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Kuwait Taxi

Unbeatable Price for your Taxi in Kuwait


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Top Rated Kuwait City Taxi Service

Kuwait is a modern and cultural city located in the Middle East. Its rich and unusual theatre history has made it one of the most interesting places to explore the music and arts of Western Asia. Kuwait is also home to some of the best shopping malls in the world, so be sure to spend some time exploring all that this city has to offer. When it comes to getting around this complicated city, the easiest way is to take a Kuwait taxi. You can easily hail one in the street, have your hotel request your taxi pickup, book your ride in advance or call a phone dispatch company.


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)

What are the Taxi rates in Kuwait City?

The taxi rates in Kuwait city are a little on the expensive side. Apart from journeys from the airport, which cost a fixed rate of €25 (KD 8), local Kuwait taxi drivers will use a taximeter to calculate your fare based on both time and distance factors. The taximeters work as follows:

Base fare: €4.70 (KD 1.5)

Price per km: €1.50 (KD 0.5)

If you’re travelling outside of the city ring, your driver will usually charge you €31 (KD 10) per hour for any long-distance journey.

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How to get a Taxi in Kuwait

There are three types of taxis in Kuwait; Call, Wanettes and Orange. The Wanette Kuwait taxis can be hailed in the street or picked up at ranks outside of transportation hubs and hotels. The Orange taxis only operate along set routes, so they can only pick up and drop off customers at points along each route. The final type of Kuwait city taxi is the Call taxi, which can only be ordered via phone. Some of the more popular Call taxis you can phone for a pickup are;

British Taxi: +965 2391 2282

Q8 Taxi: +965 5049 7997

Al Basha Taxi Farwaniya: +965 2476 5496

Salwa Taxi: +965 2565 8219

Mustafa Karam Taxi: +965 2398 0044

Al Quds Taxi: +965 2241 3414

Why Book your Kuwait Taxi with Welcome Pickups?

There’s no need to add stress to your time in Kuwait by bargaining your fare with local drivers or getting lost due to miscommunication. Instead, you can pre-book your taxi in Kuwait with a world-class transport company such as Welcome Pickups. We offer English-speaking drivers, guaranteed on-time pickups, reliable fixed-rate fares and 24/7 customer service, should you ever need us during your time in Kuwait.

Kuwait City Taxi Tips

  1. For your safety, especially for solo travellers, it’s better to call for a taxi rather than pick one up in the street.
  2. Ensure you always get in the back of a Kuwait city taxi, not the front seat, for your safety.
  3. Orange Kuwait taxi drivers can pick up multiple customers while you are in the taxi.
  4. Not all taxis in Kuwait provide seatbelts, be sure to request this when calling for a taxi.

Wheelchair-Accessible Kuwait City Taxi

Unfortunately, the regular Kuwait City taxis aren’t wheelchair accessible. If you’re looking for transportation that has a hydraulic lift or wheelchair ramp fitted, you will need to book your accessible service with a specialist company before you arrive in Kuwait.

Kuwait Taxi Safety and Complaints

Taking a taxi in Kuwait is usually very safe, however, there are lots of different taxis available throughout the city, so they aren’t very well regulated. Not all Kuwait taxis have seatbelts and it’s not recommended for women, and solo travellers in general, to hail a taxi in the street, especially at night. If you do experience any small issues such as overcharging, you should report it directly to the taxi company you travelled with. If you feel unsafe or threatened at any point, this should be reported to the local police.

Frequently asked questions

How do I call a taxi in Kuwait?

There are lots of different phone dispatch Kuwait taxi companies available. Some of the most popular ones are the following: British Taxi (+965 2391 2282), Q8 Taxi (+965 5049 7997) and Al Basha Taxi Farwaniya (+965 2476 5496).

What are the official taxi rates in Kuwait City?

The official taxi rates in Kuwait City for all taximeters are based on both time and distance elements. The base fare is €4.70 (KD 1.5) and the price per km is €1.50 (KD 0.5). If you’d prefer to take a Kuwait taxi with a fixed-rate fare, you can book in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Do I need to tip my Kuwait City taxi driver?

Tipping your Kuwait City taxi driver isn’t expected. If you do want to tip your driver, you can add up to €3 (KD 1) to your final fare.

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