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Ride > Taxi > Cities > San Francisco

Looking for San Francisco, CA taxis?

To help ensure that your UberX requests are fulfilled, you might get matched with a San Francisco 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 San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco 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 San Francisco taxi. Enjoy the same price as UberX while riding with a fully licensed taxi driver.

  • 24/7 requesting

    Request UberX when and where you want in San Francisco, 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.

  • Safety information

    Uber prioritizes safety for every rider in San Francisco. In a few taps, you can access in-app features like the emergency assistance button to call authorities if you need help. The vehicle requirements for taxis differ from other vehicles used on UberX as taxis may be salvaged vehicles (as permitted by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and subject to SFMTA-required inspections).

  • Upfront pricing

    See upfront pricing in San Francisco 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.


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San Francisco 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 San Francisco by viewing the average rate for rides with Uber.

On average, 15 minute rides in San Francisco costs $19.

Nearby ride services

24/7 San Francisco 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 San Francisco are met. You may be matched with a taxi in the event a taxi is near your pickup location.

Business travel

For out-of-town meetings and lengthy commutes to the office, consider trying UberX in San Francisco 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.

Airport Transportation

​​Make airport travel easy in San Francisco by requesting a ride with the Uber app instead of looking for a taxi. With instant requesting available, you can confirm your trip as soon as you need a ride to or from the airport. Taxi drivers are also available to fulfill UberX requests for airport dropoffs in San Francisco.

Frequently asked questions

  • While you can’t request a taxi directly from the Uber app in San Francisco, 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.

  • If you match with a taxi driver after requesting UberX, you can give cash to your taxi driver directly or use the Uber app to provide a tip (100% of your in-app tip goes directly to the driver).

  • Safety is a top priority for every ride, including taxi rides with Uber. If you’re matched with a taxi in San Francisco, you can access some features such as the emergency assistance button to call local authorities from the Uber app. The vehicle requirements for taxis differ from other vehicles used on UberX as taxis may be salvaged vehicles (as permitted by the SFMTA and subject to SFMTA-required inspections).

  • 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.

  • Whether you're matched with an UberX driver or a taxi driver San Francisco, the price will be the same.

  • Although you can’t request a wheelchair-accessible taxi, you can check the Uber app for the Uber WAV ride option. With Uber WAV, you can request an affordable wheelchair-accessible vehicle and ride with specialized drivers to assist you.

  • You can use the Uber app to contact the driver regarding the lost item. To get started, visit the Uber app and go to the Account section. Tap on Trips, then select the trip on which you forgot the item. Next, tap Find Lost Item and follow the in-app instructions.