Expressways of China

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The expressway network of China is an integrated system of national and provincial-level expressways in China. It is the world's largest expressway system by length, having surpassed the overall length of the American Interstate Highway System in 2011. Between the end of 2014 and 2015, the total length of the network grew from 111,950 kilometres (69,560 mi) to 123,000 kilometres (76,000 mi) meaning 11,050 kilometres (6,870 mi) of expressway were built in 2015 alone.[1][2] A system of national-level expressways, officially known as the National Trunk Highway System (simplified Chinese: 中国国家高速公路网; traditional Chinese: 中國國家高速公路網; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guójiā Gāosù Gōnglùwǎng) and abbreviated NTHS,[3] with 7 radial expressways (from the capital Beijing), 11 north-south expressways and 18 east-west expressways, forms the backbone of the expressway network in the country. This backbone is known as the 71118 network (simplified Chinese: 71118网; traditional Chinese: 71118網; pinyin: 71118 wǎng).[4] In addition, the provincial-level divisions of China each have their own expressway systems.

Expressways in China are a fairly recent addition to the transportation infrastructure in the country. Previously, the national road network consisted of a system of at-grade China National Highways. China's first expressway, the Shanghai–Jiading Expressway, opened in October 1988.[5][note 1] This 17.37 kilometres (10.79 mi) expressway now forms part of Shanghai's expressway network. The early 1990s saw the start of the country's massive plan to upgrade its network of roads.[3] In 1999, the length of the network exceeded 10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi) in length.[6] Many of the major expressways parallel routes of the older China National Highways.


Prior to the 1980s, freight and passenger transport activities were predominantly achieved by rail transport rather than by road. The 1980s and 1990s saw a growing trend toward roads as a method of transportation and a shift away from rail transport. In 1978, rail transport accounted for 54.4% of the total freight movement in China, while road transport only accounted for 2.8%. By 1997, road transport's share of freight movement had increased to 13.8% while the railway's share decreased to 34.3%. Similarly, road's share of passenger transport increased from 29.9% to 53.3% within the same time period, with railway's share decreasing from 62.7% to 35.4%. The shift from rail to road can be attributed to the rapid development of the expressway network in China.[3]

On 7 June 1984, China's expressway ambitions began when construction of the Shenyang–Dalian Expressway began between the cities of Shenyang and Dalian. The expressway is now part of the longer G15 Shenyang–Haikou Expressway. Later that year, construction began on the Shanghai–Jiading Expressway in the city of Shanghai. The Shanghai–Jiading Expressway opened on 31 October 1988, becoming the first completed expressway in China.[5]

On 13 January 2005, Zhang Chunxian, China's Minister of Transport announced that China would build a network of 85,000 kilometres (53,000 mi) expressways over the next three decades, connecting all provincial capitals and cities with a population of over 200,000 residents. The announcement introduced the 7918 network (simplified Chinese: 7918网; traditional Chinese: 7918網; pinyin: 7918 wǎng), a grid of 7 radial expressways from Beijing, 9 north-south expressways, and 18 east-west expressways that would form the backbone of the national expressway system.[4] This replaced the earlier proposal for five north-south and seven east-west core routes, proposed in 1992.[3]


Map of the National Expressway Network
     Radial line      North–South line    East–West line
     Zonal ring line (Dot line: Planned)

The total costs of the national expressway network are estimated to be 2 trillion yuan (some 300 billion US dollars as rate in 2016). From 2005 to 2010, the annual investment was planned to run from 140 billion yuan (17 billion US dollars) to 150 billion yuan (18 billion US dollars), while from 2010 to 2020, the annual investment planned is to be around 100 billion yuan (12 billion US dollars).

The construction fund will come from vehicle purchase tax, fees and taxes collected by local governments, state bonds, domestic investment and foreign investment. Unlike other freeway systems, almost all of the roads on the NTHS/"7918 Network" are toll roads that are largely financed by private companies under contract from provincial governments. The private companies raise money through bond and stock offerings and recover money through tolls.

Efforts to impose a national gasoline tax to finance construction of the tollways met with opposition and it has been very difficult for both the Communist Party of China and the State Council to pass such a tax through the National People's Congress of China.[8][9]

Expressway nomenclature[edit]

An old signpost refers the Jingshi Expressway as the Jingshi Freeway, thus hinting at its previous nomenclature. (Summer 2004 image)
Combined G4/G5 (formerly, G030) (Jingshi Expressway section) after Zhaoxindian/Changxindian exit (Early July 2004 image)
G50 Huyu Expressway crossing over the Si Du River Bridge in Enshi Prefecture, Hubei. The bridge cost around US $100 million.[10]

Neither officially named "motorway" nor "highway", China used to call these roads "freeways". In this sense, the word "free" means that the traffic is free-flowing; that is, cross traffic is grade separated and the traffic on the freeway is not impeded by traffic control devices like traffic lights and stop signs. However, many misinterpret "free" as meaning "no cost", and this may be misleading because most of the expressways are in fact toll roads. Some time in the 1990s, "expressways" became the standardised term.

Note that "highways" refers to China National Highways, which are not expressways at all.

"Express routes" exist too; they are akin to expressways but are mainly inside cities. The "express route" name is a derivation of the Chinese name kuaisu gonglu (compare with expressway, gaosu gonglu). Officially, "expressway" is used for both expressways and express routes, which is also the standard used here.

The names of the individual expressways are regularly composed of two characters representing start and end of expressway, e.g. "Jingcheng" expressway is the expressway between "Jing" (meaning Beijing) and Chengde.

Expressway speed limits[edit]

The Road Traffic Safety Law of the People's Republic of China has raised the speed limit nationwide from 110 km/h to 120 km/h (75 mph), effective May 1, 2004.

A minimum speed limit of 70 km/h is in force. On overtaking lanes, however, this could be as high as 100 km/h to 110 km/h. Penalties for driving both below and in excess of the prescribed speed limits are enforced.

Expressway legislation[edit]

Only motor vehicles are allowed to enter expressways. As of May 1, 2004, "new drivers" (i.e., those with a Chinese driver's licence for less than a year) are allowed on expressways, something that was prohibited from the mid-1990s.

Overtaking on the right, speeding, and illegal use of the emergency belt (or hard shoulder) cost violators stiff penalties.

Expressway signage[edit]

Chinese expressway distances road sign. Shown here are some connections to the Expressways of Beijing in eastern Beijing. (Spring 2003 image)

Expressways in China are signed in both Simplified Chinese and English (except for parts of the Jingshi Expressway, which relies only on Chinese characters, and some provinces, in Inner Mongolia for example signs are in Mongolian and Chinese, and in XUAR the signs are in Chinese and Uyghur Language which uses Perso-Arabic Alphabet). This sharply reduces the language barrier; however, very few toll officials at toll gates speak English.

The signs on Chinese expressways use white lettering on a green background, like Japanese highways, Swiss autobahns and United States freeways. Newer signage places the exit number in an exit tab to the upper right of the sign, making them very similar in appearance to American freeway signs.

Exits are well indicated, with signs far ahead of exits. There are frequent signs that announce the next three exits. At each exit, there is a sign with the distance to the next exit. Exit signs are also posted 3000 m, 2000 m, 1000 m, and 500 m ahead of the exit, immediately before the exit, and at the exit itself.

Service areas and refreshment areas are standard on some of the older, more established expressways, and are expanding in number. Gas stations are frequent.

Signs indicate exits, toll gates, service/refreshment areas, intersections, and also warn about keeping a fair distance apart. "Distance checks" are commonplace; the idea here is to keep the two-second rule (or, as Chinese law requires, at least a 100 m distance between cars). Speed checks and speed traps are often signposted (in fact, on the Jingshen Expressway in the Beijing section, even the cameras have a warning sign above them), but some may just be scarecrow signs. Signs urging drivers to slow down, warning about hilly terrain, banning driving in emergency lanes, or about different road surfaces are also present. Also appearing from time to time are signs signaling the overtaking lane (which legally should only be used to pass other cars). Although most English signs are comprehensible, occasionally the English is garbled.

