Taxis in Granada are white with a diagonal stripe across the front doors. You will see them driving around the streets or waiting at taxi ranks. Taking a Granada taxi is the easiest and most comfortable way to get around the city and they are available 24/7. There are two different types of taxi in Granada; urban and intercity. Urban taxis operate in the city centre and intercity taxis operate in the villages. Both types of taxi use a taximeter to calculate their fare.
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Granada Taxi prices
Granada taxi prices are set by the City Council and regulated by the Taxi Federation. All taxis in Granada must use a taximeter to calculate your fee based on the distance travelled. There are three different fares used: Tariff 1 from 07:00 to 21:00 during the week, Tariff 2 from 21:00 to 07:00 and during major holidays, and Tariff 3 is used on weekends from 01:00 to 06:00.
Tariff 1 base fare – €1.52
Tariff 1 price per km – €0.82
Tariff 2 base fare – €1.92
Tariff 2 price per km – €1.04
Tariff 3 base fare – €2.39
Tariff 3 price per km – €1.29
It’s worth noting that there are minimum fares of €4.04 for Tariff 1, €5.02 for Tariff 2 and €6.30 for Tariff 3. You may also face extra charges for things like each piece of luggage over 60cm (€0.51), pick up from Granada bus or train station (€0.51), or keeping your driver waiting for an hour (€21.16 Tariff 1, €26.48 Tariff 2 and €33.09 Tariff 3).
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How to get a Taxi in Granada
Taking a taxi in Granada is extremely easy. You can either hail on in the street by looking for the ‘TAXI’ sign on top to be lit up green and sticking out your arm, walk to a taxi rank or call a radio taxi company. There are 60 official taxi ranks in Granada, all marked with a blue sign with a white letter T in the middle. You can find them at most of the major landmarks, such as Triunfo, Gran Via, Plaza Nueva, Fuente de las Batallas, Granada Bus Station, Granada Train Station and the airport.
If you’d prefer to have a Granada taxi come to you, you can call one of the local radio taxi companies. This is a great option if you’re in an out of the way location, are travelling back to your hotel late at night or if the weather is bad. There are two radio taxi companies in Granada; Tele Radio Taxi Granada +34 958 280 000 and Radio Taxi Genil +34 958 132 323.
Booking your Granada Transfer in Advance
Although there are many taxis in Granada, during peak season, it can be difficult to find one. Radio taxi companies have a long hold time and taxi ranks have long queues of people. Instead of spending precious moments of your vacation waiting for a cab, why not book your Granada transfer in advance. Welcome Pickups offer advance bookings for their Granada taxi fleet, complete with English-speaking drivers, on-time pickups and competitive prices.
Granada Taxi Tips
- There will be an additional fee for booking your Granada taxi over the phone.
- Official taxi ranks are marked with a blue sign with a white T.
- Make sure your driver is using the correct Tariff system before you begin your journey.
- Not all Granada taxi drivers speak English. To avoid miscommunication errors, be sure to write down your destination and show it to your driver.
- Granada taxi drivers don’t carry change for anything larger than a €20 note.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Granada
It’s rare to see a Granada taxi in the street that is wheelchair accessible. However, if you call to book a taxi from one of the radio companies, you can request an “adapted vehicle” and they will send a wheelchair accessible taxi to you.
Granada Taxi Complaints and Safety
All Granada taxi drivers must adhere to a set of regulations and have a specific set of licenses to operate. Taking a taxi in Granada is usually very safe and secure, however, there are times when you may experience a rude driver or a scam. If this does happen, be sure to ask for your receipt or write down your driver’s ID number, taxi number and the date of your journey and report it to the Local Police on +34 958 248 211.