Taxis & Reserved Rides
Taxis and reserved rides
With 24/7, on-demand, door-to-door services, taxis fulfill around 600 local trips a day and can be a key main transportation strategy, as well as a back-up option. With the average cost of owning a car at about $20 a day, getting around with a mix of walking, bicycling, busing, carsharing, ridesharing, car rental and taxis instead could save you thousands of dollars a year.
Other rides by reservation include Gadabout, serving older adults and people with disabilities. Volunteer ride services can sometimes provide rides for those without other options, given advance notice, especially people with disabilities, low-income households, seniors, and those needing rides to school meetings.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxi now available at Ithaca Dispatch!
Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM.
For service from 5:00PM-2:00AM Sunday -Thurs, you must call 24 hours in advance and subject to availability. For service on Fridays after 5pm you must call 48 hours in advance and subject to availability. When calling Ithaca Dispatch to make your 24 hour or 48 hour reservation, for after 5:00 PM pick-up reservations, please call 607-277-2842 MON-FRI between 9am and 4pm. On weekends, call 607-277-7777.
Regular taxi fares apply. Room for 4 (3 seated & 1 wheelchair) passengers. Expanded days of service are anticipated for the near future.
Reserving a ride
Ithaca Dispatch: (607) 277-7777 or reserve a taxi online.
The following are all owned and run by Ithaca Dispatch and can be reached by any of the following numbers. Ithaca Dispatch also offers a Corporate Town Car Service at 379-0429.
University Taxi (607) 277-7777
Yellow Taxi (607) 277-CABS (2227)
Cayuga Taxi (607) 277-TAXI (8294)
Collegetown Cab (607) 588-8888 or go to their website.
Ithaca Airline Limousine (607) 273-3030
Ithaca Airline Limo offers one-way or round trip fares for daily pre-scheduled routes to or from the Cortland, Syracuse or Ithaca Airports. Seats should be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. For more information on stops, costs, or to make a reservations, call (607)273-3030 or (800) 273-9197.