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How to earn 400 Avios in Spain with the Cabify rideshare app

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If you’re heading to Spain soon it is worth remembering that you can earn Avios with the Cabify ride-hailing app.

You will get a 400 Avios bonus with your first ride.

Cabify was founded in Spain but has since expanded internationally – you can now use the app in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

Avios can only be earned in Spain, Mexico and Chile.  Oddly, if you choose to credit Avios to Vueling Club, you can only earn in Spain.

Earn Avios with Cabify

In Spain, you can currently use it in:

  • A Coruna
  • Alicante
  • Barcelona
  • Madrid
  • Malaga
  • Murcia
  • Santander
  • Seville
  • Valencia
  • Zaragoza

The app can be downloaded from the Apple and Google stores.  I used it a couple of times in Barcelona pre-Covid and the Avios always posted OK.

Which Avios programmes work with Cabify?

The Cabify app lets you earn Avios in either Iberia Plus or British Airways Executive Club.  Vueling Club is also an option but only for rides in Spain.

In reality, it doesn’t matter which scheme you use as you can move your Avios around via ‘Combine My Avios’.

How many Avios do you earn with Cabify?

You will earn 400 Avios for your first trip and 1 Avios per km after that.

The ‘first ride’ bonus will only be applied if you take a ‘Lite’ or ‘Executive’ vehicle.

Full details can be found on the Cabify website here.  A Q&A, in English, is here which explains how the 400 Avios bonus works.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (3)

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  • JohnTh says:

    Can be an issue registering via a uk phone. I had to use web page to create an account using email and then took a few days before could login to the app, may be ok if fill in business details. PS new users of the app may get €3 off first few rides. (In the end didn’t need to use it in Alicante and in Benidorm no cars were available).

  • yonasl says:

    As a Londoner originally from Madrid, Cabify is my go to app when I am back home and need to move around the city (Uber is also available and slightly cheaper sometimes but waiting times tend to be longer).

    You need to have this app if you are visiting Spain. And for those of you more adventurous, why not download Apps like Free2Move that allow you to rent small electric cars by the minute to drive around town!

  • TJ says:

    I used them in Marbella. The points for the trip posted quickly but the 400 bonus points never materialised despite being eligible.

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