Hangzhou is an important railroad junction in East China. The Huhang Railway (from Guangdong to Hangzhou), the Zhegan Railway (from Zhejiang to Jiangxi) and the Xuanhang Railway (from Anhui to Hangzhou) join here.
The newly-built Hangzhou Railway Station is located in the vicinity of Jiangcheng Road. It can be reached by city buses numbered K7, 11, K11 and 151.
Tips: City buses with single-digit number or double-digit numbers such as Bus No. 5 and Bus No. 19 belong to common buses that charge 1 RMB per ticket. City buses whose numbers start with “1” like Bus No. 153 are electric trams that charge 1 RMB per ticket. City buses whose numbers start with the letter “K” such as Bus No. K33 are air conditioned vehicles that charge 2 RMB for a ticket. Suburban buses with numbers that start with “3” and buses on special lines with numbers that start with “5” have a scaled ticket price depending on distance or destination. For these buses, the initial price is 1 RMB for regular buses and 2 RMB for air conditioned buses.
At present, there are five special tourist bus routes and five holiday touring bus routes in Hangzhou. People can take Tourist Line No. 2 at the train station and Holiday Line No. 5 to tour around Hangzhou.
Holiday Line No. 5 travels from Hangzhou Railway Station (8:00—16:30) to Future World Station (8:45—17:15), passing by Kuixiang Station, Guanxiangkou Station, Hubin Station, Liulangwenying Station, Jingci Temple Station, Suti Station, the Zoo Station, Hupao Station, Liuhe Tower Station, Jiuxi Station and Songcheng Station.
Tourism Line 2 goes by Hubin Station, Submarine World Station, Silk Museum Station, Jingci Temple Station, Suti Station, Hangzhou Park Station, Yuefei Temple Station, Lingyin Station, Jiulisong Station, Hongchun Bridge Station and Jade Spring Station. Shuttle buses of Hangzhou Railway Station run from 8:00 to 18:00.
In the city, the initial taxi price is 10 RMB for the first 4 kilometers and 2 RMB per kilometer after that until 8 kilometers, and then 2.4 RMB for each kilometer past 8 kilometers. There are also more than 70 Mercedes-Benz taxis here. The price is 12 RMB for the first 4 kilometers and 2.5 yuan for each kilometer till 8 kilometers and 3 RMB for each kilometer after that.
Hangzhou Taxi Complaints Phone Number: 0571-85155205
The fastest way to travel from Hangzhou Station to Hangzhou East is to take the metro. Take metro line 1 heading towards Wenze Road for eight stops, and you will arrive at Hangzhou East in approximately 20 minutes. The metro line operates from 06:00 to 22:30 daily.
A taxi is also available between the two stations for a fee of approximately 28 RMB.
Fourteen G-trains run direct from Hangzhou Station to Shanghai Hongqiao on the hour from 07:00 to 20:00 daily. These high-speed trains take approximately an hour to complete the journey at a fare of 77 RMB for a second class seat and 123 RMB for a first class seat. The following table is an example of the train schedules:
|Direct trains from Hangzhou Station to Shanghai Hongqiao…|
The symbol of Hangzhou, West Lake, lies to the west of Hangzhou Railway Station.
Take bus K7 for four stops to Hubing Road Station. You will see the lake as soon as you get off the bus. This bus line runs from 05:00 to 21:30 at a fare of 2 RMB.
You can also take bus Y2 for two stops to Qingbo Gate Station. West Lake will be to the side as you depart from the bus. This bus line runs from 08:00 to 18:00 and charges a fare of 3 RMB.
It is very convenient to take a taxi to West Lake. The journey will take less than 10 minutes and cost 12 RMB.
As West Lake is very close to Hangzhou Railway Station, you can walk there in about 30 minutes. This is not recommended if you are not sure of the route. You should ask your guide for help or refer to a reliable map.
Hangzhou Railway Station, which is also called “City Station” by local people, is the most important railway station in Hangzhou. Most of the trains departing from and terminating their route in Hangzhou will stop here. It is located at the intersection of East City Ring Road and West Lake Avenue. From Hangzhou Railway Station, it only takes 10 minutes to go from West Lake Avenue to West Lake by bus.
Hangzhou Railway Station is divided into three floors: the bottom floor, the middle floor and the elevated floor. The bottom floor is a parking lot where taxis and private cars can park. The middle floor is the Hall and Station Plaza where pedestrians and buses can meet. The elevated floor is used to send passengers off.
The Station Plaza consists of two floors below ground level: Lower Ground One and Lower Ground Two. The underground area measures 16,500 square meters in which there are two underground garages for civil defense projects. The two garages which are affiliated with Shanghai Railway Bureau (the station’s supervising office) occupy an area of about 6,200 square meters. It is a first-class station that consists of a North Ticket Hall and a South Ticket Hall, five regular waiting rooms, one waiting room for passengers with soft-seat tickets, and seven platforms.
Hangzhou Railway Station Desitinations:
|From Hangzhou Station to…|
|G-trains||G7306||Shanghai Hongqiao||09:00||10:04||1h 4min|
|G7388||Nanjing South||20:26||23:29||3h 3min|
|G7352||Huainan East||06:48||10:21||3h 33min|
|G40||Beijing South||17:26||23:00||5h 34min|
|D5663||Jinhua West||15:35||18:37||3h 2min|
|D5601||Nanjing South||07:10||11:08||3h 58min|
|K1209||Xiamen Gaoqi||17:43||20:28||26h 45min|
|K425||Chongqing North||09:28||15:04||29h 36min|
|K348||Shenyang North||18:30||08:10||37h 40min|
|K579||Urumchi South||10:42||18:40||55h 58min|