Looking for New York City, NY taxis?
To help ensure that your UberX requests are fulfilled, you might get matched with a New York City taxi driver. If so, you’ll enjoy the same 24/7 availability and affordable prices you know with UberX while riding to your destination in a cab.
The best of Uber and taxis in New York City
Welcome to New York City taxis with Uber, where local cab drivers may fulfill UberX requests. All it takes is a few steps to get started. Request a trip with UberX in the Uber app, then head to your dropoff location—potentially in a New York City taxi. Enjoy the same price as UberX while riding with a fully licensed taxi driver.
To ensure a seamless pickup and dropoff experience, Uber will share your first name, pickup and dropoff locations with the taxi driver, and the driver’s taxi e-hail application provider. We anonymize your phone number so you can contact taxi drivers while maintaining your privacy. Taxis share their real-time location with the TLC.
Request UberX when and where you want in New York City, no matter the time of day. To help ensure that your ride needs are met around the clock, a licensed taxi driver may fulfill your request for UberX if they’re nearby. Please know that you cannot change the pickup or dropoff location or add a stop during a taxi ride.
All taxi drivers undergo background checks conducted by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). They do not undergo the additional background checks that for-hire vehicle drivers on the Uber platform go through. You’ll get access to many of Uber’s in-app safety features. However, some features like Verify Your Ride and Ride Check are unavailable on taxi rides. Taxis may be salvaged vehicles as permitted by the TLC.
See upfront pricing in New York City so you can feel confident requesting more rides in the future. The price may be adjusted at the end of the trip if surcharges or tolls differ from the estimated upfront price.
New York City taxi and ride options near you
Room for 4
Taxis and other vehicles for up to 4 riders
Room for 6
Non-taxi vehicles for up to 6 riders
Rates of UberX
Budget ahead for your ride in New York City by viewing the average rate for rides with Uber.
On average, 19 minute rides in New York City costs $30.
Nearby taxi services
24/7 New York City rides
Whether you want to explore local restaurant favorites or need a quick ride to the grocery store or another place, consider requesting UberX to make your ride happen. The Uber app allows you to connect with drivers at any time so your travel needs in New York City are met. You may be matched with a taxi in the event a taxi is near your pickup location.
For out-of-town meetings and lengthy commutes to the office, consider trying UberX in New York City the next time you’re thinking about requesting a taxi. You can request a ride 24/7 so you’re on the road and headed to your dropoff location in no time. While the driver focuses on getting you to your destination, you can focus on getting work done. Sometimes riders are matched with taxi drivers to fulfill UberX requests.
Frequently asked questions
- How do I request a taxi in New York City with Uber?
While you can’t request a taxi directly from the Uber app in New York City, a taxi can assist you with your UberX request if there’s one nearby. To get started, open the Uber app, enter your pickup and dropoff locations, then select UberX from the list of ride options. If a taxi is close to your pickup location, you might be matched with a licensed taxi driver to assist you with your trip.
- How do taxi trips work in New York City with Uber?
To ensure a seamless pickup and dropoff experience, Uber will share your first name, pickup and dropoff locations with the taxi driver, and the driver’s taxi e-hail application provider. Taxis share their real-time location with the TLC. Taxis may be salvaged vehicles as permitted by the TLC.
- Can I change my trip after requesting a taxi in New York City with Uber?
You won’t be able to change the pickup or dropoff location or add a stop during a taxi ride in New York City.
- How do I tip my taxi driver with Uber in New York City?
If you match with a taxi driver after requesting UberX, you can use the Uber app to provide a tip. Giving cash directly to your driver is also an option (100% of your in-app tip goes directly to the driver).
- What safety features are available on a taxi ride in New York City with Uber?
You’ll get access to many of Uber’s in-app safety features. For example, we anonymize your phone number so you can contact taxi drivers while maintaining your privacy. However, some features like Verify Your Ride and Ride Check are unavailable on taxi rides.
- How many passengers can ride together in a taxi with Uber in New York City?
Taxis that fulfill UberX requests can support up to 4 riders max. To accommodate a group with up to 6 riders, consider booking UberXL, an affordable ride option for larger groups.
- Are taxi rides with Uber cheaper than UberX?
Whether you're matched with an UberX driver or a taxi driver in New York City, the price will be the same.
- What is the best app to book taxis?
Many apps offer the ability to book taxis in New York City. Consider booking a taxi with the Uber app to enjoy affordable prices and 24/7 ride requesting when you need to travel in and around New York City.
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