Many expressways have digital displays. These displays may advise against speeding, indicate upcoming road construction, warn of traffic jams, or alert drivers to rain. Recommended detours are also signaled. The great majority of messages are only in Chinese.

Expressway exit numbering[edit]

Chinese expressway exit sign (older version). Shown here is an exit sign to Liangxiang Airport in southwestern Beijing on the Jingshi Expressway. (Summer 2004 image)

Exit numbering has been standardised in China from its inception. Most Chinese expressways, especially those in the national network, use distance-based exit numbering, with the last three numbers before the decimal point taken used as the exit number. Hence, an exit present at km 982.7 would be Exit 982, whereas an exit at km 3,121.2 would be Exit 121. Unlike American exit numbering systems that reset at each state line a freeway crosses, exits on Chinese expressways increase along the total length of the freeway, regardless of how many provincial boundaries the expressway crosses.

Mostly regional expressways still use sequential exit numbering, although even here, new signage feature distance-based exit numbering. Before the 2009–2010 numbering switchover, nearly all of China's expressways used sequential numbering, and a few expressways used Chinese names outright.

The exit is written inside an oval in green letters to the immediate right of the Chinese word for exit, "出口" (chukou).

Expressway tolls and financing[edit]

Chinese expressway toll gate. Shown here is the Dujiakan toll gate on the Jingshi Expressway in southwest Beijing. (Summer 2004 image)
Chinese expressway toll charges table. In many jurisdictions it is legally required that charges be openly disclosed. Shown here is the toll charges table at Doudian exit on the Jingshi Expressway in southwest Beijing. (Autumn 2004 image)

Nearly all expressways are toll roads. Tolls are roughly around CNY 0.5 per kilometre, and minimum rates (e.g. CNY 5) usually apply regardless of distance. However, some are more expensive (the Jinji Expressway costs around CNY 0.66 per kilometre) and some are less expensive (the Jingshi Expressway in Beijing costs around CNY 0.33 per kilometre). It is noteworthy that cheaper expressways do not necessarily mean poorer roads or a greater risk of traffic congestion.[citation needed]

Expressway planning is performed by the Ministry of Transportation of the People's Republic of China. Unlike the road networks in most nations, most Chinese expressways are not directly owned by the state, but rather are owned by for-profit corporations (which have varying amounts of public and private ownership) which borrow money from banks or securities markets based on revenue from projected tollways. One reason for this is that Chinese provinces, which are responsible for road building, have extremely limited powers to tax and even fewer powers to borrow.

Expressway construction has also been one of the rare instances in which the Communist Party of China and the State Council has had to back down on a major policy initiative. During the late-1990s, there were proposals to fund public highways by means of a fuel tax, but this was voted down by the National People's Congress.

Toll methods[edit]

ETC sign, along with exit signage, on China National Expressway 1 in Hebei

Most expressways use a card system. Upon entrance to an expressway (or to a toll portion of the expressway), an entry card is handed over to the driver. The tolls to be paid are determined from the distance traveled when the driver hands the entry card back to the exit toll gate upon leaving the expressway. A small number of expressways do not use a card system but charge unitary fares. Passage through these expressways is relatively faster but it is economically less advantageous. An example of such an expressway would be the Jingtong Expressway.

China is increasingly deploying a network of electronic toll collection (ETC) systems, and in the latest edition of expressway toll gate signage, a new ETC sign is now shown at an increasing number of toll gates. ETC networks based around Beijing,[11] Shanghai,[12] and Guangdong province[13] all feature either mixed toll passages supporting toll card payment or full-service dedicated ETC lanes. Beijing, in particular, has a dedicated ETC lane at almost all toll gates.[14]

City transit cards are not widely used; one of the first experiments with the Beijing Yikatong Card on what is now the Jingzang Expressway (G6)[15] went live for only a year before a new national standard replaced it in early 2008.

Numeric system and list by number[edit]

G000 series[edit]

A previous system, the 1992 "five vertical + seven horizontal expressways" system, was used for arterial expressways and were, in essence, G0-series expressways (e.g. G020, G025). This was replaced by the present-day new numeric system (see below).

New numbering system[edit]

Signs using the new numbering system as seen on China National Expressway 1 in Tianjin

A new system, which dates from 2004 and began use on a nationwide level beginning late 2009 and early 2010, integrates itself into the present-day G-series number system. The present-day network, termed the 7918 Network (also known as the National Trunk Highway System (NTHS)), uses one, two or four digits in the G-series numbering system, leaving three-figured G roads as the China National Highways.

The new 7918 Network is composed of

  • 7 radial expressways leaving Beijing (G1-G7)
  • 9 vertical expressways going north to south (double digit G roads with numbers ending in an odd numeral)
  • 18 horizontal expressways head west to east (double digit G roads with numbers ending in an even numeral)

The network is additionally composed of connection expressways as well as regional and metropolitan ring expressways.

On a nationwide basis, expressways use the G prefix (short for "guojia" in Chinese meaning "national"), as well as the character "国家高速" (National Expressway, white letters on a red stripe on top of the sign). For regional expressways, the prefix S (short for "shengji" or "province-level") is used instead, as well as the one-character abbreviation of the province and "高速" (expressway, black letters on an orange-yellow stripe on top of the sign.) The same numbering system is used for both national and regional expressways.

Numbering rules[edit]

  • All expressways in this network begin with the letter G. (For regional expressways, the letter S is used instead.)
  • All expressways have a thin band on top of the sign. For national expressways, this will be red; for regional expressways, it will be orange-yellow.
  • For radial expressways leaving from or ending in Beijing, use a single digit from 1 to 9 (e.g. G1, G2).
  • For north-south expressways, use an odd number from 11-89 (e.g. G13, G35).
  • For west-east expressways, use an even number from 10-90 (e.g. G30, G46).
  • For regional expressways in the 7918 network, use numbers from 91-99 (e.g. G91, G93)
  • For the parallel expressways running alongside primary expressways, add the direction signal "W", "E", "N", "S" after the primary expressway number (e.g. G4W).
  • For connection expressways, use "1" plus an order number after the main line (e.g. G1511).
  • For city ring expressways, use "0" plus an order number after the main line number, starting from the smallest possible number.

NTHS Expressways[edit]

Bold text indicates primary expressways, whereas ordinary text denotes branch or auxiliary expressways.

