Changde Transportation

Changde City is a transport hub, an energy-production base, and cultural center in the northwest of the province.With good infrastructure facilities, Changde has railways, an expressway, airport, water transportation, customs and commercial inspection facilities. It is also one of the major central cities receiving special attention from the provincial government.

By Air
Changde has its own airport, Changde Taohuayuan Airport. It is located in the southwest of Changde City and is only about 12.2 kilometers away from the city center. It has flights from Changde to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu,Kunming, Haikou and other cities in China.
Changde Taohuayuan Airport is an airport in Changde, a city in the Hunan province of China.
Address: 斗姆湖镇桃花源路, Dingcheng, Changde, Hunan, China
Code: CGD
Province: Hunan
Phone: +86 736 723 8866

By Train
Two major railways, the Zhicheng-Linzhou Railway and the Shimen-Changsha Railway, pass through Changde City connecting to the Jiaozuo-Zhicheng Railway and the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway.
The Shimen-Changsha Railway was opened in 998 and it goes through Changde City.
Changde Railway Station, the major train station in Chngade, is located in the north of Changde City, and it about 74 kilometers away from Shimen County. The railway provides services from Changde to many cities of China.

By Bus
Highways in Changde extend in all directions. National Highways 319 and 207 run through the city from east to west; Changsha-Changde Expressway has come into use; Changde-Jishou (Guizhou Province) are available now; the construction of Changde-Zhangjiajie Expressway is under full swing; and Changde-Jinzhou, Changde-Yueyang and Changde-Shaoyang Highays are under construction.Highways from Changde reach Changsha, Xiangtan, Zhangjiajie and other cities in Hunan Province and Shanghai, Xi'an, Shantou, Wenzhou, Wuchang, Luoyang, Guilin and Nanling.

There are four bus stations in Changde City.
Changde General Bus Station 
The Central Bus Station where you can take buses to Changsha, Shimen and many other cities.
Address:Nanping Road, Wuling District, Changde
Tele: (86)0736- 7811165

Changde South Bus Station  
The South Bus Station where there has buses to Taohuayuan and other attractions.
Address: Wuling Town, Dingcheng District, Changde
Tele: (0736)7355555  

Changde North Bus Station
The North Bus Station where there are buses to Zhangjiajie and other destinations.
Address: Wuling District, Changde
Tele: (86) 0736-7222771, 7253434

By Water
There is navigable waterway channel between Yueyang and Changde. Tourists can reach Changde from Yueyang by ship.
Yuan River and Li River pass through Changde and Changde therefore enjoy an advantage in waterway. Changde boasts Changde Port, the second largest port of Hunan Province, which is designed to have an annual capacity of 1.2 million ton of bulk cargo and an annual capacity of 20 thousand containers. It possesses 10 cranes of different sizes with the maximum crane capacity of 40 ton. In Changde, there are 36 docks along the Yuan and Li Rivers with a total capacity of 10 million tons per year. Both passenger and freight ships can now sail directly to the Dongting Lake and the Yangtze River from Changede.

Intercity transportation
Changde also has ultra convenient intercity transportation. Despite the convenient intercity buses and taxi services, Changde also promote public bike service that there are decades of rental stations for renting a bicycle around the city. What's more, Changde has built the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system which has provoked the public transportation of Changde in a great extent.

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