Nanjing Transportation Guide
Taxis cost 8 yuan for the first 3 kilometers and 2.4 yuan for every additional kilometer. Starting in mid-June 2006 there is also an additional hidden 1 yuan fee because of high gas prices which takes the minimum prices up to 9 yuan.
Nanjing has a busy bus system and a new and efficient subway line.
Buses without air conditioning cost 1 yuan per trip and buses with air conditioning cost 2 yuan. The extra yuan is surely worth it in the steamy summers. You can pay with an IC card or with 1 yuan coins. No change is given.
Being an important regional economic hub and the capital of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing is easy to access by rail. For example, a trip to Beijing can be made overnight on a standard train, or faster on the bullet train. A trip to or from Shanghai takes 2-4 hours depending on the type of train taken.
Nanjing Railway Station (南京火车站)
Phone: +86 (0)25 8582 2222, 9510 5105
Nanjing Lukou International Airport (南京禄口国际机场) provides flights to both many destinations in China as well as some international locations.
Getting To and From the Airport and Nanjing City Center
Nanjing Lukou International Airport is located 35 minutes southeast of Nanjing.
If weather permits, bicycle is a great way to explore Nanjing. However, that is a big “if” that may affect your travel plans. Between June and August, the humid heat suppresses bicycle traffic during the mid-day. Some people may find it too cold to bike in the winter; however the streets are rarely covered in ice or snow. The rain is the heaviest during late spring and early summer.