How to Travel between Shanghai and Hangzhou

Shanghai to Hangzhou distance: 175 km (109mi)


There is no direct flight from Shanghai to Hangzhou. The best and the fastest way is to travel by Shanghai–Hangzhou bullet train which takes one hour and costs CNY50-80. Normal train is an economy choice, only costing CNY25-30 and the duration is 2-3 hours. Shanghai to Hangzhou buses can be a good option for passengers who aren’t in a rush. In this way, it requires 2.5 hours and the bus fare is CNY70-100.

 Joining a guided tour is the most convenient way for tourists to travel between the two cities:
  5 Days Shanghai – Suzhou – Hangzhou from $729
  8 Days Shanghai – Hangzhou – Suzhou – Wuxi – Nanjing from $1179
 
Shanghai - Hangzhou Transportation
How to Travel between Shanghai and Hangzhou


1

 Top Choice: Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Train – 1 hour, CNY50-80

 

From Shanghai:

Hongqiao Railway Station 06:01 – 21:30, every 5-10 minutes
Shanghai Railway Station 08:05, 09:38, 17:54
 

From Hangzhou:

East Railway Station 06:48 – 22:35, every 5-10 minutes
Hangzhou Railway Station 06:10, 07:58, 11:30, 14:52, 15:37, 18:00, 19:02, 20:00

 Bullet Train Ticket Fare:
D type trains: CNY50-60 for a second class seat; CNY90 for a first class seat
G type trains: CNY75-80 for a second class seat; CNY120-125 for a first class seat; CNY220-235 for a business class seat

 Tip: Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) is close to Hongqiao Railway Station, so passengers arriving at this airport are recommended to go from Shanghai to Hangzhou by train. The airport’s Terminal 2 is within 10 minutes’ walking distance from the railway station. Metro line 10 runs from Terminal 1 to Hongqiao Railway Station in 5-8 minutes.
Bullet Train from Shanghai to Hangzhou
Bullet Train from Shanghai to Hangzhou
Second-class Cabin of Bullet Train
Second-class Cabin of Bullet Train

2

 Economy Way: Normal Train - 2-3 hours, CNY25-30

 
From Shanghai South Railway Station: 04:22 – 23:30 

From Hangzhou Railway Station: 06:22, 19:39 

From Hangzhou East Railway Station: 02:11 – 21:40 


 Ticket Fare: CNY25-30 for a hard seat, CNY70-75 for a hard sleeper, and CNY110-115 for a soft sleeper.

 
3

 Long-distance Bus - 2.5 hours, CNY70-100

 

Shanghai to Hangzhou Bus

Intercity Bus Terminal 09:20, 12:25, 15:50
South Long-distance Bus Station 07:00, 07:55, 09:00 , 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:35, 14:10, 14:40, 15:45, 16:00, 16:50, 18:00, 18:10,19:00
 
Pudong East Long-distance Bus Station 06:30, 07:20, 08:30, 09:20, 10:30, 11:30, 14:10, 18:30
Chuansha Bus Station 08:50, 12:30
Nanhui Bus Station 09:25
 

Hangzhou to Shanghai Bus

Passenger Transport Center 07:00, 08:15, 09:25, 09:45, 10:55, 12:00, 12:50, 13:50, 14:20, 15:15, 16:45, 17:50, 19:00, 19:10
East Railway Station 07:25, 09:00, 10:10, 12:25, 14:15, 14:40, 17:10, 18:20
North Bus Station 08:45, 10:35, 13:00, 15:15, 18:50
East Bus Station 09:50
 

4

 Taxi – 2-2.5 hours, CNY700-1,000

Although it is doable to hail a taxi along the street either in Shanghai or Hangzhou, passengers are advised to book a taxi in advance for such a long-distance trip.
 

Taxi reservation hotlines:

Different taxi companies in Shanghai: Dazhong, +86 021 - 96822; Jinjiang, +86 021 - 96961; Qiangsheng, +86 021 - 62580000; Haibo, +86 021 - 96933
Hangzhou: +86 0571 - 95128
 
 

How to Travel from Hangzhou to Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)


1. Fastest way: high speed train + airport shuttle bus: 2 hours, CNY80-110
→ Take a high speed train from Hangzhou East Railway Station to Hongqiao Railway Station: 1 hour, CNY50-80
→ Follow the clear guiding signs to walk to Hongqiao East Junction Hub in 5-8 minutes, and then take the airport shuttle bus line 1 to Pudong Airport in an hour at a price of CNY30. The bus is available from 06:00 to 23:00.

