Ningbo Transportation - Getting There


Lishe International Airport (NGB) lies to the southwest of Ningbo City, 11 kilometers (about 6.8 kilometers) away from the urban area. It was put into use in 1990. Now, the airport has opened up to Hong Kong, Seoul as well as dozens of large and medium cities in China like Shanghai, Beijing, Kunming and Shenzhen.

To get to the airport from the urban area, one could take the shuttle bus. It departs from the CAAC Ticket Office at No.91, Xingning Road and has few minutes' stopover by the passenger transport center. The first shuttle bus leaves at 07:20 and following ones depart with an interval of one hour. The last one heading for the airport leaves at 18:20. The bus from the airport to urban area stops at the South Railway Station. The ticket for the shuttle is CNY 10/one. Alternatively, it costs about CNY 40 by taxi to go to the airport from the center area of the city (around Tianyi Square).

Generally speaking, the check-in starts 90 minutes to 30 minutes ahead of the plane's departure. Please reach the airport in time or you may miss the plane.
CAAC Ticket Office: No.91, Xingning Road


Ningbo Railway Station is located in downtown area of the city, in the southwest of Yuehu Park. At present, there are scheduled bullet trains from the station to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Wenzhou. Ninghai Railway Station in Ninghai County of Ningbo also has direct trains to majoy China cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Xiamen, and Fuzhou, etc. 

Transportation: Metro line 2; City bus no. 1, 10 inner ring, 10 outer ring, 22, 106, 161, 283, 301, 354, 380, 505, 514, 518, 541, 622, 625, 637, 753, 756, 783, 819, 906, 965.

 Major Rail Lines from Ningbo to:

 See also Shanghai - Yuyao Train, Ningbo Train Schedule

Long-distance Bus

Long-distance bus is quite a convenient method for your trip. There are five long-distance bus stations in the city:

Ningbo Passenger Transportation Center is located near the junction of Huancheng West Road and Hang-Yong Expressway. Long-distance buses here depart between 06:00~08:00 every day. The price is in the range of about CNY20~300 according to the distance and the class of the vehicle.
inter-provincial through buses to and from Nanjing, Yangzhou, Suzhou, Changzhou, Wuxi, Nantong, Jiangyin, Changshu, Hefei and Wuhan;
inter-provincial buses to and from Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Henan, Fujian, Hubei, Guangdong, Hunan and cities like Xi'an and Chongqing;
inner-provincial express buses to and from Yiwu, Hengdian, Dongyang, June 26, 2008r-provincial buses to and from Shaoxing, Jinhua, Lishui and Quzhou
Bus routes: 501, 203, 105, 116, 510, 369, 109, and 523.

South Bus Station stands to the west of the South Railway Station. It could be reached by the buses of 5, 380, 364, 207, 507, 330, 16, 361 and 506. It contains:
express buses to and from Shanghai (with an interval of about 15 minutes), Hangzhou (with an interval of about 10 minutes), Shaoxing (with an interval of 40 minutes), Beijing, and Jiaxing;
inner-provincial express buses to and from cities like Wenzhou in Zhejiang;
express buses to and from Yuyao, Cixi, Ninghai, Xiangshan and Xikou;
local buses to and from Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Huzhou, Taizhou, Wenzhou, Jiaxing, Zhoushan;
tourism buses mainly heading for Huzhou, Wuzhen, Tianhe Scenic Area and the Jiufeng Mountain.

North Bus Station lies to No.122, Taodu Road, Jiangbei District. Buses in this station are mainly heading for those counties around city proper like Yuyao, Cixi, Putuo Mountain and Hemudu Site.

West Bus Station is in No. 44, Wangchun Road. It can be reached by Bus No.12. Buses in this station are mainly heading for the nearby scenic areas like Liang-Zhu Cultural Park and Siming Mountain.

East Bus Station is situated in No.777, Ningchuan Road. Buses in this station are heading for cities in Jiangsu and Anhui. The ones to Asoka Temple and Tiantong Temple are also available here.


The Ningbo Port is located in the middle section of the mainland coastline of China. In the southeast of the Yangtze River delta, the Port consists of seaports and river ports two parts, mainly distributing in the Beilun Harbor Area, Daxiedao Harbor Area, Zhenhai Harbor Area, Chuanshan Harbor Area, Meishan Harbor Area and the Xiangshan Harbor Area. The port can supply a series of services, such as pilotage, water transport, reception for international seaman and ship repair.

