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Huangshan Transportation

Getting There

 By Air 

Huangshan Airport (TXN) is located in the Tunxi District, about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the downtown area. It operates domestic flights to Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hefei, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chongqing as well as international flights to Seoul.

 By Train

The Railway Station is located in Qianyuan Bei Lu, downtown Tunxi District. Wan-gan railway line (from Anhui Province to Jiangxi Province) runs through the city. Many trains run directly to Beijing (about 19 hour's journey), Shanghai (eleven or twelve hour's journey), Guangzhou (about 19 hour's journey), Nanjing (five to eight hour's journey), Hefei, Jingdezhen, Nanchang (eight or nine hour's journey), Xiamen (about 23 hour's journey) and Fuzhou (14 or 15 hour's journey). If you visit southern China first, you can transfer at Hangzhou. If you come from northern China, Nanjing is your best transfer stop.

 By Long-Distance Bus

There are two main bus stations in the city, one in the city center and one at the foot of the Yellow Mountain Scenic Spot.

The City Bus Station is near the railway station in Huangshan Dong Lu - 10 minutes on foot from the railway station. The city is connected with Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Hefei, Mt. Jiuhua, and Jingdezhen by national highways. In addition the Hui-Hang (from Anhui Province to Hangzhou City) highway, Hefei - Tongling - Mt.Jiuhua - Mt.Huangshan highway, Mt. Huangshan-Jingdezhen highway, and the round-Mt. Huangshan-highway form an efficient network. There are luxury buses leaving everyday for the main cities in south China including Hangzhou (2.5-hour journey), Ningbo, Shanghai, Wuhan, Jingdezhen, Suzhou, Wenzhou, and Hefei.

There is no direct bus from Tunxi to the Yellwo Mountain Scenic Area. Visitors should take a bus from the City Bus Station to Tangkou Town near the south entrance. The fare is CNY13 per person. Then, transfer to a special tourist coach. The round-trip ticket fee is CNY13 per person. The coach will take visitors to the Ciguang Pavilion (the starting point for climbing the mountain from the front) or the Cloud Valley Temple (the starting point for climbing the mountain from the back).

New National Line Bus Station transports visitors from neighboring cities to Yellow Mountain including Anqing, Hangzhou, Yixian County and Hefei. 

 By Ship

The city is located on the south bank of Yangtze River. From Sichuan or Hubei Provinces in the upper reaches of the Yangtze, travelers can cruise to Guichi City, Anhui Province, then take a bus from Guichi to here. Tourists may, however, find travel by ship slow.

Getting Around

Tunxi is the hub of tour transportation. Buses and taxis are available to spots in and around the city.

 By City-Bus

There are nearly 20 public bus lines in the city, taking travelers to nearly every corner of the city. Most of them run between 06:00 – 18:00 while some may run later. Nearly all the routes pass the city center – Yuzhong Garden.Buses No.1, 2, and 6 run to the Railway Station and No.18 runs to the airport.

In addition, the City Bus Station, about 64 kilometers (39.8 miles) from Yellwo Mountain Scenic Spot Bus Station (Tangkou Town), and the Railway Station have buses to the Mt. Huangshan Scenic Spot. Take the bus to the mountain Gate, then change another to reach one of the two entrances—the Merciful Light Pavilion (Ciguang Ge) or the Cloud Valley Temple (Yungu Si). In addition,there are coaches going directly to Shexian and Jingdezhen setting out from Tangkou Town.

Taxi

The flag-down rate in the city is CNY5 for the first 3 kilometers (1.9 miles), then CNY1.5 for each extra kilometer (0.6 mile). Travel time from the railway station to Tunxi Ancient Street is six or seven minutes.

Here are the travel times from the downtown area to the main scenic spots by taxi (for reference only):

Routes Time Routes Time
Tunxi - Mt. Huangshan Scenic Spots 1.5 hours Tunxi - Xidi Village (Yixian County) 1.2 hours
Tunxi - Hongcun Village (Yixian County) 1.3 hours Tunxi - Tangyue Memorial Archway 0.5 hours
Tunxi - Nanping (Yixian County) 1.2 hours Tunxi - Qiyun Mountain 0.5 hours
Tunxi - Peaceful Lake 2.2 hours Tunxi - Shendu 1.2 hours

By Rickshaw

Rickshaws similar to those found in the Beijing hutongs are common here. They cost CNY2 to CNY5 in the downtown area. They can be found in Tunxi Ancient Street. It is a convenient way to travel through the narrow streets. Watch out for the pullers who try to persuade you to visit some extremely expensive restaurants or hotels in the ancient street.

Others
There are two foot routes to the mountain top.
Route 1: From mountain front (the Gate)-Tiandu Peak-Jade Screen Tower-Lotus Blossom Peak-Bright Summit Peak-West Sea-North Sea-down. This route is challenging and very dangerous.

Route 2: From mountain back-White Goose Peak-North Sea-mountain front.
This route is easier for tourists and the sights along the way are especially splendid.

If you prefer to save time and energy, choose cableways. The hours of the three ropeways are 08:00-16:00 in winter, and 06:30-16:30 in the other seasons.
Cloud Valley (Yungu) Cableway: Cloud Valley (Yungu) Temple-White Goose Ridge
Jade Screen Cableway: Merciful Light Pavilion (Ciguang Ge)-Jade Screen Tower
Taiping Cableway: Lotus Peak-Paiyun Tower