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Tampa Taxi

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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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Taxis in Tampa

Tampa has something on offer for everyone. Whether you are looking for family fun, history to soak in, outdoors to explore, or unique, comforting food to treat yourself to, you can find something to enjoy in the Gulf Coast city of Tampa, Florida. Visitors can stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk during the day, learn about aquatic life at the Florida Aquarium, or marvel at the greenery in the Busch Gardens. At night, Ybor City is the place to be for a vibrant nightlife scene.

While exploring the city and surrounding area, taking a Tampa taxi is the easiest way to get to wherever you are going. Several taxi companies offer taxi services in Tampa. You can easily find taxis waiting at popular destinations if you need a ride or call a Tampa cab company to request a pickup. Taxi fares are generally based on a metered rate, but if you are travelling from Tampa airport to downtown Tampa or the cruise terminal, the taxi fare is set at a flat rate of $30 (€30.60). For a competitive flat rate to any destination in or around Tampa, you can also book your Tampa taxi service in advance with a professional Welcome Pickups driver.


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)
30.60 €
30.60 €
15 MIN
6.50 €
6.50 €
11.40 €
11.40 €

Tampa Taxi Prices

Tampa taxis generally charge fares based on a metered rate, with the final cost of your trip depending on the time travelled to your destination and the distance covered. The fee is determined by a base rate of $3.50 (€3.60) for the first fifth of a mile travelled, plus $2.50 (€2.60) per mile travelled. If you travel between the airport and downtown Tampa or the cruise terminal, the taxi fare will be set at a flat rate of $30 (€30.60). In any case, for a competitive flat rate without any hidden charges to any destination in Tampa, you can book your Tampa taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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How to get a Taxi in Tampa

Several taxi companies service the Tampa, Florida, area. Taxis can be readily found waiting near popular destinations such as major hotels, the performing arts centre, and bus and train stations. You can also call a Tampa taxi company to request that a driver comes to pick you up. Yellow Cab is the main taxi company that services Tampa airport, and they also provide rides around the Tampa area; you can call +813 253 0121 or +813 666 6666 to request a pickup. To avoid spending time looking for a taxi or waiting in the street for a driver to come to pick you up – especially late at night or under unbearable weather conditions, you can instead pre-book a personalised transfer with a professional and friendly driver, selected and trained by Welcome Pickups.

Book your Tampa Taxi Transfer in Advance

If you know where and when you’ll be needing a ride, you can save some time and hassle by booking your Tampa taxi ahead of time. When you book with Welcome Pickups, you know your prompt, professional driver will be there as soon as you need to be picked up. What is more, you will be charged a competitive flat rate, so you won’t have to worry about what a taximeter will add up to or any additional fees. Don’t forget Welcome drivers are locals who will be happy to share their recommendations and answer any questions you may have about things worth seeing and doing.

Tips for your taxi in Tampa

  1. In the US, it is standard to tip taxi drivers 20% for their service.
  2. Most taxi drivers in Tampa can accept payment by card.
  3. Children that are 6 years old or older can use a booster seat or simply use the seat belt, while kids aged 5 and under must be secured in an approved car seat.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Tampa

Several taxi companies in Tampa offer wheelchair-accessible vehicles for transfers. You can call Yellow Cab (+813 666 6666) to request an accessible vehicle for your taxi transfer. Another option is to book your transfer with Ridewyse (+813 253 0121). Just ensure you specify your requirements.

Tampa Taxi Safety and Complaints

Tampa taxis are a safe, comfortable, and fast way to get around Tampa during your visit. Taxi drivers are reliable, polite and trustworthy. However, as service may vary from one company and individual to the other, if an issue does come up during your taxi trip, keep a note of what happened, when, and where along with the taxi’s license plate number and driver’s name. You can then report your complaint to the taxi company you used for your transfer.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any popular Tampa taxi companies I can call?

Several companies provide Tampa taxi services. Yellow Cab is the main company that picks passengers up from Tampa airport, whilst they also provide rides throughout Tampa; you can call them on +813 253 0121 or +813 666 6666 to request a ride. Please note, taxi rates may vary between the different local providers. For a competitive flat rate and no hidden costs, you can always pre-book your rides with a professional and prompt Welcome Pickups driver.

Do I need to tip my Tampa taxi driver?

Yes, in the US, it is common courtesy to tip taxi drivers around 20% for good service.

Are taxis in Tampa FL expensive?

Tampa taxi rates may vary between the different Tampa taxi companies. Generally, taxi fares can be estimated by a base rate of $3.50 (€3.60) and an extra $2.50 (€2.60) per mile. Keep in mind that for some routes a set fee will be often offered instead, with the fare from Tampa airport to the central area of Tampa as an example being $30 (€30.60).

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