Hohhot Transportation

Being a hub of communication in northwestern China, Hohhot has formed a network of highway transportation connecting the neighboring cities, villages and pasturelands.


Situated in the northeast of Hohhot, Hohhot Baita Airport is 15 kilometers from downtown. Nowadays, it has over 40 air routes connecting Hohhot with other major cities in China. In addition, there are international flights to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, and Chita, Russia.

Tips: you can get to the airport by a taxi or Bus No.12.


Hohhot Railway Station was built in 1921, and is located along the Beijing - Baotou railway line. There are trains available everyday departing to major cities in China, such as Beijing, Lanzhou, Chengdu, Tongliao, Xilinhot, Manzhouli, Tianjin, Harbin, Shenyang, Hangzhou, Hankou, Baotou, Guangzhou, Shijiazhuang, Xi'an, Yinchuan and so on.

City Transportation

Hohhot is served by around 20 bus lines. Bus No.1 and No.7 start at the Railway Station and lead to the old town and the new town respectively. Thousands of taxies shuttle back and forth on every street and avenue. The 24-hour buses are usually self-service ones. Buses will take you to the main shopping center downtown and to other major tourist attractions in the urban area, such as the White Pagoda, Five-pagoda Temple, Zhaojun Tomb, General Mansion and Princess Mansion Relic Park.


Hohhot has a network of highways connecting every county and village after the completion of the Hohhot-Baotou Super Highway. Roads have reached the once inaccessible pasture areas and remote frontiers. Dozens of coaches commute between counties and towns near Hohhot every day. There are also six bus lines to neighboring provinces in Russia and Mongolia. The Hohhot Long-distance Bus Station lies near the Railway Station, easily accessible. Hohhot also has Nanchafang Bus Station and South Bus Station, both situated on Shiyang Qiao Road, to the south of Hohhot.

Questions and Answers About Hohhot Transportation

Emma 2013-07-22
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Hi! We want to go to Hohhot from Beijing this week Thursday (25/7), we have looked at night trains but they appear to be booked. Are there any buses going or any other way to travel?
Dear You could take a long distance bus from Liuliqiao long distance bus station(六里桥长途客运站), the bus sets off every half an hour from 7:30am to 21:00pm. I found this information on line, you'd better check it with the station. The station is located at 北京市丰台区六里桥南里甲1号. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-07-23
Erica 2012-11-08
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I will be staying in Beijing by Olympic Village and traveling to Hohhot and Datong while there. Can you tell me the best way to travel between the cities? Also the cost and time to travel? Thank you.

Hi Erica, you can arrange your route as Beijing-Hohhot-Datong-Beijing, or like Beijing-Datong-Hohhot-Beijing. And I recommend the second one. No matter it is from Beijing to Datong,  or from Datong to Hohhot, or from Hohhot back to Beijing, you can both take train or plane. Below are the websites for you to check details on costs and time:

Train: http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/  


We will send you a detailed itinerary if you let me know the number of people, class of hotel, starting & finishing dates of the tour. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks!

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-11-09
Celia 2012-05-29
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Hello we would like to know how to connect Hohhot with Ulanbataar.Either Ulanbataar - Erlian and Erlian - Hohhot.. Or if you have an other solution to propose us on the 4/5th of July.Thanks a lot !
Hi Celia, You can take direct flight from Hohhot to Ulanbator, GS6689(1250-1440). This flight is only available on Tuesday and Saturday. To catch the flight, you may need to advance or delay your tour one day. Do you need us to book this flight for you? Regards, Coco Coco Yang replied on 2012-05-30
Kathy 2012-04-16
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I will like to know if there are any public transportation (bus) from Naheya to Hohhot airport? Thank you!
Gary 2011-07-25
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Iam in Beijing and would like to get to Hohhot tonite. Any chance of a night bus since all else is booked. What bus station does it leave out of ? Today is July 25.2011
Hi Gary, The latest bus from Beijing to Hohhot leaves around 1PM, and it takes about 6 hours to get to Hohhot. I think an overnight train works better for you, K89 (22:15-07:10+1). If sleepers are not available, you should be able to get at least a seat. Good luck to you! Candy Wei replied on 2011-07-25
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