Hong Kong Life Guide – Cab driver

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One more great approach to traveling around the taxi le mans neighborhood is by taxi. This city has a larger number of cabs than customary vehicles, so it is never difficult to come by one.

Despite the fact that this is the most costly method of transport over here, it is one of the least demanding and most advantageous approaches to going around.

The passage framework is all meter based, which has an alternate beginning fair characterized by the shade of the taxi. While going on outings through cost passages or extensions (among Kowloon and Hong Kong, Tung Chung and Kowloon, and so on), you want to pay for this, in addition to half of the return cost also. Assuming you put gear toward the back, this will cost you 5HKD per piece. Note, that there are a few passages going among Kowloon and Hong Kong, where the “old” or “focal” passage will cost you 20HKD and the “new” or west passage will cost you 40HKD. Remember this when the cab driver asks you which passage to take.

Additionally know about the way that not all cab drivers communicate in English. So in the event that you would be able, get a piece of paper with the name of the put you need to go to on it in Chinese. On the off chance that you are remaining in a lodging, the attendant ought to have the option to help you. Likewise in all actuality do no fear cab drivers defrauding you. Shockingly enough, cabbies tell the truth in Hong Kong, and are more keen on moving various travelers daily, as to driving a similar traveler around to get the additional mileage.

Kinds of Taxi:

Metropolitan Red Taxi: These cabs serve the Hong Kong and Kowloon regions. They might go the entire way to the Air terminal, Tung Chung and Disneyland, however may not server different areas of Lantau. Their beginning charge as of now (April – 2010) is 18 HKD. These are the most costly taxicabs.

New Regions Green Taxi: The green cabs, the second generally costly, serve just pieces of the New Domains, including Sai Kung, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Fanling, Sheung Shui, Mama On Shan, Tai Po, West of Chime Kau, North of Chuen Lung and North of CUHK, with the exception of Lantau Island, Tseung Kwan O, Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi. They are permitted to serve the taxi remains at Sha Tin Racecourse, Sovereign of Ridges Clinic, Avoid Lee Bequest, Tseung Kwan O Clinic, Hang Hau Station, Tsing Yi Station and Tsuen Wan Station, which are assigned exchange with red cabs. Despite the fact that they serve the Air terminal and Disneyland, they don’t serve Tung Chung and the remainder of Lantau.

Lantau Blue Taxi: The blue cabs run solely on southern Lantau Island, Tung Chung, the Air terminal and Disneyland, so they server an exceptionally restricted region.. The main issue with these cabs, are that there are an extremely restricted measure of blue taxicabs out there. Living myself in Tung Chung, I have seen this issue habitually, particularly while flying once more into Hong Kong, and attempting to snatch a taxi to my loft.

Other than these taxicabs, you additionally have “markdown taxis”. These are taxis you can bring ahead of time, and they will take you starting with one district then onto the next at a proper cost. For instance, an outing from Hong Kong to Tung Chung would cost you 220 HKD, from Kowloon to Tung Chung would be 160 HKD. You can find more data on these rebate taxis in our Living in HK – Transport – Taxi segment.