Yinchuan is the capital city of Ningxia Province, in Northwest China. How to get to Yinchuan? Although the location of Yinchuan is a bit remote in inland China, it is still convenient to travel to Yinchuan from other cities in mainland China. The city mass transportation is also convenient for citizens to travel around. Here are some tips about travel to Yinchuan and the transportation information.
There is an airport in Yinchuan. It is called Yinchuan Donghe Airport, just situated in Linhe Town of Yinchuan City. It is around 19 km from Yinchuan downtown. It takes around 40 minutes by taxi to the airport from downtown. It has already launched many air routes to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Taiyuan, Chongqing, Urumqi, ect.
There are airport shuttle bus between Yinchuan Donghe Airport and Yinchuan downtown.
Airport shuttle bus route 1 : Airport-Civil Aviation Building (Xigang Aviation Hotel)
The bus fare: about CNY20 per person.
♦ Depart from downtown at 06:30 in winter and spring; 06:20 in summer and autumn
♦ The bus departs from Civil Aviation Building 2 hours prior to the flight departure time
Airport shuttle bus route 2 : Wuzhong Hotel Air Ticket Office - Airport
The bus fare: about CNY35 per person
♦ Depart from downtown at 10:00 in the morning, 04:30 in the afternoon
♦ Check the departure time by calling +86 951 96111 and dial no “5”
Besides, tourists could choose to take taxi from airport to downtown of Yinchuan. It takes around 40 minutes and costs around CNY60 per way.
Yinchuan Railway Station is the only passenger railway station in Yinchuan. It is in the city center and was built in 1958.There are direct trains from Yinchuan to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Xining, Lanzhou, Hohhot, Baotou, ect cities. It only takes around 15 hours from Beijing to Yinchuan by train. It needs about 30 hours from Shanghai to Yinchuan and 10 hours from Lanzhou to Yinchuan. It makes the transportation to Yinchuan more convenient.
Tourists could take Bus No.1, No.11, No.45, No. 201 to Yinchuan Railway Station if you travel in Yinchuan.
There are 2 main long-distance bus stations inYinchuan, which have many buses from Yinchuan to Beijing, Shenyang, Shannxi, Inner Mongolia, Guansu, ect.
Besides, There is a Tourist Bus Station in Yinchuan, where tourists could take bus from Yinchuan to surrounding places and other places in Ningxia Province, such as Wuzhong, Zhongning, Lingwu, Zhongwei, Xiaoba, Qingtong Gorge, Shizuishan, ect. It makes tourist tour in Yinchuan and Ningxia more convenient and less costy.
♦ By bus
There are dozens of bus routes in Yinchuan city, between the old district of Yinchuan and new district of Yinchuan. Besides, there are also buses between YincBus Nohuan city and Yongning & Helan counties. What tourists should know is the last bus is often at 19:00 in Yinchuan. It is earlier than the buses in many other cities in China. If you travel by yourself and take bus as your transportation during your trip in Yinchuan, you should know this in advance.
Yinchuan Bus Company often launch 3 tourism line from April 20th to October 20th every year. The start stop for the 3 lines is Xinyue Square and the destinations are Xixia Imperial Tombs, Mt. Helan Cliff Painting and Zhenbeipu Film Studio. It is more helpful for tourists traveling in Yinchuan in high season.
|Bus No||Destination||Bus Fare||Timing|
|Line 1||Xixia Imperial Tombs||CNY8 per person per way||Weekday: one bus per day, depart at 09:00, back at 12:00,
Weekend: two buses per day, depart: 09:00, 13:30, back: 12:00, 17:00
|Line 2||Mt. Helan Cliff Painting, Suyukou, Guanzhongkou||To Guanzhongkou: CNY8 per person per way
To Suyukou: CNY10 per person per way
To Mt. Helan Cliff Painting: CNY15 per person per way
|Weekday: two buses per day, depart: 08:30, 09:30, back: 15:30, 16:30
Weekend: three buses per day, depart: 08:00, 08:30, 09:30, back: 15:00, 15:30, 16:30
|Line 3||Zhenbeibu Film Studio, Xixia Imperial Tombs||CNY10 per person per way||Depart: 09:00
Note: After this bus arrives at the film studio, it will drive as a shuttle bus between the film studion and Xixia Imperial Tombs. Departs from film studio at 11:00 and 14:00, back from Xixia Imperial Tomb at 12:00 and 15:00
♦ By taxi
The start price for taxi in Yinchuan is CNY7 for 3 km in the day time. After that, The price is CNY1.2-1.4 per km. The taxi fee is more expensive at night. The start price is CNY8.4 for 3.5 km. After that, the price is about 1.2 times of the price in the day time.
The work-to-home rush hour in Yinchuan is 18:00-19:00 in weekdays. Meanwhile, it is also the time for taxi driver to hand over to the night shift. Therefore, it is hard to take a taxi at this time.