Taxis in Cologne
Located on the Rhine’s West bank, Cologne is the fourth largest city in Western Germany. It is known for its Romanesque churches, including the famous Cologne Cathedral, the Cologne Carnival, and of course, its kölsch beer. And the best way to see and do lots in this vibrant city is to get around in a Cologne taxi comfortably and efficiently.
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Cologne Taxi Prices
Cologne taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. There is only one tariff as no price difference applies for the day, night and weekend trips.
The pricing is as follows:
Initial charge: €4.00
Fare 1 (until 7 km) per km: €2.10
Fare 2 (from 8 km on) per km: €1.90
Waiting time (per minute): €0.50
Please note that there is a supplementary charge of €1 for minibuses transporting more than 4 people.
However, if you want to travel with a highly reputable company, you can pre-book your Cologne taxi with Welcome Pickups.
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How to get a taxi in Cologne
It is easy to find a taxi in Cologne as many operate around the city. You can hail one directly off the streets, go to one of several official taxi ranks around the city, or head to any major tourist venue or hotel. Alternatively, you can pre-book your Cologne transfer through a mobile application or by telephone.
TaxiCologne: +49 172 522 54 54
Classcab: +49 221 280 660 00
Taxibus Köln: +49 173 8034123
Benefits of booking a private transfer with Welcome Pickups
Travelling can be stressful, particularly if you are touring in a larger group. Trying to figure out how the public transport system works or communicating in a foreign language can just add additional stress to your journey.
That is why pre-booking a private transfer and having a friendly English-speaking driver pick you up at your pre-organised location makes travelling a great experience. Welcome guarantees stellar 24/7 customer service, personalised transfers, a wide selection of vehicles and on-time pickups! What is more, all of our drivers are handpicked and trained by us. So secure your ride and enjoy our easy and fast booking process!
Cologne Taxi Tips
- Most taxi drivers in Cologne prefer payment in cash. However, if a driver accepts a credit card payment, you will have to pay a €1 supplement.
- Ensure that the taximeter has been turned on and reset before starting your ride.
- It’s not compulsory to tip your Cologne taxi driver, although, it is always appreciated. Most travellers just round up the end fare to the highest value.
- It’s good to know there are no price differences for night or weekend trips.
Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Cologne
Regrettably, regular taxis cannot accommodate wheelchairs in Cologne. However, the most reliable wheelchair-accessible taxi company is Beecab; you can reach them on +49 221 6905 6666. Just make sure to book and confirm your trip details and requirements with the driver/operator in advance.
Cologne taxi safety and complaints
Cologne taxis are known for being safe and reliable. However, if you encountered a problem or had a bad experience, you can file a complaint directly with the taxi company you travelled with. Please inform them of how your experience was in detail and ensure you keep your receipt as it contains valuable information that you may be asked for later.