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Updated: 2012-04-01

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More express lines were available along the Shanghai-Taicang Expressway. Direct intercity bus from Liuhe to Luodian Meilanhu Station of No. 7 Line of Shanghai LRT was put into operation in the year.

The frequency of the bus between Taicang and Shanghai were increased. All these measures provide convenience for transportation by air, high-speed rail and other transport modes. The city's public transport network has been further optimized by adding and adjusting nine urban public bus routes.

Facilities for bus stations were improved by building 70 more bus shelters in the urban area and 29 more bus shelters in the rural area. The Shuangfu Road and Xiexing Road have been put into operation.

In addition, a number of major projects, including the port accessible expressway, the Yanglintang waterway project and the eastward extension of the No.339 provincial road, are advancing rapidly. The construction of urban slow transport systems in the north river landscape zone and the new Liuhe scenic belt has been accelerated.

How to go to Taicang

By air

Taicang has no airport. The nearest airports are Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is about 50km away from Taicang. There is very convenient travel between the two airports.

By road

Taicang has a road transportation network including national highways, provincial highways and county roads. The No 204 national highway, Huyi national highway, No 339, No 338 provincial expressway and Xiliu provincial highway all pass through Taicang. It is only 20km away from the Suzhou exit of the Huning expressway.

All the roads within Taicang have been covered with asphalt. There are 15 county expressways with a total length of 173km. There are buses to every town and village.

Long Distance Bus: The Taicang Long-distance Bus Station is situated on No 17, North-west Road. There are regular nonstop fast buses to Kunshan, Nanjing, Shanghai, Jiading, Hangzhou. Regular normal speed buses go to the following cities of the Jiangsu province: Changshu, Wuxi, and Zhangjiagang. There are buses to cities of Zhejiang province (including Shaoxing and Shengzhou), buses to cities of Anhui province (one or two buses to cities like Hefei, Dongzhi, Congyang, and Lujiang) and regular buses to other provinces or cities (including Wuhan, Macheng, Luzhou and Kaigua).

Bus: Bus services goes to every village and town in Taicang. In addition, there are some buses sent to Shanghai and cities of Jiangsu. Buses depart every 20 minutes for downtown Shanghai and every 30 minutes for Qingpu District, Shanghai. Buses run every 20 minutes to Changshu and Suzhou. Every day, there are one or two buses on the routes for Yangzhou, Changzhou and Hangzhou.

The public transportation card of Taicang can be used in Shanghai, Wuxi, Suzhou, Kunshan and Changshu and also in Fuyang and Huainan of Anhui province.

By water

There are 50 shipping lanes in Taicang with a total length of 377km. There are two docks along the Liuhe River, connecting Taicang to the Nantong Port, the Qinglong Port, the Yingchuan Port and the Chongming Port.

The Taicang Port has opened passenger routes to the Shimonoseki port in Japan and the Keelung port and Taichung port in Taiwan.

Taxi

Taxi fare starts at 10 yuan for 3km in Taicang. You are then charged 1.8 yuan per kilometer after the first 3km.