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Taxi in Oaxaca

Fixed price for your taxi in Oaxaca


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Unbeatable service for your taxi in Oaxaca

The colourful city of Oaxaca is the perfect place to explore the rich culture and heritage of Mexico. Their vibrant streets are filled with local crafters selling their wares, tasty eateries where you can sample the famous Oaxacan gastronomy, and historical sites such as the Santo Domingo Temple, the Historic Centro and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Oaxaca. 

Although walking around the historic centre of Oaxaca City is easy, when it comes to exploring more of this sprawling city, you will need a quick and simple way to get around. Taking a taxi in Oaxaca is by far the best way to explore. You can easily hail a local yellow Oaxaca taxi in the street, book your rides in advance or call a phone dispatch taxi company for a pickup.


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)
20 €
20 €
25 MIN
3 €
3 €
10 MIN
2.5 €
2.5 €

Cost of an Oaxaca taxi

The local taxis in Oaxaca don’t use a taximeter to calculate the cost of their journeys, they are supposed to adhere to a zone-based set-fare system. However, most drivers don’t use this government-set price guide. Instead, your driver will most likely decide on their own price, based on where you’re travelling to. Generally speaking, the cost of an Oaxaca taxi ride in the central area will cost between €2 to €3 (MXN 40 to 60), but prices for tourists may be a little higher.

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How to get a taxi in Oaxaca

The bright yellow taxis in Oaxaca are easily spotted whizzing around the city centre. You can very easily hail a taxi in Oaxaca if you’re in the central area by sticking out your arm when you see an empty vehicle in the street. Taxis also tend to congregate around popular tourist spots, such as the historic plaza, Santo Domingo Temple, the ADO bus station and the main supermarkets. 

If you’re travelling late at night or from outside the Centro, it’s more convenient to book your Oaxaca taxi transfers in advance or call one of the available private companies that offer pickup service on-demand. Some of the more trusted private taxi companies in Oaxaca are;

Taxi Reforma: +52 (951) 164 0644

Taxi Sitio ADO: +52 (951) 506 0167

Taxi Alameda: +52 (951) 516 2190

Taxis Amarillos: +52 (951) 516 2190

Benefits of booking your Oaxaca taxi with Welcome

As most local Oaxaca taxi drivers don’t offer official fares and can change the cost of your taxi journey at a moment’s notice, it can be a little stressful to budget your transfers around the city. To avoid having to haggle in a foreign language and unfamiliar city, we recommend pre-booking your taxi in Oaxaca with Welcome Pickups. All of our drivers are fluent English speakers and offer only the most competitive fixed-rate fares. We also have a 24-hour customer helpline and guaranteed on-time pickups, to make your time in Oaxaca as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Oaxaca taxi tips

  1. Be sure to agree on the cost of your journey with your Oaxaca taxi driver before you begin your journey.
  2. Using a radio taxi in Oaxaca will have a much higher cost than hailing one in the street.
  3. Unofficially, drivers may decide to charge you up to 25% more for travelling at night.
  4. Be sure to only get in a taxi in Oaxaca that has an official taxi number printed on the side.

Wheelchair-accessible taxi in Oaxaca

The standard Oaxaca taxi vehicles are not wheelchair accessible. If you’re in need of a fully wheelchair-accessible vehicle that comes complete with a ramp or hydraulic lift, you will need to book in advance with a specialist company. It’s important to note that these companies may charge a much higher fee for their services than the standard taxis in Oaxaca.

Oaxaca taxi safety and complaints

Hailing a taxi in Oaxaca is usually very safe and easy. All of the yellow taxis are monitored by the government and must adhere to special licensing and regulations. However, like in any place, you may come across rude individual drivers or overcharging. If this does occur, be sure to note down the unique taxi number and the ID number of your driver. You can then report this incident directly to the transport authority by filing in their online form or calling +1 (800) 111 0185.

Frequently asked questions

How to get a taxi in Oaxaca?

Getting a taxi in Oaxaca couldn’t be easier. You can easily hail one of the local yellow taxis in the street or walk to a taxi rank. For an even more personalised service, you can also book your rides in advance or call one of the Oaxaca taxi companies for a pickup.

How much does a taxi cost in Oaxaca City?

Most Oaxaca taxi drivers will decide on your fare once you tell them where you want to go in the city. Most journeys within the city centre will cost €2 to €3 (MXN 40 to 60), but the exact fare will be left up to the discretion of the driver. For a fixed-rate fare for your taxi in Oaxaca, you can book with Welcome Pickups in advance instead.

Can I pay for my taxis in Oaxaca by card?

No, the local Oaxaca taxi drivers don’t accept card payments. You will need to pay for your taxi ride in cash in either Mexican Pesos or USD.

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