Hangzhou Public Buses

The public bus system in Hangzhou is mature and sophisticated. It 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. To help you explore Hangzhou, especially around West Lake with flexibility and leisure, China Discovery has selected some public buses which are frequently used while visiting. Select the proper one and try!

Hangzhou Public Transport

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According to the official website of Hangzhou Public Transport Group, there were 1,101 bus lines, 10,384 bus vehicles, 122,600 public bicycles, and 4,437 service points by the end of September 2020. The Hangzhou public bus transport system has taken initial shape, with BRT as the backbone, ordinary lines as the main body, tourist lines, customized lines, private car services, taxis, water buses and public bicycles as the supplement.

Notice: There is no foreign language service or ticket seller on Hangzhou public buses, and most bus drivers can not speak English, so if you don't have a solid foundation of Chinese, buses might not be a wise choice. You may try taxis, private cars or metro as the way to transfer.

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Hangzhou Metro

Hangzhou now has altogether 7 metro lines in operation, including Line 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 16. Visitors can take metro to reach Xiaoshan Airport, Hangzhou East Railway Station, Hangzhou Railway Station, West Lake, Wulin Square, Hefang Street, etc. More detailed information about Hangzhou Metro, please visit Hangzhou Metro - Lines, Map, Tickets & Stations >>

Tourists Frequently-used Public Buses

For tourists, there are normal bus lines, holiday lines, digital tourism lines, water bus lines and “Best Hangzhou” Line, which are connected to the major scenic spots and highlights in Hangzhou.

Based on digital services and experience, Hangzhou Digital Tourism Line combines traditional transportation services with the Internet, and integrates multiple tourism elements to form a new digital tourism experience. Creating a "fast transfer slow travel" experience and saving time for tourists, achieving the goal of "one hour with multiple highlights visit".

There are also several holiday lines in Hangzhou (including the “Best Hangzhou” Bus Line). In order to make it easier for locals and tourists to visit Hubin Pedestrian Street, Hangzhou Bus Group launched its first batch of "Best Hangzhou (醉杭州)" buses in September, 2019, linking the transportation hub, residential area and lakeside walking street together. Till the end of 2020, there is only one route of “Best Hangzhou” Bus. Holiday lines are only running during weekends and official holidays.

  • Reference Ticket Price: CNY 1-15/person
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Longjing Tea Plantation Longjing Tea Plantation

Hangzhou Buses to West Lake

All the buses starting with "Y" in Hangzhou are tourist routes, which cover all the scenic spots around West Lake and are very convenient. For those who have limited time, they can take Y9 to start a bus tour around the lake. Because West Lake bordered the city on one side and the hills on the other, so you can enjoy the exquisite natural scenery of mountains and rivers, and the city scenery at the same time. Visit the scenic spots around West Lake, you can choose the 2-deck open-top tour bus around West Lake.

Scenic Spots in West Lake Get off at Recommended Buses
Su Causeway Sudi Bus Station 507; 504; K4; Y2
Lotus Swaying in the Breeze Qu Yuan Feng He Bus Station 507; 538; 15; 28; 82
Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn Yue Grave Bus Station 27; 7
The Broken Bridge Duan Qiao Can Xue Bus Station K7
Orioles Singing in the Willows Qing Bo Men Bus Station K4; 38
Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond Sudi Bus Station K4; 538; K599
Leifeng Pagoda Jing Temple Bus Station K4; Y1
Two Peaks Piercing the Clouds Hongchun Bridge Bus Station 507; Y2
Bamboo-line Path at Yunqi Longjing Village Bus Station 508; 27
Osmanthus Flower Sea at Manjuelong Village Hangzhou Zoo Bus Station K4
Hupao Hupao Road Bus Station K4; K194; K527; 538; K599
Enjoy Tea at Longjing Village Longjing Village Bus Station 27; 508
Misty Trees by Nine Streams Jiu Xi Yan Shu Bus Station K4; 27; 308; 504; Y5; H5
Wushan Mountain Wushan Square Bus Station K25; K35; 38; 40
Yellow Dragon Cave Huanglong Cave Bus Station 16; 21; 23; 28; K599
Yuhuang Mountain Yuhuang Mountain Bus Station Y3
Baoshi Mountain Geling Bus Station K7; Y2; 27

(Notice: Information given above is only for your reference, might change according to the real situation, feel free to contact us for more accurate news.)

Hangzhou Buses to Lingyin Temple, Hefang Street, Xixi National Wetland Park...

Besides scenic spots around West Lake, there are also other attractions worth visiting, such as Lingyin Temple, Hefang Street, Xixi National Wetland Park and Wulin Square, etc. More information about Hangzhou Attractions, please visit Top Attractions & Things to Do in Hangzhou >>

Other Attractions in Hangzhou Get off at Recommended Buses
Lingyin Temple Lingyin Bus Station Y2; Y1; Y4; J17; J18; K837; K7; K807
Hefang Street Gaoyin Dong Bus Station 8; 60; K216
Wushan Bus Station 25; 35; K187; K404; 814; 818
Wushan Square Bus Station 40; 59; 60; K808; Y7; Y8; 818
Huimin Road Bus Station 8; 34; 59; K404; Y8; K805...
Xixi National Wetland Park Xixi Shidi Bus Station 118; 290; 860; 83; 356; 86
Wulin Square Wulin Square Bus Station 318; 535; 192; 201-205; 211; 217; 218; 233; 265A; 267; 991

(Notice: Information given above is only for your reference, might change according to the real situation, feel free to contact us for more accurate news.)

