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15 July 2015

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Transportation-Changsha


Changsha boasts advanced transportation facilities by water, land and air; and the national railway, highway and aviation nets have been formed. All the districts and counties in Changsha have been basically connected by the transportation network, which can satisfy different demands of various tourists.

 

Air

The Huanghua Airport of Changsha has opened more than 120 international and domestic air routes. International scheduled flight mainly fly from Changsha to Seoul, Cheonju and Taegu of South Korea, and Bangkok of Thailand; and domestic scheduled flights mainly fly to Hongkong.
Airline information: (86)731-84797255
Air ticket information: (86)731-84119821
China Southern Airlines: (86)731-95539

 

Railway

Beijing-Guangzhou and Luoyang-Zhangjiang railway go through Changsha from south to north; and Hangzhou-Zhuzhou, Hunan-Guizhou and Shimen-Changsha railway links east with west. Trains go from Changsha Railway Station to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanning and Harbin regularly.
Ticket Office at Railway Station: (86)731-84168900

 

Urban Traffic

The means of transportation in Changsha mainly include public buses and taxies. The fares for public buses range from RMB 1 yuan, RMB 2 yuan to RMB 3 yuan. The starting price for taxies is RMB 3 yuan, and they charge RMB 1.8 yuan per km.

 

Highway

National highways Nos. 319, 107 and 106 meet in the suburbs of Changsha, forming a highway network radiating to all directions of Hunan Province as well as the whole country. Changsha has three long-distance bus stations: East Bus Station, South Bus Station and West Bus Station. Long-distance buses leave Changsha for Guangzhou, Hefei, Nanchang, Xiamen, and main cities and almost all counties in Hunan every day.

Changsha East Bus Station: (86)731-84611731
Changsha West Bus Station: (86)731-82857676

Changsha South Bus Station: (86)731-85630507

 

Subway

Changsha Metro Line 2 runs through 3 east-west passenger hubs of Changsha (West Station of Changsha, Changsha Railway Station and Changsha South Railway Station) and 4 passenger flow collector-distributor centers (Yinwanzhen, Wuyi Square, Furong Square and Yuanjialing).

 

The underground line stretches as long as 22.262 kilometers, consisting of 19 stations, among which 6 are transfer stations. A total investment of 11.9 billion yuan has been injected in the project. It started its construction on September 28th, 2009 and began its trial run on December 30th, 2013, becoming the first metro line open to the traffic in Changsha.

 

Changsha metro adopts a mileage fragmentation valuation system, with the starting fare being priced at 2 yuan, which affords a 6-kilometer ride. For distances over 6 kilometers, a mileage cost that progressively increases in units of 1 yuan is added to the starting price. For distances between 6-16 kilometers, 1 yuan is added per 5 kilometers. For distances between 16-30 kilometers, 1 yuan is increased per 7 kilometers. For distances over 30 kilometers, 1 yuan is added per 9 kilometers.

 

Changsha metro adopts the "one passenger one ticket" policy. The metro card types include single ticket, pre-paid metro card, student metro card, and senior citizen metro card.