United Cab Co. is a woman founded, owned and operated taxi cab company providing transportation service to San Jose and the greater Silicon Valley since 1984. Advance reservations and corporate accounts are always welcome at 408-971-1111.

United We Stand.

Our long-promised and updated website with functional online reservations will be up shortly, but in the meantime if you'd like to schedule a ride please call us at 408-971-1111 and we'll get a taxi to you as quickly as you need it.

Hours and Area of Operation

We provide 24 hour taxi service 365 days a year.

We are fully licensed to pick up in San Jose & Santa Clara and we can also pick up in Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Cupertino, Milpitas, & Los Altos and we can transport you to anywhere in the Bay Area and beyond.


Rates established by the City of San Jose are considered the de facto rate for the Silicon Valley with the only significant difference being an additional $5.00 per hour "waiting time" charge in Palo Alto and Sunnyvale.

The City of San Jose regulates taxi fares at $3.00 per mile (in 1/10th mile increments) with a $3.50 "flag drop" charged when the meter is hired. Trips that originate out of the Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) have an additional $1.50 surcharge on the flag drop. "Waiting Time" is charged in $0.30 increments for a total of $30.00 per hour.

Our Technology

United Cab Co. features fully computerized dispatching services and in-vehicle navigation is standard in all vehicles.

All of our taxis include receipt printers which record the vehicle number, trip start date/time, trip end date/time, rate charged (airport rate vs. regular), and the total fare as well as United Cab Co.'s contact information. This information has proven invaluable in the recovery of lost cellphones, purses, backpacks, etc. and is a customer service feature no other company in San Jose / Silicon Valley can claim.

Payment Methods

All drivers accept Cash payment, but if you find you are short on cash then all United Cab Co. vehicles have the capability to securely accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, & Discover Card payments.

All credit card transactions are processed securely through our computer system which prevents accidental duplication and ensures accurate charges.

Airport Access

We provide service to and from the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) as well as service to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). If you would specifically like for us to pick you up from SJC, SFO or OAK that can be done on a prearranged basis.

Pricing out of of the Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport starts at $15.00 which includes a $1.50 airport-charged trip fee as well as the first 3 miles of travel. After the first 3 miles the meter will start charging in $.30 increments at every tenth of a mile.

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