Ordinarily, when you request an Uber with a service like UberX, you are paired with a nearby Uber driver who uses their own vehicle to give you a ride. What you might not know is that in some cities you can use a service called UberTaxi to hail a licensed taxicab.
With UberTaxi, you pay a about $2 booking fee, the standard taxi rate in your city/town, and a 20% gratuity. You pay for your ride with the Uber app, so you won’t have to hand cash or a credit card to your taxi driver.
How to ride in an uberTAXI
Open the app and enter your destination in the ‘Where to’ box. Once you confirm your pickup and destination addresses are correct, select 'TAXI' at the bottom of your screen. Then, tap ‘Confirm TAXI’.
Once you’ve been matched, you’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details and can track their arrival on the map.
Hop in when your driver arrives. Your driver has your destination and directions on the fastest route to get there, but you can always request a specific route.
You'll be automatically charged through your payment method on file, so you can exit your uberTAXI as soon as you arrive.
Remember to rate your driver at the end of the ride.