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Taxi in Santander

Information and Tips for Using a Taxi in Santander

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Taxi in Santander: Fast and convenient transportation

Santander is the capital city of the Cantabria region on Spain’s north coast. It combines green mountain landscapes with white sand beaches and elegant mansions with avant-garde buildings, offering exciting activities to all types of travellers.

Taking a taxi in Santander or pre-booking a personalised transfer is the most convenient way to move around the city and explore nearby destinations. It will save you valuable time and you’ll avoid the hassle of using public transportation during peak hours.

You can find a taxi in Santander 24/7 practically anywhere in the city and you can hail one from the street or locate the nearest taxi rank. You also have the option to download a taxi-hailing up and order a taxi online but keep in mind that, during peak hours, service may be limited and your ride might get cancelled. There are also different operators you can call to order a radio taxi in Santander over the phone but if you want to enjoy peace of mind from the moment you land at the airport and throughout your trip, consider pre-booking your private transfer in Santander with Welcome Pickups for top-rated service at the same price as a regular taxi.

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
SANTANDER CITY CENTRE TO EL SARDINERO 6 € 8 € 6 MIN
SANTANDER CITY CENTRE TO PUERTOCHICO 6 € 8 € 8 MIN
SANTANDER CITY CENTRE TO MAGDALENA PENINSOULA 9 € 11 € 15 MIN

Fare of a taxi in Santander

Using a taxi in Santander is a great value-for-money option to move around quickly and comfortably for a moderate fare. All official operators must use a taximeter and the rates are regulated by the local authorities. The latest applicable rates are the following;

Tariff 1 (Monday to Fri 06:00-22:00, Saturday 08:00-15:00)
Flag drop – €1.61
Rate/km – €1.10
Minimum fare – €4.70
Waiting time fee – €21.43 per hour

Tariff 2 (Monday to Fri 22:00-06:00, Saturday 00:00-08:00 and 15:00-00:00, Sundays, and National Holidays)
Flag drop – €2.08
Rate/km – €1.42
Minimum fare – €5.95
Waiting time fee – €28.51 per hour

Keep in mind that additional fees may apply for luggage, rides from or to the airport, and a service fee on public holidays. If you prefer to know the exact fare in advance, you can pre-book your airport transfer or any other ride in the city with Welcome Pickups for professional service at a fixed, competitive fare.

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How to find a taxi in Santander

You will have no problem finding a taxi in Santander practically anywhere in the city as taxis circulate 24/7. Official taxis are white and have the typical illuminated ‘taxi’ sign on the roof. You can hail a taxi from the street by waving over to the driver and they’ll pull over to pick you up. You can also head to an official taxi rank, which you can usually find near important tourist sites, such as the Cathedral, Sardinero Beach or the Pereda Gardens.

If you’re not close to these areas and you don’t see any taxis around, another option is to order a radio taxi in Santander. Two reliable companies you can call are Tele Taxi Santander at +34 (942) 343 434 and Pidetaxi Cantabria at +34 (942) 333 333. There are also taxi-hailing apps available to download on your mobile and order a taxi online.

To enjoy peace of mind throughout your trip, you can always pre-book your taxi in Santander with Welcome Pickups and enjoy five-star door-to-door service every time.

Benefits of pre-booking your taxi in Santander

Pre-booking your taxi in Santander with Welcome Pickups is the perfect option for travellers who value speed and comfort and want to have everything taken care of in advance. Welcome ensures top-notch service with a professional, English-speaking driver who will be there to pick you up right on time. You won’t waste time looking for a taxi and you will be able to budget your trip beforehand with Welcome’s fixed, competitive fare. Your transfers will be pre-paid online at the same price as a regular taxi without any hidden fees or surprises at the end of the ride. There’s also a flexible cancellation policy in place, allowing you to amend your booking as needed.

Tips for using a taxi in Santander

  1. Most Santander taxi drivers don’t speak English; make sure to write down anything important in Spanish.
  2. Once you enter the taxi, make sure that the taximeter is turned on and reset according to the applicable tariff.
  3. It’s usually possible to pay for your taxi in Santander by card but you may still come across a taxi that accepts only cash payments.
  4. Tipping your taxi driver in Santander - and Spain in general - isn’t common but you’re free to do so if you receive great service.

Wheelchair-accessible taxi in Santander

Santander, like most cities in Spain, has accessible accommodation and transportation options for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. Standard taxis can usually hold a foldable wheelchair in the trunk but it’s still uncommon to find a fully accessible taxi in Santander without making arrangements beforehand. To ensure comfortable transportation during your trip, you can contact Taxi Grande Santander at +34 (629) 704 883 and arrange as many rides as you need with a fully accessible vehicle.

Santander taxi service safety and complaints

Using an official taxi in Santander is perfectly safe for tourists, and scams aren’t common. If you think you have been overcharged or you need to file a complaint against the driver for unprofessional or inappropriate behaviour, you can first contact the company they work for. If they don’t come up with a solution or the issue is more serious, you can call the Central District Police Station at +34 (942) 361 015. It will help to write down as much information as possible about the incident, including the driver’s name, registration number, and license plate.

Frequently asked questions

Can I call a radio taxi in Santander?

If there aren’t any taxis available around, calling a radio taxi in Santander is a great way to get a taxi service wherever you are in the city in a few minutes. Two companies that offer reliable service and you can call are Tele Taxi Santander, reachable at +34 (942) 343 434 and Pidetaxi Cantabria, contactable at +34 (942) 333 333.

Can I pay for my taxi in Santander by card?

Most official taxi operators in Santander nowadays accept card payments. However, if you plan to take a Santander taxi from the street, it’s best to have at least a few euros on you just in case.

How do taxis in Santander calculate their fares?

All official operators providing Santander taxi service are required to use a taximeter. The rates are set and regulated by the local authorities; Tariff 1 applies during the daytime with a €1.10 rate per km and Tariff 2 applies during the nighttime with a €1.42 rate per km. Tipping isn’t included in the total fare and it’s not required or expected in Santander.

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