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


How to 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 updated on Jun. 21, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Long-Distance Bus
Asked by Benjamin from SINGAPORE | Nov. 21, 2019 05:53Reply
How do I get from nanjing railway station to Lianyungang by bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Constance from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 21, 2019 22:57

Just walk north around 0.7km to get to City Main Coach Station. After arriving, there are several direct coaches that can take you to Lianyungang.
The buses depart from 07:00 to 18:30 with the fare of CNY 120 to CNY 150 per person.
Asked by Steph from MALAYSIA | Oct. 19, 2019 08:30Reply
what is the frequency of metro line 1 from xinjiekou station to Nanjing south railway station?
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Answered by Gina from CANADA | Oct. 21, 2019 18:39

This subway departs from 5:57 to 23:34 with interval of 4 minutes.
Asked by anki from CHINA | Sep. 26, 2019 10:36Reply
please tell me what us price ticket from Nanjing?
To Beijing and let? me? know the cheapest route like? bag pack travelers
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Answered by Brenda from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 28, 2019 20:12

You can take high speed train because there is no long-disance bus between them. The train costs CNY215-CNY443.
Asked by Vee from INDONESIA | Mar. 29, 2019 17:28Reply
Hi. I was thinking of going to Guilin on may 17th, 2019. Will it be raining?
What's the weather then?
Another option is November 1st, 2019. Which is the best time would you recommend, May or November 2019.
Thank you in advance
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Answered by Aria from DENMARK | Apr. 09, 2019 02:39

Well, based on the previous weather statistics, there may have several rainy days in May and November. But generally speaking, it won't influence the sightseeing a lot. To be honest, both are ok. You'd better to recheck the weather forecast before going there.
Asked by David Nagle from CHINANAGLE | Dec. 11, 2018 19:22Reply
Trip to Guilin and Yangshuo
I am looking to travel over the Christmas break between December 27-January 2. What is the weather like there during that period in December? What should I bring with me in the way of clothing?
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Answered by Olivia from CANADA | Dec. 11, 2018 22:59

The temperature may range from 5C to 10C during that period of time. It would be cold. You are suggested to prepare enough warm clothes, such as down jackets, sweaters, long johns, sneakers and boots. Hope helpful!
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