Plan your Lhasa tour? At the time of my writing, Lhasa has currently 1160 registered taxis with over 15 taxi companies. The present number of taxis in Lhasa is basically able to meet the market demand. So, it is quite easy for you to hail a taxi on the streets in Lhasa during a non-peak hour in a day.
For Pedicab or Trishaw，please check out my another article Get around in Lhasa with Pedicab or Trishaw for more information.
Taxi Models in Lhasa
Taxi is the city’s business card, a bright and beautiful city view. The local government is very meticulous in choosing the taxis running in the city. They have appointed Zhonghua Zunchi cars (中华尊驰车) to make up most of the 1160 taxi team in Lhasa.
Made by Shenyang Automotive in China, the “Zhonghua” sedan was designed by Italdesign. The “Zhonghua” sedan is targeted at the mid-priced sedan market, including governmental institutions, businesses and individual users in China.
The “Zhonghua” sedans can also be modified for use as taxis. The sedan models include the 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter manual transmission and the 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter automatic transmission.
Lhasa Taxi Fares
•RMB 10 just for getting in for 5km
•RMB 2 for each additional 1km
•Minnight 0:00 – 07:00am
RMB 10 for getting in for 5km
RMB 2.2 for each additional 1km
1) Lhasa is not a big city. So for taxi fare RMB 10, you can can reach most of the attractions within the city, like Tibet Museum, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,
2) If you like to go beyond Lhasa, let’s say, to Shigatse, Shannan, Tsedang…, you’d better hire a jeep from a local travel agency or a car rental company.
Lhasa Major Taxi Companies
1)Lhasa Hengan Taxi Co., Ltd
2) Lhasa Bus Taxi Co
• Hotels, Scenic Spots, Historial Sites, Museum, main streets, Airport and Train Station are the good places to hail a taxi.
• It is vey easy to hail a taxi on the streets. People prefer to hail a taxi near a bus stop instead of those taxi stands
Lhasa Taxi riders’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 Lhasa
Your car driver knows the streets in Lhasa and the way to major destinations in
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;
Lhasa Taxi Stands
There are no particular taxi stands in Lhasa. People just hail a taxi anywhere it is safe.
Lhasa Taxi Complaints
If you ever have any problems with a Lhasa Taxi, contact the following:
The hotline is operated jointly by Lhasa Hengan Taxi Co., Ltd. and Lhasa Bus Taxi Co.
Lhasa Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•Estimated taxi fares for the often used taxi service in Lhasa:
Lhasa Airport – Lhasa Downtown: RMB 150
Lhasa Airport – Shannan: RMB 400
Lhasa Train Station – Your Hotel Lhasa: RMB 10
Lhasa Downtown: RMB 10
Hassle-free Lhasa 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 guided tours to Lhasa:
Best Time to Visit Lhasa
Top 10 Attractions in Lhasa
Lhasa Tourist Traps, Tourist Scams Lhasa
Where to stay in Lhasa
Makye Ame Lhasa Restaurant – Your Kitchen in Lhasa
Lhasa Airport, Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Xian Lhasa Flight Experience, Xian Lhasa Flight
Lhasa Railway Station Transportation, Taxi, Public Bus
Get around in Lhasa with Pedicab or Trishaw
Best Places to Take Picture of Potala Palace Lhasa
4-Wheel Drive Trip from Lhasa to Ranwu
Drak Yerpa, My trip to Drak Yerpa Monastery
The Pilgrim Kora in Lhasa, Lhasa Pilgrim circuits
Monks at Sera Je College at Sera Monastery in Lhasa
Beijing Road in Lhasa
A Fun to Walk along Lhasa River in the City of Lhasa
Lhasa Great Mosque, the Mosques in Lhasa
Lhasa Yamdrok-Tso Lake Road Trip
Any questions, just drop a line.