Yangtze River Ports, Yangtze River Port News
In this Yangtze River Port Guide, we will introduce you the latest Yangtze River port change news, all the Yangtze River ports and transportations of how to get to/from the port from airports and train stations!
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Yangtze River Ports
There are 4 most important Yangtze River Ports along the Yangtze River, amongst which Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock and Yichang Maoping Port are the most frequently used ones, because they are serving for the most classic cruise lines. Wuhan Port and Shanghai Port will only provide services on Chongqing Shanghai Cruise Line, Wuhan Shanghai Cruise Line and Chongqing Wuhan Cruise Line.
- Location: Chongqing
Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock (朝天门码头), or called Chaotianmen Port, is the busiest port serving for Yangtze River cruises. More than 90% of Yangtze River cruisers would start or end their Yangtze River tour there. All 4 Days Classic downstream Cruises start here and 5 Days upstream cruise trips end here…
- Location: Yichang
Yichang has more than 3 ports. And at present, only Maoping Port (茅坪码头) and Sandouping Port (三斗坪码头), the closest ports to Three Gorges Dam, provide port service for Yangtze River cruises. Sandouping Port is used only by Yangtze 1, while all other cruise ships dock at Maoping Port, including Yangtze 2…
- Location: Wuhan
Wuhan Port is settled in Wuhan downtown in the middle reaches of Yangtze River. Compared with a passenger port, Wuhan Port now more frequently served for transportation of goods. Ships cruising on Chongqing Shanghai Cruise Line, Wuhan Shanghai Cruise Line and Chongqing Wuhan Cruise Line will dock here…
- Location: Shanghai
Shanghai Wusong Port (上海吴淞口国际邮轮港) offers port service for Yangtze River cruises. Yangtze ships cruising on Chongqing Shanghai Cruise Line, Shanghai Chongqing Cruise Line, Wuhan Shanghai Cruise Line and Shanghai Wuhan Cruise Line will dock here. Besides Yangtze River ships, there are also international cruises…
Yangtze River Port News
Normally, Yangtze River ships dock at the ports mentioned above, so you embark or disembark your ships at these docks. However, there are two special periods of time every year - the dry season from July and August and flood season from March to April. During that time, your ships may not able to dock at Chaotianmen Port. Therefore, there may have port change in Chongqing.
Possible Port Change in Chongqing during Special Periods
For downstream cruises starting from Chongqing, instead of docking at Chaotianmen Dock, the ships may dock at Fengdu Port, which is about 3~4 hours’ drive from Chaotianmen. You will get to the appointed gathering place to catch a free bus arranged by the cruise companies to the port. The gathering place varies according to different ship company, while usually it may be Chongqing Grand Theater (重庆大剧院) or Huguang Guild Hall (湖广会馆).
Besides, for the upstream cruises to Chongqing, you will disembark the ship at Fengdu Port too, and then be transferred to Chongqing downtown by free bus.
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How to Get to Yangtze River Ports
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- Vehicle with experienced driver and local guide.
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- More time enjoying your trip, instead of wasting on finding your way.
All Yangtze River cruise itinerates start from the port (it will be the Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for cruises from Yichang), and thus travelers are required to get to the appointed port or cruise center on their own. Luckily, all the Yangtze ports and cruise center are located in the city downtown. And you can ride a taxi to get there after steeping out from the airport or train station.
However, considering the complex traffic conditions of different city and there may still be problems for reaching the detailed wharf, getting to Yangtze River ports by private car is the most convenient way! Plus there are free hours for you to getting around the port city, booking a short tour with private car and guide service is the top pick for most of our customers!
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Get to Airports & Train Stations from Yangtze River Ports
Your Yangtze River cruise tour ends after you getting off your ship (it will be Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for cruises to Yichang). After that, you can ride a taxi to the airport or train station to catch your flight or train.
If you are looking for the most hassle-free way or have extending plans to get around, you are highly suggested to book a private tour in advance. And then professional guide and driver will await you at the port or cruise center. You will get to your next station in ease and convenience.
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Useful Yangtze River Port Maps
To have a clearer understanding about Yangtze River Ports, you can have a look at the following latest port maps for your planning and visiting! All the maps are detailed, large, clear and downloadable!
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