It is possible to order a taxi in Fort Lauderdale by calling a local taxi company or by using an app-based ride-share service such as Uber of Lyft. Reservations can be made in advance for a traditional taxi service, while customers use smartphone apps to order immediate ride-share services.
The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport offers a recommended list of taxi companies in the Transportation section of its website at FLL.net. On the home page, hover over the Transportation button in the header menu at the top of the page, and select the Taxi Cabs link from the drop-down menu. Some companies providing service, as of 2015, are American Taxi Cab, Friendly Checker Cab Company, and Limo Taxi Service. When leaving the airport, there are also specific curb-side areas where taxi cabs can be hired on the spot.
Using a taxi app such as Uber and Lyft is easy and can be less expensive than using a traditional taxi. To order a taxi with Uber or Lyft, both of which operate in Fort Lauderdale, first download the app on any Android device or iPhone, and create an account. To request a taxi, select the location, and click the Request Ride option that appears. These apps show approximate wait time and estimated trip fare, and the company requires a debit/credit card or PayPal to be linked to the account for automatic payment after the ride is complete.