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Malaga Taxi

Malaga Taxi General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


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Malaga Taxi

Taking one of the classic white taxis in Malaga is by far the most comfortable and convenient way to see the city. During peak seasons, parking and public transport are packed full, but taking a Malaga taxi means you can get from A to B while avoiding these issues. Taxis in Malaga use a taximeter to calculate your fee and are available 24/7.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Malaga Taxi prices

Official Malaga taxi prices should be displayed inside each taxi and at all taxi ranks. As there aren’t set-rate fees, you will be charged using a taximeter based on distance. Keep in mind that there are two different rate systems used; Tariff 1 runs from 06:00 to 21:00 and Tariff 2 runs at night from 21:00 to 06:00. 

Base fare Tariff 1 – €1.55

Price per km Tariff 1 – €0.86

Base fare Tariff 2 – €1.89

Price per km Tariff 2 – €1.06

It’s also important to note that there may be extra charges for things such as travelling during the holidays, keeping your driver waiting for an hour (€19.67 Tariff 1 and €24.34 Tariff 2), airport surcharge (€5.50), port surcharge (€1) and baggage over 60cm (€0.45). 

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How to get a Taxi in Malaga

Taking a taxi in Malaga couldn’t be easier. You have three different options to choose from; hailing a cab from the street, calling a radio taxi company or walking to a taxi rank. Hailing a Malaga taxi from the street is probably the easiest option as you simply need to stick out your arm when you see a car with the green ‘Libre’ light on. If you’d prefer to take a taxi from one of the official ranks, you can find them outside the airport, train station at the end of Calle Larios, outside the Cathedral, Plaza de la Merced and along Paseo del Parque.

Your final option is to call one of the local taxi companies. This is a great option if you’re travelling late at night or if the weather is bad. However, there is an extra charge for using this service. Two reliable Malaga taxi companies are:

Taxi-Union: +34 952 040 804 

Unitaxi: +34 952 333 333

Booking your Malaga Transfer in Advance

There’s nothing better than landing in a new country and knowing that all of your transport is taken care of. No need to try and navigate the public transport or wait in line for a local taxi. Book your Malaga transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups and receive world-class service, unbeatable prices and English-speaking drivers. 

Malaga Taxi Tips

  1. Make sure your driver resets the taximeter to the correct base fare before beginning your journey.
  2. Your taxi driver may not be able to speak fluent English, so be sure to write down your address to avoid any miscommunication.
  3. Be sure to carry change as Malaga taxi drivers can’t usually split anything larger than €20.
  4. Baby seats don't come as standard but you can bring and fit your own for free.
  5. Although Malaga taxi drivers don’t usually expect tips, feel free to round up to the nearest Euro if you enjoyed your journey.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Malaga

If you need a fully wheelchair accessible taxi in Malaga, you will need to contact a private company as the standard local taxis don’t offer this service. One of the best companies is Taxi Grande Malaga who offer large vehicles with a wheelchair ramp and room for up to 8 passengers. You can book your accessible Malaga taxi by calling +34 678 848 484.

Malaga Taxi Complaints and Safety

Taking a taxi in Malaga is extremely safe. All drivers must have their vehicles regularly checked and must register for a taxi license. However, there may still be times when you run into problems during your journey. If you feel you have been overcharged or were threatened during your ride, take down the txt number, driver’s ID number and report it to the Local Police on +34 952 126 500.

Frequently asked questions

How much are taxis in Malaga?

Taxis in Malaga calculate your fee using a taximeter based on a Tariff system. Tarif 1 has a base fare of €1.55 and a price per km of €0.86. Tariff 2 works with a base fare of €1.89 and a price per km of €1.06.

How do I get a taxi in Malaga?

You can either hail a taxi in Malaga from the street if they have a green light saying ‘Libre’, walk to one of the local taxi ranks located at the airport, port, train station and all major tourist spots, or call a radio taxi company on +34 952 040 804 or +34 952 333 333.

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