Best Transport from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Hangzhou

Generally, there are two ways to transport from Pudong airport to Hangzhou, one is to take the long distance bus at the airport’s terminal building (either No. 1 termianl or No. 2 terminal is ok), another is to take high Speed bullet train at Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station. Both of these two options have their advantages and shortcomings. Let’s do a comparison to help you make the decision.
As there are large traffic flow between Shanghai and Hangzhou, we would suggest you have your ticket ready before the journey whether you want to take long distance bus or high speed train.

  1. Transfer times
  2. To take long distance bus from Pudong Airport to Hangzhou, you don’t need to make any transfer and the long distance bus will take you from Pudong Airport to Hangzhou directly. You will feel more comfortable with the long distance bus travel especially if you take large luggages with you.
    To take high speed bullet train at Hongqiao Airport for Hangzhou, you will have to transfer for at least one time. You can take taxi from Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Train Station. As distance between these two place is more than 60km, it will cost you RMB 250-300 Yuan by taxi.
    It will take more transfer times if you want to take subway or bus from Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Train Station.

  3. Ticket Fares
  4. To take long distance bus to Hangzhou from Pudong Airport, ticket fare is RMB 100 Yuan, meanwhile, ticket cost will be at least RMB 150 Yuan to go to Hongqiao Airport to take bullet train by adding train ticket fares, subway ticket fares, bus fares or taxi fares together.

  5. Operation Hours
  6. Long distance buses depart Pudong Airport for Hangzhou every hour from 8:40am to 8:00pm while high speed trains leave Hongqiao Train Station for Hangzhou every 10 minutes from 6:30am to 9:10pm.

  7. Time Duration
  8. Riding time for the long distance bus is about two hours and a half and riding time for high speed bullet train is about 1 hour. By including transfer time from Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Train Staion, time duration is also about two hours and a half to take the bullet train for Hangzhou.

  9. Destinations
  10. The long distance bus has two stops in Hangzhou downtown one is Huanglong Stadium and another stop is close to Wulinmen Road and the destination of the high speed train is Hangzhou train station.

Pudong Airport to Hangzhou Bus Schedule and Ticket Fares

Departs Arrives Duration Seat Fares(RMB)
Pudong Airport
8:40
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
10:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
11:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
12:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
13:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
14:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
15:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
16:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
17:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
18:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
19:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100
Pudong Airport
20:00
Hangzhou 3 hours 100

More Resources:
How to get to Hongqiao Train Station from Pudong Airport
Shanghai to Hangzhou Train Schedule

55 Responses to “Best Transport from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Hangzhou”

  1. moo says:

    I read from another one website and found that the first bus from pudong airport to hangzhou is at 10.30 am. but the bus schedule from this website shows that the first bus is at 8.30 am. i want to know ,which timetable is up to date?

  2. admin says:

    Hello, Moo:
    You can trust to use timetable on this page, here we published is official Pudong Airport to Hangzhou Bus Timetable.

  3. nan says:

    I want to take the HIgh speed train (bullet or maglev) from Pudong airport to Hangzhou Railway station. Can you explain in detail what I need to do and the costs? I appreciate your help very much. Thanks.

  4. admin says:

    Hello, Nan:
    To take high speed train from Pudong Airport to Hangzhou, you should follow the following procedures:
    1. Getting from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station. Please check this page on how to get there, time duration and cost: http://www.transportinchina.com/questionandanswer/shanghai-pudong-airport-to-hongqiao-railway-station-transport-guide/
    2.Ticke prices. Price for 1st class seat ticket is RMB 131 Yuan and price for 2nd class seat ticket is RMB 82 Yuan on Shanghai to Hangzhou G train; It is RMB 63 Yuan for 1st class seat ticket and RMB 52 Yuan for 2nd class seat ticket on Shanghai to Hangzhou D train.
    3. For Shanghai to Hangzhou train timetable, please check this page:
    http://www.chinatrainguide.com/shanghai-railway-station/hangzhou.html

  5. Drea says:

    Do i need to buy pudong airport-hangzhou bus tickets in advance? Or can i buy it at the counter after arriving at the airport?

