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Cab Services in Pune


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


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Your cab service in Pune

Whether you’re planning a day trip or need a quick ride within the city, travelling by taxi in Pune is the most convenient way to get around. Taxis allow you to get to where you need to go quickly and effortlessly, giving you more time to explore all the city has to offer. Plus, they are very reasonably priced.

Pune taxi services are easy to spot, as they are either black with yellow roofs or blue, and usually with a luggage rack on top. There are two types of local cab services in Pune; metered taxis and prepaid taxis. You can also use a ride-hailing app or book a private transfer for some added security.


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)
4 €
6 €
15 MIN
3 €
4 €
10 MIN
2 €
3 €
7 €
11 €
25 MIN
Blue Pune taxi services lined up in a street.

Pune cab service fares

When it comes to using a cab service in Pune, pricing varies depending on which type of service you choose. Local taxis follow a taximeter system that is regulated by the government, which means your fare will depend on the length of the journey, the time of day and the day of the week.

The fares are calculated as follows:

Minimum fare (first 1.5 km) – €0.35 (INR 31)

Rate/km – €0.24 (INR 21)

*Keep in mind that there’s a 25% surcharge for rides between 00:00 and 05:00 and taxis with air conditioning will cost an extra 10%.

There are also pre-paid taxi services in Pune, where passengers can pay the fare ahead of time at the prepaid ticket counter and receive a receipt which they must then give to the driver. This service is popular with tourists as knowing the price ahead of time puts you at ease, however, fares are higher.

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How to use a cab service in Pune

There are plenty of taxis roaming the streets in Pune. Local Pune cabs are black and yellow or blue, with a luggage rack on the roof and you can hail these in the street quite easily. You can also find the nearest prepaid taxi rank, call a local provider, use a ride-hailing app or book a private transfer.

If you want a more personalised service, you can book your private Pune taxi service in advance or call one of these recommended local taxi companies:

Mumbai Pune Cool Cab – +91 976 397 4974

Bharat Taxi – +91 969 600 0999

If you’d rather use a prepaid cab service, you can find these at major transportation hubs such as airports, train stations and bus terminals. Just head to the ticket counter, pay the fixed fare and give your receipt to the driver waiting in the ranks.

You can also hail a Pune cab using an app, Uber and Ola are the most popular options in the city. You just need to download the app and you’ll pay for your ride digitally.

Book in advance: How to book a private Pune taxi service in advance with Welcome

Hailing a taxi in the street or calling and waiting for a taxi to arrive can be time-consuming and comes with the risk of surcharges and extra costs.

With Welcome Pickups, you can pre-book your private Pune cab service within 60 seconds and ensure that a trusted English-speaking driver will be waiting for you on the other side. We offer competitive prices, 24/7 customer support, a convenient mobile app and a fully personalised service you can rely on.

Welcome’s services don’t just end when we drop you off, we offer plenty of travel extras for you to take advantage of such as skip-the-line tickets for the best attractions in Pune – book with Welcome and benefit from a seamless travel experience from start to finish.

Pune taxi tips

  1. When using the metered cab service in Pune, always ensure that the taximeter is turned on and working before you get going.
  2. It is recommended to discuss the taxi fare with the driver before starting your trip, even for a metered taxi.
  3. Tipping in India is not expected but if you truly enjoyed the service, you can round up the fare.
  4. Make sure to have cash in the form of small change if you’re using a metered taxi, as Pune cab drivers don’t typically have change for larger notes.
  5. Taxi services in Pune don’t usually accept credit cards, so be sure to carry some cash in the local currency. Some prepaid counters might take payments with a credit or debit card but this is never guaranteed.

Wheelchair-accessible cab service in Pune

Unfortunately, cities in India are not very wheelchair friendly. Local Pune cab services generally use standard vehicles that aren’t wheelchair compatible. If you’re in need of an accessible vehicle, there is only one company that offers such services – Wheels on Wheels Pune (+91 927 170 7172).

Pune taxi service safety and complaints

Cab services in Pune can be hit-and-miss when it comes to reliability and integrity. As in most cities, some drivers may try to take you on a longer route or pretend they don’t have change to overcharge you. 

To avoid this, you can ask how long the journey will take before getting in the taxi and check Maps to be sure, and make sure you’re carrying small change. Nevertheless, if you experience any issues during your ride, simply ask for the receipt and note down the taxi registration number and the company name. You can then report any issues or complaints to the taxi company you travelled with or the local police.

Frequently asked questions

Is tipping for taxi services in Pune customary?

Tipping for your cab service in Pune is not expected, however, you can round up the fare if you want to show your appreciation.

How do I call a cab service in Pune?

You can call one of the numerous Pune cab companies to request a pick-up from your location. Some of the most popular choices are: Mumbai Pune Cool Cab (+91 976 397 4974) and Bharat Taxi (+91 969 600 0999). 

How do Pune taxis calculate their fares?

There are two options when it comes to using a Pune cab service, you can take a metered taxi or use a prepaid service. If you opt for the metered taxis, they operate using a taximeter regulated by the government. which means your final fare will be calculated on the length of the journey, the time of day and day of the week. The base fare is €0.35 (INR 31), and the rate per km is €0.24 (INR 21). Alternatively, you can head to a prepaid counter and pay a fixed rate for your taxi ride. To avoid hidden fees and ensure a competitive fixed fare, you can pre-book a private Pune cab service with Welcome Pickups and take advantage of our fully personalised rides, English-speaking drivers and 24/7 customer service.

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