Wuxi's public transportation system consists of subways, buses, taxis and trains. With transportation cards, you will have access to most of public transport means.
1. Transportation Card
The transportation card is very useful, we strongly recommend you to have one. It can be used for subways, buses, taxis and ferries in all cities in Jiangsu Province, 40% discount off for the buses, 5% discount off for the metro system. In subway stations, you can spend 50 yuan in buying a transportation card and recharging it according to your needs.
Wuxi subway is very convenient and fast, and the routes are still increasing.
The cost of one ride is 3-6 yuan, depending on the length of your journey. The nearest subway station to the Binhu Campus of Wuxi Institute of Technology is Jiangnan University Station
From Monday to Friday, the subway will be very crowded at 7:00-10:30 and 16:00-19:00 (rush hour). Please choose your travel time accordingly and be safe.
There are bus lines everywhere in Wuxi, usually costs 2 yuan for one trip. You can use Baidu map to navigate the specific trip in advance. You can also use the Wuxi Micro Bus WeChat applet to inquire about specific routes. Jiangnan University & Wuxi Institute of Technology is the nearest bus stop to the south gate of the campus, where you can take buses No. 77, 95, 151, 160 and 395.
The taxi starts at 10 yuan during the day and covers 3 kilometers (including the gas fee). After 3 kilometers, if it is within 10 kilometers, 2 yuan per kilometer will be charged; if it is more than 10 kilometers, 3 yuan per kilometer will be charged.
You can wave to stop the car at the side of the road. You can also book a taxi through the mobile phone software, but you need to pay a certain fare during peak hours.
Do not take any car without a taxi sign on the side of the road. These drivers usually charge a high price and the fee are not charged by distance.
Pay attention to the taxi fare at night. During the period from 23:00 to 5:00, the taxi fare will increase by 30%.
There are various types of trains in China, such as Express (beginning with the letter K), Super Express (beginning with the letter T), Bullet Train (beginning with the letter D), High-speed Rail (beginning with the letter G).
Seats are also categorized into different grades, including hard seats, soft seats, hard sleepers, and soft sleepers, each with different prices.
6. How to buy train tickets?
Since train tickets are always sold out quickly, it is recommended that you buy train tickets in advance, especially during holidays. Train tickets can be purchased as early as 20 days in advance.
Site Purchase: Buy it at the railway station.
Online Purchase: www. 12306.cn (official railway website)
7. Railway Station in Wuxi
(I) Wuxi Station
Address: No. 1, Station Road, Liangxi District, Wuxi City
From Wuxi Institute of Technology to Wuxi Station:
-Take a taxi (around 46 yuan, roughly 30 minutes)
-Take a shared bicycle to Jiangnan University subway station and take Line 1 to Wuxi Station (about 1 hour).
(II) Wuxi East Railway Station
Address: Ying 'an Road, Xishan District, Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province
From Wuxi Institute of Technology to Wuxi East Railway Station:
-Taxi (about 79 yuan, roughly 55 minutes)
-Take No. 95 bus to Liangxi Road (Qingqi Road) Station and then take Line 2 (subway) to Wuxi East Station (It takes roughly1 hour and 40 minutes for the whole trip)
From Shuofang Airport to Wuxi Institute of Technology
Take a taxi directly to school. (Cost: about 55 yuan)
9. Famous Tourist Cities Nearby
High-speed rail, Wuxi Station-Hangzhou Station, 2 hours, 131 yuan for the second-class seat, 209.5 yuan for the first-class seat.
High-speed rail, Wuxi Station-Suzhou Station, 15 minutes, 19.5 yuan for the second-class seat, 29.5 yuan for the first-class seat.
High-speed rail, Wuxi Station-Nanjing Station, 44 minutes, 86 yuan for the second-class seat, 145 yuan for the first-class seat.
High-speed rail, Wuxi Station-Beijing Station, 5 hours and 23 minutes, 535 yuan for the second-class seat, 934 yuan for the first-class seat.