Hangzhou East Railway Station is a highly modernized train station with thorough transferring facilities. It is also a large transportation hub with a subway station, bus stations, a coach station and an airport terminal.

Hangzhou East Railway Station is in the middle of the Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Line, and it is a departure station for the Ningbo–Hangzhou, Shangqiu–Hefei–Hangzhou and Huangshan–Hangzhou High-Speed Lines.

A platform at Hangzhou East Railway Station

A platform at Hangzhou East Railway Station

  • Name: Hangzhou East Railway Station (杭州东火车站)
  • Address: No. 185, Tiancheng Road, Jiang’gan District, Hangzhou ( 浙江省杭州市江干区天城路185号)
  • Station Size:15 platforms and 30 lines for normal/high-speed trains; three platforms and four lines for maglev trains
  • Subway: Metro Line 1 and Line 4

Popular High-Speed Trains to Other Cities

  • To Shanghai: There are over 20 bullet trains from Hangzhou East Railway Station to Shanghai/Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. It takes about 1 hour and costs 73 yuan per G-train’s second class seat.

  • To Beijing South Railway Station: There are 15 bullet trains available per day. It takes about 4½–6 hours and costs 538.5 yuan per G-train’s second class seats.

  • To Suzhou Station: There are over 15 bullet trains to Suzhou Railway Station. It takes about 1.5-2 hours and costs 111.5 yuan per G-train’s second class seat.

  • To Shenzhen North Railway Station: There are 7 bullet trains available per day. It takes about 10½ hours and costs 512 yuan per D-train’s second class seat.

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The Layout of Hangzhou East Railway Station

Hangzhou East Railway Station can be divided into three main areas: the squares (West Square and East Square), the station building, and the floor containing the platforms.

Square

There are two station squares at Hangzhou East: West Square and East Square.
They connect the station to different routes in different directions, such as Xianing Road (下宁路,eastward), Huan Zhanxi Road (环站西路, westward), Zhaojia Gang (赵家港, southward), and Tiancheng Road (天城路, northward).

Facilities:
1.You can find some barrier-free lifts in the squares.
If you arrive at Hangzhou East (at Basement 1), you can follow the signs to choose a lift to go straight outside of the station.
2.There are numerous shops in these two squares, such as a food court, book stores, and even hotels.

Main Building

The main building has five floors: three underground floors and two above ground.

  • F1 — platforms
  • Hangzhou East has 15 platforms and 30 lines for normal/high-speed trains, and three platforms and four lines for maglev (magnetically-levitated) trains.

  • F2 — Main Hall
  • F2 is the main hall at Hangzhou East. Each passenger need go through a security check before entering the main hall.
    Facilities: security checks, ticket windows, boarding gates, waiting areas, and shops (such as book stores and apparel store)

    South Arrival no.3 in Hangzhou East

    South Arrival no.3 in Hangzhou East

  • B1 — Arrivals
  • Passengers arrive at B1 in Hangzhou East Railway Station. Other forms of transportation are on this floor, allowing you to transfer directly to your destination.
    Facilities: check-out gates, ticket windows, a subway station, taxi stands, and exits

  • B2 and B3 — Subway
  • Metro lines 1 and 4 pass under Hangzhou East station.

Hangzhou East Railway Station's layout

Consign Your Baggage — China Railway Express (中铁快运)

If your baggage is overweight, you can choose to have it delivered via China Railway Express.

In Hangzhou East Railway Station, you can find the China Railway Express office in East Square (outside the main building).
Learn more about the baggage allowance and how to consign your baggage by reading Baggage Rules of China Rail.

Collect Tickets and Board Trains at Hangzhou East Railway Station

  1. Find a ticket window on F2 and collect your ticket(s)
  2. Get your paper ticket(s) and check which waiting area you should go to (this is detailed on the ticket)
  3. Check in 30 minutes before the departure time

Read this article to get some useful translated sentences that can help you during a train journey: 15 Useful Sentences for Train Travel
Learn more detailed information about train travel by reading: How to Collect Train Tickets in China, How to Board Train in China

Transportation Around Hangzhou East Railway Station

Transportation map around Hangzhou East Railway Station

As a large transportation hub, which can enable seamless transfers, there are many other types of transportation around Hangzhou East Railway Station for passengers to choose from.

