Taxi in barcelona: Everything You Need To Know About Hiring A Taxi in Barcelona

Everything You Need To Know About Hiring A Taxi in Barcelona

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This page will cover everything you need to know when hiring a taxi in Barcelona. We cover the following frequently asked topics about Barcelona taxis so you will have all the essential information you need to hire a taxi with confidence no matter what you requirements are.

Please note that when we use the word “Barcelona Taxi” in this page we mean an official taxi in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. The metropolitan Area of Barcelona includes the following cities: Barcelona city centre and the surrounding districts which include, L’Hospitalet, El Prat (where Barcelona Airport is located), Cornella, Esplugues, Sant Just Desvern, Sant Joan Despi, Viladecans, Sant Boi, Sant Adria de Besos, Badalona, Santa Coloma, Montcada.

Did you know that you can book a private transfer to/from Barcelona Airport?

With a private transfer service, the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the public transport system. This means that if there is a public transport strike, these services will continue to operate.

Click here to learn more about Barcelona Airport Private Transfers

How do you recognize an official Barcelona taxi?

The official taxis in Barcelona are black and yellow. They have a taxi sign at the front of the taxi roof, which also shows a green light if the taxi is free.
You will notice the following elements inside an official Barcelona taxi:

  • The taximeter that displays the rate applied, the supplements and the total amount. Is it connected to a small electronic printer for your taxi receipt. The taximeter is located in the center of the front board.
  • The identity card of the taxi driver that is located in the right corner of the front window.
  • The taxi ID plate with the taxi license number, the number of passenger seats and the registration number on the taxi front board or left side.
  • The black and yellow taxi fare sticker on the back right window of the taxi.
  • The black and yellow metropolitan inspection sticker that certifies that the taxi has passed the annual metropolitan inspection and indicates the validity of the inspection. Is it located on the upper right side of the front window.

Barcelona Taxi Operating Hours

Taxis in Barcelona operate every hour of every day of the year i.e. 24/7/365 (except during a taxi strike).

Two different taxi rates per km apply depending on the day and time of the ride.

Rate per km (from Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 20:00): €1.21
Rate per km (from Monday – Friday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 20:00 – 08:00): €1.45

Note that the rates indicated above apply if you hail a taxi in the streets of Barcelona. Different rates apply when you book a taxi online or through an app.

A supplement applies at night (20:00-08:00) on special nights:
Special night dates: January 1, June 23, June 24, December 24, December 25, December 31

Special nights supplement: €3. 10

Barcelona Taxi Prices

Flag fall rate: €2.55
Rate per km (from Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 20:00): €1.21
Rate per km (from Monday – Friday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 20:00 – 08:00): €1.45

Supplement from/to Barcelona Airport: €4.30
Minimum taxi rate from Barcelona Airport: €20.00

Supplement from Barcelona Cruise Port: €4.30

Supplement from Barcelona Sants railway station: €2.50

Other supplements may apply. We recommend you read our page on Barcelona taxis fares and supplements.

How To Get A Taxi

How to get a taxi from Barcelona Airport

There are taxi ranks located outside both Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2(T2) at Barcelona Airport. Follow the taxi signs in the arrival hall of the airport, they will take you to the taxi ranks.
There are usually taxis waiting at the taxi ranks. However the wait will vary depending on how many people are already waiting in line for a taxi.

The taxi ride duration from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona city is between 20 and 40 minutes depending on your destination and the traffic.

We recommend you read our page on the Barcelona Airport taxi service.

How to get a taxi from Barcelona Cruise Port

There is a taxi rank directly outside the Barcelona cruise terminal exit. Staff at the cruise terminal liaise with local taxis to ensure that there are enough taxis waiting at the rank to accommodate the amount of people who are leaving the cruise ship in one go.

The Cruise port is located in the city center of Barcelona.

The taxi ride duration from Barcelona Cruise Port to your accommodation is between 5 and 20 minutes depending on your destination and the traffic.

The taxi ride duration from Barcelona Cruise Port to Barcelona airport is around 25 minutes depending on the traffic.

How to get a taxi from Barcelona Sants Railway Station

Taxi ranks at Barcelona Sants station

There is a taxi rank directly outside Barcelona Sants Railway station on Plaça dels Països Catalans square. Take the Plaça dels Països Catalans exit and turn to the right just after the exit, you will see the taxi rank.

