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The Best Methods Of Transport In China As You Get Around

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The Best Methods Of Transport In China As You Get Around

China is a massive country to explore and the best transport to get around so that you can see everything is going to depend on the amount of time you have, your budget, and how much you like travelling.

There are lots of useful information on travelling around China, and below are some of the most popular forms of transport that you can use to explore this fascinating country.

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1. Travel By Airplane

The Best Methods Of Transport In China As You Get Around

One of the easiest ways to get around China is air travel, which makes travelling the vast distances of this country a simple task. It takes less time and allows you to see more of the country when using this form of transport. There are many different airlines and tickets are relatively cheap, so it is also an affordable travel solution.

If you want to see as much of the country as you can in a short period, then air travel may be the best travel option for you. You may also find that some tailor made China tours include tickets for air travel.

2. Travel By Train

The Best Methods Of Transport In China As You Get Around


The train network in China is one of the most extensive ones anywhere in the world, so it is also an excellent form of transport to choose while you explore China.

No matter where you want to go and explore in this vast country you will most likely be able to travel there by train. It allows you to take in the landscape as you travel, which is something you usually miss when on an airplane.

There are sleeper carriages available, and it is best to plan your trip and book your tickets in advance, especially if you are considering travelling the country during a national holiday. Exploring China by train is an excellent way to see the country and can be a comfortable form of transport if you choose to travel in the soft sleeper compartments.

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3. Travel By Bus

The Best Methods Of Transport In China As You Get Around

If you have a shoestring budget to work with but time is not a constraint, then choosing the bus is also an excellent option. The bus is one of the cheapest forms of transport, and it is simple to book tickets, with buses travelling through many small towns and villages it is a fabulous way to see some of the countryside.

You also get to immerse yourself in the local culture and travel as the locals do, showing you a different side to the country that you may not get to experience if travelling by train or airplane.

4. Hiring A Car

The Best Methods Of Transport In China As You Get Around

Hiring a car to get around China is not an option for most people unless you have a lot of time to kill. The reason is that you will need to get a Chinese driving license which also requires a residency permit, and the process differs depending on the province.

As well as the difficulty in gaining a valid driving license, some of the road conditions in remote areas are not very good, making the drive an uncomfortable experience.

The Best Methods Of Transport In China As You Get Around

In an ideal scenario, you will have plenty of time to explore China. As there is so much to see and do, there is no way that you can do everything on a short trip. Prioritize the things that you want to see and do and create a bespoke itinerary that suits your budget, as well as the amount of time you have available.

Once you have visited China, you could find yourself returning to see all of the things that you missed the first time around.

Well, have you been to China? And how did you get around the place? Please share your thoughts in the comments below…

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  1. Lyka Chiang says

    I have never been to China, but I must admit it is among the most advanced countries. The number of transportation means in this post just shows how developed the country is.

  2. Jessie says

    China has always been on my bucket list. I will definitely be bookmarking this post as a guide to figuring out transport once I get to finally go!

  3. Michael says

    We always use train when we go out of the country. But since we haven’t visited china yet I appreciate this list. Taking notes

  4. Diana says

    I would love to visit China! These are great tips for figuring out how to get around. I think train and bus would be my go to.

  5. Sarah Bailey says

    This is a great post for anyone who is heading to China, I love that there are so many different ways to get around I hear the trains always on time there as well unlike here.

  6. Kemi says

    I prefer either train or hiring a car and driver to take me round with a local host. Much safer that way.

  7. Jess says

    I have not as of yet been to China but it is definitely on the bucket list. I would probably prefer to fly in China because just seeing the overhead traffic photo made me nervous

  8. Nelly Kungu says

    I have been looking at visiting China as I am living next door in Vietnam, this comes at a good time as I will be traveling alone.

  9. Nicole Anderson says

    Great post! I have never been to China but if I ever make it, (it’s on my bucket list) I’ll have to keep this in mind. From the looks of it, getting anywhere might drive me a little crazy!

  10. Janay says

    This is a very detailed list. My friend is going to China I am recommending this list to them! I know they will probably love to travel by train, I’ll also recommend traveling by air!

  11. Vivienne says

    I’ve been to China a couple of times when I was a very little kid. I don’t really remember all of my experiences there. It does look like an amazing place to visit, though. I know they’ve made a lot of technology advanced enhancements over the years, so it would be interesting to experience it.

  12. Aby armenton says

    This is a very helpful information. Thank you, i have never been to China but i may come back to your post one day when i make plans 🙂

  13. Shubh says

    Yup, China trains are popular in the world. This is good information for tourists. I would prefer to hire a cab.

  14. Kittyslifeblog says

    We have never been to China, but if we plan to this would be soo useful.. I am gonna save this post 😊👍🏼

  15. Elizabeth O says

    now i will plan my next trip there. your guide is really helpful here and you included all the necessary information which is useful for tourists. i hope i would have the best experience in china.

  16. Rosey says

    This is an interesting discussion. If you are traveling it is important to know how you want to get around, and if that’s the best way, before you go!

  17. Elena Toma says

    Usually when I travel to a different country I rent a car but also use the bus as much as possible as that can be also very fun !

  18. Marjie Mare says

    It is always good to find out about methods of transportation before traveling abroad. Thanks for your post.

  19. Sundeep says

    This is very useful and informative guide. I have no plan this year to visit China. But one of my friend planning to visit China in August. I hope this guide help him alot. I am sharing with him

  20. Alexandra Cook says

    China has made some really big infrastructural changes in the past decade. They are really starting to get things sorted out for everyone!

  21. Sigrid Says says

    I have a brother in law in China and we hope to be able to visit him someday. We have to save up some more, as our next target is still Australia. Will bookmark this page for future reference.

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