The Sanya Phoenix International Airport is located about 11 km (6.8 miles) from downtown. The airport has 93 domestic and six international air routes. Sanya extends visa waiver privileges (and temporary stay up to 15 days) to nationalities from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakstan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and United States and visa-free travel and stay of up to 21 days for travel groups of two or more to visitors with passports from Russia, Korea and Germany.
Passengers can travel between Sanya and Guangzhou or Beijing via the Sanya Railway, which is the first cross-sea rail line in China. From Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu, it is possible to take trains first to Haikou and then transfer to Sanya by train or bus.
From the Sanya Bus Station, nearly 100 long-distance buses travel to various counties and cities in Hainan as well 20 buses that travel to other provinces, including Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, and Jiangxi.