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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 bustling city of Thessaloniki has so much to see and do, and the best way to get around is by taxi. Taking a Thessaloniki taxi not only saves you time if you’re in a crunch, but it’s also the easiest and most convenient way to explore the city. You can easily grab a cab by hailing one from the street, walking to one of the official taxi ranks or calling for a radio taxi.
Base fare – €1.30
Rate per km – €0.74
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
24/7 Email & Phone support
Thessaloniki taxi prices
Prices of taxis in Thessaloniki are regulated by the Greek government, so you can always be sure that you are receiving a fair price. Thessaloniki taxis don’t offer set-rate fares, instead, they use a taximeter based on distance to calculate the fee. It’s worth noting that there is a minimum spend of €3.47 for every Thessaloniki taxi ride, so even if your distance travelled is under this price, your driver will automatically charge you at least this for your fare.
Base fare – €1.30
Price per km day (5:00 to 24:00) – €0.74
Price per km night (24:00 to 5:00) – €1.30
Minimum fare – €3.47
There are additional costs for each piece of large luggage (€0.43), surcharges for beginning your journey at the airport (€3.47) and surcharges for beginning your journey at the port, bus station and train station (€1.18) may also apply.
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How to get a taxi in Thessaloniki
Once you’re in the city centre of Thessaloniki, getting a taxi couldn’t be easier. You can choose to hail a taxi from the street by looking for the official blue taxis with a white roof and sticking out your arm or waving at the driver, by walking to a taxi rank or calling one of the radio companies.
If you choose to take a Thessaloniki taxi from a rank, you can easily find them around the city at tourist attractions, at major transport hubs such as the airport, the Train Station, the Macedonia Intercity Station and the Port, and along the main streets; Mitropoleos Street, Aristotle Square, Pavlou Mela Street, Tsimiski Street and Egnatia Street.
Your final option is to call one of the four official radio taxi companies in Thessaloniki. This is a great option if the weather is bad or it’s late at night and you wish to wait inside for your Thessaloniki taxi. Bear in mind that this service carries an extra charge.
Taxiway – +30 2310 86 6866
Mercedes – +30 2310 52 5777
Makedonia – +30 2310 55 5111
Taxithess – +30 6972 15 4399
Booking your Thessaloniki taxi in advance
When visiting a new city, all you want to do is get out and explore as quickly and easily as possible. Having to find a taxi in the street, wait for your radio taxi to arrive or walk to a taxi rank can be very frustrating. Instead, why not book your Thessaloniki taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups and enjoy set-rate fares, on-time pickups and stellar service.
Thessaloniki Taxi Tips
- So there are no communication errors, we suggest writing down your hotel’s address so your driver can easily locate it.
- You won’t be provided with a baby seat for your Thessaloniki transfer, but you can fit your own for free.
- Make sure your driver resets the taximeter to €1.30 before you begin your journey.
- If you feel like your driver is taking the wrong or a longer route, be sure to check your location and destination on GoogleMaps.
- It’s rare for Thessaloniki taxi drivers to carry change for bills larger than €20, so it’s important to carry small change with you when taking a taxi.
- It is expected for you to tip your Thessaloniki taxi driver at least 10%.
- Be sure to ask your driver for a receipt at the end of the journey. You will need this is there were any problems during your ride or if you leave any belongings in the vehicle.
- There’s a surcharge for taking a Thessaloniki airport taxi of €3.47.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Crete
Taxis in Thessaloniki don’t have wheelchair accessibility as standard. However, you can fold and store your wheelchair for free if you’re comfortable sitting in the taxi without it. Having said that, there are a couple of companies in Thessaloniki that offer full wheelchair accessibility with ramps of lifts fitted. To book your taxi you can contact Lefko Taxi on +30 6938 14 9044 or Accessible Travel by emailing [email protected].
Thessaloniki taxi complaints and safety
As taxis in Thessaloniki are monitored by the Greek government, they are usually very safe and reliable. However, if you do feel like you were overcharged or experience any other problems during your journey, you must collect your receipt, note down the taxi number and driver’s ID, then make a complaint to the taxi company or the Tourist Police on +30 2310 554874.