Shenzhen City-Bus & Taxi


With more than 900 bus lines and close to 16,000 buses, Shenzhen has a well developed city bus system. There are presently 3 large city bus companies in the city. They are the Shenzhen Bus Group Co., the City West Bus Company, and the City East Bus Company. The large amount of vehicles exerts a lot of pressure on local's transport system at present, especially during rush hour. Therefore, visitors should take into account the traffic congestion when planning their schedule.

 Bus Categories:
Downtown Lines: 1-998, B307-B725, M200-M226, E1-E20. J1, K105-K651
Tourist Lines: East Holiday Line 1, East Holiday Line 2, Sightseeing Line 1, Sightseeing Shopping Line (Sightseeing Line 2), Da Yun Line (Sightseeing Line 3), Seashore Line (Sightseeing Line 4) and the Holiday Line.
Night Lines: N1-N18, 791NB3
Commuter Time Lines: Gao Feng Zhuan Xi'an 1 - Gao Feng Zhuan Xi'an 40; Fu Tian Bonded Area Special Lines 1 and 2; 26, 209, 210, 234 and 317.
Intercity Lines: Chang 5 - Chang 328, Kang 11, Shenzhen - Huizhou Bus 1 and 2, Shenzhen - Dongguan Bus1 and 2.


Shenzhen City Bus
City Bus
 Ticket Fare:
Bus ticket fare is generally slightly higher than the bus fare of other cities in China. Bus lines that start with the letter B are ordinary lines and the ticket fare is CNY1 per person. Most of the M Buses are air-conditioned and serve for stage fare. The K buses are express buses which only stop at the main stops, and most of them charge a graded fare. E buses are air-conditioned; they are also express buses and charge more than CNY5 per person. The rest of the downtown buses charge CNY1 for the ordinary bus and CNY2 for an air-conditioned bus. Most of the tourist lines apply graded charges for air-conditioned ones. Night buses charge CNY2-CNY10 per person. The commuter lines apply a graded fare and tickets cost about CNY2-CNY6. Intercity Buses fares are CNY2-CNY35.

Preferential prices: 
Children under 1.2m in height are free of charge while taking city bus. Children between 1.2-1.5m pay half of the full price. With the special Children's pass issued by Shenzhen Transportation Card Co., Ltd, children younger than 6 years old are free of charge, and 6-15 year old children enjoy 50% discount. Students in primary and high schools and the senior people at 65 years old and above can also enjoy preferential prices, but need to show their special student's pass or the senior's pass too.

 Operating Time:
Most of the buses operate from around 07:00 to 23:00. Some suburban lines stop running earlier.

 Local Tourist and sightseeing lines:
 East Holiday Line 1 runs from Overseas Chinese Town East to Futian Transportation Hub, operating from 09:30 to 21:00 at Overseas Chinese Town East and 08:00 to 19:00 at Futian Transport Center with fares around CNY6.
 East Holiday Line 2 runs from Meilin Union Inspection Station to Overseas Chinese Town East between 08:00–20:00. Tickets costs around CNY7.
 Sightseeing Line 1 runs from Nantou Checkpoint to Overseas Chinese Town East with prices around CNY9. It runs from 07:00 to 18:30 at Nantou Checkpoint and 08:30–20:00 at Overseas Chinese Town East, and it passes through Window of the World and Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages
 Sightseeing Shopping Line (Sightseeing Line 2) runs from the Futian Agriculture Products Wholesale Market to Buji Union Inspection Station. It runs from 07:00–22:00 and tickets cost CNY3. This line stops at some famous shopping centers, such as Women's World, Mao Ye Department Store and Buji Free Market. You can take it at Yinhu Mansion, Bubei Road.
 Da Yun Line (Sightseeing Line 3), runs from the Jin Long Hotel to the Futian Transportation Hub. Operating hours are from 06:30 to 20:30 with a fare of about CNY10.
 Seashore Line (Sightseeing Line 4) runs between Shenzhen Sea World and the Buji Union Inspection Station from 06:30 to 20:30 daily. Ticket prices cost up to CNY7.
 The Holiday Line runs between Henggang and the Meisha Subdistrict Office from 06:30 to 20:30 with a fare of CNY2–CNY6.

1. If you transfer between the bus and the subway or between two buses you get a CNY0.4 discount.

Shenzhen Taxi

2. The East Holiday Line 2 and Sightseeing Line 1 run only on Saturdays and Sundays.


More than 16,000 taxis serve in the city. They are mainly in four types of red, yellow, green and blue (electric) cabs. The red and yellow ones run both in urban and suburb areas (the urban areas usually refer to Luohu, Futian, Nanshan and Yantian Districts) and they are in the largest quantity, over 11,000 cars. The electric ones, in blue, cover the same areas as the red cabs. The green ones only operate in Bao’an and Longgang Districts as well as Pingshan, Dapeng, Longhua and Guangming New Areas (these are the so-called suburb areas).

