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 Sep. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Taxi
Asked by Cathy from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 16, 2019 15:25Reply
How much taxi fare from pudong airport to yu garden? 5AM
Asked by SY from CHINA | Sep. 03, 2019 01:33Reply
West nanjing road metro station - pudong airport
Hi - how much would that be at 6am?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah from USA | Sep. 05, 2019 18:31

If you take metro line 2, then it costs CNY7. If you take metro line 2 and maglev, it costs CNY54.
Asked by Serge TENENBAUM from FRANCE | Aug. 16, 2019 03:25Reply
Plse, taxi fare from Shanghai Nanjing pedestrian road to Wusongkou Cruise Terminal -how long time?
Answers (2)
Answered by Fiona from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 20:28

It takes around 40 minutes by taxi with CNY100 to CNY120.
Answered by SERGE TENENBAUM from FRANCE | Aug. 19, 2019 03:07

thanks for your quick an efficient answer.
Asked by strompf from FRANCE | Aug. 10, 2019 15:41Reply
Distance between Cruise terminal and PUDONG AIRPORT
My boat arrives about 7 am and my plane is leavng at 12h50. Is it difficult to get a taxi to Pudong airport
and do they understand English? Is it far from the cruise terminal?
Answers (1)
Answered by Smiley from USA | Aug. 12, 2019 20:58

The cab fare is around CNY200 and it takes around 1 hour. The airport is 上海浦东国际机场, you can show it to the driver incase of he/she doesn't understand you.
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