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There are 5 ways to get from Shanghai to Hangzhou by subway, train, bus, taxi or car

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Line 10 subway, train

  1. Take the line 10 subway from South Shaanxi Road to Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station
  2. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East

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Train

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Hangzhou East

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai South Bus Station to Hangzhou

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Shanghai to Hangzhou

Drive

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Hangzhou
Shanghai → Hangzhou
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COVID-19 help in China

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 120

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hangzhou is 120.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hangzhou is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Hangzhou is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 120.

Last updated: 4 Aug 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Hangzhou is to bus which costs ¥70 - ¥80 and takes 2h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Shanghai to Hangzhou is to line 10 subway and train which takes 1h 20m and costs ¥65 - ¥140.

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No, there is no direct train from Shanghai to Hangzhou. However, there are services departing from South Shaanxi Road and arriving at Hangzhou East via Shanghai Hongqiao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 20m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Hangzhou is 161 km. The road distance is 170.9 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Hangzhou without a car is to line 10 subway and train which takes 1h 20m and costs ¥65 - ¥140.

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It takes approximately 1h 20m to get from Shanghai to Hangzhou, including transfers.

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Shanghai to Hangzhou train services, operated by Shanghai Metro, depart from South Shaanxi Road station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Hangzhou is to bus which takes 2h 29m and costs ¥70 - ¥80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥30 - ¥120 and takes 3h 52m.

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Shanghai to Hangzhou train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, arrive at Hangzhou East station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Hangzhou is 171 km. It takes approximately 1h 50m to drive from Shanghai to Hangzhou.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Hangzhou.
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  • Distance: 161.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 20m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Hangzhou, China?

China Bus Guide operates a bus from Shanghai South Bus Station to Hangzhou every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ¥68 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, China Railways K-Class operates a train from Shanghai South to Hangzhou East twice daily. Tickets cost ¥28 - ¥85 and the journey takes 2h 38m. China Railways C-Class also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Shanghai Metro
Website
shmetro.com
Subway from South Shaanxi Road to Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥3 - ¥10
Schedules at
service.shmetro.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥80 - ¥110
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥80 - ¥110
1st Class Seat
¥130 - ¥160
Business Class Seat
¥310 - ¥380
China Railways D-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥130
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
¥65 - ¥95
1st Class
¥85 - ¥130
China Railways K-Class
Train from Shanghai South to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥28 - ¥85
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
¥28 - ¥40
Hard sleeper
¥70 - ¥85
Soft sleeper
¥110 - ¥130
China Railways C-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥75 - ¥110
Website
Trip.com
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai South Bus Station to Hangzhou
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥68
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Shanghai to Hangzhou
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Estimated price
¥480 - ¥600
Shanghai Qiangsheng
Phone
+86 21 - 62580000
Shanghai Jinjiang Taxi Service
Phone
+86 21 - 96961
Shanghai Dazhong
Phone
+ 86 21 - 96822
Website
96822.com

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