 The table blow shows the taxi fare:

Taxis Flag-down Rate  Fuel Charge Charge of Each Additional Kilometer (0.6mi) Fare for Every Minute’s Waiting Night-driving Allowance (23:00 – 06:00 the next day)
Red&Yellow Cars CNY10 for the first 2km (1.2mi);
CNY 13 at night (23:00-06:00 the next day)
CNY1 CNY2.4 CNY0.8 extra 30%
Electric Cars CNY10 for the first 2km (1.2mi);
CNY 13 at night (23:00-06:00 the next day)
--- CNY2.4 CNY0.8 extra 30%
Green Cars CNY6 for the first 1.5km (0.9mi) CNY2 CNY2.4 CNY0.5 extra 20%

 Other fares: When a taxi runs farther than 25km (15.5mi), it charges extra 30% for the empty return. CNY 0.5 is charged for each luggage large than 0.2m³ (7ft³) or heavier than 20kg (44lb).

 Taxi fares from Bao’an International Airport to some major destinations in town for your reference:
To Shenzhen Railway Station / Luohu Border: CNY110-120;
To North Railway Station: CNY80-100;
To Shekou Port: CNY80-90;
To the Window of the World: CNY60-80;
To OCT East: CNY200-230.

1. Some taxis accept the payment with Union Pay Bank Card and local Transportation Card (Shenzhen Tong), which is mainly used on local public vehicles like subways and city buses.
2.  The 24-hour hotline for reserving a taxi: 96880.
3.  Motorcycles are not allowed to operate within the special zone, but can be found outside the zone. You are advised not to use them for the sake of safety.
- Last updated on Jul. 21, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen City-Bus & Taxi
Asked by JT from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 17, 2023 15:21Reply
Taxi from Shenzhen Airport Fuyong Ferry Terminal
Arriving at Shenzhen Airport Fuyong Ferry Terminal and need to take taxi to Grand Skylight international hotel haoyue ( minzhu avenue and jincheng middle road west, Shajing street ) will taxi be available at the port ? Is payment cash only or will they accept credit card. Thank you
Answers (3)
Answered by Harry | Oct. 17, 2023 18:40

Yes, taxi is available at the port and it costs CNY 60-80. Generally, credit cards are not available and you need to prepare some cash.
Answered by Nazrin | Nov. 21, 2023 01:32

for 1 Taxi how many person maximum can fit ? and the rate still same or have additional cost or different rate for additional passenger ?
Answered by Hailey | Nov. 21, 2023 21:47

Generally, it can fit at most 4 passengers and the rate would be the same.
Asked by KM Ong from MALAYSIA | Sep. 20, 2023 01:59Reply
Xiangxicun Metro Station
We book hotel & stated Xiangxicun Metro station is within 220m but when check thru Map cannot find this metro station. Appreciated.
Answers (27)
Answered by David | Sep. 21, 2023 01:14

This metro station does exist and operate normally along the Metro Line 9.
Answered by KM Ong | Sep. 23, 2023 20:35

how far is Xiangxicun Metro station to this hotel - INSAIL Hotel Shenzhen Luohu Port Railway Station Xiangxicun Metro Station & why still can locate this metro station in the Google map. Thanks
Answered by Sally | Sep. 24, 2023 18:55

The hotel is about 300m from the metro station.
Answered by KM Ong | Sep. 26, 2023 00:37

Thanks. But why we can locate it in Google Map so this affected our planning.
Appreciate your advice.
Answered by Sally | Sep. 26, 2023 01:44

Because the google map does not get updated timely.
Answered by KM Ong | Sep. 26, 2023 18:04

Thanks. Then how do we know how to go from hotel to this Xiangxicun metro station & vice versa for our planning the logistic. Appreciate where can we get this location.
Answered by Sally | Sep. 26, 2023 18:42

From the metro station, follow Chunfeng Road southwest to walk 91 meters
Turn left east on Dongmen South Road and walk 221 meters to the hotel.
Answered by KM Ong | Sep. 26, 2023 19:10

Sorry, since this metro station can't be located in the Google Maps, then appreciate what's the nearest landmarks beside this metro station can be seen in the google maps
Answered by Paul | Sep. 27, 2023 18:11

Check if you can see Luohu District People's Hospital on Google map.
Answered by KM Ong | Sep. 27, 2023 19:49

