with Jieyang and Chaozhou City. The Airport is located at the joint of Paotai Town and Denggang Town, Jieyang City. It is at the central area of Shantou, Chaozhou and Jieyang and about 28.5km away from the city center area of Shantou. At present, there are totally about 20 scheduled flights in the airport, and 18 of them are domestic flights between Chaoshan area and major Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Wuhan and Changsha. The airport's flight network also covers Bangkok and Singapore.
Many highways of the nation pass through the city, making it quite easy to get to the city by long distance buses. There are six long distance bus stations, of which the most important is the Shantou Central Long Distance Bus Station; that is near the railway station on the Taishan Road. Buses in the station can reach many cities both in Guangdong Province and in other provinces like Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Henan, Anhui, Hainan, Jiangsu, Shandong and Sichuan. Also, there are buses directly to Shanghai and Macao. After you arrive at the station, many city buses are at your service to carry you around the city, such as No.2, No.4, No.6, No.8, No.11, No.12, No.31 and No.103.
Ports in the city have ships to many other harbor cities of China. Shantou Port is the most important one where you can go to Hong Kong, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, etc. Other ports like Xidi Port, Laiwu Port and Chang Shan Wei Port are just for the mooring of ships to the counties or tourist destinations near the city.
Address of the Shantou Port Group: No.31, Han Jiang Road
Enquiries Phone: 0754-8932266
Currently, there is no subway service in Shantou. It is planned that there will be nine subway lines in the city. The U-shape rail transit system will cover the city proper and stretch to the suburban areas. The first phase of line 1, line 2, and line 3 will be built at first, and they are expected to open by 2020.
In this city, there are many city buses that can carry you to every corner of the city as well as the nearby tourist destinations. The fare for most of the city buses ranges from CNY1 to CNY2, so you need to prepare enough changes before you get on the bus. For some buses like No.18, No.25, No.102 and No.103, the ticket for the whole journey is a little bit expensive, ranging from CNY5 to CNY6; but the exact fee varies according to the distance you travel. So you need to make sure about the specific fare if you take these buses.
Taxis in the city charge CNY10 for the first 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles). For each additional kilometer (0.6 mile), it costs CNY2.4. Except charging by the meter, some taxi drivers prefer a flat rate. Under this circumstance, you’d better negotiate with the driver for an exact price before boarding.
It is very convenient for you to take a ferry to tourist destinations or nearby villages and counties. Xidi Port, Guangchang Port, Chang Shan Wei Port and Laiwu Port all have short cruise lines around the city. Especially in Guangchang Port on Hai Bin Road, there are two special cruises only in summer: the Harbor Dinner Cruise and the Harbor Night Cruise. The former starts at 18:40 hours and the latter starts at 21:10 hours every night. No.9, No.12, No.16, No.17, No.19, No.23, No.25, No.101 and No.103 city buses can bring you there.