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Shanghai to Hangzhou distance:
Distance from Shanghai to Hangzhou is 161 kilometers. This air travel distance is equal to 100 miles. This air travel distance is equal to 100 miles. The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between Shanghai and Hangzhou is 161 km= 100 miles. If you want to go by car, the driving distance between Shanghai and Hangzhou is 175.89 km. If you ride your car with an average speed of 112 kilometers/hour (70 miles/h), travel time will be 01 hours 34 minutes. Please check the avg. speed travel time table on the right for various options. Difference between fly and go by a car is 15 km.

How to travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou by Train

1)High speed train from Shanghai to Hangzhou
Shanghai operates over 204 daily high speed trains to Hangzhou, which give tourists a quick and comfortable transportation to travel between the two attractive cities. Most of the available high speed trains are G-trains – faster than D-trains usually. The earliest train G7514 departs from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station at 06:06 and arrives in Hangzhou East Railway Station at 06:56. The lasted departs from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station at 21:30 and arrives in Hangzhou Railway Station at 22:28. In the daytime, you can conveniently choose a train according to your own time. Many trains will take you from Hangzhou to Shanghai within 1 hour.

A.Departure from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station: 
Time:05:49 –21:30, the trains are available 5-10 minutes.
Earliest train: G4917; Duration: 45min; 2nd class seat: CNY 73(Recommended); 1nd class seat: CNY 117; Business class seat: CNY 219.5
Latest train: G7355; Duration: 58min; 2nd class seat: CNY 77.5(Recommended); 1nd class seat: CNY 123; Buiness class seat: CNY 233.5

B.Departure from Shanghai Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Staion:
Time:08:05 – 17:51. 
Earliest train: G7317; Duration: 1hrs, 31min; 2nd class seat: CNY 88(Recommended); 1nd class seat: CNY 141; Buiness class seat: CNY 265
Lastest train: G7359; Duration: 1hrs, 40min; 2nd class seat: CNY 92.5(Recommended); 1nd class seat: CNY 147.5; Buiness class seat: CNY 278

C.There are some useful tips for your Hangzhou day tour to puchase train ticket:
Option1: G7357 Shanghai Station to Hangzhou Station: Depart at 08:05AM and arrive at 09:44AM.
Option 2: The above train will pass the Shanghai Hongqiao station as well, the departure time is: 08:30AM and arrive at 09:50AM at Hangzhou Station.
Please choose one of the above options according to your hotel location.

2)Normal Train from Shanghai to Hangzhou
Normal train is an economy choice, only costing CNY25-30 and the duration is 2-3 hours. Shanghai to Hangzhou buses can be a good option for passengers who aren’t in a rush. In this way, it requires 2.5 hours and the bus fare is CNY70-100.

3)How to buy the train ticket
There are several ways to book train tickets in China, such as buy at ticket office once you at train station, book at China Railway’s official website, ask a travel agency or your hotel to help you to book, we highly recommend book the train tickets online on your own (www.trip.com), it’s very easy to operate and the credit card payment is accept. We suggest book the train ticket in advance in case they are sold out. We can help you to book train tickets as well, feel free to send you request via email. We will book the train ticket once we received the payment and delivery to your designated place.

Warm Tips
Tips for taking train
It’s very important to bring your passport along with you when you take train in China, it is required for collecting tickets and boarding the train. You should arrive at train station at 1 hour in advance before your departure time. Lots of stations in China start to accept passengers with e-tickets only now. For those passengers, they can enter these railway stations and get onboard via the manual channels with their ID certificate used to buy the e-ticket, like passport. In this case, you can print out your e-ticket beforehand.

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) is close to Hongqiao Railway Station, so passengers arriving at this airport are recommended to go from Shanghai to Hangzhou by train. The airport’s Terminal 2 is within 10 minutes’ walking distance from the railway station. Metro line 10 runs from Terminal 1 to Hongqiao Railway Station in 5-8 minutes.

How to travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou by Private Vehicle
The total driving distance from Shanghai to Hangzhou is 102 miles or 164 kilometers. If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to know how long it takes about one way driving from Shanghai to Hangzhou, so you can plan your Shanghai Hangzhou trip better. Normally it takes around 3 hours for one way, it’s enough for you to do a day trip sightseeing in Hangzhou from Shanghai and ends in Shanghai. You won’t feel rush to visit some top Hangzhou attractions in one day.

Warm Tips for Shanghai to Hangzhou by taxi
Most of taxi drivers can’t speak English only Mandarin, show your designation in Chinese to the taxi driver or you can download the translator app in advance. The taxi is available make reservation online, you can download the app. Credit card and some western payment methods are not available, you should bring some cash along with you.

