Nanjing Long-Distance Bus

Nanjing road transportation plays a very important role in local transportation, especially long-distance bus transportation. There are mainly 8 long-distance bus stations in Nanjing which provide routes to almost every cities of China which make it very convenient from the city to other places. The followings are the brief descriptions of the 8 stations.

 Zhongyangmen Long-Distance Bus Station
Built in 1930, it is the general bus station of Nanjing City serving the most passengers. It is located at 1, Jianning Lu, Xiaguan District and about one stop away from the city's Railway Station. There are a group of buildings surrounding this station, including Nanjing Commercial Mansion, Xianfeng Outlets Marketplace, Jinsheng Department Store, Jinqiao Market and Yuqiao Market. Zhongyangmen Long-Distance Bus Station undertakes most road transportation needs.
Destination: Shanghai, Beijing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Wuhan, Qingdao, Changzhou, Xuzhou, Lianyungang, Guangzhou, Nanchang, Ningbo, Tianjin
Address: 1, Jianning Lu, Xiaguan District
Buses: 1, 10, 13, 28, 15, 33, 35, 72, 73, 30, 8, 22, 54, 56, 25, 38, 303, 76 
 Buses to Shanghai: There are as many as 20 buses from Zhongyangmen Long-distance Bus Station to Shanghai everyday. The first one starts at 06:00 and the last one departs at 18:30. The ticket fare is about CNY68. It takes about 4 hours. 
 Buses to Hangzhou: There are about 36 buses from Zhongyangmen Long-distance Bus Station to Hangzhou everyday. It operates from 06:20 to 20:00, every 20 minutes once. The ticket fare is about CNY120. The duration time is about four hours.

 The Eastern Long-Distance Bus Station
Located in eastern suburb, it occupies an area of about 1 acre. It provides about 86 routes to cities in other provinces, including Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Hebei, Jiangxi and Hunan.
Destination: Yangzhou, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Huzhou, Yixing, Ningbo, Shaoxing, Yiwu, Guangzhou, Zhangjiagang, Taizhou, Xuancheng, Danyang
Address: 17, Huayuan Lu, Xuanwu District
Buses: 2, 10, 28, 45, 69, 311, 309, 58, 71, 50
 Buses to Shanghai: There are 7 buses from the Eastern Long-distance Bus Station to Shanghai everyday. It departs at 08:45, 09:15, 10:45, 12:15, 13:55, 15:15 and 16:15. The ticket fare is about CNY68.
 Buses to Hangzhou: There are about 34 buses from the Eastern Long-distance Bus Station to Hangzhou everyday. It operates from 06:40 to 20:20. The ticket fare is about CNY120.

 Zhonghuamen Long-Distance Bus Station
Address: 88, Jihecun Lu, Jianye District
Destination: Wannan, Maanshan, Wuhu, Xuanzhou, Fanchang, Nanling, Tongling, Guangde, Langxi, Haimen, Shuyang
Buses: 2, 33, 38, 16, 21, 44, 75, 87, 100

 Xiaguan Long-Distance Bus Station
Address: 10, Jiangbian Lu, Xiaguan Disrrict
Destination: Wuhan, Huangshi, Anyi, Jiujiang, Anqing, Huaibei, Huainan, Suzhou, Chuzhou
Buses: 31, 34, 10, 54, 21, 16, 18, 307, 302, 53, 12, 39

 Hanzhongmen Long-Distance Bus Station
Address: 278, Hanzhong Lu, Baixia District
Destination: Zhenjiang, Xuzhou, Huaiyin, Huaian, Tiazhou, Jiangdu, Suqian, Nantong, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hefei, Yancheng
Buses: 5, 9, 13, 18, 29, 68, 21, 23, 75, 82

 The Northern Long-Distance Bus Station
Address: 22, Qiaobei Lu, Pukou District
Destination: Yangzhou, Nantong, Xuzhou, Lianyungang, Dalian, Wuhan, Jinan
Buses: 131, 132, 136, 159, 614, Guyang Line, Guzhen Line, Yanpu Line, Yange Line, Yanlun Line, Yangong Line, Zhongliu Line, Hanjiang Line

