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Rochester Taxi

Rochester Taxi - General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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Taxis in Rochester

Rochester, also known as “Festival City”, with its vibrant festivals almost every weekend, is a town in Ulster County, west of New York City. Packed with artistic activities, museum exhibits and more, the city brings in over 1.5 million yearly visitors. With so much to see, the best way of getting around is in a Rochester cab.


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)
19 €
19 €
10 MIN
16.20 €
16.20 €
12 MIN
15.10 €
15.10 €
10 MIN
27.10 €
27.10 €
20 MIN
Rochester Cabs

Rochester Cab Prices

Taxi services in Rochester calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact destination. Only one tariff is applicable and is as follows:

Initial fee: $2.50 (€2.45)
Price Per Km: $3.10 (€3)
Waiting time per hour: $21 (€20.40)

However, if you prefer to travel at a fixed competitive rate with a local, friendly driver, you can pre-book your private Rochester taxi transfer with Welcome Pickups.

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How to get a taxi in Rochester

Taxis in Rochester, NY are easy to find, as a number of companies operate in and around the city. You can get a cab by hailing one straight from the street or heading to a popular tourist area or hotel. Alternatively, you can book a Rochester taxi via their website or telephone. A few local companies you can call are:

Rochester Taxi Service: +1 (585) 414 4650 / +1 (585) 414 1067
Yellow Cab of Rochester: +1 (507) 282 2222
Five Star Taxi Rochester: +1 (585) 489 6033

Nevertheless, if you know when and where you’ll be needing a ride, you can always pre-book your on-time pickup and rely on Welcome’s reliable drivers for your door-to-door taxi service in Rochester.

The Benefits of Booking a Rochester Taxi in Advance

Discovering a new city in the comfort and safety of a Rochester cab is a great way to start your holiday, especially when travelling with children. The last thing you want is to get lost in Rochester’s public transportation with heavy luggage. For that reason, pre-booking your Rochester cab transfer with Welcome Pickups is the way to go!

Welcome ensures on-time pickups, premium customer service, and 5-star transfers with handpicked local drivers. Book your transfer and make the most of our fast and simple booking process!

Rochester Taxi Tips

  1. It is customary to tip your taxi driver in Rochester; most leave 15% of the total fare.
  2. Ensure that your Rochester cab driver turns on and resets their taximeter before starting your ride.
  3. All taxis in Rochester should accept card payments, although it is best to ask your driver beforehand.
  4. Please note that an additional $2 will be added for every extra passenger after the first.

Wheelchair Accessible Cabs in Rochester

Unfortunately, traditional cabs in Rochester cannot accommodate wheelchairs. However, a few private companies provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles, such as Silver Ride Taxi. Please note that it is essential to book your cab and specify your requirements ahead of time to ensure vehicle availability.

Rochester Taxi Safety and Complaints

If you regrettably encounter a bad experience during your taxi ride, you can file a complaint with the cab service you travelled with. Alternatively, for more serious matters regarding your safety, you can also contact the Rochester Police Department by phone at +1 (585) 428 6720. Please ensure your taxi receipt is at hand, as it contains valuable information you will be asked for.

Frequently asked questions

How do Rochester taxis calculate their fares?

Rochester cabs calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled, with no price differences for day, night or weekend trips. You can expect to pay around $20 (€19) for your 10-minute trip from Rochester airport to Downtown.

Do I need to tip my Rochester cab driver?

Yes, it is customary to tip your Rochester taxi driver. Most travellers leave around 15% of the total fare.

Do Rochester taxis accept card payments?

All taxis in Rochester should accept card payments; however, it is best to ask your driver beforehand to avoid surprises.

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