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Nan jing 's airport, Lukou, is 36km southeast-minute of the city, and is a rather inconvenient 45-minute cab ride depending on the traffic. Cabs cost approximately¥200, plus ¥20hundreds for tolls. Since the airport is so far away, it is common for drivers to ask you to pay the return toll fare
too, as they have to come back empty
 
Buses make the journey to the airport, but they tend to only leave when they have several passengers on board. The buses should depart every half-hour from Hanzhong Lu, opposite the Sheraton, between 6:30 and 7pm. Catching a bus back into town from Nanjing airport is convenient, and buses run from the airport exit until the very last flight has landed, Stop include the Jinyu Hotel on Daguang Lu and the Gulou Hospital, on Tianjin Lu.
 
Nanjing 's Lukou airport is connected with essentially any Chinese city that has an airport. In addition, there are regional flights to Oska , Singapore , Incheon, Bangkok , Hong Kong , Macao , and Hohhot .
 

There are many ticket booths and agencies around Nanjing selling tickets, and many offer amazing discounts on domestic routes. Be aware, however, that if you buy a discount ticket, you will be unable to change time or day, even if you offer to pay an extra fee, If you are not confident about buying a ticket in Chinese, the major hotels also have tickets counters, and for a fee they'll sort every out for you.

 

Most passenger trains coming to Nanjing arrive at the main Nanjing Station, in the north of the city, The station is currently undergoing serious reconstruction work, so it's a real mess and on a rainy day the for court turns into a quagmire. Accessing the departure platforms is a test of your patience, as you have to force yourself through throngs of crowds. That said, once you get onto your train, it's comfortable ride, and the railway is the main network connecting Nanjing with Suzhou , Wuxi , Shanghai , Hangzhou and all places in between.

 

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.

   Airport


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
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:
  • Jianda Building between Hongqiao Lu and Shanxi Lu
  • Blue Express 2, at Room 106, No. 9 in Jin Xianghe Lu
  • Huashan Hotel at No. 81, Longpan Zhonglu
  • 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