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 cab fare of Shanghai is high. Hereunder is the charging standard for your reference:
 Cabs 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. 

 Cabs 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   Distance Duration  Rate
Daytime Night: 23:00 – 05:00 the next day
Pudong Airport – Hongqiao Airport   34 miles (55 kilometers) 60 minutes  CNY220 CNY280
People's Square / Nanjing Road – Pudong Airport  28-29 miles (45-47 kilometers)  50 minutes  CNY170-180  CNY200-220
Shanghai Railway Station – Hongqiao Airport  10-11 miles (16-17 kilometers)  20-30 minutes  CNY60  CNY70
Lujiazui / Oriental Pearl TV Tower – Zhujiajiao Ancient Town  31 miles (50 kilometers)  50-60 minutes  CNY180  CNY200-220
Shanghai - Suzhou   62 miles (100 kilometers) 90-100 minutes   CNY500 CNY600
Shanghai - Wuxi 84 miles (135 kilometers) 100-120 minutes CNY600-700 CNY700-800