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Transportation

Buses

There is an intricate inter-city bus system, so it is best to get the bus guide and map from newsstand outside the train stations and hotels.

  • Operating hours: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Average charge: Fares range from 1 RMB for ordinary and 2 RMB for air-con bus.

Mass Rail Transit (MRT)

The Number 1 and 2 lines are open to the public running from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Tickets are purchased at the gates or the fare card systems.

  • Line 1 Operating hours: 6:10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Line 2 & Line 3 Operating hours: 6.00 a.m.  – 11.30 p.m
  • Line 3 (Airport Line) Operating hours: 6.10 a.m – 11.00 p.m
  • Line 4 Operating hours: 6:00 a.m. – 10:40 p.m.
  • Line 5 Operating hours: 6:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.
  • Line 6 Operating hours: 6.00 a.m  – 11.30 p.m
  • Line 8 Operating hours: 6:00 a.m. – 11:40 p.m.
  • APM Operating hours: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Average charge: Fares range from 2 RMB – 19 RMB, depending on the length of the journey.

Taxis

Taxis are common and are a good and safe way of getting around for non-Chinese speaking visitors. Destinations can be written down for the driver. Around 30 RMB should get you where you want to go. Taxis can be hired for a single trip or chartered on an hourly or daily basis.

  • Operating hours: 24 hours.
  • Average charge: The base price is 10 RMB with the additional 2.6 RMB charge per kilometer.