If you plan on visiting Antalya soon, you will definitely be using the Antalya Taxis.
They are yellow, easy to stop, and convenient way to move from one place to another.
How to get one? It's easy! You can either order a taxi by phone or using an app, go to a taxi stand, or approach one from the side of the road. If the taxi is available, the taxi sign on top of the car is illuminated. For more details and tips, continue reading...
In this article, you will find all the information you need to know about taxi services in Antalya including, transfers to airport, booking online and offline, payment, and prices.
Payment is by taximeter. In Turkey, city or province authorities set taxi fares. The Antalya taxi fare was last fixed in February 2020 and published in the official fare regulation.
It is binding for all taxis and taxi companies within the travel area and may neither be exceeded nor undercut.
This is ensured with officially calibrated taximeters installed in the taxis. As a rule, you can see this in electronic form on the driver's rear-view mirror.
Payment is usually in cash, although some taxis accept credit cards. In the case of non-cash payment, an identity document must be shown at the driver's request. The passenger is entitled to a receipt.
Most taxi drivers speak little or no English. If you are lucky, you may come across a driver who once lived in Germany and even knows German.
Due to possible communication difficulties, it's advisable to write your destination address on a piece of paper and show it to the driver.
Indicating a major landmark such as a tourist attraction near the desired destination is very helpful, as well as indicating the neighborhood.
If you want, you can follow the route with Google Maps.
- Basic fee: The base charge is 5.50 Turkish Lira, the kilometer rate is 4.00 Turkish Lira.
- Night tariff: There is no night tariff in Antalya, the same rate applies 24 hours a day.
- Short Distance: Short trips cost 9.50 Turkish Lira, which allows you to travel approximately 1 kilometer. All journeys shorter than this are charged at this flat rate.
Color of the Taxis
The taxis in Antalya are bright yellow. The above fares apply to these vehicles you will see on the streets in Antalya.
Taxi to the Airport - Antalya International Airport
A taxi ride from the center of Antalya to the airport costs around 80 Turkish Lira, depending on where exactly you get in or out.
You will be charged by taximeter and there are no additional fees.
Obligation to Carry
There is an obligation to transport as long as it is within the city area. Dvery passenger must be driven to any desired destination. The taxi driver is obliged to take the shortest and therefore cheapest route, unless a different route has been agreed.
There is a general ban on smoking in taxis for drivers and passengers.
Tipping is not a must, but you can round up to the nearest ten, especially if the driver has helped with the luggage.
There are about 280 taxi stands in Antalya. Usually, taxis are ordered through BiTaksi or iTaksi or stopped directly on the street. If you order a taxi by phone, here are the numbers of some major taxi stops. Usually your hotel or restaurant will assist you with getting a taxi.
- (0242) 248 51 11 Kaleiçi Taksi
- (0242) 229 27 28 Konyaaltı Merkez Taksi
- (0242) 229 03 31 Birlik Taksi
- (0242) 346 70 97 Taksi 7/24
- (0242) 330 01 08 Airport Taksi Center
You can order a taxi online with various taxi apps. The best known is BiTaksi. In these taxis, you can usually also pay without cash. iTaksi is also frequently used.
Pre-Ordering a Taxi
Of course, you can also book a taxi in advance, either by phone or by mobile phone app. Your hotel will also be happy to help you book a taxi.
Uber has its headquarters in San Francisco, USA. It is a US-based service company that provides transportation services online in many cities around the world. As of May 31, 2019, Uber was banned in Antalya and no longer offers its services.
If you do experience difficulties with a taxi driver, you can call with a complaint to the number below. Be sure to note the license number on the door and let them know from where and to where you were transported.
Complaints can be filed with the Antalya Turkish Taxi Association:
- by phone at (0242) 331 33 33
- by e-mail at email@example.com
- on the internet at the following address: http://www.antalyasoforlerodasi.com.tr/iletisim.php
- by dialing 153, which also accepts complaints
Also read our complete guide to renting a car in Antalya.