Yan’an is located in the north of Shanxi province, connecting eastern Shanxi with western Gansu province. Yan’an is a historical city, regarded as the birth place of Chinese revolution since it was the center of the Chinese Communist revolution from 1936 to 1948.
By air:Yan'an Ershilipu Airport (IATA: ENY, ICAO: ZLYA)
Yan'an Ershilipu Airport both serve military and public, built in 1958.At present, Yan'an Ershilipu Airport has opened five domestic flights, that’s Yan’an-Beijing,Yan’an-Xi;an,Yan’an-Shanghai,Yan’an-Chongqin,Yan’an-Guangzhou.Nearly 70 flights arrive per week. As the increase of flights, it not only meets the demand of travelers, but also stimulates the economics of Yan’an.
How to get there: airbus (CNY5), public bus No.5 (CNY2)
By train: Yan'an Railway Station
Yan'an Railway Station is located at located at Qili Pu, near the city center. It was first built in1992 and expanded. As an important junction of Baotou-Xi’an railway, it enables travelers visit most of the major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Tianjin. By the way, if you take “T train” to visit Beijing, which have 'T' before the trains' number, (meaning fast trains).it just cost you about 17 hours to arrive there.
How to get there: public buses No 1, 3, 9, 11, 12, 18, 22
By Long-distance Bus: Yan’an Bus Station and Yan’an Southern Bus Station
There are two long-distance bus stations in Yan’an. The Yan’an Bus Station is located at Dongguan Street in the urban area. From this station, buses depart daily for many cities including: Xi’an, Yulin, Xianyang, Baoji, Lanzhou, Beijing, Taiyuan.The other one, Yan’an Southern Bus Station in the north of the railway station, roughly 300 meters far from it. Buses here daily depart for other cities, such as Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, Yinchuan and Hohhot.
How to get there: For Yan’an Bus Station, public bus No.4,.6 and 19 can reach there. For more detailed information, you can dial (0911)2112531 for service.
For Yan’an Southern Bus Station, public bus No3, 9, 11, 18,22, can reach there. For more detailed information, you can dial (0911)2491167 for service.
City-bus remains the cheapest way for travelers to visit attractions in Yan’an. The city-bus network almost covers the main attractions of Yan’an, but the fee is according to the distance.
Here is a list on the bus routes to some of the main attractions:
Wangjia Ping Site: No.1, 3
Yangjialing Site: No.1, 3
Date Garden: No.3, 13
Pagoda Hill: No.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19
Fenghuang Hill: No. 2, 3, 4, 12, 19
Qingliang Hill: No. 1, 4, 5, 6, 11, 19
Wanhua Hill: No. 10