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 By City-Bus
 Bus Categories:
Downtown Lines: Mainly from 1 to 96 with some exceptions.
Night Lines: From 201–251
Suburban Lines: 300–498, 700–799 with some exceptions.
Micro Bus Lines: 801–879 with some exceptions.
Mini Bus Lines: 801–879 with some exceptions.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Lines: Lines that start with the letter "B", such as B1, B2, B支1, B支2, etc.
Holiday Lines: J1 and J12.
Tourist Lines: Y1–Y9 and Y13.
Sightseeing Lines: Sightseeing Line 4, 6 and 8

 Operating Hours:

Hangzhou Bus
Hangzhou Bus
In general, buses in the downtown area run from 05:00 to 22:30. Some suburban lines stop as early as 17:30 or 18:00. The night lines from 201 to 251 run from 21:30 p.m. to 05:30 a. m.

 Ticket Fare:
Most of the city-buses charge CNY1–3 per person. There is a discount on the normal ticket fare when paying with a Transportation Smart Card. Most of the buses are self-service with no refund for overpayment, so passengers need to prepare the exact small change beforehand.

 Tourist and Sightseeing Bus Lines
Hangzhou is a world famous tourist city, with many scenic spots scattered throughout the city. The tourist and sightseeing lines will take you to most of the scenic spots. Passengers can also take the convenient city bus to tour around the city. At present, there are 10 tourist lines, 2 holiday lines and 3 sightseeing lines.
Hangzhou Bus Stop Sign
Hangzhou Bus Stop Sign
 Y1, Y2 and Y4 provide service to the Lingyin Temple and Mausoleum of General Yue Fei;
 Y5 goes to Hupao Spring;
 Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y6 provide service to Hong Chun Qiao where you can visit the Twin Peaks Piercing the Clouds.
 Y13 goes directly from Lingyin Temple to Zhoujia Village which is close to Xixi National Wetland Park.
 There are two Holiday Bus Lines, J1 and J12, but they only operate during the holidays. J1 provides service to Mausoleum of General Yue Fei and Six Harmonies Pagoda. J12 provides service to 6 Park.
 There are three sightseeing lines, Sightseeing Line 4, 6 and 8. Sightseeing Line 6 provides service to the Six Harmonies Pagoda and the China Paper-Making Village.

 By Taxi
Getting around the city by taxi is the most convenient way to travel. At present, there are more than 8000 taxis running in the city and passengers can find one almost anywhere in the city. The flag-down fare is CNY10 for the first 3 kilometers with CNY1 fuel surcharge. It costs CNY2 per kilometer for the next 3–10 kilometers. For over 10 kilometers the fare is CNY3 per kilometers.

Generally, it would cost about CNY100 to take a taxi from Xiaoshan International Airport to downtown Hangzhou. The trip from the South Railway Station (in Xiaoshan) to Xiaoshan International Airport would cost CNY60 for about 30 minutes.

Taxi in Hangzhou
Taxi in Hangzhou
 Tips:
1. 1. It would be hard to hail a taxi at around 3–7 o'clock in the afternoon since at this time drivers are usually changing shifts.
2. If you want to go from the airport or railway station to your hotel, it is highly recommended to take the airport shuttle bus or city bus rather than a taxi. Hangzhou taxis are well known as hard to hail, while the city bus system is well developed and easy to use.
3. Passengers should use the "official" taxis (with a Taxi sign on the car) and pay the fare according to the meter.
4. Passengers can refuse to pay the fare if the driver dropped a passenger on the way or refused to let passengers on.
5. Taxi calling number: 28811111.
6. Suggested taxi fare from the city  to nearby areas: to Shanghai: CNY600-CNY700, to Nanjing: around CNY1300, to Suzhou: CNY300-CNY400, to Wuzhen: CNY250, to Xitang: CNY300

 Car Renting
1. Visitors can rent a car at the Long Distance Bus Stations in the city; most of them offer car renting service. There are also many car renting companies. The price is CNY350–CNY1600 per day with a driver; without driver, the price is between CNY200 and CNY450, depending of the type of vehicle.
2. Some drivers would ask you if you need to rent a car, and they would offer you an incredibly low price, around CNY100–CNY200 per day; don't hire them! The average price of car renting is around CNY600 per day, so anyone offering you such so called 'bargains' are probably just trying to lure you into buying something, such as expensive tea or silk.