Although Yiwu is famous to the world, there’s no international flight that can arrive Yiwu directly. So when the importers come,  they will normally take the flight to Shanghai, Guangzhou, or Hangzhou first, then take another journey to Yiwu.

Here we will explain in detail about Yiwu transportation and how to get to Yiwu from Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, please enjoy reading.

Table of content

1. How to get to Yiwu from Guangzhou

2. How to get to Yiwu from Shanghai

3. How to Get to Yiwu from Hangzhou

4. How to go to the hotel/market from Yiwu Airport or Railway Station

Note: foreigners can only buy train tickets at ticket windows in Tickets Hall, they cannot book train tickets online or at the ticket machines in Tickets Hall.

There are three ways you can choose to take for your second journey: by air, by train, and by long-distance bus, and it’s very convenient to use your passport to buy tickets.

Note: foreigners can only buy train tickets at ticket windows in Tickets Hall, they cannot book train tickets online or at the ticket machines in Tickets Hall.
Here I will explain in detail about Yiwu transportation and how to get Yiwu from Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, please enjoy reading:

1. How to get to Yiwu from Guangzhou

When we talk about Yiuw transportation, there are following two ways to get to Yiwu from Guangzhou:

a. Get to Yiwu by Air

If you take your flight from your own country to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, then you can buy another air ticket from Guangzhou to Yiwu directly, thus you don’t have to take any other transportation. The trip from Guangzhou to Yiwu by air will take around 2 hours. That would be easy for you.

yiwu-flights

all flights from Guangzhou to Yiwu

b. Get to Yiwu by Bullet-Train.

If you want to spend some days in Guangzhou first, then come to Yiwu by train, that also works. In that way, you will have to arrive at Guangzhou South Station first from where you stayed, then buy a ticket for a bullet train to get to Yiwu.

The ticket price varies according to the class: the business class costs 2131RMB ( around $305), first-class cost 1110 RMB (around $159), and the second class cost 674.5 RMB (around $97).

The whole trip by train from Guangzhou to Yiwu is around 6.5 hours. Details as below picture shows.

Train ticket from Guangzhou South Station to Yiwu

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2. How to get to Yiwu from Shanghai

There are following two ways to get to Yiwu from Shanghai.

a. Get to Yiwu from Shanghai Pudong Airport by Bus

Shanghai is 300km away from Yiwu. If your flight is arriving at Shanghai Pudong airport, you can choose to take a bus to arrive in Yiwu, it’s very convenient for you. The bus station is on the second floor of the waiting hall, you can go there and buy a ticket with your passport, the ticket price is 180 RMB (around $26), then you will arrive at Yiwu wholesale market bus station (near District 5) after 4.5 hours.

b.Get to Yiwu from Shanghai Pudong airport by bullet-train

chinese high speed train

If you prefer taking the train to Yiwu from Pudong airport, firstly you need to take subway Line 2 to arrive at Hongqiao railway station (虹桥火车站 terminal station), then buy a bullet train ticket to Yiwu. The train leaves Shanghai every 10-30mins a day, and it only takes 1.5 hours to arrive.

get to Yiwu from Shanghai

The ticket price also varies from the classes: the business class costs 377.5RMB ( around $54), first-class cost 201.5RMB (around $29), and the second class cost 123RMB (around $18).

If your flight is landing at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, then you can walk directly from Hongqiao Airport to Hongqiao Railway Station and buy a train ticket to Yiwu.

3. How to Get to Yiwu from Hangzhou

Hangzhou is 100km away from Yiwu. If your international flight is arriving at Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport, then the best choice for you is to take a bus to Yiwu. It’s really convenient. The bus station is at the No.14 gate of the airport terminal, and it will take around 2 hours to arrive at Yiwu. You will also arrive at the bus station located in District 5 of the Yiwu wholesale market. The bus will depart from the airport every 40 minutes in the daytime, but in the evening, the interval of each bus becomes 1 hour till 21:30. The ticket price is 62RMB (around $9).

You can take the train also from Hangzhou to Yiwu, but you need to take subway Line 1 or take a bus from the Xiaoshan airport first to arrive at Hangzhou Dong Railway Station (杭州东站).

Then buy a bullet train ticket to Yiwu. Trains here to Yiwu starts off every 15-30 mins a day from 6:00 am to 22:30 pm.

Also with three different ticket prices: the business class cost 158 RMB (around $23), first-class cost 84 RMB (around $12), and the second class cost 50RMB (around $7.3).

Get to Yiwu from Hangzhou

Train ticket from Hangzhou to Yiwu

4. How to go to the hotel/market from Yiwu Airport or Railway Station

Yiwu Airport is a small dual-use military and civil airport which is around 5.5km far away from the center of Yiwu. The only way to go to Hotel or Market from here is by taking a taxi, and the taxi fee is around 50 RMB, which is around $7.5.

yiwu to guangzhou

PS: the taxi drivers waiting in the airport will not run the meter when you get on, because they usually give you a total price directly. So remember to bargain with them.

Yiwu Railway Station is located 9km northwest of the center of Yiwu. You’d better-taking a taxi to get to the hotel or the market as well. The taxi fee is around CNY 30 (the US $4.5), but remember to ask the taxi driver to use the meter before getting up.

If you already have friends or suppliers in Yiwu, you can ask them to pick you up, in case the taxi driver rips you off as you are foreigners.

Conclusion

Yiwu remains one of the big cities in china to which many different people from the world travel and visit it because of its large markets that meet their needs, and among these markets, the Yiwu international trade market for more details check more about this largest international market.