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Price calculator Barcelona taxi prices 2023

updated January 2023

Barcelona Taxi prices.

How much is a taxi from Barcelona airport to downtown Barcelona city center Plaza Cataluña?

A Barcelona taxi fare should cost around €35 to €40 from Barcelona city center Plaza Cataluña to Barcelona airport including 2 suitcases.

There is a fixed flat rate – called T4 – for a Barcelona taxi to or from Barcelona airport to cruise ships on pier Moll Adossat in Port of Barcelona.

The T4 cruise ship flat rate fixed price is €39 and includes all surcharges/supplements.

Check this rate on the yellow taxi price sticker on the taxi window – and with the taxi driver. Remember to check with driver if you can pay using a credit card – usually you can.

Also check the rate with the driver and ask if there are extra supplmentary charges for luggage items and for airport or cruise destinations and what the price is. 

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What colour are official licenced taxis?

Official Barcelona taxi colours are black and yellow. The fleet is generally modern.

Barcelona taxi use taximeters and there can be surcharges/ supplements for certain things like suitcases but from airport there is a flat rate that includes airports to city center or cruise ships.

Are Barcelona taxis safe?

Yes. It is very safe to take Barcelona taxis at any time of day and it is safe to use taxis on the street anywhere in the city.

Do Barcelona taxis cheat on price?

No, you will not be cheated on the fare in an official Barcelona taxi, although you might be unlucky and have a cab driver who takes a longer route than necessary. Ask if they accept credit cards and ask about an estimated price. You can check the route on your own GPS and show it to the driver, so he knows that you know where you are going.

How do I order taxis

You can call Barcelona taxi companies by telephone – or you can use the free smartphone app – FreeNow to book a Barcelona taxi online via smartphone.  Or you can flag a taxi on the street.

Barcelona taxi extra supplements

There is a entry/exit supplement of €4.50 (2023) for Barcelona airport and cruise dock Moll Adossat taxi journeys (except flat rate fees)
There is an entry/exit supplement of €2.50 (2023) for Fira Gran Via trade fair area and Sants train station taxi journeys (except flat rate fees)

There are no extra charges for hand-luggage, guide dogs, wheelchairs and prams. Luggage bags and suitcases bigger than size 55 x 40 x 20 cm, which is hand-luggage size bags, have an extra supplment charge of €1 per bag.

Big taxis that seat 5-8 persons have a single supplment of €4. 30 (2022)

There is a supplement of €3.50 (2023) for certain Christmas and New Year public holidays. 

For short journeys starting at Barcelona airport there is a minimum fare, including all additional supplments, which will be €21.

This means if you don’t reach €21, after all supplements have been added, then the fare will be rounded up to €21, but this only applies to very short journeys to hotels near airport.

You can see all the Barcelona taxi prices specified in the taxis on a sticker on the side window.

For complaints and items lost in Barcelona taxis, kindly visit the Barcelona Taxi Institute website or see our items lost taxi page

Calculate Barcelona taxi fare

Use the official online Barcelona Taxi calculator app to calculate taxi fares in Barcelona.

It provides an estimation of the price of a Barcelona taxi journey under normal traffic conditions in the metropolitan area using current Barcelona taxi prices.

You can also double check the estimated price by using World Taxi Meters Barcelona price calculator for Barcelona taxi if you want.

Ride sharing taxi alternatives

There were few alternatives to taxis in Barcelona, Ride sharing company Uber is in Barcelona but only works as an app for official taxis and not all official taxis use the app. Ride sharing company Cabify and Bolt operate in Barcelona, but in a limited fashion and are very unpopular with taxi drivers. Use caustion with ride sharing companies during taxi protests.

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Kindly note that we try and keep this page up-to-date but changes can occur, so we advise you always to 

– ask the cab driver for an estimate of the fare.
– ask if he or she accepts payment by credit card
– ask what the supplements are for your destination and for luggage 
– check that the meter is running.

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Barcelona Taxi – Prices and Useful Tips for Taxis in Barcelona

Taxis in Barcelona

Barcelona is a vibrant cultural capital with striking architecture, open green spaces, sandy beaches and countless attractions to discover. You will love getting lost in this colourful Catalan city. Feel the sand between your toes, marvel at Gaudi’s quirky architecture or picnic in an idyllic park, the opportunities are endless. With so much to do and so little time, there’s no need to wait in the heat or try to navigate the complicated public transport system, simply hop in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a comfortable, hassle-free ride through the city.

There are over 10,000 black and yellow taxis serving the city of Barcelona, so you shouldn’t have any problem getting around. Even though taking a taxi in Barcelona isn’t the most budget-friendly option, it is the quickest and most convenient one. You can easily hail a Barcelona taxi from the street, find one of the many taxi ranks dotted around the city, book a private transfer in advance, or use an app.


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Barcelona taxis rates

Taxis in Barcelona have a standardised system based on a taximeter. There aren’t any flat-rate fee journeys within the city of Barcelona as all routes are charged based on distance travelled and time taken. You can find the current fares and surcharges displayed on a yellow sticker in the rear passenger window of all the official taxis in Barcelona.

