Hong Kong Taxi

Hong Kong Taxi
Hong Kong Taxi

There are over 18,000 taxies serving in Hong Kong, covering almost all the places of Hong Kong except some offshore islands. In urban areas, you can flag down a taxi at any time. And it is a better choice for groups with 3-5 persons, compared with the time and fare taken by MTR or buses.

Hong Kong Taxi Types and Operating Area

Hong Kong taxis are designed in 3 colors and run in different permitted areas, making sure that passengers in suburbs get service at lower prices.

Red Taxis (Urban Taxis)

They cover most destinations within the city except Tung Chung Road and roads in south Lantau Island.

Green Taxis (New Territories Taxis)

They serve the north-eastern part, i.e. north of Sha Tin and the north-western part, i.e. north of Tsuen Wan of the New Territories.

Blue Taxis (Lantau Taxis)

They run on Lantau Island and Chek Lap Kok.

1. All taxis can reach Hong Kong International Airport and Disneyland Resort.
2. Taxis in Hong Kong are 4-seater and 5-seater. You can find the mark on the front and back of the taxis and children under 3 are not counted.

Taxi Fare

In Hong Kong, taxi fare on a taximeter is a combination of travelled distance and waiting time incurred while the taxi is hired, and additional fares are charged depending on some circumstances.

Price Red Taxi Green Taxi Blue Taxi
The prior 2 km (1.2 mi) or any part thereof 27 23.5 22
Unit rate for every subsequent 0.2km (0.12mi) or every minute's waiting until the fare reaches HKD 93.5 for red taxis, HKD 74.5 for green taxis, and HKD 175 for blue taxis 1.9 1.7 1.7
Unit rate for every subsequent 0.2km (0.12mi) or every minute's waiting after the fare has reached above amount 1.3 1.3 1.5
Each piece of luggage (except portable luggage in passenger carriage) 6 6 6
Wheelchairs and crutches carried by the disabled Free Free Free
One pet (an animal or a bird) 5 5 5

Additional Fares:

1. Cross Harbour Tunnel, Eastern Harbour Crossing or Western Harbour Crossing: HKD50

Hong Kong Taxi Fare Reference for Hot Spot:

Spots To/From Central To/From Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong Airport HKD 370 HKD 270
Hong Kong Disneyland HKD 270 HKD 195
Ocean Park HKD 80 HKD 120
The Ocean Terminal HKD 105 HKD 20
Victoria Peak HKD 75 HKD 140
Spots To/From West Kowloon Railway Station To/From Airport
Hong Kong Airport HKD280 --
Disneyland HKD200 HKD 140
Causeway Bay HKD90 HKD 340
Repulse Bay HKD140 HKD 380
Mong Kok HKD35 HKD 280
Yau Ma Tei HKD25 HKD 270
Tsim Sha Tsui HKD35 HKD 280

How to Hail a Taxi in Hong Kong

1. Hail a taxi at the taxi stand. Roads with painted double yellow lines are forbidden zones for picking up or dropping off passengers.
2. Call a taxi in Hong Kong: Hong Kong taxi number is (852) 81092222 and the hotline is in service 24 hours a day. The appointment service fee by telephone is HKD5. Dial the 24-hour hotline (852) 187 2920 for help if you left your property by taxi and (852)28899999 if you want to make a complaint.

How to Pay Taxi Fare

Hong Kong taxis usually accept cash and Octopus Card, and only a small portion of the taxis bearing the Union Pay logo can be paid by Union Pay cards.

Tips for Taking a Taxi in Hong Kong

1. Wearing the safety belt at the front and back seat is a legal requirement even for pregnant women.
2. Get on and off the taxi on the left side of the street and always ask for the receipt when leaving.
3. Making a change is not a must for taxi drivers.
4. At rush hour, better to wait at the front of your hotel.
5. To avoid problems, always have your destination written in Chinese on a card.

Hong Kong Taxi Apps

Popular Hong Kong taxi Apps include Uber, HK taxi, DIDI, God Taxi, SynCab and Fly Taxi. Among them, HK Taxi has the highest successful-hailing rate of 90%. In addition, you can improve the success rate by tipping.

- Last updated on Nov. 15, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Taxi
Asked by kin from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 27, 2023 22:01Reply
can taxi have room for Golf bag and checked lugggage
Is a taxi able to take two adults with a piece of checked luggage and a golf bag?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina | Oct. 29, 2023 19:37

Generally, there is no problem.
Asked by Ruth Palacios from PHILIPPINES | May. 10, 2023 19:58Reply
Can i pre book a taxi on line?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jesse | May. 11, 2023 19:40

Yes, of course, you can book a taxi on line via SuperCab.
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