How to Get to West Lake


This article is a guide about West Lake transportation( how to get to West Lake Hangzhou), and it tells you where West Lake is(Hangzhou location), and give you step-by-step-guide about  from Hangzhou East Train Station to West Lake, Hangzhou Train Station to West Lake, and Hangzhou Airport to West Lake.
 

Where is West Lake


West Lake is the best scenery in Hangzhou and a must-visit place in Hangzhou, and one of the most beautiful lakes in China. West Lake lies in the west of Hangzhou, and it covers an area of 6. 38 square kilometers.

West Lake(location) is located in No. 1, Longjing Road, Xihu district, with convenient transportation, accessible by Hangzhou metro, public bus, and taxi.

West Lake Hangzhou is free to go, because it doesn't have entrance ticket. And you could enter West Lake from everywhere. But some attractions and activities inside West Lake have charges.
 

How to get to West Lake from Hangzhou Train Station

get to west lake from hangzhou railway station
(Map of  West Lake Transportation from Hangzhou Railway Station)

Hangzhou Train Station is located in the east of West Lake, and it is only 3 km from Hangzhou Train Station to West Lake. Travelers could get to West Lake from Hangzhou Train Station on foot, by public bus, by metro, or by taxi.

► Option 1: get to West Lake from Hangzhou Train Station on foot:

From Hangzhou Train Station to West Lake on foot: it is only 3 km, and you could walk to the west direction, then you would get to Yongji Park on the east side of West Lake.

Option 2: get to West Lake from Hangzhou Train Station by metro:

Take metro Line 1 ( to Linping direction) from in Chengzhan metro station(城战) in Hangzhou Train Station(杭州站) to Fengqilu(凤起路), through 3 stops, get out from Exit B, Fengqilu, then walk about 1.4 km to West Lake.

Option 3: get to West Lake from Hangzhou Train Station by public bus:

Take No. 7 public bus at Chengzhan(城战) bus stop around Hangzhou Train Station, get off at the Children’s Palace (少年宫)bus stop, then walk about 500 meters to West Lake.

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How to get to West Lake from Hangzhou East Train Station


get to west lake from hangzhou east railway station
(Map of West Lake Transportation from Hangzhou East Train Station)

Hangzhou East Train Station is in the northeast of West Lake. From Hangzhou East Train Station to West Lake, the distance is about 12 km, and travelers could take metro, public bus, or taxi to West Lake.

Option 1: get to West Lake from Hangzhou East Train Station by metro:

Take metro Line 1 ( to Xianghu direction) from Hangzhou East Train Station to Fengqilu(凤起路), throught 5 stops, get out from Exit B, Fengqilu, then walk about 1.4 km to West Lake.

Option 2: : get to West Lake from Hangzhou East Train Station by public bus:

Take No. 28 public bus at Xizhan around Hangzhou East Train Station to Shengli Xinchu bus stop, through 10 stops, and walk about 1.5 km to West Lake.

Option 3: : get to West Lake from Hangzhou East Train Station by taxi:

From Hangzhou East Train Station to West Lake, it would take about 40 yuan ( $ 6) and half an hour.

 

How to get to West Lake from Hangzhou Airport

get to  west lake from hangzhou airport
(Map of West Lake Transportation from Hangzhou Airport)

Hangzhou Airport is in the east of West Lake, and from Hangzhou Airport to West Lake, the distance is about 32 km. Travelers could take taxi or take shuttle bus and metro to get to West Lake from Hangzhou Airport.

Option 1: Get to West Lake from Hangzhou Airport by taxi:

From Hangzhou Airport to West Lake, in a distance of 32 km, it takes about 115 yuan($ 18).

Option 2: Get to West Lake from Hangzhou Airport by shuttle bus+metro:

Take shuttle bus(Binjiang line-滨江线) to Jianglinglu(江陵路) metro station, then take metro Line 1 to Fengqilu(凤起路), get out from Exit B, Fengqilu, then walk about 1.4 km to West Lake.

Or take shuttle bus (Hangzhou Train Station line) to Hangzhou Train Station, then take metro Line 1 to Fengqilu(凤起路), get out from Exit B, Fenqilu, then walk about 1.4 km to West Lake.

 

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Hangzhou Airport Shuttle Bus & Hangzhou Metro


Hangzhou Airport shuttle bus

A ticket of Hangzhou Airport shuttle bus costs 20 yuan( $ 3). From Hangzhou Airport to Jianglinglu(江陵路) metro station, it usually takes about 35 min. From Hangzhou Airport to Hangzhou Train Station, it takes about 40 min.

Hangzhou metro

Hangzhou Metro Line 1 shuttles between Xianghu metro station(湘湖站)and Linping metro station(临平站), and its service time is from 6:00 to 22:40. From Xianghu metro station to Linping metro station, it takes about 1 hour.

Hangzhou Metro Line 1 goes through Hangzhou East Train Station, and Hangzhou Train Station, and it takes passengers to West Lake at Fengqilu(凤起路) metro station, and to Hangzhou Airport at Jianglinglu(江陵路) metro station.

How does it charge: 2 yuan for the first 4 km; the highest fare for a single trip is 8 yuan.

 

Car Rental Service


The above tips tells ways to get to West Lake Hangzhou from Hangzhou Train Station, Hangzhou East Train Station, and Hangzhou Airport, if you don't want to take public transportation, you could book car rental service for you. Wherever you are, and no matter where you are going to, we would offer private car rental service, convenient and comfort. It is suitable to those who are in big group, those who have high demands in transportation, and those who are in old ages.