Shanghai Taxi

More than 50,000 taxis are serving in Shanghai. They are operated by over 100 taxi companies and are in different colors: cabs of Dazhong Company are identified by the color of sky blue; Qiangsheng by orange and green; Jinjiang by white and Haibo by dark blue. Lanse Lianmeng and Falanhong Taxi Companies are also reputable and they are respectively in red and blue.

Taxi on Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai
Taxi on Garden Bridge
Shanghai Taxi on Road
Shanghai Taxi 

Compared with other metropolises, the taxi fare of Shanghai is high. Hereunder is the rate per kilometer for your reference:

Taxis in Downtown:

Distance   Daytime Night: 23:00 - 5:00 the next day
Within 3 kilometers (2 miles)  CNY14  CNY18
3-15 kilometers (2-9 miles)   CNY2.5/km CNY3.1/km
Over 15 kilometers (9 miles)  CNY3.6/km  CNY4.7/km
Waiting Fee  For every 4 minutes' waiting, the surcharge equals to the unit price per kilometer (0.6 mile).
Fuel Fee  No fuel surcharge.
Note: Cars with Touran brand cost CNY16 for first 3 kilometer (2 miles) and the surcharge standard obeys the above. 

Taxis in Suburb Areas

(Minhang, Fengxian, Qingpu and Songjiang Districts):
Distance  Daytime  Night: 23:00 - 5:00 the next day
Within 3 kilometers (2 miles)   CNY11 CNY13.2
3-10 kilometers (2-6 miles)   CNY2.4/km CNY2.9/km
Over 10 kilometers (6 miles)   CNY3.1/km CNY3.7/km
Fuel Fee  CNY1 per ride

Barrier-free Taxis:

200 British deluxe cabs in champagne gold color have been put into use. They are in particular designed for the handicapped and other people in special need. Wheelchairs and strollers can be taken onboard due to the foldable seats. This type of cars should be reserved one day in advance. The charge is more expensive than other cars:

Fee  Price
Flag-down Rate for First 3 kilometers (2 miles)  CNY18
Surcharge beyond 3 kilometers (2 miles)  CNY2.6/km
Fuel Fee  CNY1
Reservation Hotline  021 - 62580000

Generally, it is not very hard to hail a cab along the street. However, the situation may be troublesome during rush hours (7:00 – 10:00 & 16:00 – 19:00) and at large passenger distribution centers like airports, railway stations, long-distance bus stations, Lujiazui Area and Longyang Road subway station. Anyway, to ensure a smooth trip, you may also consider booking one beforehand.
Reservation Hotline
Company  Tel. Number
Qiangsheng  021 - 62580000
Dazhong  021 - 96822
Jinjiang  021 - 96961
Haibo  021 - 96933

1. Both RMB cash and Shanghai Public Transportation Card are acceptable for payment on all cars.
2. Payment with debit card and credit card like UnionPay Card, VISA and Master is accessible on some taxis, but most drivers prefer cash.
3. Dazhong and Qiangsheng Taxi Companies are of the highest reputation for your reference.
4. If faced with unfair charge or other troubles upon riding a cab, file a complaint by calling 021-12345.

Reference Taxi Fare

(All for single trips)
Route    Fare
Daytime Night: 23:00 – 05:00 the next day
Pudong Airport – Hongqiao Airport   CNY220 CNY280
People's Square / Nanjing Road – Pudong Airport  CNY170-180  CNY200-220
Shanghai Railway Station – Hongqiao Airport  CNY60  CNY70
Lujiazui / Oriental Pearl TowerZhujiajiao Water Town   CNY180  CNY200-220
Shanghai - Suzhou   CNY500 CNY600
Shanghai - Wuxi CNY600-700 CNY700-800
- Last modified on Nov. 19, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Taxi
Asked by Liandi from SINGAPORE | Nov. 17, 2018 18:20Reply
Transport by taxi from Shanghai Pudong airport to city.
How much does it cost for 4 adults with 2 medium size luggage to take a taxi in the afternoon 3pm from Pudong airport to the city near Huangpu district? Can 1 taxi accommodate 4 of us or do we need to take a small van?

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Aaron from USA | Nov. 19, 2018 16:57

Generally speaking, it costs CNY150 to 160.
One taxi can hold 4 passengers and two pieces of luggage. Thus you don't need to take a small van.
Asked by eric from MALAYSIA | Nov. 13, 2018 00:39Reply
How much does it cost for car transportation from pudong to Zhouzhuang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Paddy from USA | Nov. 13, 2018 19:20

The taxi fee is about CNY200 - 300 in general.
Asked by Giuseppe from ITALIA | Nov. 04, 2018 02:14Reply
Please what's the fare from Pudong airport to Majesty Plaza hotel (close to People square)
for two persons with 4 piecs of luggage, during daytime
Fare for two persons with four pieces of luggage From Majesty Plaza hotel to Wusongkou cruise terminal.
Also I read that often taxi drivers make much longer journeys to get more money.
Your tips?.

Answers (1)
Answered by Sacinba from SPAIN | Nov. 05, 2018 01:00

The taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is about CNY190 – 200. From the hotel to Wusongkou cruise terminal, it may cost about CNY80 - 90. You can open your google map when the driver is driving and keep the bill.
Asked by marie weymouth from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 03, 2018 10:23Reply
how much a taxi from Wusongkou Int'l cruise terminal (Baoshan Port), China to shanghai deco hotel?
The hotel is located at No. 815, Chen Yang Road, Shanghai, China for 2 people would roughly be at approx 3pm, thank you
Answers (2)
Answered by Jane from USA | Nov. 05, 2018 01:03

The taxi fare may be about CNY160 - 180.
Answered by Marie from UK | Nov. 05, 2018 13:53

Thankyou for replying much appreciated
Asked by Cheng from SINGAPORE | Nov. 02, 2018 08:34Reply
how much is the taxi fare from Pudong Airport to Qingpu Hotel at 79, Chengzhong N Road?
Answers (1)
Answered by Laura from FRANCE | Nov. 05, 2018 01:05

It is expensive and you may pay about CNY310 - 320.
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