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 in China, 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)  normal taxis: CNY14 
electric taxis: CNY16
3-15 kilometers (2-9 miles)   CNY 2.7/km CNY 3.5/km
Over 15 kilometers (9 miles)  CNY 4/km  CNY 5.2/km
Waiting Fee  For every 4 minutes' waiting, the surcharge will be CNY2.7.
Additional charge on big holidays CNY10 on Lunar New Year Holidays; CNY 5 on May Day Holidays and National Holidays
Sliding-scale prices During peak hours, the price may have a 5% increase.

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)  CNY19
3-15 kilometers (2-9 miles)  CNY2.8/km
Over 15 kilometers (9 miles) CNY4.2/km
Fuel Fee  CNY1

Tips on Taking a Taxi in Shanghai

 Both RMB cash and Shanghai Public Transportation Card are acceptable for payment on all cars. Some taxis in Shanghai accept card payments, so ask the driver before getting on the car.
 To avoid taxi fraud, do ask the driver to use the meter and ensure the meter is started after setting off. Drivers refuse to meter and want to negotiate a price may be a scammer. Besides, get the official receipt after arrival if you want, which shows the detailed taxi information like fare, get on/off time, driver license, distance, waiting time ... 
 Dazhong taxis in sky blue and Qiangsheng taxis in green are well-rated and have better service.
 Avoid hailing a cab at a crossroads, as the drivers are not allowed to stop their cars within 30 meters from an intersection to pick up passengers.

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  CNY210-220
Shanghai Railway Station – Hongqiao Airport  CNY70-80 CNY90-100
Lujiazui / Oriental Pearl TowerZhujiajiao Water Town   CNY220 CNY280
- Last updated on Dec. 24, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Taxi
Asked by how from MALAYSIA | Dec. 22, 2023 17:13Reply
Is it possible to get a receipt when i alright taxi or DIDI in shanghai?
Answers (1)
Answered by Daisy | Dec. 24, 2023 23:28

Yes, of course it is.
Asked by Bill from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 06, 2023 12:55Reply
Disabled (wheelchair)
I am disabled and use a wheelchair, how much is a taxi from Pudong Airport to say the centre of Shanghai?
Answers (5)
Answered by Diana | Oct. 06, 2023 18:18

It costs CNY 150 - 200 according to different destinations and times. The night taxi fare will also be a little higher.
Answered by Bill | Oct. 07, 2023 02:34

Thank you, the cabs are they big enough to take me/wheelchair?
Answered by Leo | Oct. 07, 2023 03:02

If your wheelchairs is foldable, it might can be put into the boot or the back row.
Answered by Bill | Oct. 07, 2023 04:16

No it electric wheelchair, it does fold but I would rather leave it up. Is there are cabs that are big car, estates/SUV?
Answered by Leo | Oct. 07, 2023 18:08

I'm afraid no. Maybe you can hire a big car on one of those car-hailing apps directly, like Didi.
Asked by Trini from INDONESIA | Sep. 22, 2023 01:51Reply
Taxi from Shanghai Disneyland to Pudong Airport
Hi, Could you recommend me honest taxi company if I take taxi from Shanghai Disneyland to Pudong Airport? And how much is the usual cost if taking taxi from said place from 9-10 PM?
we also prefer the taxi company that accept cash. Hope someone can help me, thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma | Sep. 24, 2023 19:13

It costs around CNY 100-120. Just take a metered taxi.
Asked by Aranya from THAILAND | Sep. 04, 2023 07:02Reply
Can 5 passengers sit in one taxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Holly | Sep. 04, 2023 20:56

Most taxis can accommodate at most 4 passegners. But a few SUV taxis can allow at most 6.
Asked by DURAIRAJSENTHILKUMAR from INDIA | Aug. 28, 2023 21:44Reply
Complaining against taxi number AC1362
Today I had took taxi from Hongqiao Airport to Ramada plaza pudong Shanghai.Driver misleading me and drive 45.7km instead of 29kms can reach my hotal.i had paid 229rmb. Please help me to return my difference amount

Taxi number: AC91362
CARD NUMBER (0002)442068
DATE 2023-08-29
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Aug. 28, 2023 23:00

You can call the hot line 12319 to complain about it.
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