Sometimes in the travel forums someone will ask about rental cars.
The simple answer is that visitors can not rent cars.
The longer answer is:
1) China does not reconize any kind of international driver's license.
This means that to drive in China you must have an official China driver's license, just like everyone else.
2) You do not want to drive in China!
Driving in China is like driving no where else in the world! Actually, I believe at this moment in time, China is the most dangerous country to drive in. The traffic is congested and there are often all kinds of different modes of transportation using the same limited road space.
Given how in-expensive it is to use a taxi, bus or train in China, I would never suggest anyone rent a car.
There are many buses in Jinhua. I believe the schedule is that one an hour will arrive at any given bus station or stop.
You do not buy a ticket to use the bus, just throw your money into a receptacle when boarding.
The ticket price is 1 or 2 Yuan or .14/.28 cents USD. I believe you can ride as far as you want until either the bus reaches the end of it’s route or you have to change buses. I ask about this and it was never real clear, but I believe this is true.
All taxies have meters, or at least every one I used did. I never felt like I was going to get ripped-off, but I suppose it does happen. The meters are always on the dashboard and in easy view. Just make sure it is set at zero when you start out
Taxi charges are established and are as follows;
the starting (minimum) price is 6 Yuan, including 3 kilometers, it takes 2 Yuan to go each kilometer inside 5 kilometers, and it takes 2.6 Yuan to go each kilometer outside of 5 kilometers.
Ok, got that? :)
One Yuan is about .14 cents USD.
Jinhua is about 4/5 hours south of Shanghai by car or about 2 by train. The train station is in the center of Jinhua about 3/4 blocks north of the Wu River.