There are about 45000 legitimate cabs in Shanghai, most of which are Volkswagen Satanas. There are more than 100 taxi companies and I will only recommend 3 companies here, which are Dazhong, Qiangsheng and Jingjiang. Dazhong is the largest one, with very professional drivers and good quality cars. Qiangsheng is also professional. Jingjiang’s service is average but the their drivers are more familiar with the roads.
In the daytime price = starting fare 14 (first 3 kilometers) plus 2.4 for every succeeding km within 10 km and 3.6 for every succeeding km after 10 km.
In the Night (from daily 23:00 to the next 05:00 ) price = starting fare 18 plus 3.1 for every succeeding km within 10 km and 4.7 for every succeeding km after 10 km .
Waiting in a traffic jam or for the lights to turn green, it is charged as 1 kilometer per 5 minutes.