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Victoria Taxi Service

Victoria 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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Victoria taxi service

Victoria is one of Canada’s most stunning and enchanting cities. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, it is the capital city of British Columbia. Nicknamed “the Garden City” for its abundance of lush green spaces, Victoria offers a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern amenities. Some of the top attractions in Victoria include the Royal BC Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, the Butchart Gardens, and even the chance to go whale-watching!

When visiting Victoria, many visitors choose to take advantage of the city’s taxi services. Victoria taxis are readily available throughout the city and provide a fast and convenient way to get around town 24/7, with privacy. We recommended booking in advance with a reputable company if you wish to secure a reliable and stress-free transfer at a fixed price!


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)
Fisherman's Wharf Park to Craigdarroch Castle 9.70 € 14.55 € 10 MIN
Royal BC Museum to Trafalgar Park 11.10 € 16.65 € 12 MIN
Willows Beach to Holland Point Park 16.30 € 24.45 € 17 MIN

Victoria taxi prices

Getting a taxi in Victoria is an easy and quick way to get around. There are many cab companies operating in the city, and taxis are readily available in all main areas. Victoria taxis use taximeters to calculate their fares based on official rates. However, as additional charges can vary according to the operator, it’s always best to inquire about the specifics with your chosen provider when booking. Alternatively, we recommend booking in advance with Welcome Pickups to secure a competitive, all-inclusive rate for a comfortable and professional pre-paid transfer. 

Day rates

Starting fare: €2.50 (CAD 3.60)
Fee per 1 km: €1.40 (CAD 2.09)
Fare per 1hr of waiting: €31 (CAD 45.05)

Night rates

Fares are higher by 50% during the hours of 22:00 and 06:00.

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How to get a taxi in Victoria

Taxis are an important part of the ground transportation system in Victoria, BC. It is a convenient and relatively inexpensive way to get around the city and its surrounding areas. Taxis are easy to find, with many companies operating throughout the town 24/7. You can also call for a radio taxi in Victoria, BC, by contacting an established company such as the following:

Bluebird Cabs: +1 (250) 382 2222

Uptown Taxi: +1 (250) 888 3000

Victoria Taxi: +1 (250) 383 7111

Yellow Cabs: +1 (250) 381 2222

In any case, if you know when and where you’ll be needing a ride, you can also plan ahead and pre-book your private transfers in and around Victoria with Welcome Pickups to benefit from timely pickups and reliable door-to-door services.

Pre-book your Victoria taxi service

Why stress about your holiday when you can sit back and relax with Welcome’s convenient Victoria taxi service? Our on-time pickups and personalised door-to-door transfers ensure a stress-free journey no matter where you’re headed, with 24/7 customer support to back you up should you have any concerns. Favoured for airport transfers and in-city rides alike, Welcome Pickups offers competitive, all-inclusive pricing and the friendliest local professionals for your utmost peace of mind.

Victoria taxi tips

  1. Make sure you check your chosen provider's rates and surcharges before booking.
  2. In Victoria, Canada, it is customary to tip 10 to 20% of the total cab fare.
  3. Taxis are not required to have baby seats available so if you need one, make sure you request one when booking.

Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Victoria

Most well-established taxi companies in Victoria, BC, have wheelchair-accessible vehicles in their taxi fleet so you shouldn’t have any trouble booking one. For a fully accessible Victoria taxi, you can reach Bluebird Cabs at +1 (250) 382 2222, or Yellow Cabs at +1 (250) 381 2222.

Victoria taxi safety and complaints

In terms of safety, all taxis in Victoria are regulated by the British Columbia Passenger Transportation Board and must adhere to strict requirements. However, we recommend using trusted companies only; making sure that the driver’s licence and registration are visible and that there is a functioning taximeter before entering any vehicle is highly advisable. Should you have a negative experience with a Victoria taxi, you can file a complaint to Consumer Protection BC via phone at +1 (888) 564 9963, or via email.

Frequently asked questions

Can I call a radio taxi in Victoria?

There are many private providers that you can call for a radio taxi in Victoria. Some of the better-known ones include Bluebird Cabs (+1 (250) 382 2222), Uptown Taxi (+1 (250) 888 3000), Victoria Taxi (+1 (250) 383 7111), and Yellow Cabs (+1 (250) 381 2222). Make sure to always ask for a detailed quote, including possible surcharges, before booking. For your peace of mind, we recommend booking in advance to secure a competitive rate for your private Victoria taxi.

Can I pay for my Victoria taxi by card?

As a general rule, Victoria taxis have no problem accepting payment via card or cash. That said, it’s best to double-check with your driver before setting off to avoid surprises.

How do taxis in Victoria calculate their fares?

A taxi in Victoria, BC, will calculate your fare using a taximeter that is calibrated according to the official rates of the BC Transportation Board. Your taxi fare will depend on the time of day, traffic conditions, and how long it takes to reach your destination. It is advisable to ask your selected taxi company to provide you with a cost estimate for your transfer, including surcharges. For a fair set rate, we recommend pre-booking your private transfer with a reputable company like Welcome Pickups.

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