Wuhan Transportation -- by Ship

As one of the ports of call on the Yangtze River, Wuhan welcomes cruise travelers to this ancient city; ferries are available to Chongqing, Shanghai, and other riverside cities. Dozens of cruise services offer deluxe cruises to the famous Three Gorges Dam Project. Wuhan Port is located on the western bank of the Yangtze River, at the right end of the famous Jianghan Road. Passengers can get there by public bus No.527, 504.

Hereafter are the popular fleets in Wuhan Port: 

Ships Star-level Main Stops
Royal Princess Fleet Five Badong, Wushan, Fengjie, Yunyang, Wanxian, Zhongxian, Fengdu
President Fleet Four ---
Sightseeing Fleet Three ---
Ordinary Passenger Ship Non ---

Apart from that, there are regular ships to Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Jiujiang departing from Wuhan Port every day:

Destination Departure Time Time Duration
Shanghai 11:00, 19:00 43 hours
Nanjing 20:00, 21:00 25 hours
Chongqing 18:30 60 hours
Jiujiang (common) 18:00 9.5 hours
Jiujiang (high-speed) 08:30, 13:30 4 hours

Tips: The facilities in an ordinary passengers' ship is not so good. Travel China Guide recommends you taking a cruise ship instead.

Night Cruise
When the night fallen down, Passengers can enjoys a good view of Yangtze River by luxury ships at Yuehan Port, located at No.171 Yanjiang Dadao in Jiang'an District. Public buses No. 30、38、45、68、110、206、402、502、504、523、579、601、603、606、708、721 and 725 all pass it.

Qingchuan Pavilion Fleet:
Route: Yuehan Port – Hankou River Shoal – Wuhan Port – Temple of Dragon King – Chinese Corner (junction of Yangtze River and Han River) – Qingchuan Bridge – No.1 Yangtze River Bridge – Yellow Crane Tower – Wuchang Shoal – No.2 Yangtze River Bridge – Yuehan Port
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Cost: CNY88 per person (including buffet dinner, drinks, cinema bar on the ship, travel guide's explanation)

Hanyang Gate Fleet:
Route: Yuehan Port – Hankou Shoal – Wuhan Port – Temple of Dragon King – Qingchuan Bridge – Chinese Corner – No.1 Yangtze River Bridge – Yellow Crane Tower – Wuchang Shoal – No.2 Yangtze River Bridge – Yuehan Port
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Cost: CNY50 per person (including tea, desserts, Karaoke, travel guide's explanation)

Weiyi Fleet:
Route: Yuehan Port (20:00) – Zhonghua Lu Port, Wuchang  (20:30) – Yuehan Port (21:10)
     Yuehan Port (21:10) – Zhonghua Lu Port, Wuchang (22:30) – Yuehan Port (23:00)
Cost: CNY88 per person (including western dessert, fruits, drinks, beer, local snacks, travel guide's explanation)

- Last updated on Jun. 20, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Wuhan Transportation -- by Ship
Asked by Vera Traber from SWITZERLAND | Oct. 23, 2018 00:47Reply
Boat from Wuhan to Jiujiang
We are in Wuhan right now and we tried for two hours to find the place where we can buy tickets for the ferry to Jiujiang. The people who understood us in english told us that there are no ferries to Jiujiang but maybe we asked at the wrong place (we were at the end of the famous street on the west bank). Could you tell us where exactely we need to go? Thank you very much!
Answers (1)
Answered by Kent from URUGUAY | Oct. 23, 2018 19:33

Dear, there is indeed no the ferry from Wuhan to Jiujiang and this ferry route has been closed for a long time. You are advised to take the bullet train at Wuhan Railway Station to Jiujiang, with duration of about 1-2 hours.
Asked by Suwichak from THAILAND | Mar. 17, 2018 09:27Reply
Can you provide for more information about Night Cruise in Wuhan?
I would like to know how to book in advance.
How can I go from South International export center station to Yuehan Port?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nick from SWITZERLAND | Mar. 19, 2018 02:57

It can be booked from the official website of WH Jianghan Chaozong Cruise Company and it offers two type: one includes a dinner, the other doesn’t.
To the port, you can take subway line 6 to Dazhi Rd and then take a taxi there.
Asked by Richard from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 13, 2016 10:59Reply
Do you know if there is a ferry between Nanjing and Wuhan where you can sleep in a hut?
Many thanks,

Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from USA | Feb. 13, 2016 21:01

As I know, ferries for the route now have been cancelled. You may travel by bullet train (about 3.5 hours). ;)
Asked by Paul from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 16, 2015 05:06Reply
is it still possible to get high speed ferry/ ship from Wuhan to Jiujiang and back? early May 2016
We plan to do a two night stay at Kuling in the Liushan district (Port Jiujiang) - we are looking to travel by river at least one direction (is it still four hours?)- perhaps the other by road or train (what are non river travel options).
Would we have to book travel for high speed ferry ship.
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Answered by Ashley | Oct. 17, 2015 22:12

Yes, but I heard only one operates every other day and the ferry leaves in the evening (I am not clear about the exact timing). Therefore, it is not that convenient. I suggest you take a direct bus instead at the Hongji Bus Station and it takes 3h to Jiujiang.
Asked by Eva Milena from GERMANY | Nov. 10, 2014 02:14Reply
From Shanghai to Wuhan
In the question below I read that there is no boat at the Moment from Shanghai to WH, is that still correct or is the text at the top updated?
Answers (4)
Answered by Joe from SINGAPORE | Nov. 11, 2014 23:46

Yes, that's right. Boats for this route have been cancelled now. This page needs updating.
Answered by Sisi Luo from CHINA | May. 15, 2016 22:01


Dear Eva,
How are you feeling today?
Is the ship between WH and Shanghai back in service as of now:
2016.05.16 Monday?

Thank you very much.
Sisi Luo
Answered by George from USA | May. 16, 2016 01:33

Dear Sisi Luo, there is no ship service between the two cities. You may travel by bullet train (about 5 to 6 hours). :)
Answered by Sisi Luo from CHINA | May. 17, 2016 01:02

Thank you very much for your quick reply, George. :)
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