How to Get to Wuyishan, Wuyi Mountain Transportation 2023
Wuyishan City in China’s Fujian Province is mainly famed for its amazing Wuyi Mountain (also known as Wuyishan), the sacred World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site that rich in spectacular Kast Landscape and a series of exceptional archaeological sites.
Want to visit Wuyi Mountain in Wuyishan City? Maybe you’d better make clear where it is and how to get there first! This Wuyishan Transportation Guide will introduce you the locations of Wuyishan City and Wuyi Mountain and how to get to Wuyishan City by flight, train, taxi, etc. Besides, we also provide detailed information to get to Wuyishan from other places in Fujian like Xiamen, Fujian Tulou, etc. and other hot China destinations like Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Huangshan, etc.
Where are Wuyishan City & Wuyi Mountain?
Wuyishan City is located in the north part of Nanping City, Fujian Province, China. And Wuyi Mountain sits in the middle area of Wuyishan City, with a close driving distance for merely 18 kilometers (0.5 hour or so) to the downtown area. Wuyi Mountain has two entrance gates, including the south gate and north gate. The north gate is closer to Wuyishan Airport and Wuyishan North Railway Station. However, the south gate is more popular, because it enjoys a closer distance to the main tourist attractions of Wuyi Mountain.
Wuyishan Location Map (Location Map of Wuyishan City and Wuyi Mountain)
How to Get to Wuyishan City & Wuyi Mountain
Wuyishan City can be easily reached by both flight and high speed train. After arriving at Wuyishan City, you can ride a bus, taxi or private car to Wuyi Mountain.
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|Wuyishan Flight||Wuyishan Train|
|Xiamen to Wuyishan||Fuzhou to Wuyishan|
|Fujian Tulou to Wuyishan||Hong Kong to Wuyishan|
|Shanghai to Wuyishan||Huangshan to Wuyishan|
|Guangzhou to Wuyishan||Shenzhen to Wuyishan|
Wuyishan Airport (IATA: WUS)
Address: Wuyi Avenue, Wuyi City, Nanping City, Fujian, China (南平市武夷山市武夷大道，武夷山机场)
Wuyishan City has only one airport, namely Wuyishan Airport. The airport offers direct flight service between Wuyishan and Xiamen (1 hour around), Beijing (about 3 hrs.), Shenzhen (about 1.5 hrs.), Chengdu (about 2.5 hrs.), Guangzhou (about 1.5 hrs.), Nanjing (about 1.5 hrs.) and Qingdao (about 2.5 hrs.).
After landing at Wuyishan Airport, you can ride a taxi or local city bus to Wuyi Mountain. Wuyishan Airport is about 12.5 km northeast of the south gate of Wuyi Mountain, which takes about 20 minutes and CNY 20 by taxi.
There are 3 railway stations near Wuyi Mountain, while the most chosen two are Wuyishan North Railway Station and Nanping Railway Station.
Wuyishan North Railway Station (武夷山北站)
Address: Beicheng New District, Wuyishan City, Nanping City, Fujian Province (福建省南平市武夷山市825县道附近)
Wuyishan North Railway Station is about 28 km (0.5 hour by car) northeast of the south gate of Wuyi Mountain. It operates trains to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Changsha, Guilin, Huangshan, Wuyuan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, etc. From Wuyishan North Railway Station, you can ride a taxi to Wuyi Mountain in about half an hour.
Nanping Railway Station (南平市站)
Address: Jiangkou Town, Jianyang District, Nanping City, Fujian, China (南平市建阳区将口镇)
Nanping Railway Station was once called Wuyishan East Railway Station. It changed its name to Nanping Railway Station in 2019. It is also a high speed railway station, with bullet trains to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Huangshan, etc. Nanping Railway Station has more daily high speed trains than Wuyishan North Railway Station. The driving distance between this railway station and the south gate of Wuyi Mountain is about 27 kilometers (0.5 hour by car), which is almost the same with Wuyishan North Railway Station.
Nanping Railway Station has direct Fast Bus to the south gate of Wuyi Mountain. You can also choose a taxi or private car.
