Taxis in Porto
How to order a cab in Porto
The taxi service in Porto has its peculiarities, so if you will need to take a cab during your visit, read on.
The vehicles are generally in excellent condition. The drivers are usually friendly and helpful, but you may be in for a surprise.
The most complicated thing is that it is not easy to find a cab on the street. It is best to go to a cab rank (“Praça de Táxis” in Portuguese) or call one to pick you up.
How to recognize taxis in Porto
Taxis in Porto are black with green roofs. Some old ones that still work are cream colored. They have a luminous sign on the roof that lights up green if it is free or shows the numbers 1, 2 or 3 (the fare for the route) if it is busy.
How to order a taxi in Porto
We leave you the pages of the most popular services in the city in case you need to order a cab:
If you don’t want to have to call or are afraid of being “lost in translation”, see the Free Now option below in this post.
Porto cab fares
Each vehicle is equipped with GPS and taximeter, so you should pay what the meter indicates at the end.
A short trip within the center will cost you between 5€ and 8€.
Longer trips, such as from the center to Matosinhos or to the airport, will cost around 20€ or 25€.
You may be charged extra for using the luggage compartment, for example. You should be aware of what the meter shows and what the cab driver charges you at the end. The rear windows usually have information on the supplements and rates. If you feel you are being overcharged, ask for an invoice.
You can also download this app that covers all the options for transfers: cabs, drives (uber for example), XL cab or wheelchair adapted.
The best thing about this option is that you don’t have to waste time (or patience) looking for a cab rank. In addition, it shows you the final fare before you accept the ride. Download here.