Wuhan Transportation -- Getting Around

 Lines in Operation:
Line 1: Jinghe – Hankou North
Line 2: Tianhe International Airport - Optics Valley Square
Line 3: Hongtu Avenue - Zhuanyang Avenue
Line 4: Wuhan Railway Station - Huangjinkou
Line 6: Jinyinhu Park – Dongfeng Motor Company
Line 7: Yezhi Lake – Garden Expo Park North
Line 8: Junyuncun - Jintan Road
Line 11: Guanggu Railway Station – Zuoling
Yangluo Line: Houhui Avenue - Jintai

 Lines under Construction:
Line 5Line 27
 metro maps


Wuhan bus Public Bus
Public bus lines in Wuhan cover all the areas in Hankou, Wuchang and Hanyang Districts at a very low price of CNY1 or CNY1.2. Exact change is required.

 Tourist Bus
For backpackers or budget travelers not booked with a group, an easy way to see the city is to take the Special Tourist buses with special routes designed to cover almost all the key city tourist spots. In all the Three Towns in the city, buses with the initial number of 4 are special tourist line buses.

We recommend No. 401 and No. 402 buses, as they cover most of the famous attractions in the city. No. 401 will take you to Yellow Crane Tower, East Lake, Heptachord Terrace (Guqin Tai) and Guiyuan Buddhist Temple (Temple of Original Purity). If you are interested in the provincial museum, take No. 402. An all-day ticket costs CNY5 and the basic ticket is CNY2.

Bus No.401 from 7:00 - 22:00 with intervals of five to ten minutes
Wuhan Passenger Port --> Hanjiang Walking Street --> Heptachord Terrace (Guqin Tai) --> Guiyuan Buddhist Temple --> Yellow Crane Tower --> East Lake (Plum) --> East Lake (Milling Hill) --> East Lake (Bathing Place)

Bus No.402 from 7:00 - 22:00 with intervals of five to ten minutes
Wuchang Railway Station --> Yellow Crane Tower --> Heptachord Terrace (Guqin Tai) --> Wuhan Passenger Port --> Hubei Provincial Museum --> East Lake (Plum) --> East Lake (Tiao Yu Tai)


Taxis operate in different districts of the city. You can easily take one to cruise the city. Here is the taxi rate:

Taxis Flag-down Rate Rate for Extra Distance
Cars with the emission volume lower than 2 liters (0.5 gallon) CNY10 for the first 3 kilometers (around 1.9 miles) CNY1.8 for each extra kilometer (0.6 mile)
Cars with the emission volume higher than 2 liters (0.5 gallon) CNY10 for the first 2 kilometers (around 1.2 miles) CNY2 for each extra kilometer (0.6 mile)

Wuhan Taxi
 Note: When a taxi runs farther than 10 kilometers (around 6.2 miles), it charges additional 50% for each kilometer (0.6 mile) for empty return.

 Taxi Fare to From Tianhe International Airport to Railway Stations for your reference:

To Wuhan Railway Station: CNY 90-100
To Hankou Railway Station: CNY 50-60
To Wuchang Railway Station: CNY 80-90

- Last updated on Jul. 06, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Getting Around Wuhan
Asked by Deborah from USA | Sep. 06, 2019 12:44Reply
What is the easiest way to get from a hotel in town to Wuhan Sports Stadium?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenna from USA | Sep. 08, 2019 23:04

You can take bus/subway/taxi since the transportation is very convenient. Would you mind providing the address in downtown area? Then I can find the detailed public transportation for you.
Asked by dario from ARGENTINA | Aug. 23, 2019 07:51Reply
How to visit Yellow Crane and Han Street (main street??)
HI, i'll be there at Wuhan for de Fiba Word Championship. I'll be at Citadines Zhuankou. How do a I go to Vist the Yellow Crane?

And then to Han Street? Y understand is main street right?

And at last, Im taking the train to Guangzhou North. How do I get there?

Can I Use taxi? do you know how much could it be? is there something like Uber?

thanks a lot.
Answers (1)
Answered by Eddie from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 27, 2019 19:40

1. To yellow crane: You can take metro line 3 from Dongfeng Company Station to Wangjiawan Station, and transfer to metro line 4 to Shouyi Road Station (Exit D3), then walk north of 1km to it. It takes around 1 hour with CNY6.
To Han street: You can take metro line 3 from Dongfeng Company Station to Wangjiawan Station, and transfer to metro line 4 to Chuhe Hanjie Station (Exit B), and walk north of 400m to it. It takes around 1 hour with CNY6.
2. To North Guangzhou station: It is impossible to take taxi. You should take high speed train. But there is only one train at 11:50 to North Guangzhou. So you better take high speed train to South Guangzhou Railway Station. You can choose CNY463.5 or CNY738.5 seat.
Asked by Caro from INDIA | Aug. 20, 2019 17:33Reply
Where to get bus card/ metro card in Wuhan..?
Answers (1)
Answered by Betty from CAMEROON | Aug. 21, 2019 00:58

You can purchase the metro card at customer service counter inside subway stations.
Asked by Ang from USA | Mar. 15, 2019 15:48Reply
I have an 8.5 hour layover at Wuhan Airport. What can I do?
Hello, I have an 8.5 layover (from Thailand to San Francisco). What can I do in that time period? I do not want to stay at the airport. Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Abigail from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 24, 2019 19:55

You can make full use of the layover to tour around Han Zheng Street, Hanjiang Walking Street and Cultural Street in Xianggang Road. You can find many nice local snacks and interesting souvenirs. Remember to go back to the airport at least 2 hours in advance before the departure.
Asked by Jay from USA | Dec. 07, 2018 01:16Reply
I have a 6hr layover in Wuhan. Is the metro faster than taxi?
I want to see Buddhist temple and East lake. I appreciate any info. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Julius from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 09, 2018 22:30

You are not advised to exit the airport for sightseeing because of the tight time. At first, you have to reserve 1.5-2 hours for the transfer to your next flight. You are advised to stay at the airport.
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