Over 18,000 taxi cabs in Hong Kong serves more than a million people daily. Taxis are numerous and readily available, and fares are low compared with those in most cities. The three types of taxis in Hong Kong — Urban (red) taxis serve all areas in Hong Kong (except Tung Chung Road and South Lantau); New Territories (green) taxis in the New Territories; and Lantau Island (blue) taxis on Lantau Island operate at even lower rates.

Taxis are in plentiful supply day and night in urban areas and at public transport interchanges and can usually easily be hailed in the street or by a hotel concierge. In rural areas of the New Territories and on Lantau Island taxis are a little more scarce. Many drivers speak some English but it is wise to have your destination written in Chinese characters.

Taxi drivers expect a tip, but just round up the fare to the nearest dollar. Drivers cannot pick up or drop off passengers on restricted streets, which are marked with yellow lines. New Territories taxis will pick up and drop off only in the New Territories. If you have any queries or complaints, note the taxi’s number and call the 24-hour Police Hotline on +852 2527 7177.

Hong Kong Taxi Cab

Taxis Red
red hong kong taxis
Green
green hong kong taxis
Blue
blue hong kong taxis
Operating Areas Urban
  • All areas in Hong Kong (except Tung Chung Road and South Lantau)
New Territories
  • Northeastern New Territories
  • Northwestern New Territories
  • Designated pick-up / drop-off areas in other parts of New Territories
Lantau
  • All areas in Lantau
Basic Charges (HK$)
For the first 2 km
HK$20
HK$16.50
HK$15
Every subsequent 200 metres or part thereof /
Every period of 1 minute waiting time or part thereof
HK$1.50
For meter fare below $72.5

HK$1.00
For meter fare of $72.5 and above
HK$1.30
For meter fare below $55.50

HK$1.00
For meter fare of $55.50 and above
HK$1.30
For meter fare below $132

HK$1.20
For meter fare of $132 and above