car hire in China

Tips for driving your rental car in China

If you're travelling to China, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. China is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Beijing counts 20,693,000 inhabitants. In Beijing lives 1,5% of the entire country's population, which counts over 1,350,000,000 inhabitants. In China the language spoken most widespread is simplified chinese but people also speak mandarin. The time zone in China is GMT+08:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in China is A / C / I and the electric voltage is 220 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in China is +86, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about China

With a fuel cost in China averaging at 1,01 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. China shares its land borders with Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Vietnam, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 2,771,315, which ranks China as the 3rd country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in China there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Chinese Yuan (CNY). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 120 km/h. Bear in mind that in China, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China

China boasts fifty UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the both cultural and natural site of Mount Taishan and the cultural site of The Great Wall. GoCarHire.co.uk compares the best car hire suppliers worldwide and brings the cheapest prices to you.