• Friendly Cab is the largest taxi transportation provider in the East Bay. Our large fleet of taxis and state-of-the-art digital dispatching technology make it easy for you to find and taxi and get where you need to go! We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.

    We accept reservations, corporate vouchers, and major credit credit cards. All of our drivers have undergone a thorough screening process, are well-trained in service and special regulations, have clean driving records, and have no criminal history. Call Friendly Cab at

    (510) 536-3000! We will be there for you when you need us.

  • Friendlycab is in the news! Check out what the press is saying about our new green friendly fleet. This article appeared in the ContraCosta Times and another is on the web at Oakland North net

    (510) 536-3000! We will be there for you when you need us.

  • Friendly Cab is leading the way in making transportation better for the environment! Many of our vehicles use Compressed Natural Gas, which burns cleaner and doesn't contribute to groundwater or urban pollution. Our headquarters is currently undergoing extensive renovation to dramatically reduce our footprint with a recycled-water car wash, more energy-efficient buildings, and other measures to help the environment and the neighborhood. We are excited to begin introducing Hybrid-Electric taxis, letting you meet your transportation needs with a greener taxi ride.
  • Friendly Cab has a fleet of more than 100 vehicles at our Oakland headquarters. Most of our taxis are Ford LTD Crown Victorias, an American-made car that is a standard for taxi and limousine companies across the country. We are introducing a fleet of new Hybrid-Electric taxis to provide a more luxurious and environmentally-friendly ride for our customers. Friendly Cab taxis are maintained to the highest standards of quality and safety, in a newly-built garage at our headquarters. Our vehicles are also subject to regular inspection by the City of Oakland. Friendly Cab has a full selection of standard, hybrid, minivan, and wheelchair-accessible vehicles to meet all taxi needs.

  • Our facility graphic

    Friendly Cab has decided to modernize its' facility. The new facility, being completed in early 2010, will compliment Friendly's green initiatives and provide for a more staff-friendly, efficient atmosphere. New features include an eco-car wash that uses 98% recycled water, energy efficient site lighting, and brand new remodeled office space. And if you ever come by to visit, make sure to stop off at Friendly's new Tasty Taxis for lunch!

  • Our friendly staff is here to serve you

    The key to happy taxi customers is a happy staff. Emotions are highly contagious. Even though with our new Online Booking and Mobile Booking features you never even have to call our office- if you do, we want your experience to be a Friendly one. A large percentage of our taxi staff has been around since Friendly Cab's inception, and with superior customer service, we hope that you'll stick around too!

  • Our service area map graphic

    Call one number for taxi service in the entire East Bay! We have one

    of the most extensive taxi service coverage areas in the Bay Area.

    Our taxi reach spans from San Leandro to Oakland to Richmond to even Hercules. And with each one of our cabs being equipped with the latest in GPS technology, we can efficiently dispatch taxis that are nearest to you, translating to a simpler, faster taxi experience..


Friendly letter from MSSP

Thanks so much for the kind letter from MSSP we're sharing below.

Kevin Ito

Friendly Cab Company

November 8, 2010


Dear Kevin and Sraff,

On behave of the Multipurpose Seniors Services Program (MSSP) at Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, we thank you for providing FREE rides on Election Day to people who could not otherwise get a chance to vote last Tuesday. We know that some of our MSSP clients took advantage of oyur kindness and we wanted you to know that we noticed.


You are wonderful citizens and great providers for our clients week after week, month after month and year after year. We wanted you to know how much we appreciate your hard work and kindness!


Thanks to you from all of us at MSSP for what you do for our senior clients.

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Latest News

Cab company offers free rides for Oakland voters

Bay City News Service

Posted: 11/02/2010 07:08:07 AM PDT
Updated: 11/02/2010 07:10:40 AM PDT

Getting to the polling places in Oakland just got a little easier. Oakland-based Friendly Cab announced Monday that it would offer free taxi rides to residents going to and from their polling place.

Considered the first program of its kind, the free rides will give voters a chance to vote or drop off absentee ballots from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The company plans to provide up to 25 taxis to shuttle voters, and the cabs will be dispersed throughout the city "in the most equitable way possible," according to a statement released by Friendly Cab.


Oakland gets green taxis

Oakland gets green taxis

OAKLAND — That bright green Friendly Cab taxi that just sped by you isn't just green on the outside.

Beneath its gleaming hood runs a gas-electric engine, and it's one of 17 new hybrids providing what the company calls Oakland's only environmentally friendly taxi option.


Customer Testimonials

Occupation: Lawyer
"They are consistent and reliable. Their taxicabs are also very well kept –I like being able to count on that. "

Occupation: Flight Attendant
"Over the years and out of every city I’ve been to, Friendly Cab definitely ranks up to one of the best taxi companies."

Occupation: Grandmother
"I’m retired and live in a senior community. Some of us need a little extra help from the taxicab drivers from time to time. I’m happy to say that we use Friendly Cab, because they are so nice."

Occupation: UC Berkeley Student
"They are the best cab company to use around campus. The last cab I rode in had a GPS and that’s awesome."