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Tianjin Taxis: Tianjin Taxi Fares, Tips and Phone

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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 Plan your Tianjin Tour?  Basically it is convenient to travel around Tianjin by taxi.

If you are going to catch flight or train, upfront booking is highly recommended. If you want to rent a car with driver to travel around Dalian, you may check out the link: Tianjin Car Rental.

Tianjian Current Legal Taxi Models
There are a number of different types of taxis in Tianjin.

Major Types: Weizhi sedan, Corolla, Sonata, Jetta,Charade, Sagitar, Elantra, Red Flag,  Passat…

Taxis are waiting at Tianjin Binhai International Airport.

Taxi Fares
Two kinds of Taxi Fares
First Kind ( for taxis below 1.8L)
• RMB 8 just for getting in and within3 km
• RMB 2.55 for each additional km

Second Kind ( for taxis above 1.8L)
• RMB 8 just for getting in and within 3km
• RMB 3 for each additional km

The following are for all models of taxis:
•1 km charged for each 5 minutes stopped in traffic
• After over 10 kilometers, 50% of the total fare added as surcharge for return trip
• Official oil Surcharge: 1 RMB per ride
• No extra charge for night drive
• No tipping.

Taxi Company Call in Tianjin
Tel:022- 96880Hailing a Tianjin City Taxi
Hailing a taxi is very easy in Tianjin.  Stepping off the curb and holding out your arm.
•When just the front is lit, the cab is available.
•When no lights are lit, the cab is occupied.Tianjin Taxi riders’rights
As a taxi rider, you have the right to:
Direct the destination and route used;
Travel to any destination in and beyond Tianjin;
A driver should know the streets in Tianjin and the way to major destinations in Tianjin;
A driver knows and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
No Smoking
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
No Tipping

Taxi Stands
There are over 200 hundeds taxi stands in Tianjin. Taxi stands are located at major transit hubs, hotels, office and retail centers and hospitals throughout Tianjin. But these are not enough for people to take taxis. So very often you have to hail a taxi from a non-taxi stand.

Tianjin Taxi Complaints
If you ever have any problems with a Tianjin Taxi, contact the following:

Tianjin Passenger Traffic Management & Supervision Office:
Address: Pingshandao No.02, Hexi District Tianjin  Zip Code: 300074
Kindly reminder:
Before you make any complaints, be sure to provide such information as time, place, license plate number, invoice etc.

Taxi Useful Information
•A maximum of four passengers a taxi;
•4 passenger limit.
•It is always more difficult to get a cab when it’s raining or during peak hours.
•If you want to call for a ride (rather than hail a cab) you will need to contact a taxi company in advance.

Estimated taxi fares for the often used taxi service:
Tianjin – Tianjin Cruise Port: Approx. RMB 180
Tianjin Airport – Downtown: Approx.RMB 60
Tianjin – Beijing: Approx. RMB 600 – 800

Tip:  Hassle-free Tianjin Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Tianjin guided tours:

Tianjin One Day Highlight Tour     from US$79 p/p
Tianjin Night Cruise on Haihe River Tour  from US$65 p/p
Tianjin Huangyaguan Great Wall Tour  from US$95 p/p
Tianjin 2 Day Highlight Tour   from US$160 p/p
Tianjin Day Tour from Tianjin Port    from US$100 p/p
Huangyaguan Great Wall Day Trip from Tianjin Port    from US$105 p/pBeijing Tianjin Round Trip Day Tour by Car or Van   from US$75 p/p
Beijing Tianjin Round Trip Day Tour by Bullet Train  from US$110 p/p

Further Readings

Tianjin Cruise Port Transfer
Tianjin Sightseeing
Top Things to Do Tianjin
Beijing Tianjin Tour
Home Port of Tianjin Port International Cruise
Xingang Coach Transfer
Xingang Port
Tianjin Port
Tianjin Port Map
Tanggu Railway Stataion
Tianjin Railway Station
Beijing South Railway Station
Tianjin Airport
Binhai New District

Any questions, just drop a line.

144-hour visa-free stays in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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From December 28, 2017, Nationals from 53 countries with eligible travel identification and reserved tickets with a fixed date to a third country or regions ((Hong Kong and Macau) are allowed to have 144-hour visa free stays in the three places of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province.

