Nanchang Transportation


The largest airport in Jiangxi Province, Changbei International Airport is about 11 miles (26km) from the city center. 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 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 the three main passenger train stations in this city.

 Nanchang Railway Station is about 1.9 miles (3km) from the downtown area. Most trains leave for Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chongqing, Shenyang and other cities. You can take public bus 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 direct. Bus no. 2 (inner line) runs to the Pavilion of Prince Teng.

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

See detailed Nanchang Train Schedule

 Major Rail Lines from Nanchang to:

As well, trains at Xiangtang Railway Station depart for cities in the Pearl River delta and Yangtze River delta, such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou and Nanjing. Passengers can take public bus no. 236 to the station direct.


Long-distance Bus

The road system in this city is fairly well 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: Opposite Nanchang Railway Station.
Transportation: You can take public bus to the railway station first, and then walk to the bus station.

 Main Bus Station: Many bus routes from this station can take passengers to several big cities, such as Wuhan, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Changsha, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Sanya. In addition, tourists can take a direct coach to Poyang Lake.
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 are 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 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 station can reach Wuhan, Xiaogan, Yangzhou, Wuyuan, Jingan, Taishan, etc. Passenger also can take a 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.

 Xufang Bus Station
This bus station has more than 100 routes and 800 long-distance buses. These buses are 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.
 Nanchang metro line 1line 2 and line 3 serve to the public nowadays. Line 1, connecting Shuanggang and Yaohu Lake West includes stops at main attractions like Pavilion of Prince Teng, 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. Nanchang metro line 3 runs between Jindong Avenue and Yinsanjiao North. Including line 4, the city is planned to operate 15 metro lines in the future, which will cover the length of 667 kilometers (414 miles) by 2050.
See metro maps for reference.

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.

Taxies in NanchangThe bus categories are mainly downtown regular lines, suburban lines, tourist lines, night lines, express lines and special lines. Generally speaking, the ticket is CNY1 for non-air-conditioned buses and CNY2 for air-conditioned ones.


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 a yacht or cruise ships to visit Poyang Lake, Stone Bell Hill, Dagu Hill and other famous attractions.

- Last updated on Jan. 04, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Nanchang Transportation
Asked by Somesh Tiwari from INDIA | Jan. 06, 2020 08:04Reply
Hi i want to go to Guangzhou from nanchang by bus, i need to reach there on 1 feb in the morning
but i don’t have any idea, can please help me from where should i catch bus, will i have to change bus or only one bus will go to guangzhou? Please help....
Answers (1)
Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Jan. 07, 2020 17:58

If you want to take bus, you can take it from Xufang Bus Station (No.848, Jinggangshan Avenue) to Guangzhou at 16:00. It takes 11 hours on the way with CNY240.
Asked by julgil from S.KOREA | Jul. 28, 2019 09:19Reply
I'll arrive at Nanchang Intern'al Airport in August.
How to travel from airport to Galactic Peace International Hotel?
Thank You
Answers (1)
Answered by Nora from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 30, 2019 00:59

The transportation is convenient. Upon landing, take bus line 1 to Yongshu Crossing Bus Stop. Then walk southeast around 200 meters to find the hotel.
Asked by Patrick Sia from SINGAPORE | Jun. 05, 2019 22:21Reply
How to travel from Nanchang airport to donglin monastery?
By bus, taxi or other transports. What is the cost?
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Answered by Ada from SINGAPORE | Jun. 09, 2019 19:38

1. If you take taxi from the airport, then it takes around 1.5 hours and costs CNY300.
2. You can take shuttle bus to Jiujiang Coach Station with CNY15, then take taxi to your destination with CNY50.
Asked by Shane from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 12, 2019 07:17Reply
Hi - I will arrive Nanchang west station from Wuhan.
Can you assist by writing my hotel name and address in Chinese so I can show taxi driver.

I will stay at the Swiss Grand Hotel (Swiss International Hotel) which is located at this address 69 Yanjiang Bei Road, Donghu District, Jiangxi.

Thank you
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Answered by John from SINGAPORE | Apr. 16, 2019 01:05

In Chinese:
Hotel Name: 南昌瑞頤大酒店
Address: 江西省南昌市东湖区沿江北路69号
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