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Taxis in Benidorm

Everyone has a tale about being ripped off by a taxi driver when they visit a foreign country, however when you live permanently abroad you may be targeted too. Read on to see how to avoid pitfalls and what your consumer rights are.

It goes without saying that you should only use legally licensed taxis, not only are these subject to regulation regarding pricing and other aspects, you are also protected both regarding your consumer rights and in the unfortunate case of an accident. The local taxi company here is Radio Taxi Telephone numbers : 965 86 26 26 or 96 680 10 10 

You can also book online with Pidetaxi (they also use Radio Taxi in Benidorm and are a sponsored project from the Spanish RadioTaxi Association). You can download the app and order your taxi on the app or online on their website  HERE

It was announced on 25th November 2019 that Benidorm will introduce  seven-seater taxis that will expand the fleet of adapted cars and allow for up to 6 passengers or additional luggage.

All taxis must have current tariffs and supplements clearly visible, often stuck to the rear windows or behind the front seats. Additionally the taximeter must be in view of the passengers and not hidden away. When you request a receipt, some taxis are able to provide a printed receipt whilst others will have to fill a blank receipt in by hand. Either way you have a legal right to request a receipt, and this is what you will need in case of any claim for overcharging. Remember that on the receipt the license number must be shown; it has been known for taxi drivers to carry two separate receipt books – the official one and an “unofficial” one for tourists! Also all taxi drivers must carry official claims forms – Before you leave the taxi make sure you note down the taxi license number, date, time of day and the route taken.

Passengers have a right to choose the route they wish to take, although this can often be a double-edged sword as some unscrupulous taxi drivers, upon realizing that their passenger has no idea about the route, may decide to take them the scenic (and expensive!) route. You can avoid this by checking on Google Maps before you travel.

The Cost

The meter moves according to distance, not speed, however the meter also ticks over during traffic jams, traffic lights and drivers are allowed to charge for waiting time – if you book a taxi to pick you up at home make sure you don’t keep the driver waiting! Many regions include a basic price just for taking a taxi and some also fix a minimum fare regardless of how far you travel. Night tariffs will be more expensive.

If you want to make a longer journey, for example between two towns, then the price isn’t covered by the meter but is fixed by the regional authorities and covers the whole cost of the trip for the taxi driver (in other words, outbound and return).

Going to or coming from the airport (or train station or similar destination) is sometimes subject to a supplement, depending on the city. This can be confusing as it can result in different costs depending on where the trip originates, once again these supplements must be indicated in the tariffs shown inside the taxi.

A guide price to some local destinations -  obviously these prices will vary depending upon where you start, these prices are from Avd  Ametilade Mar (near KFC)

Mundomar/Aqualandia - 6.00€ Day time, 7-00€ - night time, Sundays and Fiesta days.

Old Town - 6.00€ day time, 7.00€ night time, Sundays and Fiesta days

Hotel Gran Bali, La Cala - 12.00€ day time. 13.00€ night time, Sundays and Fiesta days

Terra Mitica/Natura - 12.00€ day time, 13.00€ night time, Sundays and Fiesta days

Altea - 15.00€ day time, 16.00€ night time, Sundays and Fiesta days

Estacion Autobus - 7.00€ day time, 8.00€ night time, Sundays and Fiesta days

VillaJoyosa Hosptial - 15.00€ day time, 17.00€ night time, Sundays and Fiesta Days

Albir Playa - 10.00€ day time, 11.00€ night time, Sundays and Fiesta Days.

The final amount to be paid is what the taximeter marks and includes tax.

Tip:

Don’t forget that wearing of seat belts is mandatory for all taxi passengers, if you get stopped and you’re not wearing your seat belt you could be fined.

Alternative to Traditional Taxis announced in Benidorm

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0 # Elaine stewart 2019-11-19 13:26
Hi I lost a red XR iphone on sunday night i was just wondering if has been handed in ?
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0 # Tracy Ann 2019-11-19 13:47
Hi, sorry to hear that you would need to contact Radio Taxi direct.
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0 # Elaine stewart 2019-11-19 14:17
Do you have a link to them
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0 # Adele Coyle 2019-09-19 04:17
Just have to say how amazing the taxi drivers are here ??? got taxi from apartment to town standing speaking to friends realised no phone. Taxi home as thought maybe left it there...mentioned to taxi driver he promptly radioed in and was found and within 10 minutes had my phone again... he did not want any money for doing this but I insisted as he is working.....Just wanted to put this up as was much appreciated... ??????
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0 # LORRAINE WILKINSON 2019-06-02 01:02
looking for a 6 seater taxi from Benidorm town to the Algar wterfalls return journey this september please
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0 # Tracy Ann 2019-06-02 02:28
unfortunately you can not book a normal taxi that far in advance you will need to contact the local taxi company when you are here, contact number on the page above.
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0 # Amy 2019-04-06 00:42
Do you offer return fares from Benidorm flash hotel to Javea? Looking for 7 people. Even if it’s 2 cars for the 13th of April.
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0 # Leanna Blevins 2019-04-06 00:54
Hi Amy, you would need to contact the Radio Taxi company directly with your inquiry, contact details can be found here x https://www.benidormseriously.com/user/radio-taxi/?af=9
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0 # clare 2019-03-25 23:01
how much is a mini bus from the airport to benidorm for 7 people?
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0 # Tracy Ann 2019-03-25 23:09
You will find lots of information and get some quotes on this webpage x https://www.benidormseriously.com/transport-to-and-from-alicante-airport-transfer-bustaxi-or-car/?af=4
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0 # debbie gallagher 2019-02-23 23:44
anyone know how long a taxi would take and what the cost would be from La Nucia to Benidorm (Sinatras) and would I easily get a taxi to take me back to La Nucia after a night out? thanks all
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0 # Tracy Ann 2019-02-24 00:01
where abouts in La Nucia, its a big area lol if you go on line to the Radio Taxi website they will give you a quote.
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0 # Susan Fyldes 2018-10-07 16:00
Be careful of getting a taxi on the Poniente side to new town as will have to go along the one way system and cost more. If you are close to the old town centre walk through onto Levante side to get taxi.
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0 # Lynne Murphy 2018-06-12 00:37
How much is a taxi to benidorm(les dunes)?
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0 # admin 2018-06-12 02:32
A standard legal registered taxi will cost between 75-93€ depending upon the time of the day/night. Your other option is to book with a transfer company - https://www.benidormseriously.com/product-category/airport_transfers/?af=4
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