Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang Province, famous for the leisure life and good natural view. It is near to Shanghai and about 300 km to Mt. Huangshan. Both Huangshan and Hangzhou the major tourist cities in China. Therefore, when you travel to the East China, both are the must-visit cities.
How to get to Hangzhou from Huangshan? This is a frequently asked question for those who travel to Huangshan for the first time. There are a couple of ways, which is introduced as following.
There are two high-speed trains running through Hangzhou East Station (杭州东) and Huangshan North Station (黄山北) every day. The first train departs at 08:14 and the other departs at 13:50. The duration of this journey takes about 3 hours, and the ticket fare cost between 200 to 400 yuan depending on what kind of seat you take. Below is the time table for your referance.
|Train Code||Depart||Arrive||Duration||First Class Seat||Second Class Seat|
|G1517||08:14||11:15||3h1m||231 yuan||388.5 yuan|
|G1507||13:50||16:59||3h9m||231 yuan||388.5 yuan|
Although the train fare (based on 2nd class seat) is 2 times of the bus fare, it is more comfortable than bus, with wider seat and more space. The train runs more smoothly than bus. Besides, passengers can also walk for a while if they are too tired to sit for a long time.
Therefore, if your traveling time and tour itinerary can meet the train schedule, we do recommend you to take high speed train instead of bus.
Bus is a most convenient and fastest way as the transportatio from Hangzhou to Huangshan. But it is a little more expensive than taking the ordinary trains. Travelers can go to the Huangshan Tunxi Bus Station or the bus station in the Huangshan Scenic Area to buy bus ticket. And then get on the bus. It takes about 3 hours traveling from Huanshan to Hangzhou.
There are many buses departing from Huangshan to Hangzhou. The bus departs every half an hour. In addition, the buses leave the station from 6:50 to 17:50 and the price is between 100 Yuan to 120 Yuan, so you have to watch out the traveling time.