Barcelona Sants is located in the city in Sants neighborhood which is a nice and safe area.

How to get a taxi from Barcelona Nord Bus Station

There is a taxi taxi rank directly outside Barcelona Nord Bus Station. Take the elevator to go to the upper floor, which is at the street level. You will see the taxi rank when you exit the station.

How to get a taxi from Girona Airport

We recommend you read our pages on Girona Airport Taxi and Transfer options from Girona Airport.

How do you flag down a taxi in Barcelona?

Official Barcelona taxis at Port Olympic taxi stop

In Barcelona you can hail a taxi in the street or take a taxi at one of over 200 taxi stops in the city.

If you flag down a taxi in the street, you will just need to raise your hand when you see a black and yellow taxi. The taxis available have a green light at the front of the taxi roof.
Make sure to wait for a taxi where there is some traffic so that you have a better chance of finding a taxi and somewhere where the taxi will be able to easily stop.

You can check all the taxi stops in Barcelona and in the Metropolitan area of Barcelona following the link below:
Taxi stops in Barcelona and the Metropolitan area

How to book your taxi in Barcelona?

Barcelona taxi online booking

You can book your taxi online at a flat rate from/to any location in the city up to 30 minutes before your desired pick up time.

The taxi price will be shown upon booking and you will pay the indicated price online before your taxi ride. There won’t be any surprises with the price once you’re on the taxi and you won’t have to pay any supplements to the taxi driver.

The fixed prices for the most common taxi routes are the following:

Barcelona airport from/to Barcelona City:
€38. 00 – €43.00 depending on the pick up time.

Duration: 35 minutes approximately.

Barcelona airport from/to Barcelona Cruise Port:
€38.00 – €43.00 depending on the pick up time.
Duration: 20 minutes approximately.

Taxi ride within the city of Barcelona
Flat rate: €20.00

Book your official taxi with the Barcelona AMB Taxi App.

The simplest way for a tourist to book an official Barcelona taxi is to download the AMB taxi app from either the Apple App store (iPhone) or from Google play for Android devices (links given below). AMB is the official taxi association of Barcelona. Once the app is download you can then set your pickup and dropoff points and the time you want to be picked up. You can either pay with cash or credit card.

iPhone AMB taxi app

Android AMB taxi app

Barcelona taxi booking by phone

You can also book a taxi over the phone however it is not guaranteed that the operator will speak your language. If you are staying at a hotel, your hotel concierge will be able to book a taxi for you.

Barcelona Taxis Telephone numbers:

Cooperativa Radio Taxi
Tel: +34 93 225 0000

Taxi Miramar
Tel: +34 93 433 1020

Barna Taxi
Tel: +34 93 322 2222

Fono Taxi
Tel: +34 93 300 1100

Radio Taxi 033
Tel: +34 93 303 3033

Servi Taxi
Tel: +34 93 330 0300

Barcelona Taxis Payment facilities

You can pay your taxi ride with cash or credit card in any of the taxis of Barcelona.

If you pay with cash, note that the taxi drivers must have €20.00 of change. It means that the taxi driver may not have change if you pay with a high value banknote.

At the end of the ride make sure to request the receipt of the taxi ride, whether you pay in cash or credit card. The taximeter is connected to an electronic device.
The receipt will show the price paid, the pick up and drop off location, the date, the tax identification number of the taxi license holder, the license number and the registration number of the taxi. You will need this taxi receipt to raise a complaint or if you forget a personal item on board.

How to raise an official complaint about a Barcelona taxi service.

If you book your taxi online and pay online before your taxi ride you won’t have to pay anything to the taxi driver or to request a receipt.

English-speaking taxi driver in Barcelona

Taxi drivers are not required to speak English to obtain their taxi driver license. Taxi drivers in Barcelona are required to speak the official languages of Catalonia, which are Catalan and Spanish.
However as Barcelona is a tourist city it is possible that some taxi drivers know the basics in English.

The taxi drivers of that taxi company speak basic English. You can also reinforce your English-speaking driver request adding a comment upon booking.

How can you order a taxi with a baby seat or a child seat?

