How to Travel from Sydney to Hangzhou

It is about 7,800km (4,850mi) between Sydney and Hangzhou. The most time saving way to travel from Sydney to Hangzhou is by direct flight. Scheduled on every Friday, it takes nearly 10h and CNY7,300 for economy class.
For people who have a schedule conflict, there are two alternatives with higher departure frequency. First, they could take Sydney to Shanghai flight and then transfer to a bullet train bound for Hangzhou. It together needs 15h and CNY9,900-14,400. The second alternative is taking Sydney to Guangzhou flight and then change to another flight to Hangzhou, which needs 13-17h and CNY7,500-8,800.

1. Best Way: Sydney to Hangzhou Direct Flight: 10h10min, CNY7,300 for Economy Class

The only direct Sydney to Hangzhou flight is MU712 run by China Eastern Airlines. It departs from Sydney Kingsfold Smith International Airport (SYD) at 12:45 every Friday and arrives at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) at 19:55. The economy class usually costs CNY7,300. 

2. Sydney to Shanghai Flight + Shanghai to Hangzhou Bullet Train: 15h, CNY9,900-14,400

→ Sydney to Shanghai Flight: 10.5-11h, CNY9,800-14,300 for Economy Class

There are one or two flights from Sydney Kingsfold Smith Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) every day. You may take either MU562 scheduled at 11:00 - 19:30, or MU736 at 20:30 - 05:20 the next day. 
After you clear the customs at Pudong Airport, take metro Line 2 (bound for Xujingdong) and get off at Hongqiao Railway Station stop. This step needs 1.5h and CNY8.

→ Shanghai to Hangzhou Bullet Train: 1h, CNY73 for Second Class Seat

There are more than 100 bullet trains between 06:00 and 21:30 every day. You may get to Hangzhou within one hour. Most bullet trains are bound for Hangzhou East Railway Station, and some reach Hangzhou Railway Station or Hangzhou South Railway Station. The minimum cost is CNY73 for 2nd class seat. 

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3. Sydney to Guangzhou to Hangzhou Flight: 13-17h, CNY7,500-8,800 for Economy Class

To enjoy higher departure frequency, people may also consider making a layover at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN).

Available Date Sydney to Guangzhou Guangzhou to Hangzhou Overall Sydney to Hangzhou Flight Time Overall Price
Sunday CZ326: 11:55-18:10, 9h15min 3-5 flights available; duration 2h 13h CNY7,500-7,850
Wednesday 4 flights available; duration 8h15min 5-8 flights available; duration 2h 17h CNY8,600-8,800

How to Travel back from Hangzhou to Sydney

The most convenient way is by Hangzhou to Sydney flight. Flight MU711 is available every Thursday, and it leaves Hangzhou at 21:15 and reaches Sydney at 11:15 next morning.
If you have trouble taking flight MU711, you can first get to Shanghai by bullet train and then take a plane to Sydney, as there is Shanghai to Sydney flight every day. This transfer plan needs at least 14.5h and CNY8,000 for economy class.

More about Hangzhou to Shanghai Trains


Sydney to Hangzhou Travel Tips

For people who are planning a Sydney to Hangzhou trip, they are recommended to go on the vocation in March to May or September to November, for the weather in spring or autumn is very comfortable. More importantly, the scenery of the West Lake is at its most appealing at these times of the year, and tourists could enjoy chaming vegetation and beautiful waterscape.

Do Australians Need a Visa to Travel to China?

Yes. They are suggested to apply for it one month in advance. They can log in China Visa Application Center website to download, fill in and print the application form. Then, they need to take the form, passport and passport copy to apply for visa at the offline office in Sydney.

Address: Level 1, 140 William Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia
Metro: Kings Cross Station
Bus: 324, 325, L24 (Williams St at Bourke St Bus Station)
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 15:00, Monday to Friday
Telephone: +61-2-94758800
Fax: +61-2-94758899

Time Difference between Sydney and China

Sydney is three hours ahead of China.

Money Exchange

1 Australian Dollar (AUD)≈5 Chinese Yuan (CNY)

Common face values people may use in China are CNY1, CNY5, CNY10, CNY20, CNY50, and CNY100. For your information, Jiao is the secondary denomination to Yuan, and 1 Yuan equals 10 Jiao.

People can exchange money at airport, bank, or four or five star hotels.

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- Last updated on Apr. 07, 2021 -
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