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.
How to travel by bus in China
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.
Passenger experience travelling by road 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.
Reaching the main destinations in China by road
Southern China comprises the provinces of Guangxi, Guangdong and Hainan.
Connecting Guangxi province
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 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.
– 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.
– 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.
Connecting Guangdong province
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.
Connecting Hainan province
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.
Connecting Yunnan province
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.
Connecting Guizhou province
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
South Central China comprises the provinces of Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi.
Connecting Hunan province
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.
Connecting Fujian province
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.
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
Baolau cooperates with 966800 to facilitate advance online ticket booking in China up to 24 hours before departure. You can search your itinerary between any two cities for your planned travel dates.
We will list the results available and you can select the most convenient departure time and seat class.
Next, complete your payment before submitting your booking request. Once your reservation is confirmed, you will receive an electronic ticket by email.
Follow the instructions contained in the confirmation email and present a printed copy of your e-ticket at the departure point before boarding the bus.
Created on Apr 12, 2019.
Updated on Jun 12, 2019.