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 $569
  8 Days Shanghai – Hangzhou – Suzhou – Wuxi – Nanjing
 
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. 06, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on How to Travel between Shanghai and Hangzhou
Asked by Stefan Günthner from DEUTSCHLAND | Nov. 05, 2018 00:01Reply
Pudong airport to Hongqiao Station
What is the fastest way to come from the Pudong airport to Hongqiao Station - I arrive Tuesday 13 clock in Pudong and have to take the train to Yongkang Nan. Where can I buy the tickets for the bus and the train ? What do you recommend - changing money in the airport or pay with creditcard? Thanks for your reply!
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Answered by Kelly from USA | Nov. 06, 2018 21:47
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You are advised to take the airport bus line 1 to Hongqiao Railway Station. The duration is about 1 hour and the ticket fare is CNY30. This is the most convenient way. When you get off from the plane, there are signs that lead you to the boarding position. The ticket counter is not far from the boarding position.

You can change money in Pufa Bank and Bank of China. Their location is at T1, between Gate 10 - 11 in arrivals lounge. They don't accept overseas credit card.
Asked by Jes from SINGAPORE | Oct. 16, 2018 07:02Reply
How to get from Pudong airport long distance bus to hangzhou?
Which transport is better?
Pudong airport to Hongqiao train station, purchase ticket on the spot and travel to HZ?

I am staying at west lake service apartment in HZ. How is the bus condition? if to save the hassle to carrying our luggage up and down. Where does the bus end in HZ? Can I get a taxi to my apartment?
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Answered by David from USA | Oct. 16, 2018 23:15
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You are advised to choose to take the direct airport long-distance bus to Hangzhou. The final stop is Hangzhou civil aviation ticket office at Ganjiang Road. The ride takes about CNY110 and 3 hours. Then you can take a taxi to your hotel.

This way is much better than taking the train from Hongqiao Railway Station and you don’t need to get to the railway station from the airport and then pass the security check, and you don't need to take your luggage up and down.
Asked by Susan from MALAYSIA | Oct. 10, 2018 07:11Reply
My hotel at Shanghai is Shanghai 8 Art hotel. Which destination should I choose?
South Railway Station or Hongqiao Railway Station?
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Answered by Riley from GERMANY | Oct. 10, 2018 20:22
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You are advised to choose South Railway Station because it is the nearer one.
Asked by Dave stephens from GREAT BRITAIN | Sep. 04, 2018 09:33Reply
Does the bus travel also from Pudong to Hangzhou on sundays please?
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Answered by Jesse from FRANCE | Sep. 04, 2018 20:37
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Yes and the departure time is from 8:40 to 21:00 with about 1- hour interval.
Asked by Siew from MALAYSIA | Aug. 20, 2018 02:58Reply
best options from Hangzhou airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport on the weekday afternoon
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Answered by Nancy from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 21, 2018 00:23
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Take shuttle bus to Wulinmen first and it takes about 40mins. Then, take a taxi to Huanglong Tourism Distribution Center within 5 minutes. From the center you can take a bus to Pudong Airport directly, and it takes 3-3.5h.
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