Wuchang Railway Station

Wuchang Railway Station was initially built in 1916 and renovated in 2008. It is about 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) to Yellow Crane Tower, 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) to Yangtze River Bridge, 10 miles (16 kilometers) to Wuhan Railway Station, 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) to Hankou Railway Station, and 21.1 miles (34 kilometers) to Tianhe International Airport. As the intersection of Beijing-Guangzhou and Wuchang-Jiujiang rail lines, it links Wuhan with almost every city inside Hubei Province and many other major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, and Yichang. However, most long-distance trains operated here are ordinary ones.

Address: In southeast end of Zhongshan Road, Wuchang District


Station Plan

Wuchang Train Station mainly consists of West Terminal, West Square, East Terminal, and East Square.

The West Terminal is the main terminal of the station and most passengers depart here. It has three floors above ground, all connected with each other by escalators, elevators, and stairs.
Floor Facilities
1F No.1 Ticket Office, luggage consignment office, left luggage offices, east exit, east entrance, stores…
2F No. 1-2 Waiting Rooms, waiting room for soft seat ticket holders, obstacle-free waiting room, nursery room, stores…


No.3-8 Waiting Rooms …

1. No. 1 Ticket Office has 23 ticket windows in all-day service. No.1 Window is for ticket change and refund; No. 2 for transit tickets; No. 3-22 issue tickets for passengers holding Chinese Second Generation ID cards, passports, or Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Hong Kong and Macau Residents; No.23 issues platform tickets and also tickets for disabled passengers. During peak season like Chinese New Year Rush, several temporary ticket windows will be opened here.
2. Left luggage offices are available both next to No.1 Ticket Office and the east exit on first floor. Service fee is charged according to luggage size; but it is generally CNY5 to CNY20 per day.

The West Square is to the west of the west terminal with city bus stops, metro exit/entrance of line 4 on or around. Under this square, there is a No.2 Ticket Office for passengers' convenience. In addition, there is a Hongji Long-Distance Bus Station to northwest of the square, operating buses to Jiujang, Jingdezhen, Dangyang, Enshi, and Jingshan County, etc. To southwest of the square, there is also a long-distance bus station, named Hanghai Long-Distance Bus Station, operating buses to Xianning, Xiangfan, Tianmen, Ezhou, and Yichang, etc.

The East Terminal only has one floor above ground for passenger use, functioned as waiting room for soft seat/sleeper ticket holders, obstacle-free waiting room and nursery room. It is connected with the west terminal with an underground passage.

The East Square is located to the east of the east terminal. There is also a city bus stop on it. But fewer buses are operated there compared with the West Square. Passengers can get to the West Square also by the above mentioned underground passage from here.



 Major rail lines from the station to:

(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
D2198, D3028, G1722, D3016...
54 departures from 06:43 to 19:37
2h27m - 4h27mCNY 314.5/ 180
USD 46/ 26
Yichang East
D5818, D633, D5819, D629...
90 departures from 06:36 to 21:27
1h44m - 2h41mCNY 173/ 97
USD 25/ 14
G431, G1005, G1107, D5753...
68 departures from 07:06 to 20:38
0h24m - 1h34mCNY 49/ 30
USD 7/ 4
D5229, G6817, G6815, D5778...
15 departures from 07:43 to 19:00
1h57m - 3h58mCNY 284/ 176
USD 42/ 26
D5818, D633, D5819, D629...
52 departures from 06:36 to 21:00
1h14m - 1h59mCNY 121/ 68
USD 18/ 10
 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
K968, Z78, Z836, K600...
21 departures from 00:08 to 23:42
10h38m - 17h42mCNY 427.5/ 279.5
USD 63/ 41
Shanghai South
K1125, K121, K353, K251...
6 departures from 18:09 to 22:54
10h14m - 16h38mCNY 375.5/ 247.5
USD 55/ 36
K82, K1296, K226, Z126...
11 departures from 06:03 to 23:48
10h11m - 15h7mCNY 325/ 214
USD 48/ 31
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
K4627, K21, K457, Z5...
7 departures from 00:21 to 10:18
8h9m - 11h51mCNY 325/ 214
USD 48/ 31
K531, K1125, K121, K353...
7 departures from 17:35 to 22:54
7h50m - 13h6mCNY 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
Chongqing North
Z3, Z95, Z256, K1268 from 04:36 to 21:027h37m - 15h52mCNY 315/ 208
USD 46/ 31
Z53, Z161 at 10:01 and 23:1323h57m - 24h16mCNY 611/ 397
USD 90/ 58
Yichang East
K532, Z332, Z3, Z95...
7 departures from 00:18 to 21:02
2h9m - 6h19mCNY 141.5/ 97.5
USD 21/ 14
K1159, Z167, K1073, K157...
10 departures from 06:28 to 21:10
0h42m - 1h1mCNY 95.5/ 66.5
USD 14/ 10
 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/ leave Wuchang Railway Station?
 By Bus:
West Square: 10, 43, 61, 402, 511, 518, 538, 577 in the north of the square; 556, 561, 777 to the south of the square; 34, 59, 74, 202, 507, 529, 539, 556, 561, 564, 571, 593, 609, 777, 805, 901, 907 in front of the square
East Square: 66, 570, 706
 By Metro: Line 4
 By Taxi:
From/ To Duration (min) Ticket Fare (CNY)
Yellow Crane Tower 7 10
Yangtze River Bridge 10 11
Wuhan Railway Station 25 35
Hankou Railway Station 23 32
Tianhe International Airport 50 80
Note: The information above is just for your reference only. It may be different due to traffic lights and jams.

