These are the cities with the highest taxi rates

Tarragona, Saint Sebastian Y Vitoria repeat as the cities of the Spanish State with the rates from taxi More expensive, according to the study that FACUA-Consumidores en Acción has carried out comparing the prices of this service in a total of 56 Spanish cities. Lleida is in fifth position, at the same level as Madrid. What’s more Lfind, is located next to Teruel and San Sebastian as the city where the carrera minimal in schedule daytime it’s more expensive (4.65 euros).

FACUA has based its study on the simulation of nine different routes in each city, based on official data with the current rates in 2021 in each of the cities included in the study. In this sense, a score has been calculated and assigned to the price of a one kilometer route (or the minimum priced race in each city), another of five and another of ten kilometers, during daytime, nighttime and weekend nights. .

The average amount of these nine routes shows that Tarragona is the city, with 71 points (out of a maximum of 90), where the taxi is more expensive and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with 2 points for having the lowest amounts of the 56 cities, the cheapest. In this classification, Tarragona is followed, in the top ten places, by San Sebastián (69), Vitoria (63), Teruel (61), Lleida and Madrid (58), Santiago de Compostela (55), Malaga (54), Girona (53), Soria, Gijón, Valencia, Oviedo, Pamplona and Castellón (all with 51 points).

At the opposite extreme, after Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, they appear as cities with the cheapest taxi rates in the top ten places Ceuta (11), Huelva (18), Cádiz (20), Jaén (22), Melilla (27) , Almería, Cuenca and Huesca (28), Mérida and Córdoba (29).

16 cities raise their rates compared to 2020

FACUA has detected that 16 of the 56 cities analyzed have raised their rates in 2021 compared to those they had the previous year. Most of the increases are generalized, but in some cases they only occur in one of the categories. This is the case of the provincial capitals of Castilla y León, where there is only an increase in their minimum perception – coupled with an increase in the number of kilometers it covers. The greatest increases, considering the three routes analyzed by the association, have occurred in Ciudad Real (4.2%), Almería (2.3%) and Pontevedra (1.8%).

The largest increase in the price of the minimum race has occurred this year in Ávila and Segovia, 5.7% in both cases (from 3.50 to 3.70 euros) during daytime hours. They are followed by Almería, with 3.7% at the same time (3.76 to 3.90 euros), and the rest of the capitals of Castilla y León -Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Valladolid and Zamora-. In all cases, 2.8%, from 3.60 to 3.70 euros, also during daylight hours. On average, they have increased by 0.7% during the day and 0.5% at night. The rise in the price per kilometer also influences what it costs the user to take a taxi.

In this category, the highest increase occurred in Ciudad Real, whose rate has increased by 5%, from 1 euro to 1.05 euros, both at night and during the day. They are followed, in daylight hours, by Almería and Zaragoza with 2.4% both (from 0.82 to 0.84 euros). At night time, the second largest increase was led by Pontevedra, also with 2.4% (from 1.40 to 1.43 euros), and in third place was Almería, with 2.0% (from 1, 01 to 1.03 euros). On average, the price per kilometer has increased by 0.4% during the day and by 0.3% during night hours.

Minimum stroke

San Sebastián (5.33 euros), Teruel (5 euros) and Lleida (4.65 euros) repeat like the three cities where the carrera minimal in daytime it is more expensive. However, at night and on weekends, the most expensive cities are Malaga (6.75 euros), San Sebastián (6.18 euros) and Valencia (6 euros). On average, the minimum race on weekdays during the daytime costs 3.50 euros. In contrast, the cheapest cities in this category are, during daytime hours, Lugo (1.88 euros), Zaragoza (1.90 euros) and Ourense (2.10 euros). At night, the cheapest cities are Barcelona (2.25 euros), Lugo (2.55 euros) and Zaragoza (2.65 euros). On average, the minimum race at night and on weekends costs 4.54 euros.

Price per kilometer

The FACUA study concludes that the average price per kilometer (or equivalent waiting time) in the taxi service of the 56 cities analyzed is 0.94 euros during the day (0.4% more than in 2020) and 1 , 16 during the night (0.3% more than in 2020). The cities where the km traveled is more expensive are Barcelona (1.18 euros), Castellón (1.15 euros) and Madrid, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Ourense (1.10 euros) in daytime, and Pontevedra (1.43 euros), Barcelona (1.41 euros) and Santiago de Compostela (1.40 euros) at night.

At night, the cities where the km traveled is cheapest are Ceuta (0.71 euros), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (0.75 euros) and Melilla (0.85 euros). During the daytime, they are Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (0.70 euros), Ceuta (0.71 euros) and Cádiz (0.72 euros).

Flag lowering

The flag drop is the price it costs simply to hail a taxi to use its services. It is an amount that is added to the cost of the route according to the price per kilometer. Although in some cities (a total of seven) this category is not included, but they directly apply a minimum race that includes the route of a certain distance (which normally oscillates between one and two kilometers). The cities that do not have the category are: the three capitals of the Basque provinces (Bilbao, San Sebastián and Vitoria), Lleida, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Galician cities Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. In these cities, in order to be able to establish a comparison in the study, FACUA has weighted according to the minimum race or benefit contemplated in the official rates, considering the distance in km that includes said minimum race.

According to the FACUA analysis, the average price of the lowering of the flag has increased by 0.2% in relation to 2020. Thus, the price during the day is 1.93 euros and at night and weekends, 2, 63 euros. The most expensive cities in relation to the lowering of the flag are San Sebastián (4.23 euros), Teruel (3.80 euros) and Tarragona (3.50 euros), in daytime and Tarragona (4.70 euros), Girona (4.60 euros) and San Sebastián (4.49 euros) at night. By contrast, the cheapest in 2021 are Ceuta (0.9 euros), Castellón (1.25 euros) and Guadalajara (1.34 euros) during daytime hours and Castellón (1.25 euros), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1 , 56 euros) and Seville (1.66 euros) at night.

Fixed price services

FACUA demands one more year that taxi rates stop including supplements or fixed prices for routes with origin or destination in places such as bus stations, trains, ports or airports, since there is no change in the provision of the service that justify the price increase. The association recalls that these are points of regular influx, so the existence of unjustified supplements is detrimental to users who go to these places. Likewise, the association criticizes the application of special rates during certain weekend hours, either through a supplement or with a specific rate, as occurs in the three Basque provincial capitals (Bilbao, San Sebastián and Vitoria), Granada, Pamplona and Seville. In the case of Cáceres and Mérida, they have a surcharge on the night rate if a taxi is used at night on the weekend. The association insists that there is no justification for this increase, since there is no difference with the service offered during the week.

Trips to the airport

Many of the cities analyzed in the study include supplements or special rates for journeys originating from airports, train and bus stations or port areas. In the case of airports, some cities also include minimum journeys or fixed prices in their rates. This is the case of Seville, which has a fixed amount of 22.81 euros in a day rate and 25.43 in a night rate. The rate can reach 31.78 euros on Easter and Fair days. Likewise, the highest minimum runs to the airport are those established in Santiago de Compostela, where the minimum amount is 21 euros. In Barcelona and Badajoz there is a minimum amount of 20 euros (applied to departures from the airport). Also in Madrid, where there is a fixed rate of 30 euros for trips to or from the airport for destinations within the M-30.


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