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 Nov. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Taxi
Asked by Brad from USA | Nov. 09, 2019 12:23Reply
Taxi from pudong airport after 21:00?
How hard is it to get a late night (21:00 or so) taxi from Pudong airport to the Bund? How to book in advance?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kimmy from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 11, 2019 19:16

It is so easy to take taxi even after midnight so you don't need to worry about it at all. You can book in advance by DiDi but I guess it is hard for foreigners.
Asked by Lena from INDONESIA | Oct. 31, 2019 07:43Reply
Can I take a Shanghai taxi at 5 AM to Pudong Airport ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ian from USA | Nov. 04, 2019 00:12

Yes, of course.
Asked by Justin from USA | Oct. 12, 2019 22:12Reply
Taxi availability and cost from Hongqiao Airport to Hangzhou (10PM)?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rose from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 14, 2019 20:24

It is suggested to book a car in advance because the distance is too long that there is no driver would take you. The last shuttle bus departs at 19:30 as well. Or you can stay one night in the airport and wait until next morning to take metro line 2 to Hongqiao Railway station, then take high speed train to Hangzhou.
Asked by Eric from SINGAPORE | Oct. 11, 2019 02:01Reply
Do Shanghai taxi print receipt?
Answers (1)
Answered by Isaiah from POLAND | Oct. 11, 2019 02:57

Yes, you can have the receipt.
Asked by SSIU from USA | Oct. 06, 2019 23:20Reply
Do I ask/negotiate the price from Pudong Airport to my hotel, or is it by meter?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ferne from FRANCE | Oct. 09, 2019 20:10

Do you mean if you take taxi? It is counted by meter recorder.
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