Shenzhen Airport Informational Guide to Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX) - Non Official

Shenzhen Airport Taxi

The taxi ride to downtown Shenzhen takes about 30 minutes depending on traffic. 

Taxi is the most convenient mean of transport to get to Shenzhen city centre especially on peak hours when public transport can be really crowded. Under these circumstances taking a taxi turns to be a wise option.

Friendly Tip

Make sure to have your destination written down in Chinese since many drivers don’t speak English nor understand it unlike Hong Kong.

types of taxi

In Shenzhen you can find four types of taxi: Red, yellow (which runs in both urban and suburb areas), green, operating just in Bao’an and Longgang districts, and blue cabs, which are electric, covering the same area as red cabs.


Find taxis 24 hours a day on the east side of the second level of the Ground Transportation Centre.

taxi companies

You can book your taxi through the following hotline: 96880

Service hours: 24 hours. 


One-way trip to Shenzhen city centre is around RMB 100. 

Fares to other popular destinations:

-To Shenzhen Railway Station: RMB 110-120
-To North Railway Station: RMB 80-100
-To Shekou Port: RMB 80-90
-To Window of the World: RMB 60-80 

There is a permanent surcharge of RMB 3 for trips from Shenzhen Airport. 

Night fare is applied between 11:00 pm and 06:00 am.


Be aware of possible scams regarding taxi drivers in Shenzhen.

Do not trust drivers who approach you in the Arrivals Hall asking for a ride to the city centre. They are illegal operating taxis and are way more expensive than licensed taxis.

We ought passengers to ride legal licensed taxis to stay safe.


DiDi is available at Shenzhen Airport. Fares to downtown Shenzhen are CNY 135 (DiDi Express) and CNY 239 (DiDi Premier).



Transfer to your destination safe and sound, book a transfer at Shenzhen Airport.

Shenzhen Tong Card

Shenzhen Tong Card is useful to ride on buses, metro and also some taxis. 

Using this electronic card will give you a special discount in all trips and also you will be able to avoid queues and hordes of people. 

Tong Card is sold at the booths of any metro or bus station, post office, Shenzhen Tong Customer Service Centre and also at some convenience stores. 

This card cost is 100 Yuan (including a deposit and the amount destined to pay the transport tickets). 

Be sure to keep the receipt along with you. In case of loss or theft, you can use it to cancel or retrieve the balance, except the deposit.