Base Fare: €2.55

Rate per km: €1.21

Rate per km (20:00-08:00, Sundays and public holidays): €1.45

*Extra charges apply for luggage (€1), travelling on New Year’s or Christmas after 20:00 (surcharge of €3.10), keeping your taxi waiting for an hour (€24.60) and an extra €2.10 charge for taking a taxi from the ranks. A supplemental charge of €4.30 is added to journeys to and from Barcelona Airport and Barcelona Cruise Port, and a €2.40 charge applies for rides from Barcelona Sants railway station.

Please be aware that if you choose to take a taxi from your hotel, prices may vary from those listed in the official list. Many hotels in Barcelona have special deals with local taxis and private taxi companies, so if you book through your accommodation your journey might be a little more convenient but the prices could be higher due to hotel commissions.

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How to get a taxi in Barcelona

Taking a taxi in Barcelona is extremely easy. Whether you prefer to walk to a rank or simply hail one from the street, you won’t have to wait long until you’re on your way. Taxis operate 24/7 and you can find taxi ranks outside all of the major hubs such as hotels, bus stations, train stations, and even some tourist sites. Keep your eyes peeled for easily recognisable black and yellow vehicles with a taxi roof sign, you’ll also see an identity card in the right corner of the front window and a yellow taxi fare sticker in the back right window. You can find taxi ranks directly outside Barcelona Nord Bus Station, Barcelona Sants Railway Station, the Cruise Port, in main squares and at set points throughout the city.

If you prefer to hail a taxi from the street, simply look for a taxi that has a green light in the window or to the side of the ‘TAXI’ sign on the roof, or you can use the official Barcelona AMB Yellow taxi app. There are also plenty of taxi apps available that you can use to book a taxi on the spot. Area Taxi (+34 666 76 31 11) and Barcelona Taxi Service (+34 687 68 19 42) are some reputable choices.

For customers who’d like to skip the search and favour a fully personalised, door-to-door service, we recommend booking a private transfer with Welcome Pickups to ensure a seamless experience.

Benefits of booking a Barcelona transfer in advance

Barcelona is a vibrant, busy city and if you want to see everything you can’t hang about. If you prefer to pay a flat-rate fee in advance to avoid wasting time, or if you are planning a longer Barcelona transfer to the surrounding areas, you may want to pre-book a taxi.

Countless taxi and tour companies are operating out of Barcelona, but you can find some of the best rates and services with Welcome. There’s no need to worry about hidden fees, language barriers or extra surcharges when you book with us. Our trusted, English-speaking drivers regularly operate several popular routes outside the city centre ring, including Lloret De Mar, Tarragona, Montserrat and Sitges. Not only that, but they can even take you on a fully customisable private tour to some epic destinations.

Barcelona taxi tips

  1. Taxi drivers in Barcelona aren’t obligated to carry more than €20 in change, so be sure to bring small notes.
  2. Most taxis in Barcelona accept credit cards, but to be sure, simply look for the Mastercard/Visa logo in the passenger window.
  3. Tips are always welcomed, but doing so isn’t common in Barcelona.

Wheelchair Accessible taxis in Barcelona

Unfortunately, the standard taxis in Barcelona aren’t fitted for wheelchair access. However, some companies specialise in wheelchair-accessible taxi cabs. A solid, reliable option is Taxi Amic (+34 93 420 8088). They are outfitted with spacious seating and an easy access ramp to comfortably accommodate any wheelchair size and run from 07:00 to 23:00 during the week and 08:00 to 22:00 on weekends.

Safety and complaints

Taxi drivers in Barcelona are generally reliable, however, some drivers may be dishonest and try to overcharge you using a few tricks or even shortchange you. You can find more details in Welcome’s ‘Safety tips and scams to avoid’ section.

If your taxi driver does try to scam you during your Barcelona transfer, you can make an official complaint by calling or messaging Institut Metropolità del Taxi (+34 93 223 5151).

Be sure to keep your receipt as it contains important information such as the fare you paid, the taxi number, your driver’s personal NIF number, the number plate number, the driver’s electronic signature and the date.

If you left anything in the taxi, you can call Barcelona Taxi Lost Property (+34 93 707 0600) to try and locate it. The more information you have about your journey, such as the route, time and taxi number, the better.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a taxi in Barcelona?

Grabbing a taxi in Barcelona is easy. You can choose to take a cab from one of the taxi ranks found at all the major hubs, such as hotels, train stations, bus stations, shopping malls, and even the top tourist attractions, or you can hail one from the street if it has a green light indicating that it’s empty. Other options include using Barcelona’s Yellow taxi app or booking a private transfer service with Welcome Pickups to take all the stress out of getting from point A to B.

Do you tip taxi drivers in Barcelona?

Tipping your driver in Barcelona, although always appreciated, isn’t obligatory or common. If you feel that your driver was extra friendly or provided you with stellar service, you could give them a €1 or €2 tip.

Is it safe to take a taxi in Barcelona?

