traffic guide
Author:  Source:China National Tourism Administration  

The expressway in Haikou measures 618.23km as a total. The East Road running from Haikou to Sanya is 268.25km and the West Road is 349.98. the expressway between Haikou and Yangpu is 89.3km. on each square kilometer, there is 449 meter expressway and the rate is higher than the average level of China. Started in 1991, the East Road was compieted in 1994. It runs from Wugong Temple in IvHaikou to Sanya City via Qiongshan, Anding, Qionghai, Wanning, and Lingshui. The extension of the road from Haikou to Qionghai is in use now. the expressway from Haikou to Wenchang is still under construction. The West Ring Road of the island from Haikou to Yangpu starts at the western end of the Haikou industry Avenue, and ends at the Ancient City in Chengmai County through 10.64km-long highway. It is 52.75km from Sanya to Jiusuo, and 98km from Yangpu to Basuo, which is 4-lane expressway and had been put into operation by the end of 1998. Besides, the Middle Road and the expressway from Qionghai, Haikou to Meilan are also in planning. The highway networkof the island has 3 main lines of east, west and middle road. The expressway transportation network is convenient.

Water Transport
Haikou Port
Haikou Port, also known as Xiuying Port, lies in the south of Haikou Bay, facing Leizhou Peninsula across Qiongzhou Strait. It has the strategic importance of holding the strait between Beibu Bay and South China Sea, hence the name "the Gateway of Qiongzhou". With a handling capacity of 4 million tons each year, it has 2 piers for 10,000 tons, 2 piers for 5,000 tons and 24 piers for below 5,000 tons. The port has 23 domestic routes and 47 international routes leading to almost all domestic ports and over 30 countries and regions including: Hong Kong, Japan and the United States. Besides passenger transportation, Haikou Port can also deal with domestic containers and containers with international standard.
Haikou New Port
Haikou New Port lies in the estuary of Haidianxi River. It has dams to the north and flat beach land to the west. The port has good condition with calm water. It has links with Nanjing, Wuhan, Zhenjiang, Nantong, Zhangjiagang, Jiujiang, Anqing, Shanghai. And ports along the coast line of Guangdong Province, and it also has business relations with Hong Kong, Macao, and Zhuhai, the voyage routes around the island can reach Basuo, Sanya, Qinglan, Xincun, and Baimajin. The key task of the port is the ferrying work of passengers and vehicles between Haikou and Hai'an Port in Guangdong Province.

Haikou Railway Station
Liuzhou Railway Station Haikou Office was founded on August 1, 1990. It is a branch of the Liuzhou Railway Station. Its business includes: cargo transportation from Hainan to any part of China, selling tickets of the trains departing from Zhanjiang Railway Station, conducting connecting tickets to any other railway stations via Liuzhou, and handling cargoes of 1, 6, 10 tons and containers of 20 feet.
Yuehai Railway
Yuehai Railway starts at Zhanjiang in the north, going through Leizhou Peninsula, Qiongzhou Straits and joins with the existent railways in Chahe leading to Sanya. It is one of the key projects in 1998 and also the first railway over strait. It consists of 3 parts: railway from Zhanjiang to Hai'an in Guangdong Province, ferrying waterway across Qiongzhou Strait, and railway from Haikou to Chahe in Hainan Province.
Measuring 345km long, Yuehai Railway is expected to be put into operation in 2001.

Air Transport
International, Domestic Air Routes (Charter) Airport
Covering a total area of 583 hectares, Haikou Meilan Airport is an important domestic airport. With an investment of RMB 2.304 billion, it was constructed with 4E standard of International Civil Aviation Organization. The airport is designed to handle 6 million passengers and 150,000 tons of cargo yearly. The taking-off ground is 3,600 meters long and 45 meters wide. The parallel ground is 3,600meter long and 34-meter wide. The main facilities can meet the needs of the taking off and landing of Boeing 747-400. The waiting hall takes up 60,200 square meters coverage, while the aircraft parking area covers 128,600 square meters. It has 7 parking aprons close to terminal and 8 relatively far. The ground is equipped with world leading lighting system and computer supervision system, while the controlling tower is equipped with the second-rated landing system. 18km away from the downtown area of Haikou, Mailan Airport lies in Mailan Town, Qiongshan Prefecture, Hainan Province. The Airport Expressway is linked with Haiyu Expressway (from Haikou to Sanya), Haiwen Expressway (from Haikou to Wenchang) and the to-be ring road of the island in the future. Shuttle buses enable the transportation to Haikou convenient. By now, cities with direct flights to Haikou are: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Hefei, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shantou, Shenzhen, Guiyang, Wuhan, Nanchang, Beihai, Lanzhou, Nanning, Xiamen, Changchun, Dalian, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Taiyuan, Shenyang, Fuzhou, Haikou, Changsha, Kunming, and Bangkok.

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