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Shenyang Transportation

Upon Arrival in Shenyang

Shenyang Taoxian International Airport

Shenyang is northeast China’s main transportation hub and home to the largest airport in the region. (Shenyang Taoxian International Airport) The airport is connected by several major speedways which makes the transportation rather convenient. Currently, the airport has two terminal buildings, T1 and T2. In the near future, another terminal building T3 and a runway will start to be constructed. Nowadays, there are 70 domestic air lines and 35 international air lines operating in Shenyang Taoxian International Airport. Some of the destinations are very famous tourism sites, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Harbin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Seoul, Osaka and Tokyo.

T1: Spring Airlines (9C)

T2: Sichuan Airlines (3U), Northeast Airlines (NS), China Southern Airlines (CZ), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Hainan Airlines (HU), Air China (CA), United Airlines (UA), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Lucky Air (8L), Hainan Airlines(HU), Grand China Airlines (CN), JuneYao Airlines( HO), Xiamen Airlines (MF) and so on.

Brazilian Football Star Ronaldinho at Shenyang Taoxian International Airport

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By Airport shuttle bus

The airport shuttle buses are in operation with two main routes. The first route starts from Maluwan CAAC tickets office via Beifang Hangkong Cheng and end in the Shenyang airport. You can take the bus during 6 a.m. to 7 p.m on hourly basis. The other route is opposite which starts from the airport and end at the Maluwan CAAC tickets office. This kind of shuttle bus is available from the first flight to the last one. Both routes of shuttle bus will take you 40 min with the ticket fare amount to 15 RMB.

SICAS Reminder:

1. Shenyang Railway Station is located close to Maluwan CAAC Tickets Office. It takes about 20 minutes to walk between them, or 10 minutes by city-bus 237.
2. From Shenyang Airport, it takes about 40 minutes and CNY80 to Shenyang Railway Station by taxi. It takes about 50 minutes and CNY110 to Shenyang North Railway Station by taxi.

By taxi

From Shenyang Airport, it takes about 40 minutes and RMB 80 to Shenyang Railway Station by taxi. It takes about 50 minutes and RMB 110 to Shenyang North Railway Station by taxi.

It is reported that there are around 190 taxi companies in Shenyang at present, with more than 16,000 taxies in operation in the city. The fares are on the basis of distance traveled which shows slight differences depending on the size of the taxi. The current brands of taxies in Shenyang include Jetta, Santana, Zhonghua, and except those air-conditioned ones (8 RMB for the first three kilos), the normal price for a taxi is 7 RMB for the first three kilometers. An additional charge of 1 RMB for every 600 meters is charged for both air conditioned and non-air conditioned taxies. Besides, you need pay for the ‘highway service charge’ if taxi driver use highway.

Daily Transportation Guide


Hybrid power bus running in Shenyang

Shenyang has an extensive bus system with more than 3,000 city buses running on over 140 lines for local communication. You can arrive at almost any place in Shenhe District, Huanggu, Tiexi, Heping and Dadong Districts by taking a city bus. The ticket fare is 1 RMB for big city buses while the ticket fare for mini-buses depends on the number of stops you have to take.

By subway

A female attendant on Shenyang subway

The subway line 1 of Shenyang has been put into use since September 27th, 2010. The line 1 consists of 22 stops with a 27.8 km journey from west Shenyang to the east part. The line 2 running North-South is currently under construction and is going to be put into use in 2012. The ticket fare is between 2-4 RMB depending on the distance.

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Major long-distance bus stations in Shenyang:

Shenyang General Long-distance Bus Station: Chongshan Lu, Huanggu District
Shenyang South Long-distance Bus Station: Shengli Nanjie, Heping District|
Shenyang West Long-distance Bus Station: Zhonggong Nanjie, Tiexi District

Railway system

As the most import traffic hub in northern China, Shenyang boast well-developed railway system. There are two main stations in the city. One is located on the division line of Heping District and Tiexi New District which is called Shenyang Train Station or South Shenyang Train Station. The other lies on the boundary line of Shenhe District and Huanggutun District which is named North Shenyang Railway Station. In general, trains starts from South Station reach cities within or near Liaoning Province while the North Station serves most long distance traveler who wants to go to cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and so on. The excellent railway network connects Shenyang to China’s major cities including a high-speed train to Beijing which takes only 4 hours. What’s more, No.203, 216, 502, 602, etc. city buses can bridge the two stations for your convenience.

Times Needed to Travel to Some Major Cities from Shenyang

North Train Station (Shenyang Bei Zhan) at Beizhan Lu

• Beijing - takes about 8 hours (or if you are lucky to get a ticket for the new fast train ‘D Train’, about 4 hours)
• Dalian - takes about 6 hours (express trains take 3 - 4 hours)
• Dandong - takes about 5 hours
• Guangzhou - takes about 30-48 hours
• Harbin - takes about 7 hours
• Jilin - takes about 6-9 hours
• Shanghai - takes about 27-34 hours
• Tianjin - takes about 10-14 hours
• Qinhuangdao - takes about 5-6 hours

South Train Station (Shenyang Huoche Zhan) at Shengli Beijie

• Baihe via Songjianghe - takes about 9 hours
• Beijing - takes about 8-10 hours
• Changchun - takes about 4 hours
• Dalian - takes about 5 hours
• Dandong - takes about 4 hours
• Harbin - takes about 7 hours
• Jilin - takes about 7 hours
• Tianjin - takes about 9 hours
• Tonghua - takes about 7 hours
• Tumen - takes about 16 hours

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