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There are 6 ways to get from Nanning to Sanya by bus, train, car, car ferry or plane

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Bus China Bus Guide  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Nanning to Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Haikou East to Sanya

$51

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Bus  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Nanning Langdong to Danzhou Nada
  2. Take the bus from Danzhou Nada to Sanya

$52 - $53

Bus, train  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Nanning Langdong to Qionghai
  2. Take the train from Qionghai to Yalongwan Haikou East-Sanya / ...

$56 - $60

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Nanning to Hai'an Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Hai'an Port to Haikou Port
  3. Drive from Haikou Port to Sanya

Fly to Sanya  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Nanning (NNG) to Sanya (SYX) NNG - SYX

$166 - $907

Fly to Haikou, train, line 27 bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Nanning (NNG) to Haikou (HAK) NNG - HAK
  2. Take the train from Meilan to Yalongwan
  3. Take the line 27 bus from Yalong Bay Train Station to Yuchuan Bridge Square

$73 - $394

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The cheapest way to get from Nanning to Sanya is to bus which costs ¥355 - ¥357 and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nanning to Sanya is to fly and train and line 27 bus which costs ¥500 - ¥2800 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nanning to Sanya. However, there are services departing from Nanning and arriving at Sanya via Port of Haikou, Huayin Building and Haikou East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 16 min.

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The distance between Nanning and Sanya is 523 km.

The best way to get from Nanning to Sanya without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 16 min and costs ¥355 - ¥357.

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It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to get from Nanning to Sanya, including transfers.

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Nanning to Sanya bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Nanning station.

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The best way to get from Nanning to Sanya is to bus which takes 11 h 16 min and costs ¥355 - ¥357. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥1100 - ¥6500 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nanning Airport to Sanya Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Nanning to Sanya bus services, operated by Trip 8080, arrive at Sanya station.

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Map of how to get from Nanning to Sanya.
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  • Distance: 327.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 16 min

What companies run services between Nanning, China and Sanya, China?

You can take a bus from Nanning to Sanya via Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal, Port of Haikou, Guobin Building, Huayin Building, Shangao Village entry, and Haikou East in around 11 h 16 min. Alternatively, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Nanning to Sanya hourly.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Haikou, Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Nanning to Haikou
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Nanning to Haikou
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,000
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Nanning to Haikou
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Nanning to Sanya via Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Qionghai to Yalongwan
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $12
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
Train from Meilan to Yalongwan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $18
1st Class Seat
$16 - $23
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Nanning to Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Trip 8080
Website
haikou.trip8080.com
Bus from Nanning to Haikou
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
haikou.trip8080.com
Bus from Haikou East to Sanya
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
sanya.trip8080.com
Bus from Nanning Langdong to Danzhou Nada
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
danzhou.trip8080.com
Bus from Danzhou Nada to Sanya
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
danzhou.trip8080.com
Bus from Nanning Langdong to Qionghai
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
qionghai.trip8080.com
Airports China
Bus from Yalong Bay Train Station to Yuchuan Bridge Square
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Ferry operators
Hainan Harbor & Shipping Holdings
Website
hngh.com.cn
Car ferry from Hai'an Port to Haikou Port
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
hngh.com.cn

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China Eastern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Nanning Airport to Sanya Airport.

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