Barcelona taxi services are monitored and protected by Spanish law, and every year urban and intercity tariffs are established. Inside the city, tariffs are distributed by zone, which also refers to the time of service. Accordingly, providers for the zone T1 operate throughout the city at night, on working days from 20:00 to 8:00, and for 24 hours on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The tariff for T2 is applied in the daytime from 8:00 to 20:00 on working days. The airport zone and intercity routes are charged separately.
Estimated cost when ordering a taxi in Barcelona: T1 and T2 zones cost 2.10 euros to start, plus 1.07 euros for each additional kilometer for T1 and 1.30 euros per additional kilometer for T2. Both cash and credit cards are accepted. Taxi drivers are not obligated to have more than 20 euros in cash in the car, so the client should be aware of this when paying for a taxi service with large bills. In this case, it is probable that the driver will not be able to return the correct change.
How to call a taxi in Barcelona
The most common way to hail a taxi in Barcelona is to wave for one on the street. Taxis constantly cruise around the city. The taxis are easy to identify, as they are all colored black and yellow. A green light on the roof of the car means that the taxi is free, whereas yellow signifies that the car already has a passenger. However, this method may not always be convenient, as heavy traffic may not allow a taxi to make a stop during rush hour. For this reason, a network of more than 260 special taxi stops exists in the city. Stops usually are located close to hotels and tourist attractions, as in Plaça Catalunya, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Universitat, Plaça Jaume I, the airport, bus stops, and metro stations. These stops are indicated by the sign "taxi," and here the clients enter the cars by turn.
To call a taxi in Barcelona, you can use one of the 23 radio taxi services operating in the city. Orders arrive at the central station, which determines the nearest car to the client's location and sends it to the address requested. You also can order a taxi in Barcelona online with the help of the following web pages:www.taximes.com/reserva-taxi-online/, www.taxibarcelonabcn.com/english/book_taxi_barcelona.html.
The information on taxi services is provided in Spanish, Russian, English, and other languages. It is possible to call 24 hours a day, to choose your car, to order special seats for children, etc.
According to customer reviews, you can book the best taxi service in Barcelona by calling the following companies.
This company provides low-cost transfers to and from the airport.
- Phone: +34 932 20 24 92.
- Web: www.ziptransfers.com
Barcelona Airport Transfers by Bohigas
BAT by Bohigas provides private transfers with premium and business class cars for families, groups, and individual clients.
- Phone: +34 600 43 24 32.
- Web: www.barcelona-airport-transfers.com
This 24-hour taxi service provides all types of transfers.
- Phone: +34 933 75 55 55.
- Web: www.radiotaxibarcelona.info
This 24-hour taxi service provides services for disabled clients.
- Phone: +34 93 420 80 88.
- Web: www.taxi-amic-adaptat.com/en/
This taxi company has a large fleet of cars and provides its services 24 hours per day.
- Phone: +34 93 300 11 00.
- Web: www.fonotaxi.net/wp/
Lost and found services
In Barcelona, there is a service that helps clients locate belongings they have lost in a taxi. Both the taxi driver and client can send information about forgotten items, contact details, and travel dates to the e-mail email@example.com and phone, +34 902 101 564. Opening hours are from 8:00 to 20:00, Monday through Friday. On weekends and holidays, messages are received by an automatic call reception service.
Specialists from INEEDSpain are available to answer all your questions and provide you with advice for any situation you may encounter in Barcelona. INEEDSpain also helps with the organization of guided tours in Barcelona and arranges for taxi service and other transportation according to clients’ requests. Our contact details are located on the principal web page.