Transport in Bo’ao

Bo’ao is located on the eastern coast of the island of Hainan, more or less halfway between the largest cities on the island i.e. Haikou in the north and Sanya in the south.

Bo’ao is located within easy reach of two international airports: Phoenix International Airport in Sanya (about 140 kilometres away) and Meilan International Airport in Haikou (approx. 84 kilometres away).

Meilan International Airport
Meilan International Airport (in English roughly translated as ‘beautiful orchid’) is located in Hainan’s capital city Haikou.
Airport name in Chinese: 海口美兰国际机场.
International abbreviation: IATA – HAK; ICAO – ZJHK.
Phoenix International Airport
Phoenix International Airport is in the south of Hainan in the city of Sanya.
>Airport name in Chinese: 三亚凤凰国际机场.
International abbreviation: IATA – SYX; ICAO – ZJSY.
Bo’ao’s airport is fifteen kilometers from the town.
In 2016 Bo’ao’s airport began operation. The airport is located fifteen kilometres from the centre of Bo’ao.
КAirport name in Chinese: 琼海博鳌机场.
International abbreviation: IATA – BAR; ICAO – ZJQH.


Bo’ao is conveniently connected to other towns and cities across Hainan by means of a developed road network and a high-speed rail link.

Guests planning on coming to Bo’ao on the round-island high-speed rail should buy tickets to Qionghai Station (琼海站) or to Bo’ao Station (博鳌站). If you are coming from Haikou or Sanya then be certain that you have bought a ticket for the eastern stretch of the high-speed rail network (东环). Trains travelling in the opposite direction i.e. along the western section (西环) may also stop at Bo’ao but the journey would be unnecessarily long.


Public buses are widely available in Bo’ao.
For individual journeys traditional taxis and a private taxi service are available, the latter of which is accessible through the internet application ‘Didi’ (roughly equivalent to a Chinese version of Uber).

Many guests to Bo’ao enjoy cycling around the local roads. Bicycles can be rented at most hotels or through internet applications.