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 Oct. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hangzhou City-Bus and Taxi
Asked by Guimas from PORTUGAL | Oct. 09, 2019 03:15Reply
Child have to pay in Hangzhou tourist buses? Under 1.30m
The metro 3 days pass Work in the tourist buses?
Answers (3)
Answered by Arie from DENMARK | Oct. 09, 2019 23:51

As I know, children under 1.3 meters don't need pay tickets. In addition, the metro pass cannot be used on tourist buses.
Answered by Guimas from PORTUGAL | Oct. 10, 2019 03:02

Is there any pass for the tourist buses or you pay as you go?
Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Oct. 10, 2019 20:33

The latter one.
Asked by ng wee heong from SINGAPORE | Sep. 28, 2019 06:10Reply
How to get from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport to Moganshan Town, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province
I having a trail running event at Moganshan on Nov 2019
Answers (1)
Answered by Frank from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 29, 2019 23:26

You can take shuttle bus line of Huzhou to Wukang stop, then take direct bus from coach station to Moganshan station. It takes around 3 hours with CNY75.
Asked by Mr.BAM_BOO from RU | Sep. 24, 2019 06:12Reply
How to get from Hangzhou airport to Veegle Hotel.
Hi, can you advise me the best way to get from Xiaoshan Airport to Veegle Hotel (301 No.27 Street (27 Hao Dajie)? Thank you.
Answers (3)
Answered by Seth from USA | Sep. 26, 2019 19:06

You can take shuttle bus line of Xiasha to Grand New Century Hotel statoin, and transfer to bus 104 from Sihao street station to Xuezheng street station, and walk west of 200m to your hotel. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY22.
Answered by Bam_boo from RUSSIA | Oct. 07, 2019 13:58

Thanks. How much can a taxi ride like this cost? My flight arrives at 0:20...
Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Oct. 07, 2019 18:36

The cab fare is around CNY100.
Asked by P.Lee from MALAYSIA | Aug. 23, 2019 00:28Reply
How to get from Hangzhou airport to Yuewang Temple.
Hi, can you kindly advise the best way at around 12 midnight from Hangzhou to Yuewang Temple area. We have 4 pax. Thank you.
Answers (3)
Answered by Waldo from SINGAPORE | Aug. 26, 2019 20:42

You can take shuttle bus Wulinmen line to Wulinmen station with CNY20/person, then take taxi to your destination with around CNY20/taxi.
Answered by TAN from MALAYSIA | Oct. 21, 2019 18:59

Midnight can easily haul a taxi?
Answered by Gina from CANADA | Oct. 22, 2019 19:08

Yes, no problem.
Asked by Alex from MALAYSIA | Jun. 11, 2019 02:58Reply
Hi, I will arrive Xiaoshan airport 11pm, what is the best transportation to a hotel in Hangzhou
Answers (4)
Answered by Andrea from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 19:53

Where is your hotel? You can provide the hotel address. Then I can find the detailed public transportation for you.
Answered by Alex from MALAYSIA | Jun. 13, 2019 03:11

Hangzhou rui ju hotel, 519 fengqi road
Answered by Andrea from USA | Jun. 13, 2019 18:43

You can take Shuttle Bus Wulinmen Line to the city terminal and then walk south about 1km to your hotel. It takes about 1h 20 min and the bus fare is CNY20.
Answered by TAN from MALAYSIA | Oct. 21, 2019 07:20

Hi Alex, I am going to the same hotel and will arrive at the same timing too. Since you must had gone through your journey, which route would you suggest the best?
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