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 China. A high speed rail connects metropolis Shanghai with the beautiful Hangzhou closely. And no matter you want to visit Suzhou before or after your Hangzhou trip, a high speed train will send you there. Some travelers choose to take a 5.5 hours’ speed train to the Capital of China - Beijing after the China water town leisure tour.
All in all, Hangzhou has well developed high speed train network, you could reach the most of 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 located in No.1 Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou (杭州市江干区天城路1号) and Hangzhou Train Station 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 the railways connecting Hanghzou and other cities, there are several most popular high speed train routes. They may take you from Hangzhou to the other destinations with beautiful landscape and worth-seeing attractions, or provide you a great view of great scenery along the road. Check the following most popular high speed train routes from/to Hangzhou.
Railway Stations: Hangzhou East - Huangshan North
Distance: 503km (313 miles)
Duration: around 3 ~ 3.5 hours
There are 2 high speed trains from Shanghai to Hangzhou every day, and both of them will stop at Hangzhou. It is popular to travel from Hangzhou to Huangshan by high speed train, because travelers can get a precious opportunity to appreciate the beauty of some World Heritage Sites, including West Lake, Mount Huang, Hongcun Villages, etc. Hangzhou Huangshan High Speed Train route is listed in Top 10 Most Popular China High Speed Train Routes. The high speed trains from Hangzhou to Huangshan take about 3 ~ 3.5 hours. On the road, you can feast your eyes on the rural views of eastern China.
Beautiful West Lake in Hanghzou
Railway Stations: Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao – Hangzhou / Hangzhou East
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 24 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 – Suzhou / Suzhou North, Hangzhou – Suzhou
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 19 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 Hangzhou High Speed Trains, Beijing South – Chengdu East
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 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 – Xian North
Distance: 1,470km (913 miles)
Duration: 6 hours 59 minutes ~ 7 hours 43 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 4 daily G-trains running from Xian North Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station from 7:30 to 15:23. 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.
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 service to Nanjing (1 hour and 20 minutes), Wuhan (5 hours), Zhengzhou (6.5 hours), Xiamen (6 hours and 40 minutes), Nanchang (5 hours), Changsha (8 hours), Shenzhen (10 hours and 40 minutes), Chengdu (14.5 hours) and more.
If you are interested in a China high speed train tour package from or to Hangzhou, please select from our recommended High Speed Tours, or just contact our travel consultants, they will help your tailor make the itinerary and arrange the train ticket and accommodation quickly and professionally.
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