Hangzhou Metro, Hangzhou Subway - Lines, Map, Tickets & Stations

Hangzhou now has altogether 7 metro lines in operation, including Line 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 16. And it is said to have 13 metro lines in total in 2022. The efficient metro system allows you to get around the Hangzhou City in ease and convenience. However, visitors may still feel a little bit hard to navigate it. Which attractions can you go by metro? Can you get from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport to the West Lake Scenic Area by metro? Don't worry. This Hangzhou Metro Guide will solve all your problems. We will give you all the useful information, including Hangzhou metro lines, maps & stations, tickets, fees, and so on!

Hangzhou Metro Maps - Operating Lines

Hangzhou Metro Map

Click to enlarge Hangzhou Metro Map (updated in January, 2021. Check the latest Hangzhou Metro info at the official website)

Hangzhou Metro Line 1

Line 1 starts from Lingping in North and Xianghu in south, running through Hangzhou East Railway Station (杭州东站), Hangzhou Chengzhan Railway Station (杭州火车站) and Hangzhou South Bus Station (杭州汽车南站). If you get to Hangzhou by high-speed train, you can easily get to some top attractions by Hangzhou subway.

    - West Lake: Getting off at Longxiang Bridge Stop (龙翔桥), you can get to the Music Fountain of West Lake with about 6 minutes' walk

    - Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal: Getting off at Wulin Square Stop (武林广场), you can get to Hangzhou Exhibition Hall with 4 minutes' walk and Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal within 12 minutes.

    - Hefang Street: Getting off at Dingan Road Stop (定安路), you can get to Hefang Street or Fenghuang Temple within 10 min.

    - Hangzhou Railway Station: Getting off at Chengzhan to Hangzhou Railway Station to catch you high speed trains.

    - Xiaoshan International Airport: Getting off at Xiaoshan International Airport to catch your flights.

Hangzhou West Lake Curved Yard and Lotus Pool in Summer Jing-Hang Grand Canal Cruise Jing-Hang Grand Canal Cruise

Hangzhou Metro Line 2

Line 2 runs from Chaoyang in south and stretches to Qianjiang Road so far. The northwest section this line is still under construction and expected to operate in the end of 2017

    - Xishan Park: Line 2 has a stop in Xishan Park (西山公园) which is a forest park you can have a breath of fresh air.

Hangzhou Metro Line 4

Line 4, starting at Pengbu Town and terminating at Qianjiang Bridge, will have interchanges with Line 1 and Line 2 at East Railway Station and Qianjiang New City, respectively.

- Hangzhou East Railway Station: You can take Hangzhou Metro Line 4 to Hangzhou East Railway Stations to catch your high speed train.

Hangzhou Metro Line 5

Hangzhou Metro Line 5 starts from Guniangqiao to Jinxing. It runs though Hangzhou South Railway Station, Hangzhou People’s Square, Hangzhou Railway Station, etc.

- Hangzhou South Railway Station: Getting off at South Railway Station to catch you high speed train at Hangzhou South Railway Station.

- Hangzhou Railway Station: Getting off at Chengzhan to Hangzhou Railway Station to catch you high speed trains.

Hangzhou Metro Line 7

Hangzhou Metro Line 7 starts from Wushan Square to Jiangdong’er Road. It will take you to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, etc.

- Xiaoshan International Airport: Getting off at Xiaoshan International Airport to catch your flights.

Hangzhou Metro Line 16

Hangzho Metro Line 16 connects lvting Road and Jiuzhou Street. People who want to visit South Lake, Qingshan Lake and Hangzhou A&F University will use this metro line.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Hangzhou Metro Tickets Fee

The tickets Fee for Hangzhou metro varies from the distance. Usually, it takes about CNY 8 per person to get from Xiaoshan International Airport to the West Lake by metro.

    - 2 RMB for the first 4 km

    - Additional 1 RMB for every additional 4 km if the distance ranges from 4 km to 12 km

    - Additional 1 RMB for every additional 6 km if the distance exceeds 24 km

Hangzhou Metro Tickets Types

    - Single-way Ticket: It is valid in the day you buy it and must be recycled at the exit.

    - Tour Ticket: Tour ticket is divided into one-day ticket and three-day ticket at a cost of 15 RMB and 45 RMB. As you swipe the ticket to go through the first entrance, you could take metro lines unlimitedly within 24 hours or 72 hours. The validity duration is within 6 months since the day of issue.

    - Souvenir Card: Souvenir Card includes Chinese Zodiac Card issued in every new year or some other cards issued in big days. It is printed with special patterns and can be used within the period of validity. The fee is not fixed

    - Hangzhou Multifunction Card: Called Hangzhoutong in Chinese, Hangzhou Multifunction Card is a regular IC card on which you can have a discount of 9% off. If you live in Hangzhou, you can apply one

Hangzhou Metro Warm Tips

    1. Prepare change cashes for ticket automatic seller which accept only at least 70% new paper money of 1 RMB, 5 RMB, 10 RMB, 20 RMB and coin of 1 RMB. If you have no change cashes, you can buy ticket from ticket window.

    2. The first metro train often departs about 6:00 ~ 6:30 and the last one departs at about 22:40.

    3. The luggage one passenger carried should be no more than 30 kg and 0.05 m3. The sum of the length, width and height of the luggage should be no more than 1.8 m.

    4. One adult can carry one kid (not taller than 1.3 m) freely and these kids are not permitted to take metro in Hangzhou alone.

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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