Nanchang Transportation


As the largest airport in Jiangxi Province, Nanchang Airport is about 11 miles (26km) away from the city center. Nowadays, more than 20 airlines operate 25 routes to important domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Xiamen. International air routes can take passengers to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok, etc. There are three airport shuttle bus routes that bring lots of convenience to passengers. In addition, the airport also operates some bus lines to nearby cities, such as Jiujiang, Fuzhou, Jingdezhen and Shangrao.


Nanchang Railway Station, West Railway Station and Xiangtang Railway Station are three main passenger train stations in this city.

 Nanchang Railway Station is about 1.9 miles (3km) from the downtown area. Most of trains leave there for Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chongqing, Shenyang and other cities. You can take public buses no. 2 (inner line), 2 (outer line), 9, 10, 18 (inner line), 22, 27, 29, 89, 219, 221, 232, 302, 305, and 307 to the railway station directly. Among them, bus no. 2 (inner line) runs to Tengwang Pavilion.

 West Railway Station is located at southwest of the city center. Both ordinary and bullet trains to/from major cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Xian, Jiujiang, and Wuyishan are operated here. As an important stop along Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway, it has become a high standard and modern passenger transport hub in China. After arriving, tourists can take subways, city buses and airport shuttle buses to surrounding areas. The transportation is quite convenient.

 See detailed Nanchang Train Schedule

 Major Rail Lines from Nanchang to:

Besides, trains in Xiangtang Railway Station also bound for cities in Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River delta, such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou and Nanjing. Passenger can take public bus no. 236 to the station directly.


Long-distance Bus

The road system in this city is fairly developed. National roads No.105 between Beijing and Zhuhai, No.320 between Shanghai and Kunming and No.316 between Fuzhou and Lanzhou intersect here and make it very convenient to get in or out of the city by road. Chang’an Bus Station, Nanchang Main Bus Station, Hongcheng Bus Station, Changnan Bus Station, Qingshan Bus Station and Xufang Bus Station are six long-distance bus stations in this city. 

 Chang'an Bus Station: The station provides coaches to Taihu, Changsha, Quanzhou, Fuzhou, Jinjiang, Jinhua, Wenzhou, Wuhan and Yichang, as well as several cities in Jiangxi Province.
Location: It’s located at the opposite of Main Railway Station.
Transportation: You can take public bus to the railway station first. Then walk to the bus station directly.

 Main Bus Station: Many bus routes from this bus station can take passengers to several big cities, such as Wuhan, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Changsha, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Sanya. In addition, tourists can take direct coach to Poyang Lake from this station.
Location: No.161, Bayi Avenue, Donghu District
Transportation: Take bus no.1, 6, 9, 10, 22, 88, 302, 303 or 317 to get to Yongshu Intersection. Then walk north to get there.

 Hongcheng Bus Station: Long-distance buses in this station mainly bound for main cities and counties within Jiangxi Province, such as Yongxin, Anfu, Shanggao, Yifeng and Gao’an.
Location: No. 288, West Jianshe Road, Xihu District
Transportation: You can take public bus No. special 9, 33, 211, 216, 218 or Tourist bus 2 to get here.

 Changnan Bus Station
Covering an area of 6.8 acres (2.7 hectares), this bus station has 18 routes that bound for suburban areas, counties and towns in this city.
Location: The junction of Yingbin Avenue and Zhenxing Avenue,
Transportation: Public bus no.89, 128, 150, 158, 201, 218, 235, 239, 519, 526, or 707 run to this station.

 Qingshan Bus Station: Coaches departing from this bus station can reach Wuhan, Xiaogan, Yangzhou, Wuyuan, Jingan, Taishan, etc. Passenger also can take direct coach to Lushan National Park.
Location: No. 19, South Qingshan Road, Donghu District
Transportation: You can take public bus no. 1, 8, 18 (inner line), 237, 303 or 705 to South Qingshan Crossing Station. Then walk to the bus station directly.

 Xufang Bus Station
This bus station has more than 100 routes and 800 long-distance buses. These buses mainly bound for nearby towns, counties and cities within Jiangxi Province. There are also several buses that can take tourists to Poyang Lake.
Location: No.850, Jinggangshan Avenue, Qingyunpu District
Transportation: You can take public bus no.1, 88, 89, 158, 201, 203 or 236 to reach this station.

City Bus

It has a well-organized city bus transportation system. There are more than 188 city bus routes in the city. Almost all the attractions within the city can be reached by bus.

The bus categories contain mainly downtown regular lines, suburban lines, tourist lines, night lines, express lines and special lines. Generally speaking, the ticket fare is CNY1 for non-air-conditioned buses and CNY2 for air-conditioned ones.
 Taxies in NanchangNanchang metro line 1 and line 2 serve to the public nowadays. Line 1, connecting Shuanggang and Yaohu Lake West includes stops at main attractions like Tengwang Pavilion, Kongmu Lake and Aug. 1st Nanchang Uprising. The line 2 southern extension, extending for 19.6 km (12 mi), was put into operation in August, 2017. This line runs from Nanlu to Metro Tower via West Railway Station and International Sports Centre. The city is planned to operate 15 metro lines in the future, which will cover the length of 414 miles (667 kilometers) by 2050.


More than 5,500 taxis are running in the city. They have different brands, so the cost varies a little. Generally, most drivers charge by meter. For long-distance travels, they may ask for a flat rate which can be flexibly negotiated based on the distance. Usually the cost between Changbei Airport and the city center is CNY100-120.

See the charging rule below:

Car Brand Passat, Lavida, Sagitar, Bora, Camry Santana, Jetta, Volkswagen Vista, Dongfeng  Fengshen 
Flat-down Rate for the First 2km (1.2mi) CNY8 CNY6
Fare within 8km (5mi) CNY2.1/km
Surcharge beyond 8km (5mi) CNY3.15/km CNY2.85/km
Night Allowance
(23:00 – 05:00 the next day)
Additional 10% of the unit price per kilometer


Water routes in this city consist of the Gan River, the Fu River, Elephant Lake, Qingshan Lake, and Aixi Lake. As the biggest port on the Gan River, Nanchang Port is also the most important water transportation hub in the city. From the port, passengers can take yacht or cruise ships to visit Poyang Lake, Stone Bell Hill, Dagu Hill and other famous attractions.

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