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Pittsburgh Taxi

Pittsburgh Taxi Services - General Information


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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Pittsburgh Taxi

Pittsburgh has transitioned from an industrial “Steel City” to a vibrant and exciting place to visit all year around. With a keen focus on tourism the City of Pittsburgh offers numerous original attractions, breathtaking sights and an up-and-coming food scene. Navigating Pittsburgh can be difficult due to its triangular arrangement, however using a Pittsburgh taxi can help you get around the city easily and efficiently.


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)
From Downtown to Pittsburgh Zoo (Zoological Society of Pittsburgh)
$23.90 €
$23.90 €
15 minutes
From Downtown to Carnegie Museum of Art
$13.30 €
$13.30 €
8 minutes
Yellow taxis lining up in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Taxi Prices

Taxi prices in Pittsburgh are set by the city and these tariffs were most recently updated in January 2019. The Pittsburgh taxi tariff is calculated and consists of a basic charge, a kilometer price and a time-dependent charge for standing and waiting times. This tariff is automatically calculated by the use of official calibrated taximeters installed in all taxis. 

Base fee – $4.00 (€3.60)

Kilometer rate per km – $1.55 (€1.40)

Standing / Waiting time per hour – $ 21.00 (€19.10)

There is no separate or different rate for using a taxi at night, therefore day and night taxi costs are the same.

Please be aware that there may be extra charges when travelling to and from the airport, travelling on a Sunday or a holiday and when using a toll road.

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How to get a Pittsburgh cab

There are numerous taxi companies offering transfer services in downtown Pittsburgh like the black-and-white taxis, dubbed “Pittsburgh City Cab” which you can hail from the street and will transport you to nearby neighbourhoods. All major hotels offer easy access to taxis, which you will find waiting outside their main entrances. Alternatively you can pick up a Pittsburgh cab from one of the many taxi-stands dotted around the city or call one of the many Pittsburgh taxi service companies that operate in the city. Some of these include:

  • zTrip Taxi Services: +1 (412) 777-7777
  • Classy Cab: +1 (412) 322-5080
  • Eagle Cab Co.: +1 (412) 765-1555

Booking your Pittsburgh Taxi Transfer in Advance

Booking your Pittsburgh transfer in advance is always the safest way to make sure that you have access to a taxi when you need it. Using a trusted company like Welcome Pickups allows you to conveniently pre-book your transfer on-line at a low cost fixed price and enjoy the benefits of a personalised ride. Whether you’re in Pittsburgh for business or pleasure, let Welcome Pickups take care of your transport needs and get you to your destination promptly and safely.

Pittsburgh Taxi Tips

  1. It’s customary to tip your Pittsburgh cab driver 15% of your total fare.
  2. Taxi fares in Pittsburgh don't increase during the night.
  3. There is a $1 additional charge for trips to and from the airport.

Frequently asked questions

How can I call a Pittsburgh taxi?

Unlike most US cities hailing a cab on the street in Pittsburgh isn’t as simple as you might expect, unless you’re in the downtown area where you can catch the black-and-white Pittsburgh City Cabs that can take you to nearby neighbourhoods. It is therefore more convenient to call a local taxi company and book your transfer with a dispatcher. Make sure to ask about their rates when making your booking.

How much does a taxi cost in Pittsburgh?

The cost of a taxi transfer in Pittsburgh is calculated by a calibrated taximeter installed in all taxis and the distance to your location. There is a set base rate ($4.00) (€3.60) and a per kilometer ($1.55) (€1.40) for all rides. For a fixed rate cost you can simply pre-book your Pittsburgh transfer with Welcome Pickups.

How can I pay for my Pittsburgh taxi?

Payment for your transfer can be made with cash or credit / debit card. Pre-booked transfers offer you the option of making your payment in advance.

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