Haikou Transportation -- Getting Around

Traffic runs smoothly in the downtown area of Haikou and traffic jams are seldom seen.

Haikou metro is planned to open 4 lines including a tram line in 2020. These rail transut lines will link the Haikou Railway Station, Meilan International Airport and New Seaport Wharf together, passing by Haibin District, Binjiang District, Bailong District, Jiangdong District and Shuicheng District. It will be more convenient for visitors to travel around this city.

Tourist Bus

Haikou City
Tourist Bus Line 1: Baishamen — Huoshankou National Forest Park
Itinerary (34km): Baishanmen–Golden Coast Lawton Hotel–Wanfu Xincun–Ever Green Park–Fuhao Dasha–Hainan Overseas Chinese Middle School–Asia International Hotel–Jinniuling Park–Tomb of Hai Rui–Huoshankou National Forest Park
Departure Time: 09:00 at Baishamen; 12:30 at Huoshankou Park
Ticket Fare: CNY10 / person for the whole journey

Tourist Bus Line 2: Ever Green Park — Hainan Dongshan Safari Park
Itinerary (16km): Ever Green Park–Tailong City–Haikou Park–Jinghang Dasha–Provincial Museum of Hainan–Wugong Temple –Zhuyun Lukou –Longkun Nanlu Kou–Hainan Institute of Technology (Nanhai Dadao)– Huoshankou Park–Hainan Dongshan Safari Park
Departure Time: 10:00 at Ever Green Park; 14:00 at Huoshankou Park
Ticket Fare: CNY16 / person for the whole journey

Note: Public buses stop running earlier than elsewhere. And the bus fare rises during the Spring Festival.


Besides the two traveling viewing bus lines, other 55 city-bus lines have been opened in the city. These buses could reach all of the main spots in the city, including Haikou Meilan Airport, Xiuying Port, Ever Green Garden, Wugong Temple, bus stations and so on.  Here are some lines for your reference:
Line 14
Itinerary: Haikou New Port - Bell Tower - Qiongyuan Hotel - East Bus Station - Wugong Temple - South Bus Station - Hainan Daily
Ticket Fare: CNY1

Line 35
Itinerary: Railway Station - Golden Beach - Xinguo Hotel - Hainan Nobel Yacht Club - Holiday Beach - Guanhaitai - Xixiu Beach - Port Market - Xiuying Xiao Jie - Yangqiong Dasha - Jinding Dasha - West Bus Station - Haixiu Bridge - Fenghuang New Village - Jinniuling Park - Nanzhuang Restaurant - Xinhua Market - Century Square - South Bus Station - China City - Nan Bei Fruit Market - Luse Jia Yuan
Operating Time: 06:00~21:00
Ticket Fare: CNY1~CNY5

Line 50
Itinerary: Railway Station - Golden Beach - Xinguo Hotel - Hainan Nobel Yacht Club - Holiday Beach - Guanhaitai - Xixiu Beach - Haikou Port (Xiuying Port) - Every Green Garden - Haikou Park - South Bus Station


Street scene
Street scene

The flag-down rate is CNY10 for the first 3km (1.9mi) and CNY2 for every succeeding kilometer (0.6mi). For every minute’s waiting, regardless of traffic jam and traffic lights, it charges extra CNY3. CNY1 fuel fee is required for each ride. 24-hour taxi reservation is accessible by dialing 96799, for which CNY5-25 service fee is charged according to the service areas and due-time consumption.


Rental Vehicle

Car rental is available. As foreign visitors, you should take your passport, resident certificate, Chinese driving license and credit card and expect to pay CNY15,000 to 20,000 as a deposit.

Note: There are no toll stations on any part of the highways of Hainan. The toll has been included in the gasoline prices, so the price of gasoline is higher than that of other places.

- Last updated on Jun. 07, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Getting Around Haikou
Asked by Yudi from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 19, 2020 15:19Reply
How do I get to the Echarm hotel, Haikou from Meilan International Airport?
And how do I get to the Haikou east railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jackson from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 19, 2020 22:43

To the hotel: you can take bus K4 to Fengxiang Shanzhuang stop, then walk north around 800m to it.
To East Railway Station: you can take bus 21 directly to it.
Asked by Lili from INDONESIA | Oct. 25, 2019 08:27Reply
How do I get to Minhzhu square, Haikou from new yantai hotel haikou by bus?
Answers (2)
Answered by Garry from USA | Oct. 28, 2019 02:26

You can take bus No.38/60 From Yantai Hotel station to Mingzhu square station. It takes 1 hour with CNY1.
Answered by Lili from INDONESIA | Oct. 28, 2019 18:32

Thank u
Asked by Alvin from MALAYSIA | Jun. 11, 2019 20:18Reply
How do I get to The Shangri-La hotel, Haikou from Meilan Int'nl Airport?
Besides taking a taxi, what are the possible public transportation options do I have to reach Shangri-La hotel, Haikou from Meilan Int'nl Airport? By the way, may I know if there is a store value public transport card similar to "yikatong" which can be used on local buses?
Answers (1)
Answered by Irene from FRANCE | Jun. 12, 2019 18:33

1. You can take shuttle bus K4/K/No.4/No.21 to Hainan Normal University Station, then transfer to bus No.86 to Hainan International Exhibition Center Station, and walk west of 1km to your hotel. It takes around 2 hours.
2. Of course, you can buy Hainan Island Card in the airport.
Asked by Tanya from AUSTRALIA | May. 22, 2019 06:51Reply
Layover in haikou
Hi we have chosen a layover on our way from Sydney to Taiwan to be able to visit your city briefly. Can you suggest something to do in a short time, as our flight arrives at 5.30am and departs 3pm. Is there a sightseeing tour, street food or something like that? Maybe a tour bus or an old quarter in the city that is worth seeing in our limited time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from USA | May. 22, 2019 20:24

It is suggested to visit Qilou Ancient Street where you can taste some street food and appreciate ancient buildings.
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