You can find on this page the China road map to print and to download in PDF. The China driving map presents the detailed road network, main highways and free motorways of China in Asia.

China roads map

Maps of China roads

The China road map shows all roads network and main roads of China. This road map of China will allow you to preparing your routes and find your routes through the roads of China in Asia. The China roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

During the war with Japan, in the 1930s, China built many roads, the most famous of which is the Burma Road that leads southwest from Kunming to the city of Lashio as its mentioned in China roads map. Since it came into power, the Communist government initiated a large effort into building highways that extend across China and beyond its borders.

Today, China is linked by a still evolving network of roads (China National Highways) and expressways (Expressways of China) as you can see in China roads map. In the past few years, China has been rapidly developing its highway system. China National Highways stretch to all four corners of mainland China. Expressways reach the same destinations as China National Highways, except for the rugged terrain of Tibet. An expressway link is already at the planning stage.

In 2005 China had a total road network of more than 3.3 million km, although approximately 1.47 million km of this network are classified as "village roads" as its mentioned in China roads map. Paved roads totaled 770,265 km in 2004; the remainder were gravel, improved earth standard, or merely earth tracks.

China highway map

Maps of China motorways

The China highway map shows toll and free motorways of China. This highways map of China will allow you to prepare your routes on motorways of China in Asia. The China highway map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The China National Highways (simplified Chinese: 国道; traditional Chinese: 國道; pinyin: Guódào; literally "national road") are a series of trunk roads throughout all of mainland China as its shown in China highway map. Although they are called highways (such as the Jingbao Highway), they are not necessarily expressways. However, like expressways, a toll is sometimes charged.

Although an accepted speed limit on China National Highways is 100 km/h, it is not uncommon to see cars pass other by in well in excess of 100 km/h as its mentioned in China highway map. The lack of speed detection cameras on some routes, lack of a posted speed limit outside of localities and tremendous distances of road mileage, means that enforcing this speed limit is rather herculean. In addition there is a notable shortage of traffic police in mainland China. Nationwide highways often begin with the letter G, followed by three numerals, e.g.: G107. It is said that the G stands for 国家 (guójiā), or national.

The numbering of the highways as you can see in China highway map is as follows: Five vertical and seven horizontal main routes are labelled in the 000 series (the so called "five downs and seven acrosses"). Except for China National Highway 112, which originates in Tianjin, all highways in the 100 series (e.g. 102, 106) begin from Beijing, the capital city of the People Republic of China, and spread out in all compass directions; Highways in the 200 series stretch from north to south; Highways in the 300 series stretch from west to east (e.g., from Lhasa in Tibet through to Dandong in Liaoning province).