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The following information is provided as a resource for Anime Expo attendees and was pulled directly from the respective websites. Anime Expo does not endorse or control rates or policies of any of the services listed below.

Taxi

There are nine franchise taxi operators in the City of Los Angeles who operate more than 2300 taxis. Be sure before boarding any taxi in the city of Los Angeles that you look for the official City of Los Angeles Taxicab Seal. Taxicabs bearing this seal are insured, have trained drivers and are regularly inspected by the City of Los Angeles. Any cab without the seal is a bandit cab with no legal authorization to operate in the City. Read below or visit TaxiCabsLA.org more information about the City of Los Angeles authorized taxi companies, their telephone numbers, and service areas.

To estimate your fare, feel free to use Taxi Fare Finder. Taxis can be hailed using the RideYellow app, with the help of hotel staff, at the convention center, or by calling them at any of the numbers below.

To reach LADOT customer service regarding complaints or commendations, please call 1-800-501-0999.Metered Rates (as of 7/16/11 from TaxiCabsLA.org)

All Passengers Ride for Price of One:

  • $2.85 Flag drop (First 1/9th mile).
  • $0.30 For each additional 1/9th mile ($2.70 per mile).
  • $0.30 For each 37.0 seconds waiting time and/or traffic delay ($29.19 per hour).
  • $46.50 Flat fare for trips between LAX and downtown.
  • $4.00 Surcharge for all trips originating at LAX.
  • $15.00 Minimum fare for trips originating at LAX (In addition to the $4.00 surcharge)
Taxi Companies & Phone Numbers

Bell Cab
(888) 235-5222 or (800) 666-6664
Comments/Complaints: (800) 830-0551

Beverly Hills Cab Company
(310 or 800) 273-6611 or (800) 398-5221
Comments/Complaints: (310) 837-0260, Ext. 225

L.A. Checker Cab
(800 or 888) 300-5007 or (323) 654-8400
Comments/Complaints: (310) 330-3720

City Cab
(818) 252-1600 or (888) 248-9222 or (800) 750-4400
Comments/Complaints: (818) 252-1670

Independent Taxi
(323) 666-0050 or (800) 521-8294
Comments/Complaints: (323) 666-0050

United Independent Taxi *$10 Minimum Card Charge*
(323) 653-5050 or (310) 821-1000 or (800) 822-8294
Comments/Complaints: (213) 483-7669, Ext. 3068

Yellow Cab
(310 or 213) 808-1000 or (800) 200-1085 or (877) 733-3305
Comments/Complaints: (310) 715-1968

Uber

About: “Get a taxi, private car or rideshare from your mobile phone. Uber connects you with a driver in minutes.” For more information, rates, fare estimation, please visit Uber’s website.

Uber Services:

  • UberX: The least expensive Uber service. Drivers use their own everyday cars to give you a ride. Seats 4 riders.
  • UberXL:Seats at least 6 passengers. An UberXL car will be an SUV or a MiniVan. Higher fare price than UberX.
  • UberPlus: A luxury sedan that seats up to 4 riders. Expect a BMW, Mercededs, Audi, etc with a leather interior, allows you to split the fare within the app.
  • UberPOOL: Share your ride with another person and split the cost. Only available in LA, SF, NYC, and Paris. Read more.
  • Black Car: Uber’s ‘executive’ luxury service. Your driver will be a licensed livery driver and pick you up in a luxury sedan or SUV. Higher fare price than UberPlus.

Lyft

About: “Download the Lyft app for iPhone or Android, and get a friendly, affordable ride within minutes. Just tap a button, and you’ll get picked up by a Lyft driver. When the ride ends, the app automatically charges your saved credit card. No need to carry cash! ”

For more information and fare estimation, please visit the Lyft website.

Lyft Pricing
Base Charge $0.80
Cancel Penalty $5.00
Cost Minimum $4.00
Cost Per Mile $1.10
Cost Per Minute $0.21
Trust And Safety Fee $1.50

Plus Pricing
Base Charge $1.20
Cancel Penalty $5.00
Cost Minimum $6.00
Cost Per Mile $1.65
Cost Per Minute $0.32
Trust And Safety Fee $1.50

At times of high demand your fare may be subject to a ‘Prime Time’ multiplier to keep vehicles available. The multiplier, if any, will be communicated to you at the time of your ride request. Applicable tolls and surcharges may also be added to your fare.

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