How to Get to & around Yichang

Get to/away Yichang

By Air

Sanxia Airport (Three Gorges Airport)
Sanxia Airport is home to 24 domestic airlines and 4 temporary international airlines. Flights connect Yichang with Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Wuhan, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Nanjing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Kunming, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen etc. There are daily flights to Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province.

Transfer Tips:
It is 26 kilometers away from the Yichang downtown. A taxi ride from the city center to the airport costs around 80-100 Yuan. While it is about 40 km away from Yichang Port which takes you 45-50 minutes by taxi.

Sanya International Airport

Sanxia Airport

By Train

Train is a very easy way to get to Yichang. There are two train stations in Yichang: Yichang Railway Station and Yichang East Railway Station.

Yichang Railway Station
This is the old train station which located in the city center. It was built halfway up a mountain. The passengers can get a bird's-eye view of part of Yichang City from the station. Trains from Yichang Railway Station can reach Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Taiyuan etc.

Yichang East Railway Station
Opened in 2010, the new Yichang East Railway Station operates the most trains. There are scheduled trains running to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Changsha and Hangzhou every day. However, direct train service from Yichang to Guilin is not available, and travel to Guilin you need to travel to Liuzhou first and then take the bus from Liuzhou to Guilin.

There are also high speed trains (D-trains) from Yichang to Wuhan, Wuchang, Hankou, Nanjing, and Shanghai every day.

Check Details about High Speed Trains from Yichang

Yichang East Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station

By Ship

Lying at the harbor of Xiling Gorge, Yichang has some natural advantages in river transport and it has been always a port city for years.

There are many luxury Yangtze River cruises sailing between Yichang and Chongqing lasting three nights downstream and four nights upstream. The ships always are all inclusive including shore excursions to Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream/Lesser Three Gorges, Fengdu Ghost City, and all meals on-board the ship except the dinner of the check-in day. The top cruise companies are Victoria Cruises, Century Cruises, President Cruises, Yangtze Explorer, Changjiang Cruises.

>>How to Get to Yangtze Cruise Ports (Chongqing / Yichang / Shanghai)

>>Main Departure Ports on Yangtze River (Chongqing Port / Yichang Port / Shanghai Port)

Yangtze Cruise Ship

Yangtze Cruise Ship

Get around Yichang

By Taxi

Taxi fares begin at 6 Yuan and then increase in small amounts over time and distance. Taxis may or may not use the meter, please discuss with the driver when you get in.

Yichang Taxi

Yichang Taxi

Get to Yichang Port

Private Local Transfer Service

There are three main ports in Yichang, New Century Port, Taohuacun Port and Yichang Passenger Port. Yichang Passenger Port is located in the city area but Yangtze cruises seldom use it. While New Century Port (Xinshiji Port) and Taohuacun Port are about 30 kilometers takes or 30-40 minutes by car from downtown Yichang city. Yangtze cruises use both ports. According to the regulations on the port administration, the exact dock name for each ship is only published ONE or TWO days before cruise sailing.

If you book our local transfer service, you’ll never worry about wasting time finding a taxi and the way to your boarding dock. We will meet you at your hotel, airport or train station and then transport you to your ship in time. If you book a cruise which is not part of a package, we suggest that you also book a transfer service from your hotel or airport/train station. Use of our transfer service will ensure that any problems are avoided.

Yichang Port

Yichang Port

Recommended Yichang Tours

Top 3 Yichang tours chosen by most customers to explore Yichang in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Yichang Museum
1 Day Yichang City Short Stay Tour


Sailing on Yangtze River in Autumn
5 Days Relaxing Yangtze River Cruise Tour (Yichang - Chongqing)

Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing

Yangtze River Cruise Spring Flowers
7 Days Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise Tour (Upstream)

Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing

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