Ningbo Travel Guide

Flights, Train & Cruise

By train
Ningbo Railway Station
Ningbodong Railway Station
Zhuangqiao Railway Station

Can be found downtown and most hotels are a short taxi ride away. Trying to get a taxi outside the station is virtually impossible. The tickets office is open from 6:15AM-7:45PM to the right side of the station.

From Hangzhou
Hangzhou Railway Station 杭州火车站 is located in Shangcheng District, Hangzhou.

About 10 "D" trains (fast trains, or 动车) run from Hangzhou South Station in Xiaoshan to Ningbo daily, and take about an hour and a half. An additional 10 trains run from Hangzhou Station (the "City Station," or 城站) to Ningbo daily and average slightly longer travel times. Perhaps another dozen "K" and "Z" trains travel to Ningo from Hangzhou South Station and Hangzhou Station daily, taking as long as 4 1/2 hours.

From Shanghai
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 上海虹桥站 is the main high-speed railway station in Shanghai. It is on metro line 2. There are frequent high-speed trains to Ningbo, and onward via Wenzhou, Fuzhou, Xiamen and Shantou all the way to Shenzhen.
Shanghai South Station 上海南站 is located in Xuhui District. Slower trains leave here.

All trains from Shanghai to Ningbo go through Hangzhou.

By bus
Ningbo South Bus Station408 Mauan Rd 408Phone: +86 0574 8713-0582Hours: 5:20AM-8PM
From Shanghai/Hangzhou

It takes about 2.5 hours using the Hangzhou Bay Bridge. Travelling via Hanghzou, it takes about 4 hours.

If you stay a night in the Sheraton in Shanghai you can make use of their free luxury coach service to bring you to the Sheraton in Ningbo.

By air
Ningbo Lishe Airport (宁波栎社机场 ), +86 0574 8742-7888.

Downtown Ningbo is about a 20 min drive spanning 11 km (6.8 mi). The taxi fare is ¥45-60. Alternatively a shuttle bus (¥10) runs every hour until 6:20PM and stops at the South Ningbo Railway Station.

Ningbo Lische Airport has flights arriving from: to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Xi'an, Xiamen, Nanchang, Haikou, Shantou, Shenzhen, Changsha, Nanjing, Kunming, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Zhuhai, Hefei, Guilin, Chongqin, Dalian, Qingdao, Wuhan, Fuzhou, Harbin, Urumchi, Fukuoka (Japan), Incheon (Korea), Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong, Macao, Kaohsiung (Taiwan).

The main international hub for the region is Pudong Airport in Shanghai; there are direct buses to Ningbo. The closest major airport to Ningbo is Hangzhou; the most convenient is probably Shanghai Hongqiao since it is located next to Hongqiao Railway Station which has fast trains to Ningbo. Either of those has many domestic flights and some international connections.

source: Wikivoyage

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