How to Travel between Shanghai and Huangshan

Shanghai to Huangshan distance is about 400km (249mi). To travel from Shanghai to Huangshan, high speed trains with the duration of around 2.5 - 3 hours are very popular, with a second class seat pricing at CNY180-206. From Huangshan North Railway Station, there are tourist buses to Yellow Mountian Scenic Area. Shanghai to Huangshan long-distance buses are also available, taking 5.5-6 hours and costing CNY135. 

 Joining a guided tour is the most convenient way for tourists to travel between the two cities:
  2 Days Private Shanghai – Huangshan Tour from $489

Shanghai - Huangshan Transportation
How to Travel between Shanghai and Huangshan

Best Way – Shanghai-Huangshan High Speed Train: 2.5-3 hours, CNY180-206

 From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station: 8:35 - 19:05 

 From Huangshan North Railway Station: 7:22 - 17:26
Number of Trains 15
Ticket Price CNY180 - 206 for a second class seat;
CNY289.5 - 330.5 for a first class seat;
CNY345.5 - 587 for a business class seat
Duration 2.5-3h
Frequency roughly one train per hour

How to Travel From Huangshan North Train Station to Yellow Mountain Scenic Area

 By Tourist Bus:
On the west of the front square of Huangshan North Railway Station, there is Huangshan Tourist Transport Center operating frequent nonstop tourist buses to Yellow Mountain Scenic Area. The buses depart from 8:30 to 19:00 with an interval of 10-30 minutes.
Arr. Point Dep. Time Duration Fare (CNY)
Xinguoxian Yellow Mountain Bus Station 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:20, 12:40, 13:00, 13:20, 13:40, 14:00, 14:20, 14:40, 15:00, 15:20, 15:40, 15:50, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50, 17:10, 17:20. 17:50, 18:10, 19:00 1.5h 30

 By City Bus: 
Take bus no. 1 at the railway station to Qiyun Mountain Scenic Area, transfer to Qiyun Mountain - Yellow Mountain Special Tourist Line and get off at Dongling Transfer Center. Walk southwestward for about 600 meters (660 yards), then turn right and walk another 600 meters to the entrance of the scenic area.

Economic Choice – Long-distance Bus: 5.5-6 hours, CNY135

Buses from Shanghai to Huangshan:

Dep. -Arr. Dep. Time Duration Fare (CNY)
South Long-distance Bus Station - Huangshan General Bus Station 8:17 5.5h 135
Pudong East Long-distance Bus Station - Huangshan General Bus Station 7:17 6h 135

Buses from Huangshan to Shanghai:

Dep. Point Dep. Time Duration Fare (CNY)
Huangshan General Bus Station 8:10 6h 135
Huangshan Taiping Bus Station 7:40 7h 140

How to Travel from Huangshan General Bus Station and Taiping Bus Station to Yellow Mountain Scenic Area

 From Huangshan General Bus Station: The bus station operates nonstop tourist buses to Yellow Mountain running from 6:45 to 7:55 with an interval of 40 minutes to 1.5 hours. 
Dep. Time Duration Fare (CNY)
6:45, 7:25, 8:35, 9:25, 11:45, 12:55, 14:15, 15:25, 16:40, 7:15, 7:55 1.5h 30

 From Taiping Bus Station: Take Beidamen Special Line at the bus station and get off at Furongling, then the north gate of Yellow Mountain Scenic Area is on the south.
- Last updated on Aug. 28, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel between Shanghai and Huangshan
Asked by Tina from SWEDEN | Oct. 18, 2023 02:54Reply
Is it easy to get a Didi taxi from Huangshan Scenic area to Huangshan railway statio?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia | Oct. 18, 2023 20:36

Generally, it is not difficult.
Asked by Ewa from POLAND | Dec. 03, 2019 17:25Reply
Direct ticket to tunxi and prices of hostel nearby
Hey where I can buy this direct ticket. I want to go on friday 6th at 6 o clock from Shanghai. What are the cheapes hostel next to tunxi station. Thanks I’m advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Jacob from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 04, 2019 23:22

You need to purchase the bus ticket when you arriving at the coach station.
About the hotel, you are suggested to stay at Green Tree Inn, which is located at No, 13, Qiyun Avenu, Tunxi District.
Asked by Steve | Sep. 04, 2019 06:57Reply
What is the direct bus from Shanghai Pudong East Long-distance Bus Station to Huangshan?
Is it possible to buy the ticket in advance? Is it possible that the tickets are sold out?

Thank you for the information in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Grace from USA | Sep. 08, 2019 19:08

The direct bus departs at 7:40 and 16:58 with CNY135. You can buy the ticket in advance on some Chinese APP. Generally speaking, it can't be sold out. Or you can go the bus station early in the morning and purchase tickets on the spot.
Asked by Yun from THAILAND | Jun. 02, 2019 06:55Reply
Where is Yellow Mountain Bus?
if we are leaving Shanghai 18:10 and arrive very late, will we have a place to stay near to the Mountain Bus stop?

Thank you so much
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Answered by Anna from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 02, 2019 21:02

There are several hotels near Tunxi Bus Station and the Jintai Hotel is locates opposite to the bus station.
Asked by Moonriver from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 25, 2019 06:07Reply
Can anyone recommend the best clean and good location hotel on mt Huangshan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from USA | Apr. 26, 2019 02:49

The Xihai Hotel is recommended on the mountain but it will be a little expensive. It takes about CNY1,500 per night for a standard room.
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