Did you mean?Try your search again
There is a fantastic luxury bus that goes from the Tongli bus terminus to the Hangzhou North bus station. The tickets can be purchased at the ticket window at the Tongli depot. The bus number is PW9353 and it leaves at 08:10am. The tickets cost RMB51pp and the trip takes about 3 hours.
This was a wonderful find as we had spent 2 nights in Tongli and we thought we would have to go back to Suzhou and then find a train from there or Shanghai to Hangzhou. Thank you to our guest house for managing to communicate this with us!!
Written Apr 17, 2013
From Airport to Hangzhou:
We arrived at Hangzhou Airport at 11pm due to flight delay. We still can catch an Airport Bus outside of the first floor arrival hall exit 5. It comes with several stops, we stopped at West Lake and spend taxi Y14 yuan to ride to our hotel.
Tip: You can buy a map (Y5) on board. Don't worry it is a standard price.
From Hangzhou to Airport:
The Airport Bus Station in Hangzhou is located 500 meters away from the Hangzhou Railway Station. Once you arrive at Hangzhou Railway Station, look out for a hotel name " Goethe Hotel, 歌德大酒店， ge de da jiu dian " or refer my photo. In front of the hotel, there is a parking space for long distant bus. You can buy the ticket at the assigned cabin " 机场巴士售票处"。The bus will arrive in front of the airport departure hall.
Bus Fare: Y20 per adult
Duration: 45 minutes
Updated Jun 17, 2012
Hangzhou Passenger Transport Central Station is the largest long-distant bus station in Zhejiang Province. It is located at east of Hangzhou City, Jiubao Town. This is a huge bus stop in a modern architectural building. It has two levels. The waiting halls are quite comfortable.
Transport to the Station: Bus 69, 100, 101, 104, 111, 314, 328, 508, 684, 848. (We took K28 from west lake, then change bus at Huanglong Bus stop, catch bus 101 to the station) It was a little jam in the morning. It took almost 1 hour to get there.
Taxi costs more than Y45.
You can take buses to Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuzhen, Ningbo, Shaoxing, Hefei, etc.
(We took a bus to Wuzhen from this station cost Y28, 2 hours )
Updated Aug 12, 2011
If you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, you can buy cheap airfare flight to Hangzhou with Airasia.
The flight takes about 5 hours.
8:10 --> 13:10
17:20 --> 22:20
Hangzhou --> KL
23:20 --> 04:20
14:10 --> 19:10
check out the website!!
Written Aug 12, 2011
There are several boat trips across West Lake. I took one to the Lesser Yingzhou Island in the middle of the lake which cost Y45. Details and maps of the journeys that the boats take can be found at the different places they stop at around the lake.
Written Jun 4, 2009
The train station is located in the eastern part of the city centre. I took a train from here to Shanghai (there's loads during the day). The train was one of the new and posh CRH trains. Check out the website below for train times:
Written Jun 3, 2009
There are plenty of trains traveling bewteen Hangzhou and Shanghai.
The trip takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes with the new high speed trains.
Note, most trains from Hangzhou to Shanghai ends at Shanghai South Railway Station, it's different from Shanghai Railway Station. From South Station, you can take subway to get to Shanghai Railway Station.
Written Feb 22, 2009
Hangzhou has introduced a great bike rental scheme. You show your passport, plonk down a deposit of 300 yuan per bike and get a smart card. Swipe it at any bike station around the city (there are many) for FREE use of the bike for the 1st hour. It costs 1 yuan per hour after that. We were able to ride to & from tourist spots around the West Lake as well as to shop in the city without paying anything, by returning the bikes and re-borrowing at the different stations. Some of the bikes have baby carriers.
When you are through with the bike, go to the bike station and get back your deposit by giving them the receipt. Only certain bike stations can issue the smart card as well as return the deposit. The bike stations are open from 8 am to 7 pm daily. All the bikes are bright orange, so you can't mistaken them for bikes for rental by private operators. And don't worry, the workers will only allow bikes in good condition to be borrowed.
Hangzhou roads are very good to ride on. Smooth and wide. Many roads have bike lanes and the drivers there are used to sharing the roads with bikes, so you can enjoy your ride safely.
Updated Jan 14, 2009
In Hangzhou there are automatic bike rental stations around town. You have to buy a magnetic card in advance, to use when collecting a bike and returning it. Nice thing is you can pick up and drop off at different locations.
I've done a lot of city cycling in Shanghai and Hangzhou. I do not rate it as "enjoyable", and unless you have good urban riding experience in chaotic places, I wouldn't recommend it.
As for parking a bike, it's not a big problem. If you have a lock, you can leave it just about anywhere.
Some people suggest bicycling around the West Lake area of Hangzhou -- I think the pace on foot is much more enjoyable.
Written Jan 3, 2009
From Shanghai to Hangzhou I had a comfortable seat for 33.00yuan (that was on the N 509).
On the return trip I caught the T730 and paid 48.00 yuan, but I don't remember it being any more comfortable for the extra yuan... maybe it was slightly faster.
I found it easy to get tickets on the day, but I had to get used to the lining up system at the ticket windows (i.e. some people will line up, but generally people just push in and the line means very little).
Written Nov 4, 2007
1 Review and 121 Opinions I did not only find the staff of this hotel outstanding, but everything around it. The location is...
2 Reviews and 191 Opinions Stayed a night in a room with the view of the West Lake. Though the hotel is a bit old, it's...
1 Review and 62 Opinions Thanks to my job I travel a lot and stay in fancy, nice and expensive hotels around the globe. And...