If you want to hire a car or a car with a driver, you have
only to show identity card, driving license, valid
certificates and to hand over some cash bond, then you
complete the relative procedures for chartering. Rental of
car or van with a driver is available at all major hotels
through the concierge. You can also make arrangements through
the taxi service companies if you are able to speak Chinese.
Bigger or luxurious car
If you have more than three companions, you can phone
Dazhong's call center (96822) to book a bigger taxi, which
can accommodate as many as seven passengers. The fares are
the same as ordinary cabs.
A Blue Union taxi in operation. Santana 3000, like this, is
the most prevalent model for taxis.
If you have more than 10 companions, you need to book a
mini-bus, and you can dial Jinjiang's hotline 96961. But the
supply of mini-buses is limited, so you should make a
reservation as early as you can. The minimum charge is 15
yuan for 3 kilometers, and the other fares are the same as
Bus and coach
If you want to rent a coach, the number 6384-1890 or
5633-8484 of Bashi or 6317-9190 of Dazhong will be useful for
you. The companies can provide a variety of buses with 10 to
50 seats. But buses are charged on a daily basis rather than
metered. Fares range from 500 yuan a day to more than 1,000
yuan a day.
If you are moving house,, you can dial Dazhong's 96811 or
Qiangsheng's 62580000 to book a van. The minimum cost of a
van of 0.6-ton capacity is 18 yuan covering 3 kilometers, and
2.5 yuan for every additional kilometer. The minimum cost of
a van of 0.9-ton capacity is 23 yuan covering 3 kilometers,
and 3 yuan for every additional kilometer.