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Des Moines Taxi

Great price for your Cab Service in Des Moines


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Fantastic Prices for your Des Moines Cab

From world-class farmer’s markets and botanical gardens to fascinating art galleries and famous early-20th-century landmarks, there’s so much to see and do in Des Moines. When it comes to getting around this large city easily and seamlessly, we recommend taking a Des Moines taxi. You can easily hail a Des Moines cab in the street, walk to a designated taxi rank, book your ride in advance, or call one of the phone dispatch taxi services in Des Moines.


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)
17 €
19 €
15 MIN
17 €
19 €
15 MIN
50 €
52 €
50 MIN

Des Moines Taxi Prices

All Des Moines taxi drivers must have an officially calibrated taximeter fitted in their car, which will be used to calculate each trip’s fare. The tariffs are set in place by the Iowa Council and are binding for all Des Moines cab drivers. The taxi tariffs work as follows;

Base fare: $2 (€2)

Price per mile: $2 (€2)

Waiting charge / per hour: $25 (€25)

It’s important to note that there are extra charges for things such as every passenger after the first ($0.50 (€0.50)), airport pickups ($4.50 (€4.50)) and travelling between the nighttime hours of 22:00 and 04:00 ($2 (€2)).

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How to get a Taxi Service in Des Moines

There are two main Des Moines taxi companies in the city; Yellow Cab Co and the Capitol Cab Company. They are available throughout the city 24/7 and can be hailed in the street. Alternatively, you can walk to one of the taxi ranks located at Des Moines International Airport, downtown Des Moines Marriott, the bus station, and in the popular Court Avenue entertainment district. You can also call your cab service in Des Moines on one of the two following numbers:

Yellow Cab Co: +1 (515) 243 1111

Capitol Cab Company: +1 (515) 282 8111

Why book your Cab Service in Des Moines with Welcome?

As there are only two different providers offering taxi services in Des Moines, during bad weather or peak travel times it can be extremely difficult to get a local taxi. Instead of missing your show or dinner reservation waiting for a local Des Moines taxi, if you know when and where you’ll be needing a taxi, we suggest pre-booking your ride with Welcome Pickups. We give guaranteed on-time pickups, personalised transfers, 24/7 customer support and competitive fixed-rate fares for all our journeys around Des Moines.

Des Moines Cab Tips

  1. To avoid overcharging incidents, ensure your Des Moines cab driver resets their taximeter before you begin your journey.
  2. The average pickup time is 13 minutes for a local taxi service in Des Moines.
  3. There’s an extra charge for every passenger after the first unless that passenger is under 12 years old, then they travel for free.
  4. A tip is expected by your Des Moines taxi driver, the average tip is between 8 to 20% of your final fare.

Wheelchair Accessible Cab Service in Des Moines

Although the average Des Moines taxis aren’t fully wheelchair accessible, there are many specialist cab services in Des Moines available. Some of the top-rated companies that have ramps or hydraulic lifts for wheelchair users are as follows; 

Joy Ride: +1 (515) 331 1100

Midwest AmbuCare: +1 (515) 222 2222

Ambassadors Medical Transport Services: +1 (515) 777 6132

Des Moines Taxi Safety and Complaints

Des Moines cabs are extremely well monitored and regularly checked by the Iowa Council. They are very safe to take, are clean and give fair prices using a taximeter. However, if you do experience any issues during your ride, you should report it directly to the company you travelled with. Be sure to have the taxi registration number and/or name of your driver at hand before calling. 

Frequently asked questions

Is it easy to find a cab in Des Moines?

Yes, finding a taxi service in Des Moines is easy. You can hail one in the street, walk to a designated taxi rank, book your rides in advance or call one of the two Des Moines taxi companies on; Yellow Cab Co at +1 (515) 243 1111 and Capitol Cab Company at +1 (515) 282 8111.

Are there any cab companies in Des Moines I can call?

There are two official Des Moines cab services, Yellow Cab Co, reachable at +1 (515) 243 1111, and Capitol Cab Company at +1 (515) 282 8111. You can call for a pickup, but be aware that the average wait time is around 13 minutes.

Do I need to tip my Des Moines taxi driver?

Tipping your Des Moines taxi driver is expected. The average tip is around 8 to 20% of your final fare, depending on how well the driver provided their service. You can work this out at the end of your journey.

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