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Plovdiv Taxi

Plovdiv Taxi General Information and Tips


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Taking a taxi in Plovdiv

As the oldest city in Europe, Plovdiv provides a culturally rich experience with an abundance of historical sites such as the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis and the Roman Stadium, as well as the cobbled streets of the Old Town where you’ll find fabulous restaurants, cafes and bars to suit everyone’s tastes. With so much to cover, the best transport option for the busy streets of this colourful city is a Plovdiv taxi. Taxis are readily available, which makes them a convenient and stress-free option for getting around the city, and can be hailed from the street, booked in advance with Welcome Pickups or through a Plovdiv taxi app, or you can phone one of the numerous Plovdiv taxi numbers.


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)
yellow taxi cars are driving down the street

How much is a taxi in Plovdiv?

Unlike most cities in Europe, taxis in Plovdiv are very affordable with little price variation. Except for long-distance trips and rides from the airport, all taxis in Plovdiv are required to use a taximeter to calculate your fare based on the distance travelled. To assist passengers, taximeter rates must be displayed within the vehicle.

It’s important to note that there are different tariffs for rides during the day (06:00 to 22:00) and at night (22:00 to 06:00) and you can expect to pay the following rates:

Base rate: €0.95 (BGN 1.85)
Day rate per km: €0.51 (BGN 0.99)
Night rate per km: €0.58 (BGN 1.09)

Taxis in Plovdiv also have additional call-out fees, and charges for being made to wait.

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How to get a taxi in Plovdiv

Plovdiv is Bulgaria’s second biggest city and for those unfamiliar with it, getting lost can be pretty easy. Luckily, there are more than a dozen taxi companies and thousands of taxis available 24/7 to help you get from A to B quickly and seamlessly. 

The easiest way to grab a taxi is to hail one from the street. You can recognise an official taxi in Plovdiv by the yellow vehicle colour and taxi sign on the roof, as well as the company logo and number displayed on the sides. Alternatively, you can walk to the nearest taxi rank which are commonly found along the main boulevards, at the central railway station and other transportation hubs, and outside popular tourist destinations. 

You can also request that your hotel arrange a taxi on your behalf and they will likely be able to recommend a taxi in Plovdiv with a number to phone if you prefer to do so yourself. Keep in mind that there may be additional charges when phoning a taxi directly and they generally arrive within 5 minutes so make sure you are ready to leave at the time of booking. 

Some of the larger and well-known companies to call are:
Elma: +359 (89) 575 6665
Eco Taxi: +359 (032) 6155
Zeleni: +359 (032) 9999

If you prefer to avoid any booking fee charges, you can book a private transfer instead. This allows you to request a pick-up at your desired time and place for a guaranteed, competitive fare. Alternatively, most taxi companies in Plovdiv have a taxi app that allows you to book directly and obtain a price estimate before booking, although you will still be charged the same rate or higher than a standard taxi.

Benefits of booking a Plovdiv taxi in advance

If you want to guarantee a friendly and professional driver in a nice vehicle, you can book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups. You’ll have the peace of mind that a Plovdiv taxi will be waiting for you at the time and place you need. Booking a private Plovdiv taxi transfer in advance also allows you to lock in a guaranteed fixed fare with no extra costs.

Moreover, you’ll have access to 24/7 customer support and be picked up by a reliable English-speaking driver who will ensure your journey with Welcome Pickups is smooth and hassle-free so you can relax and enjoy your time in Plovdiv.

Plovdiv taxi tips

  1. Always check that the taximeter is turned on and reset before beginning your trip.
  2. Official taxis must display a price list and the driver registration details.
  3. To assist your driver with directions, have your destination ready to show them on Google Maps or Waze. This way you can also ensure they are taking the most direct route.
  4. Request a receipt at the end of your journey so that you can contact your driver in the event you leave anything behind.

Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Plovdiv

Standard Plovdiv taxis don’t have vehicles specifically adjusted to accommodate wheelchair users, although they will be able to provide assistance and space in the trunk to store a wheelchair as needed.

If you require a wheelchair-accessible taxi while in Plovdiv, you can contact Global Tour at +359 (32) 331 230 to arrange the necessary transport services.

Plovdiv taxi safety and complaints

It’s not uncommon in Plovdiv to come across ‘fake’ taxis that will try to overcharge you so it is important to always check that there is an official company logo on the vehicle, along with a price list displayed in the window. Regulated taxis may also try to overcharge by taking a longer route or not resetting the taximeter. 

If you feel you have been taken advantage of in any way or made to feel unsafe, you can report your driver using the number displayed on their registration details within the vehicle, or make your complaint directly to the police. If you intend on making a complaint, take note of the taxi and driver registration details, as well as the company.

Frequently asked questions

Can I call a taxi in Plovdiv?

Yes, taxis can be booked by calling one of the local taxi numbers in Plovdiv directly. Some popular companies include Eco Taxi at +359 (032) 6155), Perfect Taxi at +359 (032) 6112 and Taxi 1 at +359 (032) 1912. Keep in mind that you may be charged a call-out fee for bookings made by phone. Another option is requesting a taxi online with an app or Welcome Pickups.

How can I pay for my taxi in Plovdiv?

Always be prepared to pay with cash when travelling by taxi in Plovdiv as this is the preferred and only available payment method for most drivers. Payments should be made in the local currency of lev.

How do taxis in Plovdiv calculate their fares?

If you’re travelling from the airport or across longer distances, Plovdiv taxis generally charge a flat rate fee. In other instances, taxis are required to use a taximeter to calculate their fares based on the distance travelled and the time of day.

Tipping is expected in Bulgaria, especially for good service. If your fare is under €5.10 (BGN 10), round up to the nearest lev but if it is over this amount, round up to the nearest lev, and then add another 1-2 lev.

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