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Anchorage Taxi

Top-Class Taxi in Anchorage AK


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Anchorage Taxi

Anchorage is the sprawling main city of Alaska, known for its impressive cultural sites and stunning wilderness. Be sure to check out the Alaska Native Heritage Center, visit the immense glaciers and take a bike ride along the stunning coastal trail. As Anchorage is so large, getting around the city can be a little daunting and challenging; that’s why we recommend taking a quick and comfortable Anchorage taxi for your transfers. You can easily catch an Anchorage cab in the street, at a taxi rank, by calling one of the phone dispatch companies or by simply booking your ride in advance. 


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)
21 €
21 €
15 MIN
115 €
115 €
50 MIN

Cost of a Taxi in Anchorage

Each Anchorage taxi company sets its own fares, which are based on a taximeter that uses distance and time travelled to calculate the end cost. Having said this, most Anchorage cab companies use approximately the same prices for their flag fare and price per mile to beat the competition. The average costs are as follows:

Base fare: $2.75 (€2.60)

Price per mile: $2.75 (€2.60)

Price per 1-hour wait: $38 (€36.50)

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How to Get an Anchorage Cab

There are plenty of taxis in Anchorage that are ready to whisk you from point A to point B anywhere in the city. You can easily get an Anchorage cab by hailing one in the street or walking to one of the many taxi ranks around the city. The main taxi ranks are located outside large shopping malls, major hotels and tourist attractions. 

On the other hand, if you’re looking to catch a taxi in Anchorage from outside the city or are travelling late at night and don’t want to wait in the street, you can call a phone dispatch Anchorage taxi company instead. Some of the more reliable companies are:

Alaska Yellow: +1 907 222 2222

City Taxi: +1 907 744 9604

Independent Taxi Dispatch: +1 907 550 5000

Why Book Your Cabs in Anchorage with Welcome Pickups

Although taxis in Anchorage AK are available 24/7, during snowstorms or high season, there can be a very long wait for both phone dispatch companies and for an empty taxi to pass in the street. To avoid these wait times, we recommend booking your Anchorage cab in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer guaranteed on-time pickups, personalised transfers, 24/7 customer support and competitive prices. Let us take care of all your Anchorage taxi needs so you can make the most out of your time in this magical city. 

Anchorage Taxi Tips

  1. Ensure your Anchorage taxi driver resets the taximeter to the base fare before you begin your journey.
  2. Make sure you wear your seatbelt at all times while in an Anchorage cab, as this is required by law.
  3. Tipping your driver is expected in Alaska. You can add 10-15% to your final fare as a tip.
  4. Baby seats or booster seats for small children are not offered as standard, but you can bring and fit your own for free.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi in Anchorage

Cabs in Anchorage AK aren’t wheelchair accessible as standard. However, most taxi companies do offer wheelchair accessible vehicles upon request. If you need this, you can call the local companies and let the phone dispatch operator know you will need a fully wheelchair accessible vehicle. Some companies that offer this service are:

Alaska Yellow Dispatch: +1 907 222 2222

K-Sea Transportation: +1 907 276 2725

AnchorRIDES: +1 907 343 6543

Anchorage Cab Safety and Complaints

Taxis in Anchorage AK are usually very safe and well monitored by their respective companies. However, if you do have any issues such as a rude driver or overcharging, it’s best to call the company directly and give them the name of the driver and the taxi number. The company name and number can usually be found on the side of each taxi. If you felt unsafe or were threatened during your ride, you can report it to the Anchorage Police Department by filling in this form. 

Frequently asked questions

Does Anchorage have Uber?

Yes, Uber operates in Anchorage. However, their rates can fluctuate dramatically and during peak times, there can be an extremely long wait for an available driver. For your convenience, we recommend pre-booking your Anchorage taxi with a trusted company such as Welcome Pickups, to avoid any wait times.

Are Anchorage taxi rates high?

Anchorage taxi rates are actually quite reasonable and average compared to other major cities in Alaska. The base fare is around $2.75 (€2.60) and the price per mile is $2.75 (€2.60). On the other hand, if you’d prefer a set-rate fare you can count on, you can pre-book your Anchorage cab with Welcome Pickups and get competitive rates and no hidden fees.

Is the Anchorage taxi service reliable?

Yes, Anchorage taxi services are usually very reliable and well monitored. As most taxis in Anchorage AK are privately owned, if you do experience any problems during your journey, we recommend calling the company directly (you can usually see the phone number and the company name on the side of the taxi). Be sure to have the name of your driver and the taxi number ready when you call. 

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

  • Contactless ride

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