How to Get to Yellow Mountain: By Train, Flight and Long-distcne Bus 2021
The well-known World Cultural and Natural Heritage - Yellow Mountain is located in Huangshan District, northwest of Huangshan City, South Anhui Province. With the improvement of transportation, a dream tour to fairyland-like Huangshan Mountain can be easily realized by flight, bullet train and bus within a few hours. Whatever way you choose to reach Tangkou Town, all visitors have to change to Park Bus in Tangkou Town to enter Mount Huangshan.
(Since Huangshan Airport and Huangshan railway stations are both located in Tunxi District, downtown Huangshan City, and southeast of Mount Huangshan Scenic Area.) Train or flight travelers departing from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen and other cities will get to downtown Huangshan City (Tunxi) first, and then need extra transfers to Huangshan Mountain. Meanwhile, direct long-distance buses running from neighboring cities (including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Jiuhua Mountain…) to Mount Huangshan Scenic Area are available too.
Get to Yellow Mountain by Flight
Taking a flight is one of the most convenient ways to get to downtown Huangshan City, where is about 60km of south Huangshan Mountain. It saves much time on road. Generally, there are more than 20 domestic airlines and 5 international and regional routes opened for Yellow Mountain visitors. So you can start from Beijing, Xian and other popular tourist cities in mainland China, or depart from Hong Kong, Taipei, South Korea and Singapore to Huangshan. After landing, usually you will get to Huangshan Bus Station in Tunxi firstly, next, take a bus to Tourist Distribution Center in Tangkou Town (汤口镇), and then get on Park Bus to cable car stations in Huangshan Mountain.
First, Take Flights to Huangshan City (Tunxi 屯溪)
Huangshan Tunxi International Airport is an international airport mainly serving tourists to Yellow Mountain. So far, the airport has opened over 20 airlines, both domestic and international and regional routes, connecting Huangshan City with Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Taipei, Busan, Incheon (Seoul), Singapore and others cities. If you fly to Huangshan from mainland China, it takes only about 2 hours from Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, about 1 hour from Shanghai and Shanghai. International flight travelers needs about 2 hours from Taipei, at least 5 hours from Hong Kong and half day from other connected cities in Asia to get to Huangshan City. Huangshan Tunxi International Airport >>
Domestic Schedules of Flights to Huangshan
|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|
International & Regional Schedules of Flights to Huangshan
|Hong Kong - Huangshan||connecting flights||about 5 h ~ 1 day||over 20 flights per day||930|
|Taipei - Huangshan||nonstop & connecting Flights||about 2 h||over 20 flights per day||594|
|Incheon (Seoul) - Huangshan||nonstop & connecting Flights||about 2.5 ~ 1 day||over 20 flights per day||1144|
|Busan - Huangshan||connecting Flights||about 6.5 ~ 1 day||about 10 flights per day||1171|
|Singapore - Huangshan||connecting Flights||about 8.5 ~ 1 day||about 20 flights per day||3485|
Note: The above flight schedules are listed for reference only. The accurate timetable and price is subject to change, according to seasonly adjustment of air companies. Please feel free to contact us to double check!
Second, Transfer from Huangshan Tunxi Airport to Huangshan Mountain
Huangshan Tunxi Airport is situated in 60km (about 1 hour’s driving) south of Mount Huangshan Scenic Area. Now, the airport offers only taxi service, airport bus to Tunxi (Downtown Huangshan City). Therefore, upon arrival, flight travelers who want to get to Huangshan Mountain directly either take private driving, or transfers in Tunxi and Tangkou Town via public transportation. Please note that all airline visitors need to change to special Park Bus at Tourist Distribution Centers in Tangkou to enter Huangshan Mountain.
● By Private Driving
Route: Huangshan Tunxi International Airport (Tunxi) → Tourist Transfer Center (Tangkou Town) → Cable Car Station on Huangshan Mountain
It takes about 1 hour to drive from the airport to Dongling (东岭) or Zhaixi (寨西) Transfer Center in Tangkou. Another 30 minutes is needed for taking shuttle Park Bus from Tangkou to Cloud Valley Cable Car Station (云谷索道)/Mercy Light Pavilion Cable Car Station (慈光阁索道) on Mount Huangshan.
● By Public Transportation
Route: Huangshan Tunxi International Airport (Tunxi) → Huangshan Bus Station (Tunxi) → Tourist Transfer Center (Tangkou Town) → Cable Car Station on Huangshan Mountain
First, you need to take taxi or airport bus from the airport to Huangshan Bus Station in Tunxi. It takes about 20 minutes of 9kms’ driving. Then, take a bus to Dingling (东岭) or Zhaixi (寨西) Transfer Center in Tangkou from Tunxi, costing around 1 hour. Finally, you will get on a Park Bus to arrive at Mercy Light Pavilion/ Cloud Valley Cable Car Station in front/back of Mount Huangshan.
Get to Yellow Mountain by Train
Nowadays, the fast, clean, comfortable and punctual high speed bullet train travel is also popular among Yellow Mountain tourists. Many major tourist cities in China have daily high speed bullet train to Huangshan City, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, etc. And most journey time is within half day. After arrival, there are through Shuttle Buses running from the train station to Yellow Mountain. That offers huge convenience for bullet train travelers.
First, Take Trains to Huangshan City (Tunxi 屯溪)
Totally, there are more than 50 daily trains running (or passing) to Huangshan City from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and more other cities. Most are high speed bullet trains and few are normal (overnight) trains. Within just short hours, tourists can not only enjoy the most advanced bullet trains (Gaotie 高铁) on board with amazing speed and modern facilities, but also view different landscape of China en route. Read the timetables below to find your perfect gateway city to make a Huangshan high speed train tour.
