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Hangzhou Transportation

Hangzhou is a very convenient transportation hub, with frequent flights, trains, boats and buses to and from Hangzhou with other cities like Suzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing and so on.

Flights/ Trains/ Buses/ Boats to and from Hangzhou

By Air

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is located on the south bank of the Qiantang River and in the east of the Xinjie Town in the Xiaoshan District. It is 27 kilometers from the urban areas of Hangzhou City and 15 kilometers from the center of Xiaoshan District. Xiaoshan airport has internal flights to and from large and medium-sized cities in all parts of China. It has international regular scheduled flights to and from Japan, Korea and other nations.

Airport shuttle buses rum from urban areas of Hangzhou to the airport. The shuttle operates from the ticket office of Wulinmen at No. 390 Tiyuchang Road. The trip takes about fifty minutes and the fare is 20 yuan. It runs hourly from 6:00am to 8:00am and on a half-an-hour basis from 8:00am to 19:00am.

You may take a taxi from the ticket office of civil airline in Wulinmen to the Xiaoshan airport. Taking a taxi to the airport will cost about 90 yuan while getting out of the airport will cost about 100 yuan (to the ticket office of civil airline in Wulinmen)

There are high speed shuffle buses heading for the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport from the ticket office of civil airline in Wulinmen. There are twelve buses everyday from 6:00am to 15:00am.The fare is 85 yuan.

By Train

Hangzhou is an important railway junction in Eastern China. Four railways; Huhang, Zhegan, Xiaoyong and Xuanhang intersect in Hangzhou. There are two railway stations in the urban areas of Hangzhou, namely, Hangzhou Station, which is popularly named Chengzhan (City Station) by the locals, near Jiangcheng Road, and the East Railway Station. Most of the trains set out from the Chengzhan. There are passenger express trains heading for Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuxi, Qiqiha'er, Jinan, Taiyuan, Datong, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Chongqing, Hankou, Nanchang, Xiamen, Zhengzhou, Baoji, Ningbo, Wenzhou, and Jiangshan.

There are five air-conditioned tourist trains to and from the south railway station at Shanghai, daily. The distance is 177 kilometers and cost is only 25 yuan. Of the trains that pass by Hangzhou, apart from Shanghai-Kunming (No.K79/80), Shanghai-Chongqing, Shanghai-Liuzhou, Shanghai-Nanchang (No. K287/288), most stop at the Hangzhou Station and only a few at the East Railway Station. The East Railway Station serves about half of the trains. Many trains service all parts of Zhejiang Province and other large and medium-sized cities all over the country. Hangzhou New Railway Passenger Station (Chengzhan) is accessible by taking bus route K7, 11, K11,and 151. Hangzhou East Railway Station is near the Tiancheng Road. You may get there by taking bus route 20, 28, 31 and 48.

By Long Distance Bus

Hangzhou has a well established highway system. The highway traffic network of ring roads enhances the capability of the passenger transport on the Hangzhou highways.

There are mainly four long-distance passenger transport stations in the urban areas of Hangzhou. They are Hangzhou East Coach Station, Hangzhou West Coach Station, Hangzhou South Coach Station and Hangzhou North Coach Station.

Hangzhou East Coach Station is the largest passenger transport coach stations in Hangzhou City. The station is located on No. 71 Yinshan West Road. There are shuffle buses in the station to and from Jiangsu, Fujian, Hubei, Shandong, Anhui and Shanghai as well as all parts of Zhejiang Province.

Hangzhou West Coach Station is located on No. 357 Tianmushan Road. The buses head for Tonglv, Chun'an, Xinanjiang, Longyou, Quzhou, Jiangshan, Changshan and Kaihua in Zhejiang Province, She County, Tunxi and Huangshan in Anhui Province, Nanchang, Jingde Town, Shangrao, Jiujiang, Boyang, Yushan in Jiangxi Province, and Wuhan in Hubei Province.

Hangzhou South Coach Station is located on No. 407 Qiutao Road of the Shangcheng District and at the junction of the Qiutao Road and the Dongbao Road, the main trunk circuits of Hangzhou City. In the station there are shuffle buses heading for the three provinces of Zhejiang, Guangdong and Fujian

Hangzhou North Coach Station is located on 766 Moganshan Road. In the station there are shuffle buses heading for Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Beijing, Henan, Shandong, Hebei, Chongqing and the northern part of Zhejiang, etc.

The East Coach Station is accessible by taking bus route 31/K31, K516, 33/K33, 355/K355, K55, 317, K518, 20/K20, 19/K19, K56 and 502/K502 in the urban areas. The West Coach Station is accessible by taking bus route 83, 49, 502, 506, 526, 830 and 310 in the urban areas. The South Coach Station is accessible by taking bus route 14, 20, 39, 44, 59, 60, 71, 536 and 808, etc, in the urban areas. The North Coach Station is accessible by taking bus route 15, K67, 155, K555, 313, 333, 513, 516, 543 and 845, etc, in the urban areas.

