MADRID TRAVEL GUIDE
Madrid Airport Taxis
Prior to arriving in Madrid you must always know that there might be dishonest drivers who could try to charge more than the normal cost. Just make sure the Madrid Airport taxi has its meter running after you begin the journey. From the Barajas, Madrid Airport, the cost to the city is about 25-30 Euros. In case you are not sure of the fare, just enquire the cost from the driver. It is quite hard for them to trick anybody. In case the driver asks you ‘Conoce Madrid?’, or simply, ‘Do you know Madrid?’, you might want to answer that you are not new in the city by answering ‘Si, am Madrid’ or anything closer, and thus tricking you might be hard.
While exiting the airport, just walk outside the terminal and right to the Madrid Airport taxi ranks. Avoid accepting offers from drivers within the terminal mostly because they are illegal drivers and you might just get ripped off really bad. Depending on the conduct of the traffic, you might end up paying about 25 Euros while going to any main location in the center.
Some supplements and extras to the Madrid Airport taxi basic fare can be confusing. These may include the obligatory first fare of 1.85 Euros, a surcharge of 5 Euros from the Airport, and 2.5 Euros as surcharge from the train or bus stations and others.
These supplements always increase during holidays or weekends, but there might be no charge for pets, rucksacks or suitcases. To be on a better footing in case a dispute ensues, never forget to collect receipts. Armed with such information it is possible to get everything refunded from the Oficina Municipal del Taxi.
There are some Madrid Airport taxis that accept different types of cards but don’t travel expecting this to happen every time. Always travel with enough loose cash. If you have a guide dog or a pet that is within an official container for carrying pets it is possible for it to travel free.
© Madrid-Airport.info unofficial guide 2019
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Madrid Airport Taxi