How to Travel between Hangzhou and Guangzhou

There is about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) between Hangzhou and Guangzhou. The best transportation method is by high speed train, costing CNY 720 for a second class seat and taking 6 – 7.5 hours. Normal speed trains are also running to serve passengers between the two cities, taking 16.5 – 21 hours and CNY 317.5 - 373 for a hard sleeper. Direct flights are available taking about 2 hours and CNY 550 – 1,400. Buses between them take about 18 - 19 hours and CNY 350.
 
How to Travel between Hangzhou and Guangzhou
 

How to Travel from Hangzhou to Guangzhou

1. Best Way: Hangzhou to Guangzhou High Speed Train: 6 – 7.5 hours, CNY 720.5

From Hangzhou East Railway Station: 7:53, 08:47, 11:30, 15:01, 16:14
Ticket Price: CNY 720 for second class seat, CNY 1,185.5 for first class seat, CNY 2,273 for business class seat

 Alternative Train: Hangzhou to Guangzhou Overnight Sleeper Train: 16.5 hours, CNY 296.5
T169: Hangzhou East Railway Station departure at 12:46 and Guangzhou Railway Station arrival at next 05:17.
Ticket Price: CNY 317.5 - 373 for hard sleeper, CNY 541.5 - 635 for soft sleeper, CNY 173.5 for hard seat

Although running at a much lower speed than the high speed trains, this overnight sleeper train saves some daytime for visiting scenic spots as well as one-night hotel expense, hence recommended, especially to budget travelers. Except for this train, there are 3 other normal speed trains from Hangzhou to Guangzhou. But it’s not recommended to take them for the long duration.
 

2. Fastest Way: Flight: 2 – 2.5 hours, CNY 550 – 1,400

Over 20 direct flights are operated from Hangzhou to Guangzhou, departing from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
 

3. Bus: around 19 hours, CNY 350

Time Dep. Arr. Price
15:00 Hangzhou East Railway Station Tianhe Passenger Station CNY 325
15:20 Hangzhou South Bus Station Guangzhou General Bus Station CNY 350
16:00 Sijiqing Passenger Station Guangzhou General Bus Station CNY 350


 

How to Travel from Guangzhou to Hangzhou

1. Best Way: Guanghou to Hangzhou High Speed Train: 6 – 7.5 hours, CNY 720

From: Guangzhou South Railway Station: 08:00, 12:05, 13:24, 15:38, 15:56
Ticket Price: CNY 720 for second class seat, CNY 1,185.5 for first class seat, CNY 2,273 for business class seat

 Alternative Overnight Sleeper Train: 16 hours, CNY 296.5
T170: Guangzhou Railway Station departure at 14:55 and Hangzhou East Railway Station arrival at 07:08
K210: Guangzhou Railway Station departure at 20:45 and Hangzhou Railway Station arrival at 13:42
Price: CNY 317.5 - 373 for hard sleeper, CNY 564.5 / 635 for soft sleeper, CNY 173.5 for hard seat
There are 2 other normal speed trains available for passengers to travel from Guangzhou to Hangzhou, but the travel time is so long so that they are not recommended.
 

2. Fastest Way: Flight: 2 – 2.5 hours, CNY 500 – 1,400

About 25 direct flights are in service from Guangzhou Baiyun to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.
 

3. Bus: 18 - 19 hours at least, CNY 400 - 430

Time Dep. Arr. Price
11:50 Guangzhou East Bus Station Hangzhou Passenger Station CNY 430
14:10 Guangzhou General Passenger Station CNY 430
15:20 Guangdong Provincial Bus Station CNY 400
15:50 Tianhe Passenger Station CNY 405
- Last modified on Oct. 17, 2019 -
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