Getting Around

At present, Changchun Subway Line 1, Line 2,  Line 3Line 4 and Beihu Line (Line 8) are in operation. Both these five lines pass Changchun Railway Station. Line 3 and Line 4 also cover Museum of Imperial Palace of Manchu State and other main transportation hubs. Subway line 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 are expected to open in the near future. The city is planned to operate 19 subway lines by 2030 with a total length of about 643 kilometers (400 miles).
See subway map for reference.

City Bus

The central area of Changchun is not very spacious, but city bus routes here amount to more than 100 and can take you to almost every part of the City. Generally speaking the ticket fee is 1 Yuan in driver only buses; in those busses with conductors, the ticket fee is based on the numbers of stops you travel. Please do remember to take small change when you use buses!

Some of the minibuses here will stop whenever you wave to the driver. Surely they will make your trip more convenient comparing taking those big buses. No.264 bus can be taken as a special tourist line, for it passes many scenic spots, such as the Film Palace, Nanhu Park, Wenhua Plaza and the Puppet Emperor's Palace.

For Bus Inquiries Phone: 0431-8972475



Taxis are available in the city with a total number of 15,000, providing services to locals and visitors. Cabs here include brands of Hongqi, Audi and Jetta and they are quite popular due to the low expense. The starting fee is CNY5 for the first 2.5km (1.6mi) and CNY1 fuel fee is charged for each ride. Once the car runs farther than 2.5km (1.6mi), it charges CNY2 per kilometer (0.6mi). If you are traveling in a small group, it is cost-efficient to tour around by taxi.


The No.54 tram makes Changchun one of the few cities still running trams within China. After renovation and maintenance this tram service is in very good condition and affords great comfort. No.54 Tram starts from Hongqi Jie and stops at Heping Dalu passing Changchun Film Studio, Film City and other important scenic attractions. The No.54 tram has itself become a highlight of local tourism because its nostalgic flavor reminds people of times past. Don't miss this tram whenever you come to visit the city.

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Getting Around Changchun
Asked by niel from THE NETHERLAND | Oct. 13, 2018 21:50Reply
From Changchun Luyuan district how to go to West Railway Station?
could cheaper than a taxi?
Answers (3)
Answered by Alexander from ITALY | Oct. 16, 2018 01:54

The cheaper and convenient way to West Railway Station is to take metro line 2 from Heping Street. The ticket fare is CNY 2 per person.
Answered by Niel | Oct. 16, 2018 22:48

Thank you for your answer to my previous question.
Now, from CC West Railway Station, How to go to Beiyunhexi station? What time is the last train?

Thank you, much appreciated.
Answered by Alexander | Oct. 16, 2018 22:54

Bieyunhexi station is in Beijing. First, you should take the bullet train from CC West Railway Station to Beijing Railway Station or Beijing South Railway Station. The last train is at 17:22. On arrival at Beijing, then take the metro to Bieyunhexi station.
Asked by mohammed azarudeen from INDIA | Sep. 14, 2014 10:10Reply
hi i am studying in jilin university.i need to go to changchun railway station by bus.
please tell me which bus.very difficult for me to go there. every time spend 30 yuans. so please tell me.
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Answered by Monica from CANADA | Sep. 15, 2014 03:49

I wonder whether you refer to the campus on Qianjin Avenue? If so, walk to Guigu Dajie metro station to take subway line 3 to the train station directly. The fare is CNY3 I remember.
Asked by we from USA | Jul. 22, 2013 06:24Reply
I am on ximen da jie and want to get to changchun west station by bus, which bus can I find closer to me?
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Answered by Sina from USA | Jul. 23, 2013 03:50

Would you mind confirm your the street's name?
I did not hear the Ximen Da Jie in CC city.
Asked by Ms.Bai JiaLi from BRUNEI | Oct. 11, 2010 09:37Reply
How can I get to Jilin University from the Changchun Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Nick | Oct. 12, 2010 05:01

There are several campuses of Jilin University, which one will you go?
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