Preparations are being made to ensure safe and smooth traffic as millions of Chinese are heading home for the Spring Festival gathering, or the Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 23.
The Lunar New Year is the most significant family festival for Chinese people and a typical time for family reunions and friend gatherings.
A total of 2.8 billion and 235 million trips are expected to be made by road and by train, respectively, during the traffic peak between Jan. 8 and Feb. 16, up 9.5 percent and 6.1 percent year-on-year. But train seems a cheapest way for most travelers.
The authorities warn drivers to be wary of harsh weathers which have been forecast for many parts of China during the coming travel peak, with fog for many provinces including Jiangsu.
Book your tickets as early as possible and wish you have a safe travel during the period.