Plan your Pingyao Tour? At the time of my writing, there are 3 taxi companies operating in the city of Pingyao ( not operating inside the old town) and 195 taxis in operation, including 99 oil and gas vehicles, 96 electric vehicles and 346 drivers.
Of course, you can bargain with a local taxi driver for your side trips to Zhenguo Temple, Shuanglin Temple, Wang Family Courtyard, Zhangbi Village, Lijiashan , Qikou (Tips, Photos & Map), Taiyuan, Datong, etc.
If you want to rent a car with driver to visit Pingyao on your own way, check out the link for more information: Pingyao Car Rental with Driver
Pingyao Taxi Fares
The taxi fare starts at 6 yuan in the daytime and 7 yuan in the evening, and 1.7 yuan per km in the daytime and 1.9 yuan in the evening. For a return trip of 5 kilometers, 50% of the fare will be charged as well as the suggestion of temporary fare increase during holidays.
Useful Pingyao Taxi Rates
Some taxi drivers in Pingyao are reluctant to use meters. In most cases, passengers and taxi drivers would agree on a fixed taxi fare before going. Below is a list of popular taxi rates in Pingyao ( not final, just a reference):
•Pingyao – Taiyuan Airport RMB 300
•Pingyao – Taiyuan Train Station or Bus Station: RMB 300
• Pingyao Railway Station – the West Gate of the Pingyao Ancient City (1.2km ): RMB15
• Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station – the West Gate of the Pingyao Ancient City (8km ): RMB30
• Pingato Bus Station – Pingyao North Gate (500 meters) : RMB5 ( suggest walking ), Pingyao South Gate: RMB 10
•Pingyao – Wang’s Family Mansion and Zhangbi: RMB 300
Battery carts inside the Ancient City of Pingyao
Inside the ancient city, you can make use of battery carts ( also you can find them waiting outside the gates for business), a king of 12-seated cart, RMB 10 per person.
So when you arrive at one of the gates of Pingyao Ancient City, you may use a battery cart to bring you to your hotels in the ancient city. Battery carts are only allowed to take passengers inside the ancient city.
Pingyao Taxi Stands
There are no particular taxi stands in Pingyao. People just hail a taxi anywhere it is safe.
Pingyao cab-hailing service
Tip: Hassle-free Pingyao & Shanxi Guided Tours
If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for organized tours to Pingyao and Shanxi Province:
Visit Qiao Family Courtyard
How to Visit Zhenguo Temple
How to Visit Shuanglin Temple
How to Visit Wang Family Compound
How to Visit Zhangbi Ancient Castle
How to Visit Lijiashan Village (Tips, Photos & Map)
How to Visit Qikou Ancient Town (Tips, Photos & Map)
The Best Place to See Sunrise in Pingyao Ancient City
Any questions, just drop a line.