Wuhan is really in the middle of China with its equidistant from Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangzhou. As one of the traffic hubs of China, the city is easy to reach both from abroad and domestic.
Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is the biggest in Central China, a modern first-grade airport in the Huangpi District of Wuhan. The distance to the city centre via the new express way is 18 kilometres and takes 20-25 minutes by car. There are several daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai. Every day, there is also a direct scheduled flight between Wuhan and Hongkong. The average of flights is 120 per day.
In Wuhan the national main north-south railway is crossing the busy Yangtse River and the lines Jing-Guang, Jing-Jiu, Wu-Da and Han-Dan intersect in Wuhan, which means that from here you can reach 25 provincial capitals in China by railway.
From December 26, 2009 the high speed train “Harmony Express” is running from Wuhan to Guangzhou, which has cut the travel time from 10½ hours to 3 hours.
This world´s fastest train service, called “Harmony Express” operates from Wuhan to Guangzhou, the capital of the southern Guangdong Province. The ticket price one way between Wuhan and Guangzhou is ¥490 in second class and ¥780 in first ($70 and $115 in U.S. currency). There is also a DeLuxe class on the CRH3C trains, a train model that is based on the German company Siemens’ Velaro high speed trains. Each day 21 passenger train services run each way between Wuhan and Guangzhou North. Two of them are nonstop.
This high-speed railway was constructed in 4½ years and cost US$ 17 bn. The Harmony Express has a top speed of 394 km. When the train ran the 968 kilometers (601 miles) for the first time the average speed was 350 km. The official name of the railway is Guangzhou High-Speed Railway, but is also known as the Wuguang Passenger Railway.
You can also reach Wuhan by boat – the city has lots of ferry lines that are go on daily trips as well as long distance trips from the city. Every year 5.6 million passengers use this mean of transportation.
There are several major highways that lead to Wuhan and extend in all directions. The national highways 106, 107, 316 and 318 go to nine major cities. These highways are also directly linked up to 15 provincial highways and 39 county and village highways. At present, the daily passing through ability reaches 85 thousand.