Getting Around-China Public Transportation For Travel Around China & Living In China

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While you’re in China, you’ll be on the move all the time. Whether you are just going to class or the mall, taking a weekend trip to another city, or traveling to other countries in Asia, you’ll need transportation. China has a very good public transport system, with an extensive network of buses, planes and trains, which simplify traveling.


With the huge growth in low-cost airlines over the last three years, it is now easier than ever to travel China and throughout most of Asia. Some fares on the main low-cost airlines will be as little as 108 rmb for a one-way trip (plus taxes and charges).


Train service around China is improving rapidly. The train is an efficient and comfortable way to travel in China, especially if you are going to or from all the major cities in China. You can use apps like Nihao and Ctrip to check the availability of trains and the cost involved.


As a student, buses will be the most popular form of transport if you want to travel locally. Most cities and towns have some form of bus service – the larger the city, the more extensive the service. It ranges from 1-3 Yuan to travel in your cities. You can download this app to check the next bus available.

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