Getting There

The nearest airport is in Nanjing and the closest railway station is in Zhenjiang. Buses serve Zhenjiang (every 15 min. 6:30am-6:30pm; 1 hr.; ¥15) and Nanjing (every 20 min. 6:30am-6:30pm; 1 1/2 hr.; ¥32.50) from the West Bus Station (Yangzhou Xi Zhan; tel. 0514/8796-3658) in the southwest of the city. Buses to Shanghai (7 daily 6:40am-6:25pm; 3-3 1/2 hr.; ¥98) and Suzhou (7 daily 6:50am-6:30pm; 2 hr.; ¥73) depart from the long-distance bus station in southeast Yangzhou on Dujiang Nan Lu 27 (tel. 0514/8510-5207).

Getting Around

Most of Yangzhou's sights are in the north of town. Taxis charge ¥6 for 3km (2 miles), then ¥1 per kilometer until 10km (6 miles), after which the price rises to ¥1.50 per kilometer. Bus no. 5 (¥1) runs from the long-distance bus station in the southwest of town up Huaihai Lu to Daming Si.

Tours & Guides

China Travel Service (CTS) at Wenchang Zhong Lu 200 (tel. 0514/8734-0524; Mon-Fri 8-11:30am and 2-6pm) can arrange accommodations, plane tickets, and city tours. English-speaking guides will cost around ¥200 a day, transportation not included.

Fast Facts

Banks, Foreign Exchange & ATMs -- The Bank of China at Wenchang Zhong Lu 279 conducts foreign exchange Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm. An ATM is located here.

Internet Access -- There's a 24-hour Internet cafe at Liuhu Lu 34. It charges ¥2 per hour.

Post Office -- Located at Wenchang Zhong Lu, it is open from 8am to 6:30pm.

Visa Extensions -- The PSB is at Run Yang Zhong Lu 98, visa extensions are done on the first floor (tel. 0514/8703-1651; Mon-Fri 8am-11:30 and 2:30-6pm, 2-5:30pm in winter).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.