“My China Travel Tips On How To Get Around In China” written by Mike Marko.
Are you planning a trip to China, and looking for a few China travel tips?
Well, today I’m going to talk about how to get around in China and share a cool tip if you’re carrying a lot of luggage.
My China Travel Tips on Transportation
On our recent 3 week tour of China, we flew from Hong Kong to Shanghai with a lot of luggage. At least three large pieces of luggage for each of the four of us on the trip.
GoGoVan in China
Instead of trying to find a van or two taxies to take us to the airport we found a really cool app called GoGoVan that is similar to Uber.
It’s for people who need to move large items such as furniture and supplies or, as in our case, a large amount of luggage.
GoGoVan has been around since 2013 and is the first ap for transporting goods in Asia. It’s similar to Uber in that you get to pick from thousands of drivers and vehicles and they charge your credit card on file when you reach your destination. There is no need to use cash.
Since its successful July 2013 launch in Hong Kong, GoGoVan has expanded to Singapore, South Korea, China, and Taiwan.
The drivers are English speaking which is not always the case with taxi’s and Uber in China.
Speaking of Uber. We were able to use this service a couple of times too. It was cheaper than a taxi and more convenient. If you’re not familiar with Uber, It’s also an ap that you download and then you get to choose your ride from thousands of drivers and set your location. You’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details, and can track their arrival on the map.
When you arrive at your destination, they automatically charge your credit card on file. And there’s no need to tip. This was so much easier and cheaper than a taxi especially if you’re trying to conserve on cash. (not a lot of places take American credit cards).
Other China Transportation Options
There are multiple choices to get form point A to point B in China. The metro in the cities, buses and high speed train are all great options. They are clean and many have maps and signs in english.
If you need the convenience of a taxi and have a lot of luggage to transport I would download The GoGoVan and Uber ap. Chances are it will be your cheapest most convenient option.
Final Thoughts on Getting Around China Travel Tips
China is a breathtakingly beautiful mix of the preserved ancient culture and the modern fast growing cities. Getting around this beautiful country and enjoying your stay isn’t too hard as long as you follow a few basic China travel tips.
I hope you Enjoy your stay in this beautiful country as much as we did.
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