The Three Wheeled Wonder!
This isnt so much as being in Nanjing, but in a city/town called Nangang, a 40min taxi ride away from Nanjing city centre.
There is no reason at all for you to visit this place as its a very small town with nothing of any touristy value, but I was there for a week because I was following the Nanjing Basketball team and it is in this town that they live, eat, train and play. So thought I would add an extra page just for this place!
These three wheeled vehicles were very amusing to both look at and ride in, but they do the job at just 3 yuan for nearly all distances you want to go.
When flying, I flew through...
When flying, I flew through PuDong Int Airport in Shanghai. I came in late so I missed the train. The alternative was a three hour bus ride from Shanghai to Nanjing.
I found the taxi to be the best mode of transport. While the fare is cheap, the ride can be a wild one. Many of the drivers are new drivers!
For a different kind of experience, try the bicycle. In fact, a greater feat would be using your cellphone while on a bike! The Chinese did it like a pro! A very contrasting image; China can be very advance in certain mode of communication while very laid back in their mode of transportation!
Nanjing boasts a highly...
Nanjing boasts a highly developed transportation system with its own international airport, railway station and numerous bus stations.
The newly renovated Railway station is located in the north of the city and the soft seat entrance is to the right of the station as you face it. Train tickets are available here, or at a ticket office near Gulou on Zhongshan Bei Lu. Most major hotels can can also get tickets for a small service charge. This is a good option as it is much easier than queuing up at the train station! Taxis to and from the train station to the center of town should cost about RMB 20-30. There are also buses to the University area around Shanghai Lu (no.13) or Xinjeikou (No. 1A) from outside the station.If you take train from Nanjing to Shanghai(3 hours),it costs you around RMB80,regarding to it's the fastest train,so the price is also the highest. Also,you can take buses.The buses themselves are generally good and a speedy bus service operates to Shanghai (3-4 hours), Suzhou (2 hours), and Hangzhou (5-6 hours).
Getting about in the city itself is usually pretty easy and there are ample taxis around town and a good (though crowded) bus service.
Some internal China flights as...
Some internal China flights as well as flight from Hong Kong use the local Nanjing International Airport. However, you may find yourself having to fly in and out of Shanghai if you are catching a direct connection elsewhere.
There are a ton of taxi's and they are quite reasonable. One of the few places I know where the taxis charge by distance, and not time. So if you are caught in a traffic jam, you can relax - you won't see the meter tick away...
Cheap, easy - Bus Shuttle from airport
We caught the bus shuttle from the airport to the CBD area. It took 40 minutes cost 20 Yuan. Taxi to hotel 10 Yuan taxi .
- Budget Travel
I took the train from Shanghai. It was a very comfortable ride. Always choose 'soft seat'! The price differential is meagre & traveling in China is relatively economical by world standard.