Public Transportation

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What kind of buses can I take?TOP

In most cities of China, you can take public city buses and long-distance buses, which are cheap transportations and suitable for traveling within city or short distance. Generally, the normal public city bus charges CNY 1 for one ticket, and might be crowded at rush hour; the air-conditioned public bus charges CNY 2 and is not very packed. Nearly all public city buses adopt self-service ticketing and don’t offer change, so before getting on the buses, you have to prepare some CNY 1 notes. As for long-distance buses (coaches), CNY 6 or more is charged for one ticket. You can take this kind of bus to visit the places of interest beyond the city.

Is there any subway in China?TOP

Yes. At present, subways can be found in many cities in China, such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hong Kong, Taipei and Kaohsiung. Apart from the above cities, there are also many other cities like Wuhan, Chengdu, Wuxi, Shenyang, Xi’an, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Harbin, Changchun, Foshan and Kunming with subways under construction.

Can I rent a car in China?TOP

Yes. When those foreigners who have driving licenses in their home countries get a Chinese driving license through filling in Chinese Driving License Application Forms in district or county level vehicle administration offices and passing the examination on traffic regulations and road test because the international driving licenses are invalid in China, they can rent a car in the car rental companies. If the foreigner has three-year experience in driving, the above road test can be exempted.

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