How to get to & around Huangshan

In China, when people talk about Huangshan, he may refer to two different places. One is Huangshan City, which is one tourists’ city in Anhui Province, and Tunxi District is the downtown area. The other meaning is Mt. Huangshan (also called Yellow Mountain and Huangshan Mountain) in the southern Anhui province, well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped peaks, winter snow...

Huangshan can be reached conveniently by flights or high speed trains from many domestic cities and several international cities. Most popular gateway cities to Huangshan include Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. Beijing and Shanghai are two top tourist destinations with many international flights, so they can be reached easily. From Beijing and Shanghai, there are nonstop flights and high speed trains to Huangshan. Hangzhou is quite close to Huangshan and you can transfer between them within 2 hours usually. Moreover, Hangzhou Huangshan High Speed Rail is one of the most popular high speed rails for the wonderful landscape.

In Huangshan City, the expressway network is also quite developed, so travelers can conveniently transfer among the traffic hubs and top attractions, like, Huangshan Airport, Huangshan North Railway Station, Yellow Mountain, Hongcun Village, Xidi Village, etc.

How to Get to/off Huangshan City

By Air

Taking a flight is the most effective way to get to Huangshan. Currently, there are over 20 domestic airlines and 5 international airlines operating to/from Huangshan Tunxi International Airport. Thus, you can directly fly to Huangshan from top Chinese tourist cities, including Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xiamen, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Wuhan etc. by domestic flights as well as some other cities including Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Busan and Singapore by international flights. Read detailed Flights to Huangshan>

Domestic Huangshan Flights Schedule

Route Flight Info. Operator Dep. ~ Arr. Duration Frequency Distance (KM)
Beijing - Huangshan CA1551 Air China 18:35~20:45 2 h 10 m SMTWTFS 1171
Xian - Huangshan JD5105 Capital Airlines 12:50~14:50 2 h - -T -T -S 1059
Guilin - Huangshan GT1003 Air Guilin 14:05~15:45 1 h 40 m  SM - W - F - 515
Chengdu - Huangshan 3U8629 Sichuan Airlines 11:40~14:05 2 h 25 m - - T - T - S 1368
Guangzhou - Huangshan CZ3627 Southern Airlines 18:20~20:20 2h SMTWTFS 951
Shenzhen - Huangshan CZ6847 Southern Airlines 20:10~21:55 1 h 45 m SMTWTFS 1038
Chongqing - Huangshan FM9244 Shanghai Airlines 21:15~23:25 2 h 10 m SMTWTFS 1135
Hefei - Huangshan JR1550 Joy Air 16:00~17:05 1 h 5 m SMTWTFS 260
Zhengzhou - Huangshan JR1550 Joy Air 14:10~17:05 2 h 55 m SMTWTFS 725
Qingdao - Huangshan QW9885 Qingdao Airlines 11:35~13:40 2 h 5 m  - - - WT - - 751
Wuhan - Huangshan JR1528 Joy Air 09:05~10:35 1 h 30 m  SMTWTFS 407
Hohhot - Huangshan GT1004 Air Guilin 20:00~22:10 2 h 10 m  S M - W -F - 1364
Changchun - Huangshan 3U8630 Sichuan Airlines 19:00~21:45 2 h 45 m  - M  - - T - S 2089
Shenyang - Huangshan JD5670 Capital Airlines 18:55~21:30 2 h 35 m  S M - W - F - 1839
Haikou - Huangshan JD5669 Capital Airlines 09:20~11:45 2 h 25 m  SM - W - F -  1340
Xiamen - Huangshan JD Capital Airlines 17:55~19:35 1 h 40 m  - - T -T - S 660
Zhanjiang - Huangshan QW9886 Qingdao Airline 17:50~20:00 2 h 10 m  - - - WT - - 1372
Xiangyang - Huangshan JR1528 Joy Air 07:05~10:15 3 h 10 m  SMTWTFS 687
Wenzhou - Huangshan FM9243 Shanghai Airlines 16:10~17:05 55 m  SMTWTFS 324