By Boat /Waterway

Hangzhou is close to the Qiantang River. River branches crisscross the city with a well-developed water transportation system. Along the Grand Jing-Hang Canal, there is a passenger transport water route between Hangzhou and Suzhou. Passengers may board the boat on the Wulinmen passenger transport wharf. The wharf has passenger ships heading for Suzhou and Wuxi every day. The passenger ship heading for Suzhou leaves at 17:50 pm every day and arrives there at 7:00am the next day and returning from Suzhou at 17:30. The passenger ship heading for Wuxi leaves at 18:00 pm every day and arrives there at 8:00am the next day.

The boat fare from Hangzhou to Suzhou: Paradise pleasure boat, double room 130 yuan/person, quad room 88 yuan/person.

Wushan pleasure boat, double room 95 yuan/person, quad room 60 yuan/person Linshan pleasure boat, double room 78yuan/person, quad room upper deck 65yuan/person, lower deck 55yuan/person.

 
Hangzhou Local Transport

Hangzhou Public Bus

There are many bus routes in the urban areas of Hangzhou. The buses reach every part of the urban areas. The buses in the urban areas which are numbered with singular numbers and even numbers are ordinary buses (such as route 5 and 19) with a fare of 1 yuan. The buses which begin with "1" are electric cars (such as route 153) with a fare of 1 yuan. The buses which begin with "K" are air-conditioned buses (such as route K33) with a fare of 2 yuan. The suburban buses which begin with "3" and the special line buses which begin with "5" have multi-level pricing (the ordinary buses generally have a starting fare of 1 yuan and the air-conditioned buses 2 yuan).

⑴The operating hours of Hangzhou buses are generally as follows: special tourist bus and suburban bus, 6:00-18:00; urban bus, 5:00-22:00; the bus lines whose operating hours exceed 22:00 include route 151, 152, 155, K56, K3 and K8 as well as the night line of route 201 and route 213. The through buses include route 8 (Drum Tower- Desheng New Village), route 228 (the East Railway Station -Wulinmen), Route 251(the Railway Station- Gongzhenqiao), route 208,the departure time of buses at night is at intervals.

⑵ Almost all buses are self-service ticketing buses (including air-conditioned buses) in the urban areas of Hangzhou. Passengers get on the bus at the front door and get off at the back door. Make sure to prepare enough change when taking a bus, no change will be given.

Hangzhou Taxi

The flagfall for taxis in the urban areas of Hangzhou City is 10 yuan for the first four kilometers and 2 yuan for every additional kilometer. If the distance exceeds 8 kilometers, the fare is 2.4 yuan for every additional kilometer. There are more than 70 Mercedes-Benz brand taxies in the city of Hangzhou. The operating price for the luxury Mercedes-Benz brand is 12 yuan for the first four kilometers and 2.5 for each additional kilometer. If the distance exceeds 8 kilometers, the fare is 3 yuan for every additional kilometer. The price will not be increased at night, but it may be adjusted with the price of oil. Hangzhou taxi complaint call: 0571-85155205.

Car Rental in Hangzhou

Sales Department of Zhejiang Overseas Tourism Automobile Company: No. 32 Huaguang Road of Hangzhou City

Zhejiang Zhongzu Car Leasing Co. Ltd.: No. 453 Xixi Road of Hangzhou City

Zhejiang Guoxin Car Leasing Co. Ltd.: No. 139 Tiyuchang Road of Hangzhou City

Rental Cost price (for reference):Rental price for Santana (ordinary): 200-250 yuan/ day; Rental price for Santana (type2000):300-350 yuan/day; Rental price for Qirui: 200-250 yuan/ day; Rental price for Fukang: 200-220 yuan/ day

Bicycles Rental in Hangzhou

Huaqiao Restaurant: It is located on No.15 Hubin Road (the junction of the Changsheng Road). The deposit for each bicycle is 300 yuan. The rent is 6 yuan/hour for a single bicycle and 15 yuan/hour for a double bicycle. Rental hours: 8:00-21:00; phone call: 0571-87074401-6658

Zhongshan Park: It is located in front of the gate of Zhongshan Park in Gushan Mountain. The deposit for every bicycle is 300 yuan. The rent is 6 yuan/hour for a single bicycle and 15 yuan/hour for a double bicycle.

Wanghu Hotel: It is located in the Sixth Park of Hubin (No. 2 Huancheng West Road). The deposit for each bicycle is 300 yuan. The rent is 6 yuan/hour. The service is restricted to tourists who stay in the hotel. 24 hours service, phone call: 0571-87071024-369

Questions & Comments

  • Ripple on April 12, 2011, 3:18 pm

    Hi Dante, all the ferry boat services from Hangzhou to Suzhou had been lopped off.

  • Dante on April 12, 2011, 1:53 pm

    I also want to take the overnight ferry Boat from Hangzhou to Suzhou at the end of April 2011. Can you tell me whether the boats are still going? Thanks in advance.

  • Ripple on March 7, 2011, 11:54 am

    Hi, our tavel consultant will reply you soon, please check your email later. Thanks for the inquiry.

  • Ulrich Seifert on March 6, 2011, 5:52 am

    I want to take the Ferry Boat from Hangzhou to Suzhou on 15th of April 2011. Can you tell me whether the boats are still going? Thanks in advance, best regards U.Seifert

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