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Net Safety Score
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20 minute gap between transfers
Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.
Regular Car Sanitisation
Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol
When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.
Sanitiser in every car
We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride
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
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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
- You can negotiate your Yangon taxi cost with your driver before getting in the car.
- There are lots of toll roads in and around Yangon, these will be added to your fare.
- If your driver is giving you an expensive rate and won’t budge, you can always hail another taxi.
- 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.