Beijing to Hangzhou: Travel via Flight & Train

Beijing is about 1,100km (680mi) away from Hangzhou. The fastest and best way to travel between is by plane, considering the short duration of 2.5h as well as the high frequency of 40 flights per day. High speed train is an alternative, and it takes 4.5-6.5h and CNY538.5-626 for cheapest seat. Overnight travelers may consider normal speed train or long-distance bus which takes more than 15h but much lower price.

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How to Travel from Beijing to Hangzhou

1. Fastest Way: Beijing to Hangzhou Flight: 2.5h, CNY300-800 for Economy Class

On average, 40 flights are scheduled from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) or Daxing International Airport (PKX) to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) every day. The earliest one sets off at 5:50 a.m. and the last one at 11:30 p.m. Tourists are recommended to book ticket online for discount.

 Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY300-800; Business Class: CNY1,400-2,400
 

2. Alternative Way: High Speed Train: 4.5-6.5h, CNY538.5-626 for 2nd Class Seat

There are 16 to 17 G-type trains available every day, running from Beijing South Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station. Nearly all are scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

 Ticket Fare:
2nd Class Seat: CNY538.5-626; 1st Class Seat: CNY907-1,048.5; Business Class Seat: CNY1,701-1,966

See more about Beijing to Hangzhou Trains
 

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 17-21h, CNY527.5-537 for Soft Sleeper

Unlike above, the normal speed trains leave from Beijing Railway Station and arrive at Hangzhou Railway Station. By the way, Z281 is most recommended to overnight travelers. 

Train No. Dep. Arr. Duration
K645 10:38 07:02 20h 24min
Z281 19:10 12:15 17h 5min
K101 23:20 20:24 21h 4min

 Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY189.5-192; Hard Sleeper: CNY343.5-351; Soft Sleeper: CNY527.5-537
 

4. Beijing to Hangzhou Long-distance Bus: 15h, CNY300-350

Dep. Point Dep. Time Duration Ticket Price
Liuliqiao Bus Station 09:30 15h CNY300-350
Zhaogongkou Bus Station 09:40, 10:20, 10:40, 12:00, 13:30
Muxiyuan Bus Station 14:00
 

How to Travel from Hangzhou to Beijing

1. Fastest Way: Hangzhou to Beijing Flight: 2.5h, CNY400-900 for Economy Class

Each day, almost 40 Hangzhou to Beijing flights are available from 6:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tourists may leave from Xiaoshan International Airport and arrive at Capital International Airport or Daxing International Airport.

 Ticket Fare:
Economy Class: CNY400-900; Business Class: CNY1,200-2,200
 

2. Alternative Way: High Speed Train: 4.5-6.5h, CNY538.5-626 for 2nd Class Seat

16 to 17 G-type trains run from Hangzhou East Railway Station to Beijing South Railway Station every day. The earliest train leaves at 6:54 a.m. and the last one leaves at 7:00 p.m.

 Ticket Fare:
2nd Class Seat: CNY538.5-626; 1st Class Seat: CNY907-1,048.5; Business Class: CNY1,701-1,966

See more about Hangzhou to Beijing Train
 

3. Overnight Normal Speed Train: 17-21h, CNY527.5-537 for Soft Sleeper

Only three Hangzhou to Beijing normal speed trains are available every day. The departure station is Hangzhou Railway Station and the arrival station is Beijing Railway Station. 

Train No. Dep. Arr. Duration
K646 08:20 05:09 20h 49min
Z282 17:04 10:22 17h 18min
K102 19:22 15:45 20h 23min

 Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY189.5-192; Hard Sleeper: CNY343.5-351; Soft Sleeper: CNY527.5-537
 

4. Hangzhou to Beijing Long-distance Bus: 15h, CNY350-410

Dep. Point Dep. Time Duration Ticket Fare
Hangzhou Central Bus Station 17:00 15h CNY350-410
Hangzhou North Bus Station 14:15
Hangzhou East Bus Station 16:20
 

How to Get from Beijing to Hangzhou West Lake

1. Flight + Airport Shuttle Bus + City Bus: 4h, CNY320-820

You may first get to Hangzhou by plane, which takes around 2.5h. Then, take the airport shuttle bus Wulinmen Line and get off at the Weijing Hotel, Pinghai Rd. stop. Finally, you may transfer to city bus No.16 or No.27 and get off at the Children’s Palace stop. The last two steps entail 1.5h and CNY22.

 

2. High Speed Train + Metro/City Bus: 5-7.5h, CNY540-630 at least

You may take G-typed train and get to the Hangzhou East Railway Station first. After you go walk outside the station, either of these two ways works.

→Take Metro Line 1 (bound for Xianghu) and get off at the Exit F, Fengqi Rd. stop. Then, you may walk southwest for 600m (660yd). This way costs 0.5h and CNY3.

→Take city bus No.31 and get off at the Qiaowangci stop. It takes more than 1h and CNY2.

 

3. Normal Speed Train + Metro/City Bus: 18-22h, CNY530-540 at most

You may first take overnight train and arrive at the Hangzhou Railway Station. After go outside, you may follow either of these ways.

→Take Metro Line 1 (bound for Linping) and get off at the Exit F, Fengqi Rd. stop. Then, you may walk southwest for 600m (660yd). This way costs 0.5h and CNY2.

→Take city bus No.7 and get off at the Children’s Palace stop. It costs 40min and CNY2.

- Last modified on Apr. 08, 2021 -
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