Hainan Transport

Transportation in Hainan has been developing at a fast pace and has established a relatively complete operating network, including air, railway, expressway and sea transport.


There are two international airports in Hainan: Haikou Meilan International Airport in the North and Sanya Phoenix International Airport in the South. They both have flights between 37 cities internally and abroad: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Changchun, Harbin, Dalian, Jinan, Qingdao, Yantai, Nanjing, Hefei, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Wenzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Guiyang, Guilin, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Shenzhen, Shantou, Zhanjiang, Beihai, Changzhou, Lanzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. In addition, there are special mini-airports throughout the province, so it will be quite convenient to catch a flight from wherever you are in Hainan.

Telephone numbers:
Haikou Meilan International Airport:0898-65760114
Hainan Flight Booking Office:0898-950718
Hainan Branch of China Southern Airline: 0898-66700803
Haikou Branch of Air China: 0898-66700803


As the main means of land transportation in Hainan, expressways spread throughout the province. The total length of expressways in Hainan is more than 17,000 kilometers. There are trunk roads connecting ports, cities and counties across the island, and branch roads reach to 318 villages and towns and all tourist sites. There is a round-the-island expressway that enables a short drive of just two hours from Haikou in the North to Sanya in the South.

Tourists now are able take a coach from many cities in mainland China to Hainan Province, for example: Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Zhanjiang, Nanning and Chongqing.


There are altogether 24 ports, including 16 deep-water berths for over 10,000-ton ships, in Hainan Province, with connections to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, coastal ports on the Mainland, and more than 20 regions and countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Questions and Answers About Hainan Transport

Harriet 2014-03-08
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We want to travel to hainan from kunming by train, can you help with the route?
Dear Harriet, Thank you for the inquiry. There is no direct train from Kunming to Hikou (the capital city of Hainan), so you need to take a transfer. I recommend you change the train in Maoming (Guangdong Province). Kunming to Maoming takes about 19 hours, and from Maoming to Haikou takes about 5.5 hours. Doris Huang replied on 2014-03-12
barbara venturi 2013-12-16
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where is a rent bike in wenchang?
Hi barbara, i believe you can find one from No. 186, Songqing Road, Wenchang. Good luck. Simon Huang replied on 2013-12-16
foo sheh eem 2013-11-07
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how much is to book a mpv for a day in wen chang, hainan island
Hi foo sheh eem, it is about USD400 to book a MPV for a day in Wenchang. Please feel free to let me know if you need assistance to make the reservation. Simon Huang replied on 2013-11-08
scyeo 2012-10-07
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is there any private van/bus for hire when in hainan ? what''s the pricing like ?
Hi Scyeo, we can arrange it for you. The price differs from the size of group. How many people are there in your group, please? And what attractions would you like to visit? Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-08
i am looking at a minivan for maybe 6 to 8 paxs. what's the rate like ? we might want to go to some rural villages to visit our relatives. guest replied on 2012-10-08
Hi Scyeo, we will send you a tentative itinerary with price as soon as possible. Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-08
Andrea 2012-08-26
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Can I take a bicycle on a bus in Hainan Island?We want to ride the east coast to Sanya, then catch a bus from Sanya to Wuzhishan but are not sure whether the buses will allow bicycles.
Hi Andrea, they may not allow this unless it is foldable. Whitney Liao replied on 2012-08-27
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