Grand China Travel

Home Nanjing Travel Guide Getting around in Nanjing

Getting Around In Nanjing

Nanjing is located in East China’s Jiangsu province and close to Shanghai on the southern bank of Yangtze River. Nanjingcan be reached by air, by train, by boat and by bus. Nanjing International Airport is located to the southeast of the city, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the city center. It is about 45 minutes to drive from downtown Nanjing to the airport. TheYangtze River Bridge in Nanjing connects railways on the northern and the southern river banks so that Nanjing has become the train transport hub of Eastern China with direct trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Xian.Nanjing also has a developed water transport network due to its convenient location by the Yangtze River. Passenger cruise ships can take travelers downstream along the Yangtze River to Shanghai or upstream to Wuhu and Chongqing.

Getting to Nanjing by Air

Nanjing Lukou International Airport is located in Lukou Town, Jiangning District, about 35.8 km away from the downtown area. The airport was built in 1995 and opened to public in 1997. Covering an area of 9562 mu, the airport has a terminal of 13.2 square meters, a parking apron of 44.7 square meters and a 3,600-meter-long runway.

Getting to Nanjing by Train

Nanjing Railway Station, built in 1968, is located to the north of Nanjing, by the side of Yangtze River and at the foot of Purple Mountain. The railway station was expanded in 2002, and after three years’ refitting, Nanjing Railway Station has become the most important station in the city. Now Nanjing can be reached by Bullet Train from Shanghai and Beijing.

Getting around Nanjing by City Bus

There are many types of city buses in Nanjing City and visitors can simply distinguish them by their names. The routes from Bus No. 1 to Bus No. 159 are within the city; the buses starting with 3 are mini buses within the city; the buses starting with 8 only open at night; the buses starting with a Chinese character “游” are tourist buses.

Getting around Nanjing by Taxi

The types of taxis in Nanjing include Jetta, Santana and Fukang. The starting fare is 7 yuan for 3 kilometers. After exceeding 3 kilometers, the charging standard wiil be 2.4 yuan per kilometer. At night, the fare will be 0.3 yuan higher than that in the day time. However, the taxis in Nanjing will not charge the waiting fare. In other words, the taxi fare in Nanjing only depends on the mileage.

Login to post comments