2. Direct Bus: 3-3.5 hours, CNY110
Boarding Sites in Hangzhou Time From Hangzhou Time From Pudong Airport
Wulinmen Civil Aviation Ticket Office – Huanglong Tourism Distribution Center 05:30 (only Wulinmen, no Huanglong), 06:10, every an hour from 07:00 to 17:00  08:40, 09:50, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:40, 17:20, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00.
Passenger Transport Center 07:25, 12:30  14:00, 18:00
East Railway Station 08:00, 13:00  14:00, 18:00
 
 

How to Get to Shanghai Disneyland from Hangzhou


1. High speed train + metro: 2.5 hours, CNY57-87
Take a high speed train from Hangzhou Railway Station or the East Railway Station to Shanghai within an hour. After getting to Hongqiao Railway Station, take metro line 10 to Jiaotong University and change to line 11 to the Disneyland. The metro takes about 75 minutes and the fare is CNY7.

2. Direct shuttle bus: 2.5 hours, CNY100
Only one bus is available from Hangzhou Passenger Transport Center to Shanghai Disneyland, leaving at 07:30 and it gets back at 21:00.
 
 

How to Travel from Shanghai to Water Towns near Hangzhou

 1. Direct bus: 2 hours, CNY55
South Long-distance Bus Station 08:15 – 18:35, every 30-60 minutes
Hongqiao West Long-distance Bus Station 07:40

2. High speed train + city bus: 80-90 minutes, CNY44-55
→ Take a high speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Tongxiang: 40-50 minutes; CNY39-50.5 for a second class seat & CNY62-82.5 for a first class seat
→ Change to city bus no. K282 to get to Wuzhen Water Town: 40 minutes, CNY5

 1. Direct bus: 1.5 hours, CNY36-37
Intercity Bus Terminal 07:20 – 18:30, every 40-60 minutes
South Long-distance Bus Station 06:45 – 17:50, every 15-30 minutes
Hongqiao West Long-distance Bus Station 09:25, 12:35, 15:45, 17:35


2. High speed train + shuttle bus: 1 hour, CNY30-40
→ From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, catch a high speed train to Jiashan South Railway Station: 25-30 minutes; CNY24-29.5 for a second class seat & CNY38-48.5 for a first class seat
→ Board the shuttle bus to Xitang: 30 minutes, CNY8

 Direct bus: 2 hours, CNY50
Intercity Bus Terminal 06:50 – 18:30, every 30-50 minutes
South Long-distance Bus Station 07:15, 08:35, 09:20, 09:55, 11:00, 11:20, 12:40, 15:50, 17:20, 19:30
Hutai Road Bus Station 06:35, 08:00, 10:00, 11:20, 13:20, 14:40, 17:30
Hongqiao West Long-distance Bus Station 07:15, 08:50, 10:40, 11:40, 12:05, 13:30, 14:20, 15:25, 17:20, 18:10, 19:15
East Long-distance Bus Station 07:50, 08:45, 09:20, 10:50
- Last modified on Nov. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel between Shanghai and Hangzhou
Asked by Komi from UK | Nov. 20, 2019 21:19Reply
Which way of transportation from pudong airport to Hangzhou west lake ?
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Answered by Delia from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 22, 2019 00:23
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Upon landing, you can take a coach from airport to Hangzhou Wulinmen CAAC Ticket Office first. The ticket fare is CNY 120/person. Then take public bus no.26 to Qiantangmenwai Bus Stop. After arriving, you can see the West Lake directly.
Asked by Sandy from SINGAPORE | Oct. 19, 2019 00:39Reply
Fastest way from Shanghai Pudong to Hongqiao
Hi may I know how & what is the fastest way from Pudong airport to Hongqiao airport, because i want to take the bullet train from there to Hangzhou? Thank you 😊
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Answered by Nikka from ITALY | Oct. 21, 2019 02:15
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I think you want to go to Hongqiao railway station, right? You can take metro line 2 directly. It takes around 100 minutes with CNY8.
Asked by arkay from MSIA | Oct. 06, 2019 08:07Reply
how far from Shanghai pudong airport to train station
i arrived at pudong airport 1.20 am. I hav to catch train to hangzhou at 6 am

how far is pusong airport to train station
any shuttle service in that early morning hours?
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Answered by Micky from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 12, 2019 02:49
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The distance is around 45km. You can take shuttle bus Night Line to East Yan'an Rd Middle Zhejiang Rd station, then take taxi to train station.
Asked by Peggy from SINGAPORE | Sep. 23, 2019 21:23Reply
Travelling bullet train from Hangzhou to Shanghai Airport
What is the best travelling from Westlake Hangzhou to Pudong Airport.
Can advance ticket be changed if miss the train?
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Answered by Mason from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 25, 2019 20:49
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You can take bus No.87 from Longjing Chashi station to Huanglong sports center station. Then take shuttle bus near it to Pudong airport. It takes around 4.5 hours with CNY122.
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