How to Get to & Around Wudangshan 2023
Well-known as the World Cultural Heritage, Wudang Mountain is a quite famous Taoist mountain in China where Wudang Kung Fu - Tai Chi originated. Whether you will travel to Wudangshan for beautiful natural scenery in this National Geopark, or experience local Chinese Taoism culture and learn Tai Chi from professional Taoist masters, catching the following detailed transportation guide helps you better plan your Wudang Mountain travel.
Wudang Mountain Location: Near Wudang Rd, Danjiangkou City, Shiyan City, Northwest Hubei Province, China.
Get to /away Wudang Mountain
Wudang Mountain is also linked with many Chinese cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Chongqing, Hangzhou and etc) through two railway stations - Wudang Mountain Railway Station and Shiyan Railway Station near Wudang Mountain Scenic Area. Once exit from train station, tourists can take a cheap local public bus or taxi to Wudang Mountain. The most recommended way is use our pick up service to get there fast and convenient.
Wudang Mountain Railway Station is a small four-class railway station located in Liuliping Town, Danjiangkou City, Shiyan City, Hubei Province. Being much closer to Wudang Mountain than Shiyan Railway Station, Wudang Mountain Railway Station is about 15km to Wudang Mountain, approximately drive for 20mins. At present, 38 trains originating from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Chongqing and etc will pass by Wudang Mountain Railway Station and all are K-series Fast Trains. Tourist travelling from Wuhan to Wudang Mountain Railway Station can take one of the scheduled daily 5~6 trains which takes about about 5hrs 40mins ~ 6hrs50mins.
Shiyan Railway Station is first-class railway station serving for passenger and freight. Lies in No.11 Station Rd, Maojian District, Shiyan City, northwest of Shiyan Airport, it is about 35km driving distance to Wudang Mountain Scenic Area. Totally there are 80 trains runs between Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xian,Chengdu, Hangzhou, etc and Shiyan Railway Station, covering most K-series Fast Train, few T-series Express Train and rare D-series Bullet Train.
Supposing that you will travel to Wudang Mountain from Hubei Province, you can choose from about 14 trains starting from Wuhan, Hankou and Wuchang in Hubei every day, including the four daily Bullet Trains. Duration of Bullet Train between Hubei and Wudang Mountain varies with different trains, ranging from 3hrs 38mins to 4hrs 27mins.
Shiyan Railway Station
Bullet Trains from Hubei to Wudang Mountain
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By Long-distance Bus
The three bus stations in Shiyan City, Shiyan Highway Bus Station (location: Kaixuan Avenue, Zhangwan District), Shiyan Sanyan Bus Station(No.1 South Renmn Rd, Maojian District) and Shiyan South Bus Station (also named Liuyan Bus Station - located in No.6 Chezhan Rd, Maojian District and near the Shiyan Railway Station) mainly offers coaches around Shiyan City and to cities within Hubei Province and cross-province buses to Luoyang, Kaifeng, Anyang in Henan and Xian, Pingyao, Changsha, Guilin, Datong and more. As a budget choice, Xian-Wudang bus costs about 129RMB for nearly 4hrs.
Xi'an-Shiyan Coach Bus
Get around Wudangshan
After walk out of Shiyan Railway Station, tourists can take local tourist bus (15RMB) to Wudang Mountain within 30mins, or take the cheap local intercity public bus No.202 (4RMB per person) to Wudang Mountain, which departs every 15mins and drive for 70mins. Passengers who exit from Wudang Mountain Railway Station can also take bus NO.202 (4RMB) and No.204 (2RMB) to Wudang Mountain via 20mins’ drive.
Whatever station you exit from in Shiyan, same to the airport, you can easily find a taxi to take you to Wudang Mountain. And taxi from Shiyan Railway Station to Wudang Mountain costs around 100RMB by about 45mins’ driving, while it takes about 20mins from Wudang Mountain Railway Station. Ordinary local ordinary taxi fare starts at 7RMB and charges 1.6RMB for each extra kilometer, and new-type specialized taxi starts at 5RMB (within 1.5km) and charges 2RMB at a distance of 2~5 km, 3RMB between 5~10km.
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I can fly in from Xian but there is no flight Xian to Shiyan nor Wudangshan. There is speedtrain from Shanghai to Wuhan, but cannot find sameday connecting speedtrain from Wuhan to Shiyan nor Wudangshan. By posting your comprehensive train and some flight schedules from several cities, I got a way to ensure my own 'research' on transportation to Wudangshan is correct.