Baby seats, child seats and booster seats are not mandatory in taxis within the metropolitan area of Barcelona.
The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona includes the following cities: Barcelona, L’Hospitalet, El Prat (where Barcelona Airport is located) Cornella, Esplugues, Sant Just Desvern, Sant Joan Despi, Viladecans, Sant Boi, Sant Adria de Besos, Badalona, Santa Coloma, Montcada.

It means that you can travel with your kids from Barcelona Airport to the city of Barcelona without a baby seat, a child seat or a booster seat.

However, in order for you to travel safely with your kids we recommend you to book a taxi in advance so that you can request a baby seat, a child seat or a booster seat upon booking.

Select an infant seat for babies aged 0-6months or up to 13 kg, a child seat for toddlers aged 1-5 years or up to 25 kg, a booster seat for kids aged 5-8 or up to 30kg. You can order up to 2 child seats or boosters per vehicle.

Price for a baby seat, child seat or booster seat: €3.00

If you request a baby or a child seat you will need to book your taxi at least 12 hours before your desired pick up time.

You can bring your own baby seat, child seat or booster seat in a taxi. The taxi has the obligation to accept your own baby or child seat if you have one. There is no extra charge for bringing your own baby seat, child seat or booster seat.

Take a Barcelona taxi with a dog

You have the right to take a taxi in Barcelona with your guide dog and other assistance dogs for people with reduced mobility. Taxi drivers cannot refuse to take you if you travel with this type of dog. There is no extra charge for taking a taxi with a guide dog or other assistance dogs for people with reduced mobility.

However taxi drivers do not have the obligation to accept non guide-dogs or non-assistance dogs.

Taxi drivers have the right to refuse to take you with an animal other than guide dogs and other assistance dogs that might dirty or deteriorate elements of the taxi or affect the safety.

Barcelona Taxi Lost and Found

If you lose any item in a Barcelona taxi call the following Lost Property numbers quoting the information given on your taxi receipt:

Tel: +34 93 707 0600
Tel:+34 93 707 0600

Operating hours: Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

We recommend you read our page on Lost Property in Barcelona Taxi

The Lost Property numbers indicated above are valid if you hail an official Barcelona taxi in the street, not for pre-arranged taxi transfers.

Barcelona Taxi Guide – Costs, Apps, Airport Trips, Tips

On holiday you’ll find cabs from the Barcelona taxi system everywhere – you likely won’t wait more than a minute and prices are cheaper than most major European cities.

With a few precautions taking a taxi in Barcelona can be a great way to get around.

Before getting started you may also want to take a look at Taxileader.

This fully licensed, highly regulated taxi company is a great service to get a free quote on your ride in just seconds. It’s my go-to option for getting a taxi from the airport.


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How to Get a Taxi in Barcelona

Honestly, if you’ve picked one of the best areas to stay in Barcelona you likely won’t have to wait more than a few minutes to hail an official black and yellow taxi in the street.

Look for fluorescent green lights in the windows – these ones are free.

To book a taxi in advance call +34 93 225 0000 (mandatory for more than 4 passengers).

You can also book Barcelona taxis using any of their company-supported apps.

There’s a useful taxi fare calculator available online.

Barcelona Taxi Prices 2023

There is a minimum charge of €2.55 depending on the time of day.

A typical taxi trip in the city costs €7.00 to €15.00.

T1* 2023   T2* 2023   T3* 2023   T4* 2023
Fixed minimum €2.55 €2.55 €0 €39.00
Per km €1.23 €1.51 €0 n/a
One hour waiting €24.60 €24.68 €0 n/a
  • Tariff T1. Weekdays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tariff T2. Weekdays from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am + Saturdays and holidays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tariff T3. This is a fixed price tariff that can only be booked using an app.  For more info consult the list of taxi companies that use apps in Barcelona. Basically, the fare will be ‘locked in’ from the moment of booking so no meter runs.
  • Tariff T4. This is the fixed price of a taxi journey from Barcelona El Prat Airport to the Port of Barcelona.


  • Airport: €4.50 (the minimum charge to Barcelona is €21.00).
  • Barcelona cruise terminal/port: €4.50.
  • Major stations (Sants and the Exhibition Centre): €2.50.
  • Special nights (23-24 June, 24-25-31 December, January 1st): €3.10.
  • Wheelchairs, strollers, guide dog: Free.
  • 4-8 passenger vehicles: €3.10

Taxis at Barcelona Airport

There are taxi stands in both terminals which are easily found following the signs outside departures. The minimum airport charge from El Prat airport is €21.00.

