Lhasa Taxi: Lhasa Taxi Fares, Tips and Phone

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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 able to meet the market demand. So, it is quite easy for you to hail a taxi on the streets in Lhasa.

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
•No tipping.
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,
Barkhor Street.
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 Company Bookings Hotlines:
At present, there is no taxi calling service in Lhasa. No contact information is available for the 15 taxi companies in Lhasa except the taxi company below:

Lhasa Da’an Taxi Company:
Contact person : Dawa
Hailing a Lhasa City Taxi
• 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;
No Smoking
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
No Tipping
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:
Lhasa Comsumer’Association
Tel: 0891-6325133
Add: Duidilu No.06, Lhasa
Zip: 850000

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

Tip : Hassle-free Lhasa  Guided Tours

06611If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Lhasa guided tours:
4 Days Lhasa City Tour  Starting RMB 2500
5 Days Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour  Starting RMB 3390 p/p
6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour  Starting RMB 3950 p/p
8 Days Lhasa Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour  Starting RMB 5540 p/p
9 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour  Starting RMB 6110 p/p
8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour  Starting RMB 5230 p/p

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