There seemed to be no shortage of taxis around the centre of Barcelona. This photo was taken outside the Sants Railway station.
You can hail a taxi from the roadside. Look for the green light on top which signals the cab is free for hire.
We took many taxi cabs around Barcelona including to the airport and train station.
Our best experience is with Taxi Cab Driver, Ernest. He was most honest, punctual
and very honorable unlike the other drivers who tried to overcharge us or became
aggressive when we dispute the overcharge.
Please call ERNEST at +677 988915 or +666291633 if you should need a taxi. He
definitely did not request us to do anything for him or advertise his service but we
felt it was what we would like to do for him in return for his excellent service.
Hi, a travel from the airport will cost you at least 20,00, but it depends where are you going in town. Here you can find many information about taxi and prices. It's a good website if you want also receive tips about what to do in Barcelona and they give a guide for free if u join the fanpage! :)
Taxis can be found all around the city by the hundreds or more. They generally are an okay way to get from one point to another relatively reasonable prices. A fare from Pl Espanya to Columbus monument was 5 Euro, for about 3 miles. Be aware that if you took a taxi to a cruise ship, there is a surcharge of 5 Euro besides the fare that ranges from 3-5 Euro for the most of 2 miles. WE paid 10 Euro, which was a ripoff, but at the end the Spanish only speaking driver pointed to the sign in the rear window of the premium is allowed
On 17 juni on 15.00 hour, I lost my Nokia Camara in a taxi from the port tot the hotel Palace Barcelona to de Via der Cordes Catalonia 668.
On the camera where al my foto from the cruiseship "New Amsterdam".
Has somebody found this camera, please let my know.
I cab give you a reword of 500 euro's.
Jan W. Jellema
8633 KA Ysbrechtum
Many greeting from Hollanda
The holiday was really good and we had a great whether.
Many things to visit around and the people very nice.
We have just a complain about the taxi in Barcelona.
Don't ask a cab in the hotels reception because the taxi drivers have to pay for the service ,so they have to charge to the client.Some illegal companies work with all the hotels.
Take them from the street or from any taxi stop(rank).
Taxis are a great way to get around the city once the underground subway (the Metro) has closed (or if there is not a stop near where you need to go)! They are VERY cheap and you can find them all around the city, just look for the black and yellow cabs with the green light on the roof and you will know that it is open for you to flag down. One major place yo ufind them is at the Placa Universitat near Diagonal. Just be warned - the cab drivers, surprisingly, do not always know where places are located (even though they are the ones who live there). So, if you are going to a specific place (ie. club, restaurant,etc.), you should probably, at least, have an address and an idea of where it is.
Taxis in Barcelona are black and yellow, easy to spot. They say that at the beginning of the XX century, a taxi driver heard the taxis in NYC were yellow. He decided to paint his car (at the time, all cars were black) like American taxis... until he find that panting was very expensive. So... he painted only the doors in yellow color. True or not... who knows!
There are several companies, but prices are set by the city council, so all them do cost the same.
You can stop one in the street if the green light on top of the car is on. At the end of the journey, you should only pay the amount on the taximeter, plus supplements from/to airport, luggage, etc (if applicable). We locals usually only tip the driver just to round to next figure (for instance, short trip with taximeter = 5.45, give 6 euros; airport to city centre = 28.70 (taximeter and all airport and other applicable supplements), in this case you may give 30 euros. Tips in Spain are always given only as recognition of good service. So, you may not tip at all.
A good practice is always asking for a receipt, the taxi driver has the obligation to give you one if asked to. In case you have any complaint is your only proof.
You can check the link below about official taxi fares in Barcelona, updated for year 2011
Hope it helps!
After an unfortunate misunderstanding on the last day of our trip, we were stuck with our luggage because the bus who was supposed to pick us up to the airport waited for us at another place and the only option to get to the airport for us was to take a cab. We'r not big fans of cabs but we had no choice. Looking back I must say that it's not that bad. The ride was fine, The driver was nice and although he only a few words in English, we got along.
The total amount of the ride for 2 people and luggage was 30.6 Euro. Funny thing- we only had a 100 Euro bill and the driver told us that he didn't have change so we paid him with AMX credit card, it was the first time I saw that you can pay with a credit card for a taxi.
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