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Detroit Taxi

Detroit Taxi General Information and Tips

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LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

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Taxis in Detroit

With over 15.9 million yearly visitors, Detroit is a booming tourism industry. Known as the world’s “Automobile Capital” and “The Motor City”, the city overflows with culture, vibrant people and great city life. As there is so much to do on your trip, there is no better way to explore Detroit than by taking a cab to travel conveniently and quickly. So book your Detroit taxi service in advance and start preparing for your American holiday now.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

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)
Duration
FROM DTW TO DOWNTOWN
44.40 €
44.40 €
25 MIN
FROM DOWNTOWN TO INSTITUTE OF ARTS
7.30 €
7.30 €
8 MIN
FROM DOWNTOWN TO BELLE ISLE
12.50 €
12.50 €
17 MIN
FROM DOWNTOWN TO HENRY FORD MUSEUM
28.30 €
28.30 €
20 MIN
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Detroit taxi prices

Detroit taxi services calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. Although, there are a few exceptions where Detroit cabs offer flat-rate fares, please see below.

Base Fee: $2.50 (€2.27)
Cost Per Km: $1.25 (€1.13)
Waiting Time Per Hour: $20 (€18.12)

Detroit Downtown Flat Rates:

Around Downtown Detroit: $8 (€7.25)
Around Midtown: $8.00 (€7.25)
Downtown to Midtown: $12.00 (€10.90)
Downtown or Midtown to Airport: $49 (€44.40)

Please note that there are no price differences for day, night or weekend fares.

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How to get a taxi in Detroit

There are many Detroit cab companies, making it very easy to find a taxi; you can either hail a Detroit taxi cab directly from the streets, go to a popular tourist area, any major hotel, or you can call one of the many taxi services in Detroit:

Detroit Metro Airport Taxi: + 1 248-214-6823
Metro Cars: +1 800-456-1701
Metro Cab: +1 734-997-6500
Checker: +1 313-963-7000

Nevertheless, if you want to travel with a friendly, local driver at a fixed price with no hidden costs, it is recommended to pre-book your Detroit taxi with Welcome Pickups.

Benefits of Booking a Private Transfer With Welcome

Arriving in a new city can be daunting and the last thing you want is to worry about finding your way around Detroit’s public transportation, particularly if you are travelling with children or late at night. That’s why we recommend you pre-book your airport transportation in Detroit airport DTW with Welcome Pickups. Welcome guarantees timely pickups, exactly where and when you want them.

Furthermore, we offer custom transfers, premium 24/7 customer support and friendly local drivers. So, avoid long waits and extra costs by booking your airport taxi service in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Tips for Cabs in Detroit

  1. There are no price differences for day, night or weekend fares.
  2. It is customary to tip your taxi cab driver in Detroit; a 15 to 20% tip is the norm.
  3. It is always worth asking your driver for an approximate price to your destination.
  4. Cabs in Detroit offer flat rates to various areas such as around Downtown, Midtown or from the airport.
  5. All taxis should accept bank card payments; however, it is always recommended to ask your Detroit taxi driver beforehand.

Detroit Wheelchair Accessible Taxis and Transfers

Regrettably, traditional taxis in Detroit cannot accommodate wheelchairs, for this reason, you will need to contact a private taxi company. Many companies offer wheelchair accessible vehicles, such as:

Triple E Transportation: +1 313-454-7123
Hour Transportation: +1 248-569-7500
Courtesy Transportation: +1 519-977-9700
MedSynch Transportation: +1 734-646-8846

It is important to book your fully accessible taxi in advance.

Taxi Safety and Complaints in Detroit

Most of the official Detroit taxi drivers are friendly and reliable, yet, if you encountered a bad taxi experience, you can report your driver by filing an official complaint.

Furthermore, as there are many Detroit taxi services, you can either file a complaint directly with the company itself or for pre-arranged rides, you can do so on the Michigan government website.

Frequently asked questions

How to get a taxi in Detroit?

Many taxi companies roam the streets of Detroit, thus, it is easy to hail a taxi straight off the street, find a taxi at any major tourist hub or an official taxi rank. Alternatively, you can call up or order a Detroit cab online via one of the Detroit taxi companies.

How do you calculate your taxi fare in Detroit?

Taxis in Detroit calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. However, Detroit cabs do offer flat-rate fares for some trips such as Downtown, Midtown, Downtown to Midtown and the airport to Downtown and Midtown for the price of $49 (€44.40).

Also, it is good to know that there are no price differences for day, night or weekend fares.

Do you need to tip your Detroit cab driver?

It is customary to tip your taxi driver in Detroit; a 15 to 20% tip is the norm.

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