|Beijing to Wuyishan Train (7~8 hrs.)||Wuyishan to Beijing Train (7~8 hrs.)|
|Shanghai to Wuyishan Train (2.5~4 hrs.)||Wuyishan to Shanghai Train (2.5~4 hrs.)|
|Xian to Wuyishan Train (8.5~9 hrs.)||Wuyishan to Xian Train (8.5~9 hrs.)|
|Xiamen to Wuyishan Train (3~4 hrs.)||Wuyishan to Xiamen Train (3~4 hrs.)|
|Shenzhen to Wuyishan Train (6.5~8 hrs.)||Wuyishan to Shenzhen Train (6.5~8 hrs.)|
|Fuzhou to Wuyishan Train (1~1.5 hrs.)||Wuyishan to Fuzhou Train (1~1.5 hrs.)|
|Huangshan to Wuyishan Train (1~1.5 hrs.)||Wuyishan to Huangshan Train (1~1.5 hrs.)|
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Nanping Railway Station
Xiamen to Wuyishan City
Xiamen is mostly famed for its wonderful Gulangyu Island and nearby sacred Fujan Tulou (earthen buildings). Wuyishan is about 485km north of Xiamen. The best way to travel between these two cities is by high speed train. Every day from 7:00 to 17:00, there are 25 around high speed G-trains running from Xiamen to Wuyishan. The train ride needs only about 3~4 hours. There are also about 2 daily flights available. The flight journey takes about 1 hour or so.
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Xiamen North Railway Station
Hong Kong to Wuyishan City
Hong Kong in the south region of China is frequently chosen as the landing city to start a China tour. At present, there is no high speed train or direct flight airline between Hong Kong and Wuyishan. For the visitors want to get to Wuyishan from Hong Kong, you are suggested to get to Shenzhen or Xiamen first, and then make a transfer to Wuyi Mountain by flight or high speed train.
From Hong Kong to Shenzhen
Shenzhen is the right next door to Hong Kong, with a short flight distance for only about 38km (24 miles) and the driving distance is about 50km (31 miles). You can get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen by bullet train (15-20 minutes), MTR (0.5-2 hours), ferry (0.5-1 hours), and coach (1-4 hours). The high speed trains and MTR metros are the best choices.
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From Hong Kong to Xiamen
Taking the direct bullet train from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Xiamen is the most convenient way. The train ride takes about 4~5 hours. However, the trains are limited. You are suggested to book your tickets in advance. Flights are also available. The duration is about 1.5 hours. However, those flights are much more expensive than the trains.
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Fuzhou to Wuyishan City
Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian Province, is about 265 kilometers southeast of Wuyi Mountain. Driving from Fuzhou to Wuyi Mountain needs about 3~4 hours. There are also frequent high speed trains between them. The train ride needs about 1~1.5 hours. All the trains run from Fuzhou Railway Station (福州站). Half of them will make stops at Wuyishan North Railway Station (武夷山北站), and the rest half will make stops at Nanping Railway Station (南平市站).
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Fuzhou Railway Station
Fujian Tulou to Wuyishan City
Fujian Tulou mainly refers to the series of Tulou Clusters in the remote area of Yongding County, Nanjing County and Hua’an County in Fujian Province. The best way to go between Wuyi Mountain and Fujian Tulou (including Nanjing Tulou, Yongding Tulou and Hua’an Tulou) is by private car. Driving from one side to another needs about 5.5~7 hours. The time varies according to different region of Fujian Tulou you are heading to.
You can also choose a local bus or private car to Nanjing Railway Station (南靖站) first, and then take the high speed train to Wuyishan. However, remember that the traffic condition in the remote area is very complex. And the Tulou clusters scattered in the mountain, which is hard to navigate for visitors. Therefore, you are suggested to hire a private car in advance! We China Discovery also offer such convenient private service. If you are in need, please feel free to contact us for help!
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Nanjing Railway Station
Shanghai to Wuyishan City
Shanghai is about 640 kilometers northeast of Wuyi Mountain. These two cities are well-connected by high speed train. Every day, there are about 12 bullet trains running between Shanghai and Wuyi Mountain from 7:00 am to 19:00 pm. All the trains make departures from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站) in Shanghai, and most of them will make stops at Nanping Railway Station (南平市站), while about 2 will make stops at Wuyishan North Railway Station.
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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Huangshan to Wuyishan City
Huangshan, also known as Yellow Mountain, is about 344 kilometers northeast of Wuyi Mountain. Riding a high speed train from Huangshan to Wuyi Mountain needs only 1~1.5 hours around. Every day, there are about 18 bullet train running between them, including 15 trains from Huangshan North Railway Station (黄山北站) to Nanping Railway Station (南平市站) and 3 trains from Huangshan North Railway Station (黄山北站) to Wuyishan North Railway Station (武夷山北站).
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Huangshan North Railway Station
Guangzhou to Wuyishan City
Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, is about 850 northeast of Wuyi Mountain. At present, there is no direct high speed train between Guangzhou and Wuyi Mountain. To go between these two places, you can choose the flight. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport operates about 2 daily flights to Wuyishan Airport. The flights make departures in the noon, and the flight journey takes about 1.5 hours.
Since the direct flights are limited, you can also choose to make a transfer by high speed train via Xiamen or Shenzhen. Shenzhen operates about 4 daily high speed trains to Wuyishan, and Xiamen operates about 25 bullet trains.
