Rio Taxi Services
Cabs in Rio take you to out-of-the-way places where buses don’t connect frequently. They are convenient, efficient, and reasonably priced.
There are numerous taxi stands across Rio from where you can board Yellow cabs with a blue strip on the side. Travelers can either board these cabs from the stands or call up the freelance cab drivers who belong to a particular taxi cooperative. Some of the preferred taxi cooperatives include JB taxi, Coopacarioca, and Pontual.
Rio Taxi Rates
The starting fare for yellow cabs is R$5.20.
Mondays to Saturdays (6am – 9pm) – Rate per km is R$2.05
Mondays to Saturdays (9pm – 6am) and Sundays and holidays – Rate per km is R$2.46
Once you fly down at the Rio Airport, you can take a radio taxi from the booth near the customs clearance area. The major upside of the radio taxi in Rio is the fact that you pay a fixed rate regardless of the time of day or traffic on the road. There’s no risk of being overcharged.
Rio Taxi Apps
One of the most used taxi apps in Rio is Easy Taxi. It’s the ease of use and availability in English language make it popular app among tourists. Another popular app is 99 Taxis. Like any other cab-booking apps, these will give you the name of the driver, contact number, licence plate number and type of car.