With a sorrowful past, Nanjing is a fascinating city with an interesting history.

Not far from Shanghai, Nanjing is often overlooked by tourists visiting China but it’s dynamic skyline and eclectic culture, Nanjing shouldn’t be missed whilst visiting China.

Typical Costs

Hostel/Budget rates – ¥90+ for a dorm bed and ¥200+ for budget hotel rooms.

Midrange Hotel rates – ¥450+ for double rooms in the city centre

Luxury Hotel rates – ¥600 – ¥1200 for more luxurious hotels in Hangzhou.

Transport –  Taxi’s and Didi’s (China’s Uber) will cost around ¥9 – ¥40 for journeys across the city centre whilst buses cost between ¥1 – ¥3.

Average cost of food – Local dishes cost around ¥40 whilst a sit-down meal for two with alcohol will cost around ¥400. Limited western dishes are available, costing ¥100 – ¥150 per dish.

Where to stay

Hostel/BudgetMork House Hostel Nanjing is a fashionable hostel in the heart of Nanjing, with dorm beds starting at ¥100 whilst double rooms at Nanjing Confucius Temple International Youth Hostel, start from ¥161.

Midrange – Gudu Wenhua Hotel is one of our favourite little hotels, in a great location right next to the  Nanjing’s Zifeng Tower and rooms costing around ¥225. For those looking for a recognisable chain, the Holiday Inn Nanjing Aqua City is a good choice, with prices starting at ¥490.

Top End – Nanjing Suning Auraya Suites offer executive suites from ¥560; perfect for families visiting Nanjing. The InterContinental Nanjing can be found in the Zifeng Tower and offers 5-star luxury in the heart of the city, with prices starting at ¥1100.

How to get there

Fly – Nanjing’s Lukou International Airport is the local airport for Nanjing, with the Subway Line (S1) whizzing you straight to the city centre or a taxi costing around ¥100.

Train – The high-speed train serves Nanjing Station from Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Wuxi.

Getting around

Most taxi or Didi trips around the city will cost you less than ¥25 whilst the metro runs from 5am to 11pm and costs between ¥2 – ¥12.

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