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Changsha Transportation -- Getting There

 By Air
 Changsha Flights
Changsha Huanghua International Airport was built in 1986 and was put into operation in 1989. It has become the largest airport in Hunan Province and one of the major domestic airports in China. It has an annual transport capacity surpassing ten million passengers. The airport serves more than 100 regular flight routes to 73 cities at home and abroad. There are 31 Chinese and foreign airline companies operating in this airport, including China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airline Co, and OKAIR.

 By Train
 Changsha Train Schedule

 Changsha Railway Station
As an important hub of the national Jingguang Railway (Beijing-Guangzhou), Changsha benefits from rail connections to almost every major city in China. Everyday, there is a bullet train departing from Shanghai South Railway Station and arrive in the city in 8 hours. For passengers who would like to visit the charming Fenghuang Cheng (Phoenix Town), they could take trains here to Jishou and then transfer to Fenghuang by bus.
Address: Chezhan Road, close to Wuyi Dadao
City-buses: 114, 602, 139, 317, 401, 1, 7, 9, 12, 101, 104, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 117, 118, 121, 126, 127, 135, 136, 148, 158, 168, 202, 312, 803, 801, Tour Special Line 1, Tour Special Line 3, Li Shan Line
How to get to Huanghua Airport: At the railway station, passengers could take the city-bus 114 to get there directly in 1 hour.
Alternatively, passengers could go to the Civil Aviation Hotel, which is located in the walking-distance from the railway station. Here, the airport shuttle bus could be caught, which could get to the airport in 40 minutes.

 South Railway Station
This railway station was built to serve the express trains running along the Wuhan-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway. Currently, there are over 50 high-speed trains departing and stopping at this railway station. The train only takes about 1.5 hours running to Wuhan, and about 2~2.5 hours to Guangzhou from this city.
Address: Lituo Town, Yuhua District (about 10 kilometers away from city center)
City-buses: 63, 503, 66, 159, 160, 348, 16, 124 (04:00~ the next 01:00), 135 (04:00~ the next 01:00)
To the Railway Station: 159 (50 minutes)
To South Bus Station: 16
To North Bus Station: 159
To West Bus Station: 348, 63, 66
To Huanghua Airport: Please take a city-bus or cab to arrive at the Railway Station or South Bus Station, both of where the airport shuttle bus could be caught.

Ticket: You can book your ticket 18 days in advance at the railway stations. Online tickets are put on sale 20 days in advance, thus you can book with online agency at least 20 days before your scheduled departure date. Thera are also many ticket offices in the city providing ticket booking and collecting services (currently only Chinese citizens can book or collect tickets at the ticket offices due to the identity verification policy. Foreign passengers can only book at railway station or with agencies and collect their tickets at railway stations)  

Ticket Agency Address Telephone
South Railway Station Agency No. 2, Shuyuan Road 0731-85825507
China Youth Travel Agency No. 46, Zhanlanguan Road 0731-82232215
Renmin Lu Agency No.158, Renmin Road 0731-85505702
Jiefang Lu Agency No.48, Jiefang Road 0731-84436130
Hunan Normal University Agency Tourist School of Hunan Normal University 0731-88872486
Tiantian Agency 1st Floor, Zhongshan Hotel, Wuyi Road (Middle) 0731-82222278/222
Agency in Jingxin Hotel No. 478, Fenglin Er Road 0731-88868882
Wuyi Xilu Agency No.143, Wuyi Road (West) 0731-84403212
Deya Lu Agency No.88, Deya Road 0731-84556641
Tianxi Agency No.68, Chengnan Road, Tianxin District 0731-85155796
Wenyilu Agency No.4, Jiefang Road (East) 0731-82227544
Dongtang Agency No.482, Shaoshan Road 0731-85513747
Fenglin Agency East end of Fengxiang Building, Hexi 0731-88861120
Ping'an Building 1st floor, Ping'an Building, Furong Road (Middle) 0731-84410936

 By Water
Dongting Lake, China's second largest freshwater lake is located in Hunan Province; the waterways connecting it to Changsha provide access to the great Yangtze. Ships leaving from the city carry passengers to Shanghai, Nanjing, Lianyungang and other ports of call along the Yangtze. The inland water navigation is highly developed and the Passenger Port has regular shipping to many cities around the Dongting Lake in Hunan Province including Yueyang, Yiyang, Xiangtan, Jinshi, Shaping and Changde. The schedule below is for reference only:

Destination Departure Time Ship Style
Xiangtan every hour 07:10-17:30 Yacht/airship
Jinshi 13:00 airship
Shaping 13:30 Passenger liner

Enquiry: 0731-82222307

 By Long-Distance Bus
Changsha is the hub of three inter-province freeways including No.107 Freeway (Beijing–Shenzhen), No.391 Freeway (Chengdu–Xiamen) and No.106 Freeway. A well developed highway network connects the city with many major destinations in China and buses leaving from the three long-distance bus stations in the city serve most of the eastern part of the country. Although it is impossible to list all the destinations that can be reached from the three bus stations; we have listed a selection of the main and most popular ones for reference.

East Bus Station
Address: Shiyuanda Yi Road
Destinations: Hefei, Nanchang, Xiamen, Nanjing and neighboring cities in Hunan Province
Enquiry: 0731- 84611731
South Bus Station
Address: No.643, Shizhongyi Yi Road
Destinations: Guilin, Xiamen, Nanjing and neighboring cities in Hunan Province
Enquiry: 0731-85630505
West Bus Station
Address: Xiaoxiang Road (North)
Destinations: neighboring cities in Hubei and Hunan provinces
Enquiry: 0731-88816332

Intercity Commuters:
At the south of Friendship and Apollo Commercial Square, which is a busy shopping area in the northwestern corner of the railway station, there are regular buses that leave for Zhuzhou and Xiangtan, which are the cities where most travelers change trains from the north-south Jingguang (Beijing-Guangzhou) Railway to continue their journeys in either an easterly or westerly direction.