Nanning Transportation


Wuxu International Airport (NNG) is located in Wuxu Town, about 19 miles (31 kilometers) southwest from the center of Nanning City, about 40-50 minutes' driving. As a large airport in southwest China, flights in this airport are bound for more than 40 major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chengdu and Shenzhen. In addition, there are 11 international air routes that can take passengers to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Djakarta, Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh, Rangoon, Vientiane, Seoul, Phuket and Cheju. Convenient transportation, such as airport shuttle bus, makes passengers get to the airport easily.


Nanning Railway Station and East Railway Station are responsible for passenger transport in this city. The Main Railway Station mainly has normal speed trains, while East Railway Station mainly focuses on high speed trains'  operation.

 Major rail lines from this city to:

 Nanning Railway Station

Nanning Railway Station
Railway Station
As the meeting point of Nanning-Kunming Railway, Hengyang-Pingxiang Railway and Nanning-Fangchenggang Railway, the station has direct trains to most large cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Chengdu, Kunming, Guilin, Changsha, and Zhangjiajie. Other railway lines extend to the cities in Hunan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Jiangxi Provinces.

Due to its special border location close to Vietnam, overnight trains (T8701/T8702) can take passengers to Hanoi in Vietnam directly. This route makes this city become the second one after Beijing that has International passenger railway service in China. This railway is an economical way that links China and Vietnam.

This station is located at no.28, Zhonghua Road in the central area of the city. You can take bus no. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19, 21, 24, 31, 32, 33, 41, 52, 59, 66, 69, 202, 203, 204, 208, 212, 501, 605, 801, 804, 805 or Special Xixiangtang Line to get here.

 East Railway Station
The distance between these two railway station is about 6.5 miles (10.4km). As the all-around traffic hub in this city, East Railway Station has lots of high speed trains and a few normal speed ones that bring a lot of convenience for passengers. Nowadays, this station has become the largest and most important one in Guangxi. Notably, Nanning-Guangzhou High Speed Train are operated; this route shortens the travel time between the two cities from 13 hours to 4 hours.

This railway station is located at the north side of North Fengling Road, Qingxiu District. You can take public bus no. 7, 28, 29, 37, 82, 83, 94 or 209 to get to there.

 Nanning Train Schedule

 Long-distance bus is a common transport for passengers to choose in this city because of the well-developed highways. Langdong Bus Station, Jiangnan Bus Station, Anji Bus Station, Xixiangtang Bus Station and Jinqiao Bus Station are five main bus stations in this city. Long-distance buses at these stations bound for cities and counties within the province. Besides, there are also lots of buses that can take passengers to major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Guilin. What' s more, the Langdong Long-distance Bus Station even operates buses to Vietnam.
 Nanning Rail transit line 1 connects Shibu and East Railway Station, passing 25 stations. Line 2, linking Xijin and Yudong, passes Anji Bus Station, Nanning Railway Station, Chaoyang Square. Besides, line 3, line 4 and line 5, which are under construction now, will form a convenient metro system in urban & suburban areas. This city plans to build 8 metro lines, covering totally 252 kilometers (157 miles).
See rail transit maps for reference.

City Bus

There are over 2,750 city buses shuttling around the city. Operating hours are mainly from 06:15 to 23:00. Ticket price is generally CNY1 for non-conditioned buses and CNY2 for air-conditioned ones. A few special bus lines charges CNY 3 or CNY 5. As most of the buses have no conductors, please prepare some changes before getting onboard.

A list of city buses to major scenic spots:

Destination Transportation
Mt. Qingxiu Public bus no.10, 32, or 33 can get to this scenic area. Besides, Chaoyang Square has special tourist buses to the mountain area directly.
Xijiao Zoological Park Visitors can take Xixiangtang Special Line (K1), buses no.4, 33, 53, 54, 58, 66, 76, 204, 207, 222, 604, 605 or 804 to the zoo station.
Guangxi Museum Take bus no.6, 33, 34, 39, 79, 205, 211 or 706 and get off at the Minzu Gucheng Intersection. The museum is just at the opposite of the bus station.
Shimen Forest Park Visitors can take Sightseeing Bus Line A.
Jiuquwan Hot Spring Take bus no.20 or 803 to the spring resort directly.

