Rental Car, Beijing
China Temporary Driving Permit
I had to admit this forum was usefull , hence i want to give my cent of experience with China Temporary Driving Permit.
I have landed in Beijing Airport at 8am in Terminal 3.
Then i went down to the Floor 1 ( where you can easily see all the bus stops/station outside)
in this floor you should find "Motor Vehicle xxxx xxxx", just go there and you will see a room like 4 meter wide 6meter width.with 2 desks and officer are using police uniform
make sure you prepare this:
1. 20 RMB cash
2. 3x Passport foto 2cm x 3 cm (background white).. or anything close this this dimension
3. 2x copy in A4 paper of your Original Driving License (back and front)
4. 2x copy in A4 paper of Passport page (where you name and foto is there)
5. 2x copy in A4 paper of Passport VISA page
you give this all to them except the money ...
then they will help you to fill some forms... one of the form is the Health Check
Bring that Health check form to the 2nd Floor (Arrival level) in First Aid office
One of the nurse will check your eyes and hearing ( make sure you bring the proper glasses to let them pass you the test)
if everything ok ..they will attached your Foto, signed and stamped.
Bring this down to the "Motor Vehicle xxx xxx" office again ..and just give all doc to them
in 30 minutes they will give you 30 days of Temporary Driving License (Brown colour)
with this you can borrow Car and drive in Beijing.
Note: the officer will tell you that this can be used in Beijing, but i did use it in other area and so far no issue.
Good Luck ..
Good to share to others ..
Hiring a car in Beijing (or anywhere in China) is not that easy. If you can get a Chinese-issued driving license, then you can hire one and drive by yourself. If you can’t get that license, then you can rent a car but it will include a driver.
The good news is that some recent legislation enables now you, the foreigner (the lao3 wai4), to get a temporary license valid for 3 months. Just take advantage of this benefit, my friend.
For more information about this and about hiring a car, you can visit the follow website.
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In recognition of our quality service and excellence in management, we received a prestigious "Best Enterprise in Management & Service in 2009" award from Beijing Commission of Transportation on March 30, 2010.
Other than chauffeur-drive, you may also choose to do self-drive. GPS navigation devices are available for rental.
Airport transfer, daily rental, out-station rental (eg. to Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, etc), and long-term leasing are also available. Same for car rental services in and around Shanghai.
Contact email@example.com or tel +86 10 5908 1313 to find out more.
Have an enjoyable stay in Beijing!
Beijing Order Car Rental Co. The Price List
CarModel Airport-transfer One-day downtown BJ
M-BenzS600£º 800 2000
M-BrnzS350£º 700 1600
Coaster£¨20seats£©£º 400 800
AudiA6£º 350 700
BuickGL8£¨7seats£©£º 350 700
VW Passat£º 300 550
JinBei£¨9seats£©£º 250 500
Santana3000£º 250 450
Red Flag£º 250 500
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BenzM100£¨15seats£©£º 400 800
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1.Airport pick-up and drop off
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According to LP guidebook it seemed a very complicated thing getting by public transport to Mutianyu Great Wall. Neverthless we decided to give it a chance. We got by taxi to Dong Zhi Men coach station in order to find out how. There a local guy called Mr Liang, holding a sign promoting his shuttle service to Great wall stopped us. I was about to ignore him but luckily my travelmate started negotiating the price. I can't recall the price (not too expensive) but thank god we did it. Not only we travelled there in our own pace but also by the time Mutianyu Wall opened to visitors. So we were able to wander around in almost complete serenity.
You will find him towards the Dong Zhi Men coach station in Beijing. His destinations are to any part of great wall and his moni van can host up to 20 persons
Car rental for visit of Chuandixia village featuring Ming Dynasty (1368-1683) building at Mentougou district
When visit Chuadixia Village at Mentougou, you can do more than that. Along the national road of 109, you can visit the following spots.
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Though the village has become well know among tourists recently, it has existed silently for more than 400 years. Now there are more than 500 Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) courtyards. It is one of the best reserved ancient village with group of ancient constructions featuring Ming design and reflecting the social classification of that period of time. Some of the courtyards are empty with no people living inside. Therefore it will be locked again after your visit.
However, there are, apart from Chandixia Village, many other ancient villages, such as Yang Jia Yu Village, Sang Yu Village, and Ling Sui Village.
The only difference is that these other villages are not known to the outside world.
After the village, you can visit the Donghuling Han Dynasty (BC206-AD220) Tomb group. There is an exhibition hall there.
The mountain is famous for its roses and cherry flowers, ancient temples
Huang Chao Liang Great Wall
It is well reserved Great Wall in Mentougou District, therefore it is still wild great wall.
