Getting there & away
Wǔhàn has several long-distance bus stations. The main long-distance bus station (chángtú qìchēzhàn; 8572 5507; Jiefang Dadao) is in Hànkǒu, between Xinhua Lu and Jianghan Beilu, with regular daily departures to Nánchāng (Y106, seven hours), Yíchāng (Y116, three to four hours), Jiǔjiāng (Y71), Xiāngfán (Y80 to Y90) and other destinations.
Destinations from Wuhan Port long-distance bus station (Wǔhàn Gǎng chángtú qìchēzhàn) include Yíchāng (Y90, three to four hours, regular), Jiǔjiāng (Y55, three daily), Nánjīng (Y192, nine hours, three daily) and Shànghǎi (Y268, 12 hours, four daily).
In Wǔchāng, the Fujiapo long-distance bus station (Fùjiāpō qìchē kèyùnzhàn; 8727 4817) has buses to Yíchāng (Y70 to Y125, three to four hours, every half hour from 6.40am to 8pm), Xiāngfán (Y90, 4½ hours, regular), Wànzhōu (Y180, 18 hours, once daily), Nánjīng (Y192, 9½ hours, once daily), Shànghǎi (Y305, 12 hours, once daily) and Zhāngjiājiè (Y145, 11 hours, once daily). The Hongji long-distance bus station (8807 4048), 200m north of Wuchang train station, has buses going pretty much everywhere, including Shíyàn (Y140, seven hours, regular), Xiāngfán (Y93, regular), Yíchāng (Y71, four hours, regular), Zhāngjiājiè (Y146, 13 hours, once daily), Nánjīng (Y193, nine hours, regular) and Shànghǎi (Y306, 12 hours, once daily).
Wǔhàn is on the main line between Běijīng and Guǎngzhōu; express trains to Kūnmíng, Xī’ān, Hong Kong (Kowloon; and Lánzhōu run via the city. Trains to major destinations depart from either the Hànkǒu or Wǔchāng train stations. Trains to Shànghǎi leave from the Wǔchāng station. At Hànkǒu station, hard and soft sleepers must be booked in the small ticket office between the waiting hall and the main ticket office.
There is also a train ticket office in Hànkǒu adjacent to the long-distance bus station.
Tickets for trains originating from Wǔchāng must be purchased at the Wǔchāng station rather than the Hànkǒu station. You can also book tickets at the Wǔchāng bus stations.
There are daily boats to Chóngqìng from the Wuhan Ferry Terminal; boats to other destinations have largely given way to mushrooming air and bus transportation.
Tianhe International Airport (8581 8888) is 30km northwest of town. The ticket office of the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China; Zhōngguó Mínháng; 1089 Jiefang Dadao) is in Hànkǒu, or simply book from the CAAC office in the Swiss-belhotel on the Park or China Southern Airlines (Zhōngguó Nánfāng Hángkōng Gōngsī; 8361 1756; 1 Hankong Lu). Major daily flights include Běijīng (Y1080), Guǎngzhōu (Y930), Shànghǎi (Y700) and Xī’ān (Y690). Daily international flights go to Hong Kong (Y1850), and less regular ones to Bangkok, Fukuoka and Macau.