Nanjing is the transportation hub in eastern China and the downstream Yangtze River area.The different means of transportation available in Nanjing constitute a three-dimensional transport system that includes land, water and air.Also, in addition to taxis, public buses, tourist special lines, and other means of transport, getting around in the city is now especially convenient with the offering of a new metro service.
Planes and Airport
Nanjing's airport known as the Lukou International Airport, serves both national and international flights.
Nanjing is in a very convenient central spot, 300 kilometers away from Shanghai, 1200 km from Beijing and 1400 kilometers from Chongqing. It's a two-hour flight to Guangzhou and Beijing and 3 hours by train to Shanghai. This proximity to Shanghai is major reason for the economic boom of the Nanjing region. But the stretch from Nanjing to HangZhou has tourist traffic due to the famous cities such Zhenjiang, Wuxi, and Suzhou.
The airport is ranked 15th among 126 civil airports in China in terms of yearly passenger transport, and 10th for yearly cargo transport. The airport is connected by a 29 kilometer (18 miles) highway directly to the city center, and is also linked to various inter-city highways, making it accessible to the passengers from the surrounding cities.
The airport currently has 85 routes to national and international destinations, which include Japan, Korea, Thailand and Singapore. The Nanjing airport also provides regular daily connections to all the major cities within China.
Air Ticket Booking
Nanjing also has excellent rail links especially to Shanghai
(4 hours), Suzhou (2 hours), Hangzhou (5.5 hours), Anhui, and
Beijing.The newly renovated Railway station is located in the
north of the city and the soft seat entrance is to the right
of the station as you face it.
Nanjing Railway Station Ticket Booking
City to City Bus
As a regional hub, Nanjing is well-connected by over 60 state and provincial highways to all parts of China. There are long distance buses that make visiting Nanjing by land quite easy. The buses themselves are generally good and a speedy bus service operates to Shanghai (3 - 4 hours), Suzhou (2 hours), and Hangzhou (5-6 hours). There is also an overnight bus to Wuhan which now takes less than 12 hours.
There are 7 Bus Depots for Long Distance Bus Travellers:
Note: The Zhongyangmen Distance Passenger Station is probably the most important station in Nanjing as it serves the most travelers.
Nanjing has a developed river transportation system and passenger ships service. Passenger cruise ships can take travelers to Zhenjiang, Yangzhou and Nantong in Jiangsu Province or downstream along the great Yangtze to Shanghai or upstream to Wuhu, Anqing, Jiujiang and Chongqing and other ports of call. The length of journey varies depending on the type of boat you travel on. Travelling by boat is a lovely way to travel between some of the more popular spots but can be wearing and time consuming.
The Port of Nanjing is the largest inland port in China, with a port area of 98 kilometers (61 miles) in full length and has 64 berths including 16 berths for ships with more than a 10,000 tonnage.
Nanjing Passenger Port
Public BusesPublic buses cover every corner of the city but the names on the signposts at the stops are at most times confusing to foreigners.The easiest way is to write down the destination you want to go in Chinese characters on a sheet and take it with you.There's no conductor on public buses and non-air conditioned buses cost RMB1 and for air-conditioned buses the charge is RMB2.
TaxiTaxis are readily available on the main streets of the city.Fares start RMB8 for the first three kilometers, and RMB2.4 for each additional kilometer.At night the charge is the same initial charge plus RMB2.7 for each additional kilometer.Unlike those in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen, the waiting time is not charged.
The subway system in Nanjing is clean, efficient, fast and cheap. The line runs through the city from north to south with 16 stops, including many tourist spots of the city.It only costs RMB 2 to any station on the line. The trains are frequent, and the ample capacity of the lengthy carriages means that they are rarely uncomfortably overcrowded. Additionally, convenient equipment such as access for disabilities, telecom signals, electronic guide screens and navigation signals make the trip comfortable.
NOTE: Although this information is correct at the time of our web publication, it is still advised that you call the phone number and confirm the address before going to the venue because some venues may have changed their telephone numbers or address locations.