Wuhan - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

Public transit is inexpensive, efficient and goes almost everywhere you want to go. Rides range from 25 cents for most bus trips to a dollar for a longer Metro ride. For everything else, there are taxis and Didi (ride-sharing app). Rides start at $1.50 and the longest trip I had, 30 minutes, cost $10. You do need WeChat to pay for taxis and Didi, which requires a local bank account. Public transit uses a proximity card that you refill. Bus stops are fairly far from each other, and many routes stop at each one so you have to be alert and may need to move quickly to catch the right one when five arrive at once. - Jul 2021

Yes. Very safe, very affordable-- all of the above, plus rental bike shares. - Jan 2020

Buses are very cheap (2RMB a trip) but confusing! Taxis are cheap (20RMB for a half hour, 8km ride) and are a much better option. - Feb 2008

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