There are taxi stands beside the central bus station, and at train stations, O'Connell Bridge, St. Stephen's Green, College Green, and near major hotels; the Dublin telephone directory has a complete list. The initial charge is €3.60 (€4 after 8 pm and on Sunday), with an additional charge of about €1.10 (€1.40 after 8 pm and on Sunday) per kilometer thereafter. The fare is displayed on a meter (make sure it's on). You may, instead, want to phone a taxi company and ask for a cab to meet you at your hotel, but this may cost up to €2 extra. There is no charge for luggage. Uber and Halo (licensed drivers only) are used by a lot of Dublin taxi drivers and hackney cabs.
Hackney cabs, which also operate in the city, have neither roof signs nor meters and will sometimes respond to hotels' requests for a cab.
Although the taxi fleet in Dublin is large, the cabs are nonstandard, and some cars are neither spacious nor in pristine condition. NRC Taxis has a reliable track record. Global Taxis is one of the city's biggest but also the busiest. SCR Taxis has some of the friendliest drivers.
Global Taxis. 01/872–7272; www.globaltaxis.ie.
NRC Taxies. 01/677–2222; www.nrc.ie.
SCR Taxis. 01/473–1166.