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. Each child who is accompanied by an adult can take bus for free if he/she is below 4ft (1.3m).

 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.

- Last modified on Nov. 13, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Hangzhou City-Bus and Taxi
Asked by Sze ern Tan from MALAYSIA | Nov. 12, 2018 23:00Reply
hangzhou> (bus) Tianducheng (taxi) Wuzhen (taxi) Shuzhou trip
is it taxi easily available or I need to get back to HZ to proceed to Suzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from USA | Nov. 13, 2018 18:04

Yes, in general taxi is easily available. Or you can hire a car on eHi Auto Services or China Auto Rental. And you don't need to go back to HZ to proceed to Suzhou. You can aslo take the direct bus at Wuzhen Bus Station to Suzhou.
Asked by jack from FRANCE | Sep. 27, 2018 14:17Reply
is it possible to take a bus from CAA zhuantang straight street Hangzhou to Xiaoshan Airport?
how long time and itinary please ?
we must stay at 8.30 am 9 am at the airport
If we take a taxi is it necessary to reserve ? and can we pay by credit card
thanks you
Answers (2)
Answered by Rena from USA | Sep. 28, 2018 19:04

Dear, taking a bus needs about 2 hours. Must you reach the airport at 08:30 or 09:00? If yes, it means that you need to set out at 06:00 to catch the early bus and have to make a transfer to the airport shuttle bus. It is not convenient for you with tight time.

Therefore, you are advised to take a taxi to the airport, with duration of 50 - 60 minutes. And you'd better set out at 07:00 or so by taxi and the hotel you live in can help you book a taxi in advance. You are unable to pay the taxi fee with your credit card because in most taxis there is no machines for the credit card. You'd better prepare some cash.
Answered by Jack from FRANCE | Sep. 29, 2018 01:49

Thank you Rena for this informations
I will take a taxi and pay cash
Thanks a lot
Asked by Andres from CHINA | Sep. 25, 2018 04:26Reply
May I know how can I arrive to Meijiawu from Hangzhou East Railway Station? Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Vicky from USA | Sep. 26, 2018 00:08

Hi, Andres, you can take the metro line 1 at the east railway station and then get off at Fengqi Road station, out from the Exit C4. Then walk about 7 minutes to North Liugongyuan station where you can take 103 to South Meijiawu station. The whole ride may take about 1.5 hours and CNY6.
Asked by Claudio Antonio Stinchi from ITALIA | Jul. 14, 2018 07:26Reply
What about buses Y4 and Y5 in Hangzhou?
Hi! I heard about buses Y4 and Y5 to visit Six Harmonies Pagoda (六合塔, bus Y5), Dreaming of Tiger Spring at Hupao Valley (虎跑梦泉, bus Y5), Yunqi Bamboo Forest (云栖竹径, bus Y4)e Meijiawu Village (梅家坞茶村, bus Y4). By the way, I can't see these buses in your article. Do they exists? Where can I find more informations about buses and bus stops? Thank you!!
Answers (2)
Answered by Polly from NETHERLANDS | Jul. 15, 2018 23:51

Yes, they do exist and your information is right.
Answered by Claudio Antonio Stinchi from ITALY | Jul. 16, 2018 03:08

Thank you very much!!
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