Xiamen Taxi - The Best Way to Travel
Rated as the most “romantic measure city” in China, Xiamen is the perfect mix of traditional culture and cosmopolitan living. From the beautiful beaches on Gulangyu Island to the breathtaking temples in Xiamen Old Town, there’s so much to explore. To make sure you see it all, we recommend taking a fast and reliable Xiamen taxi for all your transfer needs. There are over 5,000 different taxis available throughout both the city centre and rural areas, so getting a taxi in Xiamen couldn’t be easier. You can call a local dispatch company, walk to a taxi rank, hail one in the street or book your Xiamen taxi in advance.
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Cost of a Xiamen Taxi
All taxis in Xiamen must use a taximeter to calculate the cost of your journey around the city. They use both a distance-based element and a time element to calculate the cost of your fare as follows;
Base fare (inc first 3km): €1.45 (CNY 10)
Price per km: €0.30 (CNY 2)
It’s important to note that 20% of your total fare will be added to your bill if you travel between the hours of 23:00 to 05:00. All toll and bridge-tunnel costs incurred will also be paid by the passenger. If your taxi driver is left waiting for over 5 minutes, they will start the timer aspect of the taximeter to charge you per minute.
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How to get a Taxi in Xiamen
Xiamen taxis are easily spotted as they are usually white and orange in colour and have a ‘TAXI’ sign on top. There are around 5,000 taxis in Xiamen that are easily available in both the city centre and most rural areas around the city. This makes hailing a taxi in Xiamen extremely easy. However, if you’re finding it difficult to hail a taxi in the street, you can walk to one of the many taxi ranks found at the bus and train stations, the airport, shopping malls and tourist attractions.
If you’re travelling during bad weather or late at night, you can always call a phone dispatch Xiamen taxi on +86 0592 532 0000.
Benefits of Booking your Xiamen Taxi with Welcome Pickups
Although taxis are available all day in Xiamen, trying to get a taxi late at night, during the holidays or during bad weather can be difficult and time-consuming. For that reason, we highly recommend booking your Xiamen taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer guaranteed on-time pickups, 24/7 customer service, English-speaking drivers and personalised transfers, all at competitive set-rate prices. Let Welcome take the stress out of your Xiamen taxi needs, so you can concentrate on enjoying every second of your vacation in this magical city.
Xiamen Taxi Tips
- Ensure your driver resets and turns on their taximeter before beginning your journey.
- Lots of Xiamen taxi drivers know locations outside of the city centre based on famous landmarks, let them know if your destination is close to one.
- All taxis in Xiamen are smoke-free, this is both for the driver and passengers.
- Travelling at night will be 20% more expensive than during the day.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxi in Xiamen
Unfortunately, Xiamen taxis aren’t wheelchair accessible. You can bring a folded wheelchair and store it in the trunk for free, but no standard Xiamen taxi is equipped with ramps or hydraulic lifts for wheelchair users. If you need this kind of vehicle, you will need to contact a specialist company or have your hotel make these arrangements for you before you arrive in the city.
Xiamen Taxi Safety and Complaints
Taking a taxi in Xiamen is usually a very safe and pleasant experience, as they are very well regulated. However, if you do experience any issues doing your ride, such as a rude driver, overcharging or refusal to provide a receipt for your fare, you can make a complaint by calling one of the official complaint lines on +86 0592 561 5610.