It is possible to fly to Hohhot from most major cities in China, including Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Chifeng, Shanghai, Hailar, Ulanhot and Xilinhot. The CAAC office (Tel: 6964103) lies on Xilin guole lu. The 15km leg from Baitou Airport to town can be covered by a taxi for about RMB60, but it is probably easier to catch the CAAC bus (RMB4) from the CAAC office. For detailed information on flight schedules, check the Flight Schedule List.
The train station can be found on Chezhan jie at its intersection with Xilinguole beilu, to the north of most sights and hotels. 19 railway lines link Hohhot with many cities, including Beijing, Xi'an, Lanzhou and Yinchuan. Since train tickets, especially sleeper ones, are often hard to get, booking through CTS, CITS or hotel travel services is sometimes a good idea, although they will charge commission (about RMB40). For detailed information, check the Train Schedule List. By bus: The bus station can be found to the west (right as you exit) of the train station, on Chezhan xilu. Bus travel is probably not the best way to get into the province, but is one of the better ways to get around. Buses head to most major destination nearby, including Datong, Baotou, Dongsheng, Tianjin and Beijing. For times, check the Bus Schedule List.beijing to hohhot,for hohhot,from beijing to hohhot,from hohhot,from hohhot to,hohhot,hohhot china,hohhot china grasslands,hohhot china map,hohhot city,hohhot hotels,hohhot inner mongolia,hohhot map,hohhot mongolia,hohhot mongolie,hohhot railway,hohhot temperature,hohhot train,hohhot travel,hohhot weather,hotel hohhot,hotels in hohhot,in hohhot china,inn hohhot,inner mongolia,inner mongolia hotel hohhot,map of hohhot,of hohhot,of hohhot china,of hohhot mongolia,travel guide,ulan bator
Into the Republic of Mongolia:
Visas for the Republic of Mongolia can be obtained from both Beijing (Menggu dashiguan, Tel: 010-65321203) and Hohhot (Menggu linshiguan, Tel: 0471-4303254). There are twice weekly flights (US$79 one way) to Ulan Batur in Outer Mongolia with Mongolian Airlines (MIAT, Tel: 0471-4953250). Both trains and buses head to the border, but buses will require a Travel Permit from the Public Security Bureau office (Gongan ju, south of the intersection of Zhongshan lu and Xilinguole lu). Trains are either expensively direct to Ulan Batur or troublesomely cheap via the border town at Erlianhot.
Arriving in Erlianhot in the evening, you will probably need to spend a night in the cheap hostels here. Local buses will take you on from here to the Mongolian town of Zamen Uud (US$15, few minutes). From here trains can be caught on to the capital (US$5-10, 20hrs).
There are over 20 public buses in town. If you can read & speak Chinese, you may ask for a free, detailed bus map from hotel gift shops and bookstalls in town, otherwise ask route info from staff in the upper end hotels. Average taxi fares for most areas in Hohhot should be about RMB10-20, but most will need to be bargained.
It is also possible to hire bikes out, since Hohhot is extremely flat, from both the Xincheng (Xincheng binguan) and Inner Mongolia (Neimenggu fandian) hotels. Prices should be under RMB20/day, making this possibly the best way to get around the city.