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Taxis in Beijing

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Taxis in Beijing

Hello

Could someone kindly advise if taxis in Beijing accept cash or credit cards (or both)?

thanks very much

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Cash or local prepaid transport card only.

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They really only accept cash, while they are all supposed to be able to accept the transportation cards, its sort of like when you want to use a credit card in a US taxi, the cabbie will say the machine's broken or something's wrong or do whatever possible to get actual cash.

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Cash only and they don'y like you to pay a 12 RMB ride with a 100RMB bill.

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yeah better cash, better not a 100 RMB note

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If you can go to a bank and ask for some small notes. I always get 100 RMB in small notes from my local bank in Changsha. It saves so much hassle. especially when a taxi driver says he has no change. What do you do then?

kind regards

Albon

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Cash. Definately small notes.

Albon - even if a taxi driver says he has no change for RMB 100 tell him to get some. They can quickly pull in to a local shop & exchange some for smaller notes. Not saying they like it ;-P

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Thank you to everyone, saved my husband a lot of worry...

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