Transportation in Huangshan
Huangshan is a city of Anhui province, located in the upstream of Xin’an River. The most famous scenic spot in Huangshan city is the Yellow Mountain, located in the south of Anhui province. Yellow Mountain boasts five characteristics; it is strange pines, rocks, sea of clouds, hot springs and winter snow. Yellow Mountain is hailed as "the first one strange mountain in the world". It is a transportation hub with a well-developed transportation system. You can get there by plane, train and long-distance bus. All of them offer great convenience to tourists.
Huangshan's main airport is Huangshan Airport, situated in Longfu, Tunxi district, only 7km away from downtown. It offers daily flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Hefei, Guangzhou, etc. And weekly flights to Chengdu, Chongqing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, etc.
Tips: To travel from airport to downtown can take civil aviation bus (5 Yuan) or by taxi (RMB 15).
Huangshan City is currently served by only one railway line, the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway. It is run through all the territory of huangshan city, can reach Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Nanjing, Hefei, Jingdezhen, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Yingtan, Nanchang and other places directly.
Huangshan railway station is located in north road of former garden in Tunxi district. There are cars sent to the foot of Huangshan moutain (Tangkou) before the station, every 5 minutes there is a car during the day, drive 90minutes, ticket price is more than 10RMB.
Direct buses run from Shanghai and Hangzhou is very frequently. The buses from Hangzhou run either to Huangshan City (nearly two hours away) or direct to Tangkou (close to the base of the mountain). The buses to Tangkou are less regular, but easy to catch if you phone up the bus station and get a timetable. Tangkou bus station often sells most of its seats via hotels.
Huangshan City Bus station is located at Huangshan East Road. About 10 minutes away from the railway station. It takes around 9 hours to get to Shanghai from Huangshan City and about 3 hours to Hangzhou. There are direct buses from Hangzhou to Huangshan Scenic Area, which take about 3 hours 45 minutes.
Yellow Mountain Bus Station is located on National Route 205 at Tangkou Town, about 64 kilometers away from Huangshan City (Tunxi) Bus Station, it takes 90 minutes. People need to take a bus or taxi from Tangkou to the Ciguang (Kind Light) Pavilion for the Jade Screen Cableway or Yungu (Cloud Valley) Temple for Yungu Cableway. Ticket price is 10RMB.
From the town of Tangkou, at the foot of the Yellow Mountain, a shuttle service operates every 20 minutes to the Hot Springs Area; Yuping Cable Car and Xinyungu (New Cloud Valley) Cable Car. Tangkou is quite walkable but taxis are available to scenic spots around the foot of the mountain. You cannot go direct to the mountain entrance by taxi: only the National Express buses are allowed into the scenic area.
Taxi is also a good way to travel around. The starting fare of taxi is 5yuan, after 3km it will charge 1.5 Yuan/km. There are many human tricycles in front of the train station, general 2 Yuan/person. It is only six or seven minutes to Tunxi Old Street from the railway station by taxi.
◎By Cable Car
The Yellow Mountain has three cable car lines, running time is 8:00-16:00 (winter is 6:30 – 16:30). Details are as the following:
1. Cloud valley cableway
It goes from cloud valley temple to White Goose Hill (Bai E Ling).
2. Yuping cableway
It goes from ciguang pavilion to Yuping Tower (Yu Ping Lou).
3. Taiping cableway
It goes from Furong Hill to Paiyun Tower (Pai Yun Lou).