Huangshan Tunxi International Airport Guide

Serving for the tourists to Yellow Mountain, Huangshan Tunxi International Airport (also known as Tunxi Airport) is at Tunxi District, about 7 kilometer away from the downtown city and 66 km away from the Yellow Mountain. As the main international airport serving for Huangshan and surrounding tourist areas, it is one of the most important transfer spots to Yellow Mountain. With a good location near downtown Huangshan, it’s quite easy to transfer from Huangshan Tunxi International Airport to your hotels in Huangshan City. There are airport shuttle buses running between the airport and the downtown at costs around 6 RMB. Taxi is also accessible and efficient. With a transfer in Huangshan Bus Station, you can take a bus to Yellow Mountain, Hongcun Village, Xidi Village and other surrounding atractions.

Huangshan Tunxi International Airport

Huangshan Tunxi International Airport

By Train

Nowadays, traveling by train, especially high speed train becomes a fashion in China. You can not only enjoy the comfortable environment, but also get a fantastic view of outside scenery. Till now, there are more than 50 trains running to/through Huangshan (North Railway Station) from some major cities in China. You can easily get to Huangshan from Beijing (5 ~ 6 hours), Shanghai (2.5~3.5 hours), Hangzhou (2 hours) and Suzhou (3~4 hours). Some other cities like Xian, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Changsha, Zhengzhou and others. Read detailed Trains to Huangshan>

Huangshan High Speed Trains Schedule

Route Train Type Distance Duration Frequency (per day) Price (RMB)
Beijing - Huangshan G 883km 5.5 ~ 6.5h 8 548.5 ~ 1732.5
Shanghai - Huangshan G/D 444km 2.5 ~ 3.5h 12 166.5 ~ 620.5
Hangzhou - Huangshan G/D 285km 1.5~2.5h 26 77 ~ 365.5
Xiamen - Huangshan G 747km 4.5h 9 315 ~ 982.5
Xian - Huangshan G 1,497km 8h 1 66.5 ~ 2098
Hefei - Huangshan G/D 25km 1.5~2h 21 140.5~504.5
Zhengzhou - Huangshan G 974km 5.5h 2 442 ~ 1395.5
Guangzhou - Huangshan G 1,452km 7h 1 646 ~ 1229.5
Wuhan - Huangshan D 519km 4.5h 1 172.5 ~ 275.5
Jinan - Huangshan G 477km 3.5~5.5h 10 395 ~ 1251


Note: All the train information above the tables is for reference only. The accurate schedule and price might change in different seasons. Please feel free to contact us to double check.

Huangshan North Railway Station

There are two railway stations in Huangshan used for passengers, namely Huangshan Railway Station (黄山站) and Huangshan North Railway Station (Huangshanbei Railway Station, 黄山北站). Huangshan North Railway Station operates high speed trains only. Located in the economic development zone of Huangshan City, Huangshan North Railway Station is the transportation hub of Hefei-Fuzhou High-speed Railways, Hangzhou-Huangshan High Speed Railways and Anhui-Jiangxi High Speed Railways. There are daily buses running from Huangshan North Railway Station to Huangshan City, Yellow Mountain, and some other scenic attractions like Hongcun Village, Xidi Village, Huizhou Ancient City, etc.

High-Speed Trains from Beijing

Huangshan North Railway Station

By Long-distance Bus

If you want a more economical way to travel to Huangshan, it is available to take a long distance bus to Huangshan from some nearby cities, like Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Jiuhuashan, Hefei, Ningbo, etc. Among these travelers who are interested in taking Long-distance Bus, most travelers choose to start their journey from Hangzhou and Shanghai. During 06:50~18:20, there are 17 daily buses running from Hangzhou to Shanghai, most of them departing from Hangzhou East Station (杭州西站) to Huangshan Bus Station(黄山客运总站) in Huanghan City. The whole trip takes about 4 ~ 5 hours. Some buses also arrive in Tangkou, the base of Yellow Mountain. During 06:00~17:00, Shanghai also operates about 25 long-distance buses to Huangshan. Most travel. The most frequently-used station in Shanghai is Shanghai Bus South Station (上海客运南站). Most Shanghai Huangshan Trains arrive at Huangshan Bus Station and some arrive in Tangkou as well.

