Changchun Longjia International Airport is located in between Changchun and Jilin City. It is newly completed, opening on August 27th 2005 and capable of handling more than 3.2 million passengers per year. At present, there are flights to more than thirty domestic cities, such as Shanghai, Xian, Shenzhen, Nanjing, etc. and international flights to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Sendai and Vladivostok.
Buses run hourly to the airport from Minhang Binguan (Civil Aviation Hotel, taking No.254, 361 and 269 city bus to get to this hotel) from 6 a.m. daily with the journey taking about forty minutes at a cost of 20 Yuan. A bus will depart two hours before every scheduled flight.
Changchun City Bus
The central area of Changchun is not very spacious, but city bus routes here amount to more than 100 and can take you to almost every part of the City. Generally speaking the ticket fee is 1 Yuan in driver only buses; in those busses with conductors, the ticket fee is based on the numbers of stops you travel. Please do remember to take small change when you use buses!
Some of the minibuses here will stop whenever you wave to the driver. Surely they will make your trip more convenient comparing taking those big buses. No.264 bus can be taken as a special tourist line, for it passes many scenic spots, such as the Film Palace, Nanhu Park, Wenhua Plaza and the Puppet Emperor's Palace.
As the home of Yiqi (Changchun First Automobile Factory), taxies are readily available here with a total of some 25,000 taxies providing services to locals and visitors alike. The taxis here include the models Hongqi, Audi, Jetta, etc. with Jetta in the main role with the usual price for a taxi being RMB 5 for the first 2.5 kilometers (about 1.9 miles) and an additional charge of RMB2 for every subsequent kilometer. Therefore if you are traveling in a small group, it is more cost effective to take a taxi.
Changchun is located in the center of the Songliao Plain and has a semi-wet, monsoon type climate; therefore, temperatures vary much throughout the year. The four seasons here are clearly defined with spring being dry and windy; summer, short and cool; autumn, sunny and warm during the day but cold at night; winter is cold, with a permanent covering of snow. The average annual temperature is about 4.8 degree centigrade.
As the capital city of Jilin Province, Changchun is blessed with many fantastic natural and historical attractions like Jilin Provincial Museum, Museum of Imperial Palace of Manchu State, Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom, Jingyuetan National Forest Park, etc.