Chios Taxi Service
In the east of the Aegean Sea lies the 5th largest Greek island, Chios. This lesser-known island is rich in travel experiences, from beautiful beaches to unique villages and an abundance of historical and cultural sites to visit. It is said to be the birthplace of the great Homer and is the only place in the world where the famous Mastic plant grows and its resin is harvested. A great, alternative destination for those who want to experience authentic Greek island life and want to avoid the very busy and crowded islands.
A Chios taxi service is an ideal way to travel when visiting the underrated island and can cover all your transportation needs. You can start by being picked up from Chios airport and swiftly taken to your accommodation or hotel. Chios is quite a large island so getting about using the local buses can be time-consuming and rather inconvenient, so taking a local taxi is a great option. When you book your transfer with Welcome Pickups, you also have the option to arrange a multi-stop island tour or a day trip to Chios’ numerous attractions with an English-speaking driver, allowing you to truly experience the island’s magic.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
24/7 Email & Phone support
(05:00 - 24:00)
(00:00 - 05:00)
Chios Taxi Prices
Taxis in Chios are fitted with calibrated taximeters. Chios taxi fares are therefore calculated based on an initial base fee, a per km charge (distance to your destination) and a waiting time charge, if applicable. There are also two different tariffs used, Tariff 1: Day transfers (05:00 to 00:00) and Tariff 2 Night transfers (00:00 to 05:00 and for transfers outside town/city limits). The rates are as follows:
Initial base fee: €1.30
Per km cost: Tariff 1- €0.74, Tariff 2- €1.30
Waiting time charge per hour: €12
Minimum Fare: €3.70
Extra taxi charges include; transfers to and from Chios airport (an additional charge of €2.85, and a surcharge of €0.43 for each piece of luggage over 10kg). Fixed-rate fares to popular destinations or attractions are available but must be requested at the start of your journey and agreed upon with the driver.
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How to get a Chios Taxi
Taxis in Chios are very commonly used so are easily available and there are a number of different ways to acquire one. You can simply request a local cab from your hotel reception who will make all the arrangements for you. Chios taxi ranks can be found at the airport, the main port and the main town square, although you could also hail a cab straight from the street by raising your hand towards the direction of the taxi. The other common method of getting a taxi is to call a taxi company directly and make a booking over the phone requesting a pickup. Some of the most established Chios taxi service providers you can reach by phone are:
Omiros Taxi: +30 2271 200112
Radio Taxi Chios: +30 2271 041111
Taxi-Safe Chios: +30 698 065 0387
Nevertheless, if you know when and where you’ll be needing a ride, you may also pre-book your trip with a top-rated private transfer company like Welcome Pickups.
Booking your Chios Taxi in Advance
Taxi services in Chios are very popular, so to guarantee availability, it is recommended to book your transfer well in advance of your travel dates. You will also avoid any queues when you arrive at the airport or port when there is an expected surge in demand for taxis. Furthermore, if you book your Chios taxi transfer with a reliable company like Welcome Pickups you will be offered a guaranteed fixed-rate fare with no hidden costs that you can pay for in advance through a user-friendly platform. Each booking also comes with a fair cancellation policy for your peace of mind.
Chios Taxi Tips
- It’s always worth asking the driver for a fixed rate fare to your destination, especially for longer transfers, as the set cost of your Chios taxi may be cheaper than a metered fare.
- There is only one transport alternative to a taxi which is the local bus service, therefore taxis are very popular; it's recommended to book your Chios taxi well in advance of your holiday dates, especially if you are visiting the island during peak times of the year.
- There is a minimum fare of €3.70 for all metered taxi transfers however short the distance to your destination may be.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Chios
Most Chios taxi providers can offer a wheelchair-accessible service, being either a specialised vehicle or simply being able to carry a folded wheelchair and assist any passengers with limited mobility to get in and out of the vehicle. This service however needs to be requested in advance of the transfer and discussed directly with your preferred provider.
Chios Taxi Safety and Complaints
Taxis in Chios are a very safe transport option but you should always avoid accepting a ride from unknown strangers offering taxi services. All official taxis should be equipped with a taximeter and the driver’s details should be visibly presented in the vehicle. If you face any issues and feel that you’d like to make an official complaint, make a note of all the relevant facts of the incident, along with the taxi registration and the driver’s details and contact the taxi company in question. If you need to escalate your complaint, you can stop by your nearest police station.