Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, is one of the most delightful destinations in China. Known as the capital city of six or ten dynasties in ancient Chinese history, it has a brilliant cultural heritage.
Airport
Nanjing Lukou International Airport enjoys convenient transportation and serves as the key airport of China. It is 35.8km (22 miles) southeast to the city center. You can take Shuttle Bus or taxi to go to downtown.

The main public transportation in Nanjing is Nanjing subway, city buses and taxis.
Subway
At present, there are 4 subway lines in operation, Line 1(Line 1 Nanyan Line, Line 2 and Line 2 Dongyan Line) and 2 under construction. The minimal fare is CNY2 for the first eight stops, CNY3 for 9-12 stops and CNY4 for more than 13 stops. It is free to transfer between these subway lines. There is a discount of 95% on the normal ticket fare when paying with a Nanjing Transportation Smart Card.

Bus
In general, most buses in the downtown area run from 05:00 to 23:00. Some stop earlier at 20:00 or 21:00. The suburban lines usually stop as early as 17:30. Most of the night lines run from 23:00 to 04:00 the next day. Some may serve from 22:00 to 05:00 the next day. The tourist lines general stop at 17:00-18:30. All of the downtown city-buses are self-service with no refund for overpayment. The ordinary bus fare is CNY1 per person and the air-conditioned bus fare is CNY2 per person. There is a discount on the normal ticket fare when paying with a Nanjing Transportation Smart Card.

Nanjing Bus Categories:
Downtown Lines: Mainly from 1 to 159.
Downtown Micro Bus Line: Lines that start with the number '3' with some exceptions.
Downtown Night Lines: Lines that start with the number '8' with some exceptions.
Downtown Tourist Lines: Lines that start with the Chinese word 'You', including Y1-Y5.
Pukou and Liuhe District Lines: Lines that start with the number '6' with some exceptions.
Jiangning District Lines: Lines that start with the Chinese word 'Qu'.
Jiangning District Night Lines: Lines that start with the Chinese word 'Ye'.
Suburban Lines: Lines that start with Chinese word connecting suburb with downtown area.

 

Taxi
Taxis travel the main streets in the city. At present, there are more than 8,900 taxis in the city. It is very easy to find a taxi in the city. During the day, the taxi fare is CNY9 for the first three kilometers (1.9 miles), an additional charge of CNY2.4 for every succeeding kilometer. At night the charge is the same initial charge plus CNY2.7 for each additional kilometer. Unlike those in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen, waiting time and fuel surcharges are not added.