Wang Ke, a professor from Southeast University in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, spent 4,600 yuan (S$919.40) to travel 737 kilometers from Guangzhou to Changsha by taxi to make it to class on time.
Wang was in Guangzhou visiting friends when Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit the city.
After he made it to Changsha, in Central China's Hunan province, Ke still needed to complete his journey. He caught a flight back to Nanjing and managed to arrive at the university in time.
"I just thought that the students' schedule shouldn’t be changed because of me," he said.