The typical cost of a taxi from Barcelona airport to the centre is between €30. 00 to €35.00. From Terminal 1 (T1) expect to pay about €30.00 while Terminal 2 (T2) is about €35.00.

For groups larger than four ask one of the taxi stand attendants to call a van taxi (€4.30 supplement).

Barcelona Taxi Safety and Complaints

This isn’t a trip to the ‘big square’ in Marrakesh –  we’re taking a taxi in Barcelona!

Drivers are required by law to run on the meter so you’re unlikely to get ripped off.

The ones I’ve dealt with are honest. Whether I’m speaking to them in Spanish or doing a ‘marketing test’ in English the results are the same: a logical route with no hassles.

I’ve heard very few bad Barcelona taxi stories, and most came from people who enjoyed Barcelona’s best nightlife a little too much. If you’re tipsy just get in that cab, pronounce the name of your hotel or Airbnb confidently, and pay attention!

Bad experience? Ask for a receipt (un recibo) and cite it using this taxi complaint form.

The form must be mailed to: Metropolitan Taxi Institute, Carrer Número 62 No. 18, Barcelona, Spain, 08040.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Barcelona

While typical Barcelona taxis are not outfitted for disabled visitors there is a separate company called Taxi Amic. These spacious tailor-made taxis come with a special ramp to accommodate wheelchairs.

Timetable: weekdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, weekends 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

You can book the taxi online (with 24 hour’s notice) at the Taxi Amic website.

To book a taxi via phone call Taxi Amic at +34 934 208 088.

Barcelona Taxi Hacks

  • Taxis with green lights can’t pick you up within 200 meters of any taxi stand.
  • Don’t tip the drivers (tipping is not expected anywhere in Spain).
  • For €2-3 extra you can call for an ‘ecological’ taxi at (0034) 932-783-000.
  • If your hotel is near the airport check first to see if your hotel includes free shuttle service.
  • Supplements are usually added at the end of the trip.
  • Many of the smaller tourist streets in the Gotico, Raval, and Born are pedestrian-only. Check your destination and try to find a logical drop-off point in advance to avoid the driver giving you the run-around.
  • Make sure you’re heading the right direction. Most Barcelona streets are one-way, so often a quick look on your smart phone GPS to position yourself on the right side of the street could save you money.
  • The lost property contacts are +34 90 210 1564 or [email protected]

When to Take a Taxi in Barcelona

It’s so easy to get around Barcelona by public transport that taking taxis can be impractical.

For this reason I suggest taking a taxi in Barcelona if:

  • You’re in a big hurry.
  • The company is paying.
  • It’s raining (rare).
  • You’ve had a few drinks (not rare).
  • You’re made of money (very rare).

If you’re going anywhere in groups of three or four the price difference between a taxi and the metro is negligible. You’ll get nearly anywhere central for 2-3 euros each.

Especially at night when buses run less frequently, getting an extra 45 minutes of sleep and not dragging your luggage around town at 4:00 am might be worth the extra money.

TAXILEADER – Barcelona Airport Taxi Transfer

Taxis are surely the quickest way to get to your hotel from the airport.

A ton of people have been asking me if there are any booking services and for this reason I’ve decided to go ahead and partner with Taxileader and their super efficient airport transfer to and from El Prat.

By clicking the blue button below you’ll get a free trip estimate in just seconds.


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After using this service personally I can say the the prices are honest and many of my readers have said the same.

What’s cool is that you’ll have a little James Bond moment by arriving to your driver holding a sign with your name on it.

To book you’ll simply have to leave a valid credit card and a 20% deposit as a guarantee. You’ll only end up being charged at the end of the journey. If you want you can also pay in cash.

If you’re visiting Barcelona with kids you’ll also be entitled to a car seat or booster seat for free!

Booking Taxis via the Free Now App

At the end of the day this service combines the convenience and preciseness of Uber with the legitimacy and safety of using the city’s black and yellow cabs.


Since this app utilizes the city’s black and yellow cabs the price is the same as quoted above.

The good thing about booking using the app however that the address and directions will be more precise and there’s no way the cab driver can rip you off taking the long way. It also beats standing on the corner waiting.

