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 modified on Jan. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Getting Around Haikou
Asked by ah soh from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 17, 2019 22:06Reply
Hello, our family of 3 will be staying at Hilton Haikou for 2 days.
What is the best and cheapest way to tour and explore Hainan island? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Charisma from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 23, 2019 00:00

Well, for your convenience, you are advised to hire a private car to explore the island.
Asked by GT from ENGLAND | Aug. 29, 2018 08:02Reply
What buses run from Renmin Road area to Haikou airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Chris from USA | Aug. 29, 2018 23:39

You can take bus line K4 from the Renmin Tianqiao to the airport.
Asked by Myla Taup from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 27, 2018 00:22Reply
Is it cheaper to take taxi or shuttle bus from Airport to Haikou Baofa Shengyi Hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nicole from CANADA | Aug. 28, 2018 02:35

Bus is cheaper, and it costs CNY 5 for each while a taxi costs CNY 60- 70. Btw, you can take bus K4 to Wanluyuan and then walk south for 5 minutes to the hotel.
Asked by Ana from INDONESIA | Jul. 12, 2018 00:57Reply
can i get the tourist bus line 1 in the middle round, like ride in on jinniuling park ?
because my hotel near jinniuling park and what the time the tourist bus will pass in jinniuling park.
thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Bulgari from ITALY | Jul. 12, 2018 19:10

Yes, the bus line will stop near the park but you need to find the right stop and it departs from 6:20 to 0:40 with an interval about 10 minutes.
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