Wuhan Transportation Update: Click here for a pdf on local travel between the airport and conference hotel, complimentary airport shuttle buses, and walking maps of Wuhan.

The following travel information has been provided by the Wuhan University School of Information Management organizing committee. Click here for a pdf version of this page that you can download and print.


Wuhan Overview

Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province and is the most populous city in central China. It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain at the intersection of the middle reaches of the Yangtze and Han rivers. Arising out of the conglomeration of three towns, Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, Wuhan is known as “the nine provinces’ leading thoroughfare”. It is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan was referred to as the “Chicago of China.” Holding capital status, Wuhan is recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of central China.

Flights to Wuhan

Nonstop International Flights

San Francisco (SFO)13:557:00 (+1)14h05CZ0660Tue, Thu, SatChina Southern Airlines
Paris (CDG)16:359:10 (+1)10h35AF132Mon, Wed, Thu, FriAir France
Kansai (KIX)08:1011:104h9C8788Mon, Tue, Thu, FriSpring Airlines
Incheon (ICN)09:0511:103h5mKE881Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, FriKorean Air
Singapore Changi (SIN)13:5519:105h15mMI988EverydaySilkAir
Sheremetyevo (SVO)21:1510:10(+1)7h55mCZ356Sun, Wed, FriChina Southern Airlines
Don Mueang (DMK)07:1511:353h20mFD570EverydayThai AirAsia

Connecting Flights

  • Beijing: 2 hours & 30 minutes, 26 flights daily, departing every hour on average from 06:00 to 22:35
  • Shanghai: 2 hours, 20 flights daily, departing every hour on average from 06:45 to 22:30
  • Guangzhou: 2 hours, 17 flights daily, departing every hour on average from 06:50 to 22:05
  • Shenzhen: 2 hours, 12 flights daily, departing every hour on average from 07:20 to 21:30
  • Hong Kong: 2 hours, departing at 09:05, 11:25 & 17:40 daily
  • Macau: 1 hour & 35 minutes, departing at 16:50 daily
  • Taipei: 2 hours 35 minutes, departing at 18:40 on Mon & Thu, 14:00 & 15:25 on Wed, 19:35 on Fri, 13:00 & 15:25 on Sat

High-Speed Railway

  • Beijing: 4.5 hours, 32 trains daily, departing every 30 minutes on average from 06:53 to 19:00
  • Shanghai: 5.5 hours, 26 trains daily, departing every 30 minutes on average from 06:04 to 17:53
  • Guangzhou: 4 hours, 61 trains daily, departing every 15 minutes on average from 06:47 to 18:43
  • Shenzhen: 5 hours, 30 trains daily, departing every 30 minutes on average from 07:00 to 18:04

Getting to the Conference Hotel

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The Westin Wuhan Wuchang Hotel
Address: No. 96, Linjiang Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei, 430062 China
Phone: 86-27-8816-8888
Our Accommodations Page has complete information on the conference hotel, including room rates and amenities. Click here to view.

Getting to the hotel
The following tag has the contact information in Chinese on it. You may want to print it out and show it to taxi drivers, bus drivers or metro staff when needed.


Click here for a pdf version of these directions.

Private car services
Reservation required through hotel.
Phone: 86-27-8816-8888 ext. 6669
Email: reservation.wuhan@westin.com

Local Transportation

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

  • Taxi: 34.3km / 21.3miles, 44 minutes, ¥97
  • Airport bus + Metro Line 2: 1 hour 50 minutes, ¥34

Wuhan Railway Station

  • Taxi: 17.6km / 10.9miles, 32 minutes, ¥47
  • Metro Line 4 + Line 2: 50 minutes, ¥4

Wuchang Railway Station

  • Taxi: 5.6km / 3.5miles, 20 minutes, ¥16
  • Metro Line 4 + Line 2: 40 minutes, ¥2

Hankou Railway Station

  • Taxi: 14.8km / 9.2miles, 30 minutes, ¥39
  • Metro Line 2: 40 minutes, ¥3

Wuhan Metro Map








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