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Oakland Taxi

Unbeatable price for your Oakland Cab


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Best-rated Taxi Service in Oakland

From the rich history and fascinating museums of Old Oakland to the exciting restaurants, bars and theatres of Uptown, the exciting city of Oakland has something on offer for everyone. If you’re searching for a quick and easy way to get around the city, look no further than a trusted taxi service in Oakland. You can easily hail an Oakland cab in the street, walk to a nearby taxi rank, call a phone dispatch taxi company or book your Oakland taxi 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 does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)

Cost of an Oakland Cab

The official taxi tariff for Oakland was set in January 2020. All taxis in Oakland must be fitted with an officially calibrated taximeter that reflects these tariff charges. There are distance and time elements that will be used to calculate your final fare, which can be based on the following rates:

Base fare: $3.20 (€3.50)

Price per km: $1.81 (€2)

Waiting 1 hour: $29 (€30)

Additional charges may be added to your final fare for things such as using a phone dispatch taxi company, as well as airport pickup or drop-off surcharges.

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How to get a Cab in Oakland

Many different Oakland taxi companies operate throughout the city, so getting a cab, no matter what time of day it is should be a breeze. You can either hail your cab in Oakland in the street or walk to one of the taxi ranks located in the most popular areas of downtown and all transportation hubs.

If you’re looking for a more personalised service, or you’re travelling late at night and don’t want to wait in the street, you can either book your Oakland taxi in advance, or call one of the local phone dispatch companies;
Oakland Yellow Cab: +1 (501) 658 2222

Taxi Oakland: +1 (501) 660 4448

Fast & Friendly Cab: +1 (510) 355 6000

Taxi Emeryville: +1 (510) 420 0500

Booking your Oakland Taxi with Welcome Pickups

Knowing all your transportation is taken care of before you even step foot in a new city is the ultimate peace of mind. At Welcome Pickups, our job is to make your time in California as stress-free as possible, by providing the best taxi service in Oakland for the duration of your stay. At Welcome, we offer personalised transfers, guaranteed on-time pickups, 24/7 customer service, live tracking of all our drivers and unbeatable prices. Let Welcome take care of all your Oakland taxi needs, so you can concentrate on planning the best trip ever in Oakland.

Oakland Cab Tips

  1. Before you begin your Oakland cab ride, make sure your driver resets the taximeter.
  2. There may be additional prices added to your fare for using a phone dispatch taxi service in Oakland.
  3. Oakland cabs can take up to 4 passengers as standard.
  4. Tipping your driver 10-20% of your fare is standard in Oakland.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service in Oakland

The standard Cabs in Oakland aren’t wheelchair accessible. However, there are plenty of different private taxi services in Oakland that offer vehicles with ramps or hydraulic lifts for wheelchair users. A few of the top-rated wheelchair-accessible Oakland taxi companies are;

TransAmbulence: +1 (833) 682 3110

LifeSavers Transportation: +1 (510) 878 9000

First Aid Transportation: +1 (510) 543 1461

JustGo: +1 (408) 657 8572

Oakland Taxi Safety and Complaints

The City of Oakland regulates and monitors all taxi vehicles, drivers and permits, so taking a cab in Oakland is usually safe and reliable. However, if you do experience any issues during your ride, you can make a direct complaint to the city transport department by calling +1 (510) 238 4464 or sending an email

Frequently asked questions

What are the official Oakland taxi rates?

All cabs in Oakland use a taximeter to calculate your fare. The official rates are as follows; base fare of $3.20 (€3.50) and a price per km of $1.81 (€2). There’s also a charge of $29 (€30) for keeping your driver waiting for an hour. If you’d prefer to take an Oakland taxi with fixed-rate fares, you can book in advance with Welcome Pickups instead.

How do I call a taxi in Oakland?

There are many different phone dispatch taxi companies in Oakland. Some of the best-reviewed are; Oakland Yellow Cab which can be reached on +1 (501) 658 2222, Taxi Oakland, reachable at +1 (501) 660 4448, Fast & Friendly Cab at +1 (510) 355 6000 and Taxi Emeryville at +1 (510) 420 0500.

Do Oakland cabs accept card payments?

No, taxis in Oakland don’t accept card payments. You will need to bring cash in the local currency of USD to pay for your taxi. You should also try to bring change with you for shorter rides, as the local Oakland cab drivers can’t usually break large bills.

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