Nanjing Transportation

  • Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing
    Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing
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  • Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing
    Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing
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  • Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing
    Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing
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    The Three Wheeled Wonder!

    by sugarpuff Written Jan 27, 2004

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    Only Fools and Horses!

    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.

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    Nanjing Buses

    by urchinn Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Get a Nanjing map from any local news vendor, just make sure that the printing on it is clear as Nanjing is pretty huge.

    As with some other cities around China, Nanjing has "Tourist Buses" which ply the routes to main tourist attractions. Just look out for the Y1, Y2 ,Y3...etc buses on the route map and double-check with the driver. One of the best initiatives of this is that the name of each stop is announced as the bus makes its stops along its route. This makes getting to certain areas much easier on the independent traveller. Some announcements also have English translations, unfortunately not all buses have been upgraded to provide this.

    Hard-seat buses cost RMB1 while soft-seaters are RMB2, very very reasonable for some of the distances you might need to travel.

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    Train from Nanjing to Shanghai

    by albaaust Written Jan 19, 2007

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    Inside the passenger train
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    We caught the train Train T705 leaving at 13:20 from Nanjing to Shanghai. The trip cost 79 Yuan and took 3 hours.

    This time we were in a train which consisted of seats in rows of two which could be turned around if passengers so wished. Each passenger had a tray they could put down. Train staff would walk up and down selling various items to eat and hot coffee or tea.

    Will write more later

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    cheap buses

    by steve_syd_au Written Aug 9, 2004

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    for $1 RMB chinese dollar u can ride the old crappy buses, that will take u endlessly in one direction. for $2 RMB u can get a better buss with airconditioning, not nessesary in winter. the bus will roll down hill with the engine off, people are pollite, and no smells. they are frequesnt and on time. great way to see the town.

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    Nanjing: Cross the Yangtze by ferry - cheap!

    by DottyB Written Jul 14, 2006

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    My husband and I had dreamed of sailing on the Yangtze in our respective schools as children. There we were on the waterfront, a little south of the big bridge, on a beautiful January day and no way to get out on the river. I even offered to buy 10 tickets at the Yacht Club as a birthday gift for my husband. No go. Then a nice woman who spoke a little English told us there was a bus with many people. I tried in vain to explain that I didn't want a bus but a BOAT. No luck. Except that, after following her directions, we found ... A FERRY! It's not described in any books I've seen, but it's cheap and picturesque. This allowed us to visit the northwest bank of Nanjing, which is very different from the part tourists see. And there's a lovely park over there, too!

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    Taxi's were Ok in Nanjing

    by albaaust Written Jan 19, 2007

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    Taxis were very reasonable in Nanjing. All of them used a meter and we never felt that we were overcharged.

    The meter started on 8 Yuan and after some time clocked more. Some examples: 24 Yuan from hotel to Sun Yat Sen’s Memorial, Wende Bridge to hotel 10 Yuan.

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    Bus to Zhongshan Hill Scenic Area

    by cal6060 Updated Jan 25, 2014

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    Bus To Zijing Mountain
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    Purple-Golden Mountain or Zijing Mountain consists of three main attractions, they are the following:

    1) Linggu Temple (East)

    2) Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum (Middle)

    3) Ming Xiaoling Tomb (West)

    Most visitors to Nanjing want to see all three attractions in one day. It is possible to do that if you have planned your time and transportation well. The most affordable way is to take the public buses and battery cars within the mountain.

    My recommendation is to visit the Linggu Temple first, then Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, and Ming Xiaoling Tomb.

    First --- take the metro train to either one of the following stations: Xi'anmen Station, Minggugong Station or Muxuyuan Station.

    Second-- take tourist bus " Y2 " to Linggu Temple.

    Third --- take the battery car (blue line) to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, also visit the Open-air Music Hall & Fillial Scripture Tripod. (5 yuan each ride/person)

    Forth--- take the battery car (yellow line) to Ming Xiaoling Tomb. (5 yuan each ride/person)

    Fifth -- take the Bus number Y3 or 20 back to Muxuyuan Station.

    Enjoy your trip!!

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    Subway

    by tommaddox Written Aug 8, 2006

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    Don't forget Nanjing has a subway! The subway system in Nanjing really is superb, the system is clean, efficient, fast and cheap. 2RMB to any station on the line. The trains are frequent, and the ample capacity of the lengthy carriages means that they are rarely uncomfortably overcrowded.

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    Nanjing Metro

    by cal6060 Updated Jun 8, 2012

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    Nanjing Metro
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    During my first visit to Nanjing 2004, there were no metro system in the city, but the metro lines were under construction. In 2011, the metro lines are still under construction, but there are two lines operating with great efficiency. Nanjing metro is similar to Shanghai or Xia'an metro, clean and comfortable. What I impress the most is the stations are located near important attractions of Nanjing:

    Line 1: North-South

    Hongshan Zoo Station- Hongshan Forest Zoo
    Nanjing Railway Station- Nanjing Railway
    Xuanwumen Station - Xuanwumen Lake
    Gulou Station - The Drum Tower, Jiming Temple
    Xinjiekou Station - The Shopping Mall District

    Line 2: East-West

    Mingguogong Station - Mingguogong park
    Daxinggong Station - Nanjing Library, Carrefour Hypermarket, Presidential Palace, 1920.
    Mochouhu Stationn - Mochou Lake
    Yunjinlu Station - Memorial Hall to the Victims of Nanjing Massacre

    Fare: Y2 (for short distant) ; Y4 (for long distant)

    Nanjing Metro expects to have 17 lines by year 2030. Shall I visit again by 2030?

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    Nanjing Railway Station

    by cal6060 Written Jun 5, 2012

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    Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing
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    Nanjing Railway Station is the main railway station in Nanjing, which is located north of Nanjing City. This Railway Station is served by the metro line 1. This station was founded in Sept 1968 and in 2002 the government spent more than 350 million yuan to do major renovation especially its appearances. Now, it has a modern architectural structure with glass facing the Xuanwu Lake.

    If you have some spare time at the station, do walk outside the station and enjoy the Xuanwu Lake Park.

    You can catch the speed rail from here to Shanghai.

    You can catch train to Luoyang, Baijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xi'an and etc.

    Bus that Go there: No. 1, 13, 17, 32, 33, 36, 50, 59, 64,Tourist 1, 801, 811, and 813

    In Chinese: 南京站, Nan Jing Zhan

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    Bicycle.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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!

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  • Nanjing boasts a highly...

    by alexia_lin Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Nanjing boasts a highly developed transportation system with its own international airport, railway station and numerous bus stations.
    By train:
    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.

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  • Some internal China flights as...

    by ccarrie Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    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...

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    Zijinshan Ropeway

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 15, 2009
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    There's a lovely scenic chairlift that runs up the side of the Purple Mountain. It starts at the western entrance of the park near the city wall and goes up to the Monk Peak Scenic Area via the Purple Mountain Astronomical Observatory. I took it all the way to the top but didn't hang around as there's not a lot to see or do up there except to admire the views which are a bit hazy. I then took the chairlift back down and got off at the observatory station and then walked down the hill from there.

    Admission: Y35 one-way or Y60 return.

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    Nanjing Metro

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 16, 2009

    Nanjing Metro consists of just one line which was opened in September 2005. There are 16 stations that run along its 21km (13 mile) track. A second line will be in operation in 2010 and will make it possible to link the city centre with the Purple Mountains. Tickets range from Y2 to Y4 depending on distance.

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