Guangzhou Taxi: Guangzhou Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

Plan your Guangzhou tour? Currently Guangzhou has thousands of taxis operated by over 80 taxi companies with taxis in different colors such as yellow, blue, maroon. Taking taxi is a common and convenient way for transportation within the city.

Taxi Models in Guangzhou
The models of taxi in Guangzhou include Jetta, Volkswagen, Santana, Red-flag, Sonata, Buick, Golden cup, Citroen and more.  The taxis in Guangzhou have 7 colors – red, yellow, blue, green, silver…

Guangzhou Taxi

Guangzhou Taxi Fares:
•RMB 12 flag-drop for the first  3 km
• RMB 2.6 per each km beyond 2.5 km.
• Meters will automatically add additional 50% after running 25 km for returning empty

Guangzhou Taxi Company Booking Calls
If you need to book a taxi, please make the calls:
Tel: 96900
Tel: 96122
Tel: 83600000

Hailing a Guangzhou City Taxi
The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, the Airport, Bus stop, Scenic Spots, Hotel and the taxi stands.

Guangzhou 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 Guangzhou;
Your car driver knows the streets in Guangzhou and the way to major destinations in Guangzhou;
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;

Important Tip
Please remember to ask for and keep the receipt because there is taxi identification number on it and this comes in handy when you forget some valuables in a taxi.

Guangzhou Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in Guangzhou, please contact the following:
•Guangzhou Taxi Complaining No.: 020-96900

If You forgot your luggage in a taxi, What can you do?

First, if you have a paper receipt for your taxi ride. It is easy to find the taxi company and contact them for your lost luggage.

If not, things will be a bit complicated. Try the three ways below:

1. Try to remember the color of your taxi and with the help of the local people around you, find the taxi company and call them.

2. With the help of your local Chinese friends, you can contact the local traffic radio station (Each city has a traffic radio), asking them to assist you finding your luggage. Most of the taxi drivers listen to the radio.

3. Call 110 and tell your story. Maybe you have the CCTV (surveillance cameras) on the streets to know the taxi you got off.

Anyhow, don’t give up! Good luck!

Guangzhou Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•If you want to take a taxi to suburban areas of Guangzhou, you can have a bargain with the driver before you get in the taxi.
•Guangzhou Railway Station – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport: RMB100
•Guangzhou Eastern Railway Station – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport: RMB150
•Guangzhou Fangchun Bus Station – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport: RMB120

Guangzhou Taxi Stands
Generally speaking, the taxi stop boards are located just not far from the bus station boards and those large departments and shopping malls often has special stop for taxi passengers.

However, people still hail a taxi anywhere they feel safe and convenient.

Tip : Hassle-free Guangzhou 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 guided tours to Guangzhou:

Guangzhou Half Day Tour  from US$75 p/p
Guangzhou Highlight Day Tour    from US$80  p/p

Further Readings

Top 10 Attractions in Guangzhou
How to Visit Guangzhou in One Day
Guangzhou Pearl River Night Cruises
How to Visit Chen Clan Ancestral Hall Guangzhou
How to Visit Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
How to Visit Kaiping Diaolou from Guangzhou

Any questions,  just drop a line.

100 thoughts on “Guangzhou Taxi: Guangzhou Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

  1. Hi,
    What is the taxi fare from Good international hotel, Tianhe east road, to baiyun mountain.
    and from Good international hotel, Tianhe east road to baiyun airport.
    thanks in advance

  2. Hello Shiresh,

    1) Your hotel – Baiyun Mountain: 8 km, taxi fare approx. RMB 30
    2) Your hotel – Baiyun Airport: 38 km, taxi fare approx. RMB 120

  3. Hi,
    Will a taxi be available at Baiyun Airport (GZ) if our flight arrives at 1:30AM on Friday during the trade fair? Or should we better book in advance?

  4. Hello Gary,

    Basically you don’t need to book your taxi since taxis are available 24 hours at Baiyun airport. Have a good time in Guangzhou!

  5. Is there an email address for complaints? I recall seeing one in a taxi (where it mentions that women and children are only allowed to sit in the front) but can’t seem to find it anywhere online.

  6. Hi David,

    You may try to complain to Guangzhou Comsumer Commission.

    Hotline:020 12345
    Email : gz315@gd315 ( I’m not quite sure if they will reply to you due to possible red tape )

  7. Hi! How much is taxi fare from Guangzhou airport to Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Foshan? Thank you

  8. Hi, How much is the taxi fare for 2 people from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to The Westin Shenzhen? Is there any particular color taxi we should take? Do we have to arrange it ahead of time? Our flight arrives at 4:35pm in the afternoon. How long do you think a taxi will take? Thank you so much!

