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Sapporo Taxi

Sapporo 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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Taxis in Sapporo

Sapporo is an outstanding city packed with fun adventure opportunities, culinary pleasures, shopping, and unique cultural and creative experiences. With so much to visit, the best way to explore the town is in a Sapporo taxi. Taxis are available 24/7 in and around Sapporo, offering reliable service you can count on when you want a speedy transfer from point A to B. So save time and effort and make the most of your trip by choosing a taxi as your primary mode of transportation.


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)
70.50 €
85 €
50 MIN
81 €
91 €
60 MIN
9 €
11 €
15 MIN
24 €
28 €
25 MIN
Taxis in Sapporo

Taxi Fares in Sapporo

Taxi fares in Sapporo are calculated using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location, with late-night surcharges between 22:00 and 05:00.

The taxi rates in Sapporo are set by the government and are as follows:

Initial fare: €4.72 (JPY 670)
Price per km: €0.56 (JPY 80)
Waiting time per hour: €18 (JPY 2,571)

Nevertheless, if you prefer travelling at a set rate and with a local English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your private and personalised Sapporo taxi transfer with Welcome Pickups.

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How to Get a Taxi in Sapporo

Sapporo taxis are easy to find as many roam around the streets. You can hail a cab directly off the road or head to any taxi stand located all over central Sapporo. Alternatively, you can book your taxi ride online, or phone up your preferred local taxi company directly for a pickup:

Sapporo MK: +81 (11) 777 5058
SK Taxi: +81 (11) 761 6000
Sapporo Kojintaxi: +81 (11) 853 7722

Benefits of Booking a Private Transfer with Welcome

Making your way around a new city is exciting but stressful, especially when travelling with children and/or heavy luggage. Finding your way around Sapporo’s public transportation or waiting in long Sapporo taxi rank queues can be daunting. For that reason, pre-booking your transfer service with Welcome Pickups is definitely the best way to explore the city.

Welcome ensures safe and on-time pickups, stellar customer service, a fast and easy booking process, personalised transfers, and friendly local English-speaking drivers, handpicked and trained by us.

Sapporo Taxi Tips

  1. It is important to know that Sapporo is one of the few places in Japan where tipping is common; most travellers leave a 10% tip.
  2. Please note that most Sapporo taxi drivers don't speak English; ensure to have your address handy.
  3. A late-night surcharge applies from 22:00 to 05:00.
  4. Most taxis in Sapporo accept credit/debit card payments.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Sapporo

Regrettably, regular taxis in Sapporo cannot accommodate wheelchairs; you will need to pre-book your transfer with a wheelchair-accessible company instead; bookings are encouraged to ensure availability. Akatuki Taxi is the biggest Sapporo taxi company offering accessible vehicles, and you can call them at +81 (11) 771 6000.

Sapporo Taxi Safety and Complaints

Taxis in Sapporo are known to be safe and the drivers are polite and professional; however, if you encounter a bad experience, you can report the driver by filing a complaint with the taxi company you travelled with.

It is important to keep your receipt, as it holds essential information (date, price, taxi registration number, etc.).

Frequently asked questions

How do I call a Sapporo taxi?

Taxis in Sapporo are easy to come by; you can hail a cab straight from the street, head to a major tourist hub to find one, or locate a taxi rank around the city. Alternatively, you can call your preferred taxi company directly to request a pickup or book your ride in advance.

How do I calculate my taxi fare in Sapporo?

Sapporo taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter. You can expect to pay around €70.50 (JPY 10,000) for your 50-minute trip from Sapporo airport to Sapporo city centre during the day, with an additional night fee between 22:00 and 05:00. Although keep in mind your final fare will be determined based on the metered calculation.

Nevertheless, if you want to travel at a fixed rate with a local English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your Sapporo transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Do taxis in Sapporo accept card payments?

Yes, most taxi companies in Sapporo accept card payments. However, it is always good to confirm this with your driver beforehand to avoid surprises.

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