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 Feb. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Taxi
Asked by Clara from CANADA | Mar. 17, 2019 17:18Reply
What is the taxi fare from the Qube Hotel to WuSongKou International Cruise Terminal, 1 Baoyang Rd?
Asked by Willem from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 27, 2019 14:33Reply
How much is taxi fare from Longyang road station to Middle Jiangxi road?
Answers (1)
Answered by Madison from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 27, 2019 19:17

The cab fare is CNY40 to 50 in the day time.
Asked by Kim La from USA | Feb. 23, 2019 21:33Reply
Taxi cost from Mercure Shanghai Royalton hotel in Changning to Wusongkou Cruise Terminal?
How much is the cost for taxi transportation from Mercure Royalton hotel in Changning to Wusongkou Cruise Terminal?
Answers (2)
Answered by Gabriella from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 26, 2019 22:38

In general, the cab fare is CNY120-130.
Answered by Kim La from USA | Feb. 26, 2019 23:51

Thank you so much.
Asked by Mo Benhamou from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 13, 2019 07:57Reply
Larger cars for luggage taxi in Shanghai
Is there a company or way to order say a 7 seater or van kind of taxi to take me from Shanghai Center to the airport?

My hotel seems to think there isnt, which I think is unbelievable. As I will have to larger boxes to with me from hotel to airport?

Answers (1)
Answered by Ava from CAMEROON | Jan. 17, 2019 18:46

Maybe you can ask help for Ehi Car. As I know, you can book one in advance in their website.
Asked by Joga from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 12, 2019 15:05Reply
Taxi from Shanghai Pudong airport to Intercontinental Hotel expo
how much? Also from hotel to baoshan cruise
Answers (1)
Answered by Bernice from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 13, 2019 19:54

From the airport to hotel, the cab fare is CNY140 to 150. From hotel to Baoshan Cruise, the cab fare is CNY 130 to 140.
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