  9. Hi Cheryl,

    The taxi ride from Guangzhou airport to The Westin Shenzhen is about 146 km with taxi fare about 450 yuan ( about 75 US$ ). You don’t have to pre-book a taxi, just get to the correct official taxi stand at the airport and wait in line for your taxi ( just forget the “black” illegal taxis ! and go to the official taxi stand!). It takes about 2 hours.

    I think there is an airport shuttle bus service between Guangzhou airport and Shenzhen. But you have to taxi from the your drop-off point in Shenzhen to your hotel in Shenzhen, a bit stressed, but money-saving. Have a good transfer!

  10. How much the taxi fare from Guangzhou to Dongguan for one person and what would be recommend & trust company.

  11. Hi Mar,

    The 70km taxi drive costs about 250 RMB. But we are not sure which taxi company is trusted. In most cases, the taxi service is very personal and individual. Even a trusted company can’t guarantee each individual taxi driver’ service.

    Alternatively, you can take a high speed train from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Dongguan, which takes only 26 minutes, 50 RMB for first class seat.

  12. Could you please advise which the good and cheap private taxi company to pickup from Guangzhou Airport to the Hotel.


  13. Hello,
    I would need to go from Baiyun Airport to near Gangding station with luggage. What should be the best way to travel. What will be the taxi rates? Subway?


  14. Hi there

    Can you please tell me what is the taxi fare from Baiyun Airport to JI Hotel in Guangzhou North Dongshankou after midnight.


  15. Hi, Can you please tell me what is the taxi fare from Baiyun Airport to DAYS INN hotel (88 Yunxiao Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou) . thank you so much!

  16. I just had an altercation with a taxi driver, who does not have a working meter in his car, it showed zero throughout the trip even though it was engaged. I tried to give him the same amount as I paid to do the same journey one way, he wanted double saying that it was not necessary to use the meter after 5pm and he could charge what he wanted. It was about 5.30. Of course had I not known that his meter was not working I would never have got into the taxi. He then followed me into my hotel and stole my belongings.

  17. Hi, I will be arriving in guangzhou baiyun international airport at 1am and needs to travel to humen, dongguan.

    As there will not be any train services, which is the most reliable way?

    If we are to take cab, what will the charges be and which color of the taxi should we look out for?

    Thank you

  18. Hi Kelly,

    No need to take cab.

    You take the shuttle bus from Baiyun Airport to Guangyuan Bus Station (广园汽车站) where you connect the shuttle bus to Humen Central Bus Station.
    Chinese: 广州白云机场, 出站口有专线巴士到广园汽车站,广园汽车站-虎门中心客运站有快班。

  19. Please advise me on taxi fare from Guangzhou Baiyun airport to Foshan Shiwan hotel in Changcheng district, Foshan.


  20. Hello! 30.08 I took a taxi from Liede to a hotel in Renhe station. The name of the hotel is Everyday hotel. I arrived there at 16.30. I forgot my backpack in a taxi. The taxi was beige color. Since I know that each color represents different companies. How can I find the backpack???

  21. Hello! 30.08 I took a taxi from Liede to a hotel in Renhe station. Arrived to the hotel at 16.30. I forgot my backpack in a taxi. The taxi was beige color. How can I find the backpack? I didn’t take the receipt, don’t remember the car’s number.

  22. How can I find the left luggage in a taxi if I didn’t take the receipt and don’t remember the car’s number. The taxi was beige color.

  23. Hi Julia,

    It if not easy to get back what you have lest on a taxi if you don’t have the receipt. You may call 96900, or 96122 ( but in Chinese ) for further information. Good luck!

  24. Arriving Baiyun airport at midnight on Tuesday night.
    My hotel is located on Beijing Road.
    What transportation is there to take us (2 persons) to the hotel?
    Airport bus – still running at that time? which line?
    Taxi – how much roughly?
    Please advise.
    Thank you very much.

  25. Hi CL,

    Basically you should taxi from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport ot your hotel on Beijing Road, about 35km, 40 minutes and 135 yuan.

  26. I have to catch a flight early at 7:30am on a Saturday morning. How much is taxi ride to pick me up near Yang Ji Station to get me to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport?

  27. Hi
    How much the taxi fare from Guangzhou to Sanshui District, Foshan for 2 people and what would be recommend & trust company.
    Thanks !

  28. Hi Jennifer,

    Basically 200 yuan. But it still all depends. For taxi reservation, you use the taxi calls below:

    Tel: 96900
    Tel: 96122
    Tel: 83600000

    Have a nice time in Guangzhou!

