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Palm Springs Taxi

Palm Springs Taxi General Information and Tips


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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Palm Springs taxi service

Palm Springs is a city in southern California, known for its hot springs, architecture and stylish resorts with golf courses and spas. There are numerous activities in Palm Springs for all types of travellers – both indoors and outdoors, from shopping in vintage boutiques to hiking and horseback riding trails.

To explore as much as possible during your trip, you can choose to move around using the Palm Springs taxi service or by pre-booking a private transfer for reliable and personalised door-to-door journeys. Taxis in Palm Springs are a popular transportation option, used both by locals and travellers who are looking to reach their destination quickly and comfortably. Regardless of if you’re travelling alone, with family or friends, the Palm Springs taxi service is a convenient choice that is available 24/7 all around the city.


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)
12.50 €
12.50 €
26 €
26 €
11 MIN
30 €
30 €
14 MIN

Palm Springs taxi fares

Official taxis in Palm Springs are regulated by the state, making them a safe and reliable transportation option during your trip. You’re most likely to come across providers using taximeters to calculate the fare based on the total distance driven, rather than fixed fares, but keep in mind that the rates may differ from one provider to the next. 

Avg. base fare – $4 (€3.70)
Avg. rate/km – $4.50 (€4.20)

Moreover, there can be additional charges like the Palm Springs Airport pickup fee of $2.50 (€2.30), baggage fees or an extra charge for each additional passenger, depending on the operator. To ensure a transparent, all-inclusive and competitive rate, you can book your Palm Springs taxi service in advance.

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How to get a taxi in Palm Springs

Getting around Palm Springs by taxi is the fastest and most comfortable transportation option to explore the city or visit nearby destinations. The Palm Springs taxi service is available 24/7 and you can easily hail a taxi from the street by waving over to the driver. The vehicle colour and type might differ depending on the operator but they usually have the typical ‘TAXI’ sign on the roof, which is lit if the taxi is available. You will also find cabs lined up at taxi ranks near busy or popular locations around the city, such as the airport, train or bus stations, hotels and tourist attractions. If you don’t see any taxis around, you can order one online or over the phone by calling one of the many local providers offering taxi services in the city. Some of the better-rated providers you can call for a pickup are:

City Cab: +1 760 328 3000
Yellow Cab of the Desert: +1 760 340 8294
Coachella Valley Taxi: +1 760 992 5337

If you prefer to have all your transfers pre-arranged, you can also book your Palm Springs taxi in advance with a trustworthy company like Welcome Pickups.

Pre-book your taxi in Palm Springs

Pre-booking your Palm Springs taxi with Welcome Pickups can prove a great way to enjoy friendly and personalised door-to-door service during your trip. You’ll only need a minute of your time to book, without worrying about what happens if your plans change, as Welcome’s flexible cancellation policy takes that into account. All our drivers are local, Welcome-trained, handpicked professionals who will ensure a smooth and hassle-free ride from the airport to your accommodation and back and any other places you want to visit in or around Palm Springs. The greatest benefit to Welcome transfers is the fixed, competitive rate, which ensures you won’t be caught by surprise after arriving at your destination; your ride will be pre-paid, saving you also the trouble of carrying cash.

Palm Springs taxi tips

  1. Not all taxis in Palm Springs accept card payments, so make sure to carry a few dollars on you; the smallest the note the better.
  2. If the operator you choose uses a taximeter to calculate the fare, make sure that it's turned on and reset to the base fare before you set off.
  3. Tipping your driver around 15% of the total fare is expected in Palm Springs.
  4. If possible, ask for a receipt at the end of the ride; it will help in case you leave any personal items behind.

Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a wheelchair-friendly city with accommodations, public transportation, and attractions that are fully accessible. Standard taxis that you’ll find on the street or at taxi ranks can hold a foldable wheelchair in the trunk but they’re rarely equipped with ramps that allow wheelchair users to enter the vehicle seated. However, Coachella Valley taxi fleets are required to include a minimum of one wheelchair-accessible taxi. You can contact your preferred operator directly and specify that you will need a wheelchair-accessible vehicle; it’s best to give as much notice as possible to ensure availability and secure a comfortable ride.

Palm Springs taxi service safety and complaints

The Palm Springs taxi service is regulated by the state, making it a reliable and safe transportation option to use throughout your trip. If you happen to face any issues, think you’ve been overcharged or you need to report a driver for inappropriate or unprofessional behaviour, you can contact the taxi company directly and file a complaint. Writing down as much information as possible, including the driver’s name, registration number, and license plate, will help resolve the issue. If the company doesn’t provide a solution or you’re simply not satisfied with the outcome, you can also contact the local police at +1 760 327 1441 and they will advise you accordingly.

Frequently asked questions

How do I call a taxi in Palm Springs?

Taking a taxi in Palm Springs, California is easy no matter what time you’re travelling, as they’re widely available 24/7. You can hail a taxi from the street by waving over to the driver or look for a taxi rank, usually found near busy or popular locations around the city. You can also order a taxi online or over the phone by calling one of the many local providers, like City Cab at +1 760 328 3000, Yellow Cab of the Desert at +1 760 340 8294, and Coachella Valley Taxi at +1 760 992 5337.

Is the Palm Springs taxi service reliable?

Palm Springs, CA taxi service is a popular transportation option to move around the city with privacy, quickly and comfortably. Taxi providers are regulated by the state, making it a reliable and safe option to use during your trip.

Can I pay for my Palm Springs taxi by card?

Most taxis in Palm Springs, California accept debit or credit card payments. Having said that, it’s always a good idea to have some cash on you in case a taxi doesn’t accept card payments or the payment doesn’t go through.

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