A 20-kilometer speedway drive from the Tianhe International Airport (WUH) to the city center takes only twenty minutes. Airport shuttle buses leave for the city following flight arrivals. From the airport to Hankou, the bus will charge 17 yuan per person, and 32 per person for Wuchang; a taxi ride to the city area is about 80-120 yuan.
Wuhan has a cheap (usually 2rmb per journey), efficient, but horribly bewildering bus system in place. The service has vastly improved compared to the past. It is the cheapest way to get around the city. If you have a local to guide you, it can be used to get from place to place with impressive speed (if not comfort or safety). Without a local to guide you, you should better have a very good map and a good grasp of Chinese.
Metro network now consists of two lines. Line 1 serves Hankou district mostly adjacent to the river, while line 2 currently extends from popular shopping hub Optics Valley Square across the Yangtse river, crossing line 1. Line 4 is due to open by the end of 2013. Together, these first three lines will connect Wuhan, Hankou and Wuchang railway stations. A full network consisting of 8 lines is planned to be ready by 2018. Be aware that any areas with metro line construction works underway are subject to heavy traffic and ugly-looking streets.