Travel safely with Welcome Pickups
Net Safety Score
We’ve introduced a metric indicating how safe travellers feel when using our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. After every ride, we ask each traveller to leave a review.
20 minute gap between transfers
Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.
Regular Car Sanitisation
Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol
When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.
Sanitiser in every car
We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride
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
(05:00 - 24:00)
(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
- Before you begin your Oakland cab ride, make sure your driver resets the taximeter.
- There may be additional prices added to your fare for using a phone dispatch taxi service in Oakland.
- Oakland cabs can take up to 4 passengers as standard.
- 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