  6. admin says:

    Hello, Drea:
    You can purchase ticket through the ticket counter after you have arrived Shanghai Pudong Airport.

  7. sam says:

    I am first time visitor to Shanghai. Arriving at 10.15am. Can you please advise me the quickest way to get to shanghai-pudong-airport-to-hongqiao-railway-station.I am catching the Express train to Ruian. Can you tell me what time train leave from hongqiao railway station to Ruian.

    Regards

  8. Mark says:

    Hi Admin,

    I am flying to Shanghai via Pudong international airport. From there I need to meet up with a group travellers n guides at Hangzhou airport. Is there a direct bus rides for this ? or if u can advise best way to get to Hangzhou airport…appreciate your feedback.

    Thanks

    Mark

    • admin says:

      Hello, Mark:
      There is no direct bus running between Shanghai Pudong Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport. You should find a bus matching your schedule on this post and get off at the station of China Civil Aviation Ticket Office in Hangzhou from where you can take an airport bus for Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport.
      The last bus departs Station of China Civil Aviation Ticket Office at 21:00 and bus fare is RMB 15 Yuan.

  9. Dan says:

    Hi

    I am arriving in Pudong Airport on Sunday, Marc the 18th about noon and will properly be out of the gate about 1.00pm. I am traveling with infants(5 people in total) and properly a big trolley plus luagages.

    Would you recommend to
    1. take a taxi to Hong Qiao station and then train to Hangzhou?
    2. Or should I take this bus option?
    3. Or what does the taxi drive to Hangzhou cost?

    If I take this bus option what kind of standard can I expect on the bus? I mean is it local standard or western standard with toilet and air condition?

    • admin says:

      Dear Dan:
      It’s hard for me to make decision for you as I never traveled in your way.
      Considering you have 5 people and big luggage to travel with, it will not be enough by hiring one taxi as a standard taxi can accommodate 4 adults maximum. That means, it will not be economic to travel by taxi for you as minimum cost for two taxi will be RMB 1200 Yuan.
      Considering you will have to make some transfers to travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou by train, I would suggest you travel by direct bus. We have bus timetable on this post.
      Air condition is provided, however, I don’t know if there is toilet or not on the bus.

      • Dan says:

        Thanks for the answer, but in total would that save us time to get to Hangzhou since it is 2.5-3 hours with bus versus 1.5 hours with bullet train including transportation to Hong Qiao station and transfers?

      • Dan says:

        And do I need to purchase the bus tickets before I arrive in Pudong?

  10. Soaman says:

    Hi Admin

    My family(including infant) will arrive at Tuesday evening(around 5:00 pm)in Pudong airport and then can i find ticket for bus at 7:00 PM or 8:00 pm in airport for Hangzhou?

    • admin says:

      Hello, Soaman:
      As you can see on this post, the last bus leaves Pudong Airport for Hangzhou at 8pm, I am not sure if ticket will be available if you purchase it just 1 hour in advance.
      My colleague told me you have an 80% chance to successfully get the ticket.

  11. raimonda says:

    Hi Admin,

    am living since one week in HGH. In Juni am planing to make some flights frm PVG(Shanghai). Would you pls explain me frm where in HGH I can catch the transfer bus to PVG. The time table will be helpful as well.
    Can I buy the ticket for transfer bus in advance?for both direction?

    Regards
    Raimonda

    • admin says:

      Hello, there is no direct bus between the two airports. You can take a bus from Hangzhou Xiaohan Airport to Wulinmen firstly and then take another bus from Wulinmen Air Ticket Office to Pudong Airport.
      The first bus departs at 6:30am and the last bus departs at 4:30pm with an interval of 2 hours.
      Ticket price is about RMB 100 Yuan.

  12. yen says:

    hello, i wanna ask if i arrived in xiaoshan international airport and i wanna go to shanghai..what kind of transportation i can take and how much would that cost??please help me because this is my first time to china i don’t know anything.

    regards yen

    • admin says:

      Hello, Yen:
      I am sorry for answering you late.
      There is no direct bus running between Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport and Shanghai. You can take a taxi from Xiaoshan Airport to Hangzhou South Railway Station and then catch a high speed train there for Shanghai.