Another advantage? With your first trip using the buttons below you’ll get a €5. 00 discount on your first ride using the code ‘ashley.pil’.


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How to Book a Taxi in Barcelona

To book a taxi in Barcelona via Free Now just follow the instructions below:

  • Download the app using the buttons above.
  • Indicate your personal details and payment methods: this way you won’t have to fool around with giving cash to the driver and there’s no chance they won’t know where it is since it’s connected to the GPS.
  • Under the “promo code” portion of the app insert the discount code “ashley.pil” to have a €5.00 discount on your first trip.
  • You’ll then need to insert your pickup and drop off points (just like Uber) and you’ll be quoted an estimate on the price.
  • Get in and enjoy the ride! You’ll be able to follow the journey progress on your phone.
  • You’ll be debited the price at the ride’s conclusion.

As of 2023 you can also order your Free Now taxi adapted for disabled visitors.

The fee for these special taxis is €14.00.

Related: How Many Days Should I Stay in Barcelona?

Barcelona Taxi FAQ

Do Barcelona taxis take credit cards?

Yes, even if the taxi drivers say no – all of the official black and yellow city taxis do take cards. You can pay by debit or credit. Don’t fall for it if they ask for cash, even though this is rare.

How to get a taxi in Barcelona?

Barcelona is one of the most taxi-filled cities in the world so it’s very possible to flag one on pretty much every corner in the city centre. It’s even more convenient ordering the official black and yellow cabs from the app Free Now.

Are there taxis at Barcelona airport?

Yes, both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Barcelona airport have designated taxi stands. You simply need to walk out of the terminal and you’ll find them. Expect to wait 10-15 minutes at peak times.

Are Barcelona taxis safe?

Yes, all Barcelona city taxis are heavily regulated and the taxi drivers are forced to run on the meter – so getting ripped off is incredibly rare. To make the experience even more secure you can book your taxi using the app Free Now.

Are taxis cheap in Barcelona?

Barcelona taxis are cheaper than other major European cities. The fixed minimum of €2.55 is about average, though the €1.23 fee per kilometre is much cheaper than a place like London (£1.71).

Are taxis expensive in Barcelona?

Compared to other major European cities the prices for Barcelona taxis are quite moderate. The per kilometre price is about 15% cheaper than capitals like Paris and London, and being a smaller city the typical trip is much shorter. Expect to pay between €10.00 and €20.00 for a typical city centre ride.

Still Wondering How to Take a Taxi in Barcelona?

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Taxi in Barcelona | Come On! Barcelona

Taxi is the most convenient mode of transport. Not always the cheapest and fastest, but still comfortable.
There are a lot of taxis in Barcelona, ​​but when there is a concert in the city on the same day, an international exhibition and a couple of cruise ships enter the port, it is not so easy to catch an empty car.

Those who follow the news in Barcelona have heard about the Uber scandal, which is NOT represented in the capital of Catalonia. And the thing is that the number of taxi licenses was limited back in 2012 and since then the number of tourists and residents of the city has been growing, but the number of yellow-black cabs has not. On the black market, the cost of a taxi license, which can be reissued from one owner to another, can reach 150,000 euros. Naturally, Barcelona taxi drivers are not ready to give up their not poor pension. Therefore, they staged mass demonstrations and protests against Uber. And they achieved a ban on the latter by the city authorities.

What you need to know about taxis in Barcelona.

Now let’s go through each item in more detail.

Taxi in Barcelona is one. Yes, there are pre-booked taxi services that can be found on Google for “taxi barcelona”, but after you place your order, a classic black and yellow car will come and take you at a set rate. Plus, there is a service charge. That is, there is NO such thing in Barcelona: “Student Taxi” is cheaper than “Panda Taxi”.

Taxi fares are set by the administrative authority that regulates the taxi service.
The current rates can be found on the official Barcelona taxi website

Fares in the city are divided into 4 groups.

  • The first applies to taxi rides from 8:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Friday
  • The second applies to trips: from 20:00 to 8:00 from Monday to Friday; also from 6:00 to 20:00 on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays; and from 00:00 to 08:00 on Sunday and the working day following the holiday
  • The third group applies to trips: from 00:00 to 06:00 and from 20:00 to 24:00 on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
  • The fourth group applies to trips in the direction: BARCELONA AIRPORT-BARCELONA PORT and in the opposite direction. The cost of a trip on this route will be 39€ . The cost is the same, minimum and maximum.

