Phoenix is an exciting American cultural hub like no other. With stunning resorts, world-class golf courses, amazing restaurants and vibrant nightlife, this desert city has so much to offer. The best way to get around this sprawling city and make sure you see it all is by using a Phoenix cab service. You can easily grab a Phoenix taxi off the street, walk to one of the taxi hubs located around the city, call one of the local taxi companies on the phone or effortlessly pre-book your ride.
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How much are taxis in Phoenix?
All Phoenix taxi drivers must adhere to an official tariff ordinance which was set in January 2012. This ordinance states the legal fares and cost per km that taxi drivers are allowed to charge. To ensure all drivers stick to these rates, they must use an officially calibrated taximeter to calculate their fares for all journeys. The tariffs work as follows:
Base fare: $2.90 (€2.65)
Additional price per km: $1.31 (€1.20)
There may also be extra charges for things such as keeping your driver waiting for an hour or sitting in traffic for an hour ($28 (€25.50)) whilst there is also a surcharge base fare for airport pickups ($5 (€4.50)).
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How to get a taxi in Phoenix
The taxis in Phoenix are mostly privately owned or company-owned. They come in many different sizes, colours and branding, however, they must all adhere to the same tariff guidelines. In busy areas, you can often hail a taxi in the street if it’s empty or walk to a taxi rank. Taxis usually gather around shopping malls, transport hubs such as the train station, bus station and airport, or at popular tourist sites around the city.
If you’d prefer the ease of a door-to-door service, are travelling at night or during bad weather, you can also call one of the local Phoenix taxi companies to come to your location. Some of the top-rated local companies are:
Yellow Cab Arizona: +1 602 888 8888
Elite Taxi Cab: +1 602 307 5555
VIP Taxi: +1 602 300 3000
Paul’s Taxi: +1 602 222 2227
Pre-book your Phoenix cab service with Welcome
There are many different Phoenix cabs available around the city, however, each company has their policies, levels of cleanliness and customer care guidelines. If you want to ensure a safe, comfortable and friendly service every time, we recommend booking your Phoenix taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer guaranteed on-time pickups, friendly drivers, 24/7 customer support and unbeatable prices. Let us take care of all your Phoenix cab service needs so you can make the most of your time in this amazing city.
Phoenix taxi tips
- Phoenix taxis can take up to 4 passengers as standard.
- Most Phoenix taxi drivers can accept card payments, but be sure to ask before getting in the taxi if that is how you wish to pay.
- Ensure your driver resets the taximeter to the base fare before you begin your journey.
- Many places in Arizona sound similar, feel free to double-check your route on a GPS app such as GoogleMaps and instruct your driver if changes need to be made.
Wheelchair accessible taxis in Phoenix
Although standard taxis in Phoenix aren’t wheelchair accessible, there are plenty of companies that offer fully wheelchair-friendly vehicles. Some of the trusted wheelchair accessible taxis in Phoenix are Phoenix Super Shuttle (+1 800 258 3826), Health Lift AZ (+1 602 298 1818) and Yellow Cab (+1 602 888 8888). Most of these companies allow in the moment booking, pre-booking and full-day services.
Phoenix taxi safety and complaints
Taxis in Phoenix are usually well regulated and safe. However, as there are many different taxi companies available, you may experience different levels of service. Having said this, if you do need to make a complaint or feel unsafe during your journey, you can either contact the company directly to report one of their drivers (their contact details are usually on the side of the taxi) or take it up with the city council by filling in this form.