Photo: taxicab and ART busTaxicabs are an important supplement and link for people who carpool, bike, walk, or use public transportation. Because fares differ between areas, always check the fare rates with cab companies to be sure you understand what the costs can be and what form of payment is accepted.

Taxicab & Sedan Service Apps

myTaxi offers a smartphone app to book and pay for a cab.

Red Top Cab offers two apps. The Red Top Cab app allows you to pay with cash or credit card. Red Select allows you to choose a type of car and pay with your phone and stored credit card information.

RideScout is a mobile app that integrates Google transit information, Car2Go availability, individual taxi drivers (regular taxi cab, electric cab and pedicab) and peer to peer social ride sharing.

Ride-matching app that connects people who need rides with vetted drivers from the community who are able and willing to share a ride. Payments are handled via a cashless donation system between smartphones.

Taxi Magic booking works with 85 taxi fleets in 45 cities across the United States. Use the smartphone app or book via text message or online.

Uber offers a smartphone app to book and pay for a cab or Uber's sedan service.

Taxicab Companies

Listed below are taxicab companies in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland, as well as companies that specialize in airport service.

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TDD Relay Services

Phone numbers for taxicab companies are listed below. TDD numbers for deaf and hard of hearing customers are listed for the companies that have them. To call other numbers, free TDD service is available through these relay services:

  • In Virginia: TDD service is available through Virginia Relay. Dial 711 to initiate a Virginia Relay call.
  • In Washington, DC: TDD service is available through the D.C. Government. Dial 711 to initiate a TDD relay call.
  • In Maryland: Several types of relay services are available through Maryland Relay. Dial 711 to initiate a TDD Relay call.

For information about paratransit and accessible taxicabs for seniors and persons with disabilities, see the Paratransit page.

Taxicab Companies in Virginia

Arlington County

  • Arlington Yellow Cab
    24 Hour Dispatch: (703) 522-2222
    Wheelchair accessible cabs available with 3 hour advance request.
  • Arlington Blue Top Cab
    24 Hour Dispatch: (703) 243-TAXI (8294)
    Wheelchair accessible taxicabs available by advance request.
  • Crown Cab Company
    Non-Dispatch: 703-528-0202
  • EnviroCAB
    Clean the Air for the Same Fare
    All Hybrid Taxi Fleet
    24 Hour Dispatch:  703-920-3333
  • Hess Taxicab Company
    Non-Dispatch: 703-841-1555
  • Friendly Cab Company
    Non-Dispatch: 703-892-4144
  • Red Top Cab of Arlington
    24 Hour Dispatch: 703-522-3333
    TDD: 703-522-3331
    Wheelchair-accessible taxicabs available upon request.

Senior/Disabled Discounted Tickets: Senior citizens and disabled customers of Arlington Red Top, Blue Top, and Yellow Cab can save 10% on their fare when they purchase special ticket books from The Commuter Store or online from

Super Senior Taxi Booklet: Arlington County residents age 70 or older can save 50% on their taxi fare by purchasing ticket booklets that can be used on Arlington Red Top, Blue Top or Yellow Cab. Tickets are available from The Commuter Store or online from

Complaints about an Arlington County taxicab company should be directed to the Arlington County Hack Inspector at 703-228-4255. 

Please visit Arlington County's Taxicab Regulation page for additional information on taxicab service and regulation in Arlington County, Virginia.


Fairfax County

Questions or complaints about a Fairfax County cab company should be directed to the Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services, Regulation and Licensing Branch, 703-324-5932, TDD: 711.

Falls Church

Loudoun County

City of Manassas

Prince William County

Complaints about a Prince William County, City of Manassas or Manassas Park cab company should be directed to the hack inspector, 8406 Kao Circle, Manassas, Virginia 20111, 703-792-6552.

Taxicab Companies in Washington, DC

No more zones. After decades of debate, Washington, DC's zone system for determining taxi fares was replaced in 2008 with metered service.

Washington, DC Taxicab Companies

There are more than 150 taxicab companies registered with the DC Taxicab Commission. Fortunately, the Commission maintains an alphabetical list of companies online.

Questions or complaints about a DC cab company should be directed to the DC Taxicab Commission.

Bicycle Taxi Service

DC Pedicab is a unique, pedal-powered taxi service, providing open-air rides through the city.

Taxicab Companies in Maryland

Howard County

Questions or complaints about a Howard County cab company should be directed to The Howard County Department of Inspections, License and Permits, 410-313-2455

Montgomery County

Taxicabs in Montgomery County are regulated by the Department of Public Works and Transportation and operate under established standards 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Montgomery County issues licenses for wheelchair accessible vehicles that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. There is no additional charge for an accessible taxicab. Accessible taxicabs should be requested in advance.

  • Action Taxi, 301-840-1222
  • Barwood Taxicabs, 301-984-1900
  • Orange Taxi, 301-912-0000
  • Regency Cab, 301-990-9000
  • Sun Cab, 301-252-0575.

Questions or complaints about a Montgomery County cab company should be directed to the Montgomery County Taxicab Unit.

Prince Georges County

Taxi service is available throughout Prince George's County and is provided by several licensed operators. All licensed cabs operate on a meter system. The central dispatching service in Prince George's County is Taxi Taxi, 301-577-2000.

Airport Service

In addition to normal taxicab service provided by the companies listed above, these specialized transportation services serve the Washington, D.C. area's airports:

For more about transportation options to and from the the airports, see the Metro Connections page and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Web site.

Taxicab Resources is a free service for calculating duration, distance, and estimated fares for taxi rides.

Washington Post District Traffic Fare Estimator

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