In addition to Shanghai and Hangzhou, some other cities also run buses to Huangshan, including Nanjing, Jiuhuashan, Hefei, Ningbo, etc.

Huangshan Long Distance Bus

Xinguoxian Longdistance Bus to Huangshan

Get Around Huangshan City

Most attractions are located around Huangshan City, so it is quite convenient travel among them by driving. Traveling with an agency or renting a private car, you will save a lot of time. For independent travelers, you can also take a bus to visit Yellow Mountain or other villages in Huangshan.

Huangshan City (Tunxi) to Yellow Mountain

After getting to Huangshan by flight or train, most travelers prefer a short stay in Huangshan City (also called Tunxi by local people). From Huangshan City, it’s quite easy to transfer to Yellow Mountain. Yellow Mountain is located in Tangkou Town, about 60km away from Tunxi. Travelers usually need to get to Tangkou Transfer Center first and then take a 20~30 minutes’ park bus to Yellow Mountain Scenic Area. The driving journey from Tunxi to Tangkou takes about 50 minutes. For independent travelers, there are regular buses departing from Huangshan Bus Station to Tangkou during 05:30 ~ 17:00. Check detailed Huangshan City to Huangshan Mountain Transfer>

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Tunxi to Yellow Mountain Route Map

Tunxi to Yellow Mountain Route Map

Huangshan North Railway Station to Yellow Mountain

Huangshan North Railway Station is located in the outskirts of Huangshan City, about 20km away from the downtown. If you take an early train to Huangshan North Railway Station, it is also available to travel to Yellow Mountain directly. Huangshan Tourism Passenger Transport Hub (at Huangshan North Railway Station) runs daily buses to Tangkou as well. There is one bus departs from Huangshan North Railway Station in every 40 minutes during 09:15~17:20. Check detailed Huangshan North to Huangshan Mountain Transfer>

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Huangshan North to Huangshan Mountain Map

Huangshan North to Huangshan Mountain Map

Huangshan City to Hongcun and Xidi

Apart from Yellow Mountain, Hongcun Village and Xidi Village are must-be-visited villages which are recognized as World Cultural Heritages Sites by UNESCO. Some travelers will visit Hongcun Village or Xidi Village or both them before Yellow Mountain. Hongcun Village is about 70km away from Huangshan City and the driving between them cost about 1.5 hours. In most cases, Huangshan Bus Station runs about 8 daily buses to Hongcun Village from 8:00 ~ 16:00. All the bus will take a stop in Xidi Village. Xidi is just located between Huangshan City and Hongcun Village, and 20km away from Hongcun Village. Check detailed Hongcun Village to Xidi Village Transfer>

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Hongcun to Xidi Ancient Village

Hongcun to Xidi Transfer Map

Huangshan North Railway Station to Hongcun and Xidi

After you get to Huangshan by high speed train and arrive at Huangshan North Railway Station, it is also available to get to Hongcun or Xidi Village and spend a night there. There are daily buses running between Huangshan North Railway Station and Hongcun Villages. These buses also stop in Xidi Village in route. The whole journey takes about 2 hours to cover 89 kilometers. Usually, you can reach Xidi Village from Huangshan North Railway Station within 1.5 hours. Check detailed Huangshan North to Hongcun Village Transfer>

Huangshan North to Hongcun Transfer Map

Huangshan North to Hongcun Map

Hongcun and Xidi to Yellow Mountain

Only a Huangshan tour combing Yellow Mountain and at least one ancient village can be a complete Huangshan tour. The distance between Tangkou Town and Hongcun Village is 35 kilometers and the driving journey takes about 45 minutes. There are daily buses operated between Hongcun Village and Yellow Mountain as well. The bus goes every one hour between 06:50am and 14:50pm, and the last bus leaves at 16:30pm. Just like other to/from connecting Hongcun, Hongcun-Yellow Mountain buses also stop in Xidi Village. Check detailed Hongcun Village to Huangshan Mountain Transfer>

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Hongcun to Mount Huangshan

Hongcun to Mt. Huangshan Transfer Map

Inner Traffic in Yellow Mountain

Hiking is the most popular way to travel Yellow Mountain. However, cable car and sedan chair are helpful to save your energy and time.

