Hangzhou Transportation

Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, is one of the top choices for people who would like to enjoy a side trip after touring Shanghai. Travelers at home and abroad are attracted by its fascinating West Lake, endless Longjing Tea Field, historic Grand Canal and bustling Qinghefang Ancient Street. In order to best serve all tourists, a very broad transportation system has been established in the city.


Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport
Xiaoshan International Airport

Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH), around 17mi (27km) from the downtown, mainly serves Hangzhou and nearby cities like Huzhou, Shaoxing, Jiaxing, and Zhuji. It operates many air routes with Terminal A (International) and Terminal B (Domestic). Besides Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei, the international destinations include Singapore, Souel, Amsterdam, Pattaya, Phuket Island, Osaka, Tokyo, and Chiengmai. Domestic air routes from/to Beijing, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Xi'an, Kunming, Lhasa, and Xiamen are available.
 Hangzhou Flights
 Airport Transportation
 Airport Services and Facilities

 There are three railway stations in the city. High speed lines from/to Shanghai, Nanjing, Ningbo, and Changsha transport the most passengers.

 Hangzhou Railway Station: Located at East Ring Road, Shangcheng District, it is also known as Chengzhan Railway Station. The station mainly operates trains that arrive at the city as a terminal station.

 East Railway Station: It lies on Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District. Opened in 2013, it is now one of the largest high speed train hubs in east China, transporting a large amount of passengers daily.

 South Railway Station: Originally named Xiaoshan Railway Station, it is around 17mi (27km) from Chengzhan Railway Station. The station hosts trains passing through the city. Now it is closed for renovation since Jul. 2013 and is expected to reopen in June of 2018.

Hangzhou Railway Station
Train from Shanghai to Hangzhou
Hangzhou Train
Bullet Train

 Major Rail Lines from Hangzhou to:
 Five long-distance bus stations are in operation, serving passengers who travel in and out of Zhejiang. They are Passenger Transport Central Station (Jiubao Passenger Transport Center), West Bus Station, North Bus Station, South Bus Station and Hangzhou East Railway Highway Bus Station. Besides, local Tourist Dispatch Center plays an important role for long-distance travels and many buses are available to attractions near the city.
 How to Travel between Shanghai and Hangzhou
 How to Travel between Hangzhou and Other Nearby Cities

 Endowed with many rivers and lakes, the city supplies pleasant cruise, ferry and water bus travels. At present, the West Lake Cruise and Grand Canal Cruise enjoy the highest popularity. In addition, several routes of water bus assist in relieving the transportation pressure. The main routes are Pujia / Wulinmen – Gongchen Bridge (line 1), Wulinmen – Xixi Wuchang Pier (line 2), Datieguan – Banshan (Line 3), Chaomingsi Lane – Meihuabei (Line 7).
 By now, only line 1, line 2, and line 4 of Hangzhou metro are operational. The fare ranges CNY2-9 for different trips. The city commences the metro era of Zhejiang with the opening of line 1 in 2012. According to long-term plan, there will be 10 metro lines by 2020, and the number will be 13 by 2050.
 Metro Maps

 As one of the most important means of transportation, city buses mainly include downtown lines, suburban lines, night lines, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes. The cost is CNY1-4. If paying with the Transportation Smart Card, passengers enjoy 50% off. Tourist bus lines of Y2, Y6, Y8, Y9 and Y10 connect the main attractions.
 Bus / Metro Search

Ship over West Lake
Small Boat on West Lake
Hangzhou City Bus
City Bus

Almost 10,000 taxis are serving the city. Usually it is not that easy to hail a taxi which charges by meter near hot attractions, and passenger transport hubs; therefore, negotiating for a flat rate is necessary under the circumstance. Here is the charging standard below:

Flat-down Rate for the first 3km (2mi) CNY11
Unit Price per kilometer between 4-10km (2.5-6mi) CNY2.5
Unit Price per kilometer over 10k (6mi) CNY3.75
Waiting Fee for Every 4 minutes CNY2.5

 Touring the city, especially around the West Lake, by bike is the option of many locals and tourists. Just register a regular IC card or Z card, and one can easily rent a bike. The rental sites are easily accessible along the street, near scenic spots and busy passenger transport hubs, and some are even open for 24 hours. Hence rental and return services are quite convenient. The cost is free within an hour, CNY1 for 1-2 hours, CNY2 for 2-3 hours, and CNY3 for each additional hour if renting over 3 hours.

- Last modified on Oct. 12, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Hangzhou Transportation
Asked by Elvina from INDONESIA | Sep. 30, 2018 07:57Reply
Hi everyone, can I go to Hangzhou Taiziwan Park with subway?
Where is the nearest subway station to taiziwan park? Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š
Answers (2)
Answered by Rebecca from USA | Oct. 07, 2018 23:34

Longxiangqiao subway station and Hubin suway station are near the park.
Answered by Elvina from INDONESIA | Oct. 12, 2018 00:06

Thank you for the information Rebecca
Asked by Kenny from MALAYSIA | Sep. 10, 2018 06:29Reply
I will be arriving in Hongzhou airport on 22:00. How do I get to Best Wishes Inn?
Answers (1)
Answered by Selina from LITHUANIA | Sep. 11, 2018 23:58

You can take shuttle bus Wulinmen Line to Wulinmen first and then take a taxi to the hotel. The bus fare is CNY20 and the taxi fare is about CNY 20.
Asked by chow from MALAYSIA | Aug. 14, 2018 18:39Reply
reached pudong airport on wed 1am.need to travel to hangzhou
hi,i need to know which transport can i take.
Answers (2)
Answered by Banner from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 15, 2018 19:08

There is no public transportation to HZ in the midnight, maybe you can stay overnight near the airport and then take the shuttle bus to HZ at 8:40 in the morning.
Answered by chow from MALAYSIA | Aug. 16, 2018 22:38

thank you very much
Asked by John from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 23, 2018 23:07Reply
What is the best way to get from Westlake Sofitel to Zhouzhuang Pullman hotel
Answers (3)
Answered by Bowen from BELGIUM | Jul. 26, 2018 20:38

Which Zhouzhuang Pullman hotel do you mean? In Kunshan or Suzhou?
Answered by john from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 27, 2018 16:36

Answered by Bowen | Jul. 29, 2018 19:26

Take Metro Line 1 to HZ East Railway Station to take s high speed train to KS South Station and then take Tourist Line 1 from South Bus Station to Zhouzhuang Bus Station. Upon arrival, walk about 1 km you can get there.
Asked by S Herlington from INDONESIA | Jun. 15, 2018 05:37Reply
I traveling from Jakarta/Indonesia to Hangzhou. I want go to Putuoshan.
How i would get to Senjiamen harbour from HZ airport ?
If possible, can i use Bus from HZ airport to Senjiamen?
Answers (4)
Answered by Claire from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 18, 2018 22:53

Yes, you can take the shuttle bus from the airport to Shenjiamen. They depart at 10:50, 12:50, 15:30, 17:40, 19:40, 21:00 and the journey time is about 4.5 hours and it takes about CNY 120.
Answered by S Herlington from INDONESIA | Jun. 19, 2018 03:45

Thanks alot, Claire.
your information very helpfull.
And from Senjiamen to Airport with same Bus?
Answered by Claire from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 19, 2018 20:08

Yes, but the time is different and itโ€™s 06:36, 09:05, 11:06, 12:56, 14:36, and 15:56.
Answered by S Herlington from INDONESIA | Jun. 20, 2018 20:18

Thanks, Claire.

If you come to Jakarta, Indonesia.
Pls Don't Hesitate to inform me.

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