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General Information

Bank, Currency, Credit Cards. The unit of currency is the Chinese Yuan, denoted as “CNY”. International credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs are available at the Airport and in many locations throughout the city. For more information on exchange rates, see these search results.
Weather. The weather in Hefei in September is a little bit hot. Daily temperatures range from 20°C to 28°C. For more information on the weather in Wuhan, see this website.
Voltage. The electricity supply in China is 220 V AC (50 Hz). The most commonly used plug is Type A/C/I. The Socket type is A/C/I. One can refer to the website of  Electricity around the world for more information.


Hefei has been the provincial capital since 1949 (before it was Anqing) and is a natural center of transportation, being situated to the north of Lake Chao and standing on a low saddle crossing the northeastern extension of the Dabie Mountains, which form the divide between the Huai and Yangtze rivers. From Hefei there is easy water transport via the lake to the Yangtze River opposite Wuhu.
Important land routes run through Hefei: east–west from Pukou (opposite Nanjing in Jiangsu) to Xi’an (in Shaanxi) and north–south from Xuzhou (in Jiangsu) and Bengbu to Anqing (both in Anhui).
There are also two train stations in Hefei, the new one was built a few years ago and the old one is no longer used by the public.
In 2008 the thoroughfare Chang Jiang Road (Chinese: 长江路; pinyin: Chángjiāng lù) is undergoing a renovation project to widen the roads and to create a bus route in the center of the road, with bus stations at islands that are connected to the sidewalks by skyways. The First Ring Road is also undergoing construction, with traffic lights being replaced by overpasses and ramps built to connect the First Ring Road and all major intersecting roads. Both projects are intended to ease the traffic Hefei now experiences at rush hour.
China National Highway 312


Hefei Xinqiao International Airport replaced the old Hefei Luogang International Airport and started its operation on 30 May 2013. This new domestic aviation hub is located at Gaoliu Village, west Hefei City. The first arriving flight was China Eastern Airlines flight MU5172 from Beijing Capital International Airport. The first departing flight was China Eastern Airlines MU5468 to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Hefei Xinqiao International Airport provides scheduled passenger service to major airports in China and international cities as well. The international destinations include Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei (Taoyuan and Sung Shan), Kaohsiung, Seoul, Jeju, Singapore, Osaka and Bangkok.


The plan of “Hefei Subway line 1″ has been recently approved by National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in July 2010. Hefei Subway will be a rapid transit rail network that serves both urban and rural areas of Hefei Municipality. As planned, it will cover a total distance of 24 kilometres (15 miles) starting from Hefei Railway Station. It is currently under construction and is expected to be finished by the end of 2016.
In February 2013, Subway Line 2 also began its construction. It is built alongside with the Changjiang Dong Road, Changjiang Zhong Road and Changjiang Xi Road, which is a major passenger corridor in east-west direction. It will walk through the city center area and connect to a transit point where passenger can take shuttle bus directly to Hefei Xinqiao International Airport

Bus Rapid Transit

There are two major lines of BRT in Hefei. The 1st line ranges from the downtown to the Binhu New Area (Chinese: 滨湖新区; pinyin: Bīnhú Xīn Qū) connecting the old urban district to the Binhu New Area..