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About Taiyuan

Taiyuan, a city in China's Shanxi Province, brings together the mystic atmosphere of the Far East and the European lifestyle. The city is located along the banks of the Fen River, as can be understood from the literary meaning of the city’s name, "Great Plains".

In Taiyuan, which has a population of about 4.5 million, the springs are a bit dry and the summer heat comes early. The winter months are cold and long, but they do not get much rain; they are sunny, but still dry. It is a city with an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius in January.

Taiyuan is one of the important centers in terms of China's economy, but one of the most important things that those who go to Taiyun should know is the weather here is really polluted. It is the fourth city with the world's most polluted weather. There are many temples and historical buildings in the city which has a history of 2,500 years. Especially the Tianlong Shan stone caves are worth seeing.

Taiuyan, in the People's Republic of China, can be reached via Taiyuan Wusu International Airport.

Transportation to Taiyuan City Center from Airport

Outside the Taiyuan Wusu Airport terminal, which is only 15 km away from Taiyuan city center, you will see many bus stops and taxi stands. As there will not be any problem in terms of transportation, you can reach the city in a very short time. Transportation by bus is of course slightly longer than the taxi. But if you want a more economical choice, you should take a bus to get to the city center.

Airport Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses, which are one of the ways to get to Taiyuan within the shortest time, offer service under the body of Taiyuan Wusu Airport. These shuttle buses, which you can find outside of T1 and T2 terminals, have multiple routes. They also offer frequent and regular services. The destinations and stops of each route are different but nearly all of them pass through the center of the city. If you get on Line 1, you can arrive at Wuyi Square located in the heart of the city (very close to Sanjin International Hotel) in about 40 minutes. The fare you need to pay for the ticket by 2014 is 16 Chinese Yuan. The Line 2 stops by more places in the city center compared to Line 1 and finally goes to the Xishan building. Because of having more stops, the fare is around 25-30 Chinese Yuan and the travel time is about 40 minutes. Line 3, which directly takes you to the South Railway Station from Taiyuan Wusu Airport, costs 13 yuan. Line 4 also takes you to the East Bus Station within 45 minutes for 25 yuan.

City Buses

If the departure times of shuttle buses aren’t suitable for you or they don’t stop by where you want to go, you can prefer city buses. Although city buses aren’t as many as shuttle buses, they enable passengers to arrive at central points of Taiyuan. You can get on the bus route 201 waiting at the bus stop outside the terminal. It stops by many points in the city. It is possible to get tickets for this bus only by paying 2 Chinese Yuan (2015). The main stops of this bus moving from Taiyuan Wusu Airport are Beiying Railway Station, Jiannan Bus Station and Wuyi Square. These busses, which complete their services within 45 minutes, offer transportation service from 6:00 am to 20:00 pm.


If transportation by bus is not convenient for you, or if your flight has landed a bit late, you can get on one of the taxis waiting 24/7 outside the terminal. Because taxis are very popular and cheap in Taiyuan. If you want to go to Wuyi Square, which is the center of the city, by taking a taxi from Taiyuan Wusu Airport, you need to pay 25-30 yuan; If you will go around Jinci Temple, you need to pay 40-50 yuan. You can go to the railway station by paying 35-45 yuan. It takes a maximum of 25 minutes to get to Taiyuan city center from the airport by taxi.

Car Rental

Before arriving at Taiyuan Wusu Airport, you should make a reservation in advance because renting a car at the airport can be much more expensive than usual. It is very important in this sense that you choose one of the global car rental companies in the terminal building and make a reservation. After that, you will easily take your vehicle in order to get to the city center in 15-20 minutes.

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2016

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