>> Huangshan High Speed Trains
Schedules of High Speed Bullet Trains to Huangshan
|Route||Train Type||Distance||Duration||Frequency (per day)||Price (RMB)|
|Beijing South - Huangshan North||G||883km||5.5 ~ 6.5h||8||548.5 ~ 1732.5|
|Shanghai Hongqiao - Huangshan North||G||662km||4 ~ 4.5h||2||304.5 ~ 948.5|
|Hangzhou East - Huangshan North||G||503km||3.5h||2||231 ~ 729|
|Xiamen North - Huangshan North||G||747km||4.5h||7||315 ~ 982|
|Xian North - Huangshan North||G||1,497km||8h||1||66.5 ~ 2098|
|Hefei South - Huangshan North||G/D||25km||1.5~2h||21||140.5~504.5|
|Zhengzhou East - Huangshan North||G||974km||5.5h||2||442 ~ 1395.5|
|Guangzhou South - Huangshan North||G||1,452km||7h||1||646 ~ 1229.5|
|Wuyishan East - Huangshan North||G||277km||1.5h||16||127 ~ 401.5|
|Wuhan - Huangshan||D||519km||4.5h||1||172.5 ~ 275.5|
|Jinan / Jinan West - Huangshan North||G||477km||3.5~5.5h||10||395 ~ 1251|
Then, Transfer from Train Station to Huangshan Mountain
Huangshan North Railway Station is located in 15km north suburb of Tunxi (about 30 minutes’ drive), Huangshan City and 50km south of Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area (about 1 hour’s drive). Once upon arrive, there are direct Tourist Shuttle Buses departing from Huangshan North Railway Station & Huangshan Railway Station to (Cloud Valley/Mercy Light Pavilion)Cable Car Stations on Mt. Huangshan and Tangkou Town, foothill of Huangshan Mountain. The second and the last step is taking a 30 minutes’ Park Bus to Cable Car Station in Huangshan Mountain. (Tips: Huangshan North Railway Station is much closer to Huangshan Mountain, while Huangshan Railway Station is located near Tunxi, downtown Huangshan City.)
Transfer Route: Huangshan North Railway Station/Huangshan Railway Station (Tunxi) → Tourist Transfer Center (Tangkou) →; Cable Car Station (on Mount Huangshan)
1. Huangshan North Railway Station/Huangshan Railway Station, Tunxi to Tangkou (Distance: about 50 km, Duration: 1 hour)
Direct bus departs from Huangshan Tourism Passenger Transport Hub (upon arrival, turn left & walk 200m to) at Huangshan North Railway Station and arrives at Dongling/Zhaixi Transfer Center in Tangkou Town. The regular buses run between 07:30 am to 17:30pm every day. If your train arrives at Huangshan Railway Station, you can take 1 hour’s through buses to Tangkou Town, or 1.5 hours' to cable car stations on mountain area.
2. Dongling/Zhaixi Transfer Center, Tangkou → Huangshan Mountain (Distance: 9~13km, Duration: 30 minutes)
The Park Bus departing from Touris Distribution Center, Tangkou takes about 30 minutes to get to Could Valley/Mercy Light Pavilion Cable Car Station in Huangshan.
Get to Yellow Mountain by Long-distance Bus
Apart from taking flights and trains, there are still lots of direct long-distance coaches running from Hefei, Yixian County (黟县), Shexian County (歙县), Jiuhua Mountain in Anhui and Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan and else cities in neighboring Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Hubei provinces to Tangkou Town and Tunxi (downtown Huangshan City). Compared to bus to Tunxi, taking bus to Tangkou Town is more recommended, which would benefit you less transfer, only another one from Tangkou to Huangshan Mountain.
Among all cities, the Shanghai to Huangshan Bus takes about 5.5 ~ 6.5 hours and Hangzhou to Huangshan Bus needs nearly 4.5~ 5 hours.Interested in bus travel to Mount Huangshan? Check more available bus schedules to Tangkou Town listed as follows.
|Route||Departure Station||Frequency (Per Day)||Duration||Distance (KM)||Ticket (RMB)|
|Shanghai - Huangshan||Shanghai South Bus Station||2||5.5~6.5 hours||510||about ￥150.0|
|Hangzhou - Huangshan||Hangzhou City Bus Station
Hangzhou West Bus Station
|7||4.5~5 hours||310||about ￥100.0~150.0|
|Nanjing- Huangshan||Nanjing Bus Station
Nanjing South/East Bus Station
|4||3~5 hours||321||about ￥100.0~120.0|
|Jiuhuashan - Huangshan||Jiuhuashan Bus Station||2||2.5 hours||156||about ￥54.0|
|Ningbo - Huangshan||Ningbo Central Bus Station||1||6~7 hours||524||about ￥163.0|
|Hefei - Huangshan||Hefei Bus Station
Heife South/East Bus Station
|over 15||4 hours||348||about ￥100.0|
|Huangshan City - Tangkou Town|
|Yixian County - Huangshan||Yixian County Bus Station||4||1 hour||60||about ￥22.0|
|Shexian County - Huangshan||Shexian County Highway Bus Station||1||1.5 hours||92||about ￥21.0|
|Tunxi - Huangshan||Huangshan Bus Station||Regular Buses||1 hour||62||about ￥20.0|
|Huangshan North Railway Station||10||1 hour||50||about ￥20.0|
|Hongcun - Huangshan||Hongcun Parking Lot||9||1 hour||55||about ￥20.0|
|Xidi - Huangshan||Xidi Tourist Center||2||1 hour||50||about ￥20.0|
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