Hefei Transportation


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.

Train travel
Accommodation Train


Another good choice for travel to the city is by train. There are three railway stations in the city.
 See detailed Hefei Train Schedule

 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.

 South Railway Station
Located between Huizhou Avenue and Luzhou Avenue, it mainly operates high speed trains. 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.

 Major Rail Lines from  Hefei to:


Long-Distance Bus

Long-Distance Bus, Hefei
Long-Distance Bus
As the centre of the highway network of Anhui Province, it is one of the main highway transportation hubs in China. The two main highways are Hefei-Nanjing-Shanghai expressway which runs east-west, and Hefei-Wuhu expressway which runs north-south. The No.206 National Highway and No.312 National Highway are joined together in the city, making it the center of the highway network in Anhui Province.

 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, Xi'an, 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.
 Nowadays, Hefei metro line 1 and metro line 2 operate in the city. Line 1 links Hefei Railway Station and Jiulianwei, passing 23 stations. Covering about 28 kilometers (17 miles), line 2 connects Nangang and Sanshibu. Subway line 3 runs between Xingfuba and Xiangcheng Road passing Hefei Railway Station and West Railway Station. Besides, line 4 and line 5 are under construction. This city plans to build totally 15 subway lines, covering totally 523 kilometers (325 miles).
See metro maps for reference.


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 City-Bus
Hefei Taxi


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.

- Last updated on May. 17, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Hefei Transportation
Asked by Lili | Nov. 04, 2019 02:52Reply
Is it easily to find a taxi at the airport Hefei to transfer from Hefei Airport to Jingde ?
And how much it can cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nicholas from DENMARK | Nov. 05, 2019 23:40

I am afraid not because of the long distance.
Thus upon landing, take airport shuttle bus line 3 to get to South Railway Station first. The ticket fare is CNY25/person. Then take the direct high speed train to Jingde. The ticket fare of Second Class Seat is CNY109/person.
Asked by David from USADBU | Jun. 13, 2019 22:55Reply
What's the latest bus departure from Hefei to Lixin? Thank you, from USA David
Answers (1)
Answered by Alice from USA | Jun. 16, 2019 19:04

There are many buses between these two places in one day. You can take bus from the Main Coach Station and the departure times are from 5:50 to 19:00 with the interval of 30 to 60mins. It costs CNY63 and takes 3 hours on the way.
Asked by Lisa from PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Mar. 29, 2018 04:47Reply
Can anyone tell me how to go visit the Giantic drum building in Hefei?
Please any tour guide?
Answers (1)
Answered by Peter from SINGAPORE | Mar. 29, 2018 20:33

You can take bus 526 to Shenwan and then walk south for several minutes to get there.
Asked by Mark from CHINA | Sep. 15, 2017 01:16Reply
How much is the bus ticket from Hefei to Beijing? How long is the journey?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lusia from CAMBODIA | Sep. 15, 2017 02:58

At Mingguang Road Bus Station, a bus is scheduled to Beijing daily and it leaves at 12:30. It takes around 12h and 360RMB per person. Alternatively, you can take a high speed train to travel, which takes at most 5h.
Asked by Alison from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 26, 2017 06:32Reply
Is it possible to hire a large taxi for transfer from Hefei South Railway station ?
The taxi needs to be large enough to carry 2 passengers, and 2 large bike boxes and 1 large suitcase. The transfer is to the Pullman Wanda hotel at 401 Nanning East Rd
Answers (1)
Answered by J from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 26, 2017 22:56

As I know, it’s not easy to take a taxi from South Station, so you are suggested to book a taxi in advance. Here are the numbers: 0551-4211888 /0551-4422984 /0551-4267977/ 0551-5138888/ 0551-5556398.
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