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 May 7, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Shanghai Hongqiao
D3028, D3016, D3012, D3034...
22 departures from 07:31 to 17:25
3h58m - 6h9mCNY 328/ 205
USD 50/ 31
Beijing West
G520, G508, G512, G556...
7 departures from 07:00 to 16:10
4h26m - 6h6mCNY 835/ 522
USD 127/ 79
Guangzhou South
G1038, G1034, G1168, G1148...
6 departures from 09:53 to 17:10
4h48m - 5h17mCNY 752.5/ 469.5
USD 114/ 71
Shenzhen North
G1038, G1034, G1314 from 09:53 to 14:415h44m - 6h3mCNY 852/ 544
USD 129/ 82
Nanjing South
D2198, D3028, D3016, D3012...
38 departures from 06:45 to 18:31
2h38m - 3h43mCNY 208/ 130
USD 32/ 20
Hangzhou East
D2198, D3398, D2190, D2194...
9 departures from 06:45 to 18:00
4h24m - 6h38mCNY 418/ 262
USD 63/ 40
Chongqing North
D633, D2251, D367, D2277...
29 departures from 07:01 to 16:12
5h54m - 7h2mCNY 423/ 247.5
USD 64/ 38
Chengdu East
D367, D2373, D2259, D353...
12 departures from 08:05 to 14:03
8h7m - 9h18mCNY 587/ 344
USD 89/ 52
Yichang East
D5803, D5941, D633, D5943...
64 departures from 06:07 to 20:46
1h43m - 2h33mCNY 112/ 70
USD 17/ 11
D633, D5943, D2251, D5947...
53 departures from 07:01 to 20:46
1h13m - 1h51mCNY 79/ 49
USD 12/ 7
D5241, D5243, D5227 from 08:00 to 17:433h38m - 4h3mCNY 225/ 141
USD 34/ 21
 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 May 7, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Shanghai South
K254 at 19:1818h29mCNY 467.5/ 288.5
USD 71/ 44
Beijing West
Z50, Z4, Z96 from 23:28 to 23:4210h34m - 11h9mCNY 454.5/ 279.5
USD 69/ 42
Z121, T95, T156 from 07:13 to 19:3611h9m - 18h24mCNY 481.5/ 255.5
USD 73/ 39
T95 at 18:3814h4mCNY 540.5/ 279.5
USD 82/ 42
Hangzhou East
K254 at 19:1815h19mCNY 426.5/ 261.5
USD 65/ 40
Z292 at 17:3411h28mCNY 405.5/ 277.5
USD 61/ 42
Chongqing North
Z3, Z95, Z49 from 04:34 to 22:207h22m - 12h11mCNY 346/ 208
USD 52/ 32
Z123, Z49 at 09:46 and 22:2010h36m - 13h26mCNY 443.5/ 272.5
USD 67/ 41
Yichang East
Z3, Z95, Z49 from 04:34 to 22:202h8m - 2h16mCNY 180.5/ 97.5
USD 27/ 15
Z3 at 04:341h29mCNY 163.5/ 86.5
USD 25/ 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.

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- Last modified on Nov. 23, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Hankou Railway Station
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.

Asked by sivapreeya from THAILAND | Dec. 29, 2016 01:55Reply
If I want to go to Changsha which railway station I must go
Wuhan ,Wuchang ,Hankou

which station I must go to buy a ticket
Answers (1)
Answered by Frankie from USA | Dec. 29, 2016 19:44

From Wuchang station to Changsha, there are only normal slow rides which stop at Changsha railway. From Wuhan sration, all the rides stop at Changsha south station and they are high speed rides. There are usually only 2 slow rides a day frm Haikou to Changsha. You need to choose the one for use based on the schedule.
Asked by Colin from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 12, 2015 20:34Reply
What is the difference between Chengdu and Chendu East
Hello Can you please help me understand the difference between Chengdu and Chengdu East when taking a rail from Wuhan / Hankou Station if this is the most appropriate to get to Chengdu / Chengdu East - in terms of where in Chengdu each of these are located and the rail style and time that may be associated with either destination?
Regards Colin
Answers (1)
Answered by Victor | Sep. 13, 2015 02:42

Chengdu station is located at the city center, Chengdu east station is far to the center. But most high speed trains from Wuhan/Hankou arrive at Chengdu east station.
Asked by mi from NORWAY | May. 12, 2015 09:24Reply
Change bullet trains in Wuhan Hankou. 30 mins enough?
I want to go form SHiyan . Wuhan train to Wuhan Shanghai (both Hnakou). I heard one first have to exit then enter the building again. Is this true? WIll 30 mins be enoug to change rides? Thanks for the answer!
Answers (1)
Answered by Heidi | May. 12, 2015 19:18

30min seems a little short. As you said, you exit first and then recheckin like your first time instead go from one trip to the next one directly. If there is any hassle during the process, there is a possibility that you may miss the next trip. Thus if possible a little longer time would be better.
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