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Net Safety Score
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20 minute gap between transfers
Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.
Regular Car Sanitisation
Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol
When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.
Sanitiser in every car
We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride
The stunning island of Santorini is spread out over many levels, with lots of small winding roads, so it can be extremely difficult to navigate by car. However, there are around 40 taxis on the island that can help you get from one main destination to another, giving you more time to enjoy your trip. Taxis in Santorini don’t use a taximeter to calculate their fare, so you will have to agree upon a set-fare with your driver before you begin your journey. You can get a Santorini taxi by hailing one down from the street, calling one of the few companies on the island or waiting at a taxi rank.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
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Santorini taxi prices
There are no drivers using taximeters on the island, Santorini taxi fares are fixed depending on your destination. To avoid being overcharged, we fully recommend agreeing on a set price with your driver before you begin your journey. Once in Santorini, you shouldn’t pay more than around €25 for any journey you need to take. Keep in mind that travelling to and from the airport or port may be a little more expensive and prices increase in the evening and again after midnight.
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How to get a taxi in Santorini
Due to the low number of taxis in Santorini, getting a cab can be a little difficult and slow. However, you can hail one from the street, walk to a taxi rank or call for a taxi. If you see an empty taxi in the street, you can easily flag it down by sticking out your arm. If you’d prefer to go to a taxi rank, you can find one in the centre of Fira and at the bus station in Oia. Taxis also usually wait outside of the airport and at the ferry port, but there’s usually a long queue for this service.
If you’d prefer, you can call for a taxi at +30 22860 22555 or have your hotel book one for you. This service is usually very slow, so you may be waiting up to an hour for your Santorini taxi.
Booking your Santorini Taxi in advance
Although taking a local taxi in Santorini may seem like the easiest mode of transportation, you can end up waiting a long time to find a taxi in the street or for one to arrive after you call. Instead, why not book your Santorini taxi in advance so that it can be there at the exact moment you need it. Booking with Welcome Pickups not only ensures a fast and reliable service, but it also guarantees unbeatable set-rates and friendly English-speaking drivers.
Santorini Taxi Tips
- Not all taxi drivers in Santorini speak English, so be sure to write your destination down to avoid any miscommunication issues.
- Asking your hotel to call a taxi for you may be quicker, but it may also be more expensive.
- Make sure you agree upon a price with your driver before beginning your journey.
- If you feel your driver is taking a wrong turn, you can check your route on GoogleMaps.
- There are less than 40 Santorini taxis, booking in advance can save you long wait times.
- Santorini taxis don’t offer baby seats as standard but you can fit your own for free.
- Be sure to carry change in Euros and taxi drivers are not required to have change for large bills.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Santorini
The standard taxis in Santorini aren’t wheelchair accessible. You can fold and store your chair for free, but they don’t have custom ramps or space to house a standing wheelchair. However, some of the private tour companies on the island have minivans that can offer this service.
Santorini Taxi complaints and safety
As there is such a low number of taxis in Santorini, safety isn’t really ever a concern. The only thing that may go wrong is if you don’t agree on a set price before your journey, your driver may overcharge you. Having said that, if you do experience any problems during your journey, such as a rude driver or a scam, you must ask for your receipt, take down the drivers ID number and the taxi number and report it to the local authorities.