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.
The buses depart from 07:00 to 18:30 with the fare of CNY 120 to CNY 150 per person.