Hangzhou Rail Travel Guide 2017: Stations & Schedule

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Map of Train Stations in Hangzhou

The map that shows location of Hangzhou east station, Hangzhou railway station, Hangzhou south station and Xiaoshan Airport, as well as the West Lake.

hangzhou train station map

Hangzhou East Railway Station

Hangzhou East Train Station (Hangzhou Dong, HangzhouDong, 杭州东站) is a large transportation hub located in Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District of Hangzhou. It is about 10 kilometers from Hangzhou Railway Station, 27 km from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, 11 km from West Lake, and 15 km from Hangzhou West Bus Station. This station only serves high speed train service to and from Hangzhou.

How to Get to Hangzhou East

As Hangzhou East Station are far from city center, the best way to get there is using metro. Passengers can take Hangzhou metro line 1 or metro line 4 to get to East Railway Station (metro stop: 火车东站). Besides, you can also take a public bus to Hangzhou East: Bus 9, 48, 93, 107, 108, 123, 320, 391 (in East Square), and 20, 28, 31, 33, 43, 105, 106, etc (in West Square).

Hangzhou Railway Station

Hangzhou Railway Station (Hangzhou, 杭州站) sometimes called Chengzhan by the locals, is another train station serving Hangzhou, which is located in Shangcheng District of Hangzhou (杭州市上城区). It is about 28 km from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Internatioanl Airport, 4km from West Lake, 11.4 km from Hangzhou West Bus Station. Most of the trains operating in and out of Hangzhou Railway Station are the K, Z, T type regular trains as well as a few D and G type high speed trains.

How to Get to Hangzhou Railway Station

Hangzhou Railway Station can be reached by Hangzhou metro line 1 or metro line 5 (under construction). Just take the line 1 or line 5 and get off at Chengzhan metro stop (城站).

Train Schedule

From – To Price Duration Frequency (Daily) Train Type Availability
Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao 56-73 1h 118 D,G Check
Hangzhou East to Suzhou 110 1h45 25 D,G Check
Hangzhou East to Beijing South 538.5 5.5-6h 14 G Check
Hangzhou East to Nanjing South 117.5 1h45 99 D,G Check
Hangzhou East to Huangshan North 231 3-3.5h 2 G Check
Hangzhou East to Guangzhou South 720 6-7.5h 5 G Check
Hangzhou East to Shenzhen North 512 10.5h 7 D Check
Hangzhou East to Yiwu 50 30-40m 91 D,G Check
Hangzhou East to Jiashan South 42 30-50m 28 D,G Check

Getting to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Hangzhou East to Airport

Airport bus: Passengers can take airport buses, namely the Hangzhou East Railway Station Special Line to travel between Hangzhou East Station and the Airport. A single bus ride costs CNY20 per person, and journey time about 30 minutes.

Hangzhou East Railway Station Special Line
Airport to Hangzhou East The first bus leaves at 7:30am and between 8am and 10pm the bus has an interval of 15 minutes. After 10pm, buses leave at 10:30pm, 11pm, 11:30pm, 12:10am, 12:50am and 1:20am
Hangzhou East to Airport The first bus leaves at 5:30am and between 5:30am and 9am the interval between buses is 30 minutes. Between 9am and 9pm, there are buses every 15 minutes

Getting to West Lake

From Hangzhou Railway Station to West Lake

Compared to the East Station, Hangzhou Railway Station is more close to West Lake (Xihu), just 4km away. Travellers can take the public bus 2 from Hangzhou Railway Station and get off at the Yongjinmen Stop (涌金门站), then walk 200 meters to get the the lake. You can also get off at Sudi bus stop (苏堤站).

I Want to Travel by Train from Hangzhou…

In this section, you will learn how to travel by train from Hangzhou to some hot destinations, with tips, timetable and station to choose recommended.

Hangzhou to Shanghai by Train

There are over a hundred of daily high speed trains plus a few normal trains running between Hangzhou and Shanghai, the two of the most developed cities in Yangtze River Delta.

