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Taxi in Yangon

Unbeatable Yangon Taxi Cost


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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Top Rated Yangon Taxi

Yangon is the busiest city in Myanmar and its proud capital. Its famous skyline is an eclectic mix of colonial British architecture, impressive Buddhist pagodas and towering modern skyscrapers. Be sure to visit the pagoda complex Shwedagon Paya, and the amazing Buddhist relics in the Botataung and Sule pagodas. To make sure you can easily get around to see everything this city has to offer, you can take a quick and reliable Yangon taxi. You can hail a taxi in Yangon off the street, walk to a taxi rank, book your ride in advance or call one of the available 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)
0.80 €
0.80 €
1 €
1 €
10 MIN

What does a Yangon Taxi Cost?

A Yangon taxi cost isn’t calculated using a taximeter, instead, your driver will give you a fixed rate fare based on where you’re travelling in the city. The average cost for a Yangon taxi journey around the city centre is  €0.70 to €1 (MMK 1, 500-2,000), but this will increase if you leave the central ring. You can also negotiate the cost of your taxi in Yangon with your driver if you’re feeling up to it.

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How to get a Taxi in Yangon

If you’re downtown, the easiest way to get a taxi in Yangon is to hail one in the street. Simply stick out your hand when you see an empty car and they will stop a few feet in front of you. You may also find taxi ranks at major hotels, shopping malls, bus and train stations, the airport and the top tourist spots. 

If you’re travelling late at night or outside of the main city ring, you can call a Yangon taxi phone dispatch company for a pickup or book your ride in advance. Some of the more popular local phone dispatch Yangon taxi companies are;

YGN Taxi Service: +95 979 439 5644

Loyar Myanmar: +95 1 230 5213

Myanmar Yellow Cab: +95 944 141 1775

Benefits of booking your Yangon taxi with Welcome

Taking one of the local Yangon taxis can be a little complicated due to potential miscommunication or rate discrepancies. If you don’t want to negotiate your Yangon taxi cost or run the risk of ending up in the wrong place because of a language barrier, you can book in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer guaranteed on-time pickups, competitive fixed-rate fares, English-speaking drivers and 24/7 customer support.

Yangon taxi tips

  1. You can negotiate your Yangon taxi cost with your driver before getting in the car.
  2. There are lots of toll roads in and around Yangon, these will be added to your fare.
  3. If your driver is giving you an expensive rate and won’t budge, you can always hail another taxi.
  4. Taxis in Yangon can take up to 4 passengers for one set fare.

Wheelchair-accessible taxi in Yangon

Although changes are being made, Yangon isn’t the most wheelchair-friendly city, which is also reflected in its transportation. The local Yangon taxis aren’t wheelchair-accessible and don’t come fitted with hydraulic lifts or ramps. If you’re looking for a fully wheelchair-accessible vehicle, you will need to book with a specialist provider before you land in Yangon. 

Yangon taxi safety and complaints

As there are so many different Yangon taxi companies operating throughout the city, they aren’t always well-regulated. On the whole, taking a local taxi in Yangon is safe and comfortable, but if you do experience any issues such as overcharging or an unprofessional driver, you can report it to the tourist police by calling +95 1 379 991. Be sure to have the taxi number and your driver’s name or ID number written down before calling.

Frequently asked questions

How can I calculate my Yangon taxi cost?

Your Yangon taxi cost will be decided by your driver. Trips around the city usually cost €0.70 to €1 (MMK 1, 500-2,000), but will be more if you’re planning to leave the city centre. If you’d prefer a fixed-rate fare you can count on for your Yangon taxi ride, we suggest booking in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Do I need to tip my Yangon taxi driver?

Tipping your Yangon taxi driver for individual rides around the city isn’t needed. However, if you book your taxi in Yangon for the whole day, adding 10% to your fare is customary.

How do I call a taxi in Yangon?

You can easily call one of the many phone dispatch Yangon taxi companies 24/7. Some of the more popular companies are; YGN Taxi Service (+95 979 439 5644), Loyar Myanmar (+95 1 230 5213), and Myanmar Yellow Cab (+95 944 141 1775).

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