Shanghai is a highly developed city in China with skyscrapers and bustling avenues. However, the view is totally different 400 kilometers away in the prefecture of Huangshan, where you can admire the beautiful scenery of the Yellow Mountains, visit some ancient villages, and enjoy the hot springs. If you are planning to be in Shanghai and have a couple of free days, paying a visit to Huangshan is an excellent choice.
The fastest way to travel between Shanghai and Yellow Mountain is to take a plane, with only one available every day. Taking a high speed train traveling from Shanghai to Huangshan becomes popular, because of its shorter duration and more comfortable than normal train, and lower cost than flight. There are over 10 daily high speed trains available.
Chinahangzhoutour.com hand-picked the below Shanghai to Huangshan tours for our distinguished guests or you can check How to Travel from Shanghai to Mt. Huangshan to plan your own tour plan.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Hongcun Village, Tunxi Old Street, Mt.Huangshan
Tour Style：Choose a suitable weekend, bring your children, family, friends or even seniors to explore the world-famous Huangshan scenic spot from Shanghai on this 2-Day Shanghai to Huangshan Tour Package. Huangshan is a city endowed with fascinating mountain view, Hongcun Ancient Village and Old Streets with strong Hui cultural atmosphere. The high-speed railway between Shanghai and Huangshan is very convenient, cheap and fast.
Duration：5 Days 4 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：Hongcun Village, Mt.Huangshan, Shexian County, Xin'an River
Tour Style：Book the best of 5 Days Shanghai to Mt. Huangshan Trekking Tour with Xin'an River to appreciate the stunning and peculiar natural scenery on Mt. Huangshan. Linger at the profound culture of Hongcun & Shexian ancient villages. Trekking along the Xin'an River, you'll get an oppotunity to enjoy the picturesque water landscape, just like you were in a beautiful Chinese painting. A local English-speking guide and experienced driver are included.
Tour Style：Take an adventure day trip from Shanghai to Huangshan by train is an ideal option if you want to seek an escape from the bustle and hustle city of Shanghai. Huangshan Mountain is renowed for its four famous magical wonders - Fantastic Pines, Grotesque Rocks, Sea of Clouds and Hot Springs. This tour offers you the best hiking route to explore the highlights at a short time and ensures you have enough time to enjoy the scenery and take photos.
The train service between Shanghai & Huangshan is available. There are over 10 pairs of high speed train daily. All of them are the fast speed train from Shanghai to Huangshan city, it takes about 2.5-3 hours from Shanghai Railway Station/Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Huangshan North Railway Station.
Huangshan has four distinct seasons, spring and autumn are the best time to visit Mount Huangshan. Most attractions in the Huangshan Scenic Area are more than 1,500 m above sea level. So, temperatures tend to vary significantly between the foot and top of the mountains, and between day and night.
The average temperature is 20°C during the spring and autumn time, you can wear padded jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts;
Summer is also in Huangshan during the daytime, bring the t-shirts, knitted wear and jackets, sunglass, sunhat and suncream also needed;
If you travel to Huangshan during winter, it is cold there and often snow, down jackets, warm coats, sweaters, gloves, scarf and thermals should be preapred.
Yes, we can help you arrange the Shanghai to Huangshan high speed train tickets. Please inform us your train travel date and except schedule, we will book the train tickets accordingly once we received the payment. We will deliver the train tickets to your Shanghai hotel or apartment in advance.
Actually, one day is not enough for visiting the Yellow Mountain and Hongcun village since there are not close to each other, it takes about 1 hour from Huangshan downtown area, Huangshan scenic area sightseeing takes at least 5 hours. Travel from Yellow Mountain to Hongcun Ancient Village needs another 1-1.5 hours driving. Normally, the tourists will spend 2 days 1 night to visit Yellow Mountain and Hongcun Ancient Village.
We highly suggest you to travel around Huangshan mountain with a local travel agent, it will be easy to walk around the mountain area on your won. but it will be complicated for taking cable car and shuttle bus at the scenic area. If you travel with a professional tour guide, he/she will handle all of them for you, give you a best visiting route based on your schedule, show the most famous attractions on the top of mountain. Work with a travel agent arrange a plan that fulfills your needs and hopes for an outstanding experience.
The Yellow Mountain is at a high altitude, some part of hiking will be easy and some part will diffcult. There are two routes that will get you up to the top of the mountain: The Eastern and Western stairs. The Western Stairs are steeper and harder to climb. However, the route will be less busy. The Eastern stairs are easier and the more popular route. It takes about 4 hours to reach the top of the mountain on the Western stairs and 2 hours with the Eastern route.
If you are planning to get to Hongcun village from Huangshan train station once you arrive, you can take the hourly tourist bus from Huangshan North Railway Station which available from 9:25am to 17:25pm to Hongcun Ancient Village. Or you can take taxi from train station to Hongcun Ancient Town once you arrive. Book a private transfer is one of the most popular way to get to Hongcun village, you can hire a driver or book a Huangshan tour pacakge with local tour company. It takes around 1.5 hours from Huangshan train station to Hongcun Ancient Village.
Normally, the Huangshan tour starts at 9:00am, ends at 17:30pm, but if you are planning to visit Huangshan Mountain from Shanghai in one day, the earlist train from Shanghai is G1509, arrive 11:03am at Huangshan North Train Station, this train takes 2h 26 mins. The latest train will depart from Huangshan station at 17:28. Once you arrive at Huangshan train station, our Huangshan local tour guide will meet you at the exit of the station with a welcome sign "Huangshan Private Tour". It will be easy to find since there is only one exit in Huangshan station.
Please feel free to send any tour inquiry to our email, our staff will send you back with all the tour details soonest includes the itinerary, quotation. Then, you will get a confirmation letter from us about all the arrangement and instructions about how to pay the depoist, we require 20% of total payment as deposit to secure the reservation, the balance you can pay in cash to our guide once you arrive in Huangshan. After we received the deposit, we will arrange the Huangshan tour accordingly for you. We also need the copy of your passport for us to purchase the train tickets and the details of your Shanghai hotel address for the pick up service.
Huangshan mountain day tour from Shanghai airport by private vehicle is not possible, it takes about 6 hours from Shanghai airport to Huangshan scenic area. Huangshan scenic area is about 500KM far away from Shanghai city. You can consider take high speed train travel between Shanghai and Huangshan, which takes 2.5 hours for one way. We can arrange the Shanghai Airport-Train Station pick up & drop off service for you.
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