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Yichang Transportation Guide

Yichang, the start or ending point along Yangtze River Cruise, is the Throat connecting the Eastern and the Western parts of China by air, railway, expressway and waterway.

Map of Chongqing Port & Transfer
Map of Yichang Port & Transfer

Our detailed Yichang transportation guide with clear direction will help you easy to get to Airport, Railway Stations and Ports in Yichang. Worry free and just start your lifetime getaway right now!

Yichang Airport

There is an airport - Sanxia International Airport in Yichang, 26 kilometers away from Yichang Downtown and 55 kilometers away from Three Gorges Dam Site. Frequent scheduled flights go to / from more than 20 domestic destinations including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Xian etc. Daily flights from Yichang to Wuhan are also available.

Yichang Sanxia International Airport

  • Location: 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)
  • Directions to Yichang Maoping Port
    Transfer: The distance between Sanxia Airport and Yichang Maoping Port is about 80 kilometers which is not suitable to transfer to Maoping Port by yourself. All the cruise companies will offer free pick up service at Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal or Yichang East Railway Station. You should arrive at one of the two gathering place during 16:00~21:00 and take the bus arranged by the cruise companies for embarkation at Maoping Port.
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  • Yichang Sanxia Airport

    Yichang Sanxia Airport


    Yichang Railway

    There is only one main railway station - Yichang East Railway Station (宜昌东站). Served by several railway lines, Yichang is well connected with Shanghai, Wuhan, Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

    Recently, there are no direct trains to Guilin at present, so you should transfer to Liuzhou first and take a bus from Liuzhou to Guilin (2 hours).

    Yichang East Railway Station

    Yichang CHR Trains

    Yichang East Railway Station

  • Railway Lines: At the junction point of two segments of the Shanghai – Wuhan – Chengdu Passenger Dedicated Line. To the east, the Hanyi Railway provides frequent service to Wuhan, with some trains continuing to Nanjing and Shanghai. To the west, the Yiwan Railway leads you to Chongqing and Chengdu.
  • Daily Bullet CHR Trains (D Train): take about 2 and half hours to Wuhan and 7 and half hours to Shanghai, offering you great convenience to get to or away from Yichang.
  • Train Number From / To Detailed Time Duration
    D3008 / D3005 Yichang-Shanghai 08:20 – 15:44 7 hours and 44 mins
    D3074 / D3071 Yichang-Shanghai 13:40 – 21:57 8 hours and 17 mins
    D5868 / D5865 Yichang-Wuhan 08:40 – 14:50 6 hours and 10 mins
    D5854 / D5861 Yichang-Wuhan 07:15 – 09:51 2 hours and 38mins
    D5878 / D5875 Yichang-Wuhan 11:30 – 14:08 2 hours and 38 mins
    D5864 / D5861 Yichang-Wuhan 13:10 – 15:38 2 hours and 28 mins
    D5874 / D5871 Yichang-Wuhan 17:05 – 19:32 2 hours and 27 mins
    D3082 / D3079 Yichang-Nanjing 08:40 – 14:50 6 hours and 10 mins
    D3078 / D3075 Yichang-Nanjing 15:40 – 21:37 5 hours and 57 mins

    Note: You’ll depart from Yichang East Railway Station, and arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Wuhan Railway Station or Nanjing South Railway Station.

  • Location: 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)
  • Direction to Yichang Maoping Port
    Transfer: Since Yichang Taohuacun Port and New Century Port are stopped using in 2018, travelers should board Yangtze River cruise at Maoping Port. Maoping Port is very close to Three Gorges Dam Site, about 50 kilometers from Yichang downtown area.
    All the cruise companies will offer free pick-up service at Yichang East Railway Station or Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal. Travelers who take a Yangtze cruise should gather at Yichang East Railway Station or Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal during 16:00~21:00 and take the tourist bus to Maoping Port for embarkation.
  • Yichang East Railway Station

    Yichang East Railway Station



    Yichang - Wuhan Expressway

    It is convenient for you to take a long-distance coach from Yichang to Wuhan for plentiful coaches will come and go every day. The distance between Yichang and Wuhan is about 300 kilometers which will cost 4 hours.

    Yichang - Wuhan Expressway, with a length of 278.869 meters and daily traffic flow of 17, 000, is also a vital part of Shanghai - Chengdu National Trunk Expressway.

    Yichang Wuhan Expressway

    Yichang Wuhan Expressway

    City Transportation to Yichang Port

    YIn 2018, all the cruise companies will use Maoping Port for embarkation and disembarkation instead of Yichang New Century Port and Yichang Taohuacun Port. Maoping Port is about 50 kilometers from Yichang downtown with 1~1.5 hours’ driving. The cruise companies will arrange free bus ride from Three Gorges Dam Site to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for disembarkation, as well as free transfer from Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal or Yichang East Railway Station for embarkation.

    www.yangtze-river-cruises.com offers Yichang local private transfer service and our local guides and drivers will pick you up at the cruise port upon your arrival. It will more convenient and safe for you to get on the right cruise ship at dock without wasting time to find a taxi or bargain with the driver. Meanwhile, it will save you time to catch your flight/ train to next destination after cruise.

    Yichang Port

    Yichang Port

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    Questions & Discussions

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    flights from Yichang to Beijing or Shanghai
    The airlines and its flights schdule
    2017-10-05 20:02
    Hello James,

    Thank you for the question. There are usually 1 to 3 direct flights of Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, and Grand China Air, from Yichang to Beijing every day, and the flight duration lasts about 2 hours and 10 minutes to 20 minutes. And from Yichang to Shanghai, there are about 1 to 2 daily flights of China Easter Airlines or Shanghai Airlines, usually starting around 16:00 and 18:00 in the afternoon, and the whole journey would take about 1 hour 40 minutes to 45 minutes.
    To board on the flight on time, you are recommended to leave enough time for the transfer and it is better to arrange your flight after 15:00 in the afternoon or even later. Also, you could arrange your flight on the day after your embarkation date, so you could escape from being too hurry and more time to explore the highlights in Yichang.

    Wish you a wonderful trip along the Yangtze River!

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