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Yichang Transportation

Yichang Transportation

By air

Yichang Sanxia Airport has daily flights to Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Chongqing, and regular flights to Guangzhou and Kunming.
There are shuttle buses running between airport and Qingjiang Hotel (No.95 Dongshan Avenue, Xiling District, Yichang) of Yichang (CNY20, 50 minutes).  There is no public bus to the airport.  A taxi from urban area to the airport will costs around CNY150.

By train

There are trains linking Yichang with destinations such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Wuxi, Xi’an, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Xiangfan. 

In addition, there are two inter-city trains (N341/2, N345/6) between Yichang and Hankou (in Wuhan).  The two trains leave Yichang respectively in the morning and at noon, and take more than 4 hours.  Yichang Railway Station is located on No.107 Dongshan Avenue.

By long-distance bus

Yicang’s highway network depends too much on Yichang - Huangshi Expressway. There are dozens of buses daily leaving for Wuhan, Jingzhou, Enshi, Shengnongjia and other destinations.

The Dagongqiao Bus Station (大公桥客运站) operates buses to Hankou Xinhualu Bus Station, shuttle buses to Yueyang (hunan Province), Wenzhou (Zhejiang Province), Shanghai, Fuzhou (Fujian Province), Changde (Hunan Province), Guangzhou, Enshi (Hubei Province), Nanchang (Jiangxi Province)and other cities, and buses to scenic spots in and around Yichang, such as Caibuxi Scenic Area (柴埠溪景区) in Wufeng Tujia Autonomous County, Mingfeng Mountain Scenic Area (鸣凤山景区) in Yuanan County, Yuquan Temple (玉泉寺) in Dangyang County, Jiuwan Brook (九畹溪) in Zigui County, Sanxia Qishi Village (三峡奇石村).

Yichang Long-distance Bus Station has direct regular buses to domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chongqing.

Haitong Bus Station has buses to various counties of Yichang such as Xiaoting (猇亭), Zhijiang (枝江), Maopping (茅坪), Tucheng (土城).

By ferry

The section between Chongqing and Wuhan is the most important part on Yangtze River. There are passenger liners to cities along Yangtze River such as Chongqing, Wanxian and Fengjie.

Passenger wharf of Yichang Port is located near the Yichang Central Hospital on Yanjiang Road. You can take bus No.2 to the wharf or bus No.1 to Yichang Central Hostiptal and then walk for 100 meters.

City transportation

---By public bus

Currently 36 transits lines exist in Yichang city proper. The price is normally CNY1 for common, CNY2 for air-conditioned and sightseeing buses.

To get the Three Gorges from Yichang city proper, you can take bus No.4, 100, or 10 to the Yemingzhu (夜明珠) Road, where you can catch a shuttle bus of No.8 to Three Gorges Dam (三峡大坝).

---By taxi

The taxi fare is CNY6 in two km, CNY1.4 per km after that and additional fuel surcharges CNY0.5. But don’t count on that, because the taxi market of Yichang is quite chaotic.