Starting the meter
The cost of a taxi is the combined price of the basic charge for starting the meter plus the distance travelled. In addition, depending on the starting point or the destination, a supplementary charge may be incurred. There are three time bands: T-1, T-2 and T-3. T-1 is for working days from 8 am to 8 pm. T-2 includes working days from 8 pm to 8 am, Saturdays from 8 am to 8 pm, and public holidays from 6 am to 8 pm. T-3 includes all Saturdays and public holidays of the year from 8 pm to 6 am, and it is the most expensive of the three time bands.
Journeys that begin or end at the airport, the port's cruise ship wharf, the Fira de Barcelona in Hospitalet and the Sants, França and Nord stations are subject to a special supplementary charge. There is also a supplementary charge if you take a taxi between 8 pm and 8 am on one of the special nights of the year: Sant Joan, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
Ask for a taxi to suit your needs
There are a lot of radio-taxi services that you can book by telephone or internet. And there are also special taxi fleets. Although there are already a number of hybrid taxis in the city, which combine electric and internal-combustion engines, there is also an ecological taxi service that you can book. These are hybrid cars that have Wi-Fi and smartphone rechargers. It is also possible to pay by credit card. The city also has a fleet of taxis that are specially adapted for people confined to wheelchairs. These vehicles can also be booked.