Taxis in Dublin

According to the latest statistics, there are more taxis operating in Dublin than New York. In a city with less than 1 million inhabitants, the capital of Ireland has over 14,000 active taxi drivers.

The large number of taxis in Dublin is very useful for visitors and locals. However, taxi drivers are not at all happy since their income is reduced due to the competition.

Surprisingly, the taxi roof sign is the only way to identify taxis in Dublin. Each taxi driver has a different vehicle.

Fares

Monday – Saturday from 8am – 8pm

  • Minimum fare: 4,10€ (includes the first kilometer or 170 seconds waiting period)
  • Price per kilometer: 1,03€
  • Price per 1-minute waiting time: 0,36€

From the 15km or the 40 minutes, fares increase 30%.

Rest of timetable, Sundays and public holidays

  • Minimum fare: 4,45€ (includes the first kilometer or 170 seconds waiting period)
  • Price per kilometer: 1,35€
  • Price per 1-minute waiting time: 0,48€

From the 15km or the 40 minutes, fares increase 30%.

Additional charges

  • Booking by phone: 2€.
  • Additional passenger from the second onwards: 1€
  • Tips: Taxi expect a 10% tip.

Examples

To give you an idea of approximate prices, a taxi from the airport to the city center is between 25€ - 35€. A standard journey in the city center will cost you approximately between 5€ - 8€.

Taxi phone numbers

Although you can hail a taxi on the street, you can also book a taxi by calling the following taxi companies:

  • Castle Cabs: 01 8319000
  • Pony Cabs: 01 6612233
  • Speed Cabs: 01 4750800
  • Checkers Cabs: 01 8343434
  • City Cabs: 01 8731122