Changsha Transportation

Changsha Transportation -- Getting There


 Changsha Flights
Changsha Huanghua International Airport was built in 1986 and was put into operation in 1989. It has become the largest airport in Hunan Province and one of the major domestic airports in China. It has an annual transport capacity surpassing ten million passengers. The airport serves more than 110 regular flight routes to 81 cities at home and abroad. There are 43 Chinese and foreign airline companies operating in this airport, including China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airline, etc.


 Changsha Railway Station
As an important hub of the national Jingguang Railway (Beijing-Guangzhou), Changsha benefits from rail connections to almost every major city in China. Everyday, there is a bullet train departing from Shanghai South Railway Station and arrive in the city in 8 hours. For passengers who would like to visit the charming Fenghuang Cheng (Phoenix Town), they could take trains here to Jishou and then transfer to Fenghuang by bus.
Address: Chezhan Road, close to Wuyi Dadao
City-buses: 114, 602, 139, 317, 401, 1, 7, 9, 12, 101, 104, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 117, 118, 121, 126, 127, 135, 136, 148, 158, 168, 202, 312, 803, 801, Tour Special Line 1, Tour Special Line 3, Li Shan Line
How to get to Huanghua Airport: At the railway station, passengers could take the city-bus 114 to get there directly in 1 hour. Alternatively, passengers could go to the Civil Aviation Hotel, which is located in the walking-distance from the railway station. Here, the airport shuttle bus could be caught, which could get to the airport in 40 minutes.

 South Railway Station
This railway station was built to serve the bullet trains running along the Wuhan-Guangzhou High Speed Railway. Currently, there are over 50 high speed trains departing and stopping at this railway station. The train only takes about 1.5 hours running to Wuhan, and about 2~2.5 hours to Guangzhou from this city.
Address: Lituo Town, Yuhua District (about 10 kilometers away from city center)
City-buses: 63, 503, 66, 159, 160, 348, 16, 124 (04:00~ the next 01:00), 135 (04:00~ the next 01:00)
To the Railway Station: 159 (50 minutes)
To South Bus Station: 16
To North Bus Station: 159
To West Bus Station: 348, 63, 66
To Huanghua Airport: Please take a city-bus or cab to arrive at the Railway Station or South Bus Station, both of where the airport shuttle bus could be caught.

 Major Rail Lines from Changsha to:

 See detailed Changsha Train Schedule

Ticket: Tickets can be booked at railway stations, online or through phone. Thera are also many ticket offices in the city providing ticket booking and collecting services (currently only Chinese citizens can book or collect tickets at the ticket offices due to the identity verification policy. Foreign passengers can only book at railway station or with agencies and collect their tickets at railway stations)

Ticket Agency Address Telephone
South Railway Station Agency No. 2, Shuyuan Road 0731-85825507
China Youth Travel Agency No. 46, Zhanlanguan Road 0731-82232215
Renmin Lu Agency No.158, Renmin Road 0731-85505702
Jiefang Lu Agency No.48, Jiefang Road 0731-84436130
Hunan Normal University Agency Tourist School of Hunan Normal University 0731-88872486
Tiantian Agency 1st Floor, Zhongshan Hotel, Wuyi Road (Middle) 0731-82222278/222
Agency in Jingxin Hotel No. 478, Fenglin Er Road 0731-88868882
Wuyi Xilu Agency No.143, Wuyi Road (West) 0731-84403212
Deya Lu Agency No.88, Deya Road 0731-84556641
Tianxi Agency No.68, Chengnan Road, Tianxin District 0731-85155796
Wenyilu Agency No.4, Jiefang Road (East) 0731-82227544
Dongtang Agency No.482, Shaoshan Road 0731-85513747
Fenglin Agency East end of Fengxiang Building, Hexi 0731-88861120
Ping'an Building 1st floor, Ping'an Building, Furong Road (Middle) 0731-84410936

Changsha is the hub of three inter-province freeways including No.107 Freeway (Beijing–Shenzhen), No.391 Freeway (Chengdu–Xiamen) and No.106 Freeway. A well developed highway network connects the city with many major destinations in China and buses leaving from the three major long-distance bus stations in the city serve most of the eastern part of the country. Although it is impossible to list all the destinations that can be reached from the three bus stations; we have listed a selection of the main and most popular ones for reference.

East Bus Station

Address: No. 1507, Yuanda First Road
Destinations: Hefei, Nanchang, Xiamen, Nanjing and neighboring cities in Hunan Province
Enquiry: 0731- 84611731

 South Bus Station
Address: No.811, Zhongyi First Road
Destinations: Guilin, Xiamen, Nanjing and neighboring cities in Hunan Province
Enquiry: 0731-82805051

 West Bus Station
Address: No. 1619, 1st Section, West Second Ring, Yuelu District
Destinations: neighboring cities in Hubei and Hunan provinces
Enquiry: 0731-88816553

 Intercity Commuters:
Changzhutan Bus Station, between the south of Friendship and Apollo Commercial Square and the local railway station, provides regular buses for Zhuzhou and Xiangtan, which are the cities where most travelers change trains from the north-south Jingguang (Beijing-Guangzhou) Railway to continue their journeys in either an easterly or westerly direction. Besides, buses to Zhangjiajie, Jishou, Wuhan, Hengyang, etc are also available at this station.

Transportation to Other Cities

Best Way to Travel between Changsha and Zhangjiajie

 Best Way to Travel between Changsha and Fenghuang

 Guangzhou to Changsha: Best Ways to Travel

Shanghai to Changsha: Best Ways to Travel

Beijing to Changsha: Best Ways to Travel 

 How to Travel between Changsha and Wuhan

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Getting to Changsha
Asked by Fara from FRANCE | Oct. 16, 2021 07:09Reply
Traveling from Shanghai to Changbai mountain with kids
What are the best options to visit and travel to Changbai mountain if with kids. Our plan is to visit scenic area and also skiing. Thank you ahead for you answer.
Answers (1)
Answered by Adam | Oct. 25, 2021 14:23

For your convenience, you are suggested to take a high speed train from Hongqiao Railway Station to Changchun Railway Station first.
Then transfer to a train to Baihe Railway Station. After arriving, you can find many taxis to Changbai Mountain. Hope helpful!
Asked by Barry Willetts from ENGLAND | Dec. 31, 2019 20:28Reply
how can I find Manchuria Road Changsha
cant ifnd it on tourist map,my fiance' lives there?
Answers (1)
Answered by Phil from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 01, 2020 19:52

Sorry, I didn't find this road either.
Asked by akkachai from THAILAND | Oct. 08, 2019 03:00Reply
how to get to west bus station from changsha railway
i reach railway station at 8.00 am and need to go to zhangjiajie and check train time table have time to that on 11.35 am i think too much to wait. so should be to go by bus. could you please let me know how to bus station
Answers (1)
Answered by Camden from GERMANY | Oct. 12, 2019 00:06

Take subway line 2 from the railway station to Wangchengpo Station, Exit 4. Then walk south around 900 meters to find the West Coach Station. It takes around 35 mins on the way with the fare of CNY3 per person.
Asked by bhagat singh from CHINA | Apr. 27, 2019 20:28Reply
how do i get to Changsha international airport from the main railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bill from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 28, 2019 18:05

You can walk west about 400m to take shuttle bus from Shanshui Fashion Hotel to the airport. It takes RMB 16 per person and the duration is around 50 minutes.
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