Yichang to Shanghai & Shanghai to Yichang: Flights & Trains
Shanghai Yichang Distance
Since Shanghai is a hot destination for travellers and also a major metropolis with very complete net of traffic with other places in China and the whole world, a lot of Yangtze River cruise tourists choose to transfer to Yichang from Shanghai or to Shanghai from Yichang. Shanghai is about 970 kilometers away to the east of Yichang City, which needs about 12 hours to drive for about 1,150 kilometers long way. To transfer between those hot cities, you could choose the daily flights or frequently bullet trains.
Flights from Shanghai to Yichang
Taking a flight is the most time-saving and convenient way for people to go from Shanghai to Yichang. There are usually two flights every day taking off from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Yichang Sanxia Airport, with one in the early morning at around 7:30 and another in the late afternoon at about 19:20. The whole journey takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes. However, during off seasons, such as January, February, late November, December, etc., there often is only one plane flying from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Yichang, usually during 15:25-17:20, for about 2 hours.
Flight tips for Yangtze upstream cruise from Yichang
For guests booking the upstream Yangtze cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, the gathering time for the arranged tourist bus to the port is during 16:00-21:00 and the embarkation time starts at around 18:00 in the late afternoon. To ensure you get on your cruise on time, we suggest you arrange your flight arriving at Yichang Sanxia Airport before 15:00. However, if during shoulder seasons, there is no plane reaching Sanxia Airport before 16:00 on your embarkation day, you could adjust to arrive in Yichang 1 day earlier to discover the highlights in this city, such the Yichang Museum, Chinese Sturgeon Museum, Sanyou Cave, etc.
Flights from Yichang to Shanghai
You could also choose to book a flight to Shanghai from Yichang after your cruise trip ending. Usually 2 flights are operated from Yichang to Shanghai Pudong Airport, during 10:40-12:30 and 19:25-21:20, for about 2 hours. And in off season months, like January, February, November, December, etc., there may be only one airplane to Shanghai from Yichang, which usually is arranged during 18:10-20:00 at night.
Flight tips for Yangtze downstream cruise from Chongqing
If you are going to book a downstream Yangtze cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, you would disembark the ship in the morning to visit Three Gorges Dam and arrive in Yichang city at around 12:30-13:30, so it is suggested booking your flight departing from Yichang after 16:00.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
IATA Code: PVG
ICAO Code: ZSPD
Address: No.6000, Yinbin Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai (上海市浦东新区迎宾大道6000号);
From Shanghai downtown: driving for about 45km for about 60mins
Shanghai Pudong Airport (上海浦东国际机场) is the top busiest airport in China, with airlines connecting with more than 90 international cities and regions, such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hawaii, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Amsterdam, Moscow, Zurich, Seoul, Tokyo, Phuket, Singapore, Bangkok, Bombay, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, etc. Also, it has opened airlines with over 60 domestic cities. They are Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Guiyang, Chongqing, Lijiang, Zhangjiajie, Urumqi, Shenzhen, Hohhot, Xiamen, Wuhan, Nanjing, Changsha, Lanzhou, etc.
Shanghai Pudong Airport
Yichang Sanxia Airport
IATA Code: YIN
ICAO Code: ZHYC
Address: No.8, Jichang Road, Xiaoting District, Yichang City (宜昌市猇亭区机场路8号宜昌三峡机场);
From Yichang downtown: driving for about 30-40km for about 40-50mins;
From New Century Port: driving for about 40-45km for about 50-80mins;
From Taohuacun Port: driving for about 38-45km for about 40-80mins;
From Yichang No.9 Port: driving for about 30-35km for about 40-50mins;
Yichang Sanxia Airport (宜昌三峡机场) in Yichang is about 26 kilometers away from Yichang Downtown and 55 kilometers away from Three Gorges Dam Site. Frequent scheduled flights go to / from about 22 international and domestic destinations including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xian, Chengdu, Hangzhou etc.
