Thinking about sourcing from China’s wholesale market to your country? When doing research for this, you must have come across Yiwu market. It is the biggest wholesale market where you can get quality stuff without spending too much money.
If you have never been to Yiwu, there are many ways to get from your country that you need to know so that you can choose the best one. Before you book your flight to China, make sure to read this whole guide so you can have a smooth and successful purchasing experience at Yiwu Market.
Introduction of Yiwu and Yiwu Market
Introduction of Yiwu
Yiwu is a multicultural city located in the central Zhejiang Province, close to China’s central eastern coast, not far from Shanghai Port and Ningbo Port. The city is most famous for its wholesale commodity center and vibrant market which is considered to be a regional tourist destination.
Yiwu has developed various public facilities such as amusement places, convenient transportation, and star-rated hotels. Every year, the city attracts numerous businessmen from all over the world.
Overview of the Yiwu Market
Situated on the Chouzhou Road of the ‘First City of China’ – Yiwu, in Zhejiang Province, Yiwu International Trade City (also called Futian Market) is a modern international specialty market. There are five business districts including the chief market and centers for direct sales, purchasing, storage, and dining. The products come from around 40 industries and include 2,000 different categories of goods. 65% of these products are exported to over 215 countries and regions. It has developed into an information, innovation, exhibition, and distribution center for consumer goods.
Address: No.69, Chouzhou North Road
Opening hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
How to Get to Yiwu
1. Arrive in China from Your City
Since your city may not have a direct international flight to Yiwu, you need to take a direct flight from your city to the transit city in China, and then choose the best way to go to Yiwu.
|Transit Cities in China||Airports||Major Foreign Cities|
|Beijing||Beijing Capital International Airport|
Beijing Daxing International Airport
|London, Paris, Berling|
Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto
Istanbul, Singapore, Istanbul
|Shanghai||Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport|
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
|Paris, Frankfurt, London|
Sydney, New York, Los Angeles
Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Dubai
|Chengdu||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport|
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
|Frankfurt, Moscow, Sydney|
New York, Vancouver, Los Angeles
Dubai, Phuket, Kathmandu
|Guangzhou||Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport||London, Paris, New York|
Osaka, Seoul, Singapore
|Hangzhou||Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport||Madrid, Rome, Melbourne|
Cairo, Bangkok, Tokyo
2. Get to Yiwu from China’s Cities
There is no direct international flight that can arrive at Yiwu, so the importers normally arrive at:
Then take another journey to Yiwu.
The following is how to go to Yiwu after you arrive at the transit city in China.
How to Get to Yiwu from Beijing?
To get from Beijing to Yiwu, there are two ways:
a. Get to Yiwu by Airplane
A single trip from Beijing to Yiwu takes about 2.5 hours. The airfare is around CNY 690 ($100) to CNY 967 ($140). For those who travel in a hurry, flight can be a quite preferable choice.
b. Get to Yiwu by High-speed Train
There are 4 high-speed trains running between Beijing and Yiwu for a distance of 862 miles and takes about 6.5 to 7.5 hours. The ticket fare for a second class seat is around CNY 760 ($110) per person. You can go from Beijing airport to the train station via subway, bus, or taxi.
How to Get to Yiwu from Shanghai?
There are three ways to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Yiwu. These are as follows:
a. Get to Yiwu from Shanghai Pudong Airport (by Bus/Private Car)
- By Bus
Shanghai is about 300km far away from Yiwu. If your international flight is arriving in Shanghai, you can choose to take the bus directly from Pudong Airport to Yiwu as it’s very convenient.
The bus station is situated on the second floor of the waiting hall. You can use your passport to purchase a ticket(CNY 180, around $27). After a journey of about 4.5 hours, you will arrive at Yiwu wholesale market bus station (near District 5), which is called Yiwu International Business & Trade City Passenger Transport Center.
- By Private Car
Sometimes you can also find private cars waiting at the bus station to take passengers to Yiwu. Alternatively, you can also ask your agent to arrange a car for you as all agents have such pick-up services. A 7-seat business van from Shanghai Pudong Airport to your hotel in Yiwu (one way) will roughly cost you CNY 800/car ($123).
