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Hangzhou Railway Station

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.

  • Chinese: 杭州站 Hángzhōu Zhàn /hung-joh jan/
  • Name on train tickets: 杭州 Hangzhou
  • Location: about 2 kilometers (1½ miles) east of West Lake.
  • Station size: 9 platforms

Popular Trains to Other Cities

Alternative Trains

To Shanghai: From Hangzhou East Railway Station, about 38 bullet trains go daily (about an hour, 53 or 80 RMB second class).

Using the Station

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.

  • -1 (basement) floor: taxi pick-up, arrival hall, parking lots, exit
  • First floor: platforms, soft seat waiting room, parking lot
  • Second floor: waiting rooms, check points, nursing room, ticket offices, waiting room for military personnel, taxi drop-off, restaurants, stores
  • Waiting rooms: There are 11 waiting rooms. All are on the second floor except the soft seat/sleeper waiting room that is on the first floor. Check the large LED screen and your tickets to find the right one.

Luggage portage: Luggage porters wearing red caps charge about 10 RMB/piece.

Read more about How to Get On/Off a Train and 7 Things to Know Before Riding a Train.

Transportation — to/from Hangzhou Station

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.


It is suggested that you should take taxis only from the station's taxi waiting area since some illegal taxis wait around the station. More on Hangzhou taxis>>

The Hangzhou Subway

The bottom floor of Hangzhou Station holds subway line 1's Chengzhan (城站) station.

To Hangzhou East Railway Station

  • Metro: Take subway line 1 direct (8 stops, 25 minutes, 3 RMB).
  • By taxi: It takes about 25 minutes and costs 34 yuan.

To the Xiaoshan International Airport

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).

To West Lake

West LakeWest Lake

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.

  • By taxi: The east shore takes about 10 minutes and costs 13 RMB;  Bai Causeway takes longer (20 minutes, 27 RMB).
  • By metro: Take Line 1 and go 2 stops to Longxiang Bridge Station (龙翔桥) and leave the station through Exit C (10 minutes).
  • By bus: Take bus K7 for four stops to Hubing Road Station. You will see the lake as soon as you get off the bus (2 RMB). Or take bus Y2 for two stops to Qingbo Gate Station (3 RMB).

Transport to Wulin Square

Hangzhou’s downtown is called Wulin Square.

  • By metro: You can take Line 1 4 stops to Wulin Square Station (武林广场).

Booking Tickets

Booking By Yourself

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.

You could book tickets in the station, at other train stations, or at many ticket windows in the city. Or access convenient booking online via our China train booking service. See How to Buy Tickets in China>>

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