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20 minute gap between transfers
Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.
Regular Car Sanitisation
Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol
When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.
Sanitiser in every car
We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride
You can see the black and green taxis in Faro driving around the streets or waiting at taxi ranks 24/7. Taking a Faro taxi is the quickest, most convenient and most enjoyable way to see the city. All Faro taxi drivers must adhere to strict guidelines and use a taximeter to calculate the fee of your journey.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
24/7 Email & Phone support
Faro Taxi prices
Taxis in Faro don’t use a set-rate to charge for their journeys, instead, they use a taximeter. Faro taxi prices are regulated, so you can always expect to be charged on the same rate scale when taking a cab in the city. It’s worth noting that during the nighttime hours of 22:00 and 06:00 and on the weekends, you will be charged a 20% higher rate.
Base fare day (1.8 km included) – €3.30
Price per km day – €1
Base fare night (1.8 km included) – €3.96
Price per km night – €1.20
There will also be charges for things like carrying luggage (€1.60), keeping your driver waiting for one hour (around €19), travelling during major holidays and a surcharge from the airport (€5.40).
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How to get a Taxi in Faro
Taking a taxi in Faro couldn’t be easier. You can simply hail one from the street if the ‘TAXI’ sign on top is lit up green indicating it’s free, walk to a taxi rank or call the radio taxi company. Taxi ranks can be found at all the main tourist spots around the city, at the bus and train stations, the airport and major hotels. You simply need to wait in line until it’s your turn to take a cab and then get in the Faro taxi located at the front.
Finally, you can call the local taxi company Radio Taxis De Faro on +351 289 895 795. They will come and pick you up from any location around the city, which is especially helpful when you’re travelling late at night or during bad weather. Keep in mind that there is an extra charge for this service.
Booking your Faro Transfer in Advance
During the busy summer months, queueing at a taxi rank for your Faro taxi or waiting for your radio taxi to arrive can be extremely time-consuming. Why waste the precious moments of your vacation organising transportation when you can book your Faro transfer in advance. For English-speaking drivers, unbeatable rates and on-time pickups, book your Faro taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.
Faro Taxi Tips
- Faro taxi prices have a base fare of €3.30, which includes your first 1.8 km of travel.
- Most drivers in Faro speak English and can double up as a tour guide if you decide a price before beginning your journey.
- Faro taxi drivers don’t carry change for notes larger than €20, so be sure to carry coins with you.
- If you believe your driver is taking a longer route, check your location on GoogleMaps.
- Make sure your driver resets his taximeter to the base fare before beginning your journey.
- All Faro taxi drivers are required to supply a receipt upon request by law.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Faro
Unfortunately, standard local taxis in Faro don’t have the equipment or space needed to be wheelchair accessible. However, you can call one of the local companies to book a fully wheelchair accessible vehicle, big enough for a chair and other passengers. One of the top-rated companies, who’s taxis come complete with ramps and electronic lifts, are Yellowfish Transfers +351 289 046 243.
Faro Taxi Complaints and Safety
On a whole, taxis in Faro are safe and drivers generally adhere to the regulations put in place by the Portuguese government. However, there is always a chance you may run into a rude driver or someone that may try to overcharge or scam you. If this does happen, be sure to ask for your receipt, note down your driver’s ID number and taxi number, then report it to the local police.