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Taxi in Manaus

General information and tips for taxis in Manaus


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Reliable taxi in Manaus

Manaus is the capital of Amazonas, a state in the northern region of Brazil. Surrounded by rivers and rainforests, the city is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife in South America. Manaus has become a popular tourist destination due to its rich culture, unique natural attractions, and vibrant nightlife. Naturally, exploring the Amazon Rainforest is one of the most popular things to do in Manaus, as is visiting the Meeting of Waters, where the Negro and Solimões rivers meet. Other top attractions include the Manaus Opera House, Palacete Provincial, Anavilhanas National Park, Teatro Amazonas, and Museu da Amazonia.

Manaus has much to offer for those looking to experience an unforgettable vacation. Taxis are affordable and plentiful, offering both tourists and locals an easy way to get around. For stress-free and enjoyable transfers in Manaus, you can also book in advance with Welcome Pickups.


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)
6.60 €
8.60 €
15 MIN
13 €
16.90 €
41 MIN

4.10 €
5.30 €
18 MIN

Manaus taxi prices

A taxi in Manaus is affordable, especially compared to Europe and North America, and you can easily find one near landmarks, busy locations, and transportation hubs. While cabs tend to use taximeters, quality and reliability may vary, so it’s best to use only established providers with licensed drivers. An alternative option is to book a Manaus radio taxi, which offers fixed rates based on your destination, providing both convenience and cost predictability.

Day rates

Base fare: €1 (BRL 5)
Cost per km: €0.60 (BRL 3.12)
Waiting cost/per hour: €9.10 (BRL 48)

Night rates

You can expect a higher tariff (about a 30% increase) from 22:00 to 06:00 from Monday-Saturday, as well as on Sundays and national holidays. 

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How to get a taxi in Manaus

Getting a taxi in Manaus is a fast and convenient way to navigate the city. It is also easy, as you can usually find them in popular locations all around the centre. As regulations can be a bit lax, the trip’s quality and price can vary, so we suggest using a radio taxi in Manaus, or a private transfer operated by established companies. To avoid surprises, ask for a cost estimate before booking and double-check the quote with your hotel concierge or online to see if it’s within reason. Below are some of the best-rated Manaus radio taxi companies you can contact:

Ponto de Táxi Presidente Figueiredo: +55 (92) 992 613 536

Cooperative Taxi Drivers Dolphin: +55 (92) 212 98 000

Tucuxi Radio Taxi: +55 (92) 212 39 090

Pre-booking your taxi in Manaus

If you’re planning a trip to Manaus, pre-booking a transfer with Welcome is the way to go. You can count on us for easy, reliable, and stress-free pickups and door-to-door drop-offs, 24/7.

Our friendly English-speaking drivers are local professionals who are happy to introduce you to the city and are always on time. Plus, our rates are competitive and fixed, offering you peace of mind on all your travels. We’re also here for you with round-the-clock customer support to make sure you’re completely satisfied with the service.

Manaus taxi tips

  1. Since English isn't commonly spoken in Manaus, it's a good idea to have a map or a location app ready to help communicate your desired destination to the driver.
  2. When taking a taxi in Manaus, it’s important to distinguish between a local taxi that uses taximeters and a Manaus radio taxi that charges flat fees.
  3. Even though taxi drivers in Brazil are supposed to take card payments, the reality is that most of them don't. So, it's a good idea to simply ask your driver about this before your ride begins.
  4. In Brazil, the usual practice for tipping is to round up the fare. But before doing so, double-check to see if it's already included as a service fee in your total.

Wheelchair-accessible taxi in Manaus

There are several Manaus radio taxi companies that provide wheelchair-accessible transport such as Brazil Airport Taxi, and global transport companies such as Viator and Holiday Taxis. To make sure that the necessary accommodations are met, we recommend letting the company know about your specific requirements for accessible transportation when booking, and planning your transfers ahead of time, to ensure vehicle availability.

Manaus taxi safety and complaints

Taxis in Manaus are generally considered safe for travellers, but opting for well-established taxi companies rather than hailing cabs off the street is recommended. If you need to file a complaint, you can directly contact the taxi company you used. For more severe issues you might have faced, call the Police Station for Crimes Against Tourists (DECCT) at +55 (92) 365 21 656 – available Monday to Friday from 08:00-18:00. In emergencies, contact the police directly at 190 for immediate assistance.

Frequently asked questions

How do I call a taxi in Manaus?

To call for a radio taxi in Manaus, we recommend using an established company such as Ponto de Táxi Presidente Figueiredo, reachable at +55 (92) 992 613 536, Cooperative Taxi Drivers Dolphin, at +55 (92) 212 98 000, or Tucuxi Radio Taxi at +55 (92) 212 39 090. For a reliable private taxi in Manaus with a professional English-speaking driver, you can also book in advance with Welcome Pickups and secure a fixed rate at a competitive price. 

How do taxis in Manaus calculate their fares?

In Manaus, taxi fares are calculated with taximeters using the following rates: a €1 (BRL 5) initial rate, €0.60 (BRL 3.12) for every km travelled, and €9.10 (BRL 48) for one hour of waiting. There is an increase of around 30% from 22:00 to 06:00 Monday-Saturday and throughout the day on Sundays and national holidays. To pre-order your Manaus taxi and secure a prompt pickup at a reliable set fee, you can book in advance with Welcome. 

Can I pay for my taxi in Manaus by card?

While it’s the expected norm for a taxi in Manaus to accept card payments, the reality often differs, with most drivers not equipped for card transactions. Therefore, checking in with your driver before embarking on your journey and inquiring about payment options is advisable. This simple step can help avoid any inconvenience and ensure a smoother experience.

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