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Re: taxi prices in Taiwan

Postby Steve4nLanguage » 08 Oct 2015, 14:30

I fractured my ankle last Saturday in a scooter accident and now I need to use a taxi everyday. I was surprised at the fee increase and wanted to update the info above about Taoyuan. Flagfall is now $95 here. How does this compare to Taipei?
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Re: taxi prices in Taiwan

Postby Chris » 08 Oct 2015, 18:22

When I took a taxi ride the other day, the flagfall was NT$70. When I got to my destination, the meter read NT$115, and the driver said there was an additional charge of NT$5. I don't know if this is a flat charge or if it goes up as the distance increases.

No idea how long it will take for the meters to be reprogrammed to reflect the new rates.
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Re: taxi prices in Taiwan

Postby cfimages » 08 Oct 2015, 18:28

Chris wrote:When I took a taxi ride the other day, the flagfall was NT$70. When I got to my destination, the meter read NT$115, and the driver said there was an additional charge of NT$5. I don't know if this is a flat charge or if it goes up as the distance increases.

No idea how long it will take for the meters to be reprogrammed to reflect the new rates.


There was a report on Focus Taiwan news that said if the taxi hadn't reprogrammed it's meter, they weren't allowed to add a surcharge. I don't have the link but if you want to search it out, it was 3-4 weeks ago I think.
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Re: taxi prices in Taiwan

Postby Belgian Pie » 08 Oct 2015, 20:42

According to the new fares, NT$5 per 200m is to be added to the minimum fare of NT$70,
Previously, the rate was NT$5 per 250m on top of the minimum fare.
In addition, the idling charge — for example at red lights — was raised from NT$5 per 100 seconds to NT$5 per 80 seconds.


http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ ... 2003629167

Flagfall was and still is 70NT$!
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Re: taxi prices in Taiwan

Postby Annalisa » 29 Oct 2015, 14:44

... Or you can pre book it and fix the price. Let me know if you need help to do it!
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