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Taxi

Taxi

With the exception of some very remote areas, taxis are plentiful throughout Hong Kong. They can usually be hailed on the street (except in restricted areas) or summoned by phone. All are metered, relatively cheap, air-conditioned and clean.

Tips for having a hassle free taxi trip

  • Taxis are usually easily hailed along the street, although they can’t pick up or drop off passengers in certain restricted zones. It’s often a good choice to opt for either a taxi queue at a hotel or a taxi stand.
  • Drivers are required to use the taximeter and passengers are required to pay the exact fare as recorded by the taximeter
  • Always ask for a machine-printed receipt. If the machine is not functioning, the taxi driver is obliged to provide a hand-written receipt.
  • All taxis are regulated and taxi drivers are required to display their taxi driver identity cards on their dashboards.
  • Passengers are required by law to wear a seat belt when one is available.
  • Taxi fare information will be listed on the inside of the taxi.
  • If you can't read the price, the taxi number, or the fine print on the receipt, ask for a hand-written version.
  • If you encounter any problems while using a Hong Kong taxi, such as suspected overcharging, take down the taxi driver's name and licence plate number as shown on the taxi driver identity card on the dashboard. Then contact one of the numbers below to lodge your complaint.

See a comprehensive list of tips for having a hassle-free taxi trip in Hong Kong here or visit the Transport Department website.

Useful numbers

Transport Complaints Unit Hotline +852 2889 9999
Transport Department Customer Enquiries Hotline +852 2804 2600
Road Co-op Lost & Found 24 Hours Free Hotline for Lost Property on Taxis Hotline +852 1872 920

 

Types of taxis

Taxis in Hong Kong are categorised by three colours, each indicating a geographical area. All taxis can travel to and from Hong Kong International Airport as well as Hong Kong Disneyland.

Red taxis
Red taxis operate throughout most of Hong Kong, except for Tung Chung Road on Lantau Island and on the entire south side of Lantau Island.

Fare table

First 2 kilometres (or any part thereof) HK$22.00
Every subsequent 200 metres (or any part thereof) and every period of 1 minute waiting time (or any part thereof)
For fare meters below HK$78.00
For fare meters of HK$78.00 and above


HK$1.60
HK$1.00
If you require phone numbers to order a red taxi, please click here.

Green taxis
Green taxis only service the New Territories.

Fare table

First 2 kilometres (or any part thereof) HK$18.50
Every subsequent 200 metres (or any part thereof) and every period of 1 minute waiting time (or any part thereof)
For fare meters below HK$60.50
For fare meters of HK$60.50 and above


HK$1.40
HK$1.00
If you require phone numbers to order a green taxi, please click here.

Blue taxis
Blue taxis only operate on Lantau Island.

Fare table

First 2 kilometres (or any part thereof) HK$17
Every subsequent 200 metres (or any part thereof) and every period of 1 minute waiting time (or any part thereof)
For fare meters below HK$143.00
For fare meters of HK$143.00 and above


HK$1.40
HK$1.20
If you require phone numbers to order a blue taxi, please click here..

For other additional charges, visit Hong Kong’s Transport Department website.

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