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Brief Traffic status in China

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Although China's is trying hard to improve its transportation infrastructure, it is still struggling to meet the demands of its huge population. It is not uncommon that travelers will see crowded, sometimes chaotic traffic jams in China's larger cities, including some important tourist cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xian. It is also very common to see packed public transportation facilities like trains and public buses. Unfortunately Chinahighlights can not change this problem but we do provide excellent driver who take great pride in the service they provide. We believe that you are in safe hands when you travel with us.

When will I be transferred to the airport on my departure day?

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Domestic Flight - Passengers must arrive at the airport 1 hour prior to departure.International Flights - Passengers must arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to departure. Our tour guide and driver will take you to the airport 2 or 3 hours (domestic/international) ahead of departure. They will always consider likely traffic conditions or other problems like a flat tire. If you arrive at the airport earlier than expected it is because it is better to be a little early than miss the flight, which creates larger problems.

how to get to beijing

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You can go there by train or by air. it's very convinent now. For more information, you can see our website at https://www.chinahighlights.com/beijing/transportation.htm.

where can I get a bus from Shenzhen's Luohu Passenger Station, to Hong Kong Airport and how much does it cost?

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After passing through the Luohu Pass, you can then take bus 330 to the Hong Kong Airport. In addition, you can also take the train at Luohu Pass after passing through, exit at Sheung Shui Station and then take bus A43 to arrive at the airport.

Hello,i want to travel to Shenzen from Guangzhou airport. Could you tell me the best transportation for that? I arrive at 22.20 pm on thursday. Thank you very much.

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Hi Julienne, After your night flight arrives in Guangzhou Airport, please take the No.6 express bus to Guangzhou train station (45 minutes drive). You need to walk 10 minutes from train station to bus station and take the lasted express but which departs at 23:45 to Shenzhen (2 hours drive). Good luck! Nancy at China Highlights

Hello, I want to travel to Shenzen from Guangzhou city. Could you please tell me the best transportation for that? I would like to depart in the morning.

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The 70 minutes fast train runs from Guangzhou East Railway station and Guangzhou Railway Station to Shenzhen, available every 20 minutes, costing CNY80-100 per person. Also more than 20 bus stations offer the express bus service. Please check with your hotel which railway station or bus station is nearby and confirm what the bus stops in Shenzhen. Wish you a nice journey!

Can foreigners drive a car in China? I have international driving license.

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Foreigners with international driving license: According to China’s laws and regulations, foreigners cannot drive with an international driving license in mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). Foreigner need a Chinese driving license issued by the Chinese government to drive in China (Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan issued licenses are not considered Chinese licenses). Foreigners with driving license issued by their own home countries: As for foreigners who have a driving license issued by their own home countries, and come to China for a short stay (within 3 months), they can apply for a temporary driving license at major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. For example, at Beijing Capital International Airport, you can get a temporary driving license at the counter opposite Gate 7 on the first floor of Terminal 3-C. The valid period of temporary driving license is within the period marked in the entry and exit certificates, and the temporary license can be valid for 3 months at most. In addition, the temporary driving license should be brought and used together with the driving license issued at his or her home country. Foreigners who want to obtain an official Chinese driving license: If a foreigner will stay in China for a relatively long time, he or she can consider obtaining an official driving license in China Take their foreign driving licenses and valid ID cards to the nearby automobile management bureau, fill up the license application form, take related physical examination, and attend a traffic regulation test. Once the procedures are completed and related examination and test are passed, they can get an official driving license issued by the Chinese government. For tour services in China, feel free to send us an email to service@chinahighlights.com, our travel advisors will reply within 24 hours.

I am a foreigner, how to get a Chinese driving license with my own driving license?

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Foreigners with driving license issued by their own home countries: As for foreigners who have a driving license issued by their own home countries, and come to China for a short stay (within 3 months), they can apply for a temporary driving license at major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. For example, at Beijing Capital International Airport, you can get a temporary driving license at the counter opposite Gate 7 on the first floor of Terminal 3-C. The valid period of temporary driving license is within the period marked in the entry and exit certificates, and the temporary license can be valid for 3 months at most. In addition, the temporary driving license should be brought and used together with the driving license issued at his or her home country. Foreigners who want to obtain an official Chinese driving license: If a foreigner will stay in China for a relatively long time, he or she can consider obtaining an official driving license in China Take their foreign driving licenses and valid ID cards to the nearby automobile management bureau, fill up the license application form, take related physical examination, and attend a traffic regulation test. Once the procedures are completed and related examination and test are passed, they can get an official driving license issued by the Chinese government.

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