 Jiangning Long-Distance Bus Station
Address: 388 Tianyuandong Lu, Jiangning District
Destination: Hangzhou, Xuzhou, Lianyungang, Huaian, Yancheng, Nantong, Anhui, Sixian and Wuhu
Bus Route: 137

 Maqun Long-Distance Bus Station
Address: 118, Wanjialou Maqun
Destination: Shanghai, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhenjiang, Jintan, Danyang, Yangzhong, Jurong and Subei
Buses: 51, 55, 121, 309

  Purchase Bus Ticket
At every bus station of Nanjing, passengers could purchase tickets of buses departing from any of the bus stations three days in advance. 
Ticket Window at bus station: There are about 200 ticket windows which are networking in 12 long-distance bus stations. Passengers can buy tickets of almost 400 buses every day at any windows.
Social Networking Ticket Outlets: There are about 120 networking ticket outlets set in downtown Nanjing, mainly affixed with post offices and social outlets.  
Self-help Ticket Outlets: There are 10 suites of self-help ticket machines in the city. They are located at Jiaotong Building Xinjiekou, Tongshan Town, Xianlin Campus of Nanjing University, Shuangting Garden Jinxing College Pukou, Hanzhongmen Bus Station, Trade Center of Jiangning University City, Nanjing Normal University Xianlin (West Campus and South Campus) and Nanjing transportation manage center.

- Last modified on Jul. 09, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Long-Distance Bus
Asked by Vimal from INDIA | Jul. 09, 2018 07:12Reply
What is the fastest way to reach siyang from Nanjing or Shanghai?
Answers (1)
Answered by Julia from FRANCE | Jul. 09, 2018 19:09

From SH to SY, the fastest way is to take a coach from South Bus Station and it takes about 6 hours to get there. The departure time is 07:23, 11:39, 14:17, 16:09, 16:51, 15:59.
Asked by Amol from INDIA | Jul. 07, 2018 21:28Reply
Hello, I want to go from Nanjing railway station to Jintan by Bus.
What is the bus number that will take me directly to Jintan? How frequently these buses are running?. Please guide.
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Answered by Nicholas from USA | Jul. 09, 2018 00:56

You need to take a bus to NJ Bus Station to take a coach and the coaches depart from 06:35 to 17:45 with an interval about 50 minutes. There is no bus number but Chinese characters like 南京-金坛.
Asked by Carmen Taljaardt from SOUTH AFRICA | Mar. 24, 2018 21:22Reply
Please help , I need to get to Nanjing Airport from Suqian?
Any suggestions. Bus, taxi service?
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Answered by Bob from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 25, 2018 20:40

There are three shuttle buses at 7:20, 11:40 and 14:50 to the airport from Chengyu Building in 86 Xihu Rd. Btw, it takes about 4h and CNY 95.
Asked by Peter from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 21, 2017 03:52Reply
Bus numbers Nanjing
Hello all,

can someone please tell me which bus I need to take to get from NJ railway station to Zhongshan wharf please. I think it is 54, however I would like to confirm. Also, does anyone know where I can find the list for the bus and destinations?

Thank you!
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Answered by Shonali from CANADA | Oct. 22, 2017 21:07

To use no. 54, you should walk from the railway station to its south square and take bus no. 555 to Minsheng Street first after 4 stops. Then use no. 54 to Zhongshan Wharf.

Apart from that, there is a direct way: walk to Longpan Road NJ Railway Station West bus stop and take bus no. 32. Then get off at South Rehe Road and walk to the wharf in 5-8min.
Asked by kojo from GHANA | Sep. 29, 2017 19:16Reply
Please I wanna go to Xuzhou from Nanjing by bus on Monday, please where can I locate the station?
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Answered by Lara from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 29, 2017 21:12

As I know, you can go to Xiaohongshan Bus Station in 69 South Hongshan Rd, Xuanwu District. The buses leave at 10:40, 15:00 and 17:40, which take about and4h 30 minutes and CNY108/115.
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