Hankou Railway Station

Hankou Railway Station is the biggest European-style Railway Station in China. The station is about 8.1 miles (13 kilometers) from Yellow Crane Tower, 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) from the Yangtze River Bridge, 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) from Wuchang Railway Station, 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Wuhan Railway Station and 14.3 miles (23 kilometers) from Tianhe International Airport. As a major railway station along the Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu and Wuhan-Guangzhou High Speed Railway Lines, most high speed trains to/from Shanghai, Nanjing, Hefei, Yichang, Chengdu, and Chongqing stop here. To alleviate the stress upon Yangtze River Bridge, most ordinary trains running to/from northern China also operate from here, including those to/from Beijing and Xi'an. In addition, a few services to/from Guangzhou and Shenzhen are also available here.

Address: Development Avenue in the Jianghan District

Station Plan

Hankou Railway Station has a quite large terminal building, with a floor area of 20 acres (about 80,000 square meters). The floors are connected by escalators, elevators, and stairs.
 1F: On the first floor, there are dozens of ticket windows on both side of the entrance. Here, passengers can buy, collect, change and return railway tickets. Platforms and railway tracks that service millions of passengers each year are also on this floor.
 2F: Waiting rooms are mainly located on the second floor. These are equipped with toilets and drinking water. Restaurants, stores, mother-and-child waiting room, nursery room, and smoking area are also set on the second floor for passengers’ convenience.
 Underground Floors: Platforms of metro line 2, and its exit and entrance as well as parking lots for private vehicles are located here.

In front of the terminal is a square. Here, can be found bus stops, metro exit/entrance, taxi stands, and parking lots for private vehicles. Surrounding the square, there are stores, restaurants, and hotels for passengers’ convenience. About 600 yards southwest of the square, is Jinjiadun Long-Distance Bus Station, where long-distance buses to either nearby or far-located cities are available. Cities include Tianmen, Jingmen, Yichang, Enshi, Honghu, Shashi, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Zhuhai. Shuttle buses to Tianhe International Airport are also available here.

 Other facilities and services at Hankou Train Station:
 Luggage Cabinets: These are located on the second floor. Service fee is CNY5-10 per day, based on cabinet size.
 Heart Linked to Heart Service Desks: They are spread throughout the station square, ticket offices, and waiting hall. People there assist the old, weak, sick and disabled to board the train, exit and enter the station.
 Volunteers: Volunteers can be found inside almost every corner of the station. These help passengers in finding waiting areas, boarding, and exiting, etc.

Hankou Railway Station Train Schedule

 Major rail lines from the station to:

  High Speed Train Schedule
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Shanghai Hongqiao
D3028, G1722, D3016, G2817...
39 departures from 07:40 to 17:51
3h30m - 6h45mCNY 498.5/ 312
USD 73/ 46
Beijing West
G66, G522, G68, G502...
33 departures from 07:40 to 18:41
3h48m - 6h3mCNY 656/ 410
USD 96/ 60
Guangzhou South
G1001, G1003, G1005, G1107...
79 departures from 07:25 to 19:11
3h40m - 5h17mCNY 708.5/ 443.5
USD 104/ 65
Shenzhen North
G1001, G2703, G1003, G2705...
42 departures from 07:25 to 18:14
4h12m - 7h42mCNY 838/ 538
USD 123/ 79
Nanjing South
D2198, D3028, G1722, D3016...
54 departures from 06:43 to 19:37
2h27m - 4h27mCNY 314.5/ 180
USD 46/ 26
Hangzhou East
D2198, G3237, D3395, G3248...
22 departures from 06:43 to 18:55
4h10m - 6h44mCNY 459/ 266
USD 68/ 39
Chongqing North
D633, G3451, D629, D366...
48 departures from 06:42 to 16:57
5h00m - 7h34mCNY 419/ 250.5
USD 62/ 37
Chengdu East
D633, D366, D367, D618...
23 departures from 06:42 to 14:04
6h56m - 9h56mCNY 601/ 347
USD 88/ 51
Yichang East
D5818, D633, D5819, D629...
90 departures from 06:36 to 21:27
1h44m - 2h41mCNY 173/ 97
USD 25/ 14
D5818, D633, D5819, D629...
52 departures from 06:36 to 21:00
1h14m - 1h59mCNY 121/ 68
USD 18/ 10
D5229, G6817, G6815, D5778...
15 departures from 07:43 to 19:00
1h57m - 3h58mCNY 284/ 176
USD 42/ 26
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Normal Speed Train Timetable
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Shanghai South
K1125, K121, K353, K251...
6 departures from 18:09 to 22:54
10h14m - 16h38mCNY 375.5/ 247.5
USD 55/ 36
Beijing West
K968, Z78, Z836, K600...
21 departures from 00:08 to 23:42
10h38m - 17h42mCNY 427.5/ 279.5
USD 63/ 41
K1295, K81, K755, Z13...
28 departures from 00:45 to 23:55
10h35m - 14h45mCNY 428.5/ 247.5
USD 63/ 36
K1347, Z229, K1655, Z331...
7 departures from 05:30 to 21:10
12h39m - 17h50mCNY 493.5/ 272.5
USD 73/ 40
Hangzhou East
K531, K1125, K121, K353...
7 departures from 17:35 to 22:54
7h50m - 13h6mCNY 315/ 208
USD 46/ 31
K82, K1296, K226, Z126...
11 departures from 06:03 to 23:48
10h11m - 15h7mCNY 325/ 214
USD 48/ 31
Chongqing North
Z3, Z95, Z256, K1268 from 04:36 to 21:027h37m - 15h52mCNY 315/ 208
USD 46/ 31
K532, T128, Z332, K354...
8 departures from 00:18 to 23:12
13h55m - 21h25mCNY 496.5/ 325.5
USD 73/ 48
Yichang East
K532, Z332, Z3, Z95...
7 departures from 00:18 to 21:02
2h9m - 6h19mCNY 141.5/ 97.5
USD 21/ 14
Z3 at 04:361h29mCNY 124.5/ 86.5
USD 18/ 13
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See detailed Wuhan Train Schedule


