City Transportation

Buses

Shenzhen has an efficient network of buses. Bus ticket prices vary from 1 yuan to 3 yuan. There are also five tourist lines that connect to all of the tourist attractions.

Subway

The subway network in Shenzhen consists of five lines, which are available from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm every day (during holidays such as the Spring Festival holiday, the May Day holiday, the National Day holiday and New Year’s Day holiday, service may go to midnight).

Ticket fare: the initial price is 2 yuan for the first 4 kilometers, and after that 1 yuan is charged for each 4 km (for a travel distance between 4 km and 12 km), or 1 yuan for each 6 km (for a travel distance between 12 km and 24 km), or 1 yuan for each 8 km (for a travel distance over 8 km). Buying a subway ticket is very easy because every subway station is equiped with bilingual electronic vending machines that allow passengers to buy one-off green tokens. Passengers can change languages on the large touch screeen, and then click on the station where they want to go. The price is then displayed, and passengers then insert money at the top pf the machine (only banknotes of 5 yuan or 10 yuan are accepted, as are 1 yuan and 0.5 yuan coins).Check out detailed information and Shenzhen subway map ofShenzhen Subway Line 1, Shenzhen Subway Line 2, Shenzhen Subway Line 3, Shenzhen Subway Line 4, Shenzhen Subway Line 5.

Taxies

Taxis in Shenzhen, which are red, yellow or green, are plentiful on the streets. Green taxis are only available in the Special Economic Zone (Baoan District and Longgang District are not included in the zone). Some taxi drivers are rated as star-level drivers because of their good knowledge and English speaking skills.

Taxi fare for Within The Special Economic Zone

The flag down fare is 10 yuan for the first 2 kilometers (about 1.2 miles), and 2.4 yuan for each additional kilometer. From 6:00 am to 11:00 pm and for a distance above 25 kilometers (15.5 miles), 30% of the fare (removing the flag down fare) is charged as a demobilization cost. If you need the taxi to wait for you, an addition fare of 0.8 yuan per minute is charged.

Taxi fare for outside the Special Economic Zone

The flag down fare for a green taxi is 6 yuan for the first 1.5 kilometers (about 0.9 miles) and that for a red and a yellow taxi is 10 yuan for the first 2 kilometers (about 1.2 miles), and 2.4 yuan for each additional kilometer. From 6:00 am to 11:00 pm and for a distance above 25 kilometers (15.5 miles), 30% of the fare (removing the flag down fare) is charged as a demobilization cost. If you need the taxi to wait for you, an additional fare of 0.8 yuan per minute is charged.