Hohhot Transportation


 Airport Code: HET
 Location: east of Hohhot, 9 miles (14 kilometers) from downtown.
Brief Intro: Hohhot Baita International Airport owes its name to the Ten Thousand Huayan Scriptures Pagoda, one of the historical attractions in Hohhot which lies 3.5 miles (5.5 kilometers) southeast to the airport, it was opened in 1958 and then expanded during 1985-1987 to enable it a yearly capacity of handling 1,000,000 passengers. Presently it is connected to many domestic and several international cities with over 130 air routes, which are operated by 31 airlines. The airport serves international scheduled flights to Ulan Bator as well as charter flights to Hong Kong, Russia and Thailand. An expansion project which covers a 2 miles (3.6 kilometers) runway, a new terminal building and the expansion of the parking apron is being carried out to enlarge its yearly capacity up to 3,000,000 passengers.
 Airport Transportation: Shuttle buses, city buses and taxis are available here.
 Airport Services & Facilities: luggage storage, airport hotel, restaurants, etc. 


Hohhot has an extensive railway network, connecting with Beijing, and Hailar to the east; Baotou, Xi'an, Lanzhou, and Yinchuan to the west; Shanghai, Nanjing and Ningbo to the southeast, plus international trains to Ulan Bator and Moscow.

 See detailed Hohhot Train Schedule, Hohhot Railway Station, Hohhot East Railway Station

 Major Rail Lines from Hohhot to:

Tickets can be bought or booked at railway stations, ticket centers, and travel agencies. Be sure to book your ticket in advance, especially during the Chinese New Year and National Day holiday (Oct.1 - Oct.7).

Long-Distance Bus

Daily buses are available to link the city with other major cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Datong, and Baotou. While bus transportation is less expensive than air or train travel, in terms of safety and security it may not be your best choice.
 Nowadays, Hohhot metro system has line 1 and line 2 in service, going through the important transportation hubs, including East Railway Station, Hohhot Railway Station, Wanda Plaza and Xinhua Square, which make a great contribution to the passenger transportation in the city. According to the preliminary plan, Hohhot metro is planned to have 5 lines in total. 


Currently, there are about 60 bus lines opened in Hohhot City, which can reach to the city's every corner. Most of them have no conductor, so you are required to prepare CNY1 before getting on. On the other hand, the mini buses with conductors often charge by distance, costing around CNY1.5.

No.10: Nan Cha Fang - Zhaojun Museum

No.23 (tour special line): Railway Station - Gongzhufu Park - Usutu National Forest Park

Sightseeing Bus: The 3rd Bus Company - Inner Mongolian Museum - Xinhua Square - Qingcheng Park - Five-pagoda Temple - Mosque - The 1st Bus Company


Taxis in the city provide 24 hours' service at reasonable prices. During the day, the flag-down rate is CNY8 for the first 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) and CNY1.5 for one kilometer (0.6 mile) thereafter. CNY1 fuel fee is charged for each ride. When the car runs more than 10 kilometers (6 miles) or travels in the nighttime between 21:00 and 06:00 the next day, the cost of each kilometer increases to CNY2. For every 5 minutes’ waiting, the taximeter automatically charges CNY1.5. During the peak hours of 07:00 – 09:00 and 17:00 – 19:00, the waiting fee is CNY2 for every 5 minutes.

- Last updated on Nov. 17, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Hohhot Transportation
Asked by Paula from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 18, 2018 22:10Reply
Hohhot Train Station to Zhàohé
I read from one article that you can take a long distance bus from Hohhot to Zhàohé. Then from there you can acces Yurt by walking. Is it possible to do my DIY tour in Xilamuren? Thank you so much.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason | Jul. 19, 2018 20:21

Yes, it is available.
Asked by Rodel from MANILA | Nov. 21, 2016 21:29Reply
Which bus station should I go if traveling from Hohhot to Erlian?
Does anyone know the bus timing and frequency?
Answers (3)
Answered by Vivian from USA | Nov. 22, 2016 02:50

You should go to Long-distance Bus Station at No. 1, West Chezhan Street near the railway station. The buses depart at 7:55, 8:25, 9:20, 10:25, and 13:30. The fare is CNY 95 by the way.
Answered by Rodel from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 22, 2016 18:54

Thanks Vivian. How about the frequency of buses from Erlian back, do you also know? I'm planning to cross the border from Mongolia to Erlian in the morning, then take the bus to Hohhot on the same day so I can catch the 9 PM overnight train from Hohhot to Dalian.
Answered by Vivian | Nov. 23, 2016 03:52

The return buses depart from Erlianhot International Bus Station at 7:30, 8:00, 8:20, 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, and 13:30. The fare is CNY 95. May you have a wonderful trip! ;)
Asked by Brett from U.K. | May. 13, 2016 06:20Reply
Hohhot East train station to town centre by bus
Wondering which bus number you can take from east train station to get you into the city?
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Answered by Stella from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 13, 2016 21:49

Where is the specific location do you mean by town centre? Anyway, city buses 19, 83, K1, and K5 can take you to downtown area.
Asked by Edmund from SINGAPORE | Sep. 05, 2015 10:40Reply
How to go to Luohu BaoAn South Road Branch Shenzhen

May I know how to go to Luohu BaoAn South Road Branch from Luohu MTR using public transport like buses & Metro.

Thank you!

Best regards,
Answers (4)
Answered by Alan from THAILAND | Sep. 06, 2015 02:57

From Luohu Station, take the subway Luobao line, via 3 stops, to Dajuyuan (Grand Theater) Station. Take the Exit C and walk eastwards for 300 yards, you will reach the South Baoan Road.
Answered by Edmund from SINGAPORE | Sep. 06, 2015 09:13

Thank you very much for your prompt reply. May I know how to go to Garden Inn BaoAn South Road Branch from Luohu Station.

Best regards,
Answered by Jeremy from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 06, 2015 21:58

Well, you can walk to the West Square of Luohu Railway Station, where you can take the bus No. 321 or 18 to Xihu Hotel. Then walk southwards about 140 yards, you will reach your hotel.

If taking the subway, you can take the Luobao Line to Grand Theater Station. Take the Exit D and walk northwards along the South Baoan Road for 0.8 miles to the hotel.
Answered by Edmund from SINGAPORE | Sep. 08, 2015 02:09

Thank you for the info. Greatly appreciate that.
Asked by Edmund from SINGAPORE | Dec. 01, 2014 20:52Reply
Hohhot public bus services.
Greetings, I'll be staying in this city next week in December and taking their public transport. May I know what is their operating hours such as first bus & last bus of services. Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Michael from HAITI | Dec. 02, 2014 00:21

Most of routes has the same schedule: the first bus in 07:00, the last bus in 20:00. But there are also some specialties, they runs from 06:10 to 21:00. You’d better check the specific route you’ll take when you reach in the city.
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