China’s transportation system has improved since 1949. Today China has an extensive network of airports, trains, highways, subways, ports, and waterways. Among those, high-speed rail lines, highways, and many new subways have most improved the daily lives of local people. This article will detail you about Kind of Transportation You Can Get in China.
The Chinese rail network has a total length of 124,000 km, of which 22,000 kilometres belong to high-speed railways. These railways cover every spot in China, including remote mountainous areas and seaside.
There are the following international railway routes:
- Beijing-Ulan Bator-Moscow;
- Urumqi-Alma Ata;
- Harbin-Ulan Bator;
- Beijing-Ulan Bator.
The domestic service mainly divides into 5 main categories: high-speed trains, fast trains, tourist trains, express, and normal passenger trains.
- The Grand Canal, at 1,794 km, is the longest canal in the world, serving 17 towns between Beijing and Hangzhou. Moreover, It is connecting five major rivers: Haihe, Huaihe, Huanghe, Qiantang, Yangtze. Construction of new railways and highways has diminished passenger use of China’s rivers.
1. Yangtze Cruise: It passes the grand Three Gorges from Baidi, Fengjie County, Yichang in the east, a total of 193 km.
2. Li River Cruise: The 84 kilometres waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo covers some of the finest scenery around the world. This is the main tourist draw in Guilin
3. Cruise along the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal: Scenery on the way is the unique water villages in south China.
3. Urban Transport
Trolleybus or electric bus systems:
Tickets: CNY 1 or CNY 2
Work Hours: Generally, buses run from 6 a.m. till 11 p.m., but some may run earlier or later.
Rush Hour: 7 a.m. to 9 am; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The larger cities have metro systems in operation, under construction or under planning. This fast underground transit is ideal for big Chinese cities. Thus, China is able to transport large numbers of people over short distances, avoiding traffic jams. The Shanghai Metro system, opened in 1995, is the world’s longest underground system. Tickets can get through employees or through automatic machines.
- That mode of transportation is convenient and not costly. All the vehicles in big cities have a meter, almost systematically used. In cities and in the province ask for the current price of a ride at your hotel.
- However, for long routes, it is very well possible to negotiate an interesting all-inclusive price as far as the practised prices are already known. Taxis are anywhere during the day and at night. You have to hail them or call them over the phone. The drivers don’t cheat, in general.
The following are the major good airlines in China:
- Air China Limited
- Eastern Airlines
- Southern Airlines
- Hainan Airlines
- Shenzhen Airlines
- Shandong Airlines
- Shanghai Airlines
- Sichuan Airlines
- Xiamen Airlines