Located in the center of Zhejiang Province, Yiwu has convenient transportation to Shanghai, Hangzhou and the other cities of Zhejiang Province. Currently, it is possible for visitors to get there by its almost completed traffic network.
Apart from the city's airport which has opened several domestic lines, Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport is frequently used by visitors from home and abroad. From there visitors can conveniently get to Yiwu by either train or bus. Located along the Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway, the city has also become a new and important transfer station with its developing commodity economy. In 2006, a new railway station was put into use here, greatly improving the transportation efficiency with the opening of more lines. Linking some other mid-sized cities of China, Yiwu has built a developed highway system. At present, there are three bus stations in the city, operating a number of long-distance buses to some other provinces and almost every city of Zhejiang Province. It is no wonder that the best way to travel around the city is by bus.
Airport Code: YIW
Location: Yiwu Airport lies 5.5 kilometers (3.4 miles) northwest of the city and 51 kilometers (31.7 miles) from the urban area of Jinhua.
Brief Intro: As the largest airport in middle-western Zhejiang Province, Yiwu airport can handle large planes like the MD-82, B-737, and A-320. Its apron can hold 3 large planes and 2 small planes. The Domestic Waiting Hall accommodates 500 passengers.
The airport is now under expansion, and the project is predicted to be finished this year. A new Terminal Building with an area of 18,000 square meters (about 21,528 square yards), able to house 1,000 persons during the peak hour, will be constructed under this project. The apron will be enlarged to include parking for 6 planes. At present, there are about 10 domestic airlines operating here, connecting to Beijing and Guangzhou everyday, to Chengdu on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as well as to Shenzhen, Xiamen, Changsha, Kunming and Shantou on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
An 8,000 square kilometer (about 3,089 square miles) parking lot is available here. It holds about 200 cars. Here are some details for the charges:
|Type of the car (according to its weight)||Fare (per car)|
|Cars below 1.25 tons||CNY 5 for the first 2 hours and CNY 1 for each additional hour |
(no more than CNY 20 within 24 hours)
|Cars over 1.25 tons||CNY 7 for the first 2 hours and CNY 1 for each additional hour |
(no more than CNY 25 within 24 hours)
Buses to the Airport: No.Y102. You can take it at the International Trade City located in downtown.
Number for enquiries at the Airport: 0597-85456789
There is a regular shuttle bus connecting Yiwu and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH). The shuttle buses from HGH depart hourly from 09:30 to 17:30 at the 5th door of the arrival hall while the ones from Yiwu to HGH also depart hourly from 07:00 to 18:00 at the 1st floor of the waiting room of Binwang Passenger Center. The fare either way is CNY60 per person.
Tickets, domestic and international, can be purchased at the airport and at the two ticket offices in the city center.
No.1: the 2nd floor of No.473, Chouzhou North Road
No.2: No.88, Chengzhong Middle Road
In June, 2006, Yiwu Railway Station came into service. It is located at the Changjiangban Village of Houzhai Street, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) away from the city center. With quality facilities, the Railway Station plays an important role in the middle part of Zhejiang Province. At present, the trains that depart from Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Nanjing and some other large and medium-sized cities can get here directly everyday. At the same, there are frequent trains arriving from Hangzhou every day. In July, 2006, it also became the departure station for three trains respectively to Hangzhou, Shanghai and Taizhou.
Bus routes: 801, 803, 804, 805 (the latter two also run at night according to the trains' arrival time)
Major Rail Lines from Yiwu to:
Further, train tickets to Jinhua, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Nanjing also can be purchased at the Railway Station and some agencies in the city. Following are the locations of some agencies:
Chezhan Road: No.138, Chezhan Road
Shangdu: No.29, Huangyuan Road
International Trade City: No.3 of H Zone, Futian Market
By Long-distance Bus
There are ample convenient bus services to Yiwu. At present, there are four long-distance bus stations in the City. Following are some reference details:
Binwang Passenger Center: It is the largest station of the four. About nine provinces of China and most of the other parts of Zhejiang Province can be reached from here. Among them, there are six buses departing to Shanghai everyday, respectively at 08:20, 09:50, 11:50, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:30. Besides, if you are going to Hangzhou, the Binwang Passenger Center has opened a special route for you. Everyday, from 06:30 to 18:10, there will be buses departing to Hangzhou every 20 minutes. The return ones will depart from Hangzhou South Station every 20 minutes from 07:00 am to 18:40. And buses to Ningbo will depart hourly from 06:30 to 18:10.
Address: located at the crossing of Binwang Road and Jiangbin North Road
Bus: 2, 5, 9, 11, 16, 17
Jiangdong Passenger Station: Here, the buses mainly depart to Wenzhou, Taizhou, Dongyang and Yongkang, all of which are in Zhejiang Province.
Address: Huangyuan Road
Bus: 3, 6, 10, 13, 17
Enquiries: 0579-85131022, 0579-85365025
South Passenger Station: Jinhua, Quzhou, Lanxi, Wuxi and some parts of Zhejiang Province can be reached from here.
Address: Chouzhou West Road
Bus: 1, 5, 7, 9, 12, 17
Enquiries: 0579-85123069, 0579-85317946
Qintang Passenger Station: The buses here mainly serve the locations and countryside in or around the city.
The inner transportation of the city is mainly dependant on city-buses and taxis. The city is almost completely covered by these buses, some of which are running day and night. Considering its prosperous commodity trade, several direct lines to the markets have been opened. On the other hand, the urban area and the other towns and counties around the city proper are also linked by these city-buses. Therefore, there is no need for you to worry about your tour transportation there.
Presently, there are more than 50 bus lines operating in the city, 28 of which are running in the city center while the others are running between the urban area and the surrounding towns. To be distinguished, the latter buses' numbers usually begin with 3. No.121, 122 and 123 of the urban buses are special lines running around the city's International Trade City. Further, No.209 (05:35-22:15), No.206 (05:50-22:05), No.202 (05:50-22:20) and No.201 (06:00 pm-22:10) run in the urban area at night.
Taxis in Yiwu are mainly in green and blue. Almost 1,400 cars are shuttling in the city to offer convenient service for the locals and tourists. The flag-down rate is CNY8 for the first 2km (1.2mi) and it costs CNY2.5 for each additional kilometer (0.6mi). When your ride is farther than 6km (3.7mi), the unit price per kilometer (0.6mi) is CNY3.5. If a car runs between 23:00 and 05:00 the next day, 10% of the total price will be charged as night allowance.