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Barcelona Airport Transfers

Barcelona Airport Taxi Service

There are always a great deal of taxis available at Barcelona Airport. They cannot be hailed randomly - it is necessary to join a queue, where you will be directed to a taxi that is waiting. There are taxi ranks outside both Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2) at Barcelona Airport.


There is a minimum charge for taxis from Barcelona Airport. The standard Barcelona taxis are black with yellow sides.

This page provides information on where to get taxis from Barcelona Airport, taxi prices, supplementary charges, extra large taxis, taxis with disabled access, long distance taxis, complaints procedures.

Where to Catch a Taxi at Barcelona Airport

There are taxi ranks located outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (T2A,T2B and T2C) at Barcelona Airport. They are easy to locate just look for the signs for the taxi rank when you leave any terminal building which will point you in the right direction to the nearest taxi rank.


You are not permitted to flag down a cab anywhere. It is necessary to head to the railed taxi waiting area at the front of the taxi line. There you will find a staff member in a high visibility jacket. They will direct you to a taxi that is allocated to you.

Prices for Taxis from Barcelona Airport

It is important to remember that there is a minimum charge on taxis from the airport of €20.00 . This must be paid regardless of the length of the journey.

The supplement on the taxis fare from the airport is €4.40 , the rate per km after this costs: €1.03 / km (from 08:00 - 20:00) and €1.40 / km (from 20:00 - 08:00). These are the rates when the journey is to a destination inside the Barcelona metropolitan area.

If you end destination is outside of Barcelona Metropolitan area the taxi rates are higher per kilometre. It would be best to confirm with the taxi driver approximately how much the taxi fee would be. You will also need to cover the cost for any tolls passed through however there are no tolls between Barcelona Airport and Barcelona city centre.

It is worth noting that there may be extra supplementary charges for holidays and late nights.

Supplementary Taxis Charges

There are numerous potential extra charges that can be added to the initial ones listed above. Bags or other items that are placed in the boot do not carry an additional charge.

There are also extra supplements and we recommend you read our page on Barcelona taxis fares and supplements.

On entering the taxi, you can check all of the supplements on a sticker on the window in the back seat of the taxi.
Taxi Capacity

The great majority of official taxi cabs in Barcelona are licensed to carry a maximum of 4 passengers. This includes the majority of the van taxis. According to the Institut Metropolita del Taxi around 10% of van taxis have a special license to carry up to 6 passengers. If you require one of these taxis you should ask the taxi attendant at the airport taxi rank to find you one. You could have some waiting time since these types of taxi are not as readily available.

If you are in the city centre and you want a taxi cab for up to 6 passengers then it is recommended that you call an official taxi company and specifically request for one. Hailing down a van taxi in the city centre in the hope they have a 6 passenger license is not a good idea because these types of taxi are not common.

Note that for van taxis there is an additional supplement of €2.10 for each person above 4 passengers.
Minibus Transfer Service

If you wish to reserve your airport transfer online before your trip you can follow the link

How to Report Lost Property in a Taxi

In case of you have accidentally left a personal belonging in the taxi, call to Lost & Found service.

902 101 564 from from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, os send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Taxis from Barcelona Airport can be easy and convenient. Before choosing a taxi over other forms of public transport it is worth taking all of the various aspects of the cost into account - including supplementary charges and the minimum airport charge.

If you have further queries about Barcelona Airport Taxis, you may find the answer that you are looking for in our special taxis section of Frequently asked questions on the Barcelona taxi service.

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