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Chongqing Taxi

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Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Reliable and Fast Chongqing Taxi

From museums and temples to huge shopping malls and spectacular views of the Yangtze River, there’s no end to the amazing things to see and do in Chongqing. However, this city is extremely large, so getting around can be slow and complicated. So, when it comes to travelling around this sprawling city, there’s no better way to get from point A to point B than a Chongqing taxi. You can easily hail a taxi in the street, walk to a designated taxi rank, call a phone dispatch taxi or book your Chongqing transfers in advance.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
11.50 €
13 €
yellow taxi with checker stripe painted across it and a red sign on the roof

Chongqing Taxi Fares

All Chongqing taxi drivers must have an officially calibrated taximeter fitted in their vehicle, which they will use to calculate your fare. There is a time and distance element that will determine the total cost of your journey using the following tariffs:

Base fare (inc first 3 km): €1.40 (CNY 10)

Price per km: €0.30 (CNY 2)

Price per 5 min waiting: €0.15 (CNY 1)

It’s worth noting that at night (23:00 to 06:00), the price per km increases to €0.35 (CNY 2.30). Chongqing taxi drivers also implement an automatic low-speed fare which is €0.15 (CNY 1) for every km covered at speeds less than 12km/h.

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How to get a Taxi in Chongqing

Taxis in Chongqing are very easy to spot as they are all yellow in colour and have a large ‘TAXI’ sign on the roof. You can easily get a Chongqing taxi by hailing one in the street or by walking to one of the designated taxi ranks. The taxi ranks can be found all over the Central Business District, outside major hotels, shopping malls, tourist attractions, railway and bus stations and the airport. 

If you’re not in the city centre or are travelling during bad weather and don’t want to stand in the street waiting for a taxi to pass, you can call a dispatch taxi company on the 24-hour hotline, +86 239 6096.

Benefits of Booking a Welcome Chongqing Taxi

Although it’s usually extremely easy to get a taxi in Chongqing if you’re in the city centre, during peak travel times, under bad weather conditions or if you’re in the suburbs, it can be a very slow and frustrating process. In these cases, we recommend pre-booking your Chongqing taxi with a trusted company such as Welcome Pickups. We offer all of our customer’s guaranteed on-time pickups, live tracking of your driver, 24/7 customer service and drivers that are fluent in English. Let us take the stress out of your Chongqing transport so you can concentrate on exploring this amazing city in China.

Chongqing Taxi Tips

  1. A Chongqing taxi can carry 4 passengers at a time.
  2. During peak travel times, passengers may share taxis and Chongqing taxi drivers are legally allowed to pick up extra passengers along your route if they have space.
  3. Travelling at night incurs a higher price per km than during the day.
  4. You can call for a dispatch taxi using the 24-hour hotline +86 239 6096.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi in Chongqing

Regrettably, China as a whole isn’t a very wheelchair-accessible-friendly country, and Chongqing is no exception. There’s no dedicated wheelchair-accessible Chongqing taxi service and the regular taxis don’t have equipped vehicles either. If you need a fully wheelchair-accessible taxi in Chongqing, you will need to book through an independent tour company before arriving or renting a large car.

Chongqing Taxi Safety and Complaints

Taking a taxi in Chongqing is usually a safe and pleasant experience. The only thing you may want to look out for is your driver not starting the taximeter or your driver taking a long route than needed. You can always ask them to turn the taximeter on if they forget and track the route on a GPS app. If you do experience any issues, you can make an official complaint by calling the local taxi hotline on +86 0239 6096. Be sure to note your driver’s ID number, the taxi number and any details about your journey before calling. 

Frequently asked questions

How do Chongqing taxis calculate their fares?

Chongqing taxi fares are calculated using a taximeter based on both a distance and time element. The base fare is €1.40 (CNY 10) and the price per km is €0.30 (CNY 2) during the day and €0.35 (CNY 2.30) at night (23:00 to 06:00). If you’d prefer to take a Chongqing taxi with a set-rate fare, you can book your transfers in advance with Welcome Pickups. 

Are taxis in Chongqing reliable?

Yes, on the whole taxis in Chongqing are safe and reliable. However, if you do experience any issues, such as overcharging, a rude driver or feeling unsafe at any time, you can call the complaint taxi hotline on +86 0239 6096.

Can I pay my Chongqing taxi fare by card?

The local taxis in Chongqing don’t accept international debit or credit card payments. You can pay your Chongqing taxi driver in cash, by WeChat, Alipay or Union Pay. If you’re paying in cash, remember to have change handy in the local currency as the local Chongqing taxi drivers can’t usually break large notes. 

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