Shanghai Taxi
Taxi on Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai
Taxi on Waibaidu Bridge
Shanghai has approximately 45,000 taxis, operated by over 150 taxi companies. Several companies have taxis in their own colors. There are seven more popular companies - Dazhong Taxi Company with their cars in sky blue; Qiangsheng with their cars in orange; Jinjiang white; Bashi green; Haibo sapphire blue; Fanlanhong red; and Lanse Lianmeng in navy blue. Of all the companies, Dazhong and Qiangsheng are most strongly recommended.

Taking taxis in Shanghai is more expensive than in other cities. In the daytime, the price is CNY13 for the first three kilometers (1.9 miles), an additional charge of CNY2.4 for every succeeding kilometer within 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and CNY3.6 for every succeeding kilometer after 10 kilometers.
*CNY1 fuel surcharge should be paid per journey.

At night from 23:00 to 05:00 the next morning, the fare is CNY17 for the first three kilometers, an additional charge of CNY3.1 for every succeeding kilometer within 10 kilometers and CNY4.1 for every succeeding kilometer after 10 kilometers. You can bargain over prices when taking taxis at night.
*CNY1 fuel surcharge should be paid per journey.

Shanghai Taxi on Road
Whether you take a taxi during daytime or at night, CNY2.1 (CNY3.1 at night) will be added for every five minutes of stop time.

Taxis in suburbs of Shanghai usually charge less. The price is CNY10 for the first three kilometers (1.9 miles) and CNY2.4  for every succeeding kilometer.

Please note the charge will be rounded when you pay and Shanghai Public Transportation Card can be used on most taxis. Anything unreasonable, you may file a complaint by calling 021-63232150 or to the specific taxi company by telephoning the number displayed on the car.

Taxi Booking Numbers
Dazhong: 021-96822
Qiangsheng: 021-62580000
Jinjiang: 021-96961
Bashi: 021-96840
Haibo: 021-96965