How to Get to & around Hangzhou 2020

Get to & away Hangzhou

By Air

Xiaoshan International Airport

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) is the only airport served in Hangzhou. There are more than 160 airlines connecting Hangzhou to 86 domestic cities and 35 international cities (regions). Visitors could take the flights to Lhasa, Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, etc. directly.

Direct flights are available for people from places like San Francisco, Amsterdam, Madrid, Doha, Singapore, Seoul, Busan, Jeju Island, Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa, Bangkok, Chiengmai, Kuala Lumpur, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, etc.

Also, you can easily transfer to other major tourist destinations and transportation hub cities in China, such as Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, etc. without efforts by the frequent daily flights.

Xiaoshan Airport is located 30 kilometers from downtown Hangzhou, usually taking about 1 hour to transfer. Airport shuttle buses run between the airport and city center every 15 minutes for 20 Yuan.

Read more about the information about Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH).

Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport

Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport

By Train

There are two main train stations in Hangzhou: Hangzhou Railway Station & Hangzhou East Railway Station.

Hangzhou Railway Station, called the “City Station”, is the main station operating trains that arrive in Hangzhou as a terminal. Many fast trains, direct trains and some bullet trains run between Hangzhou and other cities. Among them, there are about 85 G/D-high speed trains running from Hangzhou to Shanghai, Nanjing, etc. This station is close to Hangzhou Downtown, only 10-minute drive to West Lake.

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. It is one the largest railway junctions in Asia and hosts trains passing through the city. A lot of bullet trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Chengdu, Changsha, Chongqing, Guiyang, Guilin, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, and Xiamen, etc. are available to take you other beautiful places in China.

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High-Speed Train from Hangzhou

Hangzhou High-Speed Train

Get Around Hangzhou

By Taxi

Getting around Hangzhou by taxi is the most convenient way to travel. You can find one almost anywhere in the city. The flag-down fare is 11 Yuan for the first 3 km, plus 2.5 Yuan per extra km after 3 km, and 3.5 Yuan per extra km after 10 km. Generally, it would cost around 100 Yuan to take a taxi from Xiaoshan International Airport to the downtown Hangzhou.

By Subway

It is planned that there will be 10 metro lines in service in Hangzhou City before 2020, three of them – Metro Line 1, Metro Line 2 and Metro Line 4 have been operating partly so far (September 30, 2016). It is convenient to take the subway if you want to transfer to Wulin Square, Hangzhou Railway Station and the South Bus Station, West Lake, Hefang Street.

See detailed information at Hangzhou Metro.

By Bicycle

Besides take a cruise on the water of West Lake, cycling is another good way to enjoy the scenery of Hangzhou. You could stop where you would like, for as long as you want. Hangzhou has a well-developed bicycle renting system, so it is easy to rent a bike. In every 300 meters, there is a public bike service point and it provide 24-hour self service. You need to bring your passport to obtain a bike rental card. One passport is only for one bike.

>> Check Our Top 5 Recommended Biking Routes in Hangzhou

By Bus

Hangzhou buses can conveniently take you to most of the tourist sites in Hangzhou, including West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Village, Liuhe Pagoda, Wulin Square, Yuefei Temple, Song Dynasty Town, China National Silk Museum, Hupao Park, Bamboo-lined Path at Yunqi, etc.

>> Check Frequently-used Buses in Hangzhou

By Ferry

In Hangzhou, besides taking a cruise on West Lake, you could also choose to either cruise the Qiantang River or the Crand Canal Evening cruise to explore the city in the most relaxing way. They are usually running in summer (June to October) or the peak seasons.

Qiantang River Night Cruise Route:

Wu Lin Men Pier -> Six Harmonies Pagoda -> Qiangtang River -> Wu Lin Men Pier (3 hours)

Grand Canal Night Cruise Route:

Wu Lin Men Pier -> West Lake Cultural Square -> Gong Chen Bridge -> Wu Lin Men Pier (1 hour)

Hangzhou Taxis

Taxis in Hangzhou

Hangzhou Subway

Subway in Hangzhou

Hangzhou Bicylce

Bicylce around West Lake

Hangzhou Night Cruise

Hangzhou Night Cruise

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