Last updated by meimeili at 2013-11-2
Yibin, the initial place of South Silk Road in ancient China, has emerged as the leading hub for water, highways, railways and air transport and the distribution of material and commodities in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. The region's natural waterways provide convenient transportation links with the surrounding area, and it is also closely connected to Chongqing and Chengdu by rail. Yibin is one of the six major harbors along the Yangtze River. The Neijiang-Kunming Railway runs right across the city to join with Chengdu-Chongqing Raiway. A second-grade local airport is operating lines to Beijing, Shanghai, Cantong, Chongqing, Chengdu and other big cities. Yibin is also crisscrossed by standard cement highways. A drive from Yibin to Chengdu or Chongqing will take only 4 hours after the high-grade Neijiang-Yibin Highway was completed.
There are 20 regular Flights weekly from Yibin to Beijing , Shanghai , Guangdong, Shenzhen ,Kunming and other big cities. It takes passengers 3 yuan to get to the airport from the center of Yibin city (Going by taxi will costs 25 yuan). The telephone number of the civil aviation booking office is 0831-8225555 (available 24 hours a day).
There is only one train station in Yibin, which is called Yibin Train Station. If you want to buy a berth ticket, you need to go to the station after 3 PM of the day and show your ID card. Of course you can buy the ticked 3 days in advance.
The address of Yibin Train Station: People’s Road in Yibin City.
The telephone number of the station: 0831-7812401
There are three second-level bus stations in Yibin, they are North Gate Bus Station, West Gate Bus Station and South Gate Bus Station respectively. If you have any questions about bus taking in Yibin, please inquire the Yibin Bus Station Inquiry Office or call 0831-2333724. The West Gate Bus Station is situated at No.89 Cuiping Road in Yibin, its inquiry office telephone number is 0831-8225859. The North Gate Bus Station is located on No. 18 North Playground in Yibin, its telephone number of the inquiry office is ：0831-8226000.
It’s very convenient to take a bus in Yibin, and bus runs frequently in the city. The prices of the buses range from 0.5 yuan to 2 yuan. There are mainly nine taxi companies operating 527 taxies in the city of Yibin and Yibin County. The starting price of the taxi ticket is just 3 yuan, and it costs 1.3 yuan per kilometer.
If you want to go to Yibin by ship, there are two stations you can go ashore, they are Hejiang Quay Station and South Shore Bridge Head Station. The telephone number of Hejiang Quay Station is 0831-8226615 and the one of the other station is 0831-233525.
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