Chongqing Taxi, Cableway & Escalator


Taxis in ChongqingThe official taxis in Chongqing are yellow. One taxi can accept four passengers at a time. To reduce the difficulty of taking a taxi at peak times, the Ministry of Communications in Chongqing has regulated that passengers can share taxis. At some stations there is an organized system for sharing taxis to go to the city center. Passengers take a direction card and the staff will arrange taxi sharing for.

The easiest way to explain the charging is with an example: if two persons share a taxi and one gets out, he just pays 80 percent of the price on the meter. When the other gets out he pays the same as the first person plus whatever extra has gone on the meter since the first person got out.

Chongqing Taxi Price

Flag-down Rate CNY 10 for the first 3 kilometers (2 miles)
Unit Fare 1. CNY2/km over 3km in the daytime
2. CNY2.3/km from 23:00 to 06:00 the next day
Low-Speed Drive and Waiting Fare Extra CNY1 for each 5mins' waiting or driving with the speed of lower than 12km/h.
Empty-run Fee CNY3.45/km for the extra distance beyond 25 kilometers (15.5 miles)

Taxi Fare for Reference

Destination Distance Fare from Chongqing Railway Station
Chaotianmen Dock 5 kilometers (3 miles) CNY 15 - 20
Chongqing Zoo 9.5 kilometers (6 miles) CNY 20 - 25
Hongya Cave 4.5 kilometers (3 miles) CNY 15 - 20
Jiefangbei CBD 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) CNY 10 - 15
Three Gorges Museum 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) CNY 10
North Railway Station 11 kilometers (7 miles) CNY 20 - 30
West Railway Station 18 kilometers (11 miles) CNY 35 - 40
East Railway Station 21 kilometers (13 miles) CNY 40 - 50

How to Pay the Taxi Fare

Currently, passengers can pay the taxi fare by cash, Wechat, Alipay and Union Pay. However, the international debit card and credit card like Visa card and MasterCard cannot be accepted nowadays. 


The Jialing River and the Yangtze River at Chongqing can be crossed by cablecar. The Jialing River Cableway spans the Jialing River and connects CangbaiRoad in the Yuzhong District and Jinsha Street in the Jiangbei District. TheYangtze River Cableway on Xinhua Road crosses the Yangtze River. They run from 07:00 to 22:00. It costs CNY10 per person for a single trip and CNY20 for a round trip and takes four to five minutes one-way to cross the cableways.


Believe it or not, escalators are part of the transportation system in Chongqing due to its rugged terrain. The escalator (Lianglukou Huangguan Escalator) near Chongqing Railway Station is said to be the second longest in Asia. There is also one on Kaixuan Road. CNY2 is charged for taking the Lianglukou Escalator and CNY1 is charged for taking the one on Kaixuan Road.

Chongqing Passenger Ropeway on Yangtze River Yangtze Ropeway Station, Chongqing
- Last updated on Sep. 14, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing Taxi, Cableway & Escalator
Asked by janet kho from MALAYSIA | Nov. 21, 2018 18:36Reply
How much is the taxi fares from Wulong train station to Xiannv town?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vicky from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 22, 2018 21:51

It may take about CNY 50 - 60 by taxi.
Asked by bernd abtmaier from GERMANY | Oct. 11, 2016 05:05Reply
Can I hire a taxi for the day to Dazu Rock Carvings from Chongqing at what price?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ali from GERMANY | Oct. 12, 2016 04:53

Well, the distance is about 60 miles (96km). I am afraid that few taxi drivers will go to such a faraway place. Instead, you can charter a car there. The fare may be around CNY 700 per day. :)
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