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Huangshan Transportation

By Air

Huangshan airport is located in the Tunxi region, 7km away from the city center. It is a first class airport of China, with a high quality communicative system and a command facility. You can take a bus (RMB5) or a taxi (RMB15) to the city center. Now there are more than 17 cities which fly to Huangshan including: Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hefei, Tianjin, Haikou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Guilin, Kunming, Zhuhai, Hongkong and Macau.

You can catch a flight in the morning from Shanghai to Huangshan on China Eastern MU5511, (RMB460) 07:35-08:20, Shanghai-Tunxi Airport/Huangshan. On return, China Eastern Airlines Flight MU5584 (RMB460) leaves Tunxi for Shanghai at 20:40 every day and arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao airport at 21:30.

A taxi to the airport in Tunxi, 5km away from the center, should cost around RMB25. An airport bus leaves from outside the CAAC office, near the International Hotel, on Huangshan Lu. Tickets for this cost RMB5.

By Train

Taking a train (Wan-Gan Line) you can get to Huangshan directly from many Chinese major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Nanjing, Hefei, Jingdezhen, Nanchang, Xiamen, Yingtan, and Fuzhou. Entering Huangshan from the south gate, the most convenient way is to take the train to Tunxi railway station. If you decide to enter the mountain from the north, you can take a bus to Wuhu first and then get to the destination by train. The Huangshan railway station is at the Qianyuan north road of Tunxi region. Minibuses will take you from Tunxi/Huangshan City to Tangkou, the town at the foot of the mountain (One and a half hours, a negotiable RMB10-20), then it's another minibus (RMB 10-15) from Tangkou to either the eastern (Dong xian, Yungu si) or western (Xi xian, Ciguang ge) steps. Tel: 0599-2116222

By Coach

There is one bus daily to Huangshan City from Shanghai, and two daily returns: The first leaves Shanghai at 16:00 and arrives in Huangshan at 24:00 (RMB111 for a soft seat). The return buses (Huangshan-Shanghai) leave at 05:40 and 19:10 and take around 10hrs (RMB60). Buses leave from opposite the Huangshan train station, and tickets can be bought from here.

Getting There via Nanjing: Although you can leave for the Mountain on Friday morning, the best option is to get in to Nanjing for the 10pm Nanjing-Huangshan train. You can take either bus or train. Buses leave for Nanjing from the Hangzhou Road Bus Station, Shanghai, and take around three and a half hours. We recommend that you take the last bus at 17:30 (Daewoo RMB73, Nissan RMB86). You can then take a taxi (RMB10) to the nearby Nanjing train station (tickets can most easily be bought in the Station Square, through the train station x-ray machines). Take train No.2521 to Huangshan City/Tunxi, leaving at 22:18 (RMB21 hardseat, RMB61 hardsleeper, 8-9 hours)

Inner Transport

Buses:Huangshan scenic area is located at Tangkou town, 64km away from Tunxi bus station in Huangshan city. The journey takes 1-hour and costs RMB13. Take a minibus from Tangkou to Ciguang temple or Clouds valley temple (the two entries of Huangshan) RMB10/person. In addition, there are direct buses from Huangshan to Shanghai, Nanjing, Zhenjiang, Yangzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Huzhou, Hefei, Huainan, Banbu, Ma'anshan, Wuhu, Anqing, Tongling, Jiuhuashan, Jingdezhen and Jiujiang.

Taxi: The starting price of a taxi in Huangshan city is RMB5 for 3km and RMB1.5/km. There are a lot of manpower tricycles in front of the railway station, generally RMB2/person. Taking a taxi from the railway station to Tunxi Laojie takes 6-7 minutes.

Walking: There are two routes in Huangshan: One is starting from the gate of Huangshan. You can get to the Celestial Capital Peak directly passing the Jade Screen, Lotus Flower Peaks, Bright Summit Peak, and to the West Sea, North Sea then descend from the back of the mountain. If you choose this route you will deplete your stamina, and feel very tired when you climb up to the top and it can feel very dangerous when you descend.

Another way starts from the Clouds Valley Temple to the White Goose Ridge passing the Beginning to Believe Peak to the North Sea. On the way the beautiful scenery will keep you occupied so that you will not feel tired. Also choosing this route, you needn't worry about the problem of accommodation and dining.

If your have abundant time and good stamina, you can walk along the road to visit the mountain, if not you can take a cable car.

Cable: There are 3 cable cars in Huangshan, route time: 8:00-16:00 (winter: 6:30-16:30) Clouds Valley cable: Clouds Valley Temple - White Goose ridge, whole length: 2804m, elevation: 773m (8 minutes, price for one way: RMB66). Jade Screen cable: Mercy Light Temple - Jade Screen lou, whole length: 2176m, elevation: 752m, (8 minutes, price for one way: RMB66). Taiping cable: Hibiscus ridge - Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion, whole length: 3709m, elevation: 1015m, (8 minutes, price for one way: RMB66).