How Much Does It Cost to Travel in China for 2 Weeks


 



Given that most of you want to know how much it would cost to visit China for 2 weeks(10-15 days), Top China Travel, is ready to answer your questions,  and also analyzes your trip expense for you in detail.

Jiuzhai valley
(Jiuzhai Valley/Sichuan)

 

How to Spend Your Money


Before getting the number of how much it would cost to visit China for 10-15 days, you should know the make up of China trip cost.

Your money for a China trip is mainly spent on transportation, accommodation, dining, shopping, attractions, and tips for tour guide and driver.

Expense: transportation > accommodation >  dining >  shopping >  attractions

mountain huangshan/yellow mountain
(Yellow Mountain/ Huangshan)

Transportation: international flights & China transportation

1. International flights to China and off China is the biggest part.

Flights to China is usually cheaper than flights off China. Take a connecting flight from New York to China, a ticket of economy class may cost $ 600, while from China to New York, it would cost $ 1,000 more or less.
 

2. Transportation in  China, fare expense: domestic flight > high speed train> taxi>bus> metro> public bus

Beijing capital international hotel
(Beijing Capital International Airport)

City to city: domestic flight, train, bus

From Beijing to Shanghai, a ticket of economy class may cost $ 170, while a first class ticket of high speed train is $ 150.

From Hangzhou to Huangshan, a first class ticket of high speed train is $ 30, while the bus is $ 14.


Transport in a city: bus, taxi, metro, pubic bus

From city to county or from county to country: bus, taxi, charter a car

 

Accommodation: first tier city > second tier city > third second tier city
 

  • Most popular tourist place >less popular ones
     
  • Hotel in a city >county
     
  • It is variable according to city you stay, hotel location(downtown, close to attraction), hotel class, and room type.
     
  • Hotel price varies from day to day, but in peak season, it is usually higher than that in off season.


For example:

5 star hotel in Beijing, $ 350 to $ 800, 4 star hotel, from $ 250-$ 500, 3 star hotel, $ 75-$ 125.

5 star hotel in Xian, $ 115-$ 160, 4 star hotel from $ 60-$ 95, 3 star hotel,  from $ 30-$ 80.


► Dining

lu bo lang restaurant
(Lu Bo Lang Restaurant/ Shanghai)

Dining bill is composed of eating and drinking. The most of it would go to dining in fancy restaurants or special restaurants. Usually, $ 100 is enough for three meals dining not in fancy restaurants.

Dining note in a big city is larger than that in a small city or a county. For example, in Beijing, a dish of Pecking Duck in Quanjude, is about $ 45, but a bowl of Zhajiang noodles is about $ 3-$4.



► Shopping

Shopping bill is totally up to your choice. There could be a large note, if you have shopping needs in wares like china, silk, jade, tea, Qipao, electronics & appliances, etc.


 Attraction price

Zhangjiajie natioanl forest park
(Zhangjiajie National Forest Park)

For an attraction in China, except theme parks and cruise, whether it is a natural or historical and cultural site, the entrance fee is from $ 10 to $ 50.

In an attraction, there would be extra fare for using of certain facilities or some services, like cable car and tour guide service. For example, in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, extra fare is needed for the glass bridge, about $ 20. In Great Wall, cable car fare is not included in the entrance ticket, about $ 20 for a single trip.  Tour guide service is expensive, especially have a personal tour guide. The fare for extra service would be from $ 20 to $ 100.

Theme parks like Shanghai Disneyland, and Guangzhou Chimelong would cost much for a entrance ticket and have extra ticket fare for special programs. Cruise, like Liver Cruise, and Huangpu River Cruise, would cost over $ 100.


 Tips.

Giving tips to  service-offers is to show your respect and thanks, please go with your praises. Usually, it is $ 5.

 

How Much does It Cost to Visit China for 10 Days-11 Days


Longji rice terrace
(Longji Rice Terrace/ Guilin)

China trip cost is affected by many variables, like trip day, tour date(peak season or low season), destination, persons, and the above 6 variables.

For 10 days or 11 days China trip, you could visit 3 cities, or 4 cities, or 5 cities, but we recommend 3 cities or 4 cities.

As for how much it would cost to visit China fro 10-11 days, please refer to the following:

If you are 2 pax from New York to China for 11 days China trip, the trip cost would be at least $ 11,384 in total. It is only for reference, but not in holidays and big event days.
 

Details:
 

  • 11 days China trip itinerary: 4 days Beijing, 2 days Xian, 3 days Guilin, 2 days Shanghai
  • International flights to Beijing and off Shanghai($ 600 * 2, and $ 1000 *2 connecting, economy class )
  • High speed train to Xian( $ 127 * 2, first class), flight to Guilin($ 150 * 2, economy class), flight to Shanghai($ 190 * 2, economy class)
  • Other transportation($ 100 * 9)
  • Accommodation of 4 star hotel for 11 nights(, $ 300 * 6, $ 150* 5, a deluxe room)
  • Dining($ 150 * 11)
  • Attractions($ 50 *20 * 2, excluding extra service fare)
  • Tips($ 150)
  • No shopping


Notes: CHINA TRAVEL COST given here is only for reference, because it is variable from time to time.

