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As one of the most important transportation hubs in Southwest China, Guiyang is often the first and last stop when taking a trip to Guizhou Province.
You can get to Guiyang conveniently and swiftly either by air or on a bullet train. Guizhou has an established highway network, which covers every county and city in the province, and Guiyang is in the center of this network.
The only airport in Guiyang is Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport. The airport is 12 kilometers (7 miles) from downtown Guiyang, which is about 15 minutes’ drive.
Currently, 81 air routes are operated from this airport, connecting the main China cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Guilin, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, etc.
International air routes just cover a few East Asian cities: Bangkok, Singapore, Osaka...
Here you can see some popular flight routes from/to Guiyang:
|From/To||Number of Direct Flights Per Day (Approx.)||Journey Duration (Approx.)|
|Beijing–Guiyang||＞24||3 hours and 15 minutes|
|Shanghai–Guiyang||＞35||2 hours and 40 minutes|
|Xi’an–Guiyang||＞13||1 hour and 50 minutes|
|Kunming–Guiyang||1||1 hour and 15 minutes|
|Zhangjiajie–Guiyang||1 (every Sunday/Wednesday/Friday)||1 hour and 20 minutes|
|Chengdu–Guiyang||＞12||1 hour and 15 minutes|
|Hong Kong–Guiyang||1||2 hours and 5 minutes|
|Osaka–Guiyang||1 (every Friday and Sunday)||4 hours and 20 minutes|
You can easily find the ticket office and the express station outside the terminal. A ticket costs 10 to 20 yuan. Please refer to the ticket office for the specific routes and prices.2. Taxi
Taxi prices are set according to their meters. However, it's possible to arrange a fixed price with the driver, which will cost much more than it should, so check with the taxi driver beforehand that the taxi fare is metered.
Guiyang is the transportation center for tourism in Guizhou, with trains being the main form of transport. Guiyang currently has two railway stations.
Guiyang Railway Station is located in the center of downtown Guiyang. It is the departure station for ordinary trains and a few high-speed trains. Most of China's major cities can be reached by train from there, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, and Kunming.
Guiyang North Railway Station, an important railway hub in Southwest China, began operation in 2014 and it is the largest high-speed railway station in Guizhou Province. The high-speed lines extend to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, and other main cities in China.
The high-speed trains can reach speeds of 300 kilometers per hour. The cars are clean and comfortable, and the journey is smooth as well as fast. Nowadays, it has become the most popular form of transportation in China.
Here is a list of cities that can be reached by bullet trains from Guiyang, for reference:
|From/To||Services Per Day||Journey Duration|
|Beijing||5||8 h 40 min – 11 h 16 min|
|Shanghai||8||8 h 51 min – 9 h 48 min|
|Guangzhou||35||4 h 10 min – 5 h 52 min|
|Guilin||42||2 h 4 min – 3 h 30 min|
|Yangshuo||7||2 h 44 min – 3 h|
|Chongqing||46||2 h 7 min – 2 h 51 min|
|Chengdu||19||3 h 39 min – 5 h 4 min|
|Kunming||34||1 h 59 min – 2 h 50 min|
Guiyang has two main bus stations.
The buses at this station are mainly interprovincial buses that operate to other cities in China. You can also take buses to Yunnan, Sichuan, Zhejiang, Guangxi, and other provinces.
This station mainly operates buses that link cities and counties in Guizhou Province. It's only 1.5 kilometers away from Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport and 15 minutes’ drive from downtown Guiyang.
Taxis in Guiyang are managed by several different taxi companies and therefore have different colors. The starting taxi fare (within 3 kilometers) is 10 yuan in the daytime (6am–10pm) and 12 yuan at night (10pm–6am). The excess is 1.60 yuan per kilometer in the daytime and 1.92 yuan per kilometer at night.
If you accidentally lose something while taking a taxi, you can call the hotline on 96952 to ask for help.
If you have any problems with a taxi driver, please call 0851-85287711/85287722 to make a complaint.
The city buses are the most convenient and fastest form of transportation in Guiyang. They run to all parts of the city. The number of stations and buses is extensive, so there is no need to worry about missing a bus because you'll be able to take the next one very quickly.
The bus fare is 1 yuan for an ordinary bus and 2 yuan for an air-conditioned bus. No change is given on the buses so make sure you have enough change on you. Most buses run from 6am to 10pm.
The bus stop signs are only in Chinese. If you are not sure where you want to go, you can ask a local for help.
Guiyang subway’s Line 1 is expected to be fully operational in 2018. Taking Line 1, you’ll be able to reach several important stations and attractions in Guiyang, such as Guiyang Railway Station, Guiyang North Railway Station (a high-speed train station), and Hebin Park.
If you are worried about how to choose the best way to travel to/around Guiyang, contact us now. Tell us your needs and our professional travel advisors will tailor-make a Guiyang tour for you with the best transportation options.
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