There are three ways to hire a taxi-cab in Adelaide – book by phone, at a Taxi-cab Rank or hail from the side of the road.
To book a taxi-cab by telephone simply dial the designated taxi companies.
Your booking details will be taken and depending when you want the taxi-cab, the first available taxi will dispatched to collect you.
There are designated taxi-cab ranks which are clearly signposted throughout metropolitan Adelaide. Sometimes at major events or at extremely busy ranks a system called “multiple hire” might operate. (See below for more information on Multiple Hiring)
You can 'hail or flag down' a taxi-cab from the side of the road or street. For safety reasons it is best you try to pick a place that is well lit and accessible
How many passengers will taxis carry?
Most taxis can carry four passengers, although some can take more.
How will the fare be calculated and how do I know how much to pay?
Each taxi is fitted with a calibrated meter which can be seen in the vehicle. For journeys with a destination within metropolitan Adelaide the cost of the journey is calculated by the meter.
Multiple hiring's are permitted in taxis throughout Adelaide with the consent of all passengers.
A multiple hiring involves:
- two or more people who are traveling in the taxi from a common starting point
- the first and subsequent hirers consent to another person also hiring the taxi
- the hirers' destinations are in the same general direction
- each hirer paying no more than 75 per cent of the fare showing on the taxi meter at their destination