Hailing a taxi in Barcelona is easy
In Barcelona, at any given time, there are more than 11,000 taxis criss - crossing Barcelona. Every third taxi will sport a green light at the top indicating its availability. There are over 300 taxi ranks in Barcelona. At important transit hubs like Airport, cruise port and at Sants Railway Station, taxi ranks have been set at strategic places so that passengers can quickly catch a taxi. At € 1.10 per KM, taxi fare in Barcelona is very cheap compared to that in American cities or any other major city in Europe.
Barcelona taxi drivers are known for their discipline and honesty. Unlikely, you will be billed extra or taken on a longer route than necessary. You can usually pay by credit card in most Barcelona taxis.
Taxi Apps that work in Barcelona
Even for regular taxis, you can download Barcelona’s official AppTaxi app. The app will give you the estimated price of the taxi journey under regular traffic conditions.
Of course, there are other taxi hailing apps that operate in Barcelona. Unlike Uber, these apps work with taxi operators and do not encourage non licensed drivers to offer taxi service. I have used and recommend Hailo and MyTaxi.