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.
|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.
Airport Services and Facilities
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 late 2019.
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How to Travel between Shanghai and Hangzhou
How to Travel between Hangzhou and Other Nearby Cities 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).
line 1, line 2, line 4 and line 5 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 Transportation Smart Card, passengers enjoy 50% off. Tourist bus lines of Y2, Y6, Y8, Y9 and Y10 connect the main attractions.
Bus / Metro Search
|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|
Should I ride bus? or taxi? or Metro? Which one is the easiest and the cheapest? How much will it cost?
You can also take a taxi directly, the cab fare is around CNY30.