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Getting Around

City Bus
The central area of Changchun is not very spacious, but city bus routes here amount to more than 100 and can take you to almost every part of the City. Generally speaking the ticket fee is 1 Yuan in driver only buses; in those busses with conductors, the ticket fee is based on the numbers of stops you travel. Please do remember to take small change when you use buses!

Some of the minibuses here will stop whenever you wave to the driver. Surely they will make your trip more convenient comparing taking those big buses. No.264 bus can be taken as a special tourist line, for it passes many scenic spots, such as the Film Palace, Nanhu Park, Wenhua Plaza and the Puppet Emperor's Palace.

For Bus Inquiries Phone: 0431-8972475

As the home of Yiqi (Changchun First Automobile Factory), taxies are readily available here with a total of some 25,000 taxies providing services to locals and visitors alike. The taxis here include the models Hongqi, Audi, Jetta, etc. with Jetta in the main role with the usual price for a taxi being RMB 5 for the first 2.5 kilometers (about 1.9 miles) and an additional charge of RMB2 for every subsequent kilometer. Therefore if you are traveling in a small group, it is more cost effective to take a taxi.

The No.54 tram makes Changchun one of the few cities still running trams within China. After renovation and maintenance this tram service is in very good condition and affords great comfort. No.54 Tram starts from Hongqi Jie and stops at Heping Dalu passing Changchun Film Studio, Film City and other important scenic attractions. The No.54 tram has itself become a highlight of local tourism because its nostalgic flavor reminds people of times past. Don't miss this tram whenever you come to visit the city.

Light rail
Changchun light rail project (first section) has been in use since October, 2002 and begins at Changchun railway station, then heading along the Jingha railway (Beijing to Harbin railway) and stops at Weixing Plaza. Total length of its route is about 14.62 kilometers (about 9.08 miles). Changchun light rail project (the second section), which is under construction, will extend the line to Jingyuetan National Forest Park.

Route of Changchun light rail:
Railway station <--> Liaoning Lu <--> Furong Qiao <--> Xi'an Qiao <--> Nanchang Lu <--> Chaoyang Qiao <--> Jiefang Qiao <--> Huxi Qiao <--> Kuanping Qiao <--> Fusong Lu<--> Nanhu Dalu <--> Huguang Lu <--> Guigu Daji <--> Qianjin Dajie <--> Weiming Jie <--> Weiguang Jie <--> Weixing Plaza