Yichang Transportation


Yinchang's airport (Three Gorge Airport) is 26 kilometers away from the city center and has a few flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Chengdu.

There are daily flights from Yichang to Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province.

The airport bus leaves from Qingjiang Hotel (Qing Jiang Bing Guan) 2 hours prior to the flight departure. A taxi ride from the city center to the airport costs around 80-100 Yuan. Click here to search flights to and from Yichang


There are direct trains from Yichang to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xi'an. However, direct train service from Yichang to Guilin is not available, and to travel to Guilin you need to travel to Liuzhou first and then take a bus from Liuzhou to Guilin ( 2 hours). Click here to search the trains arriving and departing to/from Yichang

City Transportation

Yichang has several bus stations and the main long-distance bus station is located south of the train station. Departures to Wuhan are plentiful but most of the buses are in poor condition. Travel from Yichang to Wuhan takes around 4hours.

Notice: the bus doesn't stop on the way and there are toilets on board.

Questions and Answers About Yichang Transportation

Roma Chattoraj 2014-03-03
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I will be taking the Yangtze river cruise which would terminate in Yichang. I need to reach Shanghai by 6:00 am the next day. What options do I have? Is there only one flight a day from Yichang to Shanghai?

Hi Roma, which cruise ship have you choose, please? Usually the Yangtze River cruise will arrive in Yichang at 12:00-13:00. And there is a flight from Yichang to Shanghai usually departs at 16:00 and arrives at 17:30 in Shanghai. So it is no problem to  reach Shanghai by 6:00 am the next day.

We are a travel agency and have been in the line since 1959. We may offer you a better price for the same cruise ship or tour. Could you kindly let me know your tour date, cruise ship you chose and the number of people? We will send you a quotation for your reference, okay? We also offer transfer service between airports and the cruise piers both in Chongqing and Yichang.

Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-04
Leonard Franks 2014-01-18
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I am travelling to china in october and would like to know the best way to get from shanghai to Yichang we will be travelling on the 26th and need to be there by 6pm
Hi Leonard, there are bullet trains and flights from Shanghai to Yichang. The bullet train takes about 8hrs, and the flight takes about 2hrs. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-01-21
Martin Klein 2013-03-19
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I am planning a China trip and would like to include a trip to Xian and a three to four day Yangtze river cruise starting from Shanghi and ending in Hong Kong. What is best sequence and transportation arrangements between the different ciyies?

Hi Martin, I suggest that you take the Yangtze River Cruise start from Chongqing to Yichang(the essence of the Yangtze River Cruise ), then fly to Shanghai. The route is as below: Xian-Chongqing-Yangtz River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai-Hong Kong

If the Yangtze River Cruise starts from Shanghai to Chongqing, it usually takes 8 nighs 9 days.

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-03-20
Rosie 2013-01-02
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Hi. We are doing a Yangtze cruise ending in Yichang and would like to fly from there to Xi''an? Is there a flight that we can catch? Or is the overnight train the only option?Thanks!

Rosie,  Usually the flight from Yichang to Xian GS6558 (15:20-16:30) is only operated on every Tue., Thu. and Sat. from Arpil to Nov. annually. If you travel in other period, you may consider taking the train journey K628 (Dep. 15:50 - Arr. next day 06:59), duration of 15 hours; or take the fast train (two hours) to Wuhan city then connect the flight to Xian (the last schedule leaves around 20:00).

Chinese New Year (Feb. 9) is coming, train/flight booking is getting very tight, so please get well prepare in advance.


Karen Yang replied on 2013-01-03
suellen 2012-10-18
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Hi. What is the best and easiest way to get from Yichang to Guilin. My husband has a bad back so long bus trips are not good for him. What do you suggest?

Hi Suellen, you can take plane to get from Yichang to Guilin. It takes 1-2hrs. You can check flight details  via here:http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-flights/ If you need air tickets booking or any tour service, please feel free to contact me. Wish you a nice journey.  

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-18
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