Shantou Travel Guide
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As one of the five special economic zones of China, it uses its convenient geographic location to its advantage and has accepted many foreign investments.
It currently has economic relations with 165 countries. Over 50 multinational corporations and 11 of the world's top 500 enterprises have investments in the city, giving the city the seventh best rate of commerce among all cities in China.Symbolic Tower of the Tropic of Cancer cannot be missed when travelling in the city.
Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport is located about 18 miles (29 kilometers) away from the center city of Shantou and is a hub for 20 schedule flights currently connecting with many cities both in China and other countries including Bangkok and Singapore. Chaoshan Railway Station and Shantou Railway Station connect the city with almost all big cities and tourism cities in China including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Fuzhou. Shantou Harbor has cargo ships that connect to over 210 harbors around the world. It also has passenger ships that sail to many of China's port cities, such as Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Hainan Island. Highways in the city are also well developed and provide easy access to Shenzhen and Xiamen. It takes only about three hours to reach either of these cities by long distance bus. Until nowadays, Shantou subway is not available. Subway line 1, line 2 and line 3 are expected to serve the public by 2020.
- Last modified on Feb. 21, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shantou Travel
Asked by Fuifong from THAILAND | Jun. 12, 2019 18:47Reply
Is there any high speed train station in Shantou to other cities?
Thank in advance.
Answered by Cloris from USA | Jun. 13, 2019 18:09
You can take bullet train from Shantou Railway Station to Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, etc.
Answered by Fuifong from THAILAND | Jun. 14, 2019 02:51
Asked by Serene from SINGAPORE | May. 10, 2019 01:58Reply
From Guangzhou to shantou JunHua Haiyi hotel for a group of 10pax. What is the best way to travel ?
Answered by Lisa from USA | May. 12, 2019 18:53
Hi, you can take bullet train from Guangzhou East to Shantou Railway Station. The duration is about 4 hours and it costs CNY188.5 per person for a second class seat. After that, take taxis to the hotel directly. It costs about CNY20 per taxi and you may need 3 cabs.
Asked by Chiang from SINGAPORE | Feb. 21, 2019 00:01Reply
Shantou International Hotel to Sunshine Hotel Chaozhou
Is train a good option for this route? May I know estimated cost? Or are there coaches to take? Thanks!
Answered by Justice from CANADA | Feb. 21, 2019 23:10
From your hotel, you can take bus no.11 to the railway station first. Then take a train to Chaozhou Railway Station. The train takes around half an hour. The ticket fare is soft sleeper is CNY75.5, hard sleeper is CNY68.5 and hard seat is CNY9.5. After arriving, take a taxi to your hotel. The cab fare is around CNY30.
Asked by serene from SINGAPORE | Feb. 17, 2019 05:29Reply
What is the best way to travel from Jieyang Chaoshan International airport to Shantou for 10 pax?
Answered by Florence from CANADA | Feb. 19, 2019 00:03
Upon landing, it is suggested to take the airport shuttle bus to Shantou directly. The ticket fare is CNY28/person. And the duration is around 70min. Hope helpful!
Asked by kevin tan from SINGAPORE | Jan. 16, 2019 00:57Reply
International Tourism and Culture Festival in Shantou
Please advise specific dates in 2019 when this festival will be held?
Answered by Emma from DENMARK | Jan. 17, 2019 18:40
Well, I didn't find the latest information on the internet.