Taxis in Alicante
Compared to some of the other popular tourist destinations in Spain, taxis in Alicante are extremely affordable. If you’re looking to set out on a day trip to the beach, head to an exciting restaurant, make a quick transfer from Alicante airport or simply explore more of the Costa Blanca, then taking an Alicante taxi is a great choice. You can choose to hail one from the street, walk to a taxi rank or even call one of the local radio companies.
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Cost of an Alicante Taxi
The cost of an Alicante Taxi is determined by the local town hall and are heavily regulated. Usually, Alicante taxi drivers will use a taximeter based on distance to calculate your fare, but sometimes they will give you a set-cost for some of the more popular routes. Each taxi driver must adhere to the guidelines set each term and show an official “price booklet” when offering set-rat fares.
Base Fare (includes first 2km) – €4
Price per km day (07:00 – 21:00) – €1.06
Price per km night (21:00 to 07:00) – €1.22
It’s worth keeping in mind that there may be additional fees for things such as airport pickups, keeping your driver waiting for an hour (€19.18 in the day and €23.00 at night) and carrying large of heavy luggage.
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How to get a taxi in Alicante
Taking a taxi in Alicante couldn’t be easier. You can choose to flag one down in the street, call a local radio taxi company, walk to a taxi rank, or even have the bar or restaurant that you’re at call one for you. Designated Alicante Taxi ranks are located all over the city, outside most tourist spots, shopping centers, major squares, beaches, bus stations, and at the airport.
If you’re traveling late at night or prefer the convenience of a door-to-door service, you can call one of the local taxi companies to pick you up. Please keep in mind that there may be an additional fee for this service. Two of the top radio taxi companies in Alicante are RadioTele Taxi: +34 965 101 611 and Area Taxi: +34 965 910 591.
Book your Alicante transfers in advance
During peak seasons in summer, it can be extremely difficult to find a free taxi in Alicante. With all of the tourists calling for a taxi in the evening or stopping them in the street after a day at the beach, you could be left waiting for up to an hour. Instead, we recommend booking your Alicante transfers in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer reliable, fast and affordable taxi rides all over Alicante.
Alicante taxi tips
- To know if an Alicante taxi is free, check for the green light on top that reads “Libre”.
- Make sure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.
- For longer journeys, it may be cheaper to agree on a set price with your driver.
Wheelchair accessible taxis in Alicante
Unfortunately, the standard taxis in Alicante aren’t equipped to transport wheelchair users. However, there is a fantastic company called Alicante Region Transfers who specialise in wheelchair accessible vehicles. All of their Alicante taxis come equipped with a ramp and room for up to two wheelchairs at a time. You can book your Alicante airport transfer or hire their cars by calling +34 670 368 849.
Alicante taxi safety and complaints
Although taking an Alicante taxi is usually extremely convenient and safe, you may come across some rude drivers or someone that wants to scam you. If this does happen, be sure to take down the taxi driver’s name, ID number and the number of your taxi. You can then take this information to the foreign tourist police by calling them on +34 902 102 112. Most reports are usually resolved within 72 hours.