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Yichang Transportation Guide 2020

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!

Get to Yichang by Flight

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 Downtown
    Yichang Sanxia Airport is about 28 kilometers’ driving distance to Yichang downtown area, and it usually needs about 60 minutes to get there and Yichang Three Gorges Cruise Terminal by car.
Yichang Sanxia Airport

Yichang Sanxia Airport

Get to Yichang by Train

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, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Recently, there are no direct trains to Guilin at present, so you should transfer to Wuhan first by bullet train and then take a flight or high speed train to Guilin.

Check more details about go from Yichang to Guilin

Yichang East Railway Station

Yichang CHR Trains

Yichang East 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)
  • Daily Bullet CHR Trains (D Train): take about 2.5 hours to Wuhan and 7.5 hours to Shanghai, 5 hours to Nanjing, etc., offering you great convenience to get to or away from Yichang.
From - ToArrival StationDaily FrequencyOperation TimeDuration
Yichang - Shanghai Shanghai Station /
Shanghai Hongqiao Station
About 10 About 06:30-15:00 About 7-8.5 hours
Yichang - Wuhan Wuhan Station /
Hankou Station /
Wuchang Station
About 70 About 06:15-21:30 About 2-3 hours
Yichang - Nanjing Nanjing South Station About 20 About 06:30-16:15 About 4.5-6 hours

Note: the above time, number of train and station are only for your reference, which may be slightly changed according to practical situation. Please contact our travel expert to know the detailed and real-time info of trains to / from Yichang.

Yichang East Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station

Get to Yichang from Wuhan

As Wuhan and Yichang are close to each other, you can go to Yichang from Wuhan by the high speed trains for about 2-3 hours as mentions above.

Besides, 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

Yichang Wuhan Expressway

Yichang City Transportation to Yangtze River Cruise Port

In 2020, all the cruise companies (Century Cruises, Victoria Cruises, President Cruises, Yangtze Gold Cruises, Yangtze Explorer and Yangtze 2) will use Maoping Port for embarkation and disembarkation instead of Yichang New Century Port and Yichang Taohuacun Port (except Yangtze 1 cruise continues to use Sandouping Port (三斗坪码头) ). So cruise travelers should board and leave your cruise at Maoping Port in Yichang.

Maoping Port is about 50 kilometers from Yichang downtown with 1~1.5 hours’ driving. For your convenient and worry-free transfer, all the cruise companies will arrange free tourist bus transfer between Maoping Port and gathering places in Yichang downtown for your embarkation and disembarkation.

For upstream cruise embarkation in Yichang, you should gather at Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal or Yichang East Railway Station during about 16:00-21:00 to catch the arranged tourist bus to Maoping Port for embarkation.

For downstream cruise disembarkation in Yichang, you will take the arranged bus at Three Gorges Dam Site to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for ending your cruise tour.

>> Please check details about how to get to / from Maoping Port

Yichang Port

Yichang Port

Convenient Private Transfer Service

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, bargain with the driver or waiting for the arranged bus. Meanwhile, it will save you time to catch your flight/ train to next destination after cruise.

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Taxis availabe at the end of cruise
When taking the Chongqing to Yichang cruise, where do you finish after the three gorges dam tour? Is it the visitors center? Are taxis available there? Or will we need to pre-arrange for transport. thank you
2018-05-05 19:28
Hi Jay,

Thanks for your questions. For most of the Yangtze River Cruises (except Yangtze 1 Cruise) from Chongqing to Yichang, travelers will first disembark at Maoping Port and then for Three Gorges Dam visiting. After the dam tour, take the buses arranged by the cruise companies heading to Yichang Three Gorges Cruise Terminal (宜昌市伍家岗区沿江大道142号-宜昌三峡游客中心) for departure. The cruise terminal is located in the center of Yichang downtown area where taxies are available. Prices are not fixed and you’d better discuss it with the driver before getting on. (for more info, you can read: https://www.yangtze-river-cruises.com/yangtze-river-guide/maoping-port.html)

Or, you can tell your arrangement and schedules to the front desk of your cruise, and they may arrange buses heading to Yichang East Railway Station / Yichang Sanxia Airport and the cost will reasonable.

If travelers who book cruise ship with us, we can pre-arrange the transport. If you have any needs, please tell us. Have a great day!
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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