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Nanchang Transportation

As the largest airport in Jiangxi Province, Changbei International Airport is about 11 miles (26km) away from the city center. Nowadays, more than 20 airlines operate 25 routes to important domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Xiamen. International air routes can take passengers to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok, etc. There are three airport shuttle bus routes that bring lots of convenience to passengers. In addition, the airport also operates some bus lines to nearby cities, such as Jiujiang, Fuzhou, Jingdezhen and Shangrao.

Nanchang Railway Station, West Railway Station and Xiangtang Railway Station are three main passenger train stations in this city.

 Nanchang Railway Station is about 1.9 miles (3km) from the downtown area. Most of trains leave there for Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chongqing, Shenyang and other cities. You can take public buses no. 2 (inner line), 2 (outer line), 9, 10, 18 (inner line), 22, 27, 29, 89, 219, 221, 232, 302, 305, and 307 to the railway station directly. Among them, bus no. 2 (inner line) runs to Tengwang Pavilion.

 West Railway Station is located at southwest of the city center. Both ordinary and bullet trains to/from major cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Xian, Jiujiang, and Wuyishan are operated here. As an important stop along Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway, it has become a high standard and modern passenger transport hub in China. After arriving, tourists can take subways, city buses and airport shuttle buses to surrounding areas. The transportation is quite convenient.

Besides, trains in Xiangtang Railway Station also bound for cities in Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River delta, such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou and Nanjing. Passenger can take public bus no. 236 to the station directly.

  Long-distance Bus 
The road system in this city is fairly developed. National roads No.105 between Beijing and Zhuhai, No.320 between Shanghai and Kunming and No.316 between Fuzhou and Lanzhou intersect here and make it very convenient to get in or out of the city by road. Chang’an Bus Station, Nanchang Main Bus Station, Hongcheng Bus Station, Changnan Bus Station, Qingshan Bus Station and Xufang Bus Station are six long-distance bus stations in this city. 

 Chang’an Bus Station: The station provides coaches to Taihu, Changsha, Quanzhou, Fuzhou, Jinjiang, Jinhua, Wenzhou, Wuhan and Yichang, as well as several cities in Jiangxi Province.
Location: It’s located at the opposite of Main Railway Station.
Transportation: You can take public bus to the railway station first. Then walk to the bus station directly.

 Main Bus Station: Many bus routes from this bus station can take passengers to several big cities, such as Wuhan, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Changsha, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Sanya. In addition, tourists can take direct coach to Poyang Lake from this station.
Location: No.161, Bayi Avenue, Donghu District
Transportation: Take bus no.1, 6, 9, 10, 22, 88, 302, 303 or 317 to get to Yongshu Intersection. Then walk north to get there.

 Hongcheng Bus Station: Long-distance buses in this station mainly bound for main cities and counties within Jiangxi Province, such as Yongxin, Anfu, Shanggao, Yifeng and Gao’an.
Location: No. 288, West Jianshe Road, Xihu District
Transportation: You can take public bus No. special 9, 33, 211, 216, 218 or Tourist bus 2 to get here.

 Changnan Bus Station
Covering an area of 6.8 acres (2.7 hectares), this bus station has 18 routes that bound for suburban areas, counties and towns in this city.
Location: The junction of Yingbin Avenue and Zhenxing Avenue,
Transportation: Public bus no.89, 128, 150, 158, 201, 218, 235, 239, 519, 526, or 707 run to this station.

 Qingshan Bus Station: Coaches departing from this bus station can reach Wuhan, Xiaogan, Yangzhou, Wuyuan, Jingan, Taishan, etc. Passenger also can take direct coach to Lushan National Park.
Location: No. 19, South Qingshan Road, Donghu District
Transportation: You can take public bus no. 1, 8, 18 (inner line), 237, 303 or 705 to South Qingshan Crossing Station. Then walk to the bus station directly.

 Xufang Bus Station
This bus station has more than 100 routes and 800 long-distance buses. These buses mainly bound for nearby towns, counties and cities within Jiangxi Province. There are also several buses that can take tourists to Poyang Lake.
Location: No.850, Jinggangshan Avenue, Qingyunpu District
Transportation: You can take public bus no.1, 88, 89, 158, 201, 203 or 236 to reach this station.

Water routes in this city consist of the Gan River, the Fu River, Elephant Lake, Qingshan Lake, and Aixi Lake. As the biggest port on the Gan River, Nanchang Port is also the most important water transportation hub in the city. From the port, passengers can take yacht or cruise ships to visit Poyang Lake, Stone Bell Hill, Dagu Hill and other famous attractions.

 City Bus 
It has a well-organized city bus transportation system. There are more than 188 city bus routes in the city. Almost all the attractions within the city can be reached by bus.

Taxies in NanchangThe bus categories contain mainly downtown regular lines, suburban lines, tourist lines, night lines, express lines and special lines. Generally speaking, the ticket fare is CNY1 for non-air-conditioned buses and CNY2 for air-conditioned ones.

So far, the city has approximately 5,500 taxis. Most taxis are the Santana model; some others are the Jetta or the Citroen.ZX. The flat rate fare is CNY 6 (CNY6.6 after 23:00) for the first 1.2 miles (2 km) plus a distance surcharge of CNY2 for each extra kilometer. Besides, CNY1 fuel surcharge will be charged per journey.

From the city center to the following places, the reference prices are:

Destination Distance (KM) Reference Fare (CNY)
(06:00 to 23:00)
Reference Fare (CNY)
(23:00 to next 06:00)
Changbei International Airport 28 78 87
Main Railway Station 3.5 11 13
West Railway Station 17 64 71
Tengwang Pavilion 8.6 32 35