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 May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Taxi
Asked by john madon from UNITED STATES | Jul. 20, 2019 12:17Reply
can 1 taxi from pudon airport, accomodate 5 pieces of checked luggage & 2 adults or do we need 2taxi
Asked by Hawn from USA | Jul. 15, 2019 16:25Reply
Taxi cost from maglev train to Bund in Shanghai
What is the cost for a taxi October 2019 from nrt, maglev train to bund hotel. 2 people with luggage
Answers (1)
Answered by Karol from USA | Jul. 15, 2019 19:30

The fare is around CNY40-50 in the day time.
Asked by Andrei Weisz from ISRAEL | Jun. 28, 2019 05:04Reply
When should I leave from my Hotel in West Nanjing rd. to arrive at Pudong Airport Monday at 23:00?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia from USA | Jun. 30, 2019 22:55

Is your departure time 23:00 or you want to arrive the airport at 23:00? You can take shuttle bus Line 2 from Jing'an Temple Station to the airport directly. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY24. You need 2-2.5 hours to check in before your flight, so arrange your time.
Asked by Gener from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 16, 2019 21:41Reply
Our estimated arrival at Pudong airport is 12:30 AM. Where can we stay near the airport?
How can we get there safely? Is it safe to ride a taxi at that time or is there uBer or Grab in Shanghai?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dane from USA | Jun. 17, 2019 23:50

Hi, there is one hotel Airport Hotel between T1 and T2 in the airport and you can stay there. It is safe enough to take taxi at that time. You can use DiDi which is the uber in China.
Asked by Cheryl Tan from SINGAPORE | Jun. 13, 2019 16:05Reply
Took taxi from Xin Tian Di to Shanghai Disney Hotel at 10.15pm has cost me Rmb366
Told me that Taxi is triple the price as it is night time. Only allows us to alight at Bus Parking Lot as mentioned that his taxi is not allowed to enter into the Hotel. We have to walk very far to the Hotel uphill in the night at 11pm. How to report the Red Taxi no.D.X4468 as he did not give us the receipt and it cost us Rmb366
Answers (1)
Answered by George from USA | Jun. 13, 2019 19:28

It will be a little bit expensive of the taxis at night. However, it should not be so expensive. Generally, it takes about CNY130-150 at night from Xintiandi to the hotel. As you don't have a receipt, it is hard to report it. I'm sorry about that but you can confirm the price in advance next time and be careful about some illegal taxis at night.
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