Hainan Province is now one of the biggest tourist destinations in south China and transport links and facilities here have improved substantially over the past few years.
By plane: Daily flights are available between Haikou and numerous domestic cities including Beijing (3 hours), Shanghai ( 2 hours), Chongqing ( 3hours), Chengdu ( 3 hours), Wuhan ( 3 hours), Guangzhou ( 1 hour), Shenzhen ( 1 hour) and Zhuhai ( 1 hour). There are also international flights from Haikou to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. The new airport, which is 20 km from downtown and only 6 km from the major hotels, has just been completed and is now in use.The easiest way to reach the airport is by taxi.
By road: Bus is the chief method of transport here due to the severely limited rail network on the island. Modern expressways mean that it is fairly easy to reach other destinations and cities in Hainan.The long distance bus station is centrally located south of Haikou Park on Daying Hou Lu.
By boat: Haikou can be reached by boat from southern cities in China including Guangzhou, Shantou, Zhanjiang, Beihai and Hong Kong. There are two harbors in Haikou, but most departures are from Haikou New Harbor and boats departing from here are fast. Slow boats depart from Xiuying Harbor.
City Transport: Haikou is a fairly small city. The city center can be easily covered on foot within half a day. The bus fare is RMB1 without exception. Taxis are also easily available and the fare is RMB13 for the first 3 km.
Transportation from Haikou to Sanya
It is only around 270km between Haikou city and Sanya city, taking around 3.5 hours by cars.
High-speed train (D-train) between Haikou and Sanya has opened in 2011. It takes only 2 hours by D-train, and departures around every hour from 7am to 10pm everyday.
There are two kind seat, first class seat cost around CNY100 per person, and second class cost around CNY90 per person.
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