Bus

Both squares of at Hangzhou East have bus stations. Tickets cost between fare 2 and 4 yuan. See the information detailed as below:

Buses in East Square

Available Buses

Bus Station Number

319

Station 1

320

Station 2

9

Station 3

107

Station 4

48

Station 5

93

Station 6

108

Station 7

123

Station 8

335

Station 9

598A

Station 10


Buses in West Square

Available Buses

Bus Station Number

33

Station 8

43

Station 6

20

Station 7

105

Station 2

106

Station 2

28

Station 3

31

Station 4

179

Station 9

597

Station 1


BRT in West Square

Available Buses

Bus Station Number

B4

Station BRT-1

B3

Station 5

B3C

Station 5

Hangzhou Subway

Two subway lines are available from Hangzhou East Station: Line 1 and Line 4. You can find the subway station at B1/2/3.
Line 1 takes you to in the direction of West Lake.

Hangzhou Metro Line Network, click the map to see a larger map:

Hangzhou subway map

Coach Station

The coach station at Hangzhou East Railway Station is called “Hangzhou Changyun Coach Station (杭州长运公路汽车站)”.
It provides many routes to famous attractions in Hangzhou, such as Thousand Islet Lake, Wuzhen and Xitang Water Town.

It is located in East Square, and passengers can follow the signs in the railway station to get there.

“您好,请问杭州长运公路汽车站怎么走?”
“Hi, could you tell me how to go to Hangzhou Changyun Coach Station?”

Here are the coach timetables for some important routes:

Destinations

Number of Runs

Interval

Working Hours

Fare (yuan)

Tonglu County

13

40 minutes

07:40–19:00

50

Thousand Islet Lake

18

40 minutes

07:50–20:00

71

Anji County

21

30 minutes

07:20–19:20

40

Xin'an River

12

1 hour

08:00–19:50

60

Wuzhen

12

1 hour

08:25–18:05

31

Xitang Water Town

4

3 hours

08:35–16:35

45

Shanghai South Railway Station

1

N/A

14:15

70

Terminal Building to Go to the Airport from Hangzhou East Railway Station

There is a terminal building called the City Terminal Building of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (杭州萧山国际机场火车东站城市航站楼) in East Square. It is for travelers to buy airport tickets, check in, consign their baggage and take airport express buses.

Getting to Other Places from Hangzhou East

By Subway
  1. Take Metro Line 1 and get off at Chengzhan Station (城战)
  2. Leave via Exit A2 and walk about 190 meter to the station

By Taxi

It takes about 30 minutes and costs about 30 yuan

Go to Hangzhou Airport

Follow these steps for the fastest way to go to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport:

  1. Find the City Terminal Building of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport(杭州萧山国际机场火车东站城市航站楼) in East Square at Hangzhou East Railway Station
  2. Check-in
  3. Travelers can choose to check in and consign their baggage in the terminal building so that they don’t need to carry their baggage with them on the way to the airport.

  4. Take an airport express bus to the airport

You can find the airport express buses in two places — the details are shown below:

Location

Fare

First/Last Train Time

G floor at the railway station

20 yuan

05:45/20:45

Exit 16 in the terminal building

06:45/21:45


"您好,我要去机场。请问机场快线在哪里?"
"Hi, I want to go to the airport. Could you please tell me where the airport express buses are?"

Go to West Lake

West Lake

West Lake, Hangzhou

By Subway
  1. Take Metro Line 1 and get off at Longxiangqiao Subway Station (龙翔桥站).
  2. Walk about 670 meters to reach the scenic area at West.

The whole journey takes about 30 minutes and costs about 3 yuan.


By Taxi

It takes about 40 minutes and costs about 40 yuan.

Go to Gongshu District (拱墅区), the Downtown Area

By Subway
  1. Take Metro Line 1 to Datieguan Subway Station (打铁关站).
  2. Walk about 580 meters to take bus 591 at Wenhui Bridge West Station (文晖大桥西站).
  3. 3.Get off at Gongchen Bridge Station (拱宸桥).

The entire journey takes about 57minutes and costs about 4 yuan.

  1. "你好,我要买一张去打铁关站的地铁票。"
    "Hi, I want to buy a ticket to Datieguan Subway Station."
  2. "请问591公车站在哪?"
    "Hi, could you please tell me where the bus 591 station is?"

By Taxi

It takes about 36 minutes and costs about 32 yuan.


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