You can take bus 540 outside the east entrance of Wuchang station. It takes you around 1 hour to the destination Wuhan station (32 stops in the route).
My friend is from Wuhan city. He told me in the rushing hours there is a heavy traffic jamming in Wuhan city. Or you can take a bus, which cost around 10 USD.
Your time is not too much, so you can just enjoy the sight seeing of Wuhan Donghu lake on bus. If time permits, you can also go to Yangtze River to have a look.
Bus station (south bound) is another “10 million peoples” scene to look at and also for gaining extra travel experience (because it really looks like 10 million peoples). When I was there, standing at the entrance of the bus south station, planning to buy a bus ticket, I took at glance at inside the ticketing hall, oh damn…I couldn’t see clearly how many ‘layers’ of peoples, they were all squeezing alltogether in there and fighting for a place to stand and breath….“tortures again!” (I told myself). My hopeless laughing emerged out of a sudden while staring at the ridiculous scene…Anyway this is where I bought the bus ticket to Changsha, 120 Yuan, 4 and half hours, great double decker new bus without free spittings and smokings but the driver allows free sitting, causing a little mess but overall it is ok because the bus did not collect passengers along the way.
Bus from Xiangyang to Wuhan is 4 and half hours, 60 Yuan, this bus is very good because the driver is very strict at smokers and did not stop halfway taking passengers.
The driver speak in the microphone the moment he smells the smoke to those who smoke inside the bus, the voice would come out very loud in the speakers and immediately they stop smoking.
Stop once at the Anlu Service Area (a small town in between Xiangyang and Wuhan), only 5 minutes quick stop for toilet, smoking and stretching legs.
The bus last stop is at Hankou JinJiaDun Bus Station (near to Hankou Railway Station), this is the bus station for west-bound passengers of Wuhan.
Around the Hankou JinJiaDun Bus Station area has many low budget room for stay, hotels and many many high rise condominiums and business towers.
Wuhan is a HUGE city separated by a river, WuChang is the eastern portion，HanKou and HanYang at west with both separated by another river. When come by bus or train, it is very important to make sure which bus station or train you are at, because this city is 978 million population.
One railway station is located at HanKou, the other 2 at WuChang, while 2 bus station in HanKou 1 at WuChang, Airport is located at the north most of HanKou.
Photos here are Hankou bus station (City Bus Station), next to it is the Hankou Railway Station, located at FaZhan DaDao (Developing Highway) 《汉口发展大道》, this is where I stayed a night.
I took a few taxi's to get around Wuhan as the tourist sites are very spread out. Taxis operate in different districts of Wuhan and you can easily take any of them to cruise the city. Fare starts from 8 Yuan for the first three kilometres (1.86 miles), and 1.4 Yuan for each additional kilometre (0.62 mile).
basically the constant fair of buses is 2.0 yuan. some buses have those electric buses have fair of 1.0 yuan. don't get confuse with 1.2 or 1.5 or 1.8. As the buses move along their route the fair start to decrease from 2.0. The minimum it will reach is 1.0 yuan.The fair u have to give is mostly visible at the box where u have to put the coins. You can see it as soon you enter the bus it is just infront of you. Whether it is 1.5 or 1.8 you will most likely have to pay the whole 2.0 yuan and it will be comfortable for you too to pay the whole 2.0 yuan.
If you want to try public buses, please be sure you have enough coins in your pocket. The public system confused me. There were so many different fares:1.5 yuan, 2 yuan, 1.2 yuan and others. Every time I had to ask driver how many coins I should insert. Unbelievably, why the fare is 1.2 or 1.5?
There are lots of bus service in Wuhan, they can take you to any place in the city.
However buses in Wuhan look really outdated and uncomfortable. I'll recommend you use taxi if your budget permits. Taxi price in Wuhan is also very affordable. Of course, if you don't speak Chinese, you need to have someone writen down your destination for you in Chinese. Don't assume taxi driver can speak English in Wuhan.
Wuhan is so huge,but it is not the excuse to have a so bad traffic.Rush hour jams are really terrible!
And the bus system is not so convinient as Hefei where I live now.
Tickets of some bus routes are 1 yuan and 20 fen.So prepare small changes before get on buses.
Wuhan has great road and railway,you can take car or train to get there,also there is a highlevel airport in the city if it's neceary for you.Anyway,so easy to get in Wuhan.
You will have no problem getting a taxi in and around Wuhan, There are over 100,000 taxis covering the city. The starting tariff is 8 RMB. There are also frequent bus services which are cheap and reasonably clean. Once in Wuhan you will see a lot of Pushbikes and motorbikes with carriages on the back, these are MaMu's which offer a taxi service at a negotiable price. MaMu's are a very popular form of transport here in Wuhan.
I flew from Dalian, but that's not the only way. Wuhan is an air and rail transportation hub. You can get anywhere in China (and many places outside China) from there.
I had a car and driver. Public transportation exists, but I never used it. The city sprawls over an immense area. You cannot reasonably walk the distances involved.
The light metro in Wuhan operates from 6:30 a.m. to 21:30 p.m. Starting price is 1.5 Yuan for six stops; above six stops, you will be charged two Yuan.
by air from major cities in China
by ship along the Changjiang River from Shanghai,Nanjing or Chongqing