Essential Chinese Words and Phrases for Travelling

Sunday, January 8, 2023

China has relaxed its epidemic control policy. Want to travel to China after the epidemic? These super practical travel Chinese expressions are of great help to you. After studying, you don't have to worry about communication when you travel to China. Let's start learning together!

Ask for flight information

Booking a flight ticket is the first step of your trip. You need to ask for some flight information. What about the relevant Chinese expressions?

1. I want to buy a ticket to Beijing.
我 想    买  一 张    到  北  京   的 机 票   。
wǒ xiǎnɡ mǎi yì zhānɡ dào běi jīnɡ de jī piào. 

2. Could you please tell me what time we'll arrive in Beijing?
你能告诉我一下我们什么时候到达北京吗?
nǐ nénɡ ɡào su wǒ yí xià wǒ men shén me shí hou dào dá běi jīnɡ mɑ ?

3. What's the time difference between Beijng and New York?
北京和纽约的时差是多少?
běi jīnɡ hé niǔ yuē de shí chà shì duō shǎo ?

4. How long is the flight to Beijing?
飞机到北京要多久?
fēi jī dào běi jīnɡ yào duō jiǔ ?

5. When are we going to be landing? 
我们什么时候开始降落?
wǒ men shén me shí hou kāi shǐ jiànɡ luò ?

Booking Hotel

The next step is to book a hotel. Here are some useful Chinese expressions you might use.

1. I'd like to make a reservation for one night on the 1st of March.
我想预订三月一日一个晚上的房间。
wǒ xiǎnɡ yù dìnɡ sān yuè yí rì yí ɡè wǎn shɑnɡ de fánɡ jiān.

2. Could I book a double room from March 5 to March 8?
我能订一间从三月五日到三月八日的双人房吗?
wǒ nénɡ dìnɡ yì jiān cónɡ sān yuè wǔ rì dào sān yuè bá rì de shuānɡ rén fánɡ mɑ? 

3. What are the room rates?
房价是多少?
fánɡ jià shì duō shǎo?

4. I'd like to reserve a room of one / a single room.
我想要预订一间单人房。
wǒ xiǎnɡ yào yù dìnɡ yì jiān dān rén fánɡ.

Ask for travel information

1. How long does it take to get to the Forbidden City?
去北京故宫需要多久呢?
qù běi jīnɡ ɡù ɡōnɡ xū yào duō jiǔ ne?

2. What is the best way to the Great Wall?
你能告诉我去长城最好的方式吗?
nǐ nénɡ ɡào su wǒ qù chánɡ chénɡ zuì hǎo de fānɡ shì mɑ?

Taking Transportation

1. Is there an airport bus to the city?
这里有去市中心的机场巴士吗 ?
zhè lǐ yǒu qù shì zhōnɡ xīn de jī chǎnɡ bā shì mɑ? 

2. Where is the bus stop?
巴士站在哪里 ?
bā shì zhàn zài nǎ lǐ ?

3.What time does it leave?
几点发车?
jǐ diǎn fā chē? 

4.Where can I get a ticket?
在哪里买票?
zài nǎ lǐ mǎi piào?

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