Downtown Lines: Mainly from 1 to 159.
Downtown Micro Bus Line: Lines that start with the number '3' with some exceptions.
Downtown Night Lines: Lines that start with the number '8' with some exceptions.
Downtown Tourist Lines: Lines that start with the Chinese word 'You', including Y1-Y5.
Pukou and Liuhe District Lines: Lines that start with the number '6' with some exceptions.
Jiangning District Lines: Lines that start with the Chinese word 'Qu'.
Jiangning District Night Lines: Lines that start with the Chinese word 'Ye'.
Suburban Lines: Lines that start with Chinese word connecting suburb with downtown area.
In general, most buses in the downtown area run from 05:00 to 23:00. Some stop earlier at 20:00 or 21:00. The suburban lines usually stop as early as 17:30. Most of the night lines run from 23:00 to 04:00 the next day. Some may serve from 22:00 to 05:00 the next day. The tourist lines general stop at 17:00-18:30.
All of the downtown city-buses are self-service with no refund for overpayment. The ordinary bus fare is CNY1 per person and the air-conditioned bus fare is CNY2 per person. There is a discount on the normal ticket fare when paying with a Nanjing Transportation Smart Card. If a child is shorter than 1.3m (4ft), he/she can take all buses free of charge.
Nanjing has been the capital of several Chinese imperial dynasties. Thus it has a variety of historical and cultural heritage evident in its architecture. There are many scenic spots throughout the city. At present, there are 5 tourist bus lines which make travel to the scenic spots simple.
Tourist and Sightseeing Bus Lines
Y1: Nanjing Railway Station (07:30－16:30) - Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (08:15－17:15)
Nanjing Railway Station — Zhongyangmen — General Bus Station — Xuanwumen — Drum Tower — Jiming Temple — Sipai Building — Presidential Hall — Ruins of Ming Palaces — Zhongshanmen — Weiqiao — Meiling Palace — Nanjing Underwater World — Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
Y2: Yuhua Tai (08:00－16:20) - Nanjing Underwater World (08:40－17:00)
Y2-1: Yuhuatai — Zhonghuamennei — Changle Lu — Sanshanjie — Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao) — Yanggongjing — Daxinggong — Presidential Hall — Jiefang Lu — Ruins of Ming Palaces — Zhongshanmen — Weiqiao — Mt.Meihua — Meiling Palace — Nanjing Underwater World
Y2-2: Yuhuatai — Zhonghuamen Chateau — Changle Lu — Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao) — Yanggongjing — Daxinggong — Presidential Hall — Jiefang Lu — Ruins of Ming Palaces — Zhongshanmen — Weiqiao — Qianhu—Shixiang Lu — Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum — Nanjing Underwater World — Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum — Shuixie — Linggu Temple
Y3: Hongshan Zoo (08:30－14:45) - Linggu Temple (09:15－16:30)
Hongshan Zoo — Huangjiayu — Nanjing Railway Station — Huamu Company — Xinzhuang — Suojin Village — Taipingmen Lu — Mt.Zijin Telpher — Liaozhongkai Tomb — Zongshan Botanical Garden — Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum — Nanjing Underwater World — Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum — Shuixie — Linggu Temple
Y4: Nanjing Passenger Port (07:45－18:30) – Yuhuatai Cemetery (06:30－18:00)
Nanjing Passenger Port — West Railway Station — Rehe Lu — Yancangqiao — Dingshan Hotel — Dinghuaimen — Northern Station of Shicheng Lu — Southern Station of Shicheng Lu — Caochangmenqiao — Guofangyuan — Hanzhongmen — Jinling Building — Kangyi Garden — Jiangdongmen — Mochou Lake — Shuiximen — Sanshanjie — Zhanyuan Lu — Fuzimiao — Zhonghua Lu — Yuhuatai — Gongqingtuan Lu — Yuhuatai Cemetery
Y5: Suojin Village (08:30－15:30) – Mingwenhua Village (10:30－17:00)
Suojin Village — Gangzi Village — Mt.Fugui — Houzaimen — Northern Station of Qingxi Lu — Qingxi Lu — Zhongshanmen — Weiqiao — Weigang — Najing University of Science and Technology — Xiaolingwei — Dazhamen — Nanjing Academy of Agricultural Sciences — Wukesong — Zhongshan College — Maqun — Maqun Park — Baishuiqiao — Qixi Lu — Qilinmen West Station — Qilinmen — Jinxiu Garden — Xicun — Jinsigang — Yangshanbeicai — Mingwenhua Village
Tip: Visitors can also take bus nos. 1, 2, 9, 10, 16, 20, 33, 35 and 100 to those attractions, such as Fuzimiao, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Mochou Lake, Hongshan Zoo among others.
- Last updated on Dec. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing City-Bus
Asked by alexa from USA | Apr. 09, 2018 13:48Reply
Is cash accepted on Nanjing city buses?
Answered by Amenda from UK | Apr. 09, 2018 20:48
Yes, of course, but you need to prepare some change.
Asked by Tania from CHINA | Dec. 23, 2014 08:45Reply
Can you please tell me if there is a bus that goes to the Tangshan Hot Springs from Nanjing?
I would like to visit the Tangshan hot springs either in December or early January, just wondering how to get there from the railway station.
Answered by Christian from USA | Dec. 23, 2014 21:02
You are suggested to take public bus no. 205 or 309 to East Xinzhuang Square Station. Then take bus no. 208 to East Tangshan Station. After arriving, just walk to the destination directly. :-)
Asked by Megat from MALAYSIA | Dec. 02, 2014 08:55Reply
Bus and metro Fare for children in nanjing
Answered by Harry from INDONESIA | Dec. 02, 2014 21:01
According to official information, children under 4.3 feet (1.3m) can enjoy the free ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If over this height, the child has to pay the same as an adult.
Asked by gracie from INDONESIA | Dec. 01, 2014 03:26Reply
PuDong Airport - Shanghai Central Hotel
Hi, what is the most convenient transportation to take from the airport to Central Hotel in the morning 6am?
Answered by Joanne from FINLAND | Dec. 01, 2014 20:43
Well, according to your arrival time, you can take subway line 2 at the airport, and get off at East Nanjing Road, Exit 4. After arriving, walk to the hotel directly. It's very convenient. :-)