Hangzhou Buses to Hangzhou Train Stations

There are 3 train stations in Hangzhou, which are Hangzhou East Railway Station, Hangzhou South Railway Station and Hangzhou Railway Station. More information about Hangzhou train stations, please visit Hangzhou High-speed Trains >>

Hangzhou Train Stations Recommended Buses
Hangzhou East Railway Station West Square: 20; 28; 31; 179; 33; 43; B4, etc.
East Square: 9; 48; 93; 107; 108; 123; 320, etc.
Hangzhou Railway Station 11; 39; 49; 189; 88; 90; 185; 3; Y2; 900; 528; 108; 290, etc.
Hangzhou South Railway Station 707; 748; 181; 8071

(Notice: Information given above is only for your reference, might change according to the real situation, feel free to contact us for more accurate news.)

Hangzhou Public Bus - Water Bus Lines

Hangzhou water bus was officially opened to traffic on October 28, 2004. Hangzhou is the first city in China to open water public transport buses on urban canals. There are two water buses put into operation in the early stage, which are "Qianjiang Cruise" and "Canal Cruise". There are 48 seats on the 23 meters ship. The ship can reach a top speed of 29 kilometers per hour and has a navigable mileage of about 5.5 kilometers.

Water Bus on the Grand Canal Water Bus on the Grand Canal

Check more information at chart below:

Water Bus Line From To Running Time
Line 1 Distribution Center of Water Bus Canal Transport Water Bus Pujia Station (working days) 06:55-18:10
Water Bus Wulinmen Station (weekends & holidays) 07:00-18:30
Water Bus Pujia Station (working days) Distribution Center of Water Bus Canal Transport 07:00-18:00
Water Bus Wulinmen Station (weekends & holidays) 07:00-18:30
Line 2 Water Bus Wulinmen Station Water Bus Xixi Wuchang Port 08:30 - 13:40 (4 runs)
Water Bus Xixi Wuchang Port Water Bus Wulinmen Station 10:20 - 15:30 (4 runs)
Line 3 Water Bus Datieguan Station Water Bus Banshan Station 06:30-16:30
Water Bus Banshan Station Water Bus Datieguan Station 07:30-17:30
Line 7 Water Bus Meihuabei Station Water Bus Baziqiao Station 07:30-18:00
Water Bus Baziqiao Station Water Bus Meihuabei Station 07:30-18:00

(Notice: Information given above is only for your reference, might change according to the real situation.)

To know more public buses’ routes, please feel free to let us know. China Discovery is here ready to offer you useful suggestions and help!

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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Questions & Discussions

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bus connection
Hi, I stay in Hangzhou Baileqiao holiday resort and like to know how to get Hangzhou downtown by bus?
2019-01-03 09:40
Hi Guenter,
Thanks for your question! Are you planning to visit the West Lake? West Lake is located in the downtown area. The essence of Hangzhou is West Lake and most of the attractions in Hangzhou are spreading around West Lake. If you want to visit West Lake from Baileqiao, you can take the No.7 bus at Lingyin Station (灵隐站), after about 6 stations, get off at Yuefen Station(岳坟站).

If you want to visit more places in Hangzhou and feel trouble about the traffic, you can also ask our experiment travel consultants for help. They will arrange a tailor-made Hangzhou tour for you. Then, our local travel guide and driver will accompany you and help you to finish a memorable Hangzhou trip. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us!
Song Cheng in Winter by Bus No. 4
1)I want take bus o. 4 to Song Cheng from Westlake7 Apartment on Yuewang. How do I get to the bus stop and how long is the journey by bus?
2) Is Song Cheng worth going in Winter?
3) Also, are both train stations, Hangzhou station and Hangzhou East station connected by subway to Longxiangqiao station?
4) How would I get to Westlake7 apartment from there? Any landmarks? I have a bad sense of direction. Is it possible to take the subway from the train stations with suitcases? Are there escalators r plenty of stairs?
2018-08-30 06:38
Hello Sharon,

Thank you for the message. From Westlake 7 Service Apartment Hangzhou at West Lake to Song Cheng, if you want to take bus No.4, you need to walk about 550m to Longxiangqiao Bus Stop, and you will take about 50 minutes to get there. Song Cheng is actually a cultural theme park in Hangzhou, and it is suitable to visit during all four seasons. Both Hangzhou Station and Hangzhou East Station have subway connected to Longxiangqiao Station, and you can get there for about 10 minutes to Hangzhou Station and about 25 minutes from Hangzhou East Station. Besides, as the subway stations at the two railway stations are arranged within the railway station, you can get to subway station with a little walk. Also, there usually are some escalators and elevators, you don’t have to worry much about going with suitcases. From Longxiangqiao Station to Westlake 7 Service Apartment, you can choose the Exit D and walk left along Pinghai Road, turn right at the second traffic light to Yuewang Road, then keep walking for about 40 meters, you will see the apartment building across the road.

Have a nice day!
Bus travel
how do i get from four points sheraton 868 Dongxin Ave Binjian Hangzhou to Puyan Residential District Jiagnnan Avenue - Intellingent Tower Fu'erte Hotel Building 2 Binjiang Hangzhou
2018-06-11 17:30
Hello Pierre,

Greetings from China! Do you mean how to get to the “Fuerte Business Hotel” from “Four Points By Sheraton Hangzhou Binjiang”? If yes, you could directly take a taxi there for only about 6-8 minutes, since the two places are only about 1.1km’s walking distance away from each other. Actually, taking a bus is not so convenient for the really short distance. If you want to go there on foot, you could walk follow the GPS and input the start of龙禧福朋喜来登酒店 and the destination of富尔特商务酒店(杭州滨江店), which needs about 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy your day!

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