Absolutely! Barcelona taxis are regulated, so you can ensure that you are not only getting a fair price but also a safe ride. In Barcelona, all drivers must display their licence and unique driver ID, so you can be sure that your taxi is official. However, just as in any busy city, there might be the odd taxi driver who will try to trick customers. So if you feel like anything has gone wrong during your trip, you can ask for your receipt and call the Institut Metropolità del Taxi (+34 93 223 5151) – they will work to fix any problems you may have encountered.

Prices and markups for taxi services in Barcelona

Question. How are taxi fares calculated in Barcelona? Does the fee depend on the number of passengers or not? What are the additional fees for?

Answer. The fare does not depend on the number of passengers. The exception is minibuses, in which, if the number of passengers exceeds 4, then an additional fee is paid for each subsequent passenger. Most official taxis in Barcelona (including minibuses) are licensed to carry a maximum of 4 passengers. However, some minibus drivers have permission to carry 6 passengers. If you need a taxi that can carry up to 6 people, then it is best to contact the taxi service directly and order just such a car. Alternatively, you can find a taxi employee at the airport and ask him to find you a car for six people. Keep in mind that you may have to wait because only 10% of taxi drivers in Barcelona are licensed to carry 6 passengers.

Barcelona taxi fare per kilometer
Fare (08:00 – 20:00):
Fare (20:00 – 08:00): €1.45

Minimum fare: €7.00

Additional fee if more than 4 passengers
Per person: €4.30

In addition to the final payment on the meter, an additional fee is charged in the following cases.

1. Pick up or drop off at BCN airport: €4.30
Minimum fee: €20.00

2. Pick up or drop off at Barcelona cruise terminal: €4.30

3. Pick up or drop off at the Fira Exhibition Centre: €2. 50

4 . Pick up or drop off at transport hubs such as Estació Sants, Franca or Nord bus station: €2.50

5. Getting into a taxi at a taxi stand or calling a taxi by phone. This additional fee varies depending on the time of day.
Price range: €3.40 – €4.50

6) Taxi rides on public holidays (eg Christmas) at certain times of the day will be subject to an additional fee.
Additional fee: 20:00 – 08:00
Additional fee: €3.10

7) Additional fee for each piece of baggage (or other items) placed in the trunk.
Additional charge for baggage in the trunk
Per item: €1.00

8) All taxis have a minimum fare.
Minimum fare: €7.00

A list of all fees is posted on the rear passenger window. When the car comes to a stop, you will see the counter and the driver will press the button of additional fees, increasing the cost of the trip.

We advise you to always take a check at the end of the trip. This can come in handy, especially if you leave something in a taxi, then you will have the necessary information to find the right car. You will need to call the taxi service, give the details on the receipt, and they will be able to find your things. The check may also come in handy if you need to file a complaint.

To ask for a check in Spanish, say the following:

“Quiero un ricibo” or “Quiero un tiquet”

The taxi driver is required by law to give you a receipt. The taxi has a cash register, which is connected to the counter and which prints receipts.

File a formal complaint about taxi overpricing

You must pay only according to the meter The meter will display the cost of the trip plus separate fees. The taxi driver is prohibited by law from demanding from you an amount exceeding that indicated on the meter. If you’re having problems, please refer to the next page for instructions on how to make a formal complaint about a taxi service in Barcelona.

File a formal complaint about taxi service in Barcelona.

If you left something in a Barcelona taxi, call the following number and read the information from the receipt:

Barcelona Taxi Lost and Found:

Tel: +34 93 707 0600

Taxis in Barcelona will rise in price. New tariffs for 2023 – Transport, transportation

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    Elena Rimskaya

    News of Spain, Catalunya. ru© Taxi in Barcelona will become more expensive in 2023. Weekend and holiday tariff plans will change, prices will increase during off-peak hours in the middle of the week. The cost of additional services will increase.

    Price growth will be from 5.1% to 6.2%. The currently known tariffs have not yet come into force, as they must be approved and approved by the regional commission on prices.

    The price per kilometer of the basic fare, which applies on weekdays from 08.00 to 20.00, will increase from 1.21 to 1.23 euros. The cost of landing, or the so-called “bajada de bandera”, will change from 2.30 to 2.55 euros. The waiting hour will increase from 23.40 to 24.68 euros.

    Holiday rates, which apply from 20.00 to 08.00 at night, as well as on Saturdays and holidays, will increase the cost of boarding by 25 cents: from 2.30 to 2.55 euros. Meanwhile, the price per kilometer will change from 1.45 to 1.51 euros and the hour of waiting from 23. 40 to 24.68. Euro.

    It is known that some of the additional services will rise in price. For travel to Barcelona airport, customers will have to pay an extra 4.50 euros. Special rates valid on the night of San Joan, Christmas Eve and New Year (from 20.00 to 8.00 hours) will rise to 3.50 euros (3.10 euros now).

    The boarding fee for passengers with destinations Sants Estació and Fira de Barcelona will remain unchanged at €2.50.

    The fare applicable on the route between the cruise terminal of the Port of Barcelona “Muelle Adosado” and El Prat Airport will remain the same at 39 euros.

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