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How much are taxis in ibiza?

According to data from the Balearic Government’s Department of Mobility, during the high tourist season, which runs from June to September, the number of taxi services in Ibiza increases significantly, with up to 60% more journeys per day compared to the off-season months.

We know that many of you opt to hire a car to get around Ibiza, but a high percentage of tourists who travel to the island opt, at the very least, for a taxi as soon as they arrive at the airport. That’s why we at the Welcome Ibiza guide are thinking of everyone. In this article we get into a taxi and see what the price of our journey is, depending on the time and the time we are going to be in it.

The convenience of taxis on the island

In Ibiza, there are approximately 400 taxis operating throughout the island. This means of transport is managed by several radio taxi companies covering different areas, including Ibiza town, San Antonio, San José and Santa Eulalia.

It is one of the most popular options on the island as soon as you arrive at the airport, making it easy to travel between different points of interest in Ibiza.

Taxis are available 24 hours a day, which is especially useful for those who want to get around during the evening hours when other transport options are limited.

Ibiza fare rates

How much does it cost to take a taxi in Ibiza? Is it as expensive as rumours say? Here are some approximate prices of the fares you will find when you order a taxi in Ibiza!

Initial charge when you get into a taxi

The initial charge when boarding a taxi in Ibiza, also known as the “bajada de bandera“, varies according to the time of day and the season. During the day, this charge is usually lower, while at night and in peak seasons such as summer, the initial cost may increase. Generally, the starting price is around 3 to 4 euros during the day and can rise to around 4-5 euros at night.

Distance and time rates

Taxi fares in Ibiza are calculated mainly on the basis of the distance travelled and the time taken for the journey. During the day, the cost per kilometre is usually around 1.09 euros, while at night and on weekends it can increase to approximately 1.33 euros per kilometre. In addition, if the taxi is on standby due to traffic or traffic lights, an additional charge per minute of waiting may be applied, usually around 20-30 cents per minute.

Additional charges

But beware. When travelling around Ibiza by taxi you should be aware that some extra charges may apply. What are they?

Night and weekend rates

Taxis in Ibiza apply special rates at night and on weekends. These additional charges are designed to compensate drivers for working less convenient hours. The night rate generally comes into effect from 21:00 hours and remains in effect until 7:00 hours the following day.

In addition, there are other additional charges:

  • A surcharge of €1.80 for pick-up at the airport or at the port
  • A surcharge of €1.20 if we order our taxi via Radio Taxi.

Luggage and extra passengers

Another aspect to consider is additional charges for extra luggage and passengers. Such an extra charge does not usually occur, as taxis do not charge per piece of luggage or per extra passenger.

However, some might charge around €1 per large suitcase. But it is very rare.

Popular routes and costs

If you are going to do some of these routes, write down the approximate price of them.

How much does a taxi from Ibiza airport to San Antonio cost?

The cost of a taxi from Ibiza airport to San Antonio varies depending on the time of day and traffic, but on average, the price is between 30 and 45 euros. This journey, which covers approximately 20 kilometres, can take between 20 and 30 minutes.

Telephone numbers of taxi ranks and radios at both destinations:

  • Radio Taxi Ibiza: 971 39 84 83
  • Radio Taxi San Antonio: 971 34 37 64

Airport to Ibiza town

The taxi journey from Ibiza airport to Ibiza town is one of the most common routes and usually costs between 15 and 20 euros. This journey is relatively short, about 7 kilometres, and usually takes about 10-15 minutes.

Taxi cost from Ibiza airport to Santa Eulalia

For a trip from Ibiza airport to Santa Eulalia, passengers can expect to pay between 20 and 25 euros. This journey covers a distance of approximately 22 kilometres and can take between 25 and 35 minutes, depending on traffic.

  • Radio Taxi Santa Eulalia: 971 33 30 33

Concept Details
Initial charge when boarding a taxi (flag down) Day: €3-4
Night: 4-5 €
Distance rates Day: 1,13€/km
Night/Weekend: 1.33 €/km
Waiting time fee 0.20-0.30 €/minute
Night rates Schedule: 21:00 – 07:00
Increase: Increase in initial charge and per km (€1.38/km)
Weekend rates Increase: Increase in initial and per km charge
Baggage charges 1 per large suitcase
Charges for additional passengers Surcharge for exceeding the standard taxi capacity
Cost from Ibiza airport to San Antonio 30-45 € (20 km, 20-30 minutes)
Cost from Ibiza airport to Ibiza town 15-20 € (7 km, 10-15 minutes)
Cost from Ibiza Airport to Santa Eulalia 20-30 € (22 km, 25-35 minutes)

Tips for using taxis in Ibiza

It is true that getting around by taxi is not as cheap as other means of transport. However, we have some tips to help you save a few bucks on your trip to Ibiza:

  • To avoid the additional cost of the phone call and the Radio Taxi surcharge, please go directly to the taxi ranks.
  • If you are in the port, near Dalt Vila, you will find a taxi rank nearby which will allow you to avoid the port surcharge.
  • Avoid travelling at midday or during club closing time (6:00 am), when taxi availability is limited.
  • Do not use illegal taxis.
  • Always ask for a receipt. This will make it easier to locate the taxi in case you need to retrieve a forgotten item.

Alternatives to taxis

Ibiza offers different alternatives for getting around apart from taxis. One of the best options is also to rent a car. This way you can go where you want, when you want, without depending on timetables.

In addition, there are several bus lines that connect the main destinations and tourist spots on the island. One of its advantages is the price, as it is a cheap way of getting around Ibiza.