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Getting from Bilbao Airport to San Sebastian by Taxi

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Arriving in a new city and having to make your way to San Sebastian can be a bit disconcerting. However, choosing to take a taxi from Bilbao Airport to San Sebastian is a great option that offers convenience, comfort, and door-to-door service. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of taking a taxi from Bilbao International Airport to San Sebastian, including information on fares, payment options, and other essential details.

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Bilbao Airport Taxi Services

Taxis are readily available at Bilbao International Airport 24/7. You can easily spot them as they are white vehicles with a red stripe on the side of their doors. This distinctive marking makes it easy to identify them among other vehicles at the airport.

Taxi Fare from Bilbao Airport to San Sebastian

One important thing to note is that Bilbao airport taxis do not offer flat-rate fees to San Sebastian. Instead, they calculate the fare using a taximeter, which takes into account various factors such as time, distance traveled, and other variables. The approximate taxi fare for the 1 hour and 15-minute trip to San Sebastian is around €155 if you are traveling during the day and €170 if you are traveling at night or on weekends. It’s worth mentioning that there is no airport surcharge when leaving Bilbao airport.

Here is a breakdown of taxi fares based on vehicle class and the number of passengers and luggage:

  • Economy: Up to 4 passengers and 3 pieces of luggage – €193.00
  • Business: Up to 3 passengers and 2 pieces of luggage – €207.00
  • Economy Van: Up to 7 passengers and 6 pieces of luggage – €221.00
  • Business Van: Up to 7 passengers and 6 pieces of luggage – €389.00
  • Economy Van+: Up to 8 passengers and 6 pieces of luggage – €324.00
  • Sprinter Van: Up to 10 passengers and 6 pieces of luggage – €357.00

Payment Options

One of the conveniences of taking a taxi in Bilbao is that you don’t need to carry cash with you to pay for your ride. The fare can be easily charged to the credit card linked to your account, ensuring a hassle-free and secure payment process.

Lost Items in a Taxi

If you happen to lose something in a taxi, don’t worry; there is a dedicated Lost and Found Department where you can inquire about your lost belongings. You can find this department at C/ Juan Carlos de Gortazar nº3, 48003 Bilbao. They can be reached at the following phone numbers: 94.420.49.81 / 94.420.50.00. The Lost and Found Department operates on weekdays from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM from June 1st to September 15th).

Taxi drivers in Bilbao are obligated to deposit any found items with this department within a maximum of 72 hours, ensuring a reliable system for retrieving lost belongings.

Taxi Receipts

As of January 1st, 2013, taxis in Bilbao can provide simplified invoices, which replace the concept of a traditional ticket with a simplified invoice format. The document confirming the service should include the following information: invoice number, complete identification of the taxi driver’s name, the taxi driver’s NIF (tax identification number), applied tax rate (10% VAT included), total service amount, service description, and issuance date. The printer ticket from any Bilbao taxi includes all this information. For larger billings or full-fledged invoices, it’s advisable to use their affiliated service.

Accessibility for Passengers with Disabilities

If you have a physical disability that requires you to use a wheelchair, there’s no need to worry. Taxi services in Bilbao offer vehicles that are adapted to accommodate passengers with disabilities. Additionally, the drivers are trained to assist passengers with special needs, ensuring a comfortable and safe journey for all travelers.

Starting the Meter

It’s essential to know when the taxi meter should start counting. In Bilbao, the taximeter must start running when you enter the taxi and inform the driver of your destination. If you’ve booked a taxi service through radio-taxi or by phone, the taximeter will begin counting from the moment the vehicle departs from the pickup location.

Luggage Policy

Passengers have the right to transport their luggage free of charge, provided it does not exceed the capacity of the taxi’s trunk. Luggage is not permitted on seats or on the floor of the vehicle; it should be placed in the designated luggage area within the taxi.

Nighttime Tariff

The nighttime tariff applies to taxi services provided between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM the following day. This means that if you’re traveling during these hours, there may be a slightly higher fare due to the nighttime rate.

Taking a taxi from Bilbao Airport to San Sebastian is a convenient and comfortable transportation option. While the fares are calculated using a taximeter, you have the flexibility to pay with either cash or credit card, making it a hassle-free experience. Whether you’re traveling with luggage, have special accessibility needs, or need to find a lost item, the taxi services in Bilbao are well-equipped to meet your requirements. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you make your way from Bilbao Airport to the beautiful city of San Sebastian.

For more information and booking inquiries, you can contact:

Radio Taxi Bilbao

Enjoy your journey to San Sebastian!

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Irene was born and raised in Bilbao. She has a deep rooted passion for her country and culture. She has a Bachelors degree in education and has traveled to over 85 countries throughout the world.
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