With the purpose of expanding our road coverage in Asia, we are excited to launch online ticket booking for buses in China, connecting the provinces of Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Hunan and Fujian and linking China with the Mekong Region.
Types of buses in China
Road passenger transportation in China is traditionally carried out with buses and minibuses, which can be divided in various classes:
- 快客 (Express bus): Express intercity service with few intermediary stops.
- 直达 (Direct bus): Direct intercity service with no intermediary stops.
- 商务车 (Business class bus): Luxury intercity service on high-end bus vehicles with comfortable seats.
- 空卧 (Sleeper bus): Sleeper intercity service overnight on classic bus vehicles with berths.
The most common models of bus in China are Sunlong, Youngman and Higer, equipped with reclining seats arranged in 2+2 or 2+1 row configuration.
Most bus vehicles have an air-conditioning system and the staff on-board usually provides water and refreshing towels.
Getting around China by bus
Travellers can search and book bus routes connecting the major cities in Southern China, as well as international bus routes between China, Vietnam and Laos.
We support advance ticket booking for more than 35 bus stations in China, reaching the main tourist destinations in the South, such as Kunming and Jinghong in Yunnan province; Nanning, Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng in Guangxi province; Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and Zhuhai in Guangdong province; Haikou and Sanya in Hainan province; Guiyang in Guizhou province; Chongqing city; Changsha and Hengyang in Hunan province; Xiamen and Fuzhou in Fujian province.
Southern China comprises the provinces of Guangxi, Guangdong and Hainan.
Guangxi, officially Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is located in the South of China near Vietnam, bordering the provinces of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son and Quang Ninh.
Nanning is the main transportation hub in Guangxi, with several bus companies, namely Guangxi Ruitong (广西瑞通运输集团有限公司), Guangxi Tongtai (广西通泰直达快速客运分公司), Guilin Junda (桂林骏达运输公司) and Yunde (广西运德集团), operating routes to Beihai, Gongcheng, Guanyang, Guigang, Guilin, Lipu, Liuzhou, Longsheng, Pingle, Quanzhou, Xing An, Yangshuo, Wuzhou, Yongfu and Ziyuan, in Guangxi province.
– Yunde (广西运德集团) operates regular bus routes from Nanning to Guilin.
– Guilin Junda (桂林骏达运输公司) operates regular bus routes from Guilin North Bus Station and Guilin South Bus Station to the counties of Yangshuo, Xing An, Yongfu, Ziyuan, Guanyang, Pingle, Lipu, Gongcheng and Longsheng.
Guilin is a picturesque scenic town surrounded by rivers, lakes and karst mountains. Visitors navigate the Li River downstream on a slow cruise and enjoy the sight of spectacular limestone formations.
– Yunde (广西运德集团) operates regular bus routes from Nanning Langdong Bus Station and Nanning Jiangnan Bus Station to the counties of Yangshuo, Xing An, Yongfu, Ziyuan, Guanyang, Pingle, Lipu, Gongcheng and Longsheng.
The Longji rice terraces in Longsheng are famous for hiking, admiring the natural scenery and catching a glimpse of the rural life at the villages of the Zhuang and Yao minorities.
– Yunde (广西运德集团), Guangxi Tongtai (广西通泰直达快速客运分公司) operate regular bus routes from Nanning to Guigang.
– Yunde (广西运德集团), Guangxi Ruitong (广西瑞通运输集团有限公司) operate regular bus routes from Nanning to Liuzhou.
The Yongji Bridge of Chengyang is a traditional construction combination of bridge, corridor, veranda and Chinese pavilion built by the Dong Minority in Sanjiang County, under the administration of Liuzhou.
– Yunde (广西运德集团) operates regular bus routes from Nanning to Beihai.
Beihai is a famous seaport in the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkin. The Old Street with a variety of colonial buildings and the Silver Beach with grey-white quartz sand are worth visiting.
Guangzhou is the capital of the province of Guangdong and the most populous city of the Pearl River Delta, also the international gateway for flights to Southern China.
Hainan is an island at the southernmost part of China, across the Gulf of Tonkin. It is characterized by its tropical climate with hot summers and mild winters.
Southwestern China comprises the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou, as well as the municipality of Chongqing.
Kunming is main transportation hub in Yunnan province and the international gateway between China and Southeast Asia, connected by road and railway with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
The Huangguoshu Waterfalls is a must-see for all visitors to Guizhou. Surrounded by limestone caves and stone forests, the area has gained popularity as a nature resort where visitors can enjoy a fabulous scenery.
– Yunde (广西运德集团) operates regular bus routes from Nanning to Chongqing.
Chongqing is one of the four administrative municipalities in China. Its is a very lively and modern city, with its own character and interesting urban views, worth a stop-over while travelling through the West of China.
South Central China comprises the provinces of Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi.
Named UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Hunan province comprises several national parks, the most famous of which is Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
Eastern China comprises the provinces of Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong and Zhejiang, as well as the municipality of Shanghai.
Longyan is a famous tourist destination in rural Fujian. Most visitors come here to see the fascinating tulou or Hakka earth round houses in Yongding County.
International routes to China by bus
For those travellers who wish to exit China by road, there are international bus services to Hanoi in Vietnam and Luang Prabang, Vientiane in Laos.
China is connected by road with Vietnam through three border checkpoints, Huu Nghi–Youyi Guan and Mong Cai–Dongxing in Guangxi province, and Hekou–Lao Cai in Yunnan province.
From China to Vietnam
From Vietnam to China
Travellers bound to China are required stamped Visa for China. Visa on-arrival is not accepted at Youyi Guan port of entry.
China is connected by road with Laos through one main border checkpoint, Mohan–Boten, located in Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province.
From Laos to China
Travellers bound to China are required stamped Visa for China. Visa on-arrival is not accepted at Mohan port of entry.
How to book bus tickets in China
Booking your bus tickets in China is very quick and simple. Search for bus routes between any two cities for your travel dates.
Select your route
After search, we will display the results for your itinerary.
Find the services operated by different bus companies and select the most convenient option.
Click to expand the details of the route, you will find the available fares. The bus companies in China offer various types of fares, depending if the service consists of a sleeper bus or seating bus.
Fill in the passenger and contact details
Next, provide the passenger(s) information and select your seats.
Baolau supports seat selection on certain buses in China. In case that seat selection is available, you can choose your preferred seats during the reservation process and the seat numbers will be guaranteed when the booking is confirmed. In other cases, we will carefully select the best seats for you and your travel company.
Don’t forget to provide the contact details of the person responsible for booking. We will send the ticket confirmation by email.
Complete your payment
Select your payment method. We accept international credit or debit cards and Alipay.
Check your itinerary and price breakdown. Confirm that the booking information is correct. Before you proceed to payment, you must read and accept the terms and conditions of booking.
Receive your tickets by email
Once your payment is complete, your reservation will be processed.
In the following 24 hours you will receive the itinerary and booking confirmation by email with the electronic tickets in PDF format.
You can also access to Manage your booking via web and download the electronic tickets to your device.
The electronic tickets are valid boarding passes and can be used to board the bus at the departure point. Passengers must follow the instructions contained in the e-ticket and print a physical copy in advance or carry a digital copy in the mobile phone or tablet to present it before boarding.
Updated on Feb 9, 2020.