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Public Transportation in Beijing
Transportation in Beijing
Beijing has an extensive public transportation network, including buses, subway, city rail, and taxis.
Subway & city rail

Subways and city rails with high speed train running at intervals of 3 to 5 are the fastest Subwaypublic transportation in the city. The trains are available from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. To prepare for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, more lines are put into service and even more are being constructed. The added lines not only managed to cover most part of the city and make people’s daily life convenient, but also reduced the stressing traffic condition in Beijing.

Useful travel tips to Shaolin

altThere are a few useful travel tips for those who always wanted to make the adventurous journey to Shaolin.

The easy way for beginners and non-chinese speakers:
If you travel for the first time to China, it is better for you to fly to Zhengzhou.
It is important to know that your luggage is not automatically passed on at Beijing airport!
You must collect your bags and check in again to your connection flight to Zhengzhou.

How Much Luggage can I Take on Chinese Domestic Flights?

luggageThere are two categories of luggage in Chinese Domestic Flights. One is checked baggage, and the other is hand luggage or carry-on luggage, refers to the smaller bags and personal bags and personal items you are permitted to bring onto the plane and keep in the cabin with you on the flight.

The maximum number of items and the total weight passengers are allowed to take is varied from different cabin class. The first class is allowed to take 88 pounds, two pieces of baggage. The business class is allowed to take 66 pounds, one piece of baggage, while economy class is allowed to take 44 pounds, one piece of baggage.

FAQ about Air Transportation

China Southern AirlinesWhat should I do if my flight is cancelled or delayed?
If your internal flight is cancelled, the airline company usually will arrange an airport hotel for you to stay overnight and help you board another flight for you the next day. If your flight is delayed for some reason such as weather or mechanical problems the airline company usually will provide compensation to the travelers, but how much is the compensation is vary in different airline companies.

What is Train Travel Like in China?

TrainTrain travel is an interesting, inexpensive and safe way of getting around China. It offers you more chances to get to know Chinese people.

In China, the accommodations on the train are divided into four categories: soft-sleeper, soft-seat, hard-sleeper and hard-seat. Most of the carriages are air-conditioned. However, if you have to take a long journey, it’s better for you to take a sleeper carriage. If the journey is no more than 8 hours, and a day trip, you can take a seat carriage.

Flight Change
1. A normal fare ticket is valid for carriage for one year from the date of commencement of travel, or from the date of issue thereof if no portion of it is used. The validity of a special fare ticket is specified by the carrier in accordance with its relevant regulations. The validity is calculated from 24:00 of the date of
the commencement of travel or of ticket issue to 24:00 of the date of expiration.

2. Types of ticket change: change the type of class, change the date and change the
carrier etc. The handling of the changes is in accordance with if passengers are voluntary or involuntary.
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