Yichang Sanxia Airport
Yichang to Shanghai Bullet Train
Besides flying to Shanghai, you could also take a bullet train from Yichang to Shanghai. There are about 9 shift D-trains (including D3008, D2214, D958, D2218, D3074, D954, D638, D354, and D2208) every day from Yichang East Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station, from the early morning till the afternoon. If you are not in a hurry, you could take the 7-8.5 hours train after your Yangtze River cruise tour.
Train tips for Yangtze downstream cruise from Chongqing
For guests booking the downstream Yangtze cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, you would leave the ship and arrive in Yichang city at around 12:30-13:30. Therefore, we suggest you book a train departing from Yichang East Railway Station after 15:30 on the cruise ending day.
Shanghai to Yichang Bullet Train
There are also about 9 bullet trains from Shanghai Hongqiao Station and Shanghai Railway Station to Yichang East from the early morning till the afternoon, which need about 6.5-8 hours. You could choose from the D352, D636, D2206, D3072, D2212, D952, D2216, D956, and D3006 according to your time schedule.
Train tips for Yangtze upstream cruise from Yichang
For guests booking the upstream Yangtze cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, the gathering time for the arranged tourist bus to the port is during 16:00-21:00 and the embarkation time begins at around 18:00 in the late afternoon. We suggest you arrange your train arriving at Yichang East Railway Station before 16:00 on the embarkation day.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Address: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号);
From Shanghai downtown: driving for about 20-26km for about 35-40mins;
From Shanghai Pudong Airport: driving for about 60-70km for about 65-75mins;
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站) is the largest in Shanghai City, with many high speed trains to and from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Huangshan, Shenzhen, Xian, Zhengzhou, Xiamen, etc.
Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Railway Station
Address: No.303, Moling Road, Jingan District, Shanghai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号);
From Shanghai downtown: driving for about 5km for about 20mins;
From Shanghai Pudong Airport: driving for about 50km for about 55-60mins;
Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站) in Jingan District in Shanghai is at the downtown area. This is also a hot hub for transfer by high speed trains to and from many hot tourist destinations, such as Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Chengdu, Harbin, etc.
Shanghai Railway Station
Yichang East Railway Station
Address: Huayan Section, Chengdong Avenue, Wujiagang District, Yichang City (宜昌市伍家岗区城东大道花艳段宜昌东站);
From Yichang downtown: driving for about 10km for about 25mins;
From New Century Port: driving for about 20-25km for about 40-50mins;
From Taohuacun Port: driving for about 20-23km for about 30-35mins;
From Yichang No.9 Port: driving for about 9-12km for about 25-30mins;
Yichang East Station (宜昌东站) is away from the downtown Yichang and mainly serves for the bullet trains to and from Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Fuzhou, etc. and other trains to many cities in China.
Yichang East Railway Station
Note: the above information about the transfer between Yichang and Shanghai is for your reference only, and detailed time and shifts of flights and trains may be adjusted according to practical situation. For more questions about transportations between Yichang and Shanghai, please feel free to contact our professional Travel Consultant!
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As Chongqing West Railway Station is a new train station, there is now no subway available, and also the local bus needs over 1.5 hours from there to the city center and the port in Chongqing. So, the most convenient and time-saving way is to go by taxi. Normally, the President No.8 cruise stops at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port (朝天门码头) for your embarkation in Chongqing, which is located about 50 minutes from Chongqing West Railway Station by taxi. However, as your cruise is in August, which is among the flood season and the ship may not able to stop at Chongqing Chaotianemn Port. If so, the port for embarkation would be changed into Fengdu (丰都) at is about 2.5-3 hour's driving distance away from Chongqing downtown. However, as the cruise company will arrange buses to take you from Chongqing to Fengdu port, you just need to get to the gathering place at Chongqing Grand Theater (重庆大剧院) first to catch the arranged bus. Usually, it takes about 50~60 minutes from Chongqing West Railway Station to Chongqing Grand Theater by taxi.
Usually, the notice of whether change the port from Chaotianmen to Fengdu or not is to be informed one day in advance, so you can contact the travel expert that you booked the cruise tour to know details.
Furth more, we also offer the nice local transfer service to take you from the train station to the port or the gathering place in Chongqing, so if you are interested, please feel free to tell us directly!
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