If you want car-pooling, you can share with someone who is also going to Yiwu at the airport, then you can discuss how you share the total fee with them. This private car cannot be found every time, but you may encounter them by fortune. It’s quite fast and convenient, but don’t forget to bargain with the driver.
b. Get to Yiwu by Train from Shanghai
If you prefer to take the train to Yiwu, you need to take subway Line 2 to Hongqiao railway station first, then buy a high-speed train ticket to Yiwu. The train leaves Shanghai every 5-10 minutes from 6:00 to 20:00 every day, and it only takes 1.5 hours to arrive. The ticket price also has three classes: business class – CNY 456 ($66), first class – CNY 256 ($37), and second class – CNY 159 ($23).
How to Get to Yiwu from Chengdu?
There are two ways to get from Chengdu to Yiwu. These are as follows:
a. Get to Yiwu by Airplane
Every day, a flight scheduled at 17:05 is in service from Chengdu Tianfu International Airport to Yiwu taking around 2 hours and 30 minutes. The airfare is around CNY 1023 ($148).
b. Get to Yiwu by Train
Presently, 1 Chengdu to Yiwu train is in service. It departs from Chengdu East Railway Station to Yiwu Railway Station and takes a duration of 11.5 hours. The distance between the two cities is 1,374 miles and the ticket price for a business class is CNY 2994 ($433) and for a first class is CNY 1611 ($233).
How to Get to Yiwu from Guangzhou?
To go from Guangzhou to Yiwu, you have two options:
a. Get to Yiwu by Airplane
If you have taken an international flight to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, then you can take another flight to Yiwu so that you can avoid the hassle of urban transportation. It takes two hours to fly to Yiwu.
b. Get to Yiwu by Train
If you want to stay in Guangzhou for some time, then take the train to Yiwu, you need to take subway Line 2 to arrive at Guangzhou Nan Railway Station first, then take a high-speed train to get to Yiwu. The ticket price has three classes: business class – CNY 2309 ($334), first class – CNY 1217 ($176), and second class – CNY 747 ($108).
How to Get to Yiwu from Hangzhou?
Since Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province, it is just 100km away from Yiwu. There are three ways to get from Hangzhou to Yiwu. These are:
a. Get to Yiwu from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport (by Bus/Private Car)
- By Bus
If your international flight is arriving at Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport, then you can take the bus to Yiwu. It’s very convenient as the bus station is at the No.14 gate of the airport terminal, and it takes 2 hours to arrive at the bus station located in District 5 of Yiwu wholesale market. The bus will depart from the airport every 40 minutes in the daytime, but in the evening, the interval of each bus becomes 50 minutes till 23:00. The price is CNY 62 ($9).
- By Private Car
There are also some private cars to Yiwu waiting for passengers at the airport (the same as I mentioned above in Shanghai Airport). The price is CNY 350/car ($54). All the agents could have this arranged. Car-pooling is the same way I mentioned above. Of course, that bargain is necessary.
b. Get to Yiwu from Hangzhou Dong Railway Station
Another way is taking the high-speed train to Yiwu, but you need to take subway Line 1 to arrive at Hangzhou Dong Railway Station first. Note that this railway station is for high-speed trains, different from Hangzhou Railway Station. Trains to Yiwu start off every 5-10 minutes from 7:00 to 22:30 every day. Three different prices: business class – CNY 221 ($32), first class – CNY 131 ($19), and second class – CNY 83 ($12).
Cities Directly Connected by High-speed Trains Around Yiwu
Here are some cities near Yiwu that are accessible by high-speed train.
3. Reach to the Yiwu Market
How to Go to Yiwu Market from Yiwu Airport/Railway Station?
a. Go to Yiwu Market from Yiwu Airport
There are two ways to get from Yiwu Airport to Yiwu International Trade City, one is by bus and the other is by taxi.
- By Bus
The most affordable way to get from Yiwu Airport (YIW) to Yiwu International Trade City is to take bus line 102, which costs $2 and takes 46 minutes. The bus starts off every 15-25 minutes from 6:30 to 17:30 every day.
