Transport in Wenzhou
Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (IATA: WNZ) is located in Longwan District, about 22km southeast of the downtown Wenzhou. Currently, the airport mainly handles flights to most major cities in China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Kunming, Xi’an, Wuhan, Tianjin, and Hong Kong etc. After the completion of the new terminal, the airport has started running some international flights to Bangkok of Thailand, Da Nang of Vietnam, Jeju of Korea and Rome of Italy etc, but mostly charter flights for tourist groups. For the airport transit, there are airport shuttles between Wenzhou Longwan International Airport and the downtown Wenzhou (Minhang Road 民航路), the fare of which is 15 Yuan. Besides, airport buses are also available for passengers who are leaving for surrounding areas like Lishui City, Taizhou City, Wenling City, Cangnan, Rui’an and Yueqing etc.
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Wenzhou South Railway Station (温州火车南站) sits in the suburban Panqiao Sub-District (潘桥街道), Ouhai District in the western Wenzhou. Passengers can take high-speed bullet trains at Wenzhou South Railway Station to Lishui, Yiwu, Jinhua, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Shaoxing, Yandang Mountain and Taizhou etc through Yongtaiwen Line, Jinwen Line and Wenfu Line.
For accurate and updated bullet train information of Wenzhou, we would like to suggest a third party site to help with your train search, please visit www.ctrip.com to find your train. (Please be kindly noted that Wenzhou has two train stations currently. For the high-speed trains, you need to select "Wenzhou South" as the train station name.)
Built in 1998, Wenzhou Railway Station is the terminal station of Wenzhou’s first railway line, connecting Wenzhou and Jinhua. The station, located in the north of the downtown Wenzhou, runs normal speed trains to various destinations in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Guiyang, Jinhua, Hankou and Nanchang etc.
The flag-down price for a taxi ride in Wenzhou is 11 Yuan within 3.5 km with the total fare rated by a taximeter. After the initial distance of 3.5 km is travelled, an additional unit fare for each travelled kilometer will be calculated and added to the flag-down price. The unit price for each additional kilometer is 2.5 Yuan. Meanwhile, every period of 2.5 minutes’ waiting time will convert into 0.5 travelled kilometer and charged by the meter.
Highways offer a fast and convenient way to travel to and from Wenzhou. At present, there are three major national highways running through Wenzhou, including Ningbo-Taizhou-Wenzhou Highway, Jinhua-Lishui-Wenzhou Highway, and Zhuji-Yongjia Highway. These highway networks connect travellers to destinations within the area of Wenzhou, like Rui’an, Yueqing, Cangnan, Pingyang and Taishun etc, as well as various cities, including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Lishui, Taizhou, Fuzhou, Suzhou and Shaoxing etc. There are four toll gates for cars to enter the downtown Wenzhou through highways, respectively Wenzhou South Toll Gate, Wenzhou East Toll Gate and Wenzhou West Toll Gate and Wenzhou Louqiao Toll Gate.
Wenzhou launched the service of public bicycle sharing on September 22, 2012. Since then, public bicycles have been an indispensable transportation in the daily life of many Wenzhou people. Those orange bicycles in Wenzhou are becoming more and more popular among Wenzhou people to be a great alternative to private cars or pubic transportations for reducing traffic congestion, noise and air pollution.
As of the end of 2015, there are 22,018 pubic bicycles available in the urban area of Wenzhou with 738 bike sharing stations in total. The bicycle sharing system has covered all four districts in Wenzhou, including Lucheng District, Ouhai District, Longwan District and Dongtou District, and most stations are able to offer around-the-clock services.
In Wenzhou, public buses are a major and convenient transportation in people’s daily life besides private cars. They can get you to most places of the city and even some remote towns and villages outside the downtown area. Wenzhou’s buses are well-equipped with air-conditioners. Most buses are of self-service ticketing at a fare of 2 Yuan and no change is provided.
BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) is a bus-based mass transit system combining the capacity and speed of RRT (Rapid Rail Transit) with the flexibility, lower cost and simplicity of NBT (Normal Bus Transit) and sometimes described as “surface subway”. Wenzhou BRT Line 1, the first BRT line built in the city of Wenzhou, was put into operation in December, 2015. Wenzhou BRT Line 1 starts at Shuangyu Coach Station and ends at Wenzhou Railway Station, running along Jiangwan Road, Disuo Road, Fushida Road, Baili Road, Jiangbin Road and Chezhan Avenue in the downtown area of Wenzhou at a speed of 25 km / hour.
There are mainly four coach stations in Wenzhou running long-distance buses to different places in China, including major towns in Yueqing, Rui’an, Cangnan, Wencheng, Taishun, Pingyang and Dongtou within the area of Wenzhou as well as other cities like Lishui, Taizhou, Xiamen, Ningbo, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shaoxing etc out of Wenzhou.
@ Wenzhou Shuangyu Passenger Transport Center (温州双屿客运中心)
@ Wenzhou South Coach Station (温州汽车南站)
@ Wenzhou Xincheng Passenger Transport (温州新城客运中心)
@ Wenzhou Passenger Transport Center (温州客运中心)