Number and Name Chinese Name Origin Terminus Length
Radial Expressways from Beijing
China Expwy G1 sign no name.svg G1 Jingha Expressway 京哈高速 Beijing Harbin, Heilongjiang 1,205 km (749 mi)
China Expwy G1N sign no name.svg G1N Jingqin Expressway 京秦高速 Beijing Qinhuangdao, Hebei
China Expwy G0111 sign no name.svg G0111 Qinbin Expressway 秦滨高速 Qinhuangdao, Hebei Binzhou, Shandong 367 km (228 mi)
G0112 Qincheng Expressway 秦承高速 Zhengou, Hebei Binzhou, Shandong 224 km (139 mi)
China Expwy G2 sign no name.svg G2 Jinghu Expressway 京沪高速 Beijing Shanghai 1,220 km (760 mi)
China Expwy G0211 sign no name.svg G0211 Jinshi Expressway 津石高速 Tianjin Shijiazhuang, Hebei 235 km (146 mi)
China Expwy G3 sign no name.svg G3 Jingtai Expressway 京台高速 Beijing Fuzhou, Fujian (Taipei, Taiwan) 2,030 km (1,260 mi) See also Political Status of Taiwan.
China Expwy G3W sign no name.svg G3W Deshang Expressway 德上高速 Dezhou, Shandong Shangrao, Jiangxi
China Expwy G4 sign no name.svg G4 Jinggang'ao Expressway 京港澳高速 Beijing Hong KongMainland China border 2,285 km (1,420 mi) Connects to Shenzhen section of HK Route10.svg Hong Kong Route 10.
China Expwy G4E sign no name.svg G4E Wushen Expressway 武深高速 Wuhan, Hubei Shenzhen, Guangdong
China Expwy G4W sign no name.svg G4W Guang'ao Expressway 广澳高速 Guangzhou, Guangdong MacauMainland China border Connects to the Lótus Bridge to Macau.
China Expwy G4W2 sign no name.svg G4W2 Xuguang Expressway 许广高速 Xuchang, Henan Guangzhou, Guangdong
China Expwy G4W3 sign no name.svg G4W3 Leguang Expressway 乐广高速 Lechang, Guangdong Guangzhou, Guangdong
China Expwy G5 sign no name.svg G5 Jingkun Expressway 京昆高速 Beijing Kunming, Yunnan 2,714 km (1,686 mi)
China Expwy G0511 sign no name.svg G0511 Dedu Expressway 德都高速 Deyang, Sichuan Dujiangyan, Sichuan 16.8 km (10.4 mi)
China Expwy G0512 sign no name.svg G0512 Chengle Expressway 成乐高速 Chengdu, Sichuan Leshan, Sichuan 89.6 km (55.7 mi)
China Expwy G6 sign no name.svg G6 Jingzang Expressway 京藏高速 Beijing Lhasa, Tibet 3,710 km (2,310 mi)
China Expwy G0611 sign no name.svg G0611 Zhangwen Expressway 张汶高速 Zhangye, Gansu Wenchuan, Sichuan
China Expwy G0612 sign no name.svg G0612 Xihe Expressway 西和高速 Xining, Qinghai Hotän, Xinjiang
China Expwy G0613 sign no name.svg G0613 Xili Expressway 西丽高速 Xining, Qinghai Lijiang, Yunnan
China Expwy G0615 sign no name.svg G0615 Dema Expressway 德马高速 Delhi, Qinghai Barkam, Sichuan
China Expwy G7 sign no name.svg G7 Jingxin Expressway 京新高速 Beijing Ürümqi, Xinjiang 2,540 km (1,580 mi)
China Expwy G0711 sign no name.svg G0711 Wuruo Expressway 乌若高速 Ürümqi, Xinjiang Ruoqiang, Xinjiang
North–South Expressways
China Expwy G11 sign no name.svg G11 Heda Expressway 鹤大高速 Hegang, Heilongjiang Dalian, Liaoning 1,474 km (916 mi)
China Expwy G1111 sign no name.svg G1111 Heha Expressway 鹤哈高速 Hegang, Heilongjiang Harbin, Heilongjiang
China Expwy G1112 sign no name.svg G1112 Jishuang Expressway 集双高速 Ji'an, Jilin Shuangliao, Jilin Connects to North Korean roads at Ji'an.
China Expwy G1113 sign no name.svg G1113 Danfu Expressway 丹阜高速 Dandong, Liaoning Fuxin, Liaoning Connects to North Korean roads at Dandong.
China Expwy G15 sign no name.svg G15 Shenhai Expressway 沈海高速 Shenyang, Liaoning Haikou, Hainan 3,710 km (2,310 mi)
China Expwy G15E sign no name.svg G15E Shenhai Expressway Zhangzhou Extension 沈海高速漳州扩建段 Zhangzhou, Fujian Zhangzhou, Fujian
China Expwy G15W sign no name.svg G15W Changtai Expressway 常台高速 Changshu, Jiangsu Taizhou, Zhejiang
China Expwy G15W2 sign no name.svg G15W2 Changjia Expressway 常嘉高速 Changshu, Jiangsu Jiaxing, Zhejiang
China Expwy G15W3 sign no name.svg G15W3 Yongguan Expressway 甬莞高速 Ningbo, Zhejiang Dongguan, Guangdong
China Expwy G1511 sign no name.svg G1511 Rilan Expressway 日兰高速 Rizhao, Shandong Lankao, Henan 473 km (294 mi)
China Expwy G1512 sign no name.svg G1512 Yongjin Expressway 甬金高速 Ningbo, Zhejiang Jinhua, Zhejiang 185 km (115 mi)
China Expwy G1513 sign no name.svg G1513 Wenli Expressway 温丽高速 Wenzhou, Zhejiang Lishui, Zhejiang 115 km (71 mi)
China Expwy G1514 sign no name.svg G1514 Ningshang Expressway 宁上高速 Ningde, Fujian Shangrao, Jiangxi 352 km (219 mi)
China Expwy G1515 sign no name.svg G1515 Yanjing Expressway 盐靖高速 Yancheng, Jiangsu Jingjiang, Jiangsu
China Expwy G1516 sign no name.svg G1516 Yanluo Expressway 盐洛高速 Yancheng, Jiangsu Luoyang, Henan
China Expwy G1517 sign no name.svg G1517 Puyan Expressway 莆炎高速 Putian, Fujian Yanling, Hunan
China Expwy G25 sign no name.svg G25 Changshen Expressway 长深高速 Changchun, Jilin Shenzhen, Guangdong 3,580 km (2,220 mi)
China Expwy G2511 sign no name.svg G2511 Xinlu Expressway 新鲁高速 Xinmin, Liaoning Lubei, Jarud, Inner Mongolia
China Expwy G2512 sign no name.svg G2512 Fujin Expressway 阜锦高速 Fuxin, Liaoning Jinzhou, Liaoning 119 km (74 mi)
China Expwy G2513 sign no name.svg G2513 Huaixu Expressway 淮徐高速 Huai'an, Jiangsu Xuzhou, Jiangsu 222 km (138 mi)
China Expwy G2515 sign no name.svg G2515 Luhuo Expressway 鲁霍高速 Lubei, Jarud, Inner Mongolia Holingol, Inner Mongolia
China Expwy G2516 sign no name.svg G2516 Donglü Expressway 东吕高速 Dongying, Shandong Lüliang, Shanxi
China Expwy G2517 sign no name.svg G2517 Shaxia Expressway 沙厦高速 Shaxian, Fujian Xiamen, Fujian
China Expwy G2518 sign no name.svg G2518 Shencen Expressway 深岑高速 Shenzhen, Guangdong Cenxi, Guangxi
China Expwy G35 sign no name.svg G35 Jiguang Expressway 济广高速 Jinan, Shandong Guangzhou, Guangdong 1,953 km (1,214 mi)
China Expwy G3511 sign no name.svg G3511 Hebao Expressway 菏宝高速 Heze, Shandong Baoji, Shaanxi
China Expwy G45 sign no name.svg G45 Daguang Expressway 大广高速 Daqing, Heilongjiang Guangzhou, Guangdong 3,435 km (2,134 mi)
China Expwy G4511 sign no name.svg G4511 Longhe Expressway 陇河高速 Longnan, Gansu Heyuan, Guangdong 127 km (79 mi)
