Apart from Capital Beijing, the Olympic events would also be held at Qingdao, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang and Qinhuangdao. Here is information how to reach these places.
How to Reach Shanghai
Shanghai, a major metropolitan city of China, could be reached by
air, land and water transport. Shanghai is serviced by Pudong
International Airport and Hong Qiao Shanghai Airport. Direct
international flights operate between Shanghai and some European and
US cities. Flights for Shanghai are available from all major Chinese
Trains are available for China from all major Chinese towns like
Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, and Kunming. A train even runs between
Shanghai and Kowloon in Hong Kong. The express lines between
Shanghai and Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing and Hangzhou are very popular
among tourists. There are two long distance bus stations in
Shanghai. Buses depart from Shanghai head along the east coast to
cities like Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Hangzhou.
Shanghai's location by the Yangtze River makes it easily accessible
by boat. There are boats from Shanghai along the Yangtze River for
Jiujiang, Wuhan and Chongqing. The main passenger port is located at
Zhongshan Nan Road.
How to Reach Beijing
Reaching Beijing is pretty easy in China. Beijing Capital Airport is
linked by air services to major international and Chinese cities.
You could take plane for Beijing from all capital cities of all 21
Provinces, four Autonomous Regions and the special administrative
regions. Beijing is accessible by train from all parts of China. You
could get the berths reserved in train compartments for comfortable
journey. A fleet of buses links Beijing to other Chinese cities.
How to Reach Hong Kong
One of the largest and most futuristic airports in the world, Hong
Kong Airport operates so many flights in and out of the country. The
international airport has got a station for the subway and an
extensive public transport interchange with facilities for taxis,
franchised buses, tour coaches, private cars and hotel limousines.
Emergency services are also provided.
A number of trains link Hongkong to mainland China. During major
events and peak tourist season, more trains are added to the fleet.
You could also use steamers and ferries for reaching Hong Kong from
How to Reach Qingdao
Qingdao Liuting International Airport is served by several domestic
and international services. Domestic rail lines connect Qingdao with
Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Jinan and
Jining. Train journey for Beijing and Shanghai takes nine and 19
hours respectively. Highway and expressways connect Qingdao with
other major Chinese towns.
How to Reach Tianjin
Tianjin Binhai International Airport, one of the most modern
airports in China, accommodates a number of international and
domestic air services. Tianjin has four railway stations and more
important ones among these are Tianjin Train Station and Tianjin
West Train Station. Tianjin Train Station can accommodate ten
thousand people in its waiting hall at the same time. Trains from
Tianjin operate for major Chinese towns including Beijing,
Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xian. For travelling to Tianjin from
Beijing, you could take 'T' trains (fast trains with a T before the
trains' number). These trains, which run hourly, would take you to
Tianjin in an hour.
Tianjin Bus Station operates long distance buses which connect
Tianjin to major Chinese towns. Bus journey from Beijing to Tianjin
takes one and a half hours. Tianjin Port is the biggest man-made
port in China. Passenger liners from Japan and Europe arriving at
How to Reach Shenyang
Shenyang Taoxian International Airport connects the city with a
number of international and Chinese towns. Shenyang offers air
passage across Europe, America and Oceania. Shenyang, among the
largest transition stations in China, has two railway stations.
Trains operate regularly between Shenyanga and all major Chinese
cities. Long distance bus services are also available for Shenyang.
How to Reach Qinhuangdao (Shanhaiguan)
Fastest way to reach Qinhuangdao is air. Qinhuangdao Airport
operates domestic flights for all major towns of China including
Beijing, Shanghai, Shijiazhuang, Dalian, Xian, Shenzhen, Guilin and
Sanya. Shuttle flights operate between Qinhuangdao and Shanghai.
Thanks to Olympics, rail services for Qinhuangdao have improved by
leaps and bounds. All trains from Beijing to Shengyang stop at
Long distance buses run between major Chinese cities and
Qinhuangdao. It takes three hours to reach Qinhuangdao from Beijing.
Qinhuangdao is a major port and a stop for the passenger liners.