  29. Hello I am a Namibian citizen that arrived in Guangzhou on the 13 February and unfortunately I forgot my handbag with all my passports in green taxi coming from the airport. I need the phone number of the taxi company to call them maybe they have there. I can’t do anything without it there will be a reward to give away.

  30. Greetings,

    I and my family members am going to arrive at Baiyun Airport at 2:35am on April 16th and I want to ask can we travel to Lilac International Suites at Tianhe District by train or should we travel by taxi? In the event that only taxi is available, I want to ask would it be crowded there at the taxi stops on such Sunday early morning? Lastly, Can you recommend to me, if there is, english speaking taxi companies that I can contact via (preferably) email or phone to make a reservation for our trip?

    Thank you very much in advance. Looking foward to your kind reply.

    Tuong Nguyen

  31. Dear Tuong Nguyen,

    Thanks for your inquiry!

    1. By Subway
    It is better to travel by train from Baiyun airport to your hotel. You take subway line 3 from the airport and get off at the station of Guangzhou East Station and exit from Exit 1 and walk to your hotel, 180 meters.

    But your arrival at Guangzhou Baiyun airport is too early. The subway is not available.

    2. By taxi,
    It is ok to take a taxi, about 120 yuan , 35km

    3. Private Transfer
    How many of your traveling party? You may also book a private conmfortable transfer from the airport to your hotel, Check out the link below for more information:

    Any questions, please email us at [email protected].

    Have a nice time in Guangzhou!

  32. Hi,

    Thank you Daniel for your advice. I have a further question that I would really need your help since I do not know my ways around Guangzhou. Because we are staying at Lilac International Suites at No.1, Taisheng Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China, what places should we go to to explore Guangzhou?

    Thannk you very much once again. Have a great day.

  33. Hello Daniel,

    Happy you are there to help. We need to go from Baiyun airport to Guangzhou east station ( Train to HK) on april 12th early morning (8h30 am). We will be 4 adults with some big luggage. Do you advise to take a taxi? What would price from Baiyun to Guangzhou east sation? Is price for one drive ( all 4 passengers) or for each passenger? Thank you for your help.



  34. Hi stephane,

    The taxu fare for a single ride from Baiyun Airport to Guangzhou East Railway Station is about 110 yuan ( approx. 35km ).

    You’ better take two taxis since one taxi basically cannot hold all the big luggage taken by you four.

    Have a nice time in Guangzhou!

  35. Hi May i know how i can get cab for 5 people (+ luggages) from Baiyun Airport to South Railway station?
    And how much would it cost?

  36. Hello
    I lost my passport in taxi…I report the police station but I don’t remember the place when I get the taxi so please help me how can I get my passport am student

  37. Today, around 4:00 in the morning I picked up a taxi on the street (I think it was a green one, but not sure), don’t remember the area. Destination was Guangdong Sheng, Guangzhou Shi, Tianhe, Jiang Nan Da Dao, Fangzhi Rd, 1号中海名都. I forgot my luggage in a taxi – dark blue backpack with wheels and a couple of small bags tied down to it. It costed 33 yuans. I just arrived to Guangzhou to work for 2 month, need my clothes and very much. How can I possibly find my luggage or it’s hopeless?

  38. Dear Lora,

    Sorry to hear that!

    Do you have a paper receipt for taxi ride. If you have, it is easy to find the taxi company. If not, things will be a bit complicated.

    1. Green taxi maybe belongs to Guangzhou Transport Group (广州交通集团),Tel: 96122 . Please contact them for your luggage.

    2. With the help of your local Chinese friends, you can contact the local radio – Guangzhou Traffic Station (广州交通台), asking them assistance finding your luggage. Most of the taxi drivers listen to the radio.

    3. Call 110 and tell your story. Maybe you have the CCTV (surveillance cameras) on the streets to know the taxi you got off.

    Anyhow, don’t give up! Good luck!

  39. Today at around 5:20 pm I took a green taxi plate number A. 3E7E5 from Baima garments wholesale market to Asia International hotel. After riding the taxi and moving the driver told me that he want me to pay 40 RMB and covered the meter with small towel he had. After I told him no and he needs to let me go down he refused and asked for the money immediately. As I am not aware of what kind of man he was and might cause troubles for me I elected to pay. When arrived the hotel it was only 7-8 minutes trip. He even asked me to go down at the street and not in front of the hotel. He was not friendly moreover. I paid for only 21 RMB from the hotel to the same place. I complained to number 12345 and I hope he will be held accountable for his miss behavior as he reflected bad image on the company

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