Nanjing is the transportation hub in eastern China and the downstream Yangtze River area. Different means of transportation constitute a three-dimensional transport system that includes land, water and air. As in most other Chinese cities, public transportation is the dominant mode of travel of the majority of the citizens. The city now has five bridge or tunnel crossings spanning the Yangtze, which are tying districts north of the river with the city centre on the south bank. See also Transport in Nanjing.
Nanjing is an important railway hub in eastern China. It serves as rail junction for the Beijing-Shanghai (Jinghu) (which is itself composed of the old Jinpu and Huning Railways), Nanjing–Tongling (Ningtong), Nanjing-Qidong (Ningqi), and the Nanjing-Xian (Ningxi) which encompasses the Hefei–Nanjing Railway.
Nanjing is connected to the national high-speed railway network by Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway and Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu Passenger Dedicated Line, with several more high-speed rail lines under construction.
Among all 17 railway stations in Nanjing, passenger rail service is mainly provided by Nanjing Railway Station and Nanjing South Railway Station, while other stations like Nanjing West Railway Station, Zhonghuamen Railway Station and Xianlin Railway Station serve minor roles. Nanjing South Railway Station, which is one of the 5 hub stations on Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, has officially been claimed as the largest railway station in Asia and the second largest in the world in terms of GFA (Gross Floor Area).
The city of eight million is a stop on the five-hour high-speed rail route between Beijing and Shanghai. Yangtze River Delta cities which are consist of Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and other cities. It is easy to travel among these cities in only one and a half hours by high-speed rail trains
As an important regional hub in the Yangtze River Delta, Nanjing is well-connected by over 60 state and provincial highways to all parts of China.
Express highways such as Hu-Ning, Ning-He, Ning-Hang enable commuters to travel to Shanghai, Hefei, Hangzhou, and other important cities quickly and conveniently.
Nanjing's airport, Lukou International Airport, serves both national and international flights. In 2010, the airport handled 12.5305 million passengers. It was ranked 14th among 126 civil airports in China in terms of yearly passenger transport, and 10th for yearly cargo transport. The airport currently has 85 routes to national and international destinations, which include Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany. The airport is connected by a 29-kilometre highway directly to the city center, and is also linked to various intercity highways, making it accessible to the passengers from the surrounding cities.
Port of Nanjing is the largest inland port in China, yearly throughput reaching 108.59 million tons in 2007. The port area is 98 kilometres in length and has 64 berths including 16 berths for ships with a tonnage of more than 10,000. Nanjing is also the biggest container port along the Yangtze River; in March 2004, the one million container-capacity base, Longtan Containers Port Area opened, further consolidating Nanjing as the leading port in the region. In the 1960s the first Yangtze River Bridge was completed, becoming almost the only solid connection between North and South in eastern China at that time. The bridge became a source of pride and an important symbol of modern China, having been built and designed by the Chinese themselves following failed surveys by other nations and the reliance on and then rejection of Soviet expertise. Begun in 1960 and opened to traffic in 1968, the bridge is a two-tiered road and rail design spanning 4,600 metres on the upper deck, with approximately 1,580 metres spanning the river itself.
Bordered by the Yangtze River, Nanjing has a developed water transport network. Passenger cruise ships can take travelers to Zhenjiang, Yangzhou and Nantong in Jiangsu Province or downstream along the great Yangtze to Shanghai and upstream to Wuhu, Anqing, Jiujiang and Chongqing.
Downtown to Airport
former Zhonghuamen Long-distance Bus Station to Airport:
Airport bus starts from the former Zhonghuamen Long-distance Bus Station, stopping at Nanjing South Railway Station, to the airport. The time of airport bus departuring from Nanjing South Railway Station is from 6:15 to 20:15 every day, with being one every 20 minutes. The former Zhonghuamen Long-distance Bus Station is located next to the Zhonghuamen Metro Station. Take Metro Line 1 to Zhonghuamen Metro Station, then take No.2, 38, 16, 39, 49, 111, 116 Bus to West Street or Runtai Market. The departure time of bus is 06:00-21: 00, with being one every 20 minutes.
Nanjing Railway Station East Square to Airport:
Taking No.17, 36, 44, 59, 71, 97, 141, 309 bus can directly reach Nanjing Railway Station East Square bus departure point, stopping at 221 Longpan Road. Or you can take metro or one of the buses————No.27,34,37,49,306 bus to Park Road or Changfu Street, then you can reach Longpan Road Station. The departure time is from 05:40 to 21:00, with being one every 20 minutes. Every bus that stops at 221 Longpan Road will be 10 to 15 minutes later.
Airport to Downtown
Airport Line 1 (East Line): from the first flight in the morning to the last flight at the end of the day
You can get off at the following stations: Yuhua Square, Qinhuai District people's Government, Xihua Gate, Nanjing Railway Station.
Airport Line 2 (West Line): from 9:30 to 22:30
You can get off at the following stations: Cuipingshan Hotel (performed by Airport Line 1 after 22:30), Nanjing South Railway Station, Zhonghuamen (former Zhonghuamen Long-distance Bus Station).
(Ticket Price： 20 yuan / person)
Expected: Metro will be opened to traffic from the airport to Nanjing South Railway Station in May 2014.
If you want to know some information about shopping, traffic, food, etc., or you get into troubles， you can call the 24-hour service hotline of Nanjing Government at：86-25-12345. And if you want to know some information about tourist attractions, travel agencies or accommodation, you can also consult Nanjing Tourism Commission or make complaints.
Travel consultation: 86-25-52269008
Travel complaints: 86-25-52260123
Address: 20 floor, New City Mansion, No. 259 Jiangdong Central Road, Jianye District, Nanjing
(opposite to the East Gate of Nanjing Olympic Sports Center)