 How to reach Hankou Railway Station:
 By metro: line 2 (the nearest exit/entrance to the station is Exit/Entrance F).
 By bus: 9, 10, 38, 47, 79, 292, 295, 411, 509, 519, 533, 542, 561, 610, 648, 703, 713, 725, 730, and 736.
 By taxi:
From Duration (min) Taxi Fare (CNY)
Yellow Crane Tower 20 30
Yangtze River Bridge 13 20
Wuchang Railway Station 20 30
Wuhan Railway Station 30 45
Tianhe International Airport 35 50

 How to get to other places from the railway station:
 To Yellow Crane Tower:
Take metro line 2 to Pangxiejia, take Exit E and walk to Zhongshan Road, Pangxiejia, to take bus 15 or 576 to Zhongshan Road, Dadikou, then walk to the site.

 To Yangtze River Bridge:
Take metro line 2 to Qinnian Road, take Exit A and board bus 10 to Yangtze River Bridge, Hanyang Bridgehead.
Or, walk from the station to Yindun Street, Fazhan Avenue to take bus 10 or 41 to get there directly.

 To Wuchang Railway Station:
1. Take metro line 2 and get off at Hongshan Square station, then change to line 4 to get there directly
2. Take bus 10 or 561. The buses depart from Hankou Railway Station every 20 minutes.
3. Take the direct train, if time suits. There are three departures per day at 06:26, 09:54, and 15:30.

 To Wuhan Railway Station:
1. Take metro line 2 to Hongshan Square station, then change to line 4 to Wuhan Railway Station. Please pay attention to the travel direction of the metro.
2. Take bus 610 or 725, which directly goes to Wuhan Railway Station.
3. Take a train to reach it. There are about 20 departures per day from 09:42 to 22:59.

 To Tianhe International Airport:
1. Take the airport shuttle bus from nearby Jinjiadun Long-Distance Bus Station. The bus departs from 06:05 to 20:05 every 30 minutes. Duration is about 50 minutes, and the fare is CNY17.
2. Take a train from the station to Tianhe Airport directly if the schedule meets your travel plan. There are 10 departures per day from about 06:00 to 19:30. Duration is only 12 or 18 minutes and ticket price for a second class seat is CNY7.

Wuhan Bus / Metro Search
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Hankou Railway Station
Asked by Chaudhary from PAKISTAN | Feb. 07, 2023 18:33Reply
Wuhan to shiyan
Any route from Wuhan airport to shiyan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric | Feb. 09, 2023 17:37

There is no direct bus. You may take metro to Hankou Railway Station, then connect to a bullet train to Shiyan.
Asked by Patricia from USA | Jun. 17, 2020 18:32Reply
May I know if it is alright now?
Wuhan was lockdown from all outside and thus the station was also closed.
Answers (1)
Answered by Judy | Jun. 21, 2020 19:06

Yes, Wuhan is OK now, all people life is normal and all transportation means including flight, trains and buses are operated normally.
Asked by Campbell from SOUTH AFRICA | Aug. 06, 2019 19:10Reply
Please kindly advise the best way to go to Grand Mercure Wuhan Qiaokou from Hankou Station.
We are a family of 3 with child of 7 years old. Is it hard to use public transfer? How much it may cost for a taxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Florence | Aug. 07, 2019 18:31

If use public transportation, you need city bus 411 from Hankou Station to Qiaokou Road/Rrenshou Road bus stop which should be the 9th stop. Then you can walk about 400m back to North direction to reach the hotel. It is indeed easier by taxi, it is not very far in distance so maybe around CNY20 to 30 for taxi fare. It would be recommended to use taxi.
Asked by PORTNOY58 | Sep. 21, 2018 23:16Reply
Hankou to Nanjing Nan Station
Hello I am arriving in Wuhan Tianhe airport at 0630 on Sunday 7th October. I want to travel on by train to Nanjing. I know this is the end of Golden Week and trains will be busy but the 12306 app is showing all seats on all trains from Hankou to Nanjing as sold. Is this for real or is it possible tickets will go on sale nearer the time because of the holiday? Please advise as I need to travel that day to Nanjing.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nishad | Sep. 22, 2018 01:02

There is indeed no ticket for this route, and it is hard to say, as long as some travellers return their tickets, then there will be tickets released.
Asked by SHIDE0225 | Jul. 12, 2017 22:19Reply
How long you have to wait for just collecting ticket at Hankou station?
Hi this Saturday, 15th of July, I will fly to Wuhan and then subway to Hankou.
Many people say the station is crowded but how long does it take to just collect the ticket.
(I have already booked the ticket.)
Are there any collection only counter available?

Thank you for your advice in advance,
Thank you,
Answers (2)
Answered by Samantha from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 13, 2017 02:45

Well, this is hard to say. If you meet a long waiting line, it may take you even more than 1 hour. The lines moved very slow :( I don't know if there is a counter for ticket collection only, if yes, this may be faster. This website suggest me to arrive at my station about 90min in advance. Personally speaking, I think it is necessary.
Answered by SHIDE0225 | Jul. 13, 2017 18:10

thanks very much. I try to reach the station way before.

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