As economy develops, the number of taxi in Suzhou is growing day by day. Generally, they consist of Santana and Passat and serve consumers day and night. Suzhou Taxi adopts dual charge systems which additionally charge 50% of empty-car fare after mileage exceeding 5 km.
Minimum taxi charge for both Santana and Passat is 10 CNY, while the fare is a respective 1.8 CNY and 2.0 CNY per km after exceeding 3 km.
As in most other Chinese cities, are a safe and easy method of travel. If possible try to have your destination written in Chinese on a piece of paper as this will greatly simplify your journey. Always walk past the touts near stations and tourist attractions and get a taxi from the queue. You may get some great mini-lessons in Chinese language from Suzhou's taxi drivers.