Hangzhou to Shanghai

Hangzhou to Shanghai

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Transportation from Hangzhou to Shanghai

How to get from Hangzhou to Shanghai

When you want to get from Hangzhou to Shanghai, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about CNY 2,647. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as CNY 63.

How far is Hangzhou from Shanghai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hangzhou to Shanghai. Your trip will be a total of 127 miles (203 km). The flying distance is 129 miles (207 km).

How long does it take to get from Hangzhou to Shanghai?

The travel time from Hangzhou to Shanghai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 29 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Hangzhou to Shanghai?

The cost of the trip from Hangzhou to Shanghai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is China Railway (中国铁路): travelling by train expect to pay as low as CNY 63 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as CNY 2,647.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Hangzhou to Shanghai:

  • Train tickets - CNY 63 to CNY 2,645;
  • Plane tickets - CNY 563 to CNY 968;

How many trips per day are there between Hangzhou and Shanghai?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 453 trains per day.
  • Flights from Hangzhou to Shanghai depart during the day - there are approximately 3 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Hangzhou to Shanghai. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is CNY 563.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Hangzhou to Shanghai
Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Jiangxi Air, Juneyao Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Yangtze River Express


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Hangzhou to Shanghai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hangzhou to Shanghai? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.