Changsha Taxi: Changsha Taxi Fares, Tips and Phone

Plan your Changsha tour? At the time of my writing, Changsha has over 6,500 taxies operated by several taxi companies. Both cash and IC card are acceptable when you take a taxi in Changsha.Basically it is safe and convenient for you to take a cab in Changsha.


If you want to rent a car with driver to visit Changsha on your own way, check out the link for more information: Changsha Car Rental.

Taxi Models in Changsha
The mainly model of taxi in Changsha is Jetta. Others are Weizhi, Elysee, Coralla-Toyota and so on.

Changsha Taxi Fares:
•RMB8 within 2 kilometer
•RMB 2 for each succeeding kilometer
•an extra 50% surcharge for an empty run for a single trip
At night from 21:00-05:00
•RMB 10 within 2 kilometer
•RMB 1 is added for each distance covered based on the daytime standard
•RMB 2.4for each succeeding kilometer

Taxi  Call in Changsha
Tel: 0731-83848460

Hailing a cab in Changsha
•The best places to hail a taxi: the main streets in Changsham, the train station, the Airport, Bus stops, Scenic Spots, Hotels and Taix Stands.

Changsha Taxi rider’s rights
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling
Go to any destination in and beyond Changsha
Your car driver knows the streets in Changsha and the way to major destinations in Changsha;
Your driver should know 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 Tip

Changsha Taxi Stands
You will find some taxi stands on the main road in Changsha, however, passengers prefer to hail a taxi anywhere they feel convenient. The taxi stands have always been ignored.

Changsha Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in Changsha, please contact the following:
•Changsha Taxi Complaining No.: 0731-4303488

Changsha Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•If you want to take a taxi to suburban areas of Changsha, you can have a bargain with the driver before you get in the taxi.
•Huanghua Airport – Changsha West Station: RMB80
•Changsha South Stration – Long-distance Station: RMB26
•Changsha Airport- Changsha Museum: RMB80-100

Tip : Hassle-free Changsha  Guided Tours

06611If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Changsha guided tours:

Changsha Highlight Day Tour from US$ 89 p/p

Changsha Zhangjiajie 3 Day Tour from US$ 499 p/p

Changsha Car Rental with a driver
from US$ 95

Further Readings

Top 10 Attractions in Zhangjiajie
Top 10 Attractions in Changsha
Top 10 Attractions in Hunan

Any questions, just drop  a line.

14 thoughts on “Changsha Taxi: Changsha Taxi Fares, Tips and Phone

  1. Is it safe to take taxi in Changsha at midnight (from Changsha airport to xing Wei Huang tian hotel) Our flight will be arriving in Changsha at midnight. We are all girls. Will one taxi fit all of us? Thanks

  2. Hello Wendi,

    Basically it is safe to take a taxi at Changsha airport though we did learn that some of the taxi drivers charged exorbitantly. Normally it costs about RMB100 for a single ride from the airport to your hotel downtown Changsha.

    Most of the taxis are a car-type taxi accommodating 4 passengers with two checked suitcases.

  3. Hallo,
    I will be in Changsha the 11th of September and I will need to go to Xiangtan.
    Could you tell me approximately how much does it take to reach Xiangtan and how much will it cost?
    thank you.

  4. Hello Daniela Fracchiolla,

    It is said it costs RMB200 – 300 to take a taxi from Changsha to Xiangtan. Maybe you can share a taxi with somebody else or you may take the long-distance bus or train from Changsha to Xiangtan.

  5. Hi,

    Just want to check if it will be faster for us to travel via taxi from changsha airport to changsha railway station?

    We have a train to catch and was wondering if taking the cab is faster than the shuttle bus.

    Any tips for us to get to the train station in 45 mins straight after we landed?

  6. Hello YY,

    There are two major railway stations in Changsha – Changsha Railway Station ( for normal T and K overnight trains ) and Changsha South Railway Station ( for highspeed G trains ).

    1. Changsha airport is about 24 km to the east of Changsha Railway Station, approx. 35 miniutes’s drive by taxi (about RMB 70) and one hour by airport shuttle bus.

    2. Changsha airport is about 20 km the northeast of Changsha South Railway Station, 30 minutes’s drive by taxi (RMB 50) and 50 minutes by airport shuttle bus.

    We don’t hold accountable for your airport and train station transfer. Nobody can predict the actual time spent on waiting for a taxi by the taxi stand on Changsha railway stations ( basically many people will line up for taxis.). Nobody can predict the traffic on that particular day.

    Alternatively you can reserve a private transfer in advance to save the time looking for a taxi or shuttle bus. Have a good transfer!

  7. there any hotel inside the changsha airport? because we will arrive there at midnight(23.00 pm). Is it better to stay at hotel near airport or hotel at the furong area like changsha mellow orange hotel?the next day,we are planning to go to the west station to take a bus to zjj.thx

  8. Hi Shanti,

    The following hotel for your reference:

    Location: north of T1 of Changsha Huanghua Airport:

    Hotel name: Huanghua Airport Hotel 黄花机场宾馆
    Roomrate: 268 rmb up

    Add: North of T1 at Huanghua Airport 黄花国际机场T1航站楼北侧


  9. Hi Eric,

    No, few drivers can speak English. You may write down your destination in Chinese with the help of Google translation or anyone who can speak Chinese. Then show your address in Chinese to your taxi driver.

  10. My friend forget the back in Taxi today. And there is the passport in the bag. Can you please check with the driver for me. We havent notice the car number. The destrination that Taxi send us tonight is Jinjiang hotel.

  11. My friend take Taxi to Jinjiang hotel last night but he forget the bag wich have the passport inside in the car.
    Can you please help to contact Taxi driver who have the same route and found his bag?
    He have to fly back to Bangkok this evening.

  12. How much would it cost for two people to take a taxi from Changsha airport to the Liuyang Yin Tian Hotel in Liuyang?
    many thanks

  13. Dear Rick,

    Liuyang Yin Tian Hotel in Liuyang is about 80 km to the southeast of Changshah Airport. It is beyond the city core of Shangsha. Basically you need to negotiate about the taxi fare with your driver since he is unwilling to return empty, plus most taxi drivers work locally in Changsha and your destination is in Liuyang.

    The taxi price is around 100 – 150 yuan.

    1) You may share a taxi to split price if possible.
    2) There may be a 7-seat shuttle van by the side of Gate 5 ( not sure ) going to Liuyang.

    Have a nice transfer!

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