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Nanjing Transport

Nanjing is a sub-provincial city, the capital of Jiangsu Province, the second largest city of the Yangtze River Delta region and a comprehensive national transportation hub in China. It has excellent location as its east connects with Shanghai; its west links with Yangze River and Huai river. Nanjing is the transportation hub of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and East China. It has Asian largest river ports "Nanjing Port", Lukou International Airport as well as many railways and highways connected with north, south and the midwest of China. Now, China has initially shaped the Yangtze River Delta core area which regards Nanjing, Shanghai and Hangzhou as its center.

External Traffic
Nanjing Lukou International Airport is 35 km away from the city and 45-minute drive to the city. The airport has opened nearly 120 routes to 42 domestic cities and 19 international and two regional cities. It has regularly direct passenger route including Nanjing to Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Seoul in Korea, Osaka in Japan, Bangkok in Thailand, Frankfurt in Germany and other cities.

Also, it has regularly virtual international routes to Los Angeles, London, Moscow, Vancouver changing flights from Beijing. It also has occasional chartered airplane from Nanjing to Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Sabah, etc.

Nanjing has four passenger station including Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing West Railway Station, Nanjing South Railway Station and Nanjing North Railway Station (Pukou Train Station). Also, it has one marshalling yard Nanjing East Railway Station.

At present, Nanjing South Railway Station mainly operates the high-speed rail Beijing-Shanghai Express Railway, Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu High-speed Railway, Nanjing-Hangzhou High-speed Railway, Nanjing-Anqing High-speed Railway, etc. which has become important traffic portal in Nanjing and one of the major transportation hubs in east China.

Regarding Nanjing as the transport center, the high-grade highways like Nanjing-Shanghai High-grade Highway, Nanjing-Hangzhou High-grade Highway spread all the whole Jiangsu Province and surrounding provinces. The city has 8 long-distance bus passenger transport stations and Hongqiao travel bus station. Nanjing Coach Station (Zhongyangmen Station) is the province's largest passenger station which has greatest passenger flow volume.

►Water Transport
Nanjing Port is the country's largest river ports along the Yangtze River. It is the third largest container port behind Shanghai Waigaoqiao and Suzhou Port.

City Traffic
Rule of Nanjing bus number:
Buses from No. 1- No. 159 are urban line buses;
No. 301- No. 318 are urban small buses
No. 801- No. 823 are supper line buses in urban areas
Tour 1 - Tour 5 Road are urban travel line buses
No. 601- No. 639 are Jiangbei Buses (runs in Pukou and Liuhe districts)
District 1 - District 23 are Jiangning District bus line
Night 1 is Jiangning district bus supper line

Tickets: Most of Nanjing buses are self-service ticketing buses. Nanjing has canceled the difference in fares for ordinary cars and air-conditioned cars. Most of the fare is 2 yuan. You need to bring your own small changes as the car is not looking for change. Part of the buses connecting the main city and suburbs (especially to Jiangbei) still sell the tickets; the fees range from 1 yuan to 4.5 yuan based on your distance.

The starting price of the taxi in Nanjing is 10 yuan/3 km and additional 2.4 yuan (daytime) or 3.2 yuan (night) per kilometer beyond 3 km, adding with 1 yuan for fuel surcharges. There is no charge for the waiting time.

Car Rental
Nanjing has many car rental companies and the price varies according to models, such as the largest car rental company "Zhongbei Automobile Rental Corporation": Poussin car 220 yuan / day or Haosang car 260 yuan / day; the basic mileage is 300 km.

The first subway in Nanjing was officially opened on September 3, 2005 and the opening of the subway mileage at present is about 85 km. By the end of 2014, Nanjing will have a 240-kilometer subway line; in 2030, Nanjing will have 17 subway lines which constitute a total network of 655 km of rail transit network in Nanjing. The tickets fare of Nanjing subway is from 2 yuan to 4 yuan.

Zhongshan Pier, also known as Xiaguan Wharf, is a ferry terminal located in the south bank of the Yangtze River in Nanjing Xiaguan District. It has "Ning Pu line" opened to Pukou Pier on the opposite bank. Ning Pu line (ie the Zhongshan Pier - Pukou Pier) is the main channel to go across the river.