 How to get to other places from Wuchang Railway Station?
 To Yellow Crane Tower:
1. Take bus 10, 61 or 402 to get there directly.
2. Take metro line 4 to Fuxing Road, and then walk to Zhangzhidong Road Fuxing Road to take bus 539 or 717 to Jiefang Road Houchang Street, and then walk about 550 yards to get there.
 To Yangtze River Bridge:
1. Take bus 539 to Jiefang Road Houchang Street, and then walk about 900 yards to get there.
2. Take metro line 4 to Fuxing Road, get out and walk to Zhangzhidong Road Fuxing Road to take bus 43 or 578 to Linjiang Avenue Pinghumen, and then get there by foot.
 To Wuhan Railway Station:
Metro line 4 or bus 540 can take passengers there directly.
 To Hankou Station:
1. Take metro line 4 to Hongshan Square, then change to metro line 2 to Hankou Station.
2. Bus 10 and 561 runs between the Wuchang Railway Station and Hankou Railway Station.
3. Take a train to get there directly if time suits. There are seven departures per day from 06:32 to 22:04. Duration is about 20 minutes.
 To Wuhan Tianhe International Airport:
Take airport shuttle bus at Hongji Long-Distance Bus Station to get there directly. The bus departs from 08:15 to 20:15 every 60 minutes. Duration is about 90 minutes and ticket fare is CNY32. 

Wuhan Bus / Metro Search
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Wuchang Railway Station
Asked by Matt | Jun. 21, 2020 19:14Reply
I heard that Beijing requires people from outside quarantining for 14 days, is that true?
We would like to take an overnight train from Wuchang to Beijing West station.
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda | Jun. 22, 2020 18:23

Yes, due to the virus, all people to Beijing need a 14-day quarantine. We suggest go there at a later date when the situation gets better.
Asked by Jake from USA | Dec. 22, 2019 17:03Reply
Traveling to airport from Wuchang station
How long will it take to get to the airport from Wuchang station if I were to take only the metro?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jared from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 22, 2019 23:41

It would be better if you prepare around 1.5 hours on the way (line 2 + line 7).
Asked by Haley from COLOMBIA | Aug. 06, 2019 19:09Reply
Hello, is there any chance to get a sleeper ticket on train K967 to Zhangjiajie?
I am looking for a train on Aug 27 from Wuchang to Zhangjiajie, however, there is no any tickets online. All the booking button is in grey color. How can I get a sleeper ticket? Please kindly advise.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 07, 2019 18:30

Thank you for your inquiry.

It is indeed very hard to get a ticket on this K967 to Zhangjiajie from Wuchang due to ticket distribution. Most tickets were offered to trip from Beijing, the beginning station by Railway Company. Occasionally, a few sleeper tickets may offered one or two days before departure. However, it is just a chance. Instead of waiting until 1 days before, you may consider flight service or maybe a transaction in Changsha. Sorry about the inconvenience.
Asked by Nizam from INDIA | Aug. 20, 2018 02:03Reply
Means of transport to wuchang at night
What are the means of transport to wuchang railway station from tian he airport at night 11:30pm.
Answers (1)
Answered by Allen from SINGAPORE | Aug. 20, 2018 20:37

As I know there is airport shuttle bus from the airport to this station (stop at the Hongji Long Distance Bus Station nearby), the bus would end after the final flight arrival. So you can try to use it. If you missed the bus, you may need a taxi directly.
Asked by John Alfaro from USA | May. 23, 2018 19:34Reply
How to Enter Wuchang Railway Station
What are the numbered gateways at the west entrance of Wuchang station, Wuhan? They only have Chinese characters, no English. If I have my ticket in hand, how do I know which numbered gateway to go through to get inside Wuchang station? Also, can I enter the station a few days before my departure, just to get familiar with the interior?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | May. 24, 2018 01:43

Do you mean the gateways to enter the main building? It doesn't matters, you can choose any of them. But once you enter the building, you need to find your waiting room to stay based on the train number. When the boarding time starts, you can go through the ticket checking gate in your waiting room. You cannot enter the station days in advance, it will not pass the checking at entrance
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