Yang Jia Yu Village at Mentougou
Sang Yu Village at Mentougou
Ling Sui Village at Mentougou
When you rent a car from www.carrentalsbeijing.com, you get more than a car.
You get a cell phone which enable you to call home at unbeatable rate and receive translation service through the phone. Many usful phone numbers have been save in the cell phone.
You can also buy IP calling card from www.carrentalsbeijing.com
IP stands for internet phone.
If you need internet access, www.carrentalsbeijing.com provide wireless internet access through laptop. You do not need to pay the 20 yuan wireless internet access in your hotel, though you have your own laptop.
Zheng Winter (his nick name, he was born in the middle of a cold winter) owns a brand new car and took us on an excursion to Chengde. He speaks good english, is a tour guide with certificate and knows his way around. We had a lovely - very long - day trip (the express way was said to be open and looked finished, but part of it wasn't open, so we had to drive for about two hours on local roads). If you're seaking a reliable guide : this can be your man. Call hem at 8613911878644 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I have stayed in Jiu Hua Spa&Resort near Beijing (with my family) for 6 days. I used the services of Robinson Li tours for travelling at major Beijing sites. As related to other chinese people (who should knew english as lomg they work in tourism) the english spoken by his team is excellent. Thery can solve also all kind of accommodation problems helping you as translator. The program is flexible, so we have made a very good choice. The price of 88-1000RMB per day is the best one as related to his flexible program and additional services. It is true, I could find a taxi driver with less money, ...but I wonder whether they help you all problems which could appear at check-in and check-out at hotel.
I know some practical information on Beijing car rental companies, from which guide on car hire can be easily discovered. Wish it helps!
1?DJinjian Taxi Company
One of the famous branded taxi ventures in Beijing. It has 3,500 cabs of various models.
Beijing-based Jinjian Taxi Company and Delgo Taxi Management Company from Singapore have agreed to set up the first cab company in the capital.
The joint venture will have an initial investment totaling 250 million yuan (US$30.2 million) and 3,300 taxicabs.
2?DYinjian Auto Services Co., LTD
One of the earliest and the greatest car service companies in Beijing. Boasting a high-quality and specialized team, thousands of autos, more than thirty types of cars, and a far-reaching leasing service spot. Providing short, medium or long term self-drive and leasing.
3?DYuyang United Auto Rental Co.
One of the famous branded auto rental services in Beijing. Having more than 5,000 medium-to-high grade cars.
Yuyang United Auto Rental Co. is a member of standing council of China Taxi and Leasing Association.
4?DBTG Car Rental Company
The BTG Car Rental Company under it is one of the earliest professional car rental companies in Beijing. The China tourism car rental network jointly founded by BTG Taxi Company and other domestic car rental enterprises has become available in more than twenty major cities in China.
(From: www.at0086.com, a comprehensive Chinese information town.)
Our cruiser stopped at Xingang port (in Tianjin city), it's a long distance from Beijing city.
we booked a car through hotelguidechina.com, $160 from the port to Beijing, much better price than the cruiser offer.
some one took train from Tianjin to Beijing, but the train station is not close by the port, so we think book a car transfer is a better way to get Beijing.
We rented a car to bring us around Beijing. It's much more convenient and better than booking yourself in the local tours where they bring you to the tourist sites and tourist shops to get ripped off.
This driver (Robinson Li) which we used was really quite good. He speaks reasonable english and gave us pretty good account of the historical sites (Tiananmen Sq, Forbidden City, Summer Palace etc).
Though it's not the cheapest around (he charges us about 800rmb for 4 people for a full day tour), it's still quite reasonable compared to the other tours.
On the second day, we booked a taxi for the whole day at 360RMB to the Ming Tombs' Sacred Way, Badaling Great Wall, Summer Palace and Qianmen.
The cab driver must be pretty new and was polite and friendly. It would seems that it was his first whole day booking.
If you are the first time visitor for Beijing as well as other part of China, I would not encourage you to choose rental car as the way touring the city!
The driving culture in China is quite new, there is tremendous increase of the car on road since these 3-4 years, at least 60% of the drivers are new drivers , I can't give too much compliments to our driving skills! Sincerely speaking , I would saying I don't enjoy driving in the city anymore , and I would dare to say that it is one of the difficult places in the world to drive.
The rental fee for a car is quite cheap, less than RMB300 for a day in general. I would suggest you to hire a taxi if you are a "luxury" traveller. You can get a taxi 8 hours reserved for you for leass than RMB600. It's more safe and you don't need to worry about parking!
Roads are in a fairly good condition. At least the one leading to the airport as it has a toll (see picture with that awesome chinese toll-gate!) but also the one going to The Great Wall (Badaling)!