Hefei Xinqiao International Airport is about 31.8 km (20 miles) from the city center. It is an important airport, linking this city with many cities home and abroad. Flights to domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and flights to many tourism cities such as Lijiang, Guilin and so on can be found in the airport. Direct international flights to some Asian cities such as Taipei, Singapore, Cheju, Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Bangkok and so on are operated from there.
Another good choice for travel to the city is by train. There are three railway stations in the city.
Hefei Railway Station
It is located in the New Railway Station Comprehensive Development Experimental Zone and can be reached by city buses no. 10, 40, 47, 114, 129, 159, 504, 517, 682, 701, 705 etc. The train can reach Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Chengdu, Nanchang, etc.
See Hefei-Shanghai Train
South Railway Station
Located between Huizhou Avenue and Luzhou Avenue, it mainly operates high speed trains, including Beijing-Fuzhou High Speed Train. It can be reached by bus no. 4, 9, 11, 16, 31, 51, 57, 65, 99, 108, 131, 156, 703 etc.
West Railway Station
It is located in the west end of Wangjiang Road and can be reached by city bus no.111 from the Railway Station. Both stations can reach the neighboring cities of Anhui Province such as Anqing, Bengbu, Wuhu, Haozhou, Huangshan, etc.
There are regular trains running to Nanchang starting from the Railway Station at 03:02, 19:42 and 20:29, and arriving at Nanchang at 09:28, 02:25 and 02:39.
Long-distance Bus Station
Address: No.168 at Mingguang Road
This is the biggest one in the city. The regular lines in this station are mainly to other provinces and other big cities in China such as Beijing, Tianjin, Xian, Zhengzhou, etc. You can take the following routes to arrive at the station: Dongqu No.1, Dongqu No.115, Xiqu No.118, Nanqu No.128.
Jinhu Expressway Autobus Station
This is located within the Long-distance Bus Station, thus take the following routes to arrive: Dongqu No.1, Dongqu No.115, Xiqu No.118, Nanqu No.128. The autobuses at Jinhu Expressway Autobus Station are to the surrounding cities such as Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuxi, and Nanchang.
Feiyan Bus Station
Address: Sanxiaokou at Jinzhai Road
The high-speed autobuses in this station are mainly to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Wuhan and Anqing.
Anhui Provincial Tour Bus Station
Address: the east side of the Railway Station
The regular lines in this station are mainly to Mt. Huangshan and Mt. Jiuhuashan.
Xinya Coach Station
Address: No. 1 of Zhanxi Rroad in Yaohai District
The long-distance buses from this station can reach many nearby cities including Baishan, Shouxian, Yuexi, Guohe, Daiqiao. Besides, you can also arrive at Sanhe Ancient Town from this station.
Currently there are over 100 lines in the city. They usually operate from early morning (06:00) till evening (20:00, or as late as 23:00). The fare is usually CNY1 and it is CNY2 for air-conditioned buses. Children below 4ft (1.3m) can take bus for free. You cannot get change when you are on them, so you need to plan ahead to have the correct amount. Transportation within the city is very convenient although it is sometime every crowded. There are regular routes to most of the scenic spots in the city.
Hefei subway line 1 is the only operating line in the city. It links Hefei Railway Station and Jiulianwei, passing 23 stations. Besides, line 2, line 3, line 4 and line 5 are under construction. This city plans to build totally 15 metro lines, covering totally 325 miles (523 kilometers).
Taxi is a good choice to commute in the city if you are tired or would like to save time. The taxi rate differs from car brands (actually vehicle emission volume) and the distances. The detailed rules are as follows:
|Rate||Cars with the emission volume lower than 2L (0.5gal)||Cars with the emission volume higher than 2L (0.5gal)|
|Flat-down Rate||CNY8 for the first 2.5km (around 1.55mi)||CNY9 for the first 2.5km (around 1.55mi)|
|Rate between 2.5km (around 1.55mi) and 15km (9.3mi)||CNY1.4 for each additional kilometer (around 0.6mi)||CNY1.6 for each additional kilometer (around 0.6mi)|
|Rate between 15km (9.3mi) and 25km (15.5mi)||CNY2.1 for each additional kilometer (around 0.6mi)||CNY2.4 for each additional kilometer (around 0.6mi)|
|Rate for the distance farther than 25km (15.5mi)||CNY2.45 for each extra kilometer (around 0.6mi)||CNY2.8 for each extra kilometer (around 0.6mi)|
Note: For taxis running between 23:00 and 05:00 the next day, they charge additional 20% for night-driving allowance.