Nanning City Bus
City Bus
Nanning Taxi

Sightseeing Bus

In the city, there are totally two sightseeing bus lines (line A and line B) operated at Tourist Distributing Center. The buses can take tourists to main attractions in this city. Tickets of these buses are valid for two days, with which passengers are allowed o get onboard four times.

Route Operating Hours Ticket Fare
Main Stops
Sightseeing Bus Line A 10:00 to 16:00 with the interval of around an hour 15 2 Guangxi Science and & Technology Museum, Nanhu Rare Tree Exposition Garden, Jinhu Square, Conference and Exhibition Center, Shimen Forecast park, Lining Sports Park, Southeast Asia Food Street, Guangxi Museum of Nationalities and Mt. Qingxiu.
Sightseeing Bus Line B 09:30, 14:30 20 2.5 Guangxi Science and & Technology Museum, Ethnic Square, Flower and Bird Market, Phoenix Valley, Jiuquwan Hot Spring Scenic Area

Notably: There are tourist buses departing from Xiaojinshan Square in middle section of Chaoyang Road at 09:00 straightforward to Mt. Daming Scenic Area. The whole ride takes three hours and cost CNY30. They come back from the gate of scenic area at 15:00 to 16:00.


There are about 6,300 taxis that run in this city. In the day time, the fare is CNY 9 for the first 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) and then CNY 2 for each extra 0.6 miles (1kilometer). During the night, the first 1.2 miles is CNY 11 and each additional 0.6 miles is CNY 2. For reference, the cab fare from the city center (Chaoyang Square) to airport is about CNY 110, and CNY 10 from the railway station to city center.

- Last modified on Dec. 17, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Nanning Transportation
Asked by Kevin from MALAYSIA | Dec. 16, 2018 20:51Reply
Hi, where to take these Nanning sightseeing Bus Line A and B?
Bus ticket can be purchase from bus driver?
As for Bus Line B, stated at 9.30am and 2.30pm, what it mean? Is it per day 2 trips only at that particular time? TQ
Answers (1)
Answered by Xander from SINGAPORE | Dec. 17, 2018 23:20

Yes, it means that 2 trips per day. And you can purchase the bus ticket from the bus driver.
Asked by Pian from THAILAND | Dec. 08, 2018 09:54Reply
Can the wheelchair person take the Nanning Sightseeing Bus ?
I would like to bring my mother who is on the wheelchair to see around the city.
Answers (1)
Answered by Queenie from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 10, 2018 01:19

Yes, you can.
Asked by Martin Lee from SINGAPORE | Oct. 31, 2018 19:39Reply
From Nanning International, how to go to the city.. By taxi or bus or do they have rail system?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex from USA | Nov. 01, 2018 23:45

Don't worry. The most convenient and economical way is to take airport shuttle bus. If you wanna save time, taking taxi is a suitable choice. :)
Asked by Emma from MALAYSIA | Sep. 22, 2018 22:49Reply
Hi..This is my first time at Nanning.Im going there on 29 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018.
But we only have 2 days to explore there which is 30 Oct and 2 Nov 2018.

We would like to go to Detian waterfall, Mingshi scenic area and Sanmenhai National Park for 2 days we had.
We dont want to stay overnight outside the city

Is it possible to go to those places?
Do you know any tour guide agent at the city?
How much price normally?
Answers (1)
Answered by Malia from USA | Sep. 25, 2018 23:18

I'm afraid it is impossible for you to tour these attractions within 2 days by yourselves and booking a tour in a local travel agency is necessary for you. And the hotel you live in may help you find a good one.
Asked by 云溪 from PAKISTAN | Aug. 23, 2018 01:58Reply
More convenient way to go Guangxi university from Nanning East railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from FRANCE | Aug. 23, 2018 18:58

The most convenient way is to take Metro Line 1 from the Railway Station to Guangxi University Station and get out of Exit H. Then walk about 300m, you can get there.
Ask a Question
Question Summary (100 characters)
Details (optional) (2,000 characters)