Haikou and Sanya are coastal cities of Hainan Province in China. Haikou, the capital city of Hainan, is located in the coast of north Hainan Island, while Sanya is located in the coast of south Hainan. There is a loop railway connecting them. If you have plans to visit Haikou after your holiday in Sanya, you should the transportation information between them first. This guide will help you. Let's check Sanya to Haikou distance, high speed train, private car and long-distance bus here.
The direct distance between Haikou and Sanya is about 219 KM. And the driving distance is about 303 KM. To go northeast to Haikou from Sanya, visitors can choose to take a high speed train (1.5~3.5 hours), private car (4 hours around) or long-distance coach (from 4 hours). High Speed Trains are the hottest chosen.
Every day, there are over 200 bullet trains heading to Haikou from Sanya. The train trip takes about 1~4 hours. The time varies according to different trains and train stations you choose. Most of the trains depart from Sanya Railway Station, while others depart from Yalongwan Railway Station and Fenghuangjichang Railway Station. You can get off the train at Haikou East Railway Station, Haikou Railway Station or Meilan Railway Station. Choose your departure station and arrival station according to the location of your hotels or last/first sightseeing spot.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Sanya Railway Station is the best choice for those who stayed overnight in Sanya downtown or Sanya Bay. It is located in the middle region of Sanya.
Yalongwan Railway Station, or called Yalong Bay Railway Station, is located about 10 kilometers from the amazing Yalong Bay. If you go by a taxi or car, you can get from this station to Yalong Bay in about 15~20 minutes. If you are going to get to Haikou from Yalong Bay, this station is your best choice.
Fenghuangjichang Railway Station, or called Phoenix Airport Railway Station, is built facing Sanya Phoenix International Airport.
Haikou Railway Station is the firstly built train station in Haikou, and thus also the oldest. It shares less frequent trains from Sanya. However, there are still ten bullet trains around a day for you to choose.
Haikou East Railway Station is located in the middle way between Haikou Railway Station and Meilan Railway Station. Almost all the trains to Meilan Railway Station or Haikou Railway Station will also make a stop at this station. Therefore, it has the most frequent trains from Sanya.
Meilan Railway Station is located at the same place of Haikou Meilan International Airport. If you come from Sanya along the east section of the railway loop, you will arrive at this station first in Haikou.
Driving from Sanya to Haikou is also a good choice, because you can get from your hotel/scenic spot to your destination in Haikou in direct. The driving takes at least 4 hours. The exact time required varies according to the driving length from your departure destination in Sanya and arrival site in Haikou. If you are looking for such an option, we China Discovery can help! We can not only help you with private car service, but also departure time recommendations to avoid the crowds. If you like, we can also give you further help on tour planning and hotel picking, etc. Contact us if you are interested!
Sanya Bus Terminal in Sanya downtown also operates long-distance buses to Haikou. Those buses depart every one hour around from 7:00am to 18:20pm. Every day, there are ten buses around for you to select. If you care much on the travel convince and speak good Chinese, this is a good choice, because it saves you some money on transportation. Otherwise, you are not suggested to choose the buses, or you may get trouble on finding the right bus station and bus line.
Class of Ticket
You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. learn more >>
Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>
Best Time to Visit Sanya: October ~ Next May
Places to Visit: Various bays, Betelnut Valley, Nanshan Buddhism Cultural Park, Yanoda Rainforest Park
How to Get There: International flights from London, Singapore, Seoul, Jakarta, Moscow, Novosibirsk, etc., and domestic/regional flights from most major cities like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, etc.
Generally, a Sanya tour can be short or long, and many travelers choose to stay in Sanya for about 4~7 days. We suggest you visit at least one bay for a real "holiday", such as Yalong Bay, Sanya Bay, Dadonghai Bay or Haitang Bay where you can immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere by taking a sunbath, strolling on the soft beach, viewing the coastal scenery, etc. It is also available to spend several hours or more time experiencing some watersports, such as diving, surfing, yacht, fishing, etc. For travelers interested in the primitive nature of tropical forests, Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park or Yanoda Rainforest Park, which needs 0.5~1 day, is worthwhile. Besides, Nanshan Temple (0.5~1 day) with the world’s largest statue of Avalokitesvara - Nanhai Guanyin is also recommended if you have a Buddhist faith or want to appreciate a religious savory. For travelers needing an in-depth tour, Binglanggu is a nice option for local minorities exploration!
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