Q: How are the Taxi fare prices calculated in Barcelona? Are the taxi fares calculated by person or by taxi? What are the supplements?
A: All taxi fares are calculated by taxi and not by per person. The majority of Barcelona official taxis (including Van Taxis) are licensed to carry a maximum of 4 passengers. However some van taxis have a special license to carry up to 6 passengers. If you require a taxi that can carry 6 passengers it is best to call a taxi firm directly to request one. Alternatively at the airport you can request the taxi attendant to find you a taxi with a license of 6 passengers. You may have a longer wait since only around 10% of taxis are licensed to carry 6 passengers.
The approximate rate for Barcelona taxis is €1.18 / km (from 08:00 - 20:00) and €0.93 / km (from 20:00 - 08:00). / Km. There is a minimum fee of €2.05 when you get in the cab.
Supplements to the final meter price are added due to the following factors.
1. A supplement for each bag or suitcase carried in the boot of the taxi ( €1.00 ).
2. Supplement for Barcelona airport pick up or drop off ( €3.10 ).
3. Supplement for picking up or dropping off at the Barcelona Cruise terminal ( €2.10 ).
4. Supplement for pickup or drop off at the Fira exhibition centre ( €2.10 ).
All supplement prices will be displayed at the passenger window of the taxi at the back of the cab. When the taxi stops you will see the meter price and then the taxi driver will press a supplements button on the meter to increase the fare to the final price inclusive of the supplements.
For a full breakdown of prices, rates and supplements for Barcelona Taxis we recommend you visit the Metropolitan Institute for Barcelona Taxis website that gives a complete and comprehensive list of taxi fares and supplements along with a wealth of other useful information on the Barcelona taxi service.
How To Raise An Official Complaint For Overcharging
You should only ever pay the price on the meter. You will see the meter price plus a separate amount for the supplements. It is against the law for the Taxi driver to ask for more money than is displayed on the meter. If you have any problems please see the following page that explains how to make an official complaint about a Barcelona Taxi.