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.
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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.
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.
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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
- 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.
- Make sure your driver resets his taximeter to the right tariff and that it is turned on before you begin your journey.
- You can always ask for your receipt upon arrival in case you leave anything in the taxi.
- 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.
- 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.