Lanzhou Taxi: Lanzhou Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

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Lanzhou Taxi Quantity

Plan your Lanzhou Tour, at the time of my writing, there are more than 8,000 taxis in Lanzhou. In Lanzhou, you can easily get a taxi when you need it. Lanzhou taxis are both very convenient and cheap.

If you want to rent a car with driver to travel around the city of Lanzhou, check out the link for more information: Lanzhou Car Rental.

Taxi Models in Lanzhou
The common type of taxi in Lanzhou is Xiali, Lingyang, Fukang, Jetta and Kia

Lanzhou Taxi Fares:
•RMB7 for the first 3km
•RMB1.4 with each additional km
•At night, the rate increases to RMB1.6 per additional kilometer

Lanzhou Taxi Company Bookings
If you need to book a taxi, please make the call as following:
Lanzhou Benma Company           Tel: 0931-8733033
Lanzhou Changjian Taxi Company     Tel: 0931-8504877
Lanzhou Jinlun Taxi Company         Tel: 0931-4983111

Hailing a Lanzhou City Taxi
•The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, the Airport, Bus stop, Scenic Spots, Hotel and the taxi stands.
•It is very easy to hail a taxi on the streets. People prefer to hail a taxi near a bus stop instead of those taxi stands.

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

Lanzhou Taxi Stands
As a provincial state city, you will find the taxi stands on the main road in Lanzhou. But, people still prefer to hail a taxi anywhere they think it is safe enough, ignored these taxi stands.

Lanzhou Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in Lanzhou, pleas contace the following:
Lanzhou Taxi Complaining No.          Tel: 0931-8488798
Lanzhou Taxi Price Bureau              Tel:0931-8466985

Lanzhou Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•The Lanzhou Airport-Lanzhou Railway Station: around RMB150
•Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport – Xining: RMB600
•Lanzhou Railway Station-Hotel in Downtown: RMB10

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8 Responses to “Lanzhou Taxi: Lanzhou Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones”

  1. Hayat Arslan says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    My name is Arslan Hayat and I have completed my Chinese language course in January 2013 from Lanzhou University. I just come to Shenzhen from Lanzhou in these holidays. On February 1st 2013 at 2:20 pm I hired a taxi and went to the bus station. Those busses carry the passengers to the Airport. Unfortunately I forgot my luggage in the taxi and I don’t know even the taxi number. Further another mishap took that I forgot to take the receipt from the taxi driver.
    My luggage’s color is black. If you find my luggage please inform to Lanzhou University foreign student office. I will be very grateful to you.
    With kind regards.
    Arslan Hayat
    Contact No# 18793150197/15811814102


  2. admin says:

    Hello Hayat Arslan,

    Sorry for what has happened! We are trying to forward your letter to the transportation adminstration in Lanzhou.

    Hopefully, everything will be all right. Good luck to you!

  3. Family de Bont says:

    Dear Sir,

    In April 2014 we will visit Danxia Geological Park near Zhangye (old name is Ganzhou) in Gansu.
    We come from KMG Kunming with China Eastern to LHW Lanzhou.
    How can we (an old Dutch Couple over 70 years) go from LHW to the park?
    Do you have taxi service (for may be 5 days?) What is the price?
    Is it better with ENKOR flight to YZY Zhangye and from Zhangye a taxi to the Park?
    Please let us know by e-mail.
    Best Regards
    Han de Bont

  4. Daniel says:

    Hello Family de Bont,

    Danxia Geological Park lies about 40km to the west of the city of Zhangye, between Linze County(临泽县) and Sunan County (肃南县).

    How to get to the park from Zhengye?

    1) Hire a taxi: about RMB 150 – 200

    2) Take a bus from Zhangye Xiguan Bus Station( 西关汽车站) and buy a bus ticket for Sunan County (肃南县) and ask your bus driver to drop you off at Danxia (47km). Then on your left side there is a huge signboard pointing to the park.

  5. vanja says:

    please if you can help me with the information.
    How much would cost to hire a taxi for a day from Lanzhou train station to Liujiaxia (there we will take a boat to Bingling monastary) and then back to Lanzhou airport?
    Thank you!

  6. Daniel says:

    Hello Vanja,

    Not sure exactly about the cost for hiring a taxi from Lanzhou to Liujiaxia and back to Lanzhou airport. Local taxi drivers are reluctant to go beyond Lanzhou. You’d better join in a local tour visiting Liujiaxia. Or you may ask your hotel to hire a private car for the day trip.

  7. jailani says:

    I want to visit Linxia. Can I just hail any taxi at Lanzhou along the road or have to take from Taxi stand. How much will it cost. On the way back from Linxia, is it possible to get a taxi back to my hotel at Lanzhou. Must I go to a taxi stand to get the cab from Linxia or can I just hail the taxi from the street. What is the taxi operating time.

  8. Daniel says:

    Hi jailani,

    Linxian is about 140 km to the southwest of Lanzhou.

    Basically people would take the long-distance bus from Lanzhou South Bus Station to Linxia ( about 2 hours, bus fare 45 yuan ).

    As for the taxi ride, you have to bargain with a cab driver. Some taxi drivers are unwilling to go to the destinations beyond Lanzhou. If they agree to go, some of them won’t use meters and you have to negotiate the taxi ride price ( approx. 200 yuan ).

    If you can share a taxi with other passengers if you are lucky to have similar passengers.

    Good luck to you!

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