Chifeng Transportation Guide: How to Get to & Around Chifeng 2024

Chifeng City, meaning Red Mountain literally, is a special attractive travel destination situated in the southeast Inner Mongolia Prefecture in the northern side of China. So many travelers have been impressed by the brilliant sightseeing of the forests, grasslands, lakes, etc. and rich remaining culture of the past Liao Empire hundreds of years ago within Chifeng. So, where is Chifeng City, how to get there and travel around Chifeng by flight, train, bus, private car? Check all the useful Chifeng transportation info you need before your Chifeng tour in Inner Mongolia in 2024!

Where is Chifeng

Chifeng lies at the southeast part of Inner Mongolia, with Liaoning Province to the southeast, Chengde (Hebei Province) to the southwest and Xilingol League (Inner Mongolia) to the northwest.

It is 615 kilometers east to Hohhot (10 hours by car), 780 kilometers south to Hailar (Hulunbuir), 295 kilometers southeast to Xilinhot (Xilingol) (4 hours by car), etc. within Inner Mongolia area. Besides, it is 340 kilometers northeast to Beijing (5-5.5 hours by car), 335 kilometers from Dalian, 380 kilometers to Shenyang (5.5 hours by car) and 375 kilometers northeast to Tianjin (6 hours by car). Check the detailed map of Chifeng location

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How to Get to Chifeng

By flight

Chifeng has the only one airport - Chifeng Yulong Airport (IATA: CIF), offering flights with about 15 domestic destinations, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Harbin, Tianjin, Hohhot, Hulunbuir, Baotou, etc. The flights usually take about 1-3 hours for those places. Chifeng Yulong Airport is the major landing hub for Chifeng. And flying is relatively the most convenient way for heading to Chifeng from other destinations in China.

Chifeng Airport Address: Niuyingzi Town, Harqin Banner, Chifeng (赤峰市喀喇沁旗牛营子镇)

Chifeng Airport to City: Chifeng Yulong Airport is about 12 kilometers from the city center. You can take a local taxi or our private car to transfer for about only 20 minutes. Besides, airport shuttle bus and public buses can take you to the downtown area for about 50 minutes to 1.5 hours.

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Flight to Chifeng

Chifeng Yulong Airport Flights Map

By Train

Chifeng has two major railway stations, namely Chifeng Railway Station and Chifeng South Railway Station. Chifeng Railway Station offers bullet trains to / from Beijing (2.5 hrs), Dalian (5 hrs), Shenyang (3 hrs), Chengde (1.5 hrs), etc. It is situated in the city downtown and only about 2 kilometers from the city center with about 10-15 minutes transferring by taxi or private car. Besides, Chifeng South Railway Station has some normal trains to / from Beijing, Hohhot, Baotou, Shijiazhuang, Tongliao, etc. And this station is 6 kilometers from Chifeng city center and needs about 20 minutes by car driving.

By Bus

Chifeng has some distance coaches to some nearby destinations in northern China, and they are mainly available at Chifeng Bus Terminal close to Chifeng Railway Station. There are buses from Beijing (4-5.5 hrs), Shenyang (5.5 hrs), Chengde (3.5 hrs), Hohhot, Hailar (Hulunbuir), Ulan Butong (4.5-5 hrs), etc.

Beijing to Chifeng

Beijing is 330 kilometers southwest from Chifeng City. The most convenient way is to take a 2.5-hour long high speed train from Beijing Chaoyang Railway Station to Chifeng Railway Station. If you travel by car, it needs 2.5 hours. Besides, there is one daily flight in the late afternoon from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Chifeng Yulong Airport with 1 hour and 20 minutes flying.

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Shanghai to Chifeng

Shanghai is about kilometers southeast from Chifeng. Flight is the most convenient way for transferring between. The flight usually departs from Shanghai Putong International Airport at around 15:40 and arrives at Chifeng Airport at about 18:40. There is no direct train between Shanghai and Chifeng.

Xian to Chifeng

There is no direct non-stop flight or train between Xian and Chifeng. You can take a flight from Xian to Chifeng with a short layover in Hohhot or Tianjin. The whole flying needs about 4-4.5 hours. Besides the flight, you can take a 4.5-5.5 hours’ bullet train from Xian to Beijing and transfer by the 2.5-hour Beijing Chifeng bullet train, with the whole transfer beyond 8 hours.

Guangzhou to Chifeng

No direct non-stop flights or trains are available between Guangzhou and Chifeng. You can take a flight from Guangzhou to Hohhot and transfer a Hohhot to Chifeng, with the whole flying and transferring of about 7-10 hours.

Dalian to Chifeng

Dalian is about 335 kilometers from Chifeng. And taking the daily high speed train from Dalian North Railway Station to Chifeng Railway Station is the most convenient and time-saving way. The train departs at about 13:00 from Dalian and needs no more than 5 hours to arrive in Chifeng.

