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Kunming Taxi

Unbeatable Kunming Taxi Prices


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Top-Rated Kunming Taxi Service

Kunming is the ultra-modern capital city of China’s Yunnan province. Known for its glamorous downtown area, vibrant nightlife and beautiful cultural sites, such as the Green Lake and Yuantong Buddhist temple, there’s no end to the attractions in Kunming. The easiest and most comfortable way to get around this bustling city is to take a Kunming taxi. You can easily step out to the street and hail a taxi in Kunming, walk to one of the designated taxi stands, book your ride in advance or call one of the phone dispatch companies. 


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)

Cost of a Taxi in Kunming

Compared to many other large cities, taking a taxi in Kunming is very affordable. The local Kunming taxi drivers will use an officially calibrated taximeter to calculate your fare. There will be a time and distance element taken into account, along with the time of day that you’re travelling. The fares are calculated as follows:

Day Tariff (06:00 to 22:00) –

Base price inc 3km: €1.16 (CNY 8)

Price per km up to 10km: €0.26 (CNY 1.8)

Price per km after 10km: €0.40 (CNY 2.7)


Night Tariff (22:00 to 06:00) –

Base price inc 3km: €1.40 (CNY 9.6)

Price per km up to 10km: €0.30 (CNY 2.1)

Price per km after 10km: €0.45 (CNY 3.1)

There are also automatic fees for things such as the government set fuel fee (€0.15 (CNY 1) per ride), and for keeping your driver waiting (€0.13 (CNY 0.9) per 2.5 minutes). 

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How to get a Taxi in Kunming

The quickest and easiest way to get a taxi in Kunming is to hail one in the street. There are thousands of taxis operating in the downtown area of Kunming, so there’s usually an empty taxi passing by at any given moment. There are also a few Kunming taxi stands located along the main avenue, at the airport, train and bus stations, and popular tourist spots.

If you’d prefer the convenience of a door-to-door service, you can choose to book your Kunming taxi in advance, or call one of the phone dispatch companies available: 

Kunming Yinhe Taxi: +86 0871 511 2526
Kunming Wuhuaxin Taxi: +86 0871 353 4388
Kunming Wantong Taxi:
+86 0871 533 2548
Kunming Zhenhuan Taxi:
+86 0871 317 5944

Benefits of Booking your Kunming Taxi with Welcome

If you’d like to avoid any miscommunication issues or the risk of being overcharged, we recommend booking your Kunming taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. Our drivers speak fluent English, offer 24/7 customer support and drive modern, comfortable vehicles. At Welcome, convenience is our priority, that’s why we also provide guaranteed on-time pickups, personalised transfers and competitive set-rate fares. 

Kunming Taxi Tips

  1. To avoid miscommunication, show your driver your destination in Chinese as most drivers don’t speak English.
  2. Kunming Taxi drivers don’t accept card payments.
  3. Each taxi has an image of an animal inside, this represents the company the taxi is owned by.
  4. Travelling at night (22:00 to 06:00) is more expensive than during the day.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi in Kunming

The standard taxis available in Kunming are not wheelchair accessible. You will be able to bring a wheelchair and fold it into the trunk for free, but there are no ramps or hydraulic lifts available. If you’re looking for a fully wheelchair-accessible Kunming taxi, you will need to book in advance with a specialist provider. 

Kunming Taxi Safety and Complaints

Taking a taxi in Kunming is usually safe and reliable. However, if you do experience any problems during your journey, such as a rude driver or being overcharged, you can call the Kunming Tianshun Taxi Company on +86 0871 331 2533 to report your issue. Try to get a receipt from your driver before exiting the cab if you wish to make a price complaint. 

Frequently asked questions

How do I call a Kunming taxi?

There are four official Kunming taxi companies that you can call for a door-to-door service; Kunming Yinhe Taxi Company (+86 0871 511 2526), Kunming Wuhuaxin Taxi Company (+86 0871 353 4388), Kunming Wantong Taxi Company (+86 0871 533 2548) and the Kunming Zhenhuan Taxi Company (+86 0871 317 5944). Just note that there may be extra charges associated with using a phone dispatch taxi in Kunming. 

Are Kunming taxis expensive?

No, compared to many other major cities, taxis in Kunming are fairly affordable, especially when taking short trips around the downtown area. There will be a base fare of €1.16 (CNY 8) during the day and €1.40 (CNY 9.6) at night (22:00 to 06:00), which includes the first 3 km of travel. Then, there’s a price per km of €0.26 (CNY 1.8) during the day and €0.30 (CNY 2.1) for travelling at night. 

Do I need to tip my Kunming taxi driver?

Kunming taxi drivers won’t expect a tip for their service. However, if you think your driver went above and beyond, you can round up your fare or add a few extra Chinese Yuan to the final price. 

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