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At present, there are over 33,000 taxis serving in the city of Guangzhou. They are Jetta, Volkswagen, Santana, Red-flag, Sonata, Buick, Golden cup or Citroen and come in various colors such as yellow, blue, maroon and gold. Usually, taxis of different colors are managed by different companies. Reputable taxis in Guangzhou are the yellow taxis of the Baiyun Group, the blue cabs of the Guangjun Group and the maroon taxis of the Guangzhou Transportation Group.

There are usually many taxis waiting at the exit of the airport, railway stations, bus stations and stops, hotels, scenic spots and taxi stands. However, it is also possible to hail an empty taxi wherever it is permitted to park a car during the off-peak periods.

Taxi Fare
The current taxi fare in Guangzhou is CNY10 for the first 2.5 km (1.55 miles), CNY2.6 per km between 2.5 and 35 km, CNY 3.5 per kilometer after 35 km; the charge is CNY26 per hour when stopping in a traffic jam or at traffic lights or whenever the speed is less than 10 km per hour. The taxi fare can be paid with the Yangchengtong Card, and remember to request the invoice after you paid.

Here are the taxi fares according to distances:

Distance (km) 2.5 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 15
Fare (CNY) 10 12 14 17 20 22 25 27 30 43

Hereunder, for your reference, are lists of the taxi fares between the transportation terminals in Guangzhou:
Guangzhou Baiyun International AirportGuangzhou Railway Station: CNY100
Baiyun International Airport – East Railway Station: CNY 110
Baiyun International Airport – South Railway Station: CNY 180
Baiyun International Airport – North Railway Station: CNY 60 
Guangzhou Railway Station – East Railway Station: CNY 30
Baiyun International Airport - Jiaokou Bus Staion: CNY 100
Baiyun International Airport - Tianhe Bus Staion: CNY 102
Baiyun International Airport - Haizhu Bus Staion: CNY 140 
Baiyun International Airport - Phoenix City Hotel: CNY 170
Baiyun International Airport - Royal Mediterranean Hotel: CNY 120
Baiyun International Airport - Garden Hotel: CNY 93

Please note that most taxis in Guangzhou are only metered in urban areas. So when taking a taxi to or from the suburban areas, you will have to bargain with the driver before the trip begins. Remember to ask for, and keep safe, the receipt when you get off the taxi. Since there is the identification number of the taxi on the receipt it is possible that you can recover any property you leave behind.

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  • Hi, I need a MPV as there are 2 passengers with 2 luggages and 2 bicycles. Are there any ways I can book in advance a MPV Taxi (if there are any) from Guangzhou Airport to Guangzhou South Railway Station?

    Asked By Mindy (Singapore) | Apr. 09, 2019 23:31
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  • Asked By Linda Lam (USA) | Mar. 09, 2019 21:21
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  • Please advise the best way to transfer from Guangzhou South Station to The Westin Pazhou. It looks like it might be faster if I were to grab a taxi from Guangzhou south station to The Westin Pazhou. Thanks in advance.

    Asked By Chris (USA) | Jan. 16, 2019 18:19
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  • Hello. Does anyone know the approximate taxi cost from Crowne Plaza Foshan to Baiyun international airport Guangzhou? I caught a tiaxi from Baiyun international airport to Tianhe District in the evening and it cost me 250CYN! There was a lot of traffic and also a toll booth. Foshan is further away so I am sceptical about the price in CYN.

    Asked By Rebecca (Australia) | Jan. 01, 2019 08:52
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  • Hi there, can i know what would the taxi fare be for 5 adults with 4 or 5 luggage from Guangzhou South Railway Station to my apartment in Beijing Rd? Understand normally taxi fit only 4 pax, is there any sorts of taxi that takes more than 4? If yes, can it be found at the railway station? Thanks

    Asked By Mardiana (Singapore) | Dec. 29, 2018 01:47
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