Hangzhou to Beijing Tour Plans - How to Travel from Hangzhou to Beijing

With a history over 2200 years, Hangzhou has always been praised by Chinese people for its unique tea & silk culture and quaint and stunning scenery. The city has many humanity and cultural relics: mountains, springs, lakes, bridges, pagodas and temples, such as the famous West Lake and Lingyin Temple. While Beijing is about 1200km to the north of Hangzhou, it's not only just a capital but a city with the most world heritage sites in China, and yo can enjoy the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, etc. Here we have detailed travelling information provided on how to travel from Hangzhou to Beijing, including the reasons, transportation means, and recommended travel plans.

Travel from Hangzhou to Beijing

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Why Travel from Hangzhou to Beijing

1. Experience the Cultural Richness in the East/North of China

As one of the representative cities of eastern China, Hangzhou is a picturesque land, humid and delicate, with its special tea and silk culture, surrounded by ancient water towns, lakes, and tea plantations. It is a city where you can indulge yourself in the exquisite ancient gardens, boat along the tranquil ancient town with a sip of the most original Chinese Longjing tea. The impression of this city is just like a elegant Chinese lady.

While located in the north of China, Beijing, as the capital of China for several centuries, is often compared to a solemn Chinese man. There are many well-built historic sites that were used to be only accessible to the royal members, such as the splendid Forbidden City, pleasant Summer Palace, solemn Temple of Heaven, etc. Every one of them is really spacious, excellent in building craft, and has incredible views. Vast and dry, it's the most representative site of northern Chinese culture.

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2. Convenient Transfer Between Hangzhou and Beijing

With the operation of high speed bullet trains, you can travel from Hangzhou to Beijing with about 6 hours. If you want to make your trip faster, there are about 60 daily flights for your choice that will take you to Beijing in about 2.5 hours. Besides, both Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport are well connected with almost all the major domestic cities and many international cities like London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Tokyo, etc. You can easily get to these cities or get to other places from there.

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How to Get to Beijing from Hangzhou

Flights and high speed bullet trains are the two recommended ways to get to Beijing from Hangzhou. In every an hour on average, there will be a direct flight taking Hangzhou to Beijing within 2.5 hours, and the ticket price and flight schedule vary in different season, so the money you need to cost depends. If you would like to enjoy more of the view along the way, you can also choose the comfortable and punctual high speed trains which depart very frequently from about 6am to 8pm, with the duration about 6 hours.

Hangzhou to Beijing Flight

From 06:00 in the morning to 22:00 at night, there are about 60 nonstop flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. You can transfer between these two cities in less than 2.5 hours. Here are some selected flights for your reference. As the schedule and price are not fixed, please do not hesitate to contact us for the updated flight information and ticket price.

Hangzhou to Beijing Flight Schedules

Flight Info. Operator Dep. ~ Arr. Duration Frequency Distance
CA1701 Air China 06:55 ~ 09:25 2h30min Everyday 1200KM
CA1711 Air China 09:10 ~ 11:30 2h20min
MU4109 East China Airlines 12:00 ~ 14:25 2h25min
CA1707 Air China 15:20 ~ 17:40 2h20min
ZH1709 Shenzhen Airlines 16:15 ~ 18:35 2h20min
CA1564 Air China 19:40 ~ 22:00 2h20min
ZH1566 Air China 22:00 ~ 00:15 2h15min
GJ8987 Loong Airlines 23:30 ~ 01:50 2h20min


Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport 杭州萧山国际机场 (IATA: HGH)

Location: Konggang Avenue, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou (杭州市萧山区空港大道)

About 30 km from the Hangzhou downtown, Hangzho Xiaoshan International Airport is one of the top ten major domestic airports and the top 100 airport in the world. Having over 160 airlines connecting about more than 35 international cities and regions, and 86 domestic cities. Xiaoshan Airport is a popular aviation hub for visitors to Hangzhou where visitors can go to the famous West Lake, Wuzhen and other wonderful attractions by easy transportation. From January 30, 2016, the 144-hour visa-free transit policy began to be implemented so that people from the named 51 countries can stay in Zhejiang, Shanghai and Jiangsu within 144 hours without a visa.

To West Lake: about 30km, 50 minutes' drive, or take airport bus and get off at Jianglinglu station (江陵路地铁站) and transfer to Metro Line 10 to Fengqi Road (凤起路) , you will need about 1.5h in total.

To Lingyin Temple: about 36km, 1 hour's drive. Lingyin Temple is to the north of West Lake, you will need to take airport bus first and then transfer to metro line 1 and then bus 7, which will take about 2 hours.

To Longjing Tea Plantations: about 37km, 1 hour's drive. It is in the west lake scenic area. You cak take the airport bus and then transfer to metro line 1 and transfer to bus 27 there, which will takes about 2 hours.

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Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK)

Location: Airport West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing City (北京朝阳区机场西路)

Built in 1958, the largest airport in China offers international flights to major cities in all continents (except sub-Saharan Africa and sub-USA American), and domestic flights to every provincial capital and major cities in China. It is China's air portal and an important window for foreign exchanges. Nearly 1700 flights per day from over 90 Airlines link Beijing closely with 244 cities and regions in 54 countries around the world.

To Forbidden City: about 29km, 1 hour's drive, or take an airport shuttle bus to Dongzhimen Station and take subway Line 2 to Jianguomen then transfer to Line 1 which takes about 1.5 hours.

To Tian'anmen Square (downtown): about 35km, 1 hour's drive, or take an airport shuttle bus to Dongzhimen Station and take subway Line 2 to Chongwenmen then transfer to Line 5 which takes about 80 minutes.

