Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province in east China, is praised as a “Heavenly City” with its poetic West Lake, abundant charming elegant sightseeing and rich literal culture from ancient time. With convenient and frequent flights linking domestic cities and international destinations, Hangzhou is really popular to visit at least once.
So how to get to Hangzhou downtown from the airport to explore the highlights in the city after your landing? Check the following 4 ways including our private transfer, local taxi, airport shuttle bus and Hangzhou metro to plan you Hangzhou trip in 2022/2023!
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Where is Hangzhou City Center: Wulinmen (武林门) & Wulin Square (武林广场) area;
Where is Hangzhou Airport: Konggang Avenue, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou (杭州市萧山区空港大道)
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (ITAT: HGH) is situated in the east side of Hangzhou downtown, which is about 27 kilometers away from the city center around Wulinmen and Wulin Square. It usually needs about 1 hour by car.
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Hangzhou Airport to City Map
If you want to get rid of hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private Hangzhou tour package which covers sightseeing, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Hangzhou city center, attractions, your accommodation, and any place you want to go with speed and convenience with our non-smoking and comfortable licensed privater vehicle, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on sightseeing. Please feel free to contact us directly if you need any help!
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There are many taxis available in Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport. You can take a taxi to the city center with about 32-35 kilometers’ driving distance, which usually needs about 1 hour and about CNY 110-130. Remember to tell the driver to go by meter.
See more information from Hangzhou airport to major attractions:
|Attractions||Direct Distance (KM)||Driving Time||Driving Distance (KM)|
|West Lake (Broken Bridge)||27||50-60 minutes||32-36|
|Lingyin Temple||32||1 hour||36-40|
|Longjing Tea Plantation (Meijiawu & Longjing Village)||32-34||60-80 minutes||40-45|
|China National Silk Museum||27||40 minutes||32-34|
|Hefang Street & Hu Qing Yu Tang||26||40-50 minutes||30|
|Grand Canal||27||50 minutes||30-33|
Note: The above transportation info of driving time and distance is only for your reference, which can be changed according to traffic jam and other practical situation.
You can also take a Hangzhou Airport Shuttle Bus to get to Hangzhou city center. Bus Line to Wulinmen takes you directly to Wulinmen Station and Wulin Square which is close to visit majority attractions in Hangzhou downtown, including West Lake, Hefang Street, etc.
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|Bus Line||Stops||Operation Hour||Frequency||Driving Time||Price (CNY)|
|Airport to Wulinmen (Pinghai Road)||Yuewang Road Crossing of Pinghai Road, Hangzhou Railway Station, Wulinmen||07:30 to last flight||Every 15 minutes during 08:00-22:00; every 30 minutes during 22:00-02:00||1 hour||20|
|Airport to Qianjiang New City (Route A)||Sijiqing, Citizen’s Center, Hangzhou Tianyuan Building, etc.||08:00-22:20||About every 1.5 hour||70 minutes|
|Airport to Chengzhan Railway Station (Hangzhou Railway Station)||Bus Terminal of Hangzhou Railway Station||07:30-20:30||Every 45 minutes||30 minutes|
Note: the above information of Hangzhou airport shuttle bus if only for your reference, which would be adjusted according to practical situation. Please contact us to know the latest info to plan your visit to Hangzhou.
Hangzhou Metro Line 1 and Line 7 link Xiaoshan International Airport with other parts of this city. You can take the Metro Line 7 from the airport to Jianshe Third Road Station and transfer to Metro Line 2 to get off at Wulinmen Station in the city center. The whole riding takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Besides, if you want to visit West Lake directly from the airport, take Line 7 and transfer to Metro Line 2 to get off at Fengqi Road Station and walk about 15 minutes to the lake around Hubin Road and Broken Bridge area. Check more about How to Get to West Lake
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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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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Since 2012, we China Discovery have helped numerous customers to visit Hangzhou and surroundings. With our fully-inclusive private tour packages, all of our customers enjoyed their trips to the West Lake, Lingyin Temple, etc. Some of them kindly shared their precious photos and stories about their Hangzhou journey, just get inspired now.
"Impression Show is a must see when visiting Hangzhou…" - shared by Nguyen (Read her entire travel story: The Pursuit of Natural Beauty with the Beloved one - 14 Days Beautiful China Exploring Tour)
"This last night in Hangzhou led us to explore a different side of West Lake, vastly changing our erstwhile bland impression of the famed tourist site…" - shared by CS from Singapore (Read her entire travel story: Delightful Journey to Poetic Jiangnan Area)
Besides the wonderful travel stories, many customers who visited Hangzhou with China Discovery also send us their first-hand feedbacks about their trip, feel free to read the Hangzhou Reviews and learn what they say about their experience. If you want to start your Hangzhou tour now, don't hesitate to contact us.
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