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Pereira Taxi

Pereira Taxi General Information and Tips

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Taxis in Pereira

Pereira belongs to the historic region of the Colombian Andes and sits 316 km west of Bogota and 212 km north of Medellin. A heartland of coffee production, the city offers a unique opportunity to visit working coffee farms and boasts amazing landscapes with hot springs, waterfalls and mountains.

Exploring Pereira and its surroundings with a taxi is very easy. Around 2,900 taxis operate in the city. While you can hail a car from the street, this is not recommended for safety reasons. It’s better to request a taxi from a reputable, licenced taxi company or use a taxi booking app. The best option is to book your airport taxi with Welcome Pickups to transfer from the airport and get around Pereira with a professional, English-speaking driver at a competitive rate.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

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)
Duration
CITY CENTRE TO THE AIRPORT 6.30 € 6.50 € 10 MIN
CITY CENTRE TO SALENTO 19 € 19.40 € 53 MIN
CITY CENTRE TO LOS NEVADOS NATIONAL PARK 52.30 € 52.60 € 113 MIN
CITY CENTRE TO LAKE OTUN 35.30 € 35.60 € 120 MIN

Pereira Taxi Fares

Taxi drivers in Pereira and Pereira Airport taxi drivers calculate fares according to official rates and use a taximeter. While this is the rule, it may not always hold true, so caution is advised. Taxi fares in Pereira include a pick-up charge and a fee for every 80 m (or every 70 seconds in case of heavy traffic). There is also a distinct airport charge from and to Pereira Airport and separate rates in the evening (19:00 to 05:00), on Sundays, and on bank holidays.

Minimum fare:  €1.40 (COP 6,000)
Pick-up charge: €0.80 (COP 1,600)
Every 80 m: €0.04 (COP 160)
Every 70 seconds (in case of traffic): €0.04 (COP 160)
Night rate supplement: €0.30 (COP 1,200)
Charge to the airport: €0.70 (COP 3,000)
Charge from the airport: €1.10 (COP 4,500)
Waiting time (per hour): €7.20 (COP 30,000)

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Pereira Taxi Companies

Booking a taxi in Pereira is easy, even at short notice. The possibility of booking a ride using local apps such as Taxia or Luxor Taxis makes booking more convenient and ensures safe rides, even if you do not speak Spanish. Locals increasingly use these apps or call a radio taxi directly.

Arranging your trip in advance is best for day trips further from Pereira or rides in the evening or to the airport. Here are some taxi companies in Pereira you can contact and request a ride or a quote from:

Taxis Covichoralda: +57 (60) 6324 4444
Cootaxconsota: +57 (60) 6333 7777
Empresa de Transporte en Pereira: +57 (31) 3558 9368
Local Guide Pereira Tours: +57 (31) 4618 4733

Benefits of booking your Pereira taxi with Welcome Pickups

Booking with Welcome Pickups is like having a friend drive you. Our drivers are professional locals who speak fluent English. Our service is available 24/7 to all destinations in and around Pereira for short and long-distance trips. 

With guaranteed pick-up times and flat rates, Welcome Pickups takes away the hassle of logistics and helps make your stay in Pereira truly enjoyable.

Pereira Taxi Tips

  1. Always take an official, licenced taxi and snap a picture of the driver's licence plate before entering the car. Never accept a ride from an unmarked vehicle or a ride from someone who approaches you on foot.
  2. Check the taximeter. It should display no more than the authorised pick-up charge of €0.80 (COP 1,600).
  3. Whenever possible, book your ride in advance with a reputable taxi company or use one of the taxi booking apps.
  4. Check your route on Google Maps to get a good idea of the route. Some drivers may take advantage of a person's unfamiliarity with the city to make the ride longer.
  5. Not all taxis in Pereira accept card payments. If you plan to pay with your card, inform your driver before the ride starts or book online to avoid unpleasant surprises.
  6. Tipping your driver is not mandatory. If you’re happy with the service, you can leave between €0.25 to €1.20 (COP 1,000 to 5,000) on top of the fare.

Wheelchair accessible taxis in Pereira

Regular taxis in Pereira are not wheelchair accessible. One company, Transportex Eje Cafetero, offers wheelchair-accessible rides. Bookings must be made in advance by calling +57 (31) 1257 9011.

Pereira Taxi Safety and Complaints

Pereira taxis booked online with a reputable company are regarded as safe and reliable, though there are unlicenced drivers who offer rides on the street and sometimes take advantage of tourists by overcharging. If you have any issues in a Pereira taxi, you can report the incident by emailing the Transport Department of the Regional Administration at [email protected]. Your email will need to include the date and time of the ride, any information that identifies the vehicle such as the licence number or the taxi company’s name, the description of the incident and your contact details. 

Frequently asked questions

How to get a taxi in Pereira?

You can easily get a taxi by pre-booking online for the best rate or requesting a ride via a taxi booking app. These are the easiest and safest ways to get around Pereira. At the airport, you can get a licenced taxi from the taxi rank.

How much is a taxi in Pereira?

Taxis in Pereira are affordable. The fare depends on the distance and the time of day. It is more expensive in the evening, on Sundays, and on bank holidays. Short trips within the city will probably not cost more than the minimum fare of €6.30 (COP 6,000). From Pereira Airport to the city centre, the ride will cost about €6.30 (COP 26,100) for up to 4 people.

What is the cost for a Pereira taxi per person?

The cost of a Pereira taxi is based on the distance and trip duration. Up to 4 people can share the same ride. For a private transfer with a guaranteed licenced professional driver and a modern vehicle, you can pre-book a taxi online with Welcome Pickups at a competitive rate.

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