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Guangzhou South Railway Station
Shenzhen to Wuyishan City
The metropolis Shenzhen in Guangdong Province is about 850 kilometers southwest of Wuyi Mountain. These two places are connected by both flight and high speed train.
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (深圳宝安国际机场) has about 2 daily flights to Wuyishan Airport. The flight journey needs about 1.5 hours. Besides the flights, Shenzhen North Railway Station also operates about 4 daily high speed trains to Wuyishan, including 3 trains to Nanping Railway Station and 1 train to Wuyishan North Railway Station. The train ride takes about 6.5~8 hours. All the trains make departures in the morning.
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Shenzhen North Railway Station
How to Travel around Wuyishan City & Wuyi Mountain?
Wuyishan Private Car (Top Recommended)
The best way to travel around Wuyishan is by private car, especially when you have further plans to visit Xiamei Village, Fujian Tulou and Xiapu Mudflat in the remote areas! We China Discovery also provide such convenient service with safe, licensed, clean and comfortable vehicle. Start your Wuyishan Tour with China Discovery now, and then you can save lots of time, rest well on the way and focus on the travel itself. Contact us if you are in need!
Wuyishan City has an efficient city bus system, with buses covering almost every corner of the city. About CNY 2 is charged every time. It is the cheapest way to travel around Wuyishan City. However, it is also time-consumption and a little bit complex for visitors.
Wuyishan City has two kinds of taxis. The Changan taxis are much cheaper than the Santana taxis. However, there are more Santana taxis you can find on the streets. These taxis can take you to the entrance gates of Wuyi Mountain and also the main tourist sites inside the scenic area, including Wuyi Palace, Water Curtain Cave, Xingcun Pier, etc. The taxi fare is CNY 10 for the first 5 kilometers, and then charges CNY 1.4 for each additional kilometer. The fare will be higher at night.
- Wuyishan North Railway Station to Wuyi Mountain: CNY 30~40
- Wuyishan Airport to Wuyi Mountain: CNY 20
- Nanping Railway Station to Wuyi Mountain: CNY 30~40
Wuyi Mountain Scenic Area Tourist Bus & Bamboo Rafting
Inside the Wuyi Mountain Scenic Area, there are also tourist buses for you to get around. The bus ticket charges CNY 70 for one day, CNY 85 for two days and CNY 95 for three days. The whole Wuyi Mountain Scenic Area is relatively large, so you are suggested to book a tourist bus ticket.
Tourists can also experience bamboo rafting in Wuyi Mountain Scenic Area, which is usually a must try. The bamboo rafting starts from Xingcun Pier (星村码头) and ends at Wuyi Palace Pier (武夷宫码头). The whole journey takes about 100 minutes. And the ticket charges about CNY 130 per person.
How to Plan a Wuyishan Tour?
A Wuyi Mountain Tour is full of cultural charm, natural beauty and adventures hiking and bamboo rafting experiences. Besides, it is a great chance to sample one of the best kinds of tea and admire one of the best real landscape shows in China! Usually, tourists spend 2~3 days to explore the highlights of Wuyi Mountain.
2 Days in Wuyi Mountain (Top Recommended)
A 2-day Wuyi Mountain tour includes 2 whole days in Wuyi Mountain. During the two days you will explore almost all the major attractions of Wuyi Mountain, including Tianyou Peak, Nine Bend Stream, Wuyi Palace, Big Red Robe Scenic Area, Impression Da Hong Pao Show, and Water Curtain Cave. If your time allows, you can also add Tiger Roaring Rock and One Thread of Sky in to your trip.
3 Days in Wuyi Mountain
If you arrive at Wuyishan City late or have more time left, you are suggested to spend one day more in Wuyishan. In addition to the above highlights included for the 2-day tour, you can also go to Xiamei Village to admire the ancient dwellings.
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Travel Wuyishan with More Wonders in Fujian & China
Wuyi Mountain is only a small part of the Fujian. This coastal province is also proud of wonderful Gulangyu Island, sacred Fujian Tulou clusters, picturesque Xiapu Mudflat, etc. One day in Xiamen, including a half-day Gulangyu Island Tour, is very popular. Xiamen is a paradise for sea foods and offers some of the best costal scenery in China. Spending about 1~2 days more to visit Fujian Tulou is also highly recommended. These gigantic earthen buildings will introduce you another kind of dwelling in the world and also some of the legends and history of Hakka people. For photography enthusiasts, Xiapu Mudflat should be on your travel list. It will take you 2 more days or so. Have more days in Fujian? Take another 1~2 days to Fuzhou, the capital of this region, is also a good idea!
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Since Wuyi Mountain is only 1~1.5 hours away from Huangshan by high speed train, you may also interested in taking these two of the best mountains in China in one go! Such a Huangshan Wuyishan Tour needs about 4~6 days.
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