When you get into a taxi, you will see the minimum taxi fare on the meter. For the first and second group it is 2.2€, and for the third group it is 2.3€.
The cost of 1 km trip for the first group is 1.17€, and for the second and third – 1.4€
The cost of downtime or waiting hour is 22.40€ for all groups. Those. if you are in a traffic jam or at a traffic light, the meter continues to add approximately 37 cents every minute.
The minimum fare for traveling from Barcelona airport is 20€

In addition to the fare calculated by the counter , there may be surcharges to the final cost0030

  • +2.1€ if you take a taxi from Sants train station or Fira Barcelona
  • +3.1€ if you land at the port of Barcelona; if you are flying from/to Barcelona Airport; if there are 5-8 passengers in one car.
  • +3.1€ if you use a taxi service on the night of December 23-24, December 24-25 and December 31-January 1 from 20:00 to 08:00.
  • You can take a carry-on suitcase, a pram for a child or a disabled person, a dog free of charge on board a taxi.

    If you have used the taxi pre-order service, please note that the driver turns on the meter even at the moment when he starts driving in your direction. The MAXIMUM amount that can be lit on the meter before your boarding is 4€. The minimum cost of a trip when ordering a taxi in advance is 7 €.
    For example, one of the sites where you can book a taxi is

    Every taxi has a terminal. You can pay by card or cash.
    The driver is obliged to give change with banknotes of no more than 20€. If you have a larger denomination of banknotes and the driver does not have change, then you will be asked to pay with a card or change money to pay for the trip.

    ! Attention. Notes of 200€ and 100€ are not accepted in all shops and hotels. Banknotes of 500 € DO NOT ACCEPT at all. Take this into account when planning your trip.

    Approximate prices without surcharges:

    • from Casa Mila to Sagrada Familia (1.7 km) the trip will cost 5.6€
    • from Barcelona Airport to Plaza Catalunya (17 km) – 30€
    • from Boqueria market to Sagrada Familia (5.2 km) – 12.5€
    • from Plaza Catalunya to Park Güell (5 km) – 12€

    The estimated cost of a taxi in Barcelona can be calculated using the official taxi application in Barcelona “AMB Taxi Barcelona” , which is easy to download to your mobile device.

    A taxi driver can cheat you for a couple of euros by winding up an extra quarter. But, since most passengers have access to the Internet or mobile maps and they plan the best route in advance, the driver can get from disgruntled tourists. It’s not in their interest to do that.

    Don’t be afraid to take a taxi in Barcelona – it’s convenient.
    At Barcelona airport in the arrivals area, follow the signs for “taxi” and you will see a line of taxi drivers willing to take you to the center of beautiful Barcelona.
    By the time cruise ship arrives at the port of Barcelona , hundreds of black and yellow cars are racing.
    Look for blue rectangular taxi rank signs. Ask the administrator at the reception where is the closest to your hotel.

    Other articles on the topic: “Transport in Barcelona”

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    • Funiculars and Cable Cars of Barcelona
    • How to get from Barcelona airport to the city of

    How to book a taxi in Barcelona

    In order to organize a trip from the airport to the city, many travelers prefer to book a taxi in Barcelona. The option is great for those traveling with family or friends. Taxi cars located on the territory of Barcelona airport are available at any time of the day or night, helping out those who did not have time to catch the metro or train. In terminal T1, floor P0 is provided for this, in T2 there are points T2A, T2B or T2C. Arriving at night, you can get to Barcelona by taxi or use night buses.

    When looking for a taxi, pay attention to the signs indicating the nearest parking lot. The trip to the center of Barcelona will take between 20 and 40 minutes depending on traffic. Departure from T1 promises an additional 4 kilometers of travel, which will add about 5 more minutes to the taxi journey.

    If you need an Airbus from Barcelona Airport to the city centre, go to on to book your ticket in advance.

    How to book a taxi in Barcelona

    Most often, taxis are caught by signaling with their hands, attracting the attention of drivers. Cars drive around Barcelona around the clock, so a long wait is unlikely. Taxis are easy to identify in the general flow of vehicles by black and yellow coloring:

    1. The green indicator on the roof is a sign that the taxi is free.
    2. A taxi car in Barcelona with a yellow indicator indicates the presence of a passenger inside.

