30 km away to Xiaoshan International Airport of Hangzhou, 120 km to Beilun Port, a famous large port, and 230 km to Shanghai (the distance to Shanghai will reduce to 160 km and 90-minute drive after the passage of high speed being open to traffic in 2007), Shaoxing is the geographic center and traffic gorge of Zhejiang at the southern bank of Qiantang River, flourishing in highway, railway, water transportation and shipping.
Shaoxing is only 30 km away to Xiaoshan International Airport of Hangzhou . Tickets from Hangzhou to other places are available in the Ticket Center of Tonglian Civil Aviation, the address is No. 35, southern Jiefang Road, Shaoxing and the telephone number is 0575-5111382.
The Xiaoyong Railway traverses the city, 50 minutes to Hangzhou to its west and 1 hour and 40 minutes to Ningbo to its east. All the trains departing from Ningbo stop in Shaoxing Station. You can reserve train tickets from Hangzhou or Shanghai to various places of China in Shaoxing; the telephone number is 0575-8017925.
There are 5 long-distance bus stations in Shaoxing, including the Passenger transportation Center and Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Stations. At the Eastern Bus Station of Hangzhou , you can buy normal ticket for 10RMB and take a visit of Keyan on the halfway or take the bus of high speed for 18RMB, which is nonstop during its way to the long-distance passenger center of Shaoxing.
Shaoxing Long-distance Passenger Center
Address: Cangan Island, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province
There are over 20 bus lines in the urban area of Shaoxing. Among them, buses departing from the railway station include Bus No. 1 (to East Lake), 2 (to Da Yu Mausoleum and Incensory Peak), 4 (to Limushan) and 14 (to Yunxi); No. 7 and 10 go in a circle around the urban area, the beginning price generally costing 1RMB and the through one 2RMB, with a longer intervening time and earlier finishing time however. To outskirts (various towns and villages of Shaoxing County), you can take the middle bus at the Southern Bus Station or Northern Bus Station, which stand in the south and north of Shaoxing respectively.
Eastern Line of the Tourist Sightseeing Bus: from the railway station to Hou Mountain; via Residence of Zhou Enlai and East Lake; via Green Vine Study, Lu Xun Memorial, Shen’s Garden, Da Yu Mausoleum and Incensory Peak in return.
Western Line of the Tourist Sightseeing Bus: from the railway station to Orchid Pavilion; via Residence of Zhou Enlai, Lu Xun Memorial, Tower Mountain, Residence of Qiujin; via Residence of Xu Xiling in Dongpu, Stone Buddha of Sheep Mountain in return.
The beginning price is 5RMB within 3 km, above which it will cost 2.2RMB/ km. Since the city is not large, you can reach anywhere by taxi within the beginning price. However, it is relatively expensive to take taxi to visit attractions in the suburb, for example, it costs about 35RMB from urban area to Keyan.
Generally speaking, the beginning price is 2RMB, and it costs 4RMB for about 3 km, which is a bit cheaper than taking taxi. Most tricycle men are honesty, asking the same price to local people and outlanders.
Wu Peng Boat
The price is 40RMB/half hour, which can be reduced to 30RMB through bargaining. You can charter the boat at the river inside the gate of Keyan Scenic Spot or Keqiao Wharf of Keqiao Town.