  13. Jasmin says:

    Hello,
    I would probably take the 1730 or 1830 bus in the late October 2012 when I reach Pudong airport. Would my chance of getting the bus tickets high?
    Thank you.

    • admin says:

      Dear Jasmin:
      Bus timetable from Pudong Airport to Hangzhou has been changed recently and bus you mentioned at 17:30 or 18:30 has been cancelled. Please check back this post for the latest timetable.
      It’s hard to predict ticket availability in the specified time. In the worst occasion, you can get a ticket for Hangzhou from Pudong Airport the day after your arrival.

  14. Jonathan says:

    What is the cost, convenience, and time one should allow for taking a taxi from PVG Shanghai airport to Hangzhou?

    • admin says:

      Hello, Jonathan:
      It’s hard to give you an exact costing on taxi travel. You should negoiate price with the driver.
      time duration would be 90-120 minutes.

  15. sandesh says:

    Hi,
    If we are carrying a big luggage, is it comfortable to travel in Long Distance Shuttle Bus from Shangai Pudong International Airport to Shangai ?

  16. sandesh says:

    Hi,
    If we are carrying a big luggage, is it comfortable to travel in Long Distance Shuttle Bus from Shangai Pudong International Airport to Suzhou?

  17. Ming says:

    Hi,

    Is there somewhere online where I can pre-buy my bus ticket from Pudong Airport to Hangzhou?

    If not, how do I go about pre-buying tickets?

    Thanks

  18. Minh says:

    Hi, I will arrive Shanghai Pudong Airport on 20 Nov., 14h30pm, our group 4 persons. My hotel in Keqiao, Shaoxing. Which way is better for me? Bus from Shanghai Pudong or Train from Shanghai Hongqiao?
    I can not find latest bus schedules from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Hangzhou. Can you send me? Thanks

  19. Minh says:

    Hi, I will arrive Shanghai Pudong Airport on 20 Nov., 14h30pm, our group 4 persons. My hotel in Keqiao, Shaoxing. Which way is better for me? Bus from Shanghai Pudong or Train from Shanghai Hongqiao?
    I can not find latest bus schedules from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Hangzhou. Can you send me? Thanks

    Reply

    • admin says:

      Hello, Minh:
      You can find the latest bus schedules from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Hangzhou on this post.
      It’s better to take a high speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station to Shaoxing. You can search http://www.chinatrainguide.com for train schedules.
      It takes just half an hour to travel from Shaoxing Train Station to Keqiao by a bus or taxi.

  20. Sunil Mohite says:

    Hi!

    I will be at Shanghai Pudong Airport 1400hrs on 06DEC2012 I have to go to Hangzhou. What will be a cheaper option for travel bus/train/taxi for two people.

    Thank you in advance!

  21. Deepak says:

    Hi Sunil,
    Even I am reaching Pudong on 3rd Dec, 2012, and want to travel to Ningbo.
    I will take Taxi to Hongqiao Staion and then Bullet Train.
    I think you should also travel by same route as the train is much faster to Hangzhou.

  22. Ms Ng says:

    hi, may i know how can i reach HangZhou airport from Shanghai Pudong airport ?

  23. admin says:

    Dear Ms. Ng:
    You can take airport bus to Hangzhou firstly(check this post http://www.transportinchina.com/questionandanswer/best-transport-from-shanghai-pudong-airport-to-hangzhou/)and then transfer to
    another bus from Hangzhou Wulinmen Bus Station to Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport.

  24. Lyn says:

    Hi,

    I will be reaching pudong Airport on 18 January at 6.30am. I have a few questions hope you can help me out.
    1. Is the long distance bus timetable shown on this website accurate as of now?
    If yes, where is the ticketing counter located inside pudong airport?
    2. I will be staying at crystal orange hangzhou which is near to the infamous Westlake.
    May I know if the 2 stops (huanglong stadium and wulinmen road) at hangzhou is near to the hotel I m staying?
    3. And last but not least in your opinion if I can spare 3 hours of traveling from pudong airport to hangzhou west lake, which is the best mode of transport?