China Expwy G4512 sign no name.svg G4512 Shuangnen Expressway 双嫩高速 Shuangliao, Jilin Nenjiang, Heilongjiang
China Expwy G4513 sign no name.svg G4513 Naiying Expressway 奈营高速 Naiman, Inner Mongolia Yingkou, Liaoning
China Expwy G4515 sign no name.svg G4515 Chisui Expressway 赤绥高速 Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Suizhong, Liaoning
China Expwy G55 sign no name.svg G55 Erguang Expressway 二广高速 Erenhot, Inner Mongolia Guangzhou, Guangdong 2,699 km (1,677 mi) Connects to Mongolian roads at Erenhot.
China Expwy G5511 sign no name.svg G5511 Ji'a Expressway 集阿高速 Jining, Inner Mongolia Arun, Inner Mongolia
China Expwy G5512 sign no name.svg G5512 Jinxin Expressway 晋新高速 Jincheng, Shanxi Xinxiang, Henan 116 km (72 mi)
China Expwy G5513 sign no name.svg G5513 Changzhang Expressway 长张高速 Changsha, Hunan Zhangjiajie, Hunan
China Expwy G5515 sign no name.svg G5515 Zhangnan Expressway 张南高速 Zhangjiajie, Hunan Nanchong, Sichuan
China Expwy G5516 sign no name.svg G5516 Suzhang Expressway 苏张高速 Sonid Right Banner, Inner Mongolia Zhangjiakou, Hebei
China Expwy G59 sign no name.svg G59 Hubei Expressway 呼北高速 Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Beihai, Guangxi
China Expwy G65 sign no name.svg G65 Baomao Expressway 包茂高速 Baotou, Inner Mongolia Maoming, Guangdong 3,130 km (1,940 mi)
China Expwy G65E sign no name.svg G65E Yulan Expressway 榆蓝高速 Yulin, Shaanxi Lantian, Shaanxi
China Expwy G65W sign no name.svg G65W Yanxi Expressway 延西高速 Yan'an, Shaanxi Xi'an, Shaanxi
China Expwy G6511 sign no name.svg G6511 Wuliu Expressway 梧柳高速 Wuzhou, Guangxi Liuzhou, Guangxi
China Expwy G69 sign no name.svg G69 Yinbai Expressway 银百高速 Yinchuan, Ningxia Baise, Guangxi Connects to Vietnamese roads at Baise.
China Expwy G6911 sign no name.svg G6911 Anlai Expressway 安来高速 Ankang, Shaanxi Laifeng, Hubei
China Expwy G75 sign no name.svg G75 Lanhai Expressway 兰海高速 Lanzhou, Gansu Haikou, Hainan 2,570 km (1,600 mi)
China Expwy G7511 sign no name.svg G7511 Qindong Expressway 钦东高速 Qinzhou, Guangxi Dongxing, Guangxi Connects to Vietnam National Route 18 at Dongxing.
China Expwy G85 sign no name.svg G85 Yinkun Expressway 银昆高速 Yinchuan, Ningxia Kunming, Yunnan 838 km (521 mi)
China Expwy G8511 sign no name.svg G8511 Kunmo Expressway 昆磨高速 Kunming, Yunnan Mohan, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Connects to Route 13, LAO.png Laos Route 13 at Mohan. Part of the Kunming-Bangkok Expressway
via Laos and Thailand to Bangkok.
China Expwy G8512 sign no name.svg G8512 Jingda Expressway 景打高速 Jinghong, Yunnan Daluo, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Connects to Myanmarese roads at Daluo.
China Expwy G8513 sign no name.svg G8513 Pingmian Expressway 平绵高速 Pingliang, Gansu Mianyang, Sichuan
China Expwy G8515 sign no name.svg G8515 Guanglu Expressway 广泸高速 Guang'an, Sichuan Luzhou, Sichuan
East–West Expressways
China Expwy G10 sign no name.svg G10 Suiman Expressway 绥满高速 Suifenhe, Heilongjiang Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia 1,520 km (940 mi) Connects to Russian roads A184 at Suifenhe, and A350 at Manzhouli.
China Expwy G1011 sign no name.svg G1011 Hatong Expressway 哈同高速 Harbin, Heilongjiang Tongjiang, Heilongjiang
China Expwy G1012 sign no name.svg G1012 Jianhei Expressway 建黑高速 Jiansanhe, Tongjiang, Heilongjiang Heixiazi, Heilongjiang Connects to Russian roads at Heixiazi.
China Expwy G1013 sign no name.svg G1013 Haizhang Expressway 海张高速 Hailar, Inner Mongolia Zhangjiakou, Hebei
China Expwy G1015 sign no name.svg G1015 Tieke Expressway 铁科高速 Tieli, Heilongjiang Horqin Right Middle Banner, Inner Mongolia
China Expwy G12 sign no name.svg G12 Hunwu Expressway 珲乌高速 Hunchun, Jilin Ulanhot, Inner Mongolia 924 km (574 mi) Connects to Russian roads at Hunchun.
China Expwy G12S sign no name.svg G12S Yanchang Expressway 延长高速 Yanbian, Jilin Changchun, Jilin
China Expwy G1211 sign no name.svg G1211 Jihei Expressway 吉黑高速 Jilin City, Jilin Heihe, Heilongjiang Connects to Russian roads R461 and R468 at Heihe.
China Expwy G1212 sign no name.svg G1212 Shenji Expressway 沈吉高速 Shenyang, Liaoning Jilin City, Jilin 372 km (231 mi)
China Expwy G1213 sign no name.svg G1213 Beimo Expressway 北漠高速 Bei'an, Heilongjiang Mohe, Heilongjiang
China Expwy G1215 sign no name.svg G1215 Songchang Expressway 松长高速 Songjiang, Jiamusi, Heilongjiang Mount Changbai, Jilin May connect to North Korean roads at Mount Changbai (Mount Paektu).
China Expwy G1216 sign no name.svg G1216 Wu'a Expressway 乌阿高速 Ulanhot, Inner Mongolia Arxan, Inner Mongolia
China Expwy G16 sign no name.svg G16 Danxi Expressway 丹锡高速 Dandong, Liaoning Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia 960 km (600 mi)
China Expwy G1611 sign no name.svg G1611 Kecheng Expressway 克承高速 Heshigten, Inner Mongolia Chengde, Hebei
China Expwy G18 sign no name.svg G18 Rongwu Expressway 荣乌高速 Rongcheng, Shandong Wuhai, Inner Mongolia 1,820 km (1,130 mi)
China Expwy G1811 sign no name.svg G1811 Huangshi Expressway 黄石高速 Huanghua, Hebei Shijiazhuang, Hebei
China Expwy G1812 sign no name.svg G1812 Cangyu Expressway 沧榆高速 Cangzhou, Hebei Yulin, Shaanxi
China Expwy G1813 sign no name.svg G1813 Weiqing Expressway 威青高速 Weihai, Shandong Qingdao, Shandong
China Expwy G1815 sign no name.svg G1815 Weiri Expressway 潍日高速 Weifang, Shandong Rizhao, Shandong
China Expwy G1816 sign no name.svg G1816 Wuma Expressway 乌玛高速 Wuhai, Inner Mongolia Maqên, Qinghai
China Expwy G1817 sign no name.svg G1817 Wuyin Expressway 乌银高速 Wuhai, Inner Mongolia Yinchuan, Ningxia
China Expwy G20 sign no name.svg G20 Qingyin Expressway 青银高速 Qingdao, Shandong Yinchuan, Ningxia 1,511 km (939 mi)
China Expwy G2011 sign no name.svg G2011 Qingxin Expressway 青新高速 Qingdao, Shandong Xinhezhen, Pingdu,


