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Because of the holding of 2016 G20 Summit, Hangzhou catches the eyes of international friends. Apart from a charming tourist city, Hangzhou is also an intersecting point of busy rail corridors in Eastern China. It is closely connected with metropolis Shanghai within 1.5 hours through a short high speed rail. And no matter you want to visit Suzhou before or after your Hangzhou trip, a 1.5 hours’ high speed train will send you there. Moreover, after enjoying leisure water town tour in Suhang and Hangzhou, travelers can take a 4.5 hours’ (fastest) high speed train to the Capital of China - Beijing to discover more Chinese culture and history.
All in all, Hangzhou has well developed a high speed train network, you could reach most of the major destinations of China from here. All are fast and convenient, clean and comfortable!
Hangzhou High Speed Rail Map
There are two high speed train stations used in Hangzhou, including Hangzhou East Train Station (杭州东站) located in No.1 Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou (杭州市江干区天城路1号) and Hangzhou Train Station (杭州站) located in No.1 Huancheng East Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou (浙江省杭州市上城区环城东路1号). From these two stations, there are more than 170 bullet trains to the major cities of China like Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Xian, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Changsha, Nanchang and more others.
Among all the railways, there are several most popular high speed train routes connecting Hangzhou and other main tourist cities. By taking the fast and convenient trains, you can not only enjoy worth-seeing attractions and beautiful cityscape in the destinations, but also get great view of different scenery along the route. Check the following most popular high speed railways from/to Hangzhou.
Railway Stations: Hangzhou East (杭州东) - Huangshan North (黄山北)
Distance: 265km (165 miles)
Duration: about 1.5 ~ 2.5 hours
Hangzhou Huangshan High Speed Train route is listed in the Top 10 Most Popular China High Speed Train Routes for its time-saving and scenic trip, and the close connection with two beautiful destinations in China. On the road, you can also feast your eyes on the rural views of eastern China.
Every day, there are nearly 30 pairs of high speed bullet trains (including both G & D trains) running between Hangzhou and Huangshan. Most of the trains take 1.5 ~ 2 hours. If you are travelling from Hangzhou to Huangshan, you can choose from over 25 trains scheduled from about 07:30 am and 22:00 pm. Thus, you can appreciate the beauty of World Heritage Sites, including the West Lake, Huangshan Mountain, Hongcun & Xidi Ancient Village, etc through a single high speed train travel.
Beautiful West Lake in Hanghzou
Railway Stations: Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao (上海/上海虹桥) - Hangzhou / Hangzhou East (杭州/杭州东)
Distance: 144km (90 miles)
Duration: 45 minutes ~ 1 hour 42 minutes
The best way to travel between Hangzhou and Shanghai is by high speed train. It is recommended that you could take 5 to 6 days Shanghai-Hangzhou-Shanghai round trip by high speed train. The Shanghai-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway, also known as Huhang High Speed Railway is a high-speed rail line in China between Shanghai and Hangzhou. The line is 144 km in length and designed at a speed of 350 km/h. It shortened travel time between the two cities to about 70 minutes than normal trains. Every day, there are about 115 G-trains and nearly 20 D-trains from Hangzhou (either Hangzhou East or Hangzhou Railway Station) to Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station), available from 06:00 to 21:30. As fast as 45 minutes, some G-trains can take you from Hangzhou to Shanghai. By a D-train, you can also arrive within 2 hours.
Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Train
Railway Stations: Hangzhou East (杭州东) - Suzhou / Suzhou North (苏州/苏州北)
Distance: 240km (149 miles)
Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes ~ 2 hours 10 minutes
A Chinese old saying goes like that “above there is heaven, below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”. Hangzhou and Suzhou are the paradise on earth always regarded as the best destinations for Shanghai side trips. Visitng the calssical gardens in Suzhou, you can admire the high-skilled gardening techniques and the natural landscape in the mini architectures. As two popular tourists’ destination in China, Hangzhou and Suzhou are well connected by high speed trains. During 08:18 to 20:43, there are more than 25 G trains and 4 D trains serving from Hangzhou to Suzhou (Suzhou Railway Station and Suzhou North Railway Station). These trains can bring tourists to Suzhou within 2 hours. Currently, there are 22 high speed G-trains and 4 high speed D-trains running from Hangzhou to Suzhou. All the high speed trains will pass Shanghai.
Master of the Nets Garden
Railway Stations: Beijing / Beijing South (北京/北京南) - Hangzhou / Hangzhou East (杭州/杭州东)
Distance: 1,279km (745 miles)
Duration: 4 hours 18 minutes ~ 6 hours 42 minutes
If you want to admire the paradise city Hangzhou after your first impression of China in Beijing, you can take a high speed train. Beijing Hangzhou High Speed Train Route is also welcomed by travelers. Every day, Beijing South Railway Station runs 15 G-trains & 2 D trains to Hangzhou East Railway Station from 07:15 to 19:04. Almost in each hour, there is one or more trains available. The whole journey takes no more than 6 hours and 46 minutes. Taking the fastest train, you will get to Hangzhou from Beijing within 4 hours and 20 minutes.
Summer Palace in Beijing
Railway Stations: Hangzhou East (杭州东) - Xian North (西安北)
Distance: 1,470km (913 miles)
Duration: 6 hours 37 minutes ~ 8 hours 25 minutes
With comfortable condition and high speed, a growing number of tourists tend to travel by high speed trains. High Speed Train is also available to Hangzhou from Xian - the ancient capital city, which saves you more than 10 hours. In total, there are 5 G trains running from Xian North Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station from 7:08 to 16:34 every day. The high speed train trip between Xian and Hangzhou takes about 7 ~ 8 hours usually. The railway will pass through, Huashan, Longyang, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, etc. So you can travel to Hangzhou from these cities as well.
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Xian North Railway Station
High Speed Trains from Hangzhou
Want to travel by high speed to other charming cities of China? There are bullet trains running from Hangzhou to Nanjing (1 hour and 20 minutes), Hong Kong (7.5 hours), Wuhan (5 hours), Zhengzhou (6.5 hours), Xiamen (6 hours and 40 minutes), Nanchang (5 hours), Changsha (8 hours), Shenzhen (10 hours & 40 minutes), to Chengdu (14.5 hours), Guangzhou and more.
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