Taxi against VTC, Uber, Cabify – Rent a car with driver in Spain

 VTC in Spain

The taxi drivers in Madrid and Barcelona protest with two-hour of strike and manifestations in the case of Madrid and twelve hours in Barcelona, ​​protest against the policies of public administrations that affect their sector and allow the competition of rental services with driver of comptanies like Uber and Cabify.

“Public transport is threatened with death by the powerful lobbies, which seek deregulation of the activity of passenger transport with driver,” the taxi drivers explain in a statement. “The taxi sector contributes to this country around 400 million per year, which would be lost in favor of these multinationals that tax in tax havens and foment precarious work.” These are the words of the Taxi sector.

Next we are going to explain what a VTC service consists of, which in the taxi sector they call a labor intrusion, and complain about the extension of driver licenses to fleets that they consider illegal. Even though services are very similar, Taxi and VTC are services with considerable differences.

We analyze some of these companies in the sector of rental with driver in Spain.

In Spain there are about 5,200 VTC licenses (an authorization to rent vehicles with driver). VTC is a type of rental of a car different a taxi, according to which drivers can not pick up a client without an appointment, nor use the lanes for taxi drivers. In Spain there are currently about 67,300 taxi licenses.

As we have said there are many companies of this type in Spain, but we will focus on those that may be the best known, such as Uber and Cabify. We will make a comparative in relation to the use of the taxi and of course to Limousine CC.


Uber is known all over the world, it operates in countries of all continents. In Spain Uber began to operate in Barcelona but had some problems and the platform was suspended by disloyal competition to the taxi. Solved this returned to Spain with the Uberx brand, and currently operates in Madrid.

The user through the “app” indicates the pick up point, enters the destination to which he wants to go and checks how many minutes the vehicle will pick up you, as well as a price that is disaggregated (which is charged through the own application).

When you perform this operation, Uber gives you information about the driver, the photo, the model and the registration number of the chosen vehicle. The driver is guided by the application itself. It is essential to have a VTC license.


Cabify operates in Spain in cities such as; Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, A Coruña, Malaga, Tenerife, Seville, Bilbao and Vitoria. It is also in South American countries and in Portugal.

Cabify was founded in 2011, with a few cars, and currently only in Spain already has almost 600 drivers. It also has an “app” that allows you to request to pick you up wherever you are. It shows the distance of the vehicle, the model and the photo of the driver.

At the end of the request, the route, time and invoice are received by email. Cabify’s app, which integrates Google’s Waze tool, guides the driver along the most conducive path in relation to existing traffic and calculates the price. It is essential to have a VTC license.


With more than 20 years of experience in the passenger transport sector, with fully Spanish financing. Limousine CC operates throughout the national territory, thanks to the extensive network of vehicles, own cars and partners throughout the spanish geography with more than 2,200 cars, all of them with their VTC license and totally legal.

Like Uber and Cabify, we have a virtual budget system. From the website of Limousine CC you can choose the type of vehicle, from type Business, Executive and Van. As well as limousines. Unlike the previously mentioned, the price of Limousine CC is a closed price, regardless of traffic and time used, no surprises.

Unlike the other platforms, the services are previously contracted giving  security and tranquility both in the availability as in the type of vehicle and the characteristics of the service, as well as the data of the driver.

Not only are there transfers of customers from one point to another point, there are many options as they are; Tourist and gastronomic routes, dispositions, events and ceremonies.

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