108 km (67 mi)
China Expwy G2012 sign no name.svg G2012 Dingwu Expressway 定武高速 Dingbian, Shaanxi Wuwei, Gansu
China Expwy G22 sign no name.svg G22 Qinglan Expressway 青兰高速 Qingdao, Shandong Lanzhou, Gansu 1,872 km (1,163 mi)
China Expwy G2211 sign no name.svg G2211 Changyan Expressway 长延高速 Changzhi, Shanxi Yan'an, Shaanxi
China Expwy G30 sign no name.svg G30 Lianhuo Expressway 连霍高速 Lianyungang, Jiangsu Khorgas, Xinjiang 4,244 km (2,637 mi) Longest contiguous expressway in China. Connects to Kazakh road A353 at Khorgas.
China Expwy G30N sign no name.svg G30N Linxing Expressway 临兴高速 Lintong, Shaanxi Xingping, Shaanxi
China Expwy G3011 sign no name.svg G3011 Liuge Expressway 柳格高速 Liuyuan, Guazhou, Gansu Golmud, Qinghai
China Expwy G3012 sign no name.svg G3012 Tuhe Expressway 吐和高速 Turpan, Xinjiang Hotän, Xinjiang
China Expwy G3013 sign no name.svg G3013 Kayi Expressway 喀伊高速 Kashgar, Xinjiang Erkeshtam, Xinjiang Connects to Kyrgyz road A371 at Erkeshtam.
China Expwy G3014 sign no name.svg G3014 Kui'a Expressway 奎阿高速 Küytün, Xinjiang Aksu, Xinjiang
China Expwy G3015 sign no name.svg G3015 Kuita Expressway 奎塔高速 Küytün, Xinjiang Tacheng, Xinjiang Connects to Kazakh road A356 at Tacheng.
China Expwy G3016 sign no name.svg G3016 Qingyi Expressway 清伊高速 Qingshuihe, Inner Mongolia Yining, Xinjiang
China Expwy G3017 sign no name.svg G3017 Wujin Expressway 武金高速 Wuwei, Gansu Jinchang, Gansu
China Expwy G3018 sign no name.svg G3018 Jing'a Expressway 精阿高速 Jinghe, Xinjiang Dzungarian Gate, Xinjiang Connects to Kazakh road A355 at Dzungarian Gate.
China Expwy G3019 sign no name.svg G3019 Bo'a Expressway 博阿高速 Bole, Xinjiang Dzungarian Gate, Xinjiang Connects to Kazakh road A355 at Dzungarian Gate.
China Expwy G36 sign no name.svg G36 Ningluo Expressway 宁洛高速 Nanjing, Jiangsu Luoyang, Henan 755 km (469 mi)
China Expwy G40 sign no name.svg G40 Hushaan Expressway 沪陕高速 Shanghai Xi'an, Shaanxi 1,525 km (948 mi)
China Expwy G4011 sign no name.svg G4011 Yangli Expressway 扬溧高速 Yangzhou, Jiangsu Liyang, Jiangsu 99 km (62 mi)
China Expwy G4012 sign no name.svg G4012 Lining Expressway 溧宁高速 Liyang, Jiangsu Ningde, Fujian
China Expwy G42 sign no name.svg G42 Hurong Expressway 沪蓉高速 Shanghai Chengdu, Sichuan 1,981 km (1,231 mi)
China Expwy G42S sign no name.svg G42S Huwu Expressway 沪武高速 Shanghai Wuhan, Hubei
China Expwy G4211 sign no name.svg G4211 Ningwu Expressway 宁芜高速 Nanjing, Jiangsu Wuhu, Anhui
China Expwy G4212 sign no name.svg G4212 He'an Expressway 合安高速 Hefei, Anhui Anqing, Anhui
China Expwy G4213 sign no name.svg G4213 Ma'an Expressway 麻安高速 Macheng, Hubei Ankang, Shaanxi
China Expwy G4215 sign no name.svg G4215 Chengzun Expressway 成遵高速 Chengdu, Sichuan Zunyi, Guizhou
China Expwy G4216 sign no name.svg G4216 Rongli Expressway 蓉丽高速 Chengdu, Sichuan Lijiang, Yunnan
China Expwy G4217 sign no name.svg G4217 Chengchang Expressway 成昌高速 Chengdu, Sichuan Qamdo, Tibet
China Expwy G4218 sign no name.svg G4218 Yaye Expressway 雅叶高速 Ya'an, Sichuan Yecheng, Xinjiang
China Expwy G4219 sign no name.svg G4219 Qunai Expressway 曲乃高速 Qüxü, Tibet Nêdong, Tibet
China Expwy G50 sign no name.svg G50 Huyu Expressway 沪渝高速 Shanghai Chongqing 1,774 km (1,102 mi)
China Expwy G50S sign no name.svg G50S Shiyu Expressway 石渝高速 Shizhu, Chongqing Chongqing
China Expwy G5011 sign no name.svg G5011 Wuhe Expressway 芜合高速 Wuhu, Anhui Hefei, Anhui
China Expwy G5012 sign no name.svg G5012 Enguang Expressway 恩广高速 Enshi, Hubei Guangyuan, Sichuan
China Expwy G5013 sign no name.svg G5013 Yurong Expressway 渝蓉高速 Chongqing Chengdu, Sichuan
China Expwy G56 sign no name.svg G56 Hangrui Expressway 杭瑞高速 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Ruili, Yunnan 3,405 km (2,116 mi) Connects to Myanmar National Highway 3 at Ruili.
China Expwy G5611 sign no name.svg G5611 Dali Expressway 大丽高速 Dali, Yunnan Lijiang, Yunnan
China Expwy G5612 sign no name.svg G5612 Dalin Expressway 大临高速 Dali, Yunnan Lincang, Yunnan
China Expwy G5613 sign no name.svg G5613 Baolu Expressway 保泸高速 Baoshan, Yunnan Lushui, Yunnan
China Expwy G5615 sign no name.svg G5615 Tianhou Expressway 天猴高速 Tianbao, Malipo, Yunnan Houqiao, Tengchong, Yunnan Connects to Vietnam National Route 2 at Dongxing, and Myanmarese roads at Houqiao.
China Expwy G60 sign no name.svg G60 Hukun Expressway 沪昆高速 Shanghai Kunming, Yunnan 2,370 km (1,470 mi)
China Expwy G60N sign no name.svg G60N Hangchang Expressway 杭长高速 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Changsha, Hunan
China Expwy G6011 sign no name.svg G6011 Changshao Expressway 昌韶高速 Nanchang, Jiangxi Shaoguan, Guangdong
China Expwy G70 sign no name.svg G70 Fuyin Expressway 福银高速 Fuzhou, Fujian Yinchuan, Ningxia 2,485 km (1,544 mi)
China Expwy G7011 sign no name.svg G7011 Shitian Expressway 十天高速 Shiyan, Hubei Tianshui, Gansu
China Expwy G72 sign no name.svg G72 Quannan Expressway 泉南高速 Quanzhou, Fujian Nanning, Guangxi 1,488 km (925 mi)
China Expwy G7211 sign no name.svg G7211 Nanyou Expressway 南友高速 Nanning, Guangxi Youyiguan, Guangxi 224 km (139 mi) Connects to Vietnam National Route 1A at Youyiguan.
China Expwy G7212 sign no name.svg G7212 Liubei Expressway 柳北高速 Liuzhou, Guangxi Beihai, Guangxi
China Expwy G76 sign no name.svg G76 Xiarong Expressway 厦蓉高速 Xiamen, Fujian Chengdu, Sichuan 2,207 km (1,371 mi)
China Expwy G7611 sign no name.svg G7611 Duxiang Expressway 都香高速 Duyun, Guizhou Shangri La, Yunnan
China Expwy G7612 sign no name.svg G7612 Naxing Expressway 纳兴高速 Nayong, Guizhou Xingyi, Guizhou
China Expwy G78 sign no name.svg G78 Shankun Expressway 汕昆高速 Shantou, Guangdong Kunming, Yunnan 1,710 km (1,060 mi)
China Expwy G80 sign no name.svg G80 Guangkun Expressway 广昆高速 Guangzhou, Guangdong Kunming, Yunnan 1,610 km (1,000 mi)
China Expwy G8011 sign no name.svg G8011 Kaihe Expressway 开河高速 Kaiyuan, Yunnan Hekou, Yunnan Connects to Vietnam National Route 4 at Hekou.
China Expwy G8012 sign no name.svg G8012 Michu Expressway 弥楚高速 Mile, Yunnan Chuxiong, Yunnan
China Expwy G8013 sign no name.svg G8013 Yanwen Expressway 砚文高速 Yanshan, Yunnan Wenshan, Yunnan
Zonal Ring Expressways
China Expwy G91 sign no name.svg G91 Liaozhong Ring Expressway 辽中环线高速 Liaozhong, Liaoning Liaozhong, Liaoning Interconnects Tieling, Fushun, Benxi, Liaoyang, Liaozhong, Xinmin and Tieling.
