Olympics
Here are tips about transport in China. Know how to reach places like Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang and Qinhuangdao.

Transport

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 towns.

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 China.

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 Tianjin port.

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 Qinhuangdao.

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.