Nanjing Lukou International Airport is the "Gate" of Jiangsu Province, the third largest airport in eastern China and one of main air hubs in the country. For passengers’ convenience, there are not only shuttle buses running between the airport and downtown area, but also buses between the airport and nearby cities like Huai’an, Yangzhong, and Shuyang, etc. From the airport to Nanjing: The 30-minute taxi journey to the city centre costs ¥100 or more. It is usually cheaper to take the airport bus to the centre and take a taxi from there.
Nanjing is an important meeting point of the country’s north-south and east-west railway trunks, which connects northern, eastern and middle regions of the country. The passenger transportation is handled at two railway stations: Nanjing Railway Station is operating regular and partial high-speed trains and South Railway Station is operating high-speed trains.
With its subway line 1 put into service in 2005, Nanjing became the 6th city in mainland China having subway lines. Presently, the city’s subway mileage open to traffic is 85 kilometers (about 53 miles), consisting of line 1, line 2 and their extensions. By the end of 2014, the total length will reach 240 kilometers (about 149 miles). By 2030, there will be 17 lines servicing the citizens.
Compared with the subway, city buses are more flexible. They can take passengers almost anywhere they want in the city. The ticket fare is CNY 1 for regular buses and CNY 2 for air-conditioned ones.
Taxis travel the main streets in the city. Compared with the big cities like Beijing and Shanghai, it is not difficult to hire one. The taxi fee for first three kilometers (about 1.9 miles) is CNY 9 and CNY 2.4 for extra per kilometer (about 0.6 mile) in daytime and CNY 2.7 in night time; in addition, a fuel surcharge of CNY 2 / ride is charged. Tip: Be careful of taking taxi from a bus station or railway station. Unlicensed taxi touts can be very expensive.