Urumqi Taxi: Urumqi Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

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Urumqi Taxi
Plan your Urumqi tour? Traveling around Urumqi by taxi is a good choice if you visit the capital city of Xinjiang for the first time. Basically it is not hard to hail the taxi on the streets in Urumqi.

56032-20011If you want to rent a car with driver to visit Urumqi on your own way, check out the link for more information: Urumqi Car Rental.


Taxi Models in Urumqi
The taxis running in the street of Urumqi consist of Fukang, Citroen, Jetta, Santana, Cherry and Xiali.Xiali Taxi in Urumqi


Xiali Taxi in Urumqi



RMB1.3 per km for each additional kilometer after flagfall RMB 6.1

Urumqi Taxi Fares:

• RMB10 for the flag-down rate
• RMB1.3 per km for each additional kilometer
• RMB1.8 for each additional km at night.
Taxi Call in Urumqi
Tel: 0991-6887081

Dashboard And Meter Inside Taxi

Hailing a taxi in Urumqi City

•The best places to hail a taxi in Urumqi is at the taxi stands, train station, airport.

Urumqi 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 Urumqi
Your car driver knows the streets in Urumqi and the way to major destinations in Urumqi;
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;
Tip: Do remember to ask your hotel staff write your destination before going out as nearly no taxi driver in Urumqi can speak English.

Urumqi Taxi Stands
Urumqi has over 30 taxi stands in the downtown area. Most of people hail taxi at the stands. Especially in airport and railway station, it is not allowed to hail a taxi discretionally.

Urumqi Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in Urumqi, please contact the following:
• Urumqi Transport office.         Tel: 0991-12358

Urumqi Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•Urumqi Airpot –Urumqi Railway Station : RMB50


Tip:  Hassle-free Urumqi 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 Urumqi Guided Tours:

Urumqi Highlight Day Tour  from US$119 p/p
Urumqi Pasture Excursion Day Tour  from US$89 p/p
Urumqi 4 Day Tour    from US$419 p/p
Urumqi Turpan 4-Day Tour  from US$325  p/p

Further Readings

Top 10 Attractions in Urumqi
Best Urumqi Photos
How to get from Beijing to Urumqi

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