Includes how to get to and from the country/economy as well as the different transportation options and their reliability within this country.
Last Published: 7/20/2017
Taxis
Metered taxis are plentiful and can be hailed along most main streets, especially near hotels and major sightseeing attractions. Taxis are a convenient and fairly inexpensive means of transport, especially if you have your destination address written in Chinese. Transportation is easily arranged at the front door of the hotel. Concierge desks have cards with the name and address of the hotel in Chinese and can assist with giving instructions to the taxi driver. The use of unregistered or “black” taxi cabs continues to be a concern. In a limited number of cases, Americans using “black” taxi cabs have reported being sexually assaulted; have had their luggage stolen; or have been charged exorbitant fares.

 
Airlines
AirlineNumberNote
American Airlines400-818-7333 
Cathay Pacific/ Dragon Air400-888-6628(86 10) 6453-2566 (airport office)
Japan Airlines400-888-0808 
Korean Airlines400-658-8888Press “3” for English
Malaysian Airlines(86 10) 6505-2681Press “2” for English
Other Numbers: 10-6459-0206 (airport)
Delta/Northwest400-814-0081Press “3” English
Qantas800-819-0089Press “1” for English
Other Numbers: (86 10) 6567-9006  Press “101” for English)
Singapore Airlines(86 10) 6505-2233Press “2” for English
Thai Airways(86 10) 8515-0088Press “0” for English
United800-810-8282Press “1” for English
Vietnam Airlines(86 10) 8454-1196 
Please be advised that while air connections within China are plentiful, the frequency and length of delays has steadily worsened over the past couple years.  It is not uncommon for an internal flight to be delayed for hours.  Be sure to confirm which airport/terminal your departure flight will use in Beijing (Terminal 2 or Terminal 3) or in Shanghai (Hongqiao or Pudong) as they are miles apart.
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