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Nanjing Airport


Airport Code: NKG

Location: Lukou Town, Jiangning District, with a straight-line distance of 35.8km (22 miles) southeast to the city center.

Brief Intro:
Connected by the 29-km-long (18 miles) Airport Highway to Nanjing City, Nanjing Lukou International Airport enjoys a very convenient transportation and serves as a key trunk line airport of China. It was built in February, 1995 and put into service on July 1, 1997, with a terminal of 13.2 sq m (16 sq yards), a parking apron of 44.7 sq m (53 sq yards) and a 3,600-meter-long (3,937 yards) runway. As an alternate airport of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, it now offers 85 air routes to over 50 cities, including Hong Kong, Macau, Bangkok, Singapore and Seoul.


Shops: In addition to the five shopping centers in the passenger terminal to provide comprehensive choices of goods, 15 exclusive shops are distributed on the Arrivals Halls (Level 3) for the sales of such local products as Salted Soup Ducks, Cloud Brocades, Yuhua Tea and Rain Flower Stones (Yuhua Shi), etc. Duty-free shops congregate in the International Restricted Area of the Departures Halls (Level 1), dealing in cigarettes, alcohols, watches, perfumes, leather wares and attires of over 10 world top brands.

Restaurants: Six restaurants and teahouses, which are well located in the Departures Halls, the Arrivals Halls and the Concourses, serve Chinese food, tea, specialty buffet dinners as well as Western food.

Commercial Center: Stationed in the Departures Level, the center is available for the services of copying, fax sending&receiving, mobile phone recharging, internet surfing, etc.
Tel: 025-52480274

Medical Center: With the main part of the center being located on the Airport Highway, about 1,200m (1,312 yards) to the terminal, two clinics are separately equipped in the Domestic Restricted Area and the International Restricted Area, available for free medical consultations, blood pressure measuring and compensable ambulance services.
Domestic: 025-52480431
International: 025-52480432
Emergency: 025-52480446, 025-52480438

Nursing Room: Apart from the baby-nursing necessities, the nursing room also provides books and toys in the needs of children at different ages. It is located at the Departures Domestic Concourse.

Car Park: As the largest outdoor car park of Jiangsu Province, the airport car park offers over 1,200 parking spaces in a total area of 30,000 sq m (7 acres). 24-hour parking service can be enjoyed in the designated area.


Information Desks: Departures Halls

Airport Hotlines: 025-52480488 (24 hours)

Luggage Claim: 025-52480488

Banks: Branches of Bank of China and China Construction Bank can be found on the Departures Level, with ATM equipped for the convenience of passengers.
Bank of China: 025-5248-2126
China Construction Bank: 025-52482627

China Mobile: Two VIP lounges of China Mobile provide considerate services in the Restricted Area, Level 3.

Telephone: In the terminal one can find not only a wide distribution of IC-card telephones but 10 automatic vending machines of IC cards.

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Nanjing Airport Transportation

By Air

CAAC have regular air connections to all major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Jinan, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Guilin, Wuhan, Xian, Zhengzhou, Lanzhou, Shenyang and Dalian.

The flight time from Beijing to Nanjing is a little less than two hours and one hour by air from Shanghai.

Lu Kou International Airport (NKG) in Nanjing is located to the southeast of the city, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the city center. Getting there by the 29-kilometers (18-mile) Airport Highway takes about 45 minutes. The AH is also connected with several main intercity expressways, which connect to nearby cities. A taxi driver from the airport to the city area costs more than 100 yuan.

Airport Transport

Airport to City
Airport shuttle buses leave from the Arriving Building and take passengers to the city center (the Xinjiekou Area). The first bus departs 30 minutes after the first flight arrival. The interval depends on the amount of passengers and flights.
Route: Arriving Building ---> Qili Jie---> Jinyu Hotel --->Beijing Donglu --->Tianjin Road (Drum Tower)

There are also regular buses to the nearby cities of Changzhou, Yangzhou and Zhenjiang.
Taxi service is available on the first floor of the Arriving Building in the airport.

City to Airport
Airport shuttle buses leave from the Airport Ticket Office in Xinghan Building at No. 180, Hanzhong Road daily with an interval of half an hour from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Meanwhile, most three-star and above-rating hotels in the city have special bus services to the airport.

