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Baghdad Taxi

Baghdad Taxi General Information and Tips


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Taxis in Baghdad

The Iraqi capital of Baghdad is located on the Tigris River; it was once the centre of the Abbasid Caliphate and is famed for its huge monuments like the Al Shaheed, stunning mosques such as Al Kadhimyah, and divine cuisine. 

Whether you come to Baghdad to relish its rich history or soak up architectural delights like the Al-Mustansiriya Madrasa, you’re in for an unforgettable trip.

To ensure you make the most out of your time, you should consider booking a reliable Baghdad taxi service to navigate the city at your own pace. Taxis are available to hail everywhere on the side of the street, or you can book a private transfer in advance to cut out any negotiating or waits during peak travel times or extreme weather conditions.


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)

How much is a taxi in Baghdad?

Unlike other major capitals, taxis in Baghdad aren’t equipped with metres. You’ll have to agree on the final price with your driver before you depart. Drivers normally estimate the cost of a fare based on the traffic conditions, how many people are in your group and the exact distance to your desired location.

To avoid being overcharged, confirming the total fare price with your driver before you take off is essential. You can get an idea of a reasonable final fare by estimating your journey’s cost based on the following rates:

Base fare: €2.78 (IQD 3,930)
Price per km: €1.85 (IQD 2,620)
Waiting fee per hour: €5.56 (IQD 7,860)

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How to get a taxi in Baghdad

There are plenty of options when it comes to getting a taxi in Baghdad. You’ll find taxi ranks throughout the popular areas and around popular tourist attractions. If you can’t find a rank, you can hail a cab on the side of the road.

For a more personalised service, we recommend booking your Baghdad taxi in advance or calling a local provider to your exact location.

These are some of the more popular Baghdad taxi companies accepting pickup requests over the phone:
OBR Taxi: +964 (771) 9777 272
Al-Ataba neighbourhood taxi office: +964 (771) 5164 600

Benefits of booking your taxi in Baghdad with Welcome Pickups

When you choose Welcome Pickups, you know you’re in for a swift and smooth Baghdad taxi service every time. We guarantee on-time pickups, so you don’t have to wait around to hail a cab or a radio taxi. Our services are affordable, and your English-speaking driver will make sure you arrive at your desired location hassle-free. Welcome Pickups promises to look after all your transportation while you’re in Baghdad with 24/7 customer service too, so book ahead of time and leave the rest to us!

Baghdad taxi tips

  1. Tipping taxi drivers in Iraq isn't expected. However, you can round up the fare if you enjoyed the ride.
  2. Before you take off, agree on a price with your driver so you don't get overcharged.
  3. Taxi drivers in Baghdad don't accept debit/credit card payments. You must pay for your ride in cash in Iraqi Dinar (IQD).
  4. Avoid unlicensed taxis to ensure you have a safe ride and no unpleasant surprises.

Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Baghdad

Sadly, standard taxis in Baghdad aren’t wheelchair suitable. If you require a wheelchair-accessible taxi service in Baghdad, you should consider booking your transport with a local tour provider. Specialised companies like TaxiTransfers have larger vehicles fitted with ramps, providing large spaces for wheelchair users to travel comfortably and safely.

Baghdad taxi safety and complaints

For the most part, taxis in Baghdad are safe to use. But there are some problems you might run into from time to time, like reckless drivers and overcharging. We recommend always researching the route you’re bound to take on Google Maps before departing so you don’t run into any of these issues.

If you find yourself falling victim to one of these problems, take note of the driver’s registration number and any additional details, so you can report the incident directly to the company they work for, or to the police.

Using a reputable private transfer company like Welcome Pickups cuts out the worries and uncertainty, offering rides with reliable, top-rated Baghdad taxi drivers.

Frequently asked questions

Can I call a Baghdad taxi?

Yes, there are a couple of reputable taxi companies that operate throughout Baghdad and can be reached via phone. For a radio taxi, you can call either of the following two operators: OBR Taxi: +964 (771) 9777 272 or Al-Ataba neighbourhood taxi office: +964 (771) 5164 600.

How can I pay for my Baghdad taxi?

Debit/credit card payment isn’t widely accepted with taxis in Baghdad. You must exchange your home currency for Iraqi Dinar to pay for your ride. Alternatively, you can withdraw money from one of the ATMs in the city centre.

You should always bring some small change to pay for your taxi rides in Baghdad, as some drivers may not have change to give you if you pay with large notes.

How do Baghdad taxi drivers calculate their fares?

Taxis in Baghdad aren’t equipped with taximeters, so drivers often price their fares based on the traffic situation in the city, how many people are in your group and the distance between your pick-up location and final destination. For every km you travel, you can expect a starting fare of €2.78 (IQD 3,930) and an additional €1.85 (IQD 2,620) per km.

Fares in Baghdad don’t automatically include any tips, so if you want to tip your driver, you should round up your fare to the nearest euro or give them an additional 5-10% of the final fare.

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