Hangzhou Station is Hangzhou's main regular slow train station. It also has bullet train lines that go to Nanjing and Shanghai. It allows you to travel to Hangzhou from all over China.
To Shanghai: From Hangzhou East Railway Station, about 38 bullet trains go daily (about an hour, 53 or 80 RMB second class).
The station consists of a 3-story terminal building connected to a 17-story building that has shops, restaurants, and a hotel. There is a square in front of it.
Suggested arrival time: Because of crowds, ticket-checking and waiting can take a long time, so we strongly suggest you be at the station as least 2 hours prior to your departure time.
Luggage portage: Luggage porters wearing red caps charge about 10 RMB/piece.
This station is near the middle of the city and close to West Lake. It is also called Hangzhou Train Station 杭州火车站 (Hángzhōu Huǒchē Zhàn) and "City Station" 城站 (Chéng Zhàn) by locals.
The bottom floor of Hangzhou Station holds subway line 1's Chengzhan (城站) station.
Xiaoshan International Airport (杭州萧山机场) can be reached via the airport shuttle buses that wait near the center of the front square between 04:45 and 20:45, departing at 30 minutes intervals (about 70 minutes, 20 RMB). Taxis are quicker (40 minutes, 120 RMB).
West Lake is Hangzhou's most famous tourist area. It is about 2 kilometers away, and you can walk there in 30 minutes if you know the route.
Hangzhou’s downtown is called Wulin Square.
There are two major passenger train stations in the city. Make sure your ticket is for the station you want to leave from. Check the name carefully.
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