Wuhan Transportation -- Getting Around
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.
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)
Currently there are five Wuhan metro lines in operation: line 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Line 1, linking Dongwu Avenue and Hankou North, has 29 stations. Line 2 brings convenience about the transportation between Tianhe International Airport and Optics Valley Square. The operating part between Hongtu Avenue and Zhuanyang Avenue of Line 3 contains 24 stations. Line 4 connects Huangjinkou and Wuhan Railway Station, and passes several attractions, such as Heptachord Terrace, Yangtze River Bridge and Yellow Crane Tower. Besides, Line 6 started to operate in the end of 2016, linking Jinyinhu Park and Dongfeng Motor Company.
|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)|
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