For Indians, it is very convenient to travel to China, because China is India's neighbor and it only takes several hours to fly to China. And there is a big question for those Indians who are planning a trip to China, that is, what is the cost to travel to China from India. It is also the question often asked by our clients, and we know that China trip cost from India means a lot, thus here we make an exclusive article for you.
China travel cost includes expenditures in 7 aspects, transportation(international flights+ getting around in China), accommodation, dining, shopping, fee for sightseeing, fee for hiring English speaking guide, and tips. And the big expenditures are in international flights, accommodation, dinning or shopping.
Indian travelers could travel to China by air or by road, and we recommend you get to China from India by air, cause it is much more convenient and more comfortable. Travel to China from India by road(India-Kathmandu-Gyirong Pass-Lhasa): the travel fare may be just CNY 1000, but it takes over 24 hours. The road from Kathmandu to Lhasa is rough, and not comfortable for travelling by bus.
► Travel to China from India by air
|Major arrival and departure cities in India: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata.|
|Major arrival and departure cities in China: Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Chengdu, Shanghai, Beijing.|
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► Travel fare for getting around in China
1. How much does it cost from Beijing to Shanghai
The cost from Beijing to Shanghai by flight: about CNY 1500.
The cost from Beijing to Shanghai by high speed train: CNY 553 for a first class seat, CNY 933 for a second class seat, and CNY 1, 748 for a business class seat. The whole journey takes about 6 hours.
2. How much does it cost from Beijing to Xian:
The cost from Beijing to Xian by flight: about CNY 2000.
The cost from Beijing to Xian by high speed train: CNY 515.5 for a first class seat, CNY 824.5 for a second class seat, and CNY 1, 627.5 for a business class seat. The whole journey takes about 4.5 hours.
► Taxi fare in China
The calculation of taxi fare is different in different city, and the starting price is from CNY 9- CNY 20 for the first 3 km, and then CNY 2 –CNY 5 for each kilometer later. In some cities, you need to pay about 2 yuan of fuel surcharge.
Taxi fare could be higher in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou.
Taxi fare could be higher in night time, because the price for each kilometer would be higher in calculation.
► Metro fare in China
Metro fare in Beijing is calculated as: CNY 3 for a distance of 0-6 km , CNY 4 for 6-12, and CNY 5 for 22-32 km.
Usually speaking, the metro fare for a single trip won't be higher than CNY 10. Metro fare in other cities is more or less than that in Beijing.
For hotel, there are 5 star hotels, 4 star hotels, and 3 hotels, and hostels or youth hotels available.
|The fare for staying 1 night in a 5 star hotel in China : at least CNY 1,300 (USD 150).|
|The fare for staying 1 night in a 4 star hotel in China: at least CNY 700 (USD 100).|
|The fare for staying 1 night in a 3 star hotel in China: at least CNY 350 (USD 50).|
|The fare for staying 1 night in a youth hotel in China: at least CNY 70 (USD 10).|
The better the hotel, the higher the price. Accommodation fare is higher in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, than that in cities like Guilin, Chengdu.
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The dining fare could be low, and could be high, according to what you want to eat. The cost of a meal for a person is about CNY 200 in a restaurant. If you eat food in a high-end restaurant, the fare would be higher.
For dining an Indian restaurant, the cost for per person is about CNY 100-200. If you want to save money, there are lunch set menus in some Indian restaurants, and the price is about CNY 60-70.
3 Meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, you could eat in hotel restaurant if the breakfast is included in your accommodation. Then you only need to take care of lunch and dinner.
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The entrance ticket for an attraction is from CNY 0-CNY 300, like about CNY 200 for visiting Mogao Grottoes, and about CNY 300 for visiting Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
A single journey of cable car is about from CNY 80-CNY 150, not included in the entrance ticket. And in attractions like the Great Wall, Mt. Huashan, and Mt. Huangshan, you would like to ride a cable car for a better view in the air.
If you are travelling alone in China, you may need a tour guide, and the fare of having a private tour guide for 1 day would be more than CNY 500. In the case you need a tour guide for explanation inside an attraction, the fare would be about CNY 100-CNY 200.
The fare for a show is usually CNY 400, like Impression Liusanjie, and Kong Fu Show. If you want a front-row seat, the fare would be higher.
How much does it cost to visit China from India for 1 weeek: at least $ 977(CNY 6,850), not including international flight tickets.
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How much does it cost to visit China from India for 2 weeeks: at least $ 1544(CNY 10,808), not including international flight tickets.
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How much does it cost to visit China from India for 3 weeeks: at least $ 4741(CNY 33,187), not including international flight tickets.
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