Transportation

Wuxi has 2 main train stations – Wuxi Station ( 无錫火車站, wú xī huǒ chē zhàn ) and Wuxi New District Station. ( 无錫新區火車站, wú xī xīn qū huǒ chē zhàn ) Chinese train numbers will give you an idea about how fast they are. The slowest trains have only numbers (like 1034), then N trains (like N342), then K trains (like K4820), then T trains (like T71), and then D trains (like D3008). G trains are the fastest. D trains (called 動車, dòng chē ) and G trains (called 高鐵車, gāo tiě chē ) are the most popular and best choices for most inter-city travel.
Buses and Public
Transportation Cards
Buses cost 2 RMB to ride if you pay in cash, and 1.2 RMB if you use a public transportation card. They are very safe and convenient. The only problem for expats is that the bus stop names are all in Chinese. Newer buses have a route map placed on the walls and ceiling which can help you determine where to get off the bus. You can purchase public transportation cards ( 公交卡 gōng jiāo kǎ ) and swipe them every time you take the bus. To buy a transportation card, you need to pay a 30 RMB deposit, and then you can add money to the card when it runs out. Some taxis will also accept public transportation cards for payment. You can even use these bus cards in Shanghai. Here are a list of locations where you can buy and get refunds for your public transportation cards:
1. 長慶路6-5 號
2. 火車站東广場(40-3 號)
3. 石門路14 號号
4. 錫惠路6 號
5. 朝陽广場12 路調度站
6. 中南公交停車場內
7. 新區分公司門口
8. 洛社天奇城47-105
9. 广南路588 號号
10. 保利广場對面錫洲商業銀行大廳
Wuxi’s Airport
Wuxi has 1 airport, called Wuxi Shuofang Airport ( 无錫碩放机場. Usually you can just tell the taxi drivers “airport” (机場), and they’ll know where to take you. Wuxi has many flights to other major Chinese cities. Wuxi has international flights to Hong Kong, Macao, Osaka, Taipei, and Bangkok. Wuxi has domestic flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Kunming, Chongqing, Dalian, Wuhan, Tianjin, Xian, Lanzhou, Changsha, Guiyang, Zhangjiajie, and Foshan.
Shanghai’s Airports
Many expats flying to distant destinations will usually depart from one of Shanghai’s airports. Shanghai has 2 airports, the older Hongqiao ( 上海虹橋机場 shàng hǎi hóng qiáo jī chǎng ) airport in western Shanghai, and the newer Pudong airport (上海浦東机場 shàng hǎi pǔ dōng jī chǎng ) far east of Shanghai. Both are international airports, but Pudong has far more international flights, and Hongqiao has far more domestic flights. Before you go to either airport, find out which terminal your flight is in. There is a significant walking distance between the two terminals.
How to get to Shanghais’ airports
here are many D and G trains that go to Hongqiao Train station. Hongqiao airport is just another subway stop away on Line 2. Pudong Airport is at the very end of Line 2, but it will usually take an hour to reach it. Pudong airport is far away from downtown Shanghai. Many expats in Wuxi will hire a private taxi to drive them to Pudong Airport just to save on the hassle of carrying luggage between the train, subway, and airport terminal. 1-way trips to Pudong Airport usually cost around 500 RMB. There are long-distance buses that go to Pudong and Honqgiao airport. These long distance buses leave from Wuxi Central Station. They cost 100 RMB and usually run from morning to afternoon. It usually takes 2 hours to get to Hongqiao airport, and 3 hours to Pudong airport.
Taxis
The base taxi fare is 10 yuan, and that’s the price for anywhere within 3 km. If you need to call a taxi, dial 88008800 and tell them your location. They will send you a text message to confirm your reservation along with the taxis license plate. Sometimes the taxi driver will call you up to confirm your location. Wuxi also has many unlicensed private taxis ( 黑車, hēi chē). If you use them, negotiate your price before you set off. Private taxi prices are usually a little lower than a regular taxi.

Huishan Train Station 无锡惠山高铁站
0510-82300430

无锡市惠山区经一路
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Wuxi Central Station 无锡中央汽车站
0510-82588188
222 W. Xihu Rd
无锡市锡沪西路222号
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Wuxi Central Station is a large expansion of the old Wuxi train station. This one complex houses the old Wuxi train station, the Wuxi High-Speed Train Station, and most of Wuxi’s long-distance buses. Most inter-city traffic goes through here. Slower long distance trains run through the Wuxi Train Station (无锡火车站 wú xī huǒ chē zhàn), the southernmost building. Very fast trains (G and D trains) run through the Wuxi High-Speed Train Station (无锡高铁站 wú xī gāo tiě zhàn), the middle building. Long-distance buses (coaches) run through Wuxi Central Station (无锡中央汽车站 wú xī zhōng yàng qì chē zhàn), the northernmost building.


Wuxi High-Speed East Train Station 高铁无锡东站
0510-95105105
Xingwu Rd, Xishan district
无锡市锡山区安镇街道兴吴路
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Wuxi High-Speed Train Station 无锡高铁北广场
1 Chezhan Rd
无锡市崇安区车站路1号
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Wuxi New District High-Speed Train Station 无锡新区高铁站
0510-82300428
Intersection of Xinhua Rd and Zhujiang Rd
无锡市新华路与珠江路口交叉处
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Wuxi Sunan Shuofang Airport 无锡硕放机场
0510-96889788
Konggang 6th Rd
无锡市滨湖区空港六路
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Wuxi’s Shuofang Airport has changed it’s name to Sunan (Southern Jiangsu) Airport. Some signage retain the old name. Don’t be confused, there is still only one airport in Wuxi.


Wuxi Train Station 无锡火车站
0510-82300426
1 Chezhan Rd
无锡市崇安区车站路1号
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