You can travel from Hangzhou to Shanghai by high speed trains. Just hop-on one of the 130 daily bullet trains from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao, which may cost you from CNY 72 in a second class seat and takes about 1 – 1.5 hours. Most of the D and G type high speed trains leaves from Hangzhou East Railway Station & arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, with a few departing from Hangzhou Railway Station & arriving at Shanghai Hongqiao, and Shanghai Railway Station. Don’t get confused with these train stations.

Hangzhou-Shanghai
  • Station used for high speed trains in Hangzhou: Hangzhou East or Hangzhou Station
  • Station used for high speed trains in Shanghai: Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai Railway Station
  • How far: The distance between Shanghai & Hangzhou is about 170 kilometers

Train Times, Prices & Travel Time Book Online

Hangzhou to Shanghai Bullet Train ( 130 daily) 
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Biz Cls  1st Cls 2nd Cls
G7556 Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao 06:50-08:03 1h13 219.5 117 73
G7358 Hangzhou to Shanghai 06:10-07:36 1h26 278.5 147.5 92.3
G7320 Hangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao 07:58-09:10 1h12 233.5 123.5 77.5
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Hangzhou to Suzhou by Train

Suzhou (see Suzhou Train Travel page), the home to Chinese classic traditional garden, is located in Jiangsu Province, about 271 kilometers from Hangzhou. There are frequent daily high speed trains linking Hangzhou with Suzhou, taking 1.5 – 2 hours and ticket fare is from CNY 110 in a 2nd class seat. The D and G type bullet trains are the best option.

Most of the high speed trains (25 daily) departs from Hangzhou East Railway Station and only one bullet train leaves from Hangzhou Railway Station. And the high speed trains arrives at Suzhou Railway Station, Suzhou Yuanqu Station (Industrial Park) or Suzhou North Railway Station (Suzhou Bei).

For returning trip, see Suzhou to Hangzhou train.

Train Times, Prices & Travel Time Book Online

Hangzhou to Suzhou Bullet Train (26 daily) 
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Biz Cls  1st Cls 2nd Cls
G1866 Hangzhou East to Suzhou North 07:38-09:17 1h39 337 179.5 110
G7372 Hangzhou East to Suzhou 08:18-10:06 1h48 341.5 178.5 111.5
G7354 Hangzhou to Suzhou 10:11-12:00 1h49 355.5 183.5 117.5
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Hangzhou to Nanjing by Train

Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province is about 488 kilometers from Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province. The two cities are well connected by two high speed rails: the Nanjing – Hangzhou Passenger Railway and the Nanjing – Shanghai – Hangzhou HSR. High speed trains from Hangzhou to Nanjing run over 100 times a day, most of which depart from Hangzhou East Railway Station & arrive at Nanjing South Railway Station, with 2 – 5 trains using Hangzhou Railway Station & and stopping at Nanjing Railway Station.

The high speed trains running on Nanjing – Shanghai – Hangzhou HSR & calling at Tongxiang, Jiashan South, Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunshan South, Suzhou, Wuxi, etic, take around 2 – 3.5 hours and cost from CNY 216 in a second class seat. While, the bullet trains running on Nanjing – Hangzhou Passenger Railway go directly from Hangzhou to Nanjing and call at Deqing, Huzhou, Changxing, Yixing, Jiangning, Nanjing, etc, taking 1-2 hours and costing from 117.5 yuan.

