Anhui is located in the eastern part of China. It is an integral part of the country’s most economically dynamic region—the Yangtze River Delta. It is about 570 km from south to north and 450 km from east to west, covering an area of 140.1 thousand square kilometers, about 1.45 percent of the total area of the country. By the end of 2018, the total number of permanent residents in Anhui was 63.236 million.
How to get to Anhui
l Flying to Anhui Check flight information
Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
Located on the outskirts of Hefei, capital city of Anhui, in the central region of the province.
Huangshan Tunxi International Airport
Located in Tunxi, the seat of Huangshan City, about a one-hour drive from the world renowned Mount. Huangshan.
Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport
Located in Guichi, the seat of Chizhou City, about 20 kilometers away from the world renowned Mount. Jiuhua.
l Rail connections
By high-speed railway, it only takes 1 hour from Hefei to Nanjing, capital city of Jiangsu Province, two hours to Wuhan, capital city of Hubei Province, three hours to Shanghai and four hours to Beijing. Check train timetable here. You can dial 12306, log on the official website of the Customer Service Center of China Railway Corporation or go to the nearest train ticket agency to buy a ticket.
How to hit the tracks in China
1. Buy tickets at station windows.
If you can't work out which window to go to, make for the one with the longest line. Remember to take your passport.
2. China Railway's booking website, 12306.cn.
The most popular and convenient way to buy rail tickets in China. The site does not have an English-language version.
3. Other travel websites.
Some sites, including Qunar.com, travalchinaguide.com and the Ctrip site provide English-language services for ticket searches and reservations. Any purchases other than those made through China Railway come with certain risks.
4. Local travel agencies.
Booths and windows with signs saying huo che piao (train tickets) can be seen on the streets in most cities. They are usually run by small travel agencies. Buying tickets generally incurs a fee of between 5 and 10 yuan($1.5). (Source: www.chinadaily.com.cn)
l Road Connection
It's also very convenient to travel to Anhui from neighboring provinces such as Shandong, Henan, Jiangsu, Hubei, Zhejiang, Jiangxi through trans-provincial expressways. Inter-city bus is the best choice for individual tourists to travel around Anhui. You can log on the online booking system of Hefei Bus Service to search and buy bus tickets from Hefei to other cities.