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Bilbao Taxis

Bilbao Taxi General Information and Tips

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Taxis in Bilbao

Bilbao is a city in northern Spain, the largest city in the province of Biscay and in the Basque Country. Known for its wonderful museums, beautiful country side and great nightlife, it is a perfect holiday destination for all. For this reason, Bilbao has many taxis in and around the city.

Part of Bilbao’s charm is that most things can be done on foot, and they also have a great public transport system. However, if you are tired or need to get to a town that is further away, taking a taxi is the most convenient and comfortable option.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM BIO TO THE CITY CENTRE
25 €
29 €
15 MIN
FROM BILBAO TO GETXO
16 €
20 €
20 MIN
FROM BILBAO TO SANTONA
59 €
76 €
58 MIN
FROM BILBAO TO BURGOS
132 €
172 €
1 H 40 MIN

Bilbao Taxi Prices

Taxis in Bilbao don’t offer fixed rate fares, they calculate their prices using a taximeter based on different factors, such as the time and day you are travelling on, and if you are travelling on a weekend or on a holiday. These factors are then divided into tariffs that are set directly on the taximeter.

Taxi tariffs in Spain are officially agreed upon by cities or districts and are binding for all taxis and taxi companies within the compulsory driving area.

Taxi Fares:

Tariff 1 – Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 22:00

Base fee (incl. 1.65 km): €4
Per Km: €0.74
Waiting time per hour: €17.89

Tariff 2 – Monday to Friday from 22:00 to 07:00 and Saturday and Sunday all day

Base fee (incl. 1.65 km): €4.95
Per Km: €0.99
Waiting time per hour: €24.70

Moreover, surcharges can be added to your end fare such as:
– Requesting your taxi by phone, what the taximeter dials to the meeting point
– Tunnel tolls

If you wish to travel at a fixed rate fare with no extra charges, it is highly recommended to pre-book a Bilbao taxi online.

How to get a Taxi in Bilbao

Getting a taxi in Bilbao is very easy, as there are quite a few different taxis driving around the streets. If you are looking to find a taxi, you can either call one of the taxi companies, get a taxi at an official taxi rank placed around the city or hail a Bilbao taxi directly from the street.
Taxis are easily recognisable as they are all white with a red stripe across both sides of the vehicle.

However, you can always book a private taxi company online in advance, or via one of the taxi company’s mobile application. In this case, you will be given a well defined pickup point where you can meet your driver.

Book your Bilbao Taxi Transfer in Advance

It is always a nice feeling to know that you don’t have to run around town, trying to find an empty taxi, especially late at night or carrying around luggage. Knowing that your taxi driver is waiting for you exactly where you asked them to be is quite relieving. Booking your transfer in advance not only gives you that peace of mind, it also allows you to pay a fixed price, and get an English-speaking driver that will be happy to show you around the city.

Bilbao Taxi Tips

  1. It is not customary to tip your taxi driver in Bilbao, however, if you have enjoyed your ride with them, a tip is always greatly appreciated.
  2. Make sure your driver resets his taximeter to the right tariff and that it is turned on before you begin your journey.
  3. You can always ask for your receipt upon arrival in case you leave anything in the taxi.
  4. It is good to know that if you are travelling from the airport, there are no luggage surcharges nor are there airport surcharges from Bilbao International Airport.
  5. Guide dogs and passenger wheelchairs can be accommodated in the vehicle at no extra charge.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Bilbao

Most standard Bilbao taxis are not wheelchair accessible, however, your taxi driver can help you into the vehicle and load your folded wheelchair into the back.
Nonetheless, quite a few companies offer specially equipped vehicles; if you wish to book a fully accessible taxi, you will need to order your vehicle in advance. 

Frequently asked questions

Are Bilbao taxis expensive?

Although being the most comfortable and convenient way to travel, Bilbao airport taxis are not the cheapest. Moreover, they do not offer flat rate fees and instead, calculate their prices using a taximeter which is based on the time and distance travelled and several other factors (such as the time of day and if you are travelling on a holiday, weekend or weekday.

How do you call a taxi in Bilbao?

There are many taxis around the streets of Bilbao, so it should be easy to find one; you can either call one of Bilbao's taxi companies, get a taxi at an official taxi rank placed around the city or hail a Bilbao taxi directly from the street. However, if you prefer having a taxi wait for you and to travel on a fixed rate fare, it is highly recommended to pre-book a private transfer company online.

Do you tip taxi drivers in Bilbao?

It is not customary to tip your Bilbao taxi driver, however, it is always greatly appreciated, especially if your driver has been kind and helpful.

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