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Thanks for your question. In the ticket center, the staff in the scenic area can speak only Chinese Mandarin usually. You can show these words “景区门票+观光车车票+往返索道票” to the staff and then they can give you the entry tickets, bus tickets and tickets for roundtrip cable car. Credit card can’t be used for purchasing ticket, so you need to bring enough cash with you. Besides, you are suggested to buy a Wudangshan map to make your trip easier.
Wish you a nice trip!
Thanks for your question. I’m sorry to tell you that there is no direct high speed train from Beijing to Wudangshan Railway Station. There are some normal trains available to transfer from Beijing to Shiyan (十堰) and the trip takes at least 16 hours. To save your time, you can take a high speed train to Wuhan (武汉) or Hankou (汉口) and then take another high speed train to Shiyan. The whole train journey will take about 10 hours. Shiyan Railway Station operates frequent trains to Wudangshan Railway Station which take only about 20 minutes. Or you can take a bus from Shiyan Railway Station to Wudang Mountain or Shiyan City directly.
Besides, you can choose a 2 hours’ nonstop flight from Beijing Capital International Airport from Wudangshan Airport.
Wish you have a nice trip!
I have another question, is it possible to buy the four soft bed sleeper in one compartment if we are only 2 to occupied it.
Thanks for your question again. Ticket-booking is ID-based. Providing information of four passports, you are able to book four tickets. At present, it's unavailable to choose seat while booking tickets online. If you book the tickets in the trains stations or ticket agencies, you can ask the conductor to offer you four sleepers in one compartment.
So we considering taking the train. All the trains take 22 to 24 hours. We would like to know if we stay in the same train all the way or do we have to change trains
Thank you for your help
Thanks for your question. There are three daily trains from Shanghai to Wudangshan, two from Shanghai South Railway Station and one from Shanghai Railway Station. Booking any one of the three trains, you can stay in the same train. Since it is a long journey with one night in the train, you are suggested to choose a soft sleeper which is a settled with soft bedding to ensure a more comfortable trip, especially for your 72 years old friend. Book as soon as possible, because the tickets of soft sleepers on April 30 are tense now .
Wish you have a nice time in Wudangshan!
I want to travel from Xi'an to Shiyan by airplane. The date is 2 May (evening time if possible)
I have looked everywhere but I cannot find good information...
Can you please help me? :/
Thanks for your question. There is a daily nonstop flight from Xian Xianyang Airport to Wudangshan Airport operated by Loong Air. It departs at 19:25 and arrives at 20:30 with duration of 1 hour and 5 minutes. You may check the detailed information or book one flight at https://www.trip.com/. If you need a private tour, feel free to contact us.
Wish you a nice journey!
Thanks for your question. I’m sorry to tell that there aren’t any available buses starting from or passing through Wudangshan Railway Station after 8:30pm at present. It is also not easy to call a taxi there. Only some unlicensed private car offers pick-up service and the fee is unfixed. If you plan to accommodate in Wudangshan Town, I suggest you book an earlier train to Wudangshan Railway Station. If you accommodate in Shiyan City, you can take a train to Shiyan Railway Station instead. Shiyan Railway Station is a much bigger station with more convenient transportation to the city area.
Thanks for your question. A taxi to Wudang Gate from Shiyan Railwa Station cost about 30 minutes/100 CNY. Of course you can take a train to Wudangshan from Shiyan City. The costs are very low - hard seat 8 CNY; hard sleeper 54 CNY. The gate of Wudangshan is only 1km from the railway station. You can walk there or take a taxi.
Thanks for your message. We have checked the latest bus tickets information from Xian to Wudangshan. There is only one fixed ticket you can book ahead (10 days in advance) online is at 09:00 from Xian Sanfuwan Bus Station, about 37 kilometers from Xian Xianyang Airport which takes around 50 minutes for the transfer. This bus station may offer other schedules but not fixed which depends on the number of passengers at that time.
Besides, there are another options: 1. you can take train (08:35~16:17) from Xian Train Station to Wudangshan Train Station; 2. you can take flight (19:50~20:45) from Xian Xianyang Airport to Wudangshan Airport directly.
We don't know your exact arrival time in Xian on October 8, so the above information are collected for your reference. We hope this may help you!
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