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Taiyuan Transportation

Taiyuan Transportation

By Air
There is only one airport in Taiyuan, namely, Taiyuan Wusu Airport. Located in the southern suburb, the airport is only fifteen kilometers away from the downtown area. So far, forty-three domestic and international flights are available. Apart from the regular flights from Taiyuan to Beijing, Wuhan, Xi’an, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Dalian, travelers can take aeroplanes to Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand.
Shuttle – shuttles can be seen at the exits of the airport. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the airport to the downtown.
Bus - generally speaking, the bus runs from 06:00 to 20:00. No. 201, 901, 901 branch line buses pass through the airport.

By Train
Taiyuan is the terminal point of Beijing-Taiyuan railway line and Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan railway line, as well as the starting point of Taiyuan-Jiaozuo railway line. At the same time, Taiyuan railway station, located in the No. 2 North Jianshe Road (太原市建设北路2号), connects many a railway lines across China. Every day, more than twenty trains running past this city.

By Bus
Due to its central location of Shanxi province, Taiyuan enjoys many highways throughout the city, which makes it convenient for travelers. So far, there are five long-distanced bus stations in Taiyuan.
Provincial long-distanced bus station – located on the No. 72 Yingze Street, next to the railway station. The buses are mainly bound for Beijing, Shijiazhuang and major cities of Shanxi province. You can take No. 1, 6, 618, 820, 859, 861, 901 buses to reach the station.
Jiannan bus station – located in the south Jianshe Road. The buses are mainly bound for major cities outside Shanxi province and the counties within the province. You can take No. 11, 23, 611, 901 buses to get there.
Yingbin bus station – located on the Yinbing Road. The buses mainly leave for cities and counties within Shanxi province. You can take No. 11, 23, 619, 822, 877 buses to arrive at the station.
Chaoyang Road Dong passenger bus station – buses are leaving from Taiyuan to the northwest Shanxi province. You can take No. 615, 619, 814, 826, 863 buses to get here.
Xi passenger bus station – if you are going to western part of Shanxi you can take buses from this station. Taking No. 39, 606, 606 branch line, 814, 823, 824, 863, 875 buses can lead you here.

City Transportation
Bus – so far, sixty-seven bus routes stretching to all districts of Taiyuan city, making it convenient to reach the scenic spots. Broadly speaking, the bus runs from 06:00 to 23:00.
Taxi – the starting price is 8 yuan (including 3 kilometres), additional 1 yuan for each kilometer after 3 kilometres.