At present, there are over 9,900 taxis operating in Hangzhou downtown, so getting around Hangzhou by taxi is the most convenient way to travel. Although there are taxi stands on the main roads, they are not very useful; it is much easier to hail a taxi from wherever you are.
Hangzhou Taxi Fare Scale
Hangzhou taxi drivers use a meter as required by law. Starting price is 10 Yuan within the first 3 kilometers, plus 1 Yuan fuel charge. The price adjusts from 2 Yuan to 2.5 Yuan per kilometer when the distance for taxi driving is between 3 and 10 kilometers. When the distance is over 10 kilometers, the price is 3 Yuan per kilometer.
For luxury taxis (Mercedes Benz models), price starts at 10 Yuan for the first 2.5 kilometers; between 2.5 kilometers and 8 kilometers, then 3 Yuan per kilometer; beyond 8 kilometers, 5 Yuan per kilometer. No additional fees for peak or night times.
Hangzhou Taxi Bookings
If you need to book a taxi in Hangzhou, please call: Hangzhou Taxi Calling Number: 86-571-28811111
1. Please avoid taking a taxi from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Since taxi drivers usually change shifts at this period, it would be hard to hail a taxi then.
2. Please ask of a receipt each time you use a taxi, in case that you want to contact the taxi company or driver at later time to dispute a fare, or recover a lost article, etc.
Recently, the city of Hangzhou was advertised in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and the ten-thousand-people time travel record of Hangzhou’s Song Dynasty Town has also been publicized in New York’s Times Square.