There are other seven domestic airports in Wuxi, Suzhou, Lianyungang, Xuzhou, Changzhou, Nantong and Yancheng, which allow tourists to take a quick trip between these areas inside Jiangsu Province.

Ticket Booking: 025 - 86602902 (city area) or 025 - 52480482 (airport) 24 hours flight inquiry and ticket booking service

By Train
The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing connects railways on the northern and the southern river banks so that Nanjing has become the train transport hub of Eastern China. At the intersection of the national Jinghu Railway (Beijing-Shanghai Railway) and Ningtong (Nanjing -Tongchuan) Railway, Nanjing has a convenient rail network, with direct trains to Beijing, Shanghai (four hours), Hangzhou (two hours), Tianjing, Harbin, Changchun, Shenyang, Hangzhou (five and a half hours)and Xian.

A quick trip from Nanjing to Shanghai
Trains running on Nanjing to Shanghai section of the Jinghu Railway are frequent and the trip takes only three hours. You can buy the tickets at the five windows to the right on the second floor of the Ticket Building at Nanjing Train Station. One thing you should bear in mind is that the five windows cater for different time period so make sure you come to them at the right time.

Nanjing Train Stations
There are four passenger stations in Nanjing. The Nanjing Train Station, located in the northern suburb near the Xuanwu Lake, is the main passenger station in the city. All trains passing and leaving from Nanjing stop at this station. Passengers can easily change trains there. There are also three other train stations in the city, namely the West, South and North stations. All initial trains leave from the West Station and short-trip trains start from the Southern Station for nearby cities and towns.

Tickets offices are available at both the ticket window of these train stations and ticket agencies throughout the city. You can only book your tickets five days in advance. The train station sometimes adjusts the ticket pre-sell period on a large amount of passengers. An easier way for you is to book ticket right at hotel counter, which will charge you a little service fee but it is worth it to avoid the lengthy queues at the ticket windows.

Nanjing Railway Station Ticket booking: 85822222 (enquiry), 85824224 and 85071111 (booking)

Ticket booking in the city area:

1>Jianda Building between Hongqiao Lu and Shanxi Lu

2>Blue Express 2, at Room 106, No. 9 in Jin Xianghe Lu

3>Huashan Hotel at No. 81, Longpan Zhonglu

4>1st floor of Gulou Post Office Building at No. 366 Zhongshan Lu

Agencies above open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

By Road

Six expressways radiate to the surrounding cities and areas in Anhui Province, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai. Long distance buses travel between Nanjing and major cities in almost all provinces in the east and southeast of China.

Long Distance Buses
Zhongyangmen Distance Passenger Station at No. 1, Jianning Road is the most important station in Nanjing serving the most travelers. Nanjing-Shanghai Express buses leave from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily with an interval of twenty or thirty minutes stopping at Zhenjiang, Changzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou and Shanghai.

Seven Distance Passenger Stations (DPS) in Nanjing

The Eastern DPS
Address: No. 17 in Huayuan Lu in the eastern suburb of the city
Destination: Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Hebei, Jiangxi, Hunan and Anhui

Zhongyangmen DPS
Address: No. 1 in Jianning Lu
Destination: Zhejiang, Anhui, Shandong, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Shanghai, Beijing, Liaoning, Shanxi and Jiangsu

Zhonghuamen DPS
Address: No. 88 in Jihecun Lu
Destination: Ma·Żamshan, Wuhu and several nearby cities

Xiaguan DPS
Address: No. 10 in Jiangbian Lu
Destination: Hubei, Anhui, Jiangxi and Henan

Hanzhongmen DPS
Address: No. 278 in Hanzhong Lu
Destination: Zhenjiang, Xuzhou

Zhongshan Nanlu DPS
Address: No. 400 in Zhongshan Nanlu
Destination: Shanghai, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Hefei

The Northern DPS
Address: No. 22 in Qiaobei Lu
Destination: Yangzhou, Nantong, Xuzhou, Lianyungang, Dalian, Anhui, Wuhan, Shandong

By Water

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 and other ports of call.

Nanjing Passenger Port
Located in the northern end of Jiangbian Lu in Xiaguan area, Nanjing Passenger Port is close to West Nanjing Railway Station. Tourist Bus No.4 and public buses of 10, 31, 34 or 302 can reach the port.
Enquiry: 025 - 58805501