Plan your Taiyuan tour? Basically it is convenient to travel around Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province by taxi.
If you are going to catch a flight or train in Taiyuan, you are highly recommended to book a taxi or rent a car in advance due to possible traffic jam especially during rush hours when it is not easy to hail a taxi on streets.
If you want to rent a car with driver to visit Taiyuan on your own way, check out the link for more information: Taiyuan Car Rental.
Taxi Models in Taiyuan
The mainly models of taxies include Jetta, Beverly, Charade, Santana and Red Flag.
• RMB8 at the first 3km
• RMB1.1 per additional km during 21:00-05:00
• RMB13 per additional km during 05:00-21:00
Taxicall in Taiyuan
•The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, Scenic Spots, Hotel.
•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.
Taiyuan 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 Taiyuan
Your car driver knows the streets in Taiyuan and the way to major destinations in Taiyuan;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
There are no special taxi stands in Taiyuan. People just hail a taxi anywhere if you feel it is safe.
Taiyuan Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in Taiyuan, please contact the following:
•Taiyuan Public Carriage Office
Tel: 3031188 4425501
•Government Convenient Service Center
Taiyuan Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•Taxi drivers would like to go to airports with a specific price instead of by meter.
• Taiyuan – Pingyao: about RMB: 300
•The Station-The Airport: RMB50-60
•The Station-Downtown Hotel: RMB10-15
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Taiyuan Guided Tours: