How to get to Hangzhou?

Air travel

International travelers may use either Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) or Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG).

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport has direct flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Macao, Seoul, Pusan, Tokyo and Osaka. However, some of these airlines may not offer daily flights to HGH, and the fare may be higher than their routes to PVG.

For all travelers taking a taxi, it is recommended you bring a copy of this map, along with the address to show taxi drivers where to go.

Document with a few Chinese phrases to help when taking a taxi or shuttle bus.

From HGH Airport to Zhejiang hotel (about 30 km)

  • By airport shuttle bus (recommended if you travel alone):

    RMB 15 yuan per person (one way) to Hangzhou City Center (Wulin Men); from there, take a taxi to the hotel, which costs about RMB 20 yuan. You may find more information about HGH at http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/zhejiang/hangzhou/airport.htm.

  • By taxi (recommended for two travelers): about RMB 120 yuan (one way)
From PVG Airport to Zhejiang hotel (about 200 km)

  • By airport shuttle bus or New Trunk Line (strongly recommended if you travel alone):

    RMB 85 yuan to Hangzhou City Center (Wulin Men); from there, take a taxi to the hotel which costs about RMB 20 yuan.
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    Note: You may return to PVG by airport shuttle bus. Simply take a taxi to the CAAC Ticket Office at Wulin Men. Shuttle buses leave daily between 6:00am and 3:00pm to Shanghai airports (PVG being the last stop). The bus fare is RMB 85 yuan (one way), and the travel time is about 2 hours. It is not necessary to purchase bus tickets in advance.

  • By taxi (not recommended if you travel alone): about RMB 1,000 yuan (one way)
  • By railway (not recommended unless you speak fluent Chinese because the railway station is about 50 km from PVG):

    Take a taxi (about RMB 140 yuan), or bus (No. 7 line) or magnetic suspended train and subway to Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Railway Station-South. Then, take one of the faster trains to Hangzhou (New Train) Station or Hangzhou Train Station-East. Rail ticket may cost RMB 50-75 yuan. Then, you hire a taxi to the hotel which costs about RMB 25 yuan.

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    1545 (to one of the two train stations: Hangzhou Train Station or Hangzhou Train Station-East)

Website for train schedules in China: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/.

More information about Shanghai New Railway Station can be found at: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/shanghai/transportation/train.htm.

Web site for PVG: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/shanghai/pudong-airport.htm.

For travel service in China, you may also contact http://www.travelchinaguide.com/. There is a 1-800 number for people in the UK, US and Canada.

Visa information

To apply for a visa to enter China at the Chinese embassies or consulates in different countries, all applicants should have:

  • a passport that is valid for six months after departure
  • a formal invitation from the organizer of the meetings
  • a visa issuing notification from certain Chinese authorities (in this case, the State Oceanic Administration)
As soon as you have registered for AST-10 and/ or ASW-3 and know your travel plans, please contact Megan Scanderbeg with this information so that the Local Arrangement Committee can prepare the two documents you need to apply for a visa.

For more details, please contact the Chinese Consulate in your country for more information.