How to Get to Huangshan

As one of the most visited tourist cities of China, Huangshan is very well connected and easily accessible from all corners of the world. For the international travelers, they can fly to some major cities (such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen), where they can find direct flight or high speed train to Huangshan.

Travelling By plane

Huangshan Tunxi International Airport (黄山屯溪国际机场, TXN IATA). The nearest domestic airport is at Tunxi (Tunxi District), about an hour's drive from the base of the mountain. The flights between Shanghai and Huangshan were cancled after the Huangshan North Railway Station was opened in 2015. Tourists can take flight to Huangshan from other major cities, such as Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shengzhen, Taipei, Xi'an. Taxis from the airport to Laojie (Tunxi Ancient Street) in downtown Tunxi should be ¥30 - 40 but are notorious for asking much higher prices and refusing to run the meter. If you bargain at the airport be prepared for rejections and delays until all other fellow passengers are gone.

Travelling By train

Huangshan City has two rail stations: Huangshan North Railway Station and Huangshan Railway Station. Each is also served by numerous bus and taxi.

Huangshan North Railway Station (黄山北站). The nearest station is Huangshan North Railway Station, opened in 2015, with high-speed trains to Beijing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Nanchang, Qingdao, Shanghai and other cities in eastern China. This station is expected to rapidly become a hub, with lines radiating out in several directions.

Huangshan Railway Station (黄山站). In the town of Tunxi (Huangshan City), this station serves sleeper trains arriving from many major cities in eastern China. There is an overnight train from Shanghai via Suzhou and Nanjing that takes about 11 hours, which is longer than a direct bus, but it does save a night at a hotel, so it is a popular option. It arrives around 07:00, giving you all day to visit the mountain. The return trip has similar timing.

Travelling By bus

There are a number of affordable, convenient bus lines that travel to Mount Huangshan from Shanghai and Hangzhou. The buses from Hangzhou run either to Huangshan City (nearly two hours away) or direct to Tangkou (Tangkou Town) at the mountain's tourist distribution center. The buses to Tangkou are less regular, but easy to catch if you phone up the bus station and get a timetable. Buses back from Tangkou leave mid-afternoon, but are closely spaced such that the second bus is usually empty. In these circumstances, the first bus may "break down" in Tunxi until the second bus catches up.

Travelling By Car

Use Gaode Maps app for driving directions to Huangshan. Also, make sure you know where to park: you may want to use the app to find and compare parking spots and locations. However, we don't recommend this option as it is quite pricey and getting around Huangshan by car is extremely expensive and stressful.