Xiamen Taxi: Xiamen Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

Plan your Xiamen tour? At the time of my writing, Xiamen has over 5,000 colorful taxis which provide a quick and convenient for both domestic and international passengers.

The city of Xiamen has a large number of vehicles, thus the taxi can be seen everywhere from boisterous commercial centre to the remote and tranquil residence community.  So, it is quite convenient and comfortable to take a taxi in Xiamen.


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

Taxi Models in Xiamen
The models of taxis in Xiamen include Kia, Passat, Red-flag, and Buick..

Xiamen Taxis
Xiamen Taxis

Xiamen Taxi Fares:
• RMB10 for the first 3km
• RMB2 per each km beyond 3km.
• Another 20% of total charge will be added during the nighttime from 23:00-05:00
• If one way taxi ride is over 10 km, the extra kilometers will be automatically charged 50%, added up to your bill.•  Ifwaiting in a taxi is over 5 minutes,  taximeters will automatically caculate the taxi fare. •  Passengers pay all toll fees for toll road, toll bridge,tunnel and ferry.

•  Passengers can refuse to pay if the taxi driver cannot provide you the receipt.

Taxi  Call in Xiamen
Tel: 0592-5320000

Hailing a Xiamen City Taxi
•The best places to hail a taxi

Xiamen Taxi at Xiamen Airport
Xiamen Taxi at Xiamen Airport

Xiamen 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 Xiamen
Your car driver knows the streets in Xiamen and the way to major destinations in Xiamen;
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;
Tips: Xiamen downtown is not big. Some CNY20 may be enough within the downtown area. There are complaint numbers attached inside the cab and you can call them if not satisfy with the service. Xiamen taxis are formal and every of them will meter during operation. You can ask for invoices.

Xiamen 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. All legal cabs in Xiamen are colored with silver on upper part and date red on lower part. Xiamen Taxi ComplaintsIf you have any problem with a taxi in Xiamen
•Xiamen Taxi Complaining No.: 0592-5615610, 12358

Xiamen Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver •If you want to take a taxi to suburban areas of Xiamen, you can have a bargain with the driver before you get in the taxi.
•Xiamen Railway Station –Ferry Dock: around RMB15
•Xiamen Railway Station-Island Ring Road: RMB18
•Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport- Xiamen Downtown: RMB5-30
•Xiamen Railway Station-Jimei University: around RMB100

Tip:Xiamen Guided Tours

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

Xiamen Cruise Port Day Tour
Xiamen Highlight Day Tour  
Xiamen One Day Side Trip to Yongding Hakka Tulou  
Xiamen 4 Day Highlight Tour
Xiamen Wuyi Mountains 5 Day Tour

Further Readings

Xiamen Tour
Xiamen Cruise Port
How to Visit Xiamen University
How to visit Island Ring Road in Xiamen
How to Visit Hulishan Fortress Xiamen
How to Visit South Putuo Temple Xiamen
How to Visit Zhongshan Road in Xiamen
How to visit Gulangyu Island

If you have any questions, just drop a line.

3 thoughts on “Xiamen Taxi: Xiamen Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

  1. Dear Sirs,
    I misplaced my mobile phone in a taxi at about 11.30 pm on 11th October, 2013, on my journey from around 483, Siming South Road to Marco Polo Hotel. May I know how do I go about lodging a report for and finding my lost phone.
    Your prompt reply will be very much appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Michelle Low

  2. Anne,

    Thanks for your inquiry!

    Yes, you still can pay your cab driver by cash.

    By the way, though cashless payment in China is very popular, cash is still accepted in all business forms. Always be ready for some amount of money (cash) with you while traveling in China. Have a good time in China!

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