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Hefei Transportation

Air

From the airport to downtown Hefei, travellers can take the No.11 bus. The bus comes every few minutes and makes about 25 stops. The bus fare is 1 RMB. Travellers can also take a taxi. The taxi fare is about 32 RMB. If you take the taxi, bring small notes and change to avoid counterfeit currency or being cheated, and make sure that your driver turns the meter on, or he might charge a higher price.

Travellers can also take a No. 11 bus to get to Hefei Bus Station , and then take a taxi to the airport from there. This takes about 15 minutes or so.

Railway

There are two railway stations in Hefei. One is the Heifei Railway Station that is located in Hefei New Railway Station Comprehensive Development Experimental Zone. It is the intersection of three national key trunk railways and the largest passenger station in Anhui Province. The trains departing from there can reach Beijing, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hankou, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Shangqiu, Shenzhen West and provincial cities like Bengbu, Huaibei, Bozhou and Huangshan. To get to the station, travellers can take a No.11 bus that goes to the downtown area, the bus station and the airport.

The other station, Hefei Western Railway Station, is located in the west end of Wangjiang Road and can be reached by city bus No.111 from Hefei Railway Station. The station serves trains reaching Nanchang and other cities every day. In addition, the station is one stop of the track lines of the Shanghai - Anqing, the Hefei - Anqing, and the Hefei - Shenzhen railways.

City Transportation

City Bus

Currently, there are about 100 bus lines in Hefei City. The bus fare is usually 1 Yuan. Transportation within the city is very convenient. There are regular buses to most of the scenic spots in Hefei.

Taxi

At present, there are two kinds of taxis, Santana and Xiali that differ in price. The fare of a Xiali taxi in Hefei is 6 yuan for the first 2.5 kilometres. That for a Santana is 8 yuan. Subsequent kilometres also differ in price: Santanas charge 1.2 for subsequent kilometres, and Xialis charge 1 RMB. At night, Xiali taxis charge 1.2 yuan per kilometre, and Santanas charge 1.44 yuan.

Bus/Coach

Hefei has three main bus stations named Hefei Bus Station, Hefei Long-distance Bus Station and Hefei Tour Bus Station. Hefei Bus Station, also known as the passenger terminal, is located near Heifei Railway Station. It serves regular buses to districts like Feidong District, Feixi District and Changfei District. Hefei Long-distance Bus Station is located at No.168 Mingguang Road. The regular buses in this station mainly go to cities outside the province such as Nanjing and Shanghai. Buses to Shanghai depart every an hour, and the fare is 150 yuan. Hefei Tour Bus Station is located at Zhanqian Road, 500 meters east from the Heifei Railway Station.

Travellers can take the No.11 buses from Hefei Long-distance Bus Station to the airport and the railway station.