Expat Chauffeur Service & Car Rental China

Nationwide relocation support service tailored for expats on assignment in China

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Chauffeur Service in 90 Cities Nationwide

In China we offer Chauffeur Service or car rental. Our partners in China provide service in 90 cities around the country. Depending on your needs, there are English speaking chauffeurs available. The service is customized based on your specific intercultural needs.

Our program will save foreign professionals time and money

A full destination service rental car program for those relocating to China which gives you the benefit of a knowledgeable and skilled local provider, using the latest information technology to achieve a complete service delivery and vehicle management system in China.

Chauffeur Service

Our destination service is customized based on each expatriate’s specific needs and background to ensure the maximum customer satisfaction.

Chauffeur - On Demand Service

Designed to meet our corporate customer’s immediate transportation needs. Our services include drop-off and pick-up services at local airports, business shuttle service, intercity transportation service and etc.

Short-Daily Rentals

Our short-term program (30 days or less) is designed to match our customers’ short-term needs including weekend travels and business trips.

Long term Rentals

Our long-term program (30 days plus) is designed to benefit customers who have the need for a car on daily basis.

We can assist you in all of China

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you: Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Shantou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Chengdu, Dongguan, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Shenyang, Quanzhou, Wenzhou, Qingdao, Suzhou, Harbin, Xiamen, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Nanchang, Changsha, Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, Dalian, Kunming, Wuxi, Changchun, Ningbo, and the list goes on…

No matter what Chinese province you are relocating to, contact us for your car needs: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong , Guangxi Zhuang, Haina, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Xizang, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia Hui, Xinjiang Uyghur, Hong Kong, Xianggang, and Macau.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our company is considering leasing a car in China for our executive, but the traffic in her new city seems daunting. Is there a better alternative to a lease?

    Indeed, in our experience chauffeur service is the safe alternative to navigate many Chinese cities. Contact us to find out more!

  • What pricing can we expect for chauffeur service in China?

    Please see the below price example for an idea of costs:

    Monthly flat rate of CNY 24,000 for Buick GL8
    with driver (including insurance, gas and tolls)
    • No long-term commitment required
    • Daily hours: 10 (incl.1 hour break)
    • Monday - Saturday (6 days)
    • Kilometers per month: 3,500 KM
    • Parking fees are extra
    • Overtime available on a daily basis

  • Are there English-speaking drivers available?

    Indeed, we can make arrangements for an English-speaking driver. Please allow us 14 days to coordinate with our Chinese partner.

  • What are the terms for cancellation of the chauffeur service?

    The cancellation notice is 30 days.

  • What are the details of the insurance for chauffeur service?

    Compulsory traffic accident liability insurance; Third party liability-1,000,000 CNY and free of exemption; Car Damages Insurance and free of exemption; Driver and Passenger seats liability -50,000 CNY/SEAT and free of exemption.

  • Is ExpatRide specialized in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employees’ transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, self-pay, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you work with a Relocation Management Company. We can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

    Please see more information on our “Corporate page”

  • Do you offer corporations direct billing via invoicing instead of credit card payment?

    Yes, we offer different payment options worldwide for corporations. This is individually accessed and may not be available for all.

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    Yes, we can assist corporate human resource divisions in coordinating all transportation needs for their employees on international assignments.

Practical Information on Driving in China

Speed Limits

China National Highways (which are not expressways), a common speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph). In some localities, speed limits may drop to 40 km/h (25 mph). On some designated “fast through routes” in cities, speed limits are up to 80 km/h (50 mph).

Kids in Cars

China does not have national laws governing child restraints. Late last year, Shanghai authorities introduced regulations that require the use of child seats when carrying children under 4 in cars. But there are no provisions for punishing violators.

Minimum age

The legal driving age in China is 18.

Alcohol and Driving

Because driving while intoxicated has become a criminal offense, the license of the drunk driver will be revoked, and it cannot be re-obtained for five years.

Phone use & driving

Using a cellphone while driving is prohibited in China. Violators can be fined 200 yuan ($29) and lose two points on their driver’s license.

Auto Insurance

Compulsory liability insurance is mandatory in China, for traffic accidents Compulsory liability insurance in China is used to cover third-party injuries and/or deaths in car accidents.

Driver's License

To drive a car in China, you need a Chinese driver’s license. China does not recognize the International Driving Permit or other foreign driver’s licenses. Only foreigners with a valid residence permit can apply for a Chinese driver’s license.

How to Exchange your foreign driver’s license

If you have a residency permit and a driver’s license from another country, you can get a Chinese driver’s license (valid for 6 years) just by passing a written exam. The process and the exam take place in the traffic police department in the city you live in and you may need a prior appointment.

Note: Information may not be up-to-date. Please check official government information for latest laws and regulations.

Example of service challenge solved

A partner of ours had a Fortune 50 company with very specific requests for a flexible multi city service in China. Specifics none of the local DSPs could deliver on. We received the challenge, with no prior business in China, to create such a program.

We met the challenge and did so well that our partner used it for a client video case study that they produced. Please see video below.

Partner quote “We have a great partner in ExpatRide, and we are actually looking to expand this same program into multiple regions”.

Description of service offered for a client in China:

• Flexible terms
• Daily hours: 12 (incl.1 hour break)
• Monday – Saturday (6 days)
• Kilometers per month: 3,500 KM
• Parking fees are extra
• Overtime available on a daily basis

"One of the best experiences living in Shanghai was the great relationship we had with our driver"

Alistair from the U.K. - Chauffeur service Shanghai

We are ready to assist!

    • Daily, weekly, monthly and annual programs
    • Direct billing in EUR and USD
    • Ongoing support
    • Trained drivers
    • Outsource all coordination to us