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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
Kos is a Greek island, full of natural beauty and traditional sites. The most convenient and relaxing way to explore the island is by taking a Kos taxi. There are over 150 taxis in Kos, so you can easily grab a cab by hailing one from the street, walking to a taxi rank or by calling one of the local radio companies. Kos taxis are silver in colour and have the standard TAXI sign on top.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
24/7 Email & Phone support
Cost of a Kos Taxi
As Kos is a small island, taxis don’t tend to use a taximeter to calculate the cost of a journey. Instead, they have set-prices depending on your destination and starting zone. The cost of the most popular routes will be written on a board at most taxi ranks.
It’s worth bearing in mind that there may be additional costs for things such as pushchairs, excess luggage (over 10kg), number of passengers, airport or port pickup, waiting time, travelling during public holidays and late-night journeys.
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How to get a Kos Taxi
Getting a taxi in Kos couldn’t be easier. You can simply hail one from the street by checking for the lit-up ‘TAXI’ sign on top, head to your nearest taxi rank or call one of the local taxi companies. If you choose to walk to a taxi rank, you can find them at all of the main transport and tourist spots, such as the airport, port, Akti Kountourioti, Zipari, the Courthouse, the Dolphin fountain, Antimachia Station, Makrigiannis St., Kefalos Station and Marmari Station.
If it’s late at night or you’d prefer to wait in the air-conditioning for your Kos taxi, you can call one of the local radio companies. However, keep in mind that there will be an extra charge for this service and you may have a long wait during peak times. Two reliable companies on the island are:
Kos Cabs +30 22420 23333
Kos Radio Taxi +30 22420 22777
Booking your Kos Taxi in advance
Although there are 150+ taxis in Kos, during the busy summer months it can be hard to catch a cab. Taxis that pass in the street will be full, there are long queues at the taxi ranks and the wait for a radio taxi can be up to an hour. Instead, why not book your Kos taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups and enjoy a fast, reliable service at unbeatable prices.
Kos Taxi Tips
- Be sure to wave with your full hand when hailing a taxi in Greece as using just your thumb can be an insult.
- Make sure that you agree on the price of your journey before you enter the taxi.
- Kos taxi drivers don’t usually carry change for any bills larger than €20, so be sure to carry change.
- Baby seats aren't provided in standard taxis, but you may fit your own for free.
- If you have any problems during your journey, be sure to ask for your receipt so you can report it.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Kos
Standard taxis in Kos don’t have the equipment needed to be fully wheelchair accessible. If you need a ramp or electric lift for your wheelchair, you can contact Kos Taxi as they have fully wheelchair accessible taxis in their fleet. You can reach them by calling +30 22420 23333 or by emailing them at [email protected].
Kos taxi complaints and safety
As Kos is an island, taxis are fairly well regulated. This means that taking a taxi in Kos is safe and the service is usually reliable. However, if you do experience any problems during your journey or you feel you have been scammed by your driver, be sure to take down the taxi number, your driver’s name and ask for your receipt. You can then make a formal complaint to the Kos Tourist Police by calling +30 22420 26129 or walking to the station at 2, Akti Miaouli Street Courthouse 85300.