Located in the Northwest China, Shenyang is the biggest transport hub in this area. Shenyang provides passengers with a convenient and fast transport service. The modern transport systems in Shenyang consist of aviation, railways and highways, etc.
Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (沈阳桃仙国际机场), the largest airport in the Northeast of China, is about 22 km away from the Shenyang downtown. Situated at the centre part of Liaoning Province, it services central city clusters including Shenyang, Fushun, Benxi, Liaoyang, Anshan, and Tieling. There is a feeder highway connecting Shenyang and Benxi directly.
The airport has more than 40 domestic air routes to most cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Sanya, Chengdu, Kumming, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Xi’an, etc. There are some planes to neighboring counties near the Northeast of China in Shenyang Taoxian International Airport. The airport has regional flights to Hong Kong and International flights to Pyongyang, Seoul, Qingzhou, Osaka, Zhahuang, Sapporo, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk and so on. Travelers can take a flight to Germany or France as well.
Airport Shuttle Buses
Passengers can go to the Aviation Ticket Center in Maluwan (No.117 Zhonghua Road), to take an airport shuttle bus. The journey to the airport lasts about 45 to 60 minutes with a ticket of 15 CNY. The shuttle buses run between 06:00 and 18:00 in the Aviation Ticket Centre of the downtown. The shuttle buses leave for the Waiting Hall in the airport in every 30 minutes.
Airport Ticket Centre: 024-23197188
Shenyang is the largest railway hub in the Northeast China. There are 2 railway stations, Shenyang Railway Station and Shenyang North Railway Station. Most long-distance trains depart from Shenyang North Railway Station. The Beijing-to- Harbin Railway and Beijing-to-Jilin Railway pass through the North Railway Station instead of Shenyang Railway Station.
There are a lot of buses running between these railway stations such as Bus No. 203,216,502 and 602.
Shenyang North Railway Station
Located in Beizhan Road in Shenhe District, Shenyang North Railway Station is the largest railway hub in the Northeast of China, and one of the five big railway hubs in China. The North Railway Station is the main railway station servicing the city. Built in 1990s, it is situated at the North of Shenyang Government Hall. There are railways to most cities in China such as Beijing, Dalian, Dandong, Guangzhou, Harbin, Jilin, Shanghai, Qinhuangdao, etc. The journey between Shenyang and Beijing is about 5 to 8 hours by train.
Bus service in North Railway Station
Travelers can go to Zhanqian Square to take a bus to the city center. There are 21 bus routes starting from the North Railway Station and one long-distance coach route there.
Shenyang Railway Station
Shenyang Railway Station, also called the Shenyang South Station, is located Taiyuan Street in Heping District. Most trains in Shenyang Railway Station go to the neighboring cities within Liaoning Province or the close regions.
Shenyang has a convenient and developed highway system. National Highway No.101, 102, 202, 304 meet in Shenyang City. The Shendai (Shenyang - Dalian) Highway, Jingshen (Beijing - Shenyang) Highway, Shenha (Shenyang - Harbin) Highway, Shenfu (Shenyang - Fushun) Highway, Shenben (Shenyang-Benxi) Highway pass through Shenyang as well. There are more than 10 coach stations in Shenyang. Shenyang coach stations have expresses to Beijing, Yingkou, Dalian, Changchun, Harbin, Anshan, Jinzhou, Fushun, Benxi, Dandong and so on.
Coach Station Locations
Shenyang Coach Station (沈阳长途客运总站):
Located in Chongshan Road in Huanggu District
Shenyang South Coach Station(沈阳长途客运南站):
Located in South Shengli Street in Heping District
Shenyang West Coach Station(沈阳长途客运西站):
Located in South Zhonggong Street, Tiexi District
Nanta Passenger and Freight Intermodal Station(南塔客货联运站):
Located in Nanta Street, Dongling District
Wu’ai Passenger and Freight Intermodal Station(五爱客货联运站):
Located in Wu’ai Market in Shenhe District
Liaoning Express Coach Station(辽宁省快速汽车客运站):
Located in No.120 Huigong Street, Shenhe District
Shenyang has a convenient and comprehensive city transport system consisting of buses, metro and taxies. Travelers can enjoy a pleasant journey with these traffic facilities.
There are more than 140 bus routes through Shenyang City. Most of the buses in Shenyang are automated collection buses with a ticket of 1 CNY.
The last buses in Shenyang stop running between 18:00 and 22:00 in the evening. Most of them don’t run after 19:00, and only a few buses keep working after 22:00. It is a good idea to check the time schedule of the last bus in the evening.
There are two Metro lines, Line 1 and Line 2, running through the whole city. Metro Line 1 (West-to-East) is in operation since 2010, and Metro Line 2 runs between the North and the South of the Shenyang downtown. The city has planned to finish building another 8 subways to service the city in 2020.
Most of the taxis in Shenyang are Santana and Jetta. The taxi fee starts at 8 CNY within 3 kilometers, then an additional charge of 1.82 CNY per kilometer, and it is 2.7 CNY per kilometer when it’s over 15 km during the daytime. In the evening, the basic price is 9 CNY for the first 3 kilometers and an extra 2 CNY for one kilometer. It is 2.94 CNY per kilometer after 15 km. The charge of the taxi with air condition in summer is the same to the taxi in the evening.
Tip: Make sure the meter is on when you take a taxi.