Cable Car: If you are not a serious hiker and plan to have a few days to explore Mt. Huangshan, the cable car is a must while climbing the mountain. It will not only save you time and effort, but also help you get a bird’s eye view of Yellow Mountain and its surrounding area. There are four cableways, containing Yungu Cableway, Yuping Cableway, Xihai Ropeway and Taiping Cableway. You can decide which one to choose according to your visiting route. All of them will give you a wonderful experience. Check detailed Huangshan Cable Cars>

Sedan Chair: Sedan Chair Transport Service is a traditional transportation vehicle in Yellow Mountain. It’s quite safe to use this service because the chairs are well-designed and the bearers are highly-treated. Hiring a sedan chair, travelers are able to travel beautiful Yellow Mountain with less physical-demanding hiking. It is frequently loved by the aged and children. This service is charged in regulated price according to the length and different levels. Check detailed Huangshan Sedan Chair Service>

Huangshan Cable Car

Huangshan Cable Car

Sedan Chair

Huangshan Sedan Chair

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Questions & Discussions

Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

Huangshan north station to Yungu Cable car
What is the best way to travel the above route? Is there a bus via Tangkou?
2018-08-24 03:36
Dear Aaron,

Thanks for your question. Huangshan Passenger Terminal (adjacent to Huangshan North Railway Station) operates daily sightseeing buses to the transfer center in Tangkou, from which you can easily take a sightseeing bus to Yungu Temple (the palce to take Yungu Cable Car) of Mount Huang directly. There are frequent buses between Huangshan North Railway Station and Tangkou Town as well as between Tangkou Town and Yungu Temple.

Wish you a nice trip!
Arriving from Nanjing

What is the best way to arrive from Nanjing? I understood there is a bus directly to the scenic area. How can I get there? how long is the ride? Where can I find timetable for it?

2018-06-17 12:00
Dear Yariv,

Thanks for your question. Yes, there are available buses from Nanjing to Huangshan. Usually, New City Mall Hongqiao Center (新城市虹桥中心) operates 5 long-distance buses to Mount Huang Scenic Area in the early morning (6:35 ~ 6:55). Metro Station Xiao Hang(小行地铁站) provides 4 daily tourist buses to Mount Huang Scenic Area at 7:00 ~ 07:10. All of these buses take about 3.5 ~ 4 hours. Besides, Nanjing South Bus Station (南京客运南站), Nanjing East Bus Station (南京东站) and Nanjing Bus Railway Station (南京汽车客运站) also operate buses to Huangshan City or Mount Huang Scenic Area. You can take the timetable in for your reference.

Have a nice Trip!
How to get to hot springs and Tangkou
I'm arriving around 3pm at the bus station in Huangshan (from Hangzhou), I'd like to go to the hot springs directly from the bus station. After the hot springs, I'd like to stay overnight in Tangkou, and start trekking the mountain the next morning. How do I go to the hot springs from the coach station, and how do I go to Tangkou from the hot springs? Is there a specific bus number?
2018-03-26 03:25
Hello Sheb,

Thanks for your questions. Hot spring is a part of Mt. Huangshan, located in the scenic area. I have searched the Mt. Huangshan official website and I got the info - to travel from Huangshan Bus Station to Mt. Huangshan Hot Springs, you should first reach Tangkou Zhaixi Transfer Center (汤口寨西换成中心), the take the Mt. Huangshan sightseeing bus to the Hot Spring Scenic Area (you can stop at Ciguangge Station). The sightseeing buses are many and you won’t wait for too long.

For more questions, please feel free to let us know. Have a great day!
Visa requirements to get to Huangshan
What are the visa requirements to get to Huangshan with an Australian Passport? Do i need to apply for a visa or is it available on entry?
2017-01-09 04:54
Dear Sriram Lakshminarayanan,

Thanks for your questions and good morning from China Discovery. Yes, you need a China visa to enter China. And L-type Chinese Visa (L-visa) is recommended. There is no special requirement for visa about visiting Huangshan. A regular Chinese Tourist Visa with at least one entry is qualified.

With more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a nice day!

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