It is a big city in a central location and at the convergence of the navigable Han River and the Yangtze River, so Wuhan has been a shipping, rail, and highway hub between northern and southern China and the coastal cities and western China. So getting there is fairly easy, and once you are there, you can go more easily and quickly to other areas in China. In particular, the new bullet train system between Wuhan, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen makes for quicker and easier transportation between these cities and Central China.
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Wuhan, as one of the four major railway hubs in China, is the at the crossway of Beijing - Guangzhou railway line, Hankou - Danjiangkou railway line and some other important railway lines. Every day trains depart from Wuhan to almost every city inside Hubei province and trains are available for getting to major cities in China, like Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Urumqi, Luoyang, Chongqing, Xi'an, Kunming, Chengdu, Liuzhou, Guangzhou, Nanchang and Hefei. There are over 70 trains departing from the station every day and more than 120 trains pass here.
Bullet trains are available between Wuhan and seven cities. By taking a bullet train, it only takes 4 hours to get to Guangzhou, 4 hour to Zhengzhou and 9 hours to Beijing.
There are three main railway stations in Wuhan, namely Wuhan Railway Station, Wuchang railway station and Hankou Railway Station. Wuhan Railway Station offers passenger service on the Beijing - Guangzhou Railway Line; Hankou railway station is mainly responsible for travelers on the Shanghai - Wuhan - Chengdu line and Wuchang railway station is mainly responsible for freight and general transport.
Tip: Because the three train stations are not close to each other, travelers should make sure in advance which station they should go to board the train.
Wuhan Railway Station
- Location: Wuhan Railway Stations is near Yangchun Lake, Qingshan District, Wuhan City (武汉市青山区杨春湖附近)
- Transportation: travelers can take city buses No. 234, 540, 551, 610, 643, 725 and 734 to get to the railway station.
- Inquiry Phone Number: 027-87222222
Wuchang Railway Station
- Location: Zhongshan Road, Wuchang District (武汉市武昌区中山路)
- Transportation: travelers can take city buses No.10, 22, 31，33，34, 59，61，66，74，507，510，511， 518，539，556，564，571, 578, 593，706，717 and 729 to get to Wuchang Railway Station.
- Inquiry Phone Number: 027-88068888
Hankou Railway Station
- Location: Jinjiadun Jianghan District (武汉市江汉区金家墩)
- Transportation: Travelers can take city buses No. 9，10, 38，79，509，512，519，533，536，542，545， 547，561，604，605 and 803 to get to the station.
- Inquiry Phone Number: 027-65650666
The Tianhe International Airport is the biggest airport in central China, located 26km northwest of Wuhan. Transport between the airport and the urban area is very convenient. Every hour, one airport coach leaves for the long-distance bus station which is near the Hankou Railway Station, and vice versa. The journey takes approximately 23 minutes. The price of a ticket is 15 Yuan. There are many daily flights linking Wuhan and numerous other destinations. People can get to many major cities of China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Nanchang, Fuzhou and Chengdu as well as all the big cities in the world.
- Airport Enquiry: 027-85818888
- Southern Airlines Enquiry: 027-85300000
- Eastern Airlines Enquiry: 027-63623820
- Air China: 027-83786780
- Southwest Branch of Air China: 027-83619392
In Wuhan, getting around town is relatively convenient. There are electric buses, regular buses, a light urban railway, regular car taxis and special Chinese motorized tricycle taxis as well as guys offering rides on their motorbikes for a ride.
There are a lot of buses all over the city that usually cost 2 RMB (about 30 US cents) to ride. However, signs are generally only in Chinese. The buses are often crowded with standing room only. The Tourist Line 402 can take tourists to the Yellow Crane Tower and East Lake.
The starting price for a taxi is 3 yuan for one kilometer, 5 yuan for two kilometers and 8 yuan for three kilometers. It's 1.4 yuan for every additional kilometer from 3 to 7 kilometers. Beyond 7 kilometers, it cost 2.1 yuan for every additional kilometer.
When you get in a regular taxi, make sure they use their meters. Also make sure that you bring small bills.
Wuhan is the largest transportation hub in central China. Highways radiate in all directions. There are several bus stations in the city and the main stations are as follows:
- Jinjiadun Passenger Station in Hankou: 027-85870482 (at No. 170, Fazhan Avenue opposite the Hankou Railway Station)
- Fujiapo Passenger Station in Wuchang: 027-87274817, toll free: 800-8809188 (at No. 262, Wuluo Road, Wuchang)
- Long Distance Bus Station: 027-85792444, toll free: 800-8806868 (at Xinhua Road, Hankou)
- Hongji Passenger Station in Wuchang: 027-88074968, toll free: 800-8809166 (near the Wuchang Railway Station)
Wuhan is one of the largest intermediate ports along the Yangtze River in China. There are passenger ships between Wuhan and Shanghai as well as Wuhan and Chongqing. Because the speed of ships is relatively slow, the number of passengers who go to Wuhan by ship has decreased sharply in recent years. Therefore, less passenger ships depart every day. If you want to take it, you'd better inquire about it beforehand.
Wuhan Passenger Port: 027-82839546
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