Hangzhou East Station is for both bullet trains and regular trains to all over China. It is the city's main bullet train station as well as a subway hub for lines 1 and 4.
Conventional trains are also available from Hangzhou East. They are cheaper than bullet trains, but they may take two or three times longer. Many trains go to popular cities mainly southwards and westwards such as Guilin, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Kunming, Nanning, and Wuchang.
From Hangzhou Railway Station, there are about fourteen G-trains to Shanghai Hongqiao Station (about 72 minutes, 80 RMB second class). There are normal trains going north, northwest, and west to the Chongqing/Chengdu region.
Luggage portage: Luggage porters in and outside the station building charge 10 RMB for carrying a small piece and 20 RMB a large piece. Carrying luggage from outside the security check costs 30 RMB per piece.
Taxis pull up at both the east and west sides, so you can catch a taxi without going out of the station building. You should take taxis only from the taxi stands since some illegal taxis wait around the station.
The bottom floor's subway station allows transfer for lines 1 and 4 and can whisk you conveniently downtown and many other popular places.
Hangzhou South Railway Station is 25 kilometers away in Xiaoshan District. The distance between the two stations is 25 km.
Xiaoshan International Airport (杭州萧山机场) can be reached via the airport shuttle bus that departs from East Square every hour from about 5:45 AM to 8:45 PM. Since there is no subway there, taxi (40 minutes, 95 RMB), bus, or private driver is the best option.
The airport has established an airport terminal in Hangzhou East Station. It is near Exit A and E. Some tickets may be purchased, and people can check in for some airlines, but services are limited.
West Lake is Hangzhou's most famous tourist area. It is about 12 km away.
Hangzhou’s downtown is called Wulin Square. It is 38 kilometers from Hangzhou East Railway Station.
There are two major passenger train stations in the city, so make sure your ticket is for the station you want to leave from. Check the name carefully.
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