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Hangzhou Transportation

Hangzhou is located in the southern part of the Yangtze River Delta, at the western end of Hangzhou Bay, in the lower reaches of theQiantang River, and at the southern end of Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. It is an important and central city in the Yangtze River Delta and a traffic hub in southeast China. Xiaoshan Airport offers lines to large or middle cities in China everyday. Besides, it also has regular international lines to Japan, Korea and so on. The land transportation system here is also well developed, which greatly improves the transportation conditions in or around Hangzhou.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is considered a Garden Airport due to its verdant setting and floral gardens and is one of the most important territorial airports in China. Covering an area of about 180 acres, the airport has a 3,600-meter (about 3,937 yards) airstrip.

Hangzhou Railway Station

There are two railway stations in Hangzhou responsible for passenger transportation: Hangzhou Railway Station (Chengzhan Station) and the East Railway Station. Both of the two stations are quite close to Hangzhou city proper. Usually, the Chengzhan Station is the departing station and the East Station is a stop station.

Getting around Hangzhou by City Bus

As a famous tourist city, Hangzhou has been equipped with excellent public transit system. Till now, Hangzhou has almost 300 bus lines in or around the urban area. The operation hours are from 5 am to 10 pm in urban district and from 6 am to 6 pm in the suburb.

Getting around Hangzhou by Taxi

Taking a taxi is a fast way to travel around the city or get to you destination. Usually, it is hard to call a taxi at 5 or 6 in the afternoon when the drivers will change shifts. According to a certain rules, the taxi drivers have the right to refuse customers at that time. Consequently, visitors are suggested to take buses to avoid this risk then.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:00