Apps for hailing a taxi in Taiwan

Taiwan has made plans to be a bilingual nation by 2020 but few of the taxi apps supports English as of yet. Uber may disappear in Taiwan again. This article gives you an idea of taxi apps in Taiwan.

Living since a long time in Taipei I know how to make use of its great MRT subway system, but I often need to rely on taxis to get from the A to B due to time constraints or areas which aren’t well covered or remote. Its possible to hail taxis on the street in most parts of Taiwan but you may want to consider using one of the following apps or options to get a save and reliable ride.

Taiwan Taxi (台灣大車隊) — 55688

The yellow sea of taxis in front of every high speed rail station in Taiwan

The drawbacks of this app are that it only comes in Chinese and needs a lot device permissions which include: Identity, Contacts, Location, Phone (including call log), Access to files, Camera (probably for scanning QR codes), Microphone (makes no sense I think), Wi-Fi connection information, Device ID & call information. However its easy to use and I never had any issues with it.

Click here to download the app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store

FindTaxi by SleepNova

A few screens of FindTaxi

Download this app for Google here, for Apple iOS here.

JKOS — 街口支付

JKOS interface, calling a taxi and displaying the ride history

You can find JKOS here for Google or Apple devices.

Another option — FamilyMart and 7–11

How do you master your taxi trips in Taiwan? Let me know your comments!

Managing the APAC region at registrar Gandi.net from Taipei, Taiwan