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Wuhan Car Rental  Guide

Exploring Wuhan by Car: A Comprehensive Guide

Wuhan, a sprawling metropolis straddling the mighty Yangtze River, often goes unnoticed by international tourists. Yet, it holds the title of being the most populous city in Central China and offers a unique blend of modernity, history, and natural beauty. If you're contemplating discovering Wuhan by car, this detailed guide will equip you with all the essentials.

1. Wuhan: An Overview

Renowned as the "Nine Provinces' Thoroughfare" due to its central location, Wuhan has been a crucial transportation and trading hub for centuries. The city merges the ancient with the avant-garde, and its lush parks, serene lakes, and historic temples make it an intriguing destination.

2. Benefits of Hiring a Car in Wuhan

  • Tailored Itineraries: Navigate Wuhan’s vast urban sprawl and surrounding attractions at your own pace.

  • Convenience: Reach attractions that are not easily accessible by public transport.

  • Comfort: Given Wuhan's subtropical climate, having an air-conditioned vehicle during humid months is a blessing.

3. Key Details for Car Rental

  • Wuhan Tianhe International Airport: Located around 26 km from the city center, a drive takes about 40 minutes via the Airport Expressway. It's the most significant and busiest airport in Central China, making it a convenient pick-up or drop-off point for rental cars.

  • Road Conditions: While main roads in Wuhan are well-maintained, some secondary streets might be narrower or less developed. Signage is primarily in Chinese, so a GPS system with English language options can be helpful.

  • Traffic: As with most major Chinese cities, Wuhan can experience dense traffic, especially during rush hours (7-9 am & 5-7 pm). It's advisable to avoid driving during these peak times.

  • Tolls: Expressways around Wuhan might have toll booths. Keeping some cash (Chinese Yuan) handy is recommended.

4. Must-Visit Attractions & Distances/Routes

  • Yellow Crane Tower: Located in the heart of the city, it's a 20-minute drive from Wuhan Railway Station. This historic tower offers panoramic views of the city and the Yangtze River.

  • East Lake (Donghu) Scenic Area: Only a 30-minute drive from the city center, this vast lake, and its surrounding gardens and pagodas are a haven of tranquillity.

  • Hubei Provincial Museum: Situated near East Lake, it's renowned for its ancient artifacts, including a set of 2,400-year-old bronze chime bells.

  • Ancient Lute Platform: About a 40-minute drive from downtown Wuhan, this site is dedicated to the legendary musician Yu Boya and offers a glimpse into China's ancient musical heritage.

5. Tips for Car Rental in Wuhan

  • Parking: Ensure your accommodation has parking facilities as finding public parking in dense urban areas can be challenging.

  • Local Driving Habits: As with many Asian cities, driving in Wuhan might feel aggressive compared to Western standards. Honking is common and isn’t considered rude; it’s often a way to alert others of one’s presence.

  • Documentation: An International Driving Permit (IDP) isn't recognized. You'll need a temporary Chinese driving license.

In Conclusion

Hiring a car in Wuhan offers a deeper exploration of this bustling metropolis and its treasures. Being equipped with the right information ensures a smoother experience as you uncover the layers of history, culture, and natural beauty that Wuhan proudly holds.  

We do advise prebooking your rental car online to receive the vehicle you require at the absolute best price and if you are hiring a car in China for the first time, we recommend reading our Drive Smart China guide to ensure you know the rules of the road and can drive safely in and around Wuhan.  

Current Rental Rates in Wuhan

Volkswagen Lavida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.75 EUR/day
Volkswagen Lavida

7 Days rental at 208.31 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sylphy

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.62 EUR/day
Nissan Sylphy

7 Days rental at 228.37 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.41 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 289.91 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Wuhan: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Jade sculptures and silk flowers are among the most popular souvenirs in Wuhan
  • The Wuchan district is surrounded by 223 walls
  • It became a major military based in 1938 when it was captured by the Japanese army
  • Has a population of nearly 10 million
  • You can stay in Wuhan for up to 6 days on an international transit from the airport without a visa

 

Popular car hire destinations in Wuhan

Best car rental companies in Wuhan

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No.1: EHI,
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Wuhan car hire information

  • 5.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    EHI China Self Drive
  • € 208.25
    Average price:
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  • € 29.75
    Best Price:
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  • 2
    Most Popular Type:
    Standard
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai iX35
  • 6
    Total Cars Available
     

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