Shenyang to Chifeng

The distance between Shenyang and Chifeng is about 380 kilometers. You can choose from the a few daily high speed trains to transfer easily. There are more than 5 high speed trains departing from Shenyang with the whole riding of about 2.5-3 hours. And most trains are available at Shenyang Railway Station.

How to Travel around Chifeng

Chifeng is a little large and the major tourist attractions scatter dispersedly in different banners and counties, therefore, you usually need to transfer among different regions to soak in the various top highlights of Chifeng. And local buses, taxis and private transfer service of China Discover are top chosen for travelers.

Travel Chifeng with China Discovery - Local Private Transfer Service (Most Recommended)

Local private transfer service is the most recommended transferring way for international visitors. If you want to get rid of the hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private Chifeng tour package which covers sightseeing, accommodation and transferring from places to places. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Chifeng downtown, tourist spots around, your hotels or yurts, and any place you want to go with speed, safety and convenience with the non-smoking and comfortable licensed private vehicle of China Discovery, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on sightseeing without any worry. Please feel free to contact us directly if you need any help!

By Bus & Taxi

Besides, there are many bus routes taking you around Chifeng City, including the airport, train stations, bus terminals, city center, etc. Besides, there area frequent departing coaches bound for other scenic areas and nearby banners and counties, like Ningcheng, Ongniud, Barin Left and Right banners, Hexigten, etc. Furthermore, you can also call a taxi around the city for time and energy saving.

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Hohhot to Chifeng

There are many direct flights from Hohhot Baita International Airport to Chifeng Yulong Airport, and the flying needs about 1 hour and 15 minutes. However, there is no high speed trains available and distance coaches take too much time.

Huluinbuir to Chifeng

There is only one direct flight from Hulunbuir Dongshan International Airport in Hailar District to Chifeng Airport in the early afternoon daily, with the whole flying of about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Xilingol to Chifeng

Direct flight or train is not available between Xilinhot and Chifeng. And there are a few distance buses from Xilinhot Distance Bus Terminal to Chifeng, which take about 5 hours to drive.

Chifeng to Ulan Butong Grassland

Ulan Butong Grassland is around 135 kilometers west from Chifeng downtown, which usually needs 4-4.5 hours to go by car with the driving distance of about 180 kilometers. Besides, there is only one long-distance bus from Chifeng Bus Terminal to Ulan Butong, which takes 5 hours in total. Furthermore, it takes only about 6 hours to transfer from Beijing to Ulan Butong Grassland by car.

How to Plan a Chifeng Tour

Best Time to Visit Chifeng: All year round; middle June to August for emerald grassland; September to October for autumn photography; November to next February for birding and winter scenery and activities.

How to Get There: Fly to Yulong Airport from Beijing (1.5hrs), Shanghai (3 hrs), Qingdao (2 hrs), Dalian (1 hr & 15 mins), Tianjin (1 hr & 20 mins), Zhengzhou (2 hrs & 10 mins), Hohhot (1 hr & 15 mins), Hulunbuir (1 hr & 45 mins), etc.; bullet trains to Chifeng Railway Station from Beijing (2.5 hrs), Shenyang (3 hrs), Dalian (5 hrs)...

Visitors usually plan 4-6 days in Chifeng to discover Yulong Sand Lake with top highlights in Hexigten Global Geopark like Dali Nur Lake, Asihatu Stone Forest, Huanggangliang Forest Park, Gonggeer Grassland and more highlights on the way by car. If you are interested in Liao Dynasty culture, you can add 1 day to enjoy the temples, towers and museums in Ningcheng and Badan Left Banner.

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Besides, it is popular to travel Chifeng with nearby Xilingol in 4-6 days for a more wonderful Inner Mongolia grassland, nature wonders and historical culture exploration. If you got a longer vacation, it is highly recommended to travel to Hulunbuir and Arxan to soak in the beautiful and luxuriant Hulunbuir Grassland, wetlands, forest, rivers, etc.

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Moreover, many people like travel Chifeng with more hot places such as Beijing, Chengde, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, etc. to catch more wonders in the vast country. Please tell us if you have any interested destinations or idea about your trip planning!

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Travel Chifeng with China Discovery

Have your own ideas of where and what to discover in Chifeng and Inner Mongolia? We China Discovery offers many popular and valuable private Inner Mongolia tour packages taking you to enjoy wonderful exploration of the best highlights of Chifeng, etc. And our professional travel team with experienced travel expert, local English-speaking travel guide and driver and non-smoking comfortable licensed private vehicle will help you throughout the trip from the planning, navigation, hotel arrangement and scenic spot visiting. So you will have the much better travel experience in the large and beautiful Inner Mongolia. You can check our tour packages to get some inspiration. All tours can be tailor-made according to your group size, time, physical condition, plan, interests, budget and any other special need! Please feel free to contact us to customize your own Chifeng trip / Inner Mongolia Trip or if you need any help!

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