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Surcharge for luggage in taxi from airport to hotel?

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Surcharge for luggage in taxi from airport to hotel?

I've read repeatedly that tipping is not expected when using a taxi in Shanghai. I'm wondering, however, if the taxi driver adds a surcharge or fee for each piece of luggage that has to be stored in the vehicle's trunk. It's common practice to do so in many of the counties we have visited. If there is a fee, how much is it or how is it computed? Thank you.

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1. Re: Surcharge for luggage in taxi from airport to hotel?

Simple answer is no

Cheers Carole

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2. Re: Surcharge for luggage in taxi from airport to hotel?

I don't know how much you've read so just want to give you some advice if you have not read this before. Do not go with the "taxis" that are offered by men and women in the arrival hall. They will overcharge you and are not licensed.

Just follow the signs for the taxi stand (it will be in English too) and line up for the registered taxi. Most licensed taxi drivers in Shanghai are honest and if you have any doubt about the price just keep the receipt and you can make a complaint with the taxi company, if the complaint is valid you will be refunded.

In the back of the taxi is also a phone number that you (or the driver) can call for help in English in case you have communication problems with the driver.

There is no extra charge for anything, what the meter shows is what you pay. The cost of a taxi is higher at night but this will show on the meter too.

Have a good time in Shanghai!

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3. Re: Surcharge for luggage in taxi from airport to hotel?

The charge for luggage in the trunk applies in Hong Kong, but not in Shanghai.

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