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Beijing-Hangzhou Train

A total of 17 pairs of trains are running between Beijing and Hangzhou. 14 pairs of them are high speed trains with duration of 5-7 hours; the other 3 pairs are normal types with journey time of 14-21.5 hours.

 Bullet trains are fast, better equipped, and punctual in most cases. The ticket price is also reasonable. For Beijing-Hangzhou route, there are more departures than the normal types. It’s pretty convenient and has become the first choice of more and more travelers. 

 Although traveling by non-bullet train take a relatively long time, it saves the day time as all of the three pairs run overnight and travelers can save hotel expenses as well. The ticket price is cheap. It is a good choice for those on a budget trip.

 Of course, you can also choose traveling by flight and it only takes 2 hours or so between the two cities. However, the airports are located in the outskirts. Usually, you need to spare at least an hour to/from the airport. In this way, it is not that time-saving compared with high speed trains. Also, the flight tickets are usually more expensive than railway tickets.

High Speed Trains

Altogether 14 pairs of them run between the two cities. But please note that those numbered as G165/G166, G41/G42, G43/G44, G35/G36, G37/G34, G20 and G39/G40 use Beijing South and Hangzhou East as the starting/final station; while others numbered as G19, G57/G58, G55/G56, G33/G38, G163/G164, G167/G168, G59/G60 and G45/G46 run from/to Nanchang West, Fuzhou, Ningbo, Jiangshan, Cangnan, and Wenzhou South to/from Beijing South, and Hangzhou is just one of the intermediate stations stopping for 3 – 14 minutes. Thus, passengers should give an ear to the broadcasting notice and be prepared for getting on/off beforehand.

 Beijing to Hangzhou High Speed Train Schedule:
(Last Update on April 27th, 2017)
 Beijing Schedule
From To Nos. Duration
Beijing South Hangzhou East G57, G55, G165, G19...
14 departures from 07:20 to 16:47

 Hangzhou to Beijing Bullet Train Schedule:
(Last Update on April 27th, 2017)
 Hangzhou Schedule
From To Nos. Duration
Hangzhou East Beijing South G34 G20, G58, G36...
14 departures from 07:10 to 16:15
Note: The timetable here is for reference only. For real-time schedule, you can search for it by the tool on top of this page.

 Ticket Price (CNY)
Business Class Seat First Class Seat Second Class Seat
1,966/ 1,701 1,048.5/ 907 626/ 538.5

Normal Trains

Only three pairs of them are operated currently. They are all running overnight, so please prepare enough food and water as they are expensive onboard. The most important thing is to buy a soft sleeper or hard sleeper because hard seat carriages may be crowded, especially during holidays; and hard seats are not comfortable.

 Usually, you are advised to choose Z9/Z10, which takes shortest time compared with the other two and originate/end at the two cities directly with only two stops in Tianjin and Haining. The journey time is about 14.5 hours.

 Besides, T31/T32 running between the two cities with duration of 16 hours or so is the second choice. Along the way, they will stop at those stations including Tianjin West, Cangzhou, Dezhou, Taishan, Xuzhou, and Jiaxing. In addition to regular seats and sleepers, a passenger is allowed to occupy a whole soft sleeper cabinet, which costs around CNY1500, or less in low seasons. 

 Please try to avoid K101/K102 unless you have no other choices because the journey time is up to 21.5 hours which is a long and boring journey. It stops a lot on the way, including Langfang North, Tianjin West, Cangzhou, Wuqiao, Dezhou, Yucheng, Jinan, Taishan, Yanzhou, Zaozhuang West, Xuzhou, Bengbu, Nanjing, Maanshan, Wuhu, Xuancheng, Gaungde, Changxing South, Deqing West.

 Beijing to Hangzhou Schedule:
(Last Update on April 27th, 2017)
From To No. Departure Arrival Duration
Beijing Hangzhou T31 16:54 09:03+ 16h9m
Z9 19:08 09:29+ 14h21m
K101 23:20 20:38+ 21h18m
Note: '+' indicates the second day.

 Hangzhou to Beijing Timetable:
(Last Update on April 27th, 2017)
From To No. Departure Arrival Duration
Hangzhou Beijing Z10 17:17 07:34+ 14h17m
T32 18:20 10:26+ 16h6m
K102 19:24 15:43+ 20h19m

 Ticket Price (CNY):
Deluxe Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
991 537/ 527.5 351/ 343.5 192/ 189.5
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