Taxis on Long Island, NY (taxi Cabs)
Contains all the taxi services on Long Island. Some operate from RR stations. Others can be called.
Taxis are a staple world wide in small towns to large cities, though as you travel the globe their mode of transportation will vary widely. On Long Island find a taxi at a train station or call ahead to make a reservation. On Long Island taxis are not so numerous that it is suggested to hail one from the street corner. Often you will have to call a taxi or yellow cab service to come pick you up from your home, office, or local bar to go to your final destination which may include the airport. Yellow cabs, taxis are usually Ford Crown Victorias and Lincoln Towncars. In an effort to reduce pollution contributed to the environment on Long Island by taxi cabs, hybrid taxis such as the Toyota Camry and Prius are becoming more common. On Long Island often the easiest, most common place to find a taxi, yellow cab or limousine is at a train station, or on Main Street. The cost of using a taxi starts at a base fare and then increases proportionally to the number of miles traveled across Long Island in the cab. Other options for transportation such as buses, trains, and shuttle services are also listed on this directory.
Taxis Long Island are not as easily found as they may be in New York City. You will often find that you must call a local car service rather than flagging one down in the street. Taxis are often hired by Long Island locals from dispatch for short trips to the supermarket, to the doctors office or hospital. Through the use of GPS location services the dispatcher is able to send you the closest Long Island taxi. Sometimes you will also find that you are speaking directly with the driver, in this case the Long Island cab company may have the main phone number routed directly to the driver's cell phone. There are many malls across Long Island such as the Walt Whitman Mall, Roosevelt Field Mall, Sunrise Mall, and Tanger Outlets at Deer Park the Long Island taxi companies listed on this page are available to fulfill your transportation needs to destinations across the New York area.