Huangshan City is located in southern Anhui province in eastern China. It is named after Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area. There are many ways for tourists to reach Huangshan City: by Flight, Train, or Bus.
Flight is the most recommended way to travel to Huangshan.
Flight is the most efficient way to travel to Huangshan. Cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guanghou, Shenzhen, Hefei, Xiamen, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Haikou, Tianjin, Qingdao, Changsha Dalian, Taiyuan, Fuzhou, Wuhan has direct flights to Huangshan. But the flight schedule would be a little different from tourist high season to tourist off season. You should check the flight schedule first before you plan you tour to Huangshan. It is usually suggested to fly to Huangshan from Shanghai, which takes less cost and time. It only takes about 1 hour from Shanghai to Huangshan by air.
The main cities like Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Jingdezhen, Fuzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai, Kunming, etc have direct trains to Huangshan. But it takes too much time on the way if you take trains to travel to Huangshan before. It is better now with the opening of the high speed train between Shanghai and Huangshan, which makes the transportation is more comfortable and convenient for traveling to Mt. Huangshan. The high speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥火车站) at about 08:27 in the morning. It arrives at Huangshan North Railway Station at about 13:13. It takes about 5 hours on the train and costs about CNY304 per person. It is one the more comfortable way second to flight.
If you choose to travel by bus, it is suggested to depart from nearby cities like Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, etc. It takes about 6 hours from Shanghai to Huanghshan and 3 hours from Hangzhou.
The nearest big cities to Huangshan is Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing. It is suggested to travel from those places as the transport is much more convenient with flight, trains or bus.
Tourists can travel from Shanghai to Huangshan by flight, train or bus. The highly recommended way is by flights. There is one flight from Shanghai to Huangshan every day. It departs from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and takes about 1 hour.
There are two trains from Shnaghai to Huangshan every day (K782 and K 8418). And they takes about 12 hours for one way journey. They departs from Shanghai Railway Station.
Besides, as what we mentioned in the above, there is a high speed train every day from Shanghai to Huangshan. The train No is G1509 (0827/1313).
The long-distance bus terminals in Shanghai have coaches leaving for Huangshan every day.day.
There is no flight from Huangshan. The only way is to take long-distance coach or car rental from travel agency. It cost about 3 hours for one-way trip from Hangzhou to Huangshan, much nearer than from Shanghai.
Besides, the high speed train from Shanghai to Huangshan will have 2 minutes stop at Hangzhou East Railway Station (杭州火车东站). Therefore, tourists can also take high speed train to Huangshan, which will need about 3 hours on the train.
Tourists can travel from Nanjing to Huangshan by train, bus or car rental. There are about 7 trains every day between Nanjing and Huangshan cities. It takes 6 to 7 hours for one way trip by train.
There are a couple of buses leaving for Huangshan every day from Nanjing Bus Terminal. They depart from early morning to late afternoon. It takes about 5 hours.
The foot of the mountains is linked by rail and by air to Shanghai, and is also accessible from cities such as Hangzhou and Wuhu
The main entrance to Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area is the southern one near Tangkou Town. However it is some distance from here to the paths on the mountain. You cannot enter by taxi: only the tourist shuttle buses are allowed into the scenic area. Buses depart about every 20 minutes, cost RMB 19 and take around 20 minutes. You can walk in, but it is better to save your energy for climbing the mountain. Shuttle buses go from Tangkou to either Mercy Light Temple for the Yuping Cable Car (aka Jade Screen Cable Car) or to Yungu Cable Car (aka Cloud Valley Cable Car). From the lower cable car stations you can either walk to the top or take the cable car. Cable car tickets can generally be purchased 6:30 am to 4:30 pm but hours may be extended occasionally, especially in tourist peak season. There is also an entrance and cable car in the north at Taiping from Songgu Nunnery near the bottom of the valley up to Purple Cloud Peak. It is recommended to stay one night on the mountain, in a hotel or camp. Sunrise in the top of the mountain is quite beautiful.