It is truth that for foreigner senior citizen 60+ also enjoy this privileges for taking buses or metro free by just show our passport. Appreciated. Thanks
Answered by KM Ong | Sep. 30, 2023 00:40

Hi Paul, no we can't locate where is Luoho District People's hospital. Well, we are pretty at the lost on how to plan it out as most metro station can't be located as compared to Gaungzhou so easy to plan it out.
Answered by KM Ong | Oct. 01, 2023 01:11

Greetings, sorry, we failed to locate the destination likes metro station & even hotels so we wonder whether Shenzhen have any others type of Maps or something likes Google Map that we can used here in our country.
Answered by Anna | Oct. 06, 2023 19:58

I more often use AMap International here in China. It helps me a lot.
Answered by KM Ong | Oct. 18, 2023 01:48

As we knows that Xiangxicun station was in operation on Nov 2016 surely by now should be updated in the Google Map but why dont have it.....
Answered by KM Ong | Oct. 20, 2023 18:24

Greetings, refer to this statement extracted from the Google - Shenzhen discount for seniors citizen, pls confirm that is it truth & this do apply to foreigners too.

At last Senior get privileges! Just show your Passport and the Metro (and buses) in Shenzhen are free! The metro is extensive so you can go anywhere in the vast city (of over 30 million!), just don't underestimate the size of Shenzhen.
Answered by Mia | Oct. 22, 2023 18:41

Yes, it is true.
Answered by KM Ong | Oct. 23, 2023 00:21

Mia, thanks. By the way, how do we go about to enjoy this privileges & who should we shows our passport before we can board the metro train. Appreciate your kind advice. Thanks
Answered by Mia | Oct. 23, 2023 18:40

You can show it to the staff of the metro station and they will direct you to enter.
Answered by KM Ong | Oct. 24, 2023 00:34

Answered by KM Ong | Oct. 25, 2023 19:43

Sally, just double confirm with you that Xiangxicun metro station is in the intersection of ChunFeng Road & Dongmen South Road where only can be located in the Mapcarta website. But for Google Maps shown the intersection of Dongmen South Road with Jaibin Road. As such we can't located the walk path from Xiangxicun metro station to the Insail hotel. Appreciate your further sharing.
Answered by Sally | Oct. 25, 2023 20:46

Just follow the instruction, and there is no problem. You can also try to use Bing Map to confirm it.
Answered by KM Ong | Oct. 26, 2023 19:34

Sally, thanks as finally used this Bing map can locate Xiangxicun metro station but the direction is walk north, then turn to xiangxi road.....
Answered by Sally | Oct. 26, 2023 19:39

Just follow the map and it is really not far. Have a nice trip!
Answered by KM Ong | Oct. 29, 2023 01:55

Sally, by the way, what's exit should we take once reach Xiangxicun Metro station to Xiangxi Road....
Answered by Molly | Oct. 29, 2023 18:41

You need to get out of the Exit A1.
Answered by KM Ong | Oct. 30, 2023 00:50

Thanks. By the way, can we obtain the latest Shenzhen Metro map from Shenzhen Metro station or where.... in Baiyun International Airport. Appreciated.
Answered by Andy | Oct. 30, 2023 01:43

In fact, you can search for one through Google or Bing.
Asked by Home from SINGAPORE | Jul. 20, 2023 21:59Reply
Metro one/three day pass
May iknow if the ride of any buses are included in Metro one/three Day Pass?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dylan | Jul. 21, 2023 01:37

I'm sorry but no, and this is only for metro.
Asked by Angeline from MALAYSIA | Nov. 14, 2019 12:33Reply
How to get to Kempinski hotel Shenzhen from Bao’an Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly from AUSTRIA | Nov. 17, 2019 22:43

You can take metro line 11 to Houhai station (Exit F), then walk west around 600m to your hotel. It takes 1 hour with CNY6.
Asked by Parvin Sherakar from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 04, 2019 23:29Reply
What is the cheapest and convenient way to go from Shekou Port to Atours Hotel Shenzhen?
Answers (3)
Answered by Ryan from FINLAND | Nov. 06, 2019 00:14

Well, there are more than one Atours Hotel in the city. Which one do you refer to?
Answered by parvin from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 10, 2019 17:31

My hotel booking is changed to "The Pavilion Hotel" Address is 4014 Huaqiang Road North, China 518028.
Please let me know the cheapest and convenient way to reach this hotel from Shekou port.
Answered by Pam from USA | Nov. 11, 2019 17:45

Maybe you can take bus M183 from Zhongxing Tongxun station to Qunxing square station, and walk north around 300m to your hotel. It takes 1.5 hours with CNY3.
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