- If you are getting to Yichang on your cruise check-in date and plan to take the complimentary cruise shuttle (operate between 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm) to Maoping Port, we suggest you arrive in Yichang before 4:00 pm.
How to get to Yichang for your 4 Nights upstream Yangtze River cruise? Yichang is the second-largest city in Hubei Province, also the gateway to the Three Gorges, with convenient flight and bullet train connections to most major cities in mainland China.
Get to Yichang: By Air
The Yichang airport – Sanxia Airport (YIH) is about 26 km from Yichang city center and 55km from the Three Gorges Dam. There are direct flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Kunming, Guiyang, Ningbo, Sanya and etc.
|From/To Yichang (YIH)||Distance (est.)||Flight Duration|
|Beijing (PEK)||1155km||est. 2h20m|
|Shanghai (PVG)||988km||est. 2h|
|Guangzhou (CAN)||814km||est. 1h30m|
|Shenzhen (SZX)||907km||est. 2h|
|Xi’an (XIY)||502km||est. 1h|
|Hangzhou (HGH)||861km||est. 1h30m|
|Ningbo (NGB)||964km||est. 2h|
|Qingdao (TAO)||1041km||est. 2h|
|Kunming (KMG)||1058km||est. 2h|
|Guiyang (KWE)||639km||est. 1h10m|
|Sanya (SYX)||1373km||est. 2h50m|
Get to Yichang: By Train
Yichang East Railway Station is the only railway station now in use in Yichang, and with easy connections to most major cities in China, you could take bullet trains or normal trains to Yichang from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Changsha, Qingdao and etc.
|Trains From/To Yichang||Train Distance||Train Duration|
|Hankou (Wuhan)||est. 287km||est. 1h40m-2h30m|
|Chongqing North||est. 553km||est. 4h|
|Changsha South||est. 690km||est. 4h|
|Nanjing South||est. 808km||est. 5h30m|
|Chengdu East||est. 857km||est. 6h40m|
|Xi’an||est. 865km||est. 11h30m (normal train)|
|Hangzhou East||est. 1064km||est. 6h30m|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||est. 1119km||est. 7h30m|
|Xiamen North||est. 1349km||est. 9h|
|Guangzhou South||est. 1397km||est. 6h40m-7h|
|Beijing West||est. 1426km||est. 6h40m|
|Shenzhen North||est. 1499km||est. 7h50m|
|Qingdao||est. 1626km||est. 9h30m|