Taxis in Lisbon
The bustling city of Lisbon is one of the top destinations in Portugal. There are so many amazing things to see all over the city, and the best way to see them all is by Lisbon taxi. Taking a taxi saves you time and is very affordable compared to many other European cities. You can easily track down one of the classic black and green taxis in Lisbon by hailing one from the street, calling a local company or walking to a designated taxi rank.
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Lisbon Taxi prices
By law, all Lisbon taxi drivers are required to use a taximeter to calculate your fare based on distance. However, be wary of drivers that do offer you set-rate fees, as these are usually much higher than the taximeter price. The cost of your ride will depend on how far away your destination is in km, and the time of day you’re travelling. There is a 20% increase in Lisbon taxi prices during the nighttime hours of 21:00 and 06:00.
Minimum fare day – €3.25
Price per km day – €0.47
Minimum fare night – €3.90
Price per km night – €0.56
Keep in mind that there are also extra charges to the basic Lisbon taxi prices for things such as luggage (€1.60), an hour waiting (€14.80), every minute stuck in traffic (€0.25) and telephone bookings (€0.80).
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How to get a Taxi in Lisbon
The easiest way to get a taxi in Lisbon is by hailing one from the street. There are many taxis in the city centre, so all you need to look out for is the ‘TAXI’ sign on top being lit up, showing the taxi is empty. Another option is to walk to a taxi rank, which can be found near the bus station, train station, ferry terminal, at the airport, at high-end hotels, Rossio and Praça dos Restauradores.
If you’re travelling late at night, you can always call one of the local radio taxi companies to arrange a pickup. The most trusted company in Lisbon is Radio Taxis, that can be reached on +351 218 11 9000, +351 969 53 1660 or +351 919 78 1000. Keep in mind that there is an extra charge for using this service.
Booking your Lisbon Transfer in Advance
Whether you’re travelling late at night and want everything to run smoothly, or you simply like to plan and budget your trip before you arrive in a new city, booking your Lisbon taxi in advance is the best way to do it. You can secure the best prices, spend less time worrying about transport and more time enjoying your vacation by booking your Lisbon transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.
Lisbon Taxi Tips
- Make sure that your driver resets his taximeter to the base fare before beginning your journey.
- Write down your destination to avoid any miscommunication with the local Lisbon taxi drivers.
- You can store wheelchairs, baby seats and pushchairs for free.
- The €1.60 luggage fare applies to all luggage, even if you don't need to store it in the trunk of the car.
- If you feel your driver is taking a long route, check your location on GoogleMaps and make them aware.
- Receipts have to be provided when asked for by law, however, they are usually handwritten on paper.
- Travelling at night is 20% more expensive.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Lisbon
Although standard Lisbon taxis don’t offer fully wheelchair accessible vehicles, you can book through one of four trusted companies. These companies all have ramps and or electric lifts so you can stay in your chair while you travel. You can contact them by calling the numbers below and asking for an “adapted taxi”.
CoopTaxis: +351 217 932 756
Auto Taxis Serra D’Arga: +351 213 970 900
Retalis: +351 218 119 000
TeletTaxis: +351 218 111 100
Lisbon Taxi Complaints and Safety
Not only do driver’s need to register and display their official photo ID in the taxi, but all Lisbon taxis are regularly inspected by law, to ensure they are in tip-top condition. The only thing to note is that drivers in Lisbon tend to be very fast and may seem a little erratic. However, this isn’t usually a reflection of your taxi driver’s skills, but more the way things are done in Portugal. If you do experience any issues during your journey, be sure to ask for your receipt and report it to the local transport authorities or tourist police.