Hangzhou Transportation – By Air

Hangzhou transportation by air is served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, which is located in the east of Hangzhou, about 30 miles away from the city center. For the question about how to get to Hangzhou, traveling to Hangzhou by air is the best choice, Being comfortable and time-saving. It is very convenient for tourists to choose air plane as the best way to get to Hangzhou, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport has many flights to major cities at home and abroad.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

As an important airport both in Hangzhou and China, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is the largest aviation port and one of the China’s top 10 international airports. The airport is home to 38 airline companies providing flights to 58 cities in mainland China, and the Hong Kong and Macao regions, as well as East Asia and Southeast Asia, including eight international and regional cities. It cooperates with Hong Kong International Airport since 2006. Hong Kong International Airport has an equity share of 35% in Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. Flights to and from Hong Kong and Singapore are also available. 

Airport Terminals

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is formed by two passenger terminals: the International Terminal A and the Domestic International Terminal B. Both of them are located in the same terminal building, which is easy for passengers to transfer between terminals. 

  • International Terminal A: The International Terminal A in Hangzhou Airport is home of all international flights, including the ones from and to the special administrative regions of China.
  • Domestic Terminal B: The Domestic Terminal B just serves the domestic and regional flights within Zhejiang province and the rest of the country. Note that the flights from and to the special administrative regions are hosted in the International Terminal A.

Visa-free Policy

In most cases, the transit visa exemption only allows the traveler to visit the province of their arrival. However, travelers entering China via Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Nanjing can travel within Shanghai, Zhejiang province, and Jiangsu province. From Jan. 30, 2016, 144-Hour Visa-Free Policy is available to facilitate passport holders of 53 countries and regions when making an international transfer via Xiaoshan Airport. Passengers can enter and exit from this airport, Nanjing Lukou Aiport or any port in Shanghai. 

Airport Facilites and Services

  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • Airport lounges
  • ATMs
  • Currency exchange
  • Duty free shops
  • Food and drink concessions
  • Information desk
  • Toilets
  • Luggage trolleys
  • Luggage storage
  • Lockers
  • Mobile chargers
  • Smoking allowed areas
  • Spa services
  • First aid station
  • Lost & found
  • Transit desk
  • Baggage information
  • Police station
  • Water dispensers
  • Business Centre
  • Tourist Advice
  • eLong Travel

Airport Contact

Find below several contact information regarding Hangzhou Airport:

Airport information: +86 8666 2404
Baggage information: +86 8666 24119
Lost & Found: +86 571 86662530
Address: 14th Road Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310021 CHINA
Phone: +86 571 85152575

Hangzhou Airport Transfer

Aiport buses and taxis are the major ways for travellers to get to the downtown area from the airport. At Hangzhou Airport there are several options regarding bus transportation to transfer to either Hangzhou city centre or to other popular destinations such as Shaoxing, Jinhua, Jianxing and many others. Check the information below for your Hangzhou airport transfer.

Airport Shuttle Bus

Hangzhou Airport counts with 20 shuttle bus routes which covers not only Hangzhou downtown, it also covers further destinations around Hangzhou city. It takes about 1.5 hours to the downtown of Hangzhou by airport shuttle bus. If you want to the West Lake directly, you can take the routes that can stop at Wulinmen or Hengzhan station. You can take the bus to Chengzhan and Hangzhou East Railway Station if you want to take train or high-speed train. By this bus lines, you’ll be able to safety transfer from Hangzhou Airport to several destinations within Hangzhou downtown. See the available information below:

Hangzhou Airport to Hangzhou downtown (Wulinmen Line)

Total Trip Time 45m
Stops  Hangzhou Railway Station, Grand Metropark Hotel and Wulinmen Aviation Ticketing Office.
Operating Hours From 05:30 am to 9:00 am (every 30 minutes), from 09:00 am to 17:00 pm (every 15 minutes), from 17:00 pm to 21:00 pm (every 30 minutes).

Hangzhou Airport to Xiaoshan downtown

Total Trip Time  50 minutes up to an hour 
Stops  Zhongshan Hotel, Hangzhou Railway Station, Hangzhou Airport Terminal.
Operating Hours From Hangzhou Airport: From 08:20 am to 20:00 pm.

From Xiaoshan: From 05:30 am to 09:00 (every 30 minutes), from 09:00 am to 17:00 pm (every 15 minutes), and from 17:00 pm to 21:00 pm (every 30 minutes).

Pinghai Road Line

Total Trip Time  70 m
Stops  Grand Metropark Hotel, Hangzhou Railway Station 
Operating Hours From 07:30 am to 14:00 pm (every 30 minutes), from 14:00 pm to the last scheduled flight departure. Please note that after 20:30 pm any bus stops at Hangzhou Railway Station.

Hangzhou Airport to Hangzhou East Railway Station

Total Trip Time 30 m
Stops  East Railway Station
Operating Hours From 07:30 am to 22:00 pm (every 15 minutes). After 22:00 pm: 22:30 pm, 23:00 pm, 23:30 pm, 00:10 am, 00.50 am and 01:20 am. 

Bus to Other Destinations outside Hangzhou

From Hangzhou Airport you can get to many more destinations not only within the city centre, also outside the municipality of Hangzhou.

Destination Total Trip Time Operating Hours
Jinhua 2.5 hours From 10:30 am to 21:30 pm
Jiaxing 110 minutes From 09:50 am to 18:55 pm
Shaoxing 90 minutes From 08:10 am to 21:20 am
Yiwu 120 minutes) From 10:00 am to 22:40 pm


  • Location: In order to board this bus, please move to the first level of the terminal building, outside the Arrivals Hall. All the buses depart from this point.
  • Fares: The general fare is of RMB 20.00 per passenger.
  • Ticket: You can purchase your ticket on board to the driver or at the Airport Shuttle Bus booths located at the end of the Arrivals Hall.


Taxi is the most convenient transport way if you are in a hurry or don’t want to wait for the bus. Also, it can get you anywhere you’d like to. It’s easy for you to find taxis in the airport. Passengers from domestic can exit at the Gate 10 and Gate 12 to the taxi passenger center, and international arrivals at the Gate 4 to get taxis. The estimated fares to transfer to Hangzhou city centre are of RMB 100.00 approximately, since the distance to downtown is of 35 kilometres.

Fares to destinations within Hangzhou city centre:

  • To Hangzhou Railway Station: RMB 100.00 (estimated transfer time is of 40 minutes).
  • To South Railway Station: RMB 70.00 (estimated transfer time is of 30 minutes).
  • To East Railway Station: RMB 74.00 (estimated transfer time is of 30 minutes).
  • To Wulin Square: RMB 120.00 (estimated transfer time is of 50 minutes).

Fares to other popular destinations:

  • Shaoxing: RMB 220.00
  • Jinhua: RMB 900.00
  • Jiaxing: RMB 600.00
  • Ningbo: RMB 680.00

Hangzhou Taxi Complain:+86 0571 96520

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