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Cartagena Taxi

Cartagena Taxi General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


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Taxis in Cartagena

Cartagena is a vibrant city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, known for its colourful colonial architecture, lively nightlife, and stunning beaches. With its rich history and unique cultural blend, Cartagena offers visitors a truly unforgettable experience, and the best way to get around at your pace and make the most of this city is in a Cartagena taxi.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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)
4 €
6 €
20 MIN
2.50 €
3.20 €
15 MIN
12 €
18 €
60 MIN
16.10 €
24 €
90 MIN
Taxis in Cartagena

Cartagena Taxi Prices

Various Cartagena taxi services operate around the city, all of which calculate their prices using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. Two tariffs are applicable:

Tariff 1 (05:00 to 20:00):

Initial fee: €1.01 (COP 5,000)
Cost per km: €0.44 (COP 2,200)
Waiting price per hour: €4.03 (COP 20,000)

Tariff 2 (20:00 to 05:00):

Initial fee: €1.21 (COP 6,000)
Cost per km: €0.55 (COP 2,750)
Waiting price per hour: €4.84 (COP 24,000)

Nevertheless, if you wish to travel with a friendly, local English-speaking driver at a fixed price, you can pre-book your private transfer online with Welcome Pickups.

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How to get a taxi in Cartagena

Getting a taxi in Cartagena is simple; you can flag down a cab on the street as they are abundant in the city, especially in tourist areas. You can also head to any big hotel or busy hub or call a radio taxi in Cartagena. Some of the more popular companies are:

Radio Taxi Cartagena: +57 968 311 515
Taxi Imperial: +57 5 653 9494
Taxi Amarillo: +57 5 666 6666

Benefits of Booking a Private Transfer with Welcome

Travelling to a new city can be overwhelming, especially with children and heavy luggage. Finding your way around Cartagena’s public transportation or waiting in long queues at taxi ranks just adds to the stress. Welcome Pickups offers a convenient ground transportation solution, so you can pre-book your private transfers in Cartagena to ensure hassle-free and pleasant rides whenever and wherever you need them.

With a focus on providing exceptional customer service, personalised rides, and a team of hand-picked and trained local English-speaking drivers, Welcome Pickups is more than just a transfer company. Pre-booking your Cartagena taxi allows you to enjoy a meet-and-greet pick-up, fast and reliable services round the clock, and door-to-door transportation. Moreover, you can book your transfer in less than 60 seconds using our handy app!

Cartagena Taxi Tips

  1. Some taxis in Cartagena accept card payments, while others only accept cash. It's always best to confirm with your taxi driver beforehand.
  2. Make sure that the taximeter has been turned on, reset and set at the correct tariff before starting your journey.
  3. It is not mandatory to tip your taxi driver, but it is common practice to round up the fare to the nearest whole number or add a small amount as a tip if you're satisfied with the service.
  4. Be aware that there is a price difference for day, night and weekend taxi journeys.

Wheelchair-accessible Taxis in Cartagena

Unfortunately, regular taxis in Cartagena cannot accommodate wheelchairs. However, when calling and booking a radio taxi in Cartagena, you can request a larger 7-seater vehicle, which can fit a folded wheelchair. Ensure you call ahead and specify your requirements when speaking to the taxi company to secure an appropriate vehicle for your needs.

Cartagena Taxi Safety and Complaints

If you encounter any issues with a taxi in Cartagena, there are several places where you can file a complaint:

– You can call the tourist police at +57 5 664 0796 or visit their office in the old city of Cartagena to file a complaint,
– You can reach out to the taxi company directly, or
– You can contact the Ministry of Transportation at +57 1 324 0800 to file a complaint.

When filing a complaint, it’s essential to provide as much detail as possible about the incident, including the date, time, location, taxi license plate number, and driver’s name.

Frequently asked questions

Are taxis in Cartagena safe?

Taxis in Cartagena are generally safe, but as with any mode of transportation, it’s always best to take precautions to guarantee your safety. Therefore, always use registered taxis only, and ensure the taximeter is switched on when you enter the vehicle. Alternatively, you can pre-book a private transfer at a fixed price with a reputable international company like Welcome Pickups, for peace of mind!

Is there a radio taxi in Cartagena to call?

Yes, there are a few radio taxis in Cartagena offering pickups on demand. Some popular local providers you can phone are: Radio Taxi Cartagena (+57 968 311 515), Taxi Imperial (+57 5 653 9494) and Taxi Amarillo (+57 5 666 6666).

How do taxis in Cartagena calculate their fares?

Cartagena taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter with a surcharge for night and weekend trips. You can expect to pay around €4.10 (COP 20,000) for a 20-minute ride from Cartagena Airport to Cartagena city centre during the day and €6 (COP 30,000) at night.

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