Taxis are a common form of public transportation. They charge based on distance travelled and are unique because they can come to you. Taxi services are prevalent in large cities and are generally used to travel relatively short distances. They are often used by tourists who are out of town without a vehicle. Taxis can be reserved over the phone, but to do this you will need the phone number for a local taxi company.
Call information. Dial 411 on your phone and ask for taxi services that are offered in your current location.
Check with your hotel's front desk. The front desk clerks or hotel concierge will have access to phone numbers for taxis and will likely be willing to call one for you.
Check the lobby of a nearby bar or club. If you happen to be near a bar or club, step inside and check the bulletin board or front counter as there will likely be a multitude of business cards for taxi services.
Call the national taxi cab service number. Dial 1-800 TAXICAB. The operator will ask you for your location and you will be connected with a local taxi company.
Search a taxi registry. Log on to Infotaxi.org and search for taxi services by city and state or zip code.