China Expwy G9111 sign no name.svg G9111 Benji Expressway 本集高速 Benxi, Liaoning Ji'an, Jilin
China Expwy G92 sign no name.svg G92 Hangzhou Bay Ring Expressway 杭州湾环线高速 Shanghai Ningbo, Zhejiang Interconnects Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo.
China Expwy G92N sign no name.svg G92N Hangshao Expressway 杭绍高速 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Shaoxing, Zhejiang
China Expwy G9211 sign no name.svg G9211 Yongzhou Expressway 甬舟高速 Ningbo, Zhejiang Zhoushan, Zhejiang
China Expwy G93 sign no name.svg G93 Chengyu Ring Expressway 成渝环线高速 Chengdu, Sichuan Chengdu, Sichuan Interconnects Chengdu, Mianyang, Suining, Chongqing, Hejiang, Luzhou, Yibin, Leshan, Yaan
and Chengdu.
China Expwy G94 sign no name.svg G94 Pearl River Delta Ring Expressway 珠三角环线高速 Hong Kong-Mainland China border Hong Kong-Mainland China border Interconnects Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Foshan, Huadu, Zengcheng and
Dongguan of Mainland China, and Hong Kong and Macau.
China Expwy G9411 sign no name.svg G9411 Guanfo Expressway 莞佛高速 Dongguan, Guangdong Foshan, Guangdong
China Expwy G95 sign no name.svg G95 Capital Ring Expressway 首都环线高速 Zhuolu, Hebei Zhuolu, Hebei
China Expwy G9511 sign no name.svg G9511 Lailai Expressway 涞涞高速 Laishui, Hebei Laiyuan, Hebei
China Expwy G98 sign no name.svg G98 Hainan Ring Expressway 海南环线高速 Haikou, Hainan Haikou, Hainan Interconnects Haikou, Qionghai, Sanya, Dongfang and Haikou.
China Expwy G9811 sign no name.svg G9811 Haisan Expressway 海三高速 Haikou, Hainan Sanya, Hainan
China Expwy G9812 sign no name.svg G9812 Haiqiong Expressway 海琼高速 Haikou, Hainan Qionghai, Hainan
China Expwy G9813 sign no name.svg G9813 Wanyang Expressway 万洋高速 Wanning, Hainan Yangpu, Hainan
China Expwy G99 sign no name.svg G99 Taiwan Ring Expressway (observed)
currently branded:
TWHW1.svg TNH 1, TW PHW1.svg TPH 1 [Kaohsiung-Fangshan],
TW PHW9.svg TPH 9 [Fangshan-Luodong], & TWHW5.svg TNH 5 (counter clockwise)
台湾环线高速 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan A theoretical expressway listed by the People's Republic of China.
Interconnects Taipei, Taichung, Kaoshiung, Taitung, Hualien and Taipei.
Currently administered by the Republic of China. See Political Status of Taiwan.
See also Highway System in Taiwan for the current Republic of China-maintained Taiwan freeway system, which uses a different numbering system.
City Ring Expressways
China Expwy G0102 sign no name.svg G0102 Changchun Ring Expressway 长春绕城高速 Encircles Changchun, Jilin.
China Expwy G0401 sign no name.svg G0401 Changsha Ring Expressway 长沙绕城高速 Encircles Changsha, Hunan.
China Expwy G0601 sign no name.svg G0601 Hohhot Ring Expressway 呼和浩特绕城高速 Encircles Hohhot, Inner Mongolia.
China Expwy G0601 sign no name.svg G0601 Lhasa Ring Expressway 拉萨绕城高速 Encircles Lhasa, Tibet.
China Expwy G0601 sign no name.svg G0601 Xining Ring Expressway 西宁绕城高速 Encircles Xining, Qinghai.
China Expwy G0601 sign no name.svg G0601 Yinchuan Ring Expressway 银川绕城高速 Encircles Yinchuan, Ningxia.
China Expwy G1001 sign no name.svg G1001 Harbin Ring Expressway 哈尔滨绕城高速 Encircles Harbin, Heilongjiang.
China Expwy G1101 sign no name.svg G1101 Dalian Ring Expressway 大连绕城高速 Encircles Dalian, Liaoning.
China Expwy G1501 sign no name.svg G1501 Fuzhou Ring Expressway 福州绕城高速 Encircles Fuzhou, Fujian.
China Expwy G1501 sign no name.svg G1501 Guangzhou Ring Expressway 广州绕城高速 Encircles Guangzhou, Guangdong.
China Expwy G1501 sign no name.svg G1501 Haikou Ring Expressway 海口绕城高速 Encircles Haikou, Hainan.
China Expwy G1501 sign no name.svg G1501 Ningbo Ring Expressway 宁波绕城高速 Encircles Ningbo, Zhejiang.
China Expwy G1501 sign no name.svg G1501 Qingdao Ring Expressway 青岛绕城高速 Encircles Qingdao, Shandong.
China Expwy G1501 sign no name.svg G1501 Shanghai Ring Expressway 上海绕城高速 Encircles Shanghai.
China Expwy G1501 sign no name.svg G1501 Shenyang Ring Expressway 沈阳绕城高速 Encircles Shenyang, Liaoning.
China Expwy G1502 sign no name.svg G1502 Quanzhou Ring Expressway 泉州绕城高速 Encircles Quanzhou, Fujian.
China Expwy G1503 sign no name.svg G1503 Xiamen Ring Expressway 厦门绕城高速 Encircles Xiamen, Fujian.
China Expwy G2001 sign no name.svg G2001 Jinan Ring Expressway 济南绕城高速 Encircles Jinan, Shandong.
China Expwy G2001 sign no name.svg G2001 Shijiazhuang Ring Expressway 石家庄绕城高速 Encircles Shijiazhuang, Hebei.
China Expwy G2001 sign no name.svg G2001 Taiyuan Ring Expressway 太原绕城高速 Encircles Taiyuan, Shanxi.
China Expwy G2002 sign no name.svg G2002 Yangquan Ring Expressway 阳泉绕城高速 Encircles Yangquan, Shanxi.
China Expwy G2501 sign no name.svg G2501 Hangzhou Ring Expressway 杭州绕城高速 Encircles Hangzhou, Zhejiang.
China Expwy G2501 sign no name.svg G2501 Nanjing Ring Expressway 南京绕城高速 Encircles Nanjing, Jiangsu.
China Expwy G2501 sign no name.svg G2501 Shenzhen Ring Expressway 深圳绕城高速 Encircles Shenzhen, Guangdong.
China Expwy G2501 sign no name.svg G2501 Tianjin Ring Expressway 天津绕城高速 Encircles Tianjin.
China Expwy G3001 sign no name.svg G3001 Lanzhou Ring Expressway 兰州绕城高速 Encircles Lanzhou, Gansu.
China Expwy G3001 sign no name.svg G3001 Ürümqi Ring Expressway 乌鲁木齐绕城高速 Encircles Ürümqi, Xinjiang.
China Expwy G3001 sign no name.svg G3001 Xi'an Ring Expressway 西安绕城高速 Encircles Xi'an, Shaanxi.
China Expwy G3001 sign no name.svg G3001 Zhengzhou Ring Expressway 郑州绕城高速 Encircles Zhengzhou, Henan.
China Expwy G4001 sign no name.svg G4001 Hefei Ring Expressway 合肥绕城高速 Encircles Hefei, Anhui.
China Expwy G4201 sign no name.svg G4201 Chengdu Ring Expressway 成都绕城高速 Encircles Chengdu, Sichuan.
China Expwy G4201 sign no name.svg G4201 Wuhan Ring Expressway 武汉绕城高速 Encircles Wuhan, Hubei.
China Expwy G4202 sign no name.svg G4202 Chengdu Second Ring Expressway 成都二绕城高速 Encircles Chengdu, Sichuan.
China Expwy G4501 sign no name.svg G4501 Beijing Ring Expressway 北京绕城高速 Encircles Beijing.
China Expwy G5001 sign no name.svg G5001 Chongqing Ring Expressway 重庆绕城高速 Encircles Chongqing
China Expwy G5601 sign no name.svg G5601 Kunming Ring Expressway 昆明绕城高速 Encircles Kunming, Yunnan.
China Expwy G6001 sign no name.svg G6001 Guiyang Ring Expressway 贵阳绕城高速 Encircles Guiyang, Guizhou.
China Expwy G6001 sign no name.svg G6001 Nanchang Ring Expressway 南昌绕城高速 Encircles Nanchang, Jiangxi.
China Expwy G7201 sign no name.svg G7201 Nanning Ring Expressway 南宁绕城高速 Encircles Nanning, Guangxi.

