Two kinds of taxis operate in Sanmenxia: ordinary automobile taxis and "minibuses". The flag-down price for an ordinary taxi is 4 yuan for the first 1.5 kilometers. Beyond 1.5 kilometers, 1.4 yuan is charged for every additional kilometer. Chinese "minibus taxis" are cheaper with the starting price at about 3 yuan for the first 1.5 kilometers, and 1.2 yuan for every additional kilometer. However, the quality is poorer. Both kinds of taxis charge additional 50% of the total cost if the ride takes more than 10 minutes. Between 11:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m, an extra fee of 50% of the total cost is charged. No extra charge will incur for waiting less than 5 minutes, but for waiting for more than 5 minutes, a cost of 1 kilometer's ride is charged for every 5 minute interval.
There are 8 lines serving the urban area, and two lines go between the city and the outskirts.
There is no airport in Sanmenxia, and the nearest airport is Luoyang Airport in Luoyang, 136 kilometers from Sanmenxia. There are some flights to/from Chengdu in China's southwest Sichuan province, Dalian in north China's Liaoning province, and Guangzhou in south China. Read more on Luoyang Airport.
There is also a large international airport in Henan that was opened in 1997. Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport provides domestic service to the major cities all over China. Airlines connect this airport with several Asian cities: Hong Kong, Taipei-Taoyuan, Bangkok and Seoul-Incheon.
Sanmenxia enjoys convenient railway transportation. There are trains to over 10 large cities which include Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Lanzhou, Xining, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Tianjin and Chengdu.
There are two railway stations in Sanmenxia: the Sanmenxia Railway Station and the Sanmenxia West Railway Station. The Sanmenxia Railway Station is located on East Huanghe Road in downtown Sanmenxia. Public buses No. 1 and 2 connect the railway station and other parts of the city. Sanmenxia West Station is located in Xiaxian Town, 25 kilometers from the city. It is 40 minutes’ ride between the two stations. Public buses No. 1 and 5 run between the two stations.
Ticket booking hotline: 0398-3841432 or 0398-3803035.
The Sanmenxia Bus Station is located in Dongfeng Road . It is 1,500 meters from the railway station. A taxi ride between the bus station and the railway station costs 4 Yuan.
I updated this article on July 25, 2012
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