    Thank you for your help and I look forward to hear from you.

    • admin says:

      Hello, Lyn:
      1. Bus timetable is correct until now. I am not sure if it will change by the time you come here. Most likley, it will not as this is a timetable for winter.
      2. Please get off at Wulinmen Station as it’s quite close to West Lake.
      3. Airport bus is the simplest option for you.

  25. Zakaria says:

    Hi Admin,

    I would take the opposite direction. (from Hangzhou to shanghai airport)

    Can you please advice me about the schedule and the place from to take a bus going from Hangzhou to shanghai airport.?
    thanks

  26. ali says:

    i would like to take a bus from pudong to hangzhou on the 9th of feb at 2pm are there any tickets still available and where can i purchase them, would it be ok if i buy them in advance say today or tomoro

  27. COLLET says:

    iS THERE A MAP OF PUDONG AIRPORT WHERE I CAN SEE WHERE I CAN BUY MY BUS TICKET TO HANGZHOU AND WHERE TO CATCH THE BUS
    THANKS

  28. Intern-Ship-Captain says:

    http://en.shairport.com/2012-11/09/content_15902908.htm

    Hello, I’ve been trying to figure out this myself, click the link above and click on the images to open an interactive map. It’s in Chinese only. As far as I know the bus stops are on the 2nd floor. I’ll post more info asap.

  29. selimski says:

    Dear Admin,

    where is the ticketing counter located inside the pudong airport?
    do I need to pay in cash, or credit card is OK?

    thank you for your help and I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

  30. sandy says:

    I wish to travel from Pudong Airport to Hangzhou by bus. Do I need to book ticket in advance?? Which website I can book my bus ticket??

  31. Mr.Steven Pereira says:

    Dear Admint
    Is there any long distance bus to changzhou from pudong international airport?
    Thank-you
    Rgds
    Steven

  32. Rochelle says:

    Hi!!

    I would arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport tomorrow at approximately 2.45pm. I am not sure if i could make it for the 3pm bus. If i missed the long distance bus, is the next bus at 4pm?

    Thanks
    Rochelle Chua

  33. Victor says:

    Dear Admin,

    I’m arriving to Pudong airport late in the evening (about 23:300)Do you know if there are any options to travel from Shanghai Pudong airport to Hangzhou at night, meaning from 20:00 to 8:40 when the bus is not available? Thanks in advance for the reply.

  34. Chong says:

    Dear Admin,

    I would take the opposite direction(from Hangzhou to Shanghai Pu Dong Airport).

    Can you please advise me the schedule and the place to take a bus going from Hangzhou to Shanghai Pu Dong Airport?

    thanks

  35. NAT says:

    How many buses company are operating in Pudong Airport to Hangzhou route ? Any luxury bus to recommend ?

    Thank You

  36. linhai says:

    I will arrive in Pudong, then take a bus to HangZhou. My final destination is Shaoxing, I will either take a taxi or my relative will come to Hangzhou to pick me up. For my case, which is the best bus station to get off in Hangzhou? Highly appreciated.

  37. amin says:

    Hi,
    I want to stay in one hotel in Hangzhou please introduce a good hotel with good price.
    Thanks
    Amin

  38. Harshad says:

    I am in Shaoxing and I need to Travel to Pudong Airport. Is there any direct buses available from Hangzhou to Pudong Airport.

    Thanks in advance

  39. cheng says:

    Dear Sir,
    I need to know the fastest mode of transport from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou airport. I need to be at the airport before 1 pm on the same day, so what earliest time should I start my journey?
    Thank you, hoping for an early response. I need to plan my journey.

  40. Nguyen says:

    Hello,
    I am arriving in Shanghai Pudong Airport and want to take the direct bus to Wulin Square (Hangzhou) as you recommended. Could you please tell me the number of that bus and how the sign is written in Chinese? Thank you in advance.
    By the way, is the bus schedule above still valid? I’m going there next month.

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