Regional expressways[edit]

Numbered: All expressways are ordered by number. Unnumbered: All expressways are ordered by direction, starting from north or east.


Number and Name Chinese Name Origin Terminus Length
Anhui Expwy S01 sign no name.svg S01 Lihuang Expressway 溧黄高速 Liyang, Jiangsu Huangshan, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S03 sign no name.svg S03 Ningxuan Expressway 宁宣高速 Nanjing, Jiangsu Xuancheng, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S04 sign no name.svg S04 Sisu Expressway 泗宿高速 Siyang, Jiangsu Suzhou, Jiangsu
Anhui Expwy S05 sign no name.svg S05 Xuantong Expressway 宣桐高速 Xuancheng, Anhui Tonglu, Zhejiang
Anhui Expwy S06 sign no name.svg S06 Sudeng Expressway 宿登高速 Suzhou, Jiangsu Dengfeng, Henan
Anhui Expwy S07 sign no name.svg S07 Xuming Expressway 徐明高速 Xuzhou, Jiangsu Mingguang, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S0711 sign no name.svg S0711 Siwu Expressway 泗五高速 Sihong, Jiangsu Wuhe, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S0712 sign no name.svg S0711 Xuming Expressway 盱明高速 Xuyi, Jiangsu Mingguang, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S11 sign no name.svg S11 Chaohuang Expressway 巢黄高速 Chaohu, Anhui Huangshan, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S1111 sign no name.svg S1111 Ningjing Expressway 宁旌高速 Ningguo, Anhui Jingde, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S12 sign no name.svg S12 Chuxin Expressway 滁新高速 Chuzhou, Anhui Xincai, Henan
Anhui Expwy S1211 sign no name.svg S1211 Fuhuang Expressway 阜潢高速 Fuyang, Anhui Huangchuan, Hunan
Anhui Expwy S17 sign no name.svg S17 Benghe Expressway 蚌合高速 Bengbu, Anhui Hefei, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S1711 sign no name.svgS1711 Wubeng Expressway 五蚌高速 Wuhe, Anhui Bengbu, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S18 sign no name.svg S18 Benghe Expressway 岳武高速 Yuexi, Anhui Wuhan, Hubei
Anhui Expwy S21 sign no name.svg S21 Jidang Expressway 济砀高速 Jining, Shandong Dangshan, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S22 sign no name.svg S22 Tianqian Expressway 天潜高速 Tianchang, Anhui Qianshan, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S2211 sign no name.svg S2211 Xinyang Expressway 新扬高速 Xinyi, Jiangsu Yangzhou, Jiangsu
Anhui Expwy S2212 sign no name.svg S2212 Ninghe Expressway 宁和高速 Nanjing, Jiangsu Hexian, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S23 sign no name.svg S23 Dangqi Expressway 砀祁高速 Dangshan, Anhui Qimen, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S24 sign no name.svg S24 Changhe Expressway 常合高速 Changshu, Jiangsu Hefei, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S27 sign no name.svg S27 Andong Expressway 安东高速 Anqing, Anhui Dongzhi, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S28 sign no name.svg S28 Liwu Expressway 溧芜高速 Liyang, Jiangsu Wuhu, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S32 sign no name.svg S32 Xuantong Expressway 宣铜高速 Xuancheng, Anhui Tongling, Anhui
S35 Pushang Expressway 濮商高速 Puyang, Henan Shangcheng, Henan
S36 Shidong Expressway 石东高速 Shitai, Anhui Dongzhi, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S38 sign no name.svg S38 Dongpeng Expressway 东彭高速 Dongzhi, Anhui Pengze, Jiangxi
S40 Huning Expressway 湖宁高速 Huzhou, Zhejiang Ningguo, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S42 sign no name.svg S42 Huangfu Expressway 黄浮高速 Huangshan, Anhui Fuliang, Jiangxi
S48 Jianhuang Expressway 建黄高速 Jiande, Zhejiang Huangshan, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S91 sign no name.svg S91 Huaibei Branch Line 淮北支线 China Expwy G3 sign no name.svg G3 Jingtai Expressway Huaibei, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S92 sign no name.svg S92 Tongling Branch Line 铜陵支线 China Expwy G50 sign no name.svg G50 Huyu Expressway Tongling, Anhui
Anhui Expwy S95 sign no name.svg S95 Fengyang Branch Line 凤阳支线 China Expwy G50 sign no name.svg S17 Benghe Expressway Bengbu, Anhui
Hefei Airport Branch Line 合肥机场支线 China Expwy G40 sign no name.svg G40 Hushaan Expressway Hefei Xinqiao International Airport, Anhui




Gansu Province[edit]


Type Number Name Chinese name Startpoint Endpoint Length
Ring S01 Lanzhou Outer City Ring Expressway 兰州外环绕城高速 Lanzhou Outer Ring N/A
Ring S02 Pingliang City Ring Expressway 平凉绕城高速 Pingliang Ring N/A
Ring S03 Tianshui City Ring Expressway 天水绕城高速 Tianshui Ring N/A
Ring S04 Wuwei City Ring Expressway 武威绕城高速 Wuwei Ring N/A
Ring S05 Zhangye City Ring Expressway 张掖绕城高速 Zhangye Ring N/A
Ring S06 Jiujia City Ring Expressway 酒嘉绕城高速 Jiuquan-Jiayuguan Ring N/A
North-south S15 Wuping Expressway 吴平高速 Shaanxi border towards Wuqi Pingliang 213 km
North-south S25 Jingtian Expressway 静天高速 Jingning Tianshui 225 km
North-south S35 Jingli Expressway 景礼高速 Jingtai Lixian 495 km
North-south S45 Lujiu Expressway 碌久高速 Luqu Jiuzhi 135 km
North-south S55 Axi Expressway 阿西高速 Inner Mongolia border towards Alxa Qinghai border towards Xining 300 km
North-south S65 Hangjiu Expressway 航酒高速 Inner Mongolia border at Hangtiancheng Jiuquan 220 km
North-south connector S11 Jinghua Expressway 泾华高速 Ningxia border towards Jingyuan Huating 28 km
North-south connector Gansu Expwy S13 sign no name.svg S13 Zhongchuan Airport Liaison Line 中川机场联络线 Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport N/A
North-south connector S17 Ayong Expressway 阿永高速 Inner Mongolia border towards Alxa Yongchang N/A
North-south connector S19 Lindong Expressway 临东高速 Linxia Dongxiang 25 km
North-south S10 Fenghe Expressway 凤合高速 Shaanxi border towards Fengxian Hezuo 552 km
North-south S20 Lianglang Expressway 两郎高速 Lianghekou Langmusi 95 km
East-west connector S12 Su'a Expressway 肃阿高速 Subei Aksai 55 km
East-west connector S14 Longwei Expressway 陇渭高速 Longxi Weiyuan 39 km
East-west connector S16 Maitian Expressway 麦天高速 Maiji Tianshui ## km
East-west connector S18 Zhangsu Expressway 张肃高速 Zhangye Sunan 69 km
East-west connector S22 Baixin Expressway 白新高速 Baiyin Lanzhou New Area 52 km
East-west connector S24 Lanyong Expressway 兰永高速 Lanzhou Yongjing 38 km
East-west connector S26 Zhengyu Expressway 正榆高速 Zhengning Yulinzi 22 km
East-west connector S28 Linghua Expressway 灵华高速 Lingtai Huating 140 km
East-west connector S32 Linji Expressway 临积高速 Linxia Jishishan 60 km
East-west connector S34 Linxun Expressway 临循高速 Linxia Qinghai border at Xunhua 38 km
East-west connector S36 Linguang Expressway 临广高速 Lintao Guanghe 47 km
East-west connector S38 Xiawang Expressway 夏王高速 Xiahe Wangge'ertang 35 km
East-west connector S42 Zhangyi Expressway 漳殪高速 Zhangxian Yihuqiao 15 km
East-west connector S44 Kangwang Expressway 康望高速 Kangxian Wangguan 33 km
East-west connector S46 Wenqing Expressway 文青高速 Wenxian Qinglongqiao 32 km

