Airport Taxi Report Summer 2022

Taxis Fares at European Airports Increased by 10%

Inflation causes prices to rise at airports

LONDON, AUGUST 30, 2022. Inflation is everywhere in Europe. This also applies to travellers who travel by taxi to and from the airport. A study by AirMundo.com shows that travellers at European airports will pay an average of 45 euros for a taxi ride to the centre of the city. Compared to the summer of 2021, the price has risen by an average of 10%. The price increase is another setback for travellers who are already confronted with more expensive airline tickets, accommodations, rental cars and airport parking. Taxis are the most expensive at airports in London (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton), Milan (Malpensa and Bergamo), Munich and Oslo.

The Airport Taxi Report Summer 2022 ‘Taxi Fares at European Airports’ compares the taxi rates at the 50 busiest airports in Europe. The report offers travellers an insight into the average prices for an airport taxi ride to the city centre. Prices of pre-booked taxis are not included in the comparison.

Taxi Ride for 45 Euros

In Europe, the average price for a taxi from the airport to the city centre is 45 euros, for an average taxi ride of 32 minutes. Compared to a year ago (Airport Taxi Report Summer 2021), taxis at airports are 10% more expensive now. Taxi fares at airports in Turkey have even doubled, though Europeans are not paying more there than before, due to the enormous depreciation of the Turkish lira.

Increasing Costs

All European countries are currently experiencing inflation, a general increase in the prices of goods and services. In the regulated taxi market, it usually takes a while before price increases are implemented, since rates are often set by law. Several European countries and cities are currently raising maximum rates, as taxi companies are faced with rising costs for fuel, car parts, maintenance and insurance. Travellers taking a taxi to or from the airport feel it in their pockets (+10%).

Compliance with taxi regulations and associated maximum rates is not always guaranteed. Certainly, with a sharply increasing demand, as is now the case at many large European airports, it happens that taxi drivers charge higher prices than are officially allowed. This is something travellers may have to deal with in Europe this summer.

London, Milan, Munich and Oslo

Travellers who have booked an airline ticket to London, Milan, Munich or Oslo and want to travel to their destination by taxi, must be aware of high costs involved. Comparing the 50 busiest airports in Europe, a taxi to the city centre is the most expensive at London Stansted Airport (100 GBP/118 EUR), London Luton Airport (95 GBP/112 EUR), Milan Bergamo Airport (110 EUR), London Gatwick Airport (90 GBP/107 EUR), Milan Malpensa Airport (104 EUR), Munich Airport (95 EUR), Oslo Airport (900 NOK/91 EUR) and London Heathrow Airport (70 GBP/83 EUR). The price per kilometre is highest at the airports in Geneva (6.83 EUR per KM), Nice (4.57 EUR), Zurich (4.25 EUR) and Copenhagen (4.00 EUR).

Inflation

After price increases for airline tickets, accommodations, car rental and airport parking, now airport taxis are more expensive too. Guus Wantia, owner of AirMundo.com: “Given the inflation, the price increases for taxis at airports come as no surprise, although it took a while before the taxi fares were increased. In addition, demand is much higher compared to recent years. The biggest airports in Europe welcome many more departing and arriving passengers. For people who want to travel by taxi to or from the airport, it is recommended to inform themselves online or at the airport about the applicable rates and average prices.”

War in Ukraine

In the Airport Taxi Report Summer 2022 “Taxi Fares at European Airports,” four Russian airports and one Ukrainian airport have been replaced by five other airports because of the war in Ukraine. New to this year’s report are Birmingham Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport and Venice Airport. This has also influenced the average price increase, as taxis at airports in Russia and Ukraine are relatively inexpensive, both in terms of the taxi fare and the price per kilometre.

