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Hangzhou City-Bus and Taxi

 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.
Tourist Lines: Y2, Y6, Y8, Y9, Y10

 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 Bus Lines
Hangzhou is a world famous tourist city, with many scenic spots scattered throughout the city. The tourist 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 5 tourist lines.

Hangzhou Bus Stop Sign
Bus Stop

 Y2  provides service to the Lingyin Temple and Mausoleum of General Yue Fei;
 Y2 and Y6 provide service to Hong Chun Qiao where you can visit the Twin Peaks Piercing the Clouds.
 Y9 sends visitors to Hangzhou Zoo and Huanglong Tourism Distribution Center.
 Y10 takes people to the Zhejiang Provincial Museum.

 By Taxi
Getting around the city by taxi can be a convenient way. At present, there are nearly 10,000 taxis running in the city and passengers can easily hail one almost along each street. The flag-down fare is CNY11 for the first 3km (2mi). It costs CNY2.5 per kilometer (0.6mi) for the following 4-10km (2.5-6mi). For the distance of over 10km (6mi), the charge is CNY3.75 per kilometer. It costs CNY2.5 for every 4 minutes’ waiting. For your reference, the cab fare from Xiaoshan Airport to the downtown area is CNY100-150.

1. It would be hard to hail a taxi around 3:00-4:00pm when drivers are usually changing shifts.
2. Unless taxi is the only choice to your hotel from Xiaoshan Airport or the Railway Stations, or it is best to take airport shuttle bus or city bus, because taxis are not that easy to catch at the places and you may be overcharged.
3. It is suggested to take “official” taxis (with a Taxi sign on the car) and ask the driver to charge by meter. When getting off, it is best to ask for the receipt.

Taxi in Hangzhou
Taxi in Hangzhou

4. Taxi reservation hotline: 86 - 0571 - 28811111.
5. Reference taxi fare to nearby areas/cities: to Shanghai: CNY600-700, to Nanjing: CNY1,000-1,300, to Suzhou: CNY350-500, to Wuzhen: CNY200-300, to Xitang: CNY200-300.

 Car Rental:
1. Usually, it is not hard to rent a taxi near the Long Distance Bus Stations. Besides, near the coach stations, some car rental companies are available. The reference price is CNY350-600 per day with a driver; without driver, the price is between CNY250 and CNY450, depending on the type of vehicle.

2. Some drivers may extend an olive branch with incredibly low price if you need to rent a car. Suppose being charged only CNY100-200 per day, you'd better not hire them! Anyone offering you such so called “bargains” probably thinks about luring you into buying something during the trip, such as expensive tea and silk.