To Temple of Heaven: about 30km, 1 hour's drive, or take an airport shuttle bus to Dongzhimen Station and take subway Line 2 to Qianmen Station which takes about 75 minutes.

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Trains to Beijing from Hangzhou

There are usually 19 daily trains from Hangzhou to Beijing, and most of them are high speed bullet trains, including about 15 G trains (duration: about 5 to 6 hours) and two D trains (duration: more than 13 hours). All the G trains depart at Hangzhou East Railway Station and arrive at Beijing South Railway Station, while D trains get from Hangzhou Railway Station to Beijing Railway Station. Almost every an hour, there will be one train departing from Hangzhou, and the train starts around 6am and ends by 8pm.

Hangzhou to Beijing Bullet Train Schedules

Train No. Depart Arrive Dep. Time Arr. Time Duration Price (CNY)
G34 Hangzhou East Railway Station Beijing South Railway Station 06:55 13:03 6h8min

Second Class Seat: 539

First Class Seat: 907

Business Seat: 1701

G20 07:48 12:20 4h32min
G58 08:50 14:43 5h53min
G42 09:24 16:08 6h44min
G38 11:34 18:09 6h35min
G60 15:43 21:29 5h46min
G40 19:00 23:23 4h23min
D718 Hangzhou Railway Station Beijing Railway Station 17:32 07:07 13h35min

Second Class Seat: 328

Second Class Sleeper: 491

First Class Sleeper: 670

D712 20:05 09:36 13h31min

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Hangzhou East Railway Station 杭州东站 Pinyin: Hangzhou Dongzhan

Location: #1, Tiancheng Rd, Jianggan District, Hangzhou (杭州市江干区天城路1号)

Hangzhou East Railway Station, located in Xiaoshan District, is about 25 min driving from West Lake and about 30 min driving from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. Passengers can take metro line 2 transfer from Hangzhou Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station within half an hour. It is one of the largest railway junctions in Asia and hosts most of the bullet trains departing from Hangzhou. A lot of bullet trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Chengdu, Changsha, Chongqing, Guiyang, Guilin, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, and Xiamen, and many other scenic cities in China are available here.

To West Lake: about 13km, 30 minutes by car or by metro line 1.

To Lingyin Temple: about 16km, 40 minutes' drive, or you can take bus 179 then transfer to bus 121 The whole trip will need about 2 hour.

To Longjing Tea Plantations: about 17km, 40 minutes' drive, or take subway Line 1 then transfer to bus 27, which will need about 1.5 hours.

Hangzhou Railway Station 杭州站 Pinyin: Hangzhou Zhan

Location: #1 Huancheng E Rd, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou杭州市上城区环城东路1号

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Beijing South Railway Station 北京南站 Pinyin: Beijing Nanzhan

Location: #12, Yongwai Avenue, Fengtai District, South Beijing (北京市丰台区永外大街12号)

Beijing South Railway Station is the largest train station and a principal pivot departing and receiving the most trains in Beijing, which is located at 7km southwest of Temple of Heaven for 20 mins' ride. Initially built in 1897, it went through 2 years' reconstruction and expansion, and opened again as a highly-modernized high speed train station with 13 platform and 24 rail tracks. Based on the link of Beijing Tianjin Intercity Railway and Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway, it provides a well-developed transport network through the whole country.

To Tian'anmen Square (downtown): 25 minutes' drive, or take subway Line 4 then transfer to Line 1 which takes about 40 minutes

To Temple of Heaven: 20 minute's drive, or take subway Line 14 then transfer to Line 5 which takes about 30 minutes.

To Beijing Capital International Airport: 1 hour's drive, or take subway Line 4 then transfer to Line 2 to Dongzhimen and take an airport shuttle bus which takes about 75 minutes.

Beijing Railway Station 北京站 Pinyin: Beijing Zhan

Location: #13, Maojiawan Hutong Jia, Dongcheng District, Southeast Beijing (北京市东城区毛家湾胡同甲13号)

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How to Travel from Hangzhou to Beijing

Having known so much about these two cities, what exactly should we do while in Hangzhou and Beijing so as to fully explore them? Here are some suggestions on how to plan your trip in Hangzhou and Beijing.

How to Plan a Hangzhou Tour

Hangzhou, one of the seven ancient capitals of China, was described as “City of Heaven, the most magnificent in all over the world” by Marco Polo. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to its picturesque West Lake which contains over 60 cultural relic sites and many attractions of natural beauty. Besides, leading attractions include Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda and Dragon Well Tea Plantation…these and more await you.

Travellers will need about 1 or 2 days to explore Hangzhou's highlights, including West Lake, Dragon Well Tea Plantation, and Wuzhen Water Town (though it's not in the city, but very close, just one hour's driving away). Since Hangzhou is close to Shanghai, travellers can combine Shanghai into one itinerary, and normally, travellers will need at least 8 days to explore the highlights of the three cities (Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou). You can start your China adventure from Shanghai, then stop over to visit Hangzhou, and finally reach Beijing.

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How to Plan a Beijing Tour

As the capital city of China for centuries, Beijing is an internatinal metropolis with numerous historic scenic sites. You can visit the Forbidden City to witness the royal buildings of the ancient China empire, hike on the incredible Great Wall, and wander along the traditional hutongs to experience the authentic local life...all of your dreams about Beijing can be tangible in our Beijing tours.

In only 2 or 3 days, you can have a trip in Beijing which will cover the most popular attractions - Forbidden City, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutongs, which is available for to 144 Hours Visa-free for Transit in Beijing. If you have more time, you can go for an in-depth Great Wall hiking or photography tour, and explore more attractions in the city.

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