Xingtai Dalian Airport, which is the closest airport to the Xingtai city in China's Hebei province, is 15 kilometers away from the city center and it is close to domestic and international flights as of 2016; thus you should choose another airport. If you land at Handan Airport, which is the nearest airport to Xingtai city center, you can use public transportation including trains and buses to reach Xingtai city. If you want a more comfortable transport, you can also consider taxi or car rental alternatives. It takes a maximum of 1.5 hours to reach Xingtai city center from Handan Airport.
Although it is not the fastest way to reach Xingtai city center from Handan Airport, the most effortless and practical way is undoubtedly to use intercity trains. You can arrive at Xingtai city center within an hour from the railway station by getting the K2286 intercity train from the terminal at the exit of the airport. Ticket prices vary from 40 to 80 Chinese Yuan as of 2016, depending on your seat choise and where you buy the ticket. If there is a maintenance work at the railway station during your visit, you will first have to go to Handan city center and then take the Xingtai city train from the train station there.
When you get out of Handan Airport terminal, you will find bus stops. From these stops, direct buses depart to Xingtai city center. You can buy your tickets from the pay-desks as well as from ticket vending machines or drivers. You are likely to reach the Xingtai city center by bus in an hour and fifteen minutes.
Taxis are not very preferred, because of the distance between the city center and the airport, but if you land late at night, it will be beneficial to use a taxi. There are taxi stands at the airport exit and you can reach Xingtai city center in 50-55 minutes by paying around 210-260 Chinese Yuan if you take a taxi which charges a negotiated price.
Because it is an international airport, Global car rental companies have offices at Handan Airport. If you choose a local company, you can rent your car at a much more affordable price. You can pick up your car with your international driver's license and pre-reservation within minutes. Once you get your car, you can reach Xingtai city center in 50 minutes.Last Updated: 11 Dec 2016
Xingtai Dalian Airport, located 15 kilometers from the city center of Xingtai, in the Hebei province of China, is not serving to international and domestic commercial flights as of 2016. Thus, you have to choose another airport. The nearest airport is Handan Airport. You can either prefer public transport (train and city buses) or taxi and car rentals to reach the airport. It takes 1.5 hours, maximum, to reach Handan Airport from Xingtai city center.
Intercity trains are the safest and easiest way to reach Handan Airport from Xingtai city center. Trains that are widely used within city transportation also connect the city to the Handan Airport. Intercity train K2286, operating between the city and the airport, departs several times in a day from Xingtai station on a regular basis. The train directly reaches to the airport station; however, if there are some maintenance works you might have to get off at the station in Handan city center. It takes 10 minutes from there to the airport by taxi. The journey would take one hour in total and the train ticket would cost 40-80 Chinese Yuan as of 2016.
Buses are the most widely used tool of public transport in Xingtai. Buses are both modern and comfortable and cheap and it is possible to reach Handan Airport in an hour 15 minutes maximum from the city center. All you need to do is to go to the bus stations at the central points of the city center. You can also go to the central bus station to get more information.
If you are in a rush, or your travel time does not fit with the public transport timetable, taking a taxi might be the best option. Taking a taxi is a bit more expensive considering the distance, but it is the fastest way to reach the airport. You can reach Handan Airport in 50 minutes by a taxi from the city center by paying 210-260 Chinese Yuan.
In order to go to Handan Airport from Xingtai with a rental car, you need to investigate and make a pre-reservation at least one day before your trip. Most of the car rental offices are located in the central parts of the city. You can receive your car in minutes with your pre-reservation and internationally recognized driving license from a local or global car rental company and reach Handan Airport in an hour.
Opened in August 2007, Handan Airport is located 11 kilometers southwest of Handan, and 43 kilometers north of the city of Anyang in neighboring Henan Province. Serving also to international flights, Handan Airport has so many facilities where you can have a whale of time until your flight time including cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, stores and duty free shops. Besides, the airport provides some other opportunities including free wifi, ATM machines, change offices, banks, car rental and tourism offices, tourist information desks, smoking zones, and VIP and lounges, etc.Last Updated: 11 Dec 2016
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You can use Handan Airport as an alternative to Xingtai Dalian Airport.