Travel to China

Traveling to China is easy and convenient. Currently, China has more than 120 ports of entry and exit, offering you a wide choice of travel options. You can get to China by air, rail, road and sea.

By Air
1) From Australia:
At present, there are flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau from these Australian cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Cheap flights from Australia to China generally go via Hong Kong and one of the South-East Asian capitals, such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok or Manila. If a long stopover between connections is necessary, transit accommodation is sometimes included in the price of the ticket. Hong Kong is a convenient transit point for southern China, but too far south if you just want to get to Beijing, Shanghai or the north of the country.

2) From New Zealand
Many international airlines offer flight tickets from Auckland and Wellington to the major China cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai. The flight Center has a large center office (Tel: 309-6171) at 3A National Bank Tower, 205-225 Queen St. Auckland.

3) From Europe
Australian Airlines offers you an open-jaw ticket that allows you to fly to Urumqi (the capital city of Xinjiang Province), travel overland and fly back from Beijing. The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland are good places for buying discount air fares. In Antwerp, WATS has been recommended. In Zurich, try SOF Travel and Sindbad. In Geneva, try Stohl Travel. In the Netherlands, NBBS is a reputable agency. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has flights between Beijing and Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Dublin, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Zurich, Belgrade, Warsaw, Madrid, and Lisbon. CAAC and Aeroflot (a Russian airline) have flights connecting Irkutsk (Siberia) with Shenyang (capital city of Liaoning Province). Both airlines offer flights  between Khabarovsk (Siberia) and Harbin (capital city of Heilongjiang Province). Both CAAC and Aeroflot offer weekly flights between Moscow and Urumqi (via Novosibirsk).

4) From the USA and Canada
For direct flights from the USA and Canada to China, the general route is from San Francisco (with connections from New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver in Canada) to Tokyo, then Beijing, Shanghai or several other cities in China.

5) From Mexico and Brazil
From Mexico City (Mexico), San Paulo and Rio de Janeiro(Brazile), you can fly to Beijing.

6) From South Africa and Egypt
Some international airlines offer flights from Johannesburg (South Africa) and Cairo (Egypt)to Beijing, the capital city of China.

7)From Middle East
From Middle East, you can fly to China via these cities: Riyadh (the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Jerusalem (Israel), Abu dhabi and Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

8) From Asia
You can fly to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Kunming, Xiamen, Nanning and some other major China cities from these Asian cities: Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Singapore, Hanoi, Bangkok, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Jakarta and Manila.

By Rail  
To visit China, the long distance trips can be taken on trains with sleeping compartments and dining cars. By rail, you can reach China via these counties and China cities: Russia and Mongolia to Manzhouli City (inner Mongolia), Vietnam to Hekou (Yunnan Province), North Korea (usually from the capital Pyongyang) to Dandong (Liaoning Province), Fenghuangcheng, Benxi, Shenyang, Jinzhou, Shanhaiguan, Beidaihe, Tangshan, Tianjin and Beijing.

By Road
If you travel to China by road, you can choose these places to enter mainland China.

1) Southern China
From Vietnam you can enter Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region via Youyiguan and Dongxing. From the two ports, you can find a number of bus/coaches to Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi. And from Nanning, you can choose bus or train to transfer to Guilin, Sanjiang, Beihai and some other tourist places in Guangxi. Also, you can choose to enter Yunnan from Vietnam via Hekou and Ruili, where you can find buses to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang or other major cities of Yunnan.

2) Northern China
From Mongolia and Russia, you can enter Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region via Manzhouli Port; and from North Korea (DPRK), you can enter Liaoning Province via Dandong.

3) Western China
To enter western China, you can get into Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region via Hongqilapu Port from Pakistan, and from Kazakhstan via Baketu Port, Huoerguosi Port, and Alashankou Port; if you visit Tibet from Nepal, you can reach Lhasa via Zhangmu and Yadong. And from Lhasa you can find flights to some other cities of China, such as Kunming, Chengdu, Xi’an, Beijing, Shanghai and Lanzhou etc.

4) From HK to Mainland China
Travel between Mainland China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is easy and convenient. The International Airport (HKIA) is the hub for direct and speedy land transport to major cities in Guangdong, Guangxi and Fujian provinces.

Coach services are available at the Coach Station of Terminal 2. Regular services depart from the airport to destinations such as Huanggang, Shenzhen Bay Port, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Huizhou, Foshan, Zhongshan, Huadu, Zhongshan, Taishan, Kaiping, Xinhui, Pingdi, Changan, Changping, Shijie, Gongming, Pinghu, Longgang, Chenjiang, Henggang, Nanning (Guangxi) and Xiamen (Fujian).


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