All the taxis in Porto are beige or black and have a green coloured roof. Before getting into a taxi, always make sure they have a taximeter and that they switch it on when it starts driving.
If you want to take a taxi in the city centre, an average ride around Porto is between € 6 (US$ 5.90) and 8EU. The average fare from the Porto Airport usually costs around € 25 (US$ 24.50).
On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (all day) and every day between 9 pm and 6 am, the rates increase 20%. The driver’s taximeters calculate the increase automatically.
Note that if the taxi goes through a toll, it’s always the client that must pay. If you call a radio taxi or contact any taxi by phone, you’ll have to pay an extra charge of €0.80.
If you have suitcases, you’ll be charged a supplement of €1.60.
Don’t be deceived
If you think the driver is charging you too much, a list of the official prices should be stuck on the back seat on the left side. Keep in mind that a receipt is also obligatory.