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Tainan City English Tourism Taxi Service

Taxi Service

In Tainan, you'll see taxies queuing at the main transportation spots such as train stations and the high-speed rail station, and the entrances of department stores and hotels. When the light on the cab's roof is lit up, it shows that the cab is ready to take new passengers. In the downtown area, you can hail a taxi on the curb as long as you see an available one by raising your hand. The taxi will pull over and let you get in.

You can also arrange a taxi service at the location you specify by making a domestic call to a Taiwanese taxi company. Not all of the taxi companies in Taiwan are able to communicate with their customers in English, most of Taiwanese taxi drivers are not able to speak in fluent English either. An alternative is to ask your hotel or Taiwanese friends to write down the address you are going to in Chinese for you and show it to the taxi driver. In most circumstances you can simply count on your Taiwanese drivers to take you to the destinations. Having a map in both Chinese and English by hand is helpful too.

4 things to tell a licensed taxi

  1. Bright yellow cars.
  2. Taxi driver's license is shown on the front and rear seats.
  3. Fares are determined by the meter.
  4. Red vehicle identification number are shown on the white car license plates.
Tainan City English Tourism Taxi Service

Charges

Fares are determined by the meter. NT$ 85 for the first 1.5 km and NT$ 5 for every 250 m afterward.
Most taxies only accept cash payment but some taxi companies accept credit cards.

  1. 20% surcharge for services during 11pm - 6am.
  2. NT$ 10 for using the trunk to place luggages.
  3. NT$ 50 per ride during the Lunar New Year.

Accredited English-speaking Taxi Drivers

The drivers of the following lists have completed the English training program hosted by the Tainan City Government. They are equipped with conversational English abilities. If you need an English-speaking taxi driver, please contact one of them directly.

  • 2020 Tainan City Goverment Transportation Bureau(.pdf)
  • 2019 Tainan City Goverment Transportation Bureau(.pdf)
  • 2018 Tainan City Goverment Transportation Bureau(.pdf)
  • 2017 Tainan City Goverment Transportation Bureau(.pdf)
  • 2016 Tainan City Goverment Tourism Bureau(.pdf)
  • If you have further requests, could also contact with the following taxi companies or Tainan Rental Car Association to arrange the suitable drivers for you.

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      Metro Taxi +886-2-4499178

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      Daisuki Taxi +886-6-3000000

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      55688 Taxi +886-6-2450496

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      Cheng Kung Taxi +886-926-368-859

    Tainan Rental Car Association

    Questions & Feedbacks

    • If you encounter overcharging or law-breaking conducts, you are encouraged to write down the vehicle identification number on the license plate and make a complaint with the Tainan City Government Transportation Bureau via phone line: +886-6-2953221

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