Former numbers (before 2013):

  • Gansu Expwy S1 sign no name.svg S1 Lanzhou-Yingpanguan / Lanying Expressway
  • S2 Lanzhou-Langmusi / Lanlang Expressway
  • S11 Qingcheng - Wuqi / Qingwu Expressway
  • S13 Pingliang - Baoji / Pingbao Expressway
  • S15 Pingliang - Wudu / Pingwu Expressway
  • S10 Wuwei-Jinchang / Wujin Expressway
  • S12 Baiyin-Zhongchuan Airport / Baizhong Expressway










Inner Mongolia[edit]




Liaoning Province[edit]


Type Number Name Chinese name Startpoint Endpoint Length
Radial Liaoning Expwy S2 sign no name.svg S2 Shenkang Expressway 沈康高速 Shenyang Kangping 92 km
Radial Liaoning Expwy S3 sign no name.svg S3 Shentao Expressway 沈桃高速 Shenyang Taoxian Airport 12 km
Radial S4 Shenbei Expressway 沈北高速 Shenyang Inner Mongolia border at Beipiao N/A
North-South Liaoning Expwy S13 sign no name.svg S13 Yonghuan Expressway 永桓高速 Yongling Huanren 69 km
North-South Liaoning Expwy S17 sign no name.svg S17 Pingkang Expressway 平康高速 Siping Kangping 84 km
North-South Liaoning Expwy S19 sign no name.svg S19 Zhuanggai Expressway 庄盖高速 Zhuanghe Gaizhou 101 km
North-South Liaoning Expwy S21 sign no name.svg S21 Fuying Expressway 阜营高速 Fuxin Yingkou 189 km
North-South Liaoning Expwy S23 sign no name.svg S23 Dayaowan Port Expressway 大窑湾疏港高速 Dayaowan Port China Expwy G15 sign no name.svg 22 km
North-South S27 Dalianwan Port Expressway 大连湾疏港高速 China Expwy G11 sign no name.svg Dalianwan Port 4 km
North-South Liaoning Expwy S29 sign no name.svg S29 Liaobin Port Expressway 辽滨港疏港高速 Dawa Liaobin Port 15 km
North-South S31 Jinzhou Port Expressway 锦州疏港高速 Jinzhou Jinzhou Port N/A
East-West Liaoning Expwy S10 sign no name.svg S10 Futong Expressway 抚通高速 Fushun Jilin border towards Tonghua 97 km
East-West Liaoning Expwy S12 sign no name.svg S12 Pichang Expressway 皮长高速 Pikou Changxingdao Port N/A
East-West Liaoning Expwy S14 sign no name.svg S14 Liaokai Expressway 辽开高速 Jilin border towards Liaoyuan Kaiyuan 87 km
East-West S18 Kuanhai Expressway 宽海高速 Kuandian Haicheng N/A
East-West Liaoning Expwy S20 sign no name.svg S20 Dengliao Expressway 灯辽高速 Dengta Liaozhong 42 km
East-West Liaoning Expwy S22 sign no name.svg S22 Antai Expressway 鞍台高速 Anshan Tai'an 58 km
East-West S24 Dadong Port Expressway 大东港疏港高速 Donggang Dadong Port 18 km
East-West Liaoning Expwy S26 sign no name.svg S26 Xingjian Expressway 兴建高速 Xingcheng Jianchang 90 km
East-West S28 Haiyanghong Port Expressway 海洋红疏港高速 Gushan Haiyanghong Port 14 km
East-West S30 Bayuquan Port Expressway 鲅鱼圈疏港高速 Bayuquan Bayuquan Port 8 km
East-West S32 Xianrendao Port Expressway 仙人岛疏港高速 Gaizhou Xianrendao Port 6 km
East-West S34 Changxingdao North Port Expressway 长兴岛北疏港高速 Huayuankou Changxingdao Port N/A
Ring S51 Shenyang Outer City Ring Expressway 沈阳外环绕城高速 Shenyang Outer Ring N/A
Ring S52 Benxi City Ring Expressway 本溪绕城高速 Benxi Ring N/A

Ningxia Autonomous Province[edit]


Type Number Name Chinese name Startpoint Endpoint Length
North-south Ningxia Expwy S5 sign no name.svg S5 Yinba Expressway 巴高速 Yanchi Inner Mongolia border towards Otog Qianqi N/A
North-south S15 Yan'e Expressway 盐鄂高速 Yanchi Inner Mongolia border towards Otog Qianqi N/A
North-south Ningxia Expwy S19 sign no name.svg S19 Gunhong Expressway 滚红高速 Gunquan Hongsibu N/A
North-south S25 Jinghua Expressway 泾华高速 Jingyuan Gansu border towards Huating N/A
North-south Ningxia Expwy S27 sign no name.svg S27 Shizhong Expressway 石中高速 Yanchi Inner Mongolia border towards Otog Qianqi N/A
North-South S35 Shi'en Expressway 石恩高速 Shikong Enhe N/A
North-South S45 Zhonghai Expressway 中海高速 Zhongwei Haiyuan N/A
East-West S10 Shiping Expressway 石平高速 Shizuishan Pingluo N/A
East-West Ningxia Expwy S12 sign no name.svg S12 Guqing Expressway 古青高速 Guyaozi Qingtongxia N/A
East-West S20 Wulingqing North Ring Expressway 吴灵青北环高速 Wuzhong Qingtongxia N/A
East-west S30 Guqing Expressway 古青高速 Inner Mongolia border Guyaozi Qingtongxia N/A
East-West S40 Zhaihai Expressway 寨海高速 Zhaike Haiyuan N/A
East-West S50 Guxi Expressway 固西高速 Guyuan Xiji N/A
East-West S60 Gupeng Expressway 固彭高速 Guyuan Pengyang N/A












Hong Kong and Macau[edit]

There are 160.9 kilometres (100.0 mi) of expressways in Hong Kong. Macau has fewer than 50 kilometres (31 mi) of highways, many of which are partially controlled access.

For more see Expressways in Hong Kong and Highways in Macau.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Shanghai–Jiading Expressway was the first expressway to be built in Mainland China, excluding Taiwan (see Political status of Taiwan), as well as Hong Kong and Macau, which were under British and Portuguese control respectively at the time. If Taiwan is included, the first expressway to open in China was Taiwan's National Highway 1, known as the Zhongshan Expressway, which opened in 1974.
  2. ^ Length of network as of 1 January of the respective year.


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  2. ^ "2014年交通运输行业发展统计公报". 中华人民共和国交通运输部. 
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  5. ^ a b 国内首条取消收费高速公路改建工程启动. (in Chinese)
  6. ^ a b National Bureau of Statistics of China.
  7. ^ "交通运输行业晒出2016年度成绩单". 2017-04-17. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
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  9. ^ "Bbc News". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  10. ^ Wang, Chongxu; Yuancheng Peng; Yinbo Liu (January 2009). "Crossing the Limits". Civil Engineering. Reston, Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers. 79 (1): 64–69, 79–80. ISSN 0885-7024. 
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  12. ^ [2] Archived July 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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  14. ^ "365条ETC车道开通,基本实现全市收费站点全覆盖". 北京快通高速路电子收费系统有限公司. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  15. ^ "北京八达岭高速"速通卡"将停止使用". 京华时报. 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  16. ^ Source
  17. ^ 辽宁省高速公路 Chinese Wikipedia List of Liaoning Expressways
  18. ^ Ningxia Expressway Plan 2014-2030

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