As with other cities in mainland China, we can’t recommend getting a rental car here unless you are able to obtain a local Chinese driving licence. However, whereas we would generally dismiss any sort of car hire suggestions in places like Beijing and Shanghai out of hand, it might be worth looking at hiring a […]


As an easy day trip from nearby Shanghai, Suzhou has plenty of public transport options available both to get here and to get around, so there is little reason to consider hiring a car in Suzhou. Note that most visitors to Suzhou will arrive via Shanghai in the first place, so please see our Shanghai […]


Senior citizens in Hong Kong might comment at how they literally used to look down on Shenzen as being little more than a fishing village, whereas now it is a city of more than 10 million people, and it is one of China‘s emerging global cities. It’s easy enough for the visitor to Hong Kong […]


This naturally means that any Shanghai car hire suggestions have to lean heavily towards saying that it’s probably best not to bother, although you can always hire a car with driver if you really want to go somewhere that is out of range of the more obvious taxis or public transport options. Naturally, it goes […]


Although Hangzhou is little-known in the west, it is still widely regarded as one of China‘s most beautiful cities, and it is rated as one of the top 100 international visitor destinations. The easiest way to reach Hangzhou from further afield is to take a direct long haul flight to Shanghai, and then to travel […]


Local restrictions would naturally would make a recommendations for any Chinese city extremely straightforward – if you can’t hire a car, why would you even try? This is only compounded by the problem major Chinese cities have by being clogged with traffic and choking in air pollution. However, Guilin is very different, as the focus […]


Local restrictions essentially all but exclude most tourists from hiring a car, although in Guangzhou we don’t really advise doing that anyway, even if you could. Whereas there are other scenic areas in China where it would be extremely useful to be able to drive in a hire car, or where it’s well worth arranging some […]