People from the 53 nationalities that previously benefited from Beijing’s 72-hour visa-free transit policy are eligible for the new policy. The passengers from the 53 countries are able to move freely in the three places for sightseeing, on business or visit friends or family.

The 53 Countries Benefited from the 144-Hour New Policy:


1) 24 Schengen countries in Europe: 
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

2) 15 other European countries:
Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco and The Republic of Belarus.

3) 6 American countries: 
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

4) 2 Oceanian countries:
Australia and New Zealand.

5) 6 Asian countries: 
Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

Officially Designated Entry Points in the three places of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei: 


Ports of entry and exit are extended to designated international railway stations, seaports and airports. Previously, the policy was applied only at airports. Now passengers are allowed to arrive and exit at the following six points in the three places:

Beijing Capital International Airport
Tel: 0086-10-96158

Beijing West Railway Station in the capital
Tel: 0086-10-51824233

Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Tel: 0086-22-96777

Tianjin International Cruise Home Port in Tianjin
Tel: 0086 -22-25605128

Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport
Tel: 0086-311-96360

Qinhuangdao seaport in Hebei province
Tel: 0086-335-3099676

How to Apply for 144-Hour free-visa stay in the three places:


When you exit your plane, just follow the throng or the signs directing you to international arrivals, immigration and customs.

Passport Control/Immigration
In the Passport Control/Immigration Area, there are mainly two connected zones ( lanes ): Lanes for Foreign Citizens on the left side and Chinese Citizens on the right side.

Find your special lanes for 144-hour visa-free transit passengers
Some 144-hour transit passengers miss their layover tour in Beijing simply because they cannot locate the special lanes to get the visa-free permit. Actually the special lanes for 72-hours visa-free transit are located just on the left side of the Lanes for Foreign Citizens as well as on the right side of the Lanes for Chinese Citizens.

You need to fill up the entry registration card and get your 144- hours free visa stay permit, a stamp on your passport. The items for filling up the registration to get your 144-hour free visa stay permit:

Name,Sex, Birth, Passport Number, Nationality, Arrival Date, Arrival Flight, Exit Time, Exit Flight, Contact Phone Number in Beijing, Address in Beijing (Tianjin or Hebei), Reception Unit or Person, Reception Unit Phone Number.

Go through Customs, claim your luggage ( if necessary ) and leave airport.

What you can do during your 144-hour visa-free stay in the three places:

The 144-hour visa-free transit allows you for a sufficient time to visit Beijing, or Tianjin and Hebei per your travel request. For more information Beijing tours, Tianjin tour and Hebei tour, please check out the following links:

Beijing Layover tour
Beijing Tour Packages

Tianjin Tour
Tianjin Cruise Port Transfer & Tour

Hebei Tour
Shijiazhuang Tour
Chengde Tour
Zhangjiakou Tour
Qinhuangdao Tour

For any questions, please drop a line.

Italian Town in Tianjin

Friday, July 10th, 2015
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Italian Town in Tianjin ( 天津意式风情街) is the largest one of this kind outside Italy. The current Italian Style Town is based on the former Italian Concession (1901-1947), one of the eight concessions which were built in the early 20th century in Tianjin. If you are planning your Tianjin Tour, a glimpse of the Italian Town is highly recommended.

The so-called Italian Town is a square place formed by the four major streets in Hebei District in Tianjin – Wujing Road (五经路), Boai Road (博爱道),Shengli Road (胜利路), and Jianguo Road (建国道). The square place is also crisscrossed by a few streets teemed with over 200 century-old Italian architectures. The core of the Italian Town is about one km west of Tianjin Railway Station.

Today, the Italian Town is an interesting window through which you are able to experience the Italian culture and taste the authentic Italian food. When night falls, Italian Town becomes an ideal hangout to kill your leisure time – drinking like fish, seeing the Italian performances and window shopping for Italian clothes, arts and crafts.L

Lit-up Italian Buildings in the Italian Style Town by Haihe River

Lit-up Italian Buildings in the Italian Style Town

Lit-up Italian Buildings in the Italian Style Town

The Italian Town architecture

The Italian Town architecture

The Italian Town architecture


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