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Patras Taxi

Patras Taxi General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


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Taxis in Patras

In Patras, there are 750 taxis. That makes taxi services fast and easily accessible. In the last few years, the competition between the taxi drivers of Patras has resulted in quite affordable fares. If you’ve only got a short amount of time in this beautiful city, or if you prefer to get from A to B in comfort, taking a Patras Taxi is a great option. You can very easily hail down a cab in the street, call one of the many radio taxi companies, find a cab through an app, or simply walk to the main taxi rank at Papandreou Square.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
burgandy local cabs lined up at a taxi rank in patras

Patras Taxi Prices

Taxi prices in Patras are kept fairly low thanks to the high competition between taxi companies, whilst the fares are also regulated throughout the city. The actual cost of your ride is calculated by a taximeter that charges based on the time and distance travelled; the further you travel into the city the more expensive your ride will be. Generally, you can expect to pay around €5 for any trip within the city and €8-15 if you’re travelling to or from Rion-Antirion, the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge.

The taxis in Patras calculate their fares as follows:

Base Fare – €3.50

Additional price/km – € 1.29

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How to get a Taxi in Patras

Getting a taxi in Patras couldn’t be easier. Whether you want to call your taxi in Patra, wave a taxi down in the street, or take a stroll to the taxi rank at Papandreou Square, you’ll be on your way to the next exciting location in no time. Whether you’re calling up or catching a Patras taxi off the street, you shouldn’t have to wait long for your ride to arrive. There are plenty of taxis roaming around the city and all you need to do is look for the burgundy taxis with their roof light on; just hold out your hand, and wait for the driver to pull over to the side of the road to let you in.

If it’s rainy or cold and you don’t want to wait outside for a taxi, or if you’re out late at night and don’t feel safe walking around, you can call one of the Patras taxi companies, give your location and wait less than 10 minutes for a driver to pick you up.

Although many different companies offer this style of pickup service, the most well-known one is RadioTAXI Patras which can be reached on +30 2610205205.

Book your Patras Taxi Transfer in Advance

Travelling can be frustrating when it comes to unexpected expenses. Being able to get fixed prices takes a lot of weight off your shoulders. If you prefer budgeting and planning ahead, then you can pre-book your Patras taxi with one of the numerous companies online. Nevertheless, most companies that offer bookings in advance may have hidden fees, so to avoid surprises and being overcharged, we recommend booking your Patras transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Patras Taxi Tips

  1. Most radio taxis in Patra offer free wifi, so you don't need to waste your personal mobile data during your trip.
  2. Be sure to ask for your receipt after your journey is complete for your records and in case you forget anything in the taxi.
  3. Taxis in Patras don’t have baby seats available, but there’s no extra cost if you’d like to fit your own.
  4. Not many taxi drivers in Patras speak English, so it’s a good idea to write your address down or have it ready to show on Google Maps.
  5. Patras taxis don't accept card payments, so make sure you have some cash with you before entering the taxi.
  6. Bear in mind that there is a double tariff for any trip in Patras between 00:00-05:00.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Patras

Even though there is space in regular taxis to place a wheelchair, there aren’t any wheelchair-accessible taxis in Patras for electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters. However, if you wish to book a fully accessible taxi with spacious seating, large walkways, and access ramps, you can contact Radiotaxi Patras.

Patras Taxi Safety and Complaints

The Patras taxi customer support quality may vary depenging on the company and the driver. If you find your driver rude, if they take a longer route to build up the fare, or if you feel unsafe during your journey, you must ask for your receipt, as it contains the taxi company address, the concession number, the fare, date, distance travelled, and the driver’s details. You will then need to call the taxi company that your driver works for (this is usually also shown on the outside of the taxi door) and speak to their complaints department.


Frequently asked questions

Are taxis safe in Patras?

Patras taxis are on the same safety level as in the rest of Greece. Even though it’s unlikely to happen, there are unlicensed taxis that target tourists. Further, legal taxis have also attempted to charge tourists extra by taking the longer route or setting up the meter at a more expensive base fare. Admittedly, calling a radio taxi in Patra is safer as it’s controlled and checked by the company. Nevertheless, you can also protect your peace of mind by pre-booking your Patras taxi transfer with a reliable and trusted company like Welcome Pickups.

Can you book a Patras taxi pickup via phone or online?

If you’re planning ahead, finding a Patras taxi to get you from point A to B is very easy and fast. You can book your Patras taxi either by calling one of the local taxi companies or by booking a Patras cab through one of the available apps.

Can you pay for your Patras taxi by card?

Patras taxis don’t accept card payments but if you don’t carry cash with you, your taxi driver can take you to the nearest ATM point for you to withdraw a sufficient amount and pay for your ride.

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