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Guangzhou Taxi




Taking taxi is the most common and convenient way for transportation inside the city.
There are almost 17,000 taxies served in Guangzhou now. The taxi charges CNY7.00 for the first 2.3 kilometers (1.4 miles), and CNY2.60 for succeeding kilometers. Since Nov. 2005, all taxi passengers have been required to pay a fuel surcharge of CNY1.00 yuan per ride.

During the period of Canton Fair, more than 4,000 taxies will be put into Canton Fair transfer service. It will be safe to take a taxi in Guangzhou . But it will be smoother if you could be aware of some tips for getting around Guangzhou city.


Citizens in Guangdong can dial 960166, a service hotline provided by fixed telephones, which is available for asking directions within the province.

About yellow cabs: All of the drivers are local Guangzhou citizens and familiar with the city. The taxis are distributed, mostly in old districts like Liwan, Yuexiu and so on
About blue cabs: Half of the drivers are Guangzhou locals and half of them are from other cities. The cabs are clean, comfortable and distributed all over Guangzhou
About maroon cabs: Most of the drivers are from Guangzhou or Guangdong province. The cabs are mostly distributed in old districts like Liwan, Yuexiu and so on

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