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Montreal Taxis, Taxi Fares and More

A Guide to Taxis that Service Montreal, From East to West


Montreal taxis come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

Montreal taxis come in all shapes, sizes and colors, unlike say in New York, where cab color is traditionally yellow, such as in the above photo.

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Montreal taxis are generally clean, the drivers courteous and response time is fast, about 10 minutes or less after making a call.

Estimate the Cost of the Cab Ride
Before even calling a taxi, figure out how much the cab ride will cost with either Taxi Fare Finder or TaxiWiz by entering your departure and destination information. I personally find Taxiwiz to be more accurate.

Make Sure to Call a Cab That Services Your Departure Location
While most of the taxi companies listed below will only pick up customers in central Montreal neighborhoods such as those listed in section A-11 of this Montreal map, there are a couple of taxi companies that will pick you up in the far East and West of the island of Montreal, just scroll to the end of this document for their contact information.

File a Complaint If You Must
If, after your taxi ride, you were grossly unsatisfied with the service you received, you can (and should) file a complaint with the city of Montreal right here or email the Montreal police at bureaudutaxi@spvm.qc.ca.

Top Montreal Taxi Companies
A few of my favorite Montreal taxicab companies, just below.

1. Uber Taxi
Uber Taxi is an on-demand taxi dispatching service that uses GPS-based technology. At the time of its Montreal implementation in November 2013, Uber Taxi was available in over 50 cities worldwide. And I loved my experiences with the service. Here's why. Note: as a thank you for giving them a chance, UBER gives new users up to $20 in free taxi credits.

2. Atlas Taxi
Generally pleasant and friendly drivers work at Atlas and dispatching response is fast, with a cab arriving in usually five to ten minutes if not less, particularly on the west side of Montreal (e.g., Westmount, N.D.G., Snowdon, St. Henri). Call (514) 485-4888.

3. Taxi Co-op
I've read very negative reviews with regards to Taxi Co-Op though I've had decent experiences myself. They'll even jump start your car if you need it for $20 or help you open your car doors if you locked the keys in for $30. They also have special-purpose taxi transportation for customers in wheelchairs. Great coverage across the island of Montreal too, from east to west. Reserve online or call (514) 845-1244 (central Montreal), (514) 352-6000 (East End) or (514) 636-6666 (West Island).

4. Unitaxi
Enjoy the luxury of a well-groomed sedan and dressed up driver, without paying more than regular cab fare. The only caveat is the wait time, roughly 20 minutes, which is about double what you'd expect from other cab companies. But if you can bear the wait, want to make an entry while staying in budget, and can afford to tip for great service, call Unitaxi at (514) 482-3000.

Central Montreal Taxi Companies
The following cab companies are authorized to pick up customers in the central Montreal area (section A-11 of this Montreal map).

Montreal East Taxi Companies
These taxi companies are authorized to pick up customers in the easternmost communities on the island of Montreal (section A-05 of this Montreal map).

West Island Taxi Companies
These taxi companies are authorized to pick up customers in the westernmost communities on the island of Montreal (section A-12 of this Montreal map).

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