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Cusco Taxi

Best Price for your Taxi in Cusco


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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Cusco Taxi - The Fastest Way to Explore

As Cusco was once the capital of the mighty Incan Empire, this city is filled with many historical areas and monuments. Some of the most famous places to visit in this Peruvian city are; the stunning Plaza de Armas central square, the Santo Domingo Convent and Qoricancha, and the Incan Temple of the Sun. To ensure you see all the amazing sites this special city has to offer, we recommend taking a quick and reliable Cusco taxi. You can easily hail a taxi in Cusco on the street, book your ride in advance or call one of the local phone dispatch companies for a driver to come and pick you up.


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)
3 €
3 €
20 MIN
1 €
1 €
10 MIN
0.70 €
0.70 €

How Much is a Taxi in Cusco?

The local Cusco taxi drivers don’t use taximeters to calculate your fares. Instead, they will decide on a fixed fare based on where you wish to travel to. Although taking a taxi in Cusco is very cheap compared to other cities around the world, the cost of your journey will usually be higher if you’re a foreigner, so feel free to barter with your driver if you feel the price offered is unfair. Just make sure to agree upon a price with the driver before entering the vehicle.

On average, short journeys around the city will cost around €0.70 to €1 (PEN 3-4) during the day and around €1 to €1.20 (PEN 4-5) at night. 

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How to Get a Taxi in Cusco

Most official taxis in Cusco are white with a taxi sign on top and their unique taxi number written on the two back doors. These taxis can be hailed in the street – which is only possible when in the city centre, or found outside of major hotels or bus and train stations. If you’re travelling late at night or from outside the city centre ring, it’s safer to book your ride in advance or call one of the local Cusco taxi phone dispatch companies. You can choose to call one of the following companies or have the receptionist at your hotel do it on your behalf if you don’t speak any Spanish. 

Llama Taxis:  +51 984 557 280

Alo Cusco: +51 984 622 222

O’Qarina Taxi Express: +51 984 637 722

Booking your Cusco Taxi with Welcome Pickups

With Cusco taxi drivers often speaking very little to no English, the absence of taximeters or official tariffs and the several illegal taxis driving around the city, it can be quite stressful taking a local taxi in Cusco. However, if you book with a trusted company such as Welcome Pickups, all these issues vanish. We guarantee a 5-star service every time thanks to our competitive fixed rate fares, English- speaking drivers, guaranteed on-time pickups and 24/7 customer service line.

Cusco Taxi Tips

  1. Not all Cusco taxi drivers speak English, you may need to learn some basic phrases in Spanish when taking the local taxis.
  2. Lots of hotels are located on pedestrian streets, so your driver may not be able to take you to the door of your hotel in the city.
  3. You can often pay with both USD and Peruvian Sol (PEN) for your taxi journeys, just ensure your driver knows which currency you’re using.
  4. Some drivers may try to charge you per passenger, However, the standard number of passengers allowed in a Cusco taxi is 4.

Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi in Cusco

Unfortunately, the standard taxis in Cusco aren’t equipped for wheelchair users. If you’re looking for transfer options around the city that have a built-in hydraulic lift or ramp available for wheelchair-users in the group and individuals with reduced mobility, you will need to book with a private, specialist company before arriving in Cusco.

Cusco Taxi - Safety and Complaints

Taxis that operate throughout Cusco must have a licence from the local district displayed in their front window. Legal taxis must also have their unique vehicle registration number printed on the rear doors. To avoid any issues, it’s highly recommended to only take official taxis in Cusco as there are many unregistered and unlicensed drivers in the city.

Frequently asked questions

How do taxis in Cusco calculate their fares?

The local Cusco taxi drivers will decide on a fare based on where in the city you’re travelling to and the time of day. There are no official taxi tariffs in Cusco, so the cost of your ride will be left up to the discretion of your driver. For a fixed rate you can rely on for your taxi rides in Cusco, we recommend booking your taxi in Cusco with Welcome Pickups in advance.

How do I order a taxi in Cusco?

There are multiple phone dispatch companies available in the Peruvian city. If you’re looking to call a provider for your taxi in Cusco, you can do so on one of the following numbers; Llama Taxis +51 984 557 280, Alo Cusco +51 984 622 222 and O’Qarina Taxi Express +51 984 637 722. Just be aware that you will likely need to speak some Spanish to order your taxi over the phone.

Are taxis in Cusco, Peru expensive?

No, taxis in Cusco are very affordable. The average cost for a short journey around Cusco city will be around €0.70 to €1 (PEN 3-4), which is very cheap compared to many other cities. You can pay for your taxi in Cusco in both USD and Peruvian Sol (PEN).

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