The Best Travel Booking App in China –

Rachel Weiss
Rachel Weiss

I'm an American who has been in China for three years! Read more about my adventures here:

 / Oct 18, 2018

When you're making travel plans in China, there's one particular website you should know and use regularly: Owned by one of China's biggest travel booking companies (called Ctrip), should be your go-to site for making trips in China.

4 Reasons You Should Use

1. has a convenient and easy-to-use APP

You can make bookings directly on the website, or download the APP on your mobile device. The APP is very straight forward and user friendly.

2. is in English

You don't have to know Chinese or ask for help when you need to buy tickets! Unlike other travel Apps in China, everything on the App and Website is in English.

3. Book Flights, Trains, and Hotels

Ctrip offers a variety of travel services and is a great place for booking flights, trains, and hotels in China, as well as reading reviews and comments from other users. Buying train tickets in China has never been easier for foreigners!

If you're looking to travel to other countries, you can easily do that as well. Flights aren't just limited to China - there are more than 5000 destinations available world wide. will also offer special promotions on their flights and hotels, so it's great to use the APP often and stay up-to-date on their deals.

4. You Can Pay Using WeChat or Union Pay

You no longer need to worry about transferring money into your overseas account to pay with your foreign bank cards! allows you to pay with Wechat or UnionPay, making it super convenient for foreigners working in China to buy tickets using their Chinese bank accounts.

Download and Start Traveling!

Whether you're looking to travel by train or plane, you can do everything on Ctrip. It's one of the most convenient travel apps to use in China and will make it easier for you to jump into your next adventure!

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Rachel Weiss

I'm an American who has been in China for three years! Read more about my adventures here: