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Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province and an ideal tourist city where the world-class West Lake is located, has 4 mainly used train stations, including Hangzhou East Railway Station, Hangzhou South Railway Station, Hangzhou Railway Station and Yuhang Railway Station. Among them, Hangzhou East Railway Station and Hangzhou Railway Station are the hottest chosen ones. In addition to these major train stations, Hangzhou also has Qiandaohu Railway Station, Fuyang Railway Station, etc.

In this useful guide, we will introduce you everything about Hangzhou Train Stations, like their Chinese names, locations, distances and ways to/from Hangzhou downtown and West Lake, connecting cities, etc. Let’s keep reading to plan a better high speed train travel to/from Hangzhou!

Hangzhou Train Station Map Hangzhou Train Station Map

Hangzhou East Railway Station - The Busiest

  • Chinese: 杭州东站
  • Location: No.1 Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou (杭州市江干区天城路1号), about 9 kilometers & 0.5 hour to Hangzhou downtown and about 12 kilometers & 0.5 h to the West Lake by car

Hangzhou East Railway Station is the busiest train station in Hangzhou. It runs over 600 trains a day, and most of the trains are bullet trains (high speed trains). It conveniently connects Hangzhou with cities like Beijing (4.5 hours), Shanghai (1~2 hours), Suzhou (1.5 ~4 hours), Huangshan (1.5~2 hours), Ningbo (1 hour), Nanjing (1~3.5 hours), etc.

Hangzhou East Railway Station Hangzhou East Railway Station

Popular Hangzhou East Railway Station Railway Lines (for your reference):

From - To Duration Schedules
Shanghai - Hangzhou 1~2 hours 05:35~21:30 Details >>
Beijing - Hangzhou 4.5 hours 07:15~19:16 Details >>
Suzhou - Hangzhou 1.5 ~4 hours 06:43~18:53 Details >>
Huangshan - Hangzhou 1.5~2 hours 05:52~20:35 Details >>
Xiamen - Hangzhou 4.5~7 hours 07:10~14:25 Details >>
Ningbo - Hangzhou 1~1.5 hours 06:14~21:27 Details >>

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How to Get to Hangzhou East Railway Station

By Metro

There are 2 metro lines connecting Hangzhou East Railway Station, including Line 1 and Line 4. The Line 1 can help you to travel from the train station to the West Lake (20 minutes), Hangzhou Railway Station (0.5 hour), Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (1 hour), etc. And the Line 4 connects the train station with Hangzhou downtown in about 15 minutes. You can also ride the Line 1 or Line 4 metro first, and then change to other lines to get around.

By Taxi/Car

It takes about 0.5 hour to drive from Hangzhou downtown to Hangzhou East Railway Station. And it also needs about 0.5 hour if you go from the northwest gate of Hangzhou West Lake to the train station.

Here is a list of taxi fees required to get to the station (for your reference):

Note: the above taxi fees are only for your reference. It may differ a lot according to different situations. You are required to may more if you meet with a traffic jam.

Hangzhou Railway Station - The Closest to Hangzhou Downtown & West Lake

  • Chinese: 杭州站
  • Location: No.1 Huancheng East Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou (浙江省杭州市上城区环城东路1号), about 4 kilometers & 15 minutes to Hangzhou downtown and about 5.6 kilometers & 0.5 hour to the West Lake by car

Hangzhou Railway Station is the closest train station to Hangzhou downtown, with a short driving distance for 4 kilometers around in between them, which needs only 15 minutes around by car. This train station also operates almost 600 trains every day, including 509 high speed trains. It connects Hangzhou with Shanghai (1~2 hours), Suzhou (2.5 hours), Nanjing (1.5~4.5 hours), etc.

Hangzhou Railway Station Hangzhou Railway Station

Popular Hangzhou Railway Station Railway Lines (for your reference):

From - To Duration Schedules
Shanghai - Hangzhou 1~2 hours 06:47~21:30 Details >>
Nanjing - Hangzhou 1~6 hours 04:45~18:29 Details >>
Suzhou - Hangzhou 2.5 hours 06:43 Details >>

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How to Get to Hangzhou Railway Station

By Metro

Hangzhou Railway Station is accessible by Hangzhou Metro Line 1 & Line 5. By taking the Line 1 metro, you can get to/from Hangzhou Railway Station to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in about 1 hour and 15 minutes, to the West Lake in about 10 minutes, to Hangzhou East Railway Station in about 0.5 hour, etc. And if you go with Line 5, you can get to the train station to/from Hangzhou South Railway Station in about 40 minutes, etc. It is also very easy to use Line 1 or Line 5 first, and then change to other metro lines to travel around the city.

By Taxi/Car

Usually, it needs about 15 minutes to drive to Hangzhou Railway Station from Hangzhou downtown. And it takes about 0.5 hour to drive from the West Lake (northwest gate) and about 1 hour from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

Here is a list of taxi fees required to get to the station (for your reference):

Note: the above taxi fees are only for your reference. It may differ a lot according to different situations. You are required to may more if you meet with a traffic jam.

Hangzhou South Railway Station - The Closest to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

  • Chinese: 杭州南站
  • Location: No.1, Zhanqian Road, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China (浙江省杭州市萧山区站前路1号), about 17 kilometers & 40 minutes to Hangzhou downtown and about 23 kilometers & 1 hour to the West Lake by car

Hangzhou South Railway Station is about 17 kilometers from Hangzhou downtown and 23 kilometers from Hangzhou West Lake (northwest gate). Compared with Hangzhou Railway Station and Hangzhou East Railway Station, it is relatively further to Hangzhou downtown. However, it is a little bit closer to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, which takes half an hour or so by car. The station has trains to/from Shanghai (1.5~2 hours), Suzhou (2.5 hours), Huangshan (1.5 hours), etc.

Hangzhou South Railway Station Hangzhou South Railway Station

Popular Hangzhou South Railway Station Railway Lines (for your reference):

From - To Duration Schedules
Shanghai - Hangzhou 1.5~2 hours 06:47~21:30 Details >>
Nanjing - Hangzhou 1~6 hours 04:45~18:29 Details >>
Suzhou - Hangzhou 2.5 hours 06:43 Details >>

How to Get to Hangzhou South Railway Station

By Metro

You can use Hangzhou Metro Line 5 to Hangzhou South Railway Station. With the help of Line 5, you can get to the station from Hangzhou Railway Station in about 40 minutes, etc. It is also available to ride other metro lines first and then change to Line 5 to Hangzhou South Railway Station.

By Taxi/Car

Driving to Hangzhou South Railway Station by taxi or car is also a good choice. It takes about 40 minutes from Hangzhou downtown and about 1 hour from Hangzhou West Lake.

Here is a list of taxi fees required to get to the station (for your reference):

Note: the above taxi fees are only for your reference. It may differ a lot according to different situations. You are required to may more if you meet with a traffic jam.

Yuhang Railway Station - A Little Bit Far but Still an Busy Station

  • Chinese: 余杭站
  • Location: Yingbin Road, Yuhang District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China (杭州市余杭区迎宾路), about 25 kilometers & 40 minutes to Hangzhou downtown and about 27 kilometers & 1 hour to the West Lake by car

Yuhang Station is located in Yuhang District of Hangzhou City. Compared with all the above train stationed, Yuhang Railway Station is the furthest one from Hangzhou Downtown and Hangzhou West Lake. However, it is also a busy station with frequent high speed trains running there. Here, you can catch a train to/from Shanghai (1~1.5 hours), Suzhou (1.5 hours), Huangshan (2 hours), Xiamen (7 hours), etc.

Yuhang Railway Station Yuhang Railway Station

Popular Yuhang Railway Station Railway Lines (for your reference):

From - To Duration Schedules
Shanghai - Hangzhou 1~1.5 hours 05:35~ 21:05 Details >>
Suzhou - Hangzhou 1.5 hours 12:39~16:41 Details >>
Huangshan - Hangzhou 2 hours 09:22 Details >>
Xiamen - Hangzhou 7 hours 10:33~12:46 Details >>
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How to Get to Yuhang Railway Station

By Metro

Yuhang Railway Station is settled next to Hangzhou Metro Line 1. It needs about 1 hour from the West Lake (northwest gate), 40 minutes around from Hangzhou East Railway Station or 1 hour & 15 minutes from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport to the station by metro.

By Taxi/Car

It is also very easy to get to Yuhang Station by car or taxi. It takes about half an hour or so to get there from Hangzhou downtown.

Here is a list of taxi fees required to get to the station (for your reference):

Note: the above taxi fees are only for your reference. It may differ a lot according to different situations. You are required to may more if you meet with a traffic jam.

Quandaohu Railway Station - Close to Qiandao Lake

  • Chinese: 千岛湖站
  • Location: Qiandao Lake Town, Chun 'an County, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China (杭州市淳安县千岛湖镇), about 28 kilometers & 0.5 hour to the Qiandao Lake (Thousand Islands Lake) by car

Qiaodaohu Railway Station is located in the Chunan County of Hangzhou, which is on the middle way between Huangshan and Hangzhou and is 150 kilometers & 2.5~3 hours away from Hangzhou downtown by car. Visitors who are heading to visit the beautiful Qiandao Lake can take a high speed train to this station first and then ride a car or bus to the lake area. Qiandaohu Railway Station is about half an hour to Qiandao Lake by car. It runs trains to Hangzhou (1 hour or so), Shanghai (2~3 hours), Huangshan (0.5~1 hour), Beijing (6 hours), Jingdezhen (2 hours), Nanjing (2.5~4 hours), Xiamen (5 hours), etc.

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Qiaodaohu Railway Station Qiaodaohu Railway Station

Popular Qiandaohu Railway Station Railway Lines (for your reference):

From - To Duration Schedules
Hangzhou - Qiandaohu 1 hour or so 06:45~ 21:11 Details >>
Huangshan - Qiandaohu 0.5~1 hour 07:15~ 20:35
Shanghai - Qiandaohu 2~3 hours 08:05~ 21:11
Beijing - Qiandaohu 6 hours 11:00
Suzhou - Qiandaohu 2.5 hours 08:12~ 13:25
Xiamen - Qiandaohu 5 hours 06:00

Which Train Station to Choose to/from Hangzhou?

Usually, Hangzhou East Railway Station and Hangzhou Railway Station are the top picks to get to/from Hangzhou, because they share the most frequent bullet trains and the close distances to Hangzhou downtown and the West Lake (Hangzhou Railway Station is the closest). If you are going to visit Qiandao Lake, you can ride a high speed train to Qiandaohu Railway Station. However, the best station for you is always the one perfectly fitting your schedules. You are highly suggested to book the train according to your plan!

China Train Travel Tips

Class of Ticket

You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>

Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel

Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>

Board & Get off

1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. learn more >>

Baggage Allowance

Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>

Facilities and Service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>

How to Plan a Hangzhou Tour

Things to Do in Hangzhou: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Longjing tea Plantation, Hefang Street, Xixi National Wetland Park, China National Tea Museum, China National Silk Museum…

How to Get to Hangzhou: International flights from Singapore (5 hrs.), Seoul (6.5 hrs.), etc., domestic flights from Guangzhou (2 hrs.), Beijing (2 hrs.), etc., or high speed trains from Shanghai (1~2 hrs.), Suzhou (1.5~3 hrs.), Huangshan (1.5~2 hrs.), etc.

Best Time to Visit Hangzhou: all year around

Usually, visitors spend 2 days around to enjoy a classic Hangzhou tour to visit the West Lake Scenic Area, including the amazing West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Plantations, etc. If you want an in-depth Hangzhou tour, you can also pay another half day or so to visit Xixi National Wetland Park, one day around to Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, or one day or so to Thousand Islands Lake, etc. Check all Hangzhou Tours >>

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Also, you can spend 1 day to take a side trip to the nearby water towns like Wuzhen and Xitang in Jiaxing, 2~3 days to Putuoshan - one of the four sacred Buddhist Mountains in China, or 1 day to the popular Nanxun Old Town in Huzhou. Check more about Zhejiang Tours >>

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Besides, compared with just travelling Hangzhou, most of the visitors prefer to travel the metropolis Shanghai, Suzhou Gardens and Hangzhou Lakes in One Go! Such an amazing tour will take 5~6 days.

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Some visitors also ride a high speed train to Huangshan to visit the world-famous Yellow Mountain. A Hangzhou Huangshan tour needs about 5 days around.

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