town full of historic buildings. There are many exciting activities and places to visit, so if you want to move around quickly and comfortably, booking an Albuquerque taxi is the way to go from the moment you land in the city. Many different taxi companies operate 24/7, so you can hail a cab from the street or locate the nearest taxi rank; the Albuquerque taxi stands are usually situated near busy locations like the airport, train and bus stations, or close to popular tourist attractions. Alternatively, you can use one of the available apps to book your Albuquerque taxi online or call one over the phone.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
25 €
25 €
11 MIN
33 €
33 €
13 MIN
73 €
73 €
22 MIN

Albuquerque Taxi Fares

The taxi rates in Albuquerque are regulated by the state, making taxi services a reliable transportation option in the city. All taxi operators are required to use a taximeter during the entire ride to calculate the total fare but you will find that there is no standard rate that applies among all the different companies.

Avg. Base fare – $3.10 (€3.10)
Avg. Rate/km – $2.70 (€2.70)

Keep in mind that there can be additional charges among the different taxi providers, such as baggage and airport pickup fees or an additional charge for each additional passenger after the first one.

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How to Get a Taxi in Albuquerque

Albuquerque cabs are a popular transportation option both for locals and tourists. The city is quite large and there are many places to visit during your stay; taking an Albuquerque taxi will get you to your next destination quickly and comfortably, at any time during the day. Keep in mind that besides the typical yellow cab, you will also come across black or green vehicles, which are also official taxis. You can hail an Albuquerque cab from the street simply by waving over to the driver or you can locate the nearest taxi rank; taxis usually line up outside busy locations or popular tourist attractions. If you don’t see any taxis around, you can order one online or call one of the following companies.

zTrip of Albuquerque: +1855 699 8747
ABQ Taxi: +1505 307 9209
ABQ Metro Taxi: +1505 450 8580

Pre-book your Taxi in Albuquerque

Stressing over taxi rates and bus schedules is the last thing you want while you’re on vacation. To ensure a competitive fixed rate and personalised door-to-door service, you can book your Albuquerque taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. From the moment you land at ABQ Airport, you’ll be greeted by a handpicked, professional, friendly driver, who will take you directly to your destination in a modern, private vehicle. Also, by pre-booking your Welcome transfer, you won’t have to worry about currency or carrying cash; your transfer will be pre-paid and you can simply relax and enjoy the ride to your destination.

Albuquerque Cab Tips

  1. Different rates apply among the different taxi companies so if you don’t book your taxi in advance, you can ask the driver what the rate is before you start the ride.
  2. Most taxis in Albuquerque accept card payments but it’s best to carry some cash on you just in case.
  3. Tipping your driver is at your discretion; a 10% tip is customary in Albuquerque.
  4. Make sure to ask for a receipt at the end of the ride in case you leave any personal items behind or wish to file a complaint.
  5. Wearing a seatbelt is mandatory for all passengers in the state of New Mexico.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a wheelchair-friendly city with most attractions and public transport being fully accessible. If you wish to use a taxi service in Albuquerque, you should keep in mind that even though standard taxis can fit a foldable wheelchair in the trunk, they aren’t equipped with ramps to accommodate passengers who require to use the wheelchair for the entire ride. To move around comfortably, make sure to book your Albuquerque cab in advance by calling one of the taxi operators that have fully accessible vehicles, like zTrip of Albuquerque at +1855 699 8747 or Corazon Concierge at +1800 762 7058.

Albuquerque Cab Safety and Complaints

Taxi service in Albuquerque is overall a reliable transportation option; there are multiple official taxi operators and the rates are regulated by the state so overcharges aren’t a common occurrence. If you think you have been overcharged or you need to file a complaint about a taxi driver’s behaviour, you can call the City of Albuquerque service line at +1505 768 2000, explaining what happened and they will guide you further on what steps you need to take. Make sure to write down as much information about the incident as possible, including the driver’s name, registration number, and license plate.

Frequently asked questions

Do Albuquerque taxi cabs accept card payments?

Most taxi companies in Albuquerque accept both cash and card payments but it’s best to carry some cash on you just to be on the safe side. You can also choose to book your taxi using a taxi app and pay online using your card.

How can I get an Albuquerque taxi?

Albuquerque cabs are available 24/7 in the city and you can easily find one no matter where you are. You can grab one at the nearest taxi rank, usually outside busy locations like the airport and train or bus stations, hail one from the street or order one over the phone or through the available apps.

Are there any reliable Albuquerque taxi companies I can call?

There are many different taxi operators in Albuquerque that are available 24/7. Some official and reliable taxi companies that you can call are zTrip of Albuquerque at +1855 699 8747 and ABQ Taxi at +1505 307 9209.

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