Zhongshan is not a large city and its external communication depends heavily on its well developed system of highways, complemented by water transport. Three important freeways pass through the city, connecting Zhongshan to several other metropolises and prosperous cities in China. In addition, the city's road network has been extended to a number of cities on the Pearl River Delta.
- By Air
The closest airport to Zhongshan City is the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). In September, 2006, Zhongshan City opened a new airport lounge, providing travelers with easy access to airport shuttle busses. The schedule for buses between CAN and Zhongshan is as follows:
Departure location: A and B airport lounge of CAN
Departure times: Once an hour from 8:50 am to 7:50 pm at the A lounge; Once an hour from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the B lounges.
Departure location: Zhongshan Seasons View Executive Hotel, No.93, Dongyu Road, Eastern District. (Take bus 1, 6, 9, or 12 to get to the hotel)
Departure times: Once an hour from 6:00 am to 10:00 am as well as from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tip: We recommend leaving at least two and a half hours before your plane is scheduled to depart.
- By Bus
Because Zhonghshan does not have train service, most visitors and residents rely on the bus system for both everyday and travel transport. At present, Zhongshan City has a developed highway net, including a series of buses stations. The Zhongshan Main Bus Station connects to Hainan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang, Hunan and Henan provinces. 15 bus routes connect to other parts of Guangdong Province as well. Buses to Guangzhou depart once every 25 minutes; buses to Shenzhen depart once every 20 minutes. The ticket office is open from 06:00-21:00, and tickets are available four days before your departure date. The Zhongshan Main Bus Station is located at the crossing of Fuhua Road of the West District and the No.105 National Highway.
- By Sea
Zhongshan City has developed a convenient maritime mode of transportation between Zhongshan and Hong Kong. Zhongshan Passenger Traffic Port is located in the Zhongshan Torch Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, just 51 sea miles (about 59 miles) away from Hong Kong. Currently five luxurious high-speed ferries sail between Zhongshan and China Hong Kong City, Hong Kong International Airport, and the Macau ferry terminal. The trip from Zhongshan to the Hong Kong International Airport takes about an hour and ten minutes, while the other journeys take about an hour and a half.
China Hong Kong City→Zhongshan: 7:30, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00
Hong Kong International Airport→Zhongshan:15:40
Macau ferry terminal→Zhongshan: 9:00, 17:30
Zhongshan Port→China Hong Kong City: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:30, 19:30
Zhongshan Port→Hong Kong International Airport: 10:30, 15:00
Zhongshan Port→Macau Ferry Terminal: 18:00, 21:00
1. Arrive at the port 30 minutes before departure.
2. If you plan to go to the Hong Kong International Airport, make sure that you bring valid tickets, passports and visas.
- By City-Bus
You can travel around Zhongshan City easily on the city buses. At present, over 80 bus lines are opened in Zhongshan City, most of which are self-service. There are buses to surrounding towns which can greatly facilitate the transport between the city proper and outskirt area. Comparatively, sights of Zhongshan are widely dispersedand no special tour lines and sightseeing buses are available currently. However, there are city buses running to some scenic spots. There are city buses to Shenzhen Airport too. They can be found in the terminal building in Zhongshan built by Shenzhen Airport. It makes people much easier to get to the airport.
- By Taxi
There are more than one thousand taxis of fourteen taxi companies in Zhongshan. According different types of vehicles, the fares are different. For Beijing Hyundai Santana, the start-rate for short trips is CNY7 for the first 2 kilometers (about 1.2 miles) and then CNY2.48 for every additional kilometer (about 0.6miles). CNY2.2 is charged for every additional kilometer for Jetta brand vehicles. The other rate is for trips further than 10 kilometers. The same start-rate is the same as the former, but each additional kilometer is CNY2.6.
During the night from 22:00 to 05:00, twenty percent of basic fare per kilometers is additionally charged if the distance is more than 2 kilometers.
The customs: 5 (Foshan customs, Shunde customs, South Sea customs, Sanshui customs, Gaomin customs ).