# Shaoxing Transportation - Getting Around

## Metro

Shaoxing metro will have 7 metro lines with a total length of about 260 kilometers (162 miles). Shaoxing metro line 1 is expected to be built in July 2017, and the construction will be finished by 2021. Its main line will run between Jianhu Town and Diyang Road encompassing 19 stations. In addition, covering around 11 kilometers (7 miles), the phase one of the Shaoxing subway line 2 will also be put into service in 2021.

## City-bus

City buses in Shaoxing provide the main method of transportation. There are over 60 bus lines in the downtown area and 80 in the surrounding area. This provides a complex bus network and makes your trip here much more convenient. Buses in Shaoxing are of two types: one is self-service, charging CNY 1 per person; the other charges according to the distance it runs, but the starting fare is also CNY 1 per person.

Tip: The self-service bus has a box in the up-door, the passenger have to slip money into the hole in the top of the bus when getting on. However, the other bus do not has such a box.

There are two holiday tourist lines in Shaoxing:

 Weekend Line (On Saturday and Sunday) Golden Week Line (During May 1st~May 7th and October 1st ~ October 7th) Route Lu Xun Native Place→Orchid Pavilion→Yu the Great Mausoleum on Kuaiji Mountain→East Lake→Lu Xun Native Place 1.Lu Xun Native Place→Orchid Pavilion→Yu the Great Mausoleum→East Lake 2.Lu Xun Native Place→East Lake→Yu the Grerchid Pavilion Duration 1.5 hours 1.5 hours Interval 30~50 minutes 20 minutes Starting time Lu Xun Native Place: 08:10, 08:40, 09:10, 09:40, 10:20, 11:00, 11:50, 12:30, 13:05, 13:40, 14:15, 14:50, 15:25, 16:00, 16:30 To Orchid Pavilion: 08:00, 08:35, 09:08, 09:42, 10:16, 10:50, 12:00, 12:35, 13:08, 13:40, 14:15, 14:45, 15:15, 15:45, 16:15 To East Lake: 08:17, 08:50, 09:25, 10:00, 10:33, 11:05, 12:17, 12:50, 13:25, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30 Returning time 09:20, 09:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:25, 12:05, 12:55, 13:35, 14:10, 14:45, 15:20, 15:55, 16:30, 17:05, 17:30 09:10, 09:45, 10:18, 10:52, 11:25, 12:00, 13:10, 13:45, 14:18, 14:45, 15:20, 15:50, 16:20, 16:50, 17:15 09:22, 09:55, 13:30, 11:05, 11:38, 12:10, 13:22, 13:55, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 15:55, 16:35, 17:00, 17:25 Fare 1. Free (with the joint ticket of Former Residence of Lu Xun and any spot mentioned above) 2. CNY 2 (self-service)

## Taxi

Shaoxing taxis are a bit different from those in other cities. Each taxi company has a distinct animal symbol, including dragon, dog, giraffe, panda, rabbit, horse, penguin, elephant and sheep. These are not only for an interesting appearance, but also for the convenience of passengers. If one leaves something behind on a car, it is easy to find the taxi company if he/she only remembers the animal symbol.

Here is the charging rule for your reference:

Fare  Daytime  Night: 23:00 – 06:00 the next day
Within 2.5km (1.6mi)  CNY7  CNY7
2.5-8km (1.6-5mi)  CNY2/km  CNY2.4/km
Beyond 8km (5mi)  CNY2.8/km  CNY3.2/km
Waiting Fee: free for the first 3 minutes, and CNY1 for each additional 2.5 minutes.
Fuel Surcharge: CNY1

Questions & Answers on Shaoxing Transportation - Getting Around
CAN YOU ARRANGE THE TOUR FOR ME FROM BEIJING TO SHAOXING ON 8 JUNE 2010 & RETURN ON 11 JUNE BY AIR .
Answered by Ms.Lisa | May. 12, 2010 01:23

Hello,Mr.BHAVESH
There is no direct flight flying there from Beijing. You can get from Beijing to Hangzhou first and then make a transfer. Or you can just take train from Beijing. There is a direct one.
dear sir , how do i go form beijing to shaoxing , zhejiang . by road, railway , air ... ?
Answered by Ms.Kelly | May. 10, 2010 22:42

You can take either train or plane. There is one train Z9 going there from Beijing , it leaves at 19:26 and would take 14 hours to reach the destination.
You can also go there by air, you can take flight from Beijing to Hangzhou and there is shuttle bus from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport to your destination.