There are about 30000 taxis in Guangzhou. The various colors of the cars signify different taxi companies. Passengers can stop a taxi by just waving his or her hand.
The basic charge is RMB 10 for the first 2.5 kilometers and, at the destination they pay the charge that is displayed on the taximeter. The price per kilometer beyond the initial 2.5 kilometers is RMB2.2 or RMB2.6 per kilometer depending on whether the route is inside or outside the defined metro service area.
Additionally, by calling and telling operators their location and phone number through the pickup hotline (96122), passengers can be picked up by specially dispatched taxis.