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Riyadh Taxi

Riyadh Taxis - 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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Taxis in Riyadh

Riyadh is a fascinating city with centuries-old history and ancient architecture mixed with a modern city with high-raised buildings and a vibrant contemporary art scene. As the biggest city in Saudi Arabia, the best way to get around town is in a Riyadh taxi.


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)
18.70 €
18.70 €
30 MIN
9.30 €
9.30 €
15 MIN
24 €
24 €
45 MIN
Riyadh Taxis

Riyadh Taxi Prices

Taxis are the most common way of getting around the city, and many Riyadh taxi services are available to choose from. Furthermore, taxis in Riyadh calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your location, with no price difference for day or night trips.

Initial fare: €2.68 (SR 10)
Price per km: €0.55 (SR 2.10)
Waiting time per minute: €0.24 (SR 0.90)

Having said that, it is important to know that taxis leaving King Khalid International Airport offer flat rate fares to various destinations, so don’t be surprised if your driver offers a set fee.

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How to get a taxi in Riyadh

Finding a taxi in Riyadh is easy as many companies operate in the city, though it is best to avoid hailing a cab from the street. Most companies and providers of taxi services in Riyadh have easy-to-use mobile applications and websites, making it straightforward to book your taxi. The most popular local taxi company you can call for a pickup is SAFWA Taxi – Green Taxis, reachable at +966 92 001 0068.

Of course, if you want to travel with a top-rated company, at a set, competitive rate with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book your Riyadh taxi with Welcome Pickups.

Benefits of booking your Riyadh taxi with Welcome

Arriving in a new city can be stressful, especially after a long flight. That is why taking a taxi to your Riyadh hotel is the best way to start your holiday. At Welcome Pickups, we provide stress-free, personalised services and guaranteed on-time pickups. Our drivers are friendly local English speakers, handpicked and trained by us.

Avoid the stress of unknown public transportation, and pre-book your premium transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Riyadh taxi tips

  1. Most taxis in Riyadh accept card payments, although it is best to check with your driver beforehand.
  2. It is good to know that SAFWA Taxi is the only authorised taxi company to operate at Riyadh Airport.
  3. It is customary to leave a 10% tip to your taxi driver in Saudi Arabia.
  4. It is possible to haggle your taxi fare; however, if you want to travel using the taximeter, ensure it is switched on and has been reset.

Wheelchair accessible taxis in Riyadh

It is good to know that most taxis in Riyadh can accommodate people with disabilities, with taxis available at all domestic and international terminals and the rest of the city too. Moreover, if using Careem taxi services, the option for an accessible vehicle is available so ensure you choose the appropriate option for your needs when booking.

Riyadh taxi safety and complaints

If you have, unfortunately, had a bad taxi experience, you can file a complaint with the taxi company you travelled with directly, or you can call the following toll-free number 938 to discuss any incidents in detail.

Frequently asked questions

To get a taxi, what’s a Riyadh number I can call?

If you need a taxi in Riyadh, you can call SAFWA Taxi at +966 92 001 0068 for a pickup service. Alternatively, you can book via Careem or simply pre-book a reliable Welcome Pickups transfer if you know when and where you’ll be needing a ride!

Are taxis in Riyadh expensive?

Taxis in Riyadh are relatively cheap compared to other cities in Saudi Arabia, with no price differences for day, night or weekend prices.

Are there any Riyadh taxi companies that offer fixed fares?

Yes, the local company SAFWA Taxi offers fixed-rate fares from Riyadh International Airport to various destinations around town.

Nonetheless, if you wish to travel at a set competitive price with an English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your private taxi service in Riyadh with Welcome Pickups.

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