Taxis in Seattle
From picturesque mountains and oceans to a vibrant, artistic city; popular for its music scene as well as its delicious coffee, Seattle has it all. The Emerald City offers endless activities! Explore its diverse neighbourhoods, shop at its beautiful boutiques, visit the many museums, and go for an adventure in nature to find breath-taking views. Seattle is a great destination for families, couples and friends alike. With so much to see, the best way to get around the city is to take a Seattle taxi.
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Seattle Taxi Prices
Seattle cabs calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. The cost of a ride is regulated by the state and all taxis charge the same price. Moreover, the City of Seattle tests all meters at least once a year to ensure accuracy and to prevent tampering.
However, there is an exception for SEATAC airport taxis: a flat rate fare of $40 (€35) is charged to all passengers travelling from the airport to downtown Seattle.
Initial fee: $2.60 (€2.30)
Each Additional mile: $2.70 (€2.40)
Waiting time per minute: $0.50 (€0.44)
Please note that there are no price differences for day/night, weekend or holiday trips.
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Where to get a Taxi in Seattle
As Seattle is a popular city for both business and tourism, it has hundreds of taxis roaming the streets, making it easy to hail one down when needed. A Seattle cab is easy to recognise with mostly yellow, orange, green or white vehicles. If you can’t find an available one, you can always head to an official taxi rank or popular locations, i.e. near hotels or city sites, where you will find many taxis. Alternatively, you can always call a yellow cab in Seattle or book with a company online.
Furthermore, if you’d rather travel at a fixed rate and avoid any surprises, you can pre-book a private taxi service! That way, you’ll be saving both money and time, as you’ll have a driver waiting for you at your preferred pickup location.
The Benefits of Booking a Seattle Shuttle in Advance
There is nothing better than knowing your Seattle cab will be waiting for you, wherever and whenever you want, especially if you are new to a city. With Welcome Pickups, you can plan and budget your holiday accordingly.
We offer local friendly drivers, fully personalised transfers, guaranteed on-time pickups, and premium 24/7 customer service. If you’re looking to avoid surcharges, long waits, and unpleasant surprises, you can pre-book your Seattle transfer with Welcome.
Seattle Taxi Tips
- Make sure your Seattle cab driver resets their taximeter before starting your ride.
- Taxi rides from Seattle airport to downtown offer flat-rate fares of $40 (€35).
- There are no price differences for day, night or weekend trips in Seattle.
- Almost all taxis (including Yellow Cab and STITA) accept major credit cards and traveller's checks including Visa, American Express, and MasterCard.
- It is important to tip your Seattle cab driver; a tip of around 15% to 20% is the norm.
Wheelchair Accessible Seattle Taxi
Regrettably, standard taxis in Seattle cannot accommodate wheelchairs; for that reason, you will have to contact a private taxi company. Many companies offer wheelchair accessible vehicles, such as Wheelers Van Rentals or Wheelchair Jimmy.
Seattle Taxi Safety and Complaints
If you encounter a bad experience with your taxi service in Seattle, you can file a complaint, either by calling the Seattle Customer Service Bureau at +1-206-684-2489 or by filling out an online form.
It is important to be as specific as possible about your experience, so if possible, please include:
- Date, time, location of the incident.
- Vehicle description (colour, company, car number).
- Driver description.
- Where your trip began (in Seattle or outside Seattle).
- How you requested the ride (on the street, by phone, through an online application).
Valid complaints will be resolved in the form of a written apology, reimbursement of fare or any other reasonable action.