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Guangzhou Taxi

Guangzhou Taxi General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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Taxis in Guangzhou

Guangzhou is the third-largest city in the province of Guangdong, China and is located northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. It is known for its avant-garde architecture with its Zaha Hadid Guangzhou Opera House, carved box-shaped Guangdong Museum, and the iconic Canton TV Tower skyscraper. As Guangzhou is such a big city, the best way to get around quickly and comfortably is by taking a Guangzhou taxi.


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)
17 €
17 €
30 MIN
12 €
12 €
30 MIN
4 €
4 €
10 MIN
taxis lined up half with blue top and roof sign, silver bottom

Guangzhou Taxi Prices

Taxis in Guangzhou calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. However, it is good to know that only one tariff is applicable, as there is no price difference for day, night or weekend trips.

The taxi fares are as follows:

Base fee (includes the initial 2 km): €0.42 (CNY 10)
Price Per Kilometre: €0.37 (CNY 2.60)
Waiting time per hour: €5.11 (CNY 36)

Nonetheless, if you prefer to travel with a trusted company at a set rate and with a local English-speaking driver, you can always pre-book your Guangzhou private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

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How to get a taxi in Guangzhou

Over 80 taxicab companies operate in and around Guangzhou, all have their own colour and are available 24/7. As there are many taxis around the city, they are easy to come by. You can get one by hailing a cab straight off the streets, heading to any popular tourist hub or hotel where you can find official taxi ranks, or booking a taxi service in Guangzhou through a company’s website or via telephone:

Baiyun Taxi Group: +86 20 8769 3477
Guangjun Taxi Group: 83 60 0000

The Benefits of Booking a Guangzhou Transfer in Advance

Visiting a new city is exciting but stressful when you don’t know how to get around Guangzhou’s public transportation system or if you don’t want to waste time looking for a taxi or taxi rank. Pre-booking a private transfer with Welcome Pickups is undoubtedly the best way to travel around town.

Welcome Pickups ensures safe and on-time pickups, stellar customer service, a fast and easy booking process, personalised transfers, and friendly local English-speaking drivers handpicked and trained by us.

Guangzhou Taxi Tips

  1. Always use an official taxi - you can see this by the taxi company logo on the side of the vehicle.
  2. Ensure your Guangzhou cab driver has turned on and reset their taximeter before starting your journey.
  3. To avoid any overcharges, try and get a price estimate of your journey beforehand.
  4. Tipping your taxi driver in Guangzhou is not a must, but most travellers round up their end fare to the nearest yuan.

Guangzhou Wheelchair Accessible Taxis and Transfers

Most regular taxi services in Guangzhou cannot accommodate wheelchairs; you need to pre-book with a wheelchair-accessible cab company. The best company for this is Brightway Taxis who can be reached online or via phone on 6487 8878.

Guangzhou Taxi Safety and Complaints

Taxis in Guangzhou tend to have mixed reviews as the service highly depends on the company and the specific driver you come across. If you encounter a bad experience during your Guangzhou taxi ride, you may wish to file a complaint directly with the taxi company you travelled with, whilst you can also call 96900 or 12345.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the cost of a taxi in Guangzhou?

Taxis in Guangzhou calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. The 30-minute taxi ride from Guangzhou airport to the city centre costs around €17 (CNY 120).

If you want to travel at a fixed competitive price, then it is recommended to pre-book a private shuttle.

Are Guangzhou taxis safe?

As the level of service highly depends on the individual Guangzhou taxi driver you come across, it is best to travel with a trusted transfer company, such as Welcome Pickups, at a fixed price with no hidden fees to avoid any surprises! By booking with Welcome, a handpicked and trained professional local driver is guaranteed to make your ride safe and memorable for all the right reasons.

How do I call a taxi in Guangzhou?

Many taxi companies roam the streets of Guangzhou, making them easy to come by. You can simply hail a taxi off the streets, head to an official taxi rank around major tourist hubs and hotels, or directly call one of the taxi companies.

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