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Darwin Taxi

Darwin Taxi General Information and Tips


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Taxis in Darwin

Located in Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin is a multicultural city that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and contemporary culture. With its tropical climate, stunning beaches, and proximity to world-renowned national parks, Darwin is the perfect destination for all. And the best way to get around this vibrant place is to take a Darwin taxi.


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)
8 €
9.50 €
10.50 €
13.50 €
12 MIN
37 €
43 €
35 MIN
18.50 €
21.50 €
15 MIN
Taxis in Darwin

Darwin Taxi Prices

Taxi fares in Darwin are regulated by the Northern Territory Government and are calculated using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled.

The pricing is as follows:
Initial charge: €2.60 (AUD 4.20)
Cost per km: €1.40 (AUD 2.25)
Waiting time per hour: €34.85 (AUD 56.60)

Be aware that an additional night-time surcharge of 20% will be added to your end fare if you’re travelling late, between 7 pm-6 am.

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How to get a taxi in Darwin

Getting a taxi in Darwin is easy, as many operate around the city 24/7. You can hail a cab on the street or head to any big tourist hub or hotel to get a cab. Alternatively, you can pre-book a ride in and around the city online or via phone, and have a driver pick you up from your chosen location; If you wish to call, you can ring up one of the following Darwin taxi numbers:

Darwin Radio Taxis: +61 (8) 8981 3777
Blue Taxi Company:
+61 (8) 8980 8888

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Darwin Taxi Tips

  1. Ensure that the taximeter has been reset, turned on and set on the correct tariff before starting your journey.
  2. All taxis in Darwin should accept card payments, although some have a minimum amount for card payments.
  3. A 20% night surcharge will be applied for all journeys between 19:00 and 06:00.
  4. Tipping your Darwin taxi driver is not customary, as taxi fares are already inclusive of any applicable fees or charges.

Wheelchair-accessible Taxis in Darwin

The following two local cab companies offer specially equipped Darwin taxi vehicles to accommodate passengers who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids: Darwin Radio Taxis and Blue Taxi Company. Keep in mind, you will need to book your transfer in advance and specify that you require a wheelchair-accessible vehicle to ensure availability and avoid surprises.

Darwin Taxi Safety and Complaints

If you need to file a complaint about a taxi in Darwin, there are a few options available to you; you can either contact the taxi company you used directly, explaining the nature of your complaint or contact the Northern Territory Taxi Council if you are unable to resolve the issue with the provider.

It is crucial to keep your cab receipt, as you will need to provide as much detail as possible, including the date and time of the incident, the taxi number, and the driver’s name when filing a complaint.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top Darwin radio taxi providers I can call?

Two of the primary Darwin radio taxi providers are Darwin Radio Taxis (+61 (8) 8981 3777) and Blue Taxi Company (+61 (8) 8980 8888). You can book your on-demand pickup service by calling one of these Darwin taxi numbers.

Do Darwin taxis accept card payments?

Yes, most taxis in Darwin accept card payments; however, it’s always best to confirm with your taxi driver beforehand. Keep in mind that some taxi companies may also have a surcharge or a minimum amount for card payments.

Is there Uber in Darwin?

Yes, Uber is available in Darwin. The app will also provide you with an estimated fare for your journey before you confirm your booking. Having said that, keep in mind that during peak times driver availability might be limited, resulting in cancelled rides and long waits. For an on-time pickup at a price you can trust, you can always pre-book a reliable and prompt driver with Welcome Pickups.

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