At present, the passenger transportation in the Port mainly serves by Gang Ke Yuanzhan (Ningbo Port Passenger Transportation Station), Daxie Shui Shang Ke Yuan Zhan (Daxie Water Passenger Transportation Station), the Zhoushan Haixia Qiche Lundu Baifeng Station (Baifeng Station of Zhoushan Strait Ferry) and the Guoju Ningzhou Qi Du Zhan (Guoju Ningzhou Ferry Station)

Ningbo Port Passenger Transportation Station & Daxie Water Passenger Transportation Station

Both of them have yachts to the Mt. Putuoshan Scenic Spot. The Daxie Station has the direct yachts to Putuoshan from 07:00 to 18:20 every 5 to 30 minutes. The whole journey will take about 2.5 hours with a fare of CNY65 per person. However, if you start from the Ningbo Port, you have to get to the Daxie Station by bus firstly and then board the yachts. There are free special buses taking you to the Daxie Station according to the yacht schedule, taking about an hour.

Ningbo Port Station
Ticket office: No.288, Jiangbei Middle Road
Business hours: 06:00~16:00
Bus routes: Nos.1, 4, 8, 19, 20, 331, 541 (get off at Wai Tan)
Inquiring number: 87356332
Complaint number: 86762970
Tips: the locals always call this station as Jiangbei Lunchuan Matou (Jiangbei Ship Wharf)

Daxie Station
Ticket office: Binhai East Road, Daxie Development Zone
Bus routes: No.556 (get off at the terminal)
Inquiring number: 86762810
Complaint number: 86768206

 Baifeng Station & Guoju Station
Operating course:
Baifeng Yandanshan Wharf, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province (00: 30~21:10 every 50 minutes)
GuojuàLiuheng Town, Zhoushan City (07:20~20:30 half an hour)
GuojuàTaohua Dao (Peach Blossom Islan), Zhoushan City
Inquiring number: 86727032 (Baifeng), 86021744 (Guoju)
Complaint number: 86727032 (Baifeng), 86782829 (Guoju)

- Last updated on Apr. 13, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Ningbo Transportation
Asked by Mehdi from TURKEY | May. 08, 2020 19:31Reply
Hi, how can I go from Hangzhou to Ningbo by long distance bus?
Hi, how can I go from Hangzhou or xiaoshan district to Ningbo by long distance bus?

where is hangzhou long distance bus station?
and should I reserve ticket before or I can buy ticket in bus station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hilda from CANADA | May. 10, 2020 23:41

You are suggested to take a directly coach from Hangzhou Central Coach Station and Xiaoshan General Coach Station. The duration is about 1.5 hours on the way.
Hangzhou Central Coach Station: No. 3339, East Desheng Road
Xiaoshan General Coach Station: No.838, Xiaoshao Road

You can purchase the tickets when you arriving at the coach station.
Asked by Annie chin from MALAYSIA | Feb. 21, 2019 22:36Reply
Hi how I get from ningbo to Hangzhou xiaoshan international airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Katherine from GERMANY | Feb. 27, 2019 01:14

You can take the direct long-distance bus from South Bus Station to Xiaoshan Airport.
The bus schedules are 06:10, 07:00, 08:00, 09:30, 11:00, 12:25, 13:30, 14:35, 15:40, 16:45, 17:50 and 18:55.
Asked by toraa from THAILAND | May. 22, 2018 01:56Reply
How can I go to ningbo south bus station from putuo mountain? Fare? and how many hour?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy from SWEDEN | May. 24, 2018 22:11

You can take the bus from south bus station to Shenjiamen. The fare is about CNY 90 and departure time is from 6:00 to 22:00 with an interval of 30 minutes. It takes about 2 hours to get there.

Then take a boat from Half-litre wharf to the mountain. It takes about 10 minutes and the fare is CNY 30.
Asked by alessio from ITALY | May. 07, 2018 10:54Reply
Hi, my flight will arrive at Ningbo Airport at 11.00 P.M.
There are taxis that can bring me to the Sofitel Nigbo at 11.00 P.M. or later?
Thanks for your reply.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ken from AUSTRALIA | May. 07, 2018 22:22

Yes, of couse.
Asked by dev from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 24, 2018 04:13Reply
Hi, can you guide me what is the best transport to putuoshan from xiamen?
I think by plane is too expensive.. is it?
if by boat, how long is the travel time? is there a fast boat?
if by Bus ? is there express bus also? how long ?
or by train? how long also?
thanks for the help
Answers (2)
Answered by Bonnie from FRANCE | Apr. 24, 2018 22:22

You are suggested to take a bullet train to NB first, and it takes about 6h, CNY278 for a second class seat, CNY445 for a first one.
After arrival, walk south for 3mins to NB South Bus Station and catch a bus to Mount. Putuo. The bus takes about 2-2.5h and CNY60 or so.
Answered by Dev from PHIL | Apr. 25, 2018 15:38

Thank you very for your help.
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