Taxi fares at top 50 busiest airports in Europe

Airport Country Taxi fare KM / Miles Price per KM
1 London Stansted Airport United Kingdom 118 EUR (100 GBP) 63 / 39.1 1.87 EUR
2 London Luton Airport United Kingdom 112 EUR (95 GBP) 55 / 34.2 2.04 EUR
3 Milan Bergamo Airport Italy 110 EUR 52 / 32.3 2.12 EUR
4 London Gatwick Airport United Kingdom 107 EUR (90 GBP) 47 / 29.2 2.28 EUR
5 Milan Malpensa Airport Italy 104 EUR 50 / 31.1 2.08 EUR
6 Munich Airport Germany 95 EUR 38 / 23.6 2.50 EUR
7 Oslo Airport Norway 91 EUR (900 NOK) 50 / 31.1 1.82 EUR
8 London Heathrow Airport United Kingdom 83 EUR (70 GBP) 27 / 16.8 3.07 EUR
9 Stockholm Arlanda Airport Sweden 60 EUR (625 SEK) 42 / 26.1 1.43 EUR
10 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport France 58 EUR 26 / 16.2 2.23 EUR
11 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Netherlands 55 EUR 17 / 10.6 3.24 EUR
12 Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport France 55 EUR 28 / 17.4 1.96 EUR
13 Berlin Brandenburg Airport Germany 53 EUR 27 / 16.8 1.96 EUR
14 Zurich Airport Switzerland 51 EUR (50 CHF) 12 / 7.5 4.25 EUR
15 Rome Fiumicino Airport Italy 50 EUR 30 / 18.6 1.67 EUR
16 Manchester Airport United Kingdom 46 EUR (39 GBP) 14 / 8.7 3.29 EUR
17 Birmingham Airport United Kingdom 46 EUR (39 GBP) 18 / 11.2 2.56 EUR
18 Venice Airport Italy 45 EUR 13 / 8.1 3.46 EUR
19 Brussels Airport Belgium 45 EUR 15 / 19.3 3.00 EUR
20 Helsinki Airport Finland 45 EUR 20 / 12.4 2.25 EUR
21 Geneva Airport Switzerland 41 EUR (40 CHF) 6 / 3.7 6.83 EUR
22 Copenhagen Airport Denmark 40 EUR (300 DKK) 10 / 6.2 4.00 EUR
23 Athens Airport Greece 40 EUR 34 / 21.1 1.18 EUR
24 Paris Orly Airport France 37 EUR 18 / 11.2 2.06 EUR
25 Edinburgh Airport United Kingdom 36 EUR (30 GBP) 13 / 8.1 2.77 EUR
26 Vienna Airport Austria 36 EUR 20 / 12.4 1.80 EUR
27 Barcelona Airport Spain 35 EUR 15 / 9.3 2.33 EUR
28 Frankfurt Airport Germany 33 EUR 12 / 7.5 2.75 EUR
29 Nice Airport France 32 EUR 7 / 4.3 4.57 EUR
30 Stuttgart Airport Germany 32 EUR 13 / 8.1 2.46 EUR
31 Hamburg Airport Germany 31 EUR 11 / 6.8 2.82 EUR
32 Dublin Airport Ireland 30 EUR 12 / 7.5 2.50 EUR
33 Madrid Barajas Airport Spain 30 EUR 17 / 10.6 1.76 EUR
34 Gran Canaria Airport Spain 30 EUR 21 / 13 1.43 EUR
35 Prague Airport Czech Republic 29 EUR (700 CZK) 16 / 9.9 1.81 EUR
36 Düsseldorf Airport Germany 28 EUR 9 / 5.6 3.11 EUR
37 Cologne Bonn Airport Germany 27 EUR 15 / 9.3 1.80 EUR
38 Istanbul Airport Turkey 27 EUR (500 TRY) 50 / 31.1 0.54 EUR
39 Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport Turkey 27 EUR (500 TRY) 50 / 31. 0.54 EUR
40 Malaga Airport Spain 25 EUR 10 / 6.2 2.50 EUR
41 Alicante Airport Spain 25 EUR 11 / 6.8 2.27 EUR
42 Porto Airport Portugal 25 EUR 16 / 9.9 1.56 EUR
43 Budapest Airport Hungary 25 EUR (9.800 HUF) 22 / 13.7 1.14 EUR
44 Palma de Mallorca Airport Spain 20 EUR 10 / 6.2 2.00 EUR
45 Lisbon Airport Portugal 15 EUR 7 / 4.3 2.14 EUR
46 Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport Romania 12 EUR (60 RON) 18 / 11.2 0.67 EUR
47 Ankara Esenboga Airport Turkey 12 EUR (214 TRY) 30 / 18.6 0.40 EUR
48 Warsaw Airport Poland 11 EUR (50 PLN) 11 / 6.8 1.00 EUR
49 Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport Turkey 7 EUR (135 TRY) 17 / 10.6 0.41 EUR
50 Antalya Airport Turkey 5 EUR (97 TRY) 15 / 9.3 0.33 EUR

* Taxi prices checked at 09-08-2022, exchange rate of 09-08-2022

Airport Taxi Report Summer 2022 ‘Taxi fares at European airports’
AirMundo.com compares the taxi rates at the 50 busiest airports in Europe, every year in the summer. Comparisons are made based on both the taxi ride fare and the price per kilometre. For airports close to the city centre, the taxi fare is a preferable comparison, since the prices are lower due to the shorter distance travelled. For airports that are further from the city centre, the price per kilometre is a more favourable comparison, because the price per kilometre decreases as the distance increases.

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