- By Taxi
The road distance between Yiwu Airport (YIW) and Yiwu International Trade City is 10.8 km. The fastest way to get from Yiwu Airport (YIW) to Yiwu International Trade City is to take a taxi which costs $35 – $45 and takes 10 min.
b. Go to Yiwu Market from Yiwu Railway Station
Yiwu Railway Station is about 7 miles from the famous Yiwu International Trade City (Futian Market). You can choose to go to Yiwu market by bus or taxi.
- By Bus
Take bus line 801 at the Railway Station and get off at Phase One of International Trade City.
- By Taxi
This journey takes about 30 minutes and costs about 50 yuan.
Business Charter Flight
As an important platform for small, medium, and micro enterprises across the country to do international business, Yiwu International Trade City is one of the most concentrated wholesaling bases for global merchants. Every year, more than 560,000 international businessmen come to Yiwu to purchase merchandise. Due to the continued slowdown of the recovery of the global economy and the impact of the pandemic, Yiwu has been confronted with significant challenges, which makes it more and more urgent to attract more international businessmen to return to Yiwu for purchasing. The business charter flight is one of the innovative steps.
A charter flight carrying 107 Indian businessmen arrived in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, on August 9, 2022, marking the second charter flight for international buyers organized by Zhejiang in 2022, and the first business charter flight from India to China. India is Yiwu’s second-largest export destination. The arrival of this charter flight marked the re-opening of the door for Indian merchants to return to Yiwu for procurement.
Hotels and Restaurants Near Yiwu Market
There are many hotels near the Yiwu market and the receptionists of star-rated hotels in Yiwu can speak English, so foreign guests can make reservations with confidence. The following are the most popular hotels and restaurants near Yiwu Market:
Yiwu Marriott Hotel (5 Star)
Located opposite the Yiwu International Trade Market, Yiwu Marriott Hotel has 281 deluxe and spacious guest rooms with stunning views of the CBD and Yiwu Wetland Park. Considered one of the best hotels in Yiwu, the hotel offers a total of 1,950 square meters of meeting space. 7 deluxe function rooms on the 4th floor are ready for your different desires.
It only takes a 10-minute walk from the International Trade City, and 20 minutes to drive from Yiwu Airport and Yiwu Railway Station.
Price range per room/night: $77-$200
Address: 188 Futian Road, 322000 Yiwu, China
Tel: +86 0579 8155 8888
Yiwu Best Western Premier Ocean Hotel (4 Star)
Best Western Premier Ocean Hotel is a business hotel built in 2004 with 17 floors and 285 guest rooms total. The hotel is located in the center of the International Trade City, connected to the market. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the market in District 1, 2, and 3, about 3 minutes to drive to the market in District 4 and 5, and about 5 minutes to drive to the International Expo Center. The hotel is adjacent to the bustling CBD, with a bird’s-eye view of the wetland park. There is a special civil aviation line at the entrance to reach Yiwu Airport in about 30 minutes.
Price range per room/night: $50-$142
Address: 99 Futian Road, 322000 Yiwu, China
Tel: +86 0579 8518 8888
Yiwu Sultan Restaurant
Sultan Restaurant is the most popular Turkish restaurant in Yiwu. It serves cuisine, especially for the Mediterranean, Turkish, and Middle Eastern with special diets for vegetarians and Halal. It is a must-go restaurant in Yiwu.
Address: 475-477 Chouzhou North Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang China
Tel: +86 0579 8554 7474
Vatan Indian Restaurant
As one of the best Indian restaurants in Yiwu, Vatan Restaurant serves brunch, alcohol, full bar, free wifi, etc. And friendly to vegetarians and vegans. If you are into Indian food, then you shall try this restaurant.
Address: The Chengbei Road, No 368, Yiwu, Zhejiang China
Tel: +86 0579 8559 1551
The above is all the content of the best ways to go to Yiwu Market, including various tour routes, transportation, and accommodation. Hope this guide is helpful for your trip to Yiwu market.
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Wish you a pleasant journey to Yiwu Market!
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