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Frankfurt Taxi

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Taxis in Frankfurt

If you’re travelling at night or simply prefer to get from A to B without dealing with public transport – taking a Frankfurt taxi is a great option. You can hail them in the street, head to the nearest taxi stand, call a taxi company to arrange a pickup, or even download an app.

You can spot an official taxi by its beige/ivory colour and yellow and black ‘TAXI’ roof sign. When the sign is lit up, this means the taxi is free. Most vehicles can take up to 4 passengers although larger taxis for groups of up to 7 are available. Frankfurt taxi prices are determined by a taximeter but some private companies may offer fixed fares if you book 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 is a taxi in Frankfurt?

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A taxi Frankfurt with its signature yellow and black taxi sign on pale yellow taxi roof.

Frankfurt taxi prices

Taxis in Frankfurt calculate fares using a taximeter and rates are regulated by the government. This means your final fare depends on the distance travelled, traffic levels, and the exact location of your final destination. 

All Frankfurt taxis operating in the city must adhere to these rates:

  • Base fee – €4
  • Per km – €2.40
  • Waiting time per hour – €38

*There is no nighttime surcharge.

To give you a rough idea of prices, the fare from Frankfurt Airport to the city centre usually costs between €55 and €65, depending on traffic, whereas a long-distance trip for around 1 hour from Frankfurt to Heidelburg costs around €160. Likewise, a short taxi ride in the city shouldn’t cost more than €8-€16.

If you’d rather secure a fixed fare, you can do so by booking your taxi in advance with a private company. Most accept fixed fares as long as they are negotiated beforehand. Or, if you’re travelling to and from Frankfurt Airport or Frankfurt Hahn Airport, you can book your airport taxi with Welcome Pickups and enjoy competitive fixed fares with no hidden fees and 24/7 customer support.

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How to get a taxi in Frankfurt

There are two ways to get a taxi on the streets of Frankfurt: hailing one in the street or finding the nearest taxi rank. To hail a taxi, all you need to do is look for a taxi with its yellow roof light on and flag it down. Once inside, just make sure the driver resets the taximeter.

Alternatively, there are numerous Frankfurt taxi stands dotted around the city. They are easily recognisable by a blue sign with ‘TAXI’ in white lettering or a yellow sign with black lettering. You can find taxi ranks close to major transportation hubs, large hotels, and popular tourist attractions. Some of the most common are at Frankfurt Central Station, Stresemannallee Station, Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt Zoo, and on the main streets in the city centre.

How to get a taxi from Frankfurt Airport

Taxis are available 24/7 from both terminals at Frankfurt Airport. If you’re landing at Terminal 1, the taxi stand is just outside the departures area, while the Terminal 2 taxi rank lies in the forecourt outside arrivals. You’ll also find a taxi service counter inside each terminal if you need some assistance. Both 4-seater and 7-seater vehicles are available from the airport, although we recommend booking in advance if you want to guarantee a larger-capacity vehicle.

How to get a taxi from Frankfurt Hahn Airport

Likewise, you may be flying into Frankfurt Hahn Airport. If so, the taxi rank is located just outside the arrivals exit of the terminal building. There is only one terminal and the airport is fairly small, so finding the taxi stand is easy. 

How to get a taxi from Central Station

Frankfurt Central Station, otherwise known as Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof, is situated in the centre of the city, close to the River Main. Whether you’re arriving in Frankfurt by train or happen to be in the area, there are two main taxi stands near the station that you can use. The south side taxi stand is located on Mannheimer Street next to Hotel Excelsior. Just exit the station from the south side, cross the road, and join the queue at the taxi stand. 

You can also head to the north side taxi stand on Poststraße Road, directly outside Flemings Express Hotel. As you leave through the northside exit, walk across the zebra crossing and turn left up the road. You’ll see a rank of beige/ivory taxis and the telltale blue ‘TAXI’ sign up ahead.

How to get a taxi from Stresemannallee Station

As you disembark your train, you’ll need to exit from the south of the station. You’ll come out underneath a large bridge. If you walk up the road for less than a minute, you’ll see a bright yellow ‘TAXI’ stand sign and a line of taxis waiting on the main road just before the bridge. 

How to get a taxi from Frankfurt Zoo

If you’re travelling as a family and Frankfurt Zoo is on your list, you can travel there and back by taxi thanks to the taxi stand situated right outside the zoo entrance. On Alfred-Brehm-Platz Street, opposite the ‘Kaffehaus am Zoo’ cafe, you’ll see a yellow ‘TAXI’ sign. Here, taxis wait most hours of the day to shuttle tourists between the zoo and their hotel or other exciting attractions.

