There is not a taxi hotline with English service in Lijiang. Demand for taxi service is high during rainy days, peak hours (6.00am to 9.30am and 6.00pm to midnight), weekend and public holidays. For people who prefer to reserve everything in order ahead of time, this pre-booking service is what you are looking for. Price is inclusive of all charges such as peak hour charges, midnight charges, city area surcharge, toll and parking fees.
The service is delivered by an experienced driver from a national car rental company, and an English speaking travel agent staff for backup support. Your driver will find you in your hotel lobby by eye contact, or spell out your name. The hotel pickup time is 2 hours prior of train departure time. This private transfer service is 24 hours available. Please buy your train ticket first, then book this transfer service. Your departure train code is required upon reservation. Frequently Asked Questions: Q: Is your service better than calling a taxi on site? A: Taxi service is not always available in Lijiang. Sometimes the hotel doormen can not find a taxi for you in time, especially in rush hour, early morning or weekend. Using this transfer service, you will have a better vehicle, better service from a reliable national car rental company, plus 24/7 backup from a local travel agent. Q: Do you pickup from my hotel? A: This pickup price is for hotels in downtown Lijiang only. Downtown Lijiang includes 3 districts of Dayan Old Town, Shuhe Old Town and Baisha Old Town. Other districts are named as Outskirts Lijiang. Hotels in Outskirts Lijiang will cost additional charge. Please check if your hotel is located in downtown Lijiang before you make a booking. If your hotel is in outskirts Lijiang, the additional cost will be advised by the local travel agent. - Plan A: If the local travel agent has receiving your reply of approval of this additional cost in time, booking will be confirmed. - Plan B: Booking will be cancelled automatically and refund will be arranged for not receiving your approval in 24 hours. Q: What should I do if I can not find my driver? A: Telephone the local travel agent. The staff will ask you to pass the phone to a Chinese standing beside you, find out your exact location. Then please wait here. Your driver will come to you. Do not move! Q: Will the driver telephone me before pickup? A: No. Your driver does not speaking in English. The local travel agent will be your backup. Q: Will the driver help me to check in at the railway station? A: No. Your driver will drop you off outside the departure hall of the station. Usually it is the non-parking area. Q: What is the luggage allowance? A: Each passenger (aside from infant) can check in with a maximum of 1 piece of luggage, total dimension not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch), wheels, handles and side pockets included. Each bag should not weigh over 20kg (44 lbs). Excessive and over-sized bag as subject to the availability of the storage space of the vehicle, may incurring surcharge.