    Barcelona Taxi at Dom Mila

    Catching a taxi on the street is not the best idea, as sudden stops can cause accidents. Barcelona has developed a network of taxi stops with approximately 280 points.

    Most of the time they are:

    • close to popular places of interest
    • at bus stops
    • near metro stations
    • at the airport, etc.

    Taxi stops are equipped with a special sign (“taxi”). Boarding is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    In traffic jams, the cost of a trip around Barcelona with a taximeter increases. Drivers from time to time deliberately increase the route for additional profit.


    The easiest way to book a taxi in Barcelona with pre-set prices. KiwiTaxi service guarantees a pleasant trip and protection from fraud. All information, including travel time, is available online.

    Ordering a taxi to travel around Barcelona with KiwiTaxi is easy.

    1Visit the site

    First you need to go to

    2Select the route and number of taxi passengers

    Sets the taxi departure point (eg Barcelona train station) and arrival point (eg El Prat Airport, Barcelona). Next, before ordering a taxi in Barcelona, ​​you need to enter the number of passengers (adults and children).

    3Select transfer class

    Choice of car

    There are several options:

    1. Cheaper than others when traveling around Barcelona by taxi is the Micro. Capacity: 3 passengers, 2 pieces of luggage.
    2. Economy is a slightly more expensive taxi. Capacity: 4 passengers, 3 pieces of baggage.
    3. There is also a Minivan option for traveling with children for 4 passengers.
    4. Minibus is available as a taxi, accommodating 7-16 passengers.

    There is a “Select” button to confirm the selection. Click here to order a taxi car in Barcelona.

    4Enter information regarding transfer in Barcelona and double check it.

    There are fields for the place of departure, date and time. The number of taxi passengers should be indicated. There is a special option for installing child seats.

    It is easy to order a taxi in Barcelona and for a return transfer by entering all the necessary information.

    A separate column indicates the contacts of the taxi customer, including telephone and mail. It is possible to request drinking water.

    After filling in all the fields, you need to click “continue”.

    5Pay Taxi in Barcelona

    Here the passenger has several options:

    • full prepayment of the taxi ride by card + free cancellation at any time
    • prepaid taxi transfer with card
    • partial payment by card, balance in cash

    After choosing the most convenient way to pay for a taxi ride, the user is redirected to a page where they need to link a card and make an online payment operation. You can use MasterCard or Visa to pay for taxis in Barcelona. After entering all the data, click on the “pay” button.

    The taxi will stop at the specified location in Barcelona exactly on time.

    How to pay for a taxi ride in Barcelona that was caught right on street

    Directly in the taxi (back door glass) there is information about current prices.

    At the end of your taxi ride in Barcelona, ​​you must pay according to the meter. If it is disabled, the passenger has the right to pay the amount at the minimum fare.

    It is the duty of the taxi driver in Barcelona to hand over a receipt containing the following details:

    • fare
    • start and end point information
    • date
    • license number
    • vehicle registration data

    If a taxi driver in Barcelona does not issue a receipt, the passenger can ask for it himself.

    It is not recommended to throw away the receipt immediately after getting out of the taxi. It will help in the event that the passenger’s personal belongings remain in the car, it is used to protect interests in case of fraud.

    Taxi to Las Ramblas

    To pay for taxi services in Barcelona, ​​it is best to use small denominations. Driver at 99% of cases will not give change that exceeds 20 euros. Sometimes bank cards are accepted for settlement on the spot, but this aspect must be clarified in advance.

    Taxi drivers in Barcelona can be tipped or ignored. It all depends on the mood of the passenger and the overall level of service.

    • How to avoid queues at Barcelona attractions. Tickets for the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell skip the line.
    • How not to be deceived by local taxi drivers. Order a taxi in advance with fixed rates online. The most reliable service for ordering a taxi – KiwiTaxi .
    • Excursions in Barcelona with locals will help you to get to know this city for real. The best way to get comfortable in an unfamiliar city is to walk around it with a person who has lived here for many years.
    • We advise you to take out travel insurance so that there are no unpleasant surprises while traveling to Barcelona.