 

How Much does It Cost to Visit China for 14 Days-15 Days


Wuzhen water town

How much doest it cost to visit China for 14 days or 15 days, here is a reference price for you.

If you are 2 pax from New York to China for 15 days China trip, the trip cost would be at least $ 13,630 in total. It is only for reference, but not in holidays and big event days.


Details:
 

  • 15 days China trip itinerary: 4 days Beijing, 2 days Xian, Chengdu 1 day, 3 days Guilin, 2 days Hangzhou, Suzhou 1 days, Shanghai 2 days
  • International flights to Beijing and off Shanghai($ 600 * 2, and $ 1000 *2 connecting, economy class )
  • Train to Xian( $ 127 * 2, first class), train to Chengdu($ 65 * 2, first class), flight to Guilin($ 160 * 2, economy class), flight to Hangzhou($ 125 * 2, economy class), train to Suzhou($ 28 * 2, first calss), train to Shanghai( $ 10 * 2, first class)
  • Other transportation($ 100 * 13)
  • Accommodation of 4 star hotel for 15 nights(, $ 300 * 6, $ 150* 9, a deluxe room)
  • Dining($ 150 * 15)
  • Attractions($ 50 *25 * 2, excluding fare for extra service)
  • Tips($ 200)
  • No shopping


Notes: CHINA TRAVEL COST given here is only for reference, because it is variable from time to time.

 

How to Cut down China Trip Cost


Top 1 Rule-have friends to split the bill.

Top 2 Rule-join a group tour, schedule a tour from Top China Travel.

Top China Travel has private tours and group tours for you, but those tours shall not include round trip international flights. By the way, cost of private tour is higher than that of group tour.

Great wall
(Great Wall/ Beijing)

Private tour

  • Advantages: all needs to be met, go as you like.
     
  • Price reference: 16 Days China Highlight Tour, price from $ 2349 for 1 person, and it could be covered by $ 5,000.


Group tour
 


Schedule your itinerary: Tailor-made Your Tour

Top 3 Rule-cut down China trip cost little by little by yourself

1. 
Flight.
 

  • As for international flight, please buy in your own country, which is usually cheaper than buying in other countries.
     
  • Book as earlier as possible and pay attention to price fluctuation.
     
  • Pay attention to first class, business class, economy class. Pick economy class.


2. China train.

China high speed train
 

  • Ticket fare of China train is pretty cheap, and fixed, and it won’t change no matter which date you buy. China train, especially high speed train and high speed bullet train would be your favorites. Second class has a very reasonable price.
     
  • Pick train instead of China domestic flights in short distance travel.
     

3. Taxi fare.
 

  • From airport to city down, take metro or shuttle bus instead of taxi. Shuttle bus usually costs $ 4, and metro $ 2.
     
  • Choose taxi over transfer service,  in heading to places like attractions.
     
  • Choose bus over taxi and tranfser service, in heading to another county.
     

4. Accommodation
 

  • Pick 4 star hotel in downtown but not very close to business center and famous attractions, or pick 3 star hotel.
     
  • Do not pick deluxe room.


5. Dining

beef noodles
(Beef noodles)
 

  • Eat Chinese food and snacks if you don’t have any special request, delicious and cheap.
     
  • Do not pick expensive restaurant, but pick the ones with authentic taste and loved by local people.


6. Attractions
 

  • Cutting is not advisable, for your great visiting experience.


7. Tips
 

  • No cutting would be better.


 

How much yuan to take to China


credit card
 

  • According to regulation, you shall not bring more than 20,000 RMB, or over 5,000 USD to enter China.
     
  • 1,000 RMB to 2,000 RMB would be enough. If you are travelling alone, you could exchange money in banks in China when in shortage of cash. If you have booked a group tour, it is enough for your extra spending, like tips.
     
  • For money change, no matter which entry cities you land in China, there are exchange machines and bank counters available at airport.
     
  • Your credit card, like MaserCard, VISA, and American Express, is accepted in China.


 

First, Second, Third Tier City in China


► Consumption from high to low: first tier city, second tier city, third tier city

Shanghai night view
(Shanghai)
 

  • First tier cities(4): Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou.
     
  • New first tier cities(15): Chengdu, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Wuhan, Suzhou, Tianjin, Nanjing, Xian,Zhenzhou, Changsha, Shenyang, Qingdao, Ningbo, Dongguan, Wuxi
     
  • Second tier cities(30):Kunming, Xiamen, Harbin, Nanning, Urumqi, Lanzhou
     
  • Third tier cities(70):Zhuhai, Guilin, Sanya, Haikou, Luoyang.


► Hotel price

the peace hotel Shanghai
( The Peace Hotel/Shanghai)

In holidays or big event days, price of hotel in China has no up limit.

1. Prices of 5 star hotel and 4 star hotel are almost the same in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Except in holidays or big event days, price of 5 star hotel  in those four cities is usually from  $ 350 to $ 800, while price of 4 star may be from $ 250 to $ 500.


2. Prices of 5 star hotel and 4 star hotel are almost the same in second tier cities and third tier cities.

Except holidays or big event days, price of 5 star hotel in second tier cities and third tier cities may be from $ 250 to $ 500, while price of 4 star may be from $ 125 to $ 250.


 

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