Hangzhou-Nanjing 

Train Times, Prices & Travel Time Book Online

Hangzhou to Nanjing Bullet Trains ( 101 daily) 
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Biz Cls  1st Cls 2nd Cls
G7564 Hangzhou East to Nanjing South 08:34-11:43 3h09 671.5 345.5 216
G1882 Hangzhou East to Nanjing South 08:24-10:22 1h58 371 198 117.5
G7394 Hangzhou to Nanjing South 19:55-21:44 1h49 375.5 200.5 119
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Hangzhou to Yiwu by Train

It is very easy to travel from Hangzhou to Yiwu by train, as there are numerous direct high speed trains running between the two destinations using Hangzhou East Train Station and Yiwu Train Station. The rail journey usually takes about 30 – 50 minutes and costs from 33.5 or 50 yuan for a second class seat. All the bullet train types are D and G train. The distance between Hangzhou & Yiwu is 139 kilometers, and you can also travel from Hangzhou to Yiwu or back by bus. It is just a short bus ride.

Train Times, Prices & Travel Time Book Online

Hangzhou to Yiwu Bullet Trains ( 92 daily) 
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Biz Cls  1st Cls 2nd Cls
G1371 Hangzhou East to Yiwu 08:25-08:57 31m 158 84.5 50
D5585 Hangzhou East to Yiwu 10:13-10:52 39m 54 33.5
Yiwu to Hangzhou high speed trains (100 daily)
G46 Yiwu to Hangzhou East 09:05-09:45 40m 158 84.5 50
D82 Yiwu to Hangzhou East 14:11-14:49 38m 54 33.5
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Hangzhou to Guilin by High Speed Train

You have two types of trains for travelling from Hangzhou to Guilin:

By high speed trains: There is no reason to fly from Hangzhou to Guilin, as the high speed train is the ideal way to travel between. The high speed trains run 4 times a day from Hangzhou East Railway Station and arrive at the centrally-located Guilin Railway Station, taking about 8 – 8.5 hours to cover the rail journey of 1340 kilometers, costing from CNY586.5 for a second class seat, or CNY 931.5 in a first class seat, and stopping at Shangrao, Nanchang West, Changsha South along the route.

Hangzhou-Guilin 

By connecting bullet trains: As there are only 4 daily high speed trains from Hangzhou to Guilin, what if all of them are sold out? Here comes the solution. Just split your rail journey by making a connecting at Changsha West, which means that you can travel by high speed train from Hangzhou East to Changsha South, then a connecting high speed train to Guilin Railway Station or Guilin North Station. Remember to allow 50 minutes or more to make the transfer.

By overnight trains: This option makes sense for those who travel on tight buget as the night trains are much cheaper than high speed trains and help save you a hotel bill. The 4 daily overnight trains K149, T77, T381 and T25 depart from Hangzhou East Station and arrives at Guilin North Station, taking around 16 – 18.5 hours. And a hard sleeper costs CNY296.5 or CNY304.5, a soft sleeper costs CNY464.5 or 476.5 depending on which train you are riding.

Happy train travel.

Train Times, Prices & Travel Time Book Online

Hangzhou to Guilin High Speed Train, 4 daily
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Biz Cls  1st Cls 2nd Cls
G1505 Hangzhou East to Guilin 09:19-17:22 8h03 1835 931.5 586.5
G1503 Hangzhou East to Guilin 09:58-18:14 8h16 1835 931.5 586.5
G2343 Hangzhou East to Guilin 10:35-19:18 8h43 1835 931.5 586.5
G1501 Hangzhou East to Guilin 11:03-19:02 7h59 1835 931.5 586.5
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
Hangzhou to Guilin Night Train, 4 daily
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
K149 Hangzhou East to Guilin North 10:44-05:11 18h27 464.5 296.5
T77 Hangzhou East to Guilin North 13:19-05:20 16h01 464.5 296.5
T381 Hangzhou East to Guilin North 18:50-12:17 17h27 476.5 304.5
T25 Hangzhou East to Guilin North 20:01-13:21 17h20 476.5 304.5
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

One thought on “Hangzhou Rail Travel Guide 2017: Stations & Schedule

  1. iwould like to know how do i travel to hangzhou west lake for a day trip. which station do i take train from shanghai. i am staying in holiday inn express zhabei shangahi.

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