As the weather finally gets down to the temperatures we are used to seeing in Beijing this time of year, have you started to think about how this will change the way that you get around? There are a lot of options for transportation in Beijing, and each has its own set of benefits and disadvantages. In that case, let’s make some comparisons of the 10 best modes of transportation in Beijing during cold weather.
Fares were raised recently in Beijing; the starting price for a cab is now 13 RMB instead of 10 RMB. All the same, cab rides are still fairly affordable compared to cities abroad (as long as you make sure the driver’s turned on the meter). However, cab rides can be really hit or miss for a foreigner in Beijing.
It’s also wise to remember that cabs are not necessarily faster; in fact, if you board a taxi at the wrong time and place, they can be downright snail-like when you are stuck in traffic. All the same, you might be a little bit warmer in a cab than you would be walking to the subway; you may also come away with an interesting story or two.