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 Aug. 26, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hangzhou City-Bus and Taxi
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 (1)
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.
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 (3)
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.
Asked by md hasan from NEPAL | May. 29, 2019 01:48Reply
May i get public bus from Amber house hotel Hangzhou to Phoenix Temple?
please suggest.
Answers (1)
Answered by Moria from NETHERLANDS | May. 29, 2019 19:37

Walk east about 360m to take Bus Line 116 from Gaojiayu to Yaoyuansi Xiang (姚园寺巷 ) and then transfer to Bus Line 188 to Chaiduoqiao (柴垛桥). After that, walk west about 350m to the temple.
Asked by cheera lee from THAILAND | May. 01, 2019 02:33Reply
How can I get airport shuttle bus 's ticket from huachen hotel to Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport?
I plan to leave Huachen international hotel to Xiaoshan Airport by airport shuttle bus
Can I buy the ticket on the bus? or where I can buy the ticket.
I have to stay at the airport about 9.00 pm .
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo from USA | May. 05, 2019 18:41

Hi, you need to walk west about 550m to take Metro Line 1 from Longxiangqiao to Jiangling Road Station. Get out of the Exit A and then walk north about 300m to take Shuttle Bus Binjiang Line to the airport.

The ticket office is near the bus stop. The bus departs at 06:00,07:30,08:30,09:20,10:00,11:20 in the morning and it takes about 1 hour to the airport. It is better for you to catch the 7:30 departure.
Asked by Wong from MALAYSIA | Mar. 26, 2019 00:48Reply
Hello, i m planning to city Hangzhou but heard the city is a cashless city.
I plan to take local buses, pay for my accommodation when i am there. May i know would i be able to do so using cash?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jesse from USA | Mar. 26, 2019 01:27

Don't worry, you can use cash even though the Ali Pay is more popular.
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