How to travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou by Bus
Passengers in Shanghai can catch a bus to Hangzhou in several bus/coach stations. There are more than a hundred buses departing from Shanghai to Hangzhou daily. Below is the list of bus stations in which passengers can get a bus to Hangzhou. Among these bus stations, Shanghai Jiading Bus Station and Shanghai Pujiang Long-Distance Bus Station only operate 2 journeys to Hangzhou a day, comparing with the rest bus stations’ dozens of journeys. Time and Cost: 2.5hours, CNY 70-100; The details for Shanghai bus station as below for your reference:

?Shanghai Bus Station in Hengfeng Road
Address:268 Hengfeng Road, Zhabei District 
Price: CNY52-63
Departure(Daily): 07:50 07:55 08:50 10:05 10:20 12:00 12:20 13:30 14:20 15:20 16:20 18:50 

?Shanghai Long-Distance Bus Depot 
Address: 1015 Zhongshan North Road, Zhabei District 
Tel: 021-56538064
Price: CNY54
Departure(Daily): 10:35 10:55 11:35 11: 55 12:35 12:55 13:35 13:55 14:35 14:55 15:35 16:35 16:55 17:35 17:55 18:35 18:55

?Shanghai Long-Distance Bus Master Station
Address:1666 Zhongxing Road, Zhabei District
Price: CNY55-68
Departure(Daily): 06:50 07:10 07:30 07:50 08:00 08:05 08:40 08:50 09:10 09:30 10:20 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:20 12:30 12:45 12:50 13:30 13:50 14:00 14:10 14:20 14:30 15:10 15:20 16:00 16:20 17:00 17:30 18:30 18:50 19:20

?Shanghai Xujiahui Bus Station
Address:211 Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District
Price: CNY55
Departure(Daily): 06:50 07:30 08:00 08:40 09:30 11:00 11:30 12:30 12:50 13:30 14:00 14:10 15:10 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:30 19:20

?Pudong Long-Distance Master Station
Address:3843 Pudong South Road, Pudong New District
Price: CNY48-55
Departure(Daily):07:30 08:30 09:30 10:40 12:00 12:50 13:50 14:50 16:00 17:20 18:10 19:00

?Shanghai South Long-Distance Bus Station
Address:666 Shilong Road, Xuhui District
Price: CNY59
Departure(Daily):06:20 16:35 06:40 06:50 07:10 07:20 07:30 07:40 07:50 08:10 08:20 08:30 08:40 08:50 09:10 09:25 09:30 09:50 10:10 10:15 10:30 11:05 11:10 11:30 12:00 12:55 13:10 13:45 14:10 14:20 15:30 15:40 16:00 16:20 16:30 17:00

?Shanghai Jiading Bus Station
Address:3205 Huyi Gong Road, Jiading District
Price: CNY50-58
Departure(Daily): 07:15 13:20

Warm Tips
How to buy train ticket
Since buying tickets online for a bus in China has not yet become an option, you’re left with only two options. You can buy a ticket at the bus station or (maybe) have a proxy do it for you. China now runs on a “real-name ticket system.” This means that you have to have an official form of ID (your passport) in order to purchase bus tickets.

Tips for Shanghai to Hangzhou by bus
Passport or ID card is required when you take bus in China since it’s “real name ticket system”. Normally, you no need to book your bus ticket in advance since buses leave very frequently (you should book ahead during the Chinese holiday and peak travel periods).

How to travel from Shanghai airports to Hangzhou

Train from Shanghai airport to Hangzhou
Taking the high-speed train is an economical way from Shanghai airports to Hangzhou. There are many trains between Shanghai and Hangzhou city. If you arrive at Shanghai Pudong International airport (PVG), you take line 2 directly and get off at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway station and catch train there since most trains departs at Hongqiao Station; If you arrive at Hongqiao International Airport, you can metro line 10 from Terminal 1 to Hongqiao Railway Station within 8 minutes, or walk 15 minutes from Terminal 2 to the railway station since it’s close to the train station, and here take the high speed train.

Bus from Shanghai airport to Hangzhou
You can take Shuttle Buses from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Hangzhou. The buses are available from 8:40am to 21:00pm daily. It takes around 3.5 hours and cost CNY 110/person for one way. You can book the bus ticket online in advance or buy once you arrive at the ticket office at airport.

Private Vehicle from Shanghai airport to Hangzhou
Enjoy a hassle-free visit to Hangzhou with a convenient Shanghai airport pick up and transfer to Hangzhou downtown. Once you reach the exit of arrivals hall, your experienced and professional driver will be waiting to whisk you off in the utmost comfort and safety to your chosen city destination. With varies of vehicles available this transfer is ideal for small and large traveling groups alike. Simply sit back, relax and enjoy the luxury of this efficient door-to-door service.

How to Travel from Shanghai to Water Towns near Hangzhou

How to travel from Shanghai to Wuzhen Water Town:
South Long-distance Bus Station; Departure(Daily): 08:15-18:35, every 30-60 minutes
Hongqiao West Long-distance Bus Station; Departure(Daily): 07:40

How to travel from Shanghai to Xitang Water Town:
South Long-distance Bus Station; Departure(Daily): 06:45-17:50, every 15-30 minutes
Hongqiao West Long-distance Bus Station; Departure(Daily): 09:25, 12:35, 15:45, 17:35

How to travel from Shanghai to Nanxun Water Town:
Intercity Bus Terminal; Departure(Daily): 06:50-18:30, every 30-50 minutes
South Long-distance Bus Station; Departure(Daily): 07:15, 08:35, 09:20, 09:55, 11:00, 11:20, 12:40, 15:50, 17:20, 19:30
Hutai Road Bus Station; Departure(Daily): 06:35, 08:00, 10:00, 11:20, 13:20, 14:40, 17:30
Hongqiao West Long-distance Bus Station; Departure(Daily): 07:15, 08:50, 10:40, 11:40, 12:05, 13:30, 14:20, 15:25, 17:20, 18:10, 19:15
East Long-distance Bus Station; Departure(Daily): 07:50, 08:45, 09:20, 10:50

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