Airport Code: SJW
Location: Zhengding County, about 30km (19 miles) northeast to Shijiazhuang City
Brief Intro: Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport was put into service in 1995 as the largest civil airport in Hebei Province. Zhengding International now serves 44 air routes to more than 30 domestic and international cities, including four routes to Russia. The airport is currently being expanded to ensure it will be capable of being an alternate airport to Beijing Capital International Airport for the Olympics in 2008.
From the airport to the urban area, Shijiazhuang:
In the airport, shuttle bus is available when each flight arrives. The bus will bring you to the CAAC Hotel in Shijiazhuang City. The fare is CNY20 per person and it would take between 30~50 minutes.
Address: No.473, Zhongshan Road (East), Shijiazhuang City
Bus Routes: No.5
From the urban area, Shijiazhuang to the airport
In the CAAC Hotel, shuttle buses start 2 hours before the flights. The fare is CNY20 per person and it would take between 30~50 minutes driving. Taxi is also an efficient choice, but the fare is very expensive. It would cost about CNY100 for you to get to the airport by taxi from the urban area.
Shijiazhuang Airport has the 'City Terminal' in the Meidong International Building (Address: No.16, Guang'an Dajie, Shijiazhuang City). Passengers can buy their tickets and check-in here, and then take the shuttle bus from there directly to the airport. Shuttle buses here also leave 2 hours before the flight departure.
Shuttles between the airport and Baoding City, Hebei Province:
In the airport, buses to and from Baoding City are available. Buses leave Baoding at 07:30 from the Baoding Ticket Office (Address: Huanxi Beiyan, Baoding City) and the returning bus leaves the airport at 20:30 from the terminal building.
Ticket Office of the airport
Address: 2nd Floor of the Terminal Building
Ticket Booking: 96360 (for 24 hours)
Ticket Office in Shijiazhuang City
Address: No.471, Zhongshan Road (East), Shijiazhuang City
Shijiazhuang Railway Station is situated in the cross of Zhanqian Street and Zhongshan Road. 29 bus routes such as Bus No.1, 3, 5, 8 and 14, service the railway station. Trains from this station connect Shijiazhuang with more than 50 cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Taiyuan, Xian, Guangzhou, Lhasa, Kunming and Guilin.
Only one train starting from Shijiazhuang is bound for Shanghai, and it takes about 18 hours. From Shijiazhuang to Beijing is quite convenient for there are four pairs of intercity multiple unit trains between Beijing and Shijiazhuang: D565/D566, D570/D571, D572/D573, and D574/D575 (Trains on the left of the '/' are from Shijiazhuang to Beijing and on the right from Beijing to Shijiazhuang). The fastest one only takes 2 hours to run a single trip. It charges CNY103 or CNY86 according the class of the train. Besides, the other two pairs T576/T575, T578/T577 are also available but they are a bit slower for the single trip and take over 2.5 hours.
By Long-distance Bus
There are over ten long-distance bus stations scattered over Shijiazhuang City. Here are the main two and their details information:
Shijiazhuang Passenger Transport Station lies in No.81 Zhanqian Street of Shijiazhuang City, which stands to the south of Shijiazhuang Railway Station. Here, buses connect Shijiazhuang with cities inside Hebei Province, such as Baoding and Qinhuangdao as well as cities outsides Hebei like Shanghai and Beijing. Shijiazhuang Passenger Transport Station can be reached by City-bus No. 3, 16, and 33.
Tips: Tickets here can be purchased 1 day prior to your departure.
Shijiazhuang North Passenger Transport Station is situated in No.257 Shizhuang Road of Shijiazhuang City. It can be reached by City-bus No.40. Coaches heading for Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia and places within Shijiazhuang are available here. Moreover, tourism lines to Mt. Wutai and Xibaipo etc. can be found in this station. There are some tourist lines within the city. Buses to Lingshou, Pingshan counties, Tiangui Mountain, Xipaipom Tuoliang and Juguiyuan are all available there.
Over 90 bus routes in the urban area and 7 in the suburban area form a large network, which make transport in Shijiazhuang very convenient. Among the urban routes, there are four tourism lines: Tour 1, Tour 5, Tour 6 and Tour 7. Except the tourism lines, most buses are self-service with a fixed fare of CNY1 per person. Buses in the suburban area include Bus No.201, No.202, No.203, No.204, No.206, No.209 and No.211. They charge in a range of CNY2~7 per person. Bus No.201 can take you to Zhengding County.
1. You just need to slip the right fare into the cash box inside the front gate of the bus when you get on it. Charges of the Tourism Lines:
2. Tour 1, Tour 5, Tour 7: CNY2 for the whole routes
Tour 6: CNY1
3. Tour 5 can take you to the Baoduzhai Scenic Area, the Zoo and the Martyr's Cemetery;
Tour 1 can take you to the Botanical Garden;
Tour 6 can take you to the Zoo, Zhongshan Park, and Zhaotuo Park;
Tour 7 can take you to the Longquan Temple.
There are over 6700 taxies running around Shijiazhuang City, making getting around very easy. Minimal fare is CNY5 for the first two kilometers (about 1.2 miles) and CNY1.2, CNY1.4 and CNY1.6 are respectively charged for every additional kilometer for standard, luxury and super luxury cars.
1. During 23:00~05:00 the next day, additional CNY0.20 is to be charged per kilometer.
2. Additional 50 % of the unit fare is to be charged per kilometer when the single trip is beyond 6 kilometers.
3. All tolls are at the passengers' expense.
4. Additional one unit fare is to be charged for every 5 minutes waiting.