China Civil AviationIt provides high-quality
and safe transport service.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is a functional department
for the management of air transport in China. Today, the Chinese aviation
has opened 983 domestic
airlines, 131 international airlines, and 24 regional airlines, linking
64 cities in 34 countries. The domestic airlines, with Beijing as the
center, serve 135 cities in China. The types of aircraft of
Chinese airlines have reached world standards. Principal airport facilities
are sophisticated. Air China has be-come one of the safest airlines in
Main Airlines in China
Address: A2, N. East Third Ring Rd
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Post code: 100027
China Eastern Airlines
Address: Shanghai Hongqiao Interna
Postal code: 200335
Tel: (021 )62686268
Fax: (021 )62686039
China Southwest Airlines
Address: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Postal code: 610202
China Southern Airlines
Address: Guangzhou Baiyun Interna
Postal code: 510406
China Northern Airlines
Address: Xiaoheyan Rd
Postal code: 110043
China Northwest Airlines
Address: 2, Fenghui Rd., Xi
Postal code: 710082
Address: 46, Yingbin Rd
Postal code: 830016
Xiamen Airlines Ltd.
Address: Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Postal code: 361009
II. Land Transportation
Railways in China have developed rapidly, and many new domestic and international
lines have been opened. The domestic rails include high-speed trains,
quasi-high-speed trains, express
trains, tourist trains, special expresses, and through expresses.
The high-speed trains shuttle between Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Kowloon.
The quasi-high-speed trains include the Guangzhou-Kowloon and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen
trains; Express trains starting at night and arriving in the morning run
between major cities; Tourist trains serve main tourist cities, offering
convenient transportation for travelers in China; Railway coaches in China
have two soft upper berths and two lower berths in each private room.
The Beijing-Kowloon, Shanghai-Kowloon Through
Train No. K97, the Beijing- Kowloon Through Express, departs at 9:11
from Beijing every other day and arrives at Kowloon at 13:10 the next
Train No. K98 departs at 15:00 from Kowloon and arrives at the Beijing
West Railway Station at 18:58 the next day.
Train No. 99, the Shanghai- Kowloon Through Express, departs at 9:19
from Shanghai every other day and arrives at 13:10 at Kowloon.
Train No. 100 departs at 15:00 from Kowloon and arrives at 19:10 in Shang-
hai the next day.
Passport and return certificates for compatriots from Hong Kong and Macao
are requested to buy tickets of these through expresses. Payment for these
tickets is accounted in Hong Kong dollars and is paid in RMB on mainland
The highways in China have a total mileage of 1.18 million kilometers.
These include 70 national highways and 1,600 provincial highways. Great
efforts are being made to construct more expressways and Class I and Class
II highways for motor traffic. The following expressways and Class I and
Class II motor highways are convenient for tourists: Shenyang-Dalian,
Beijing- Tanggu, Nanjing-Shanghai, Shanghai- Hangzhou, Hangzhou-Ningbo,
Xi'an- Lintong, Xi'an-Baoji, Guiyang-
Huangguoshu, Beijing-Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan-Shijiazhuang, Yichang- Huangshi,
Jinan-Qingdao, Guangzhou- Shenzhen, Guangzhou-Foshan, Chengdu-Chongqing,
Fuzhou-Xiamen, Hainan Island Ring Road, Guilin- Liuzhou, Guangzhou-Shantou,
The expressway transportation is featured by high grade, quality service,
high speed, and simple procedure. Most coaches for this transport are
comfortable, well equipped, either imported or jointly made with foreign
companies. The average speed is 100 km/h.
3. Getting Around a City
Taxicab ServiceTaxicabs ofvarying types are available
in large and medium-sized cities. A ride costs one or two yuan per kilometer.
SubwayBeijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou have subways
going through the downtown areas. A subway ticket costs 3.00-5.00 yuan.
BicyclesIn many tourist cities, such as Beijing, bicycles
are for rent in hotels. People can also look around in Beijing by a three-wheeled
vehicle driven by man.
China has a vast sea area with the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, and the
East China Sea in the east, and the South China Sea in the south. The
latter three border the Pacific Ocean. China's long
coastline has ports in Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Yantai, Qingdao,
Qinhuangdao, Dalian, Beihai, and Hong Kong. These ports are vast and deep,
with beautiful surroundings, making them another choice for sightseeing
International Lines on the Sea
A regular weekly line of the Sino- Japanese International Ferry Company
runs between Shanghai and the Japanese cities of Kobe, Osaka, and Yokohama.
A one-way trip takes 45 hours.
The Yanjing Luxury Liner of the Jinshen Ship Company shuttles between
Tianjin and Kobe once a week.
The Daren passenger and cargo liner of the Dalian Daren Ship Company
runs between Dalian and Inchon in South Korea twice a week. A one-way
trip takes 15 hours.
Every week there are three regular runs between Weihai and Qingdao and
Inchon by the luxury liners New Golden Bridge and Xiangxuelan. A one-way
trip takes 14 hours.
Domestic Sea Lines
Domestic sea lines link all Chinese port cities. The main lines include
Shanghai-Dalian, Dalian-Tianjin, Dalian-Yantai, Shanghai-Qingdao, Shanghai-Guangzhou,
Beihai-Guangzhou, Shenzhen-Zhuhai, and Zhuhai-Hong Kong.
These lines are well-arranged and equipped with luxury passenger ships.
Routes on Inland Rivers
China's mainland is crisscrossed by 226,800 kilometers of rivers, of
which 136,000 kilometers are navigated.
The main routes on inland rivers include:
1. The Grand Canal between Suzhou and Hangzhou, 146.6 kilometers long,
where tourists can enjoy the beauty of regions of rivers and lakes.
2. The Grand Canal-the Yangtze River-Taihu Lake from Nanjing, Wuxi or
3. Guilin via the Lijiang River to Yangshuo, 83 kilometers long.
4. The Shanghai-Chongqing line, 2,399 kilometers in length, along the
Yangtze River. There are 50 luxury boats traveling in the Three Gorges.