How to get a taxi from the City Centre

The Hauptwache is a central plaza in Frankfurt am Main and is one of the most famous in the city. If you’re shopping in the area or simply getting off at Frankfurt (Main) Hauptwache Station, there is a taxi stand on the plaza. Across from Vera Moda and Jack & Jones, on An der Hauptwache Street, you’ll see the Allemannia Taxistand with its telltale yellow sign.

Best Frankfurt taxi apps

During peak season, at night, or when there’s bad weather, getting a taxi on the street is more difficult. In these cases, you can download several Frankfurt taxi apps that you can use to book a ride straight to you. 

The most popular taxi apps in Frankfurt are Free Now, Uber, and Taxi EU. However, keep in mind that during periods of high demand, waiting times can be longer and prices are often higher.

Or, for a fully personalised Frankfurt taxi service, you can pre-book your taxi with a trusted provider like Welcome Pickups. With a guaranteed fixed fare, on-time pickups, and an English-speaking driver – this service is super practical for rides to and from the airport.

Useful Frankfurt taxi numbers

If you don’t have internet abroad or simply don’t want to download an app, you can still call a Frankfurt taxi number and arrange a pickup from your location. You can do so yourself or ask a member of staff in hotels, restaurants, and bars to call on your behalf. They are usually more than happy to do so.

Top-rated Frankfurt taxi companies:

  • Main Taxi Frankfurt – +49 69 73 30 30
  • Frankfurt`s TAXI RUF 23 oo 01 – +49 69 23 00 01
  • Rhein Main Taxi Service Gubi T-S GmbH – +49 17 26 90 90 18
  • Taxi direkt Frankfurt – +49 69 52 83 88

Book your Frankfurt taxi transfer in advance

If you book your taxi in Frankfurt in advance, you can save yourself stress and time and secure an on-time pickup for a competitive fixed fare. Plus, most companies that take advanced bookings offer English-speaking drivers and extra security measures such as 24/7 customer support.

To ensure you get the best service, consider pre-booking your ride with a top-rated service like Welcome Pickups.

Tips for your taxi in Frankfurt

  1. Taxis in Frankfurt calculate fares using a taximeter, with a base fare of €4.
  2. There is no nighttime surcharge, so your taxi will cost the same regardless of the time of day.
  3. Taxis for up to 7 people are available in the city, although we recommend booking in advance to ensure the right-sized taxi.
  4. Most drivers accept card payments. However, as that’s not the case for all drivers, if you want to pay by card, ask if you can do so before beginning your ride.
  5. Tipping your driver is at your discretion. If you experience great service, you can tip around 10%.
  6. Some Frankfurt taxi drivers speak English but not always. It's best to write down your address to avoid any miscommunications. Or better yet, book with a service like Welcome Pickups which guarantees trained English-speaking drivers.

Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is known to be well-equipped when it comes to accessibility. Several companies offer wheelchair-accessible vehicles equipped with ramps and/or lifts. You can pre-book an accessible taxi with Wheelchair Accessible Holiday Taxis or you can find a list of companies that offer suitable vehicles here.

Frankfurt taxi safety and complaints

Taxis in Frankfurt are considered safe but just like you would do anywhere in the world, you may want to double-check the route to your destination in advance, so that your driver doesn’t take the “scenic route” to drive up the fare. Generally, you should exercise the normal amount of caution.

If an issue arises, remember to record the taxi number and keep your receipt. You can then file a complaint with the taxi company you used or report any incidents to the local police.

Frequently asked questions

Do Frankfurt taxis take credit cards?

Frankfurt taxi drivers usually accept card payments, although this is not always guaranteed. If you want to use your card to pay, communicate your preference with the driver before embarking on your journey.

How do I call a Frankfurt taxi?

There are a number of Frankfurt taxi numbers you can call if you want to arrange a pickup. Popular choices include Main Taxi Frankfurt (+49 69 73 30 30), Frankfurt`s TAXI RUF 23 oo 01 (+49 69 23 00 01), Rhein Main Taxi Service Gubi T-S GmbH (+49 17 26 90 90 18), and Taxi direkt Frankfurt (+49 69 52 83 88). 

Are taxis in Frankfurt expensive?

The cost of your Frankfurt taxi can add up if you are travelling a greater distance but if you are making a quick trip, the fare is reasonable – especially if you split it between your fellow travellers. Depending on where you’re trying to get to, taking the train in Frankfurt can get you from one station to the next quicker and perhaps cheaper than a taxi. However, you may have to do some navigating and plenty of walking to get to your final destination, so it may be worth opting for a cab instead.

Which taxi app works in Frankfurt?

There are several taxi apps in Frankfurt that you can use to hail a ride. The most popular are Uber, Free Now, and Taxi EU. They offer quick pickups with fare estimations and GPS tracking for added peace of mind.

Do you tip taxi drivers in Frankfurt?

Tipping your taxi in Frankfurt is not expected but if you experience great service, you can round up the fare or tip around 5%-10%.

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