Wuxi is the transportation hub of East China. It formed a transportation network consisting of highway, railway, waterway and airline. The highway mileage in Wuxi has reached to 8,278 kilometers, and the highway mileage per square kilometer is 4.6 kilometers, which make Wuxi become one of 54 national highway transportation hubs. The Shanghai-Nanjing Railway and Xinyi-Changxing Railway are available. The buses through the city are also convenient and only charge CNY 1 per bus. Besides, there are also several coach stations and numerous taxies to serve people. Overall Wuxi's transportation is convenient and reaching other locations in China from the city is easy with all the possible options.
Wuxi has a small airport with flights to Beijing (1.5 hours), Foshan (2.5 hours) and Kunming (2 hours). Tourists to other destinations should go via nearby Changzhou, Nanjing or Shanghai airports.
There are about 60 fast trains that stop by Wuxi daily, heading for nearby cities such as Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and distant cities like Beijing, Harbin, Changchun, Shenyang, Jinan, Zhengzhou, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Xining, Chengdu and Urumqi. Almost every major city in China is directly connected with Wuxi. The train station is north of the canal ring. You can take bus no.11 to get there. If you have to line up for a ticket, try window No.2, where the service tends to be a little quicker than elsewhere.
The Xishan ferry dock is to the southwest part of the city. There are daily tourist boats to Changzhou (3 hours) and Suzhou (3.5 hours). It is also pleasant to go to Huzhou across Taihu Lake.
Wuxi has many public transportation buses through the city. Some of them can be used for tour buses, which can carry the tourists to the famous attractions. The ordinary bus charges CNY 1 and the air-conditioned bus charges CNY 2.
The taxi base fare is CNY 8 within 3 kilometers, CNY 2.31 per kilometer above 3 kilometers and less than 8 kilometers, CNY 2.85 per kilometer above 8 kilometers. The standard of waiting charge is five minutes being converted to one kilometer.