Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is located on the south bank of the Qiantang River in Xiaoshan District. It is 27 km (17 mi) from downtown Hangzhou. Xiaoshan Airport has domestic flights from and to more than 110 cities in China. There are regular international flights from and to more than 40 nations and regions.
Plan your travel to Hangzhou Airport using the helpful information we have provided below, which covers flights to Hangzhou, transport, amenities and services, and so on.
- Chinese: 杭州机场, Pinyin: Hangzhou Jichang
- Airport Code: IATA: HGH, ICAO: ZSHC
- Address: Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, China
- Terminals: Three terminals—T1, T3 (T1 and T3 are together considered Terminal B for domestic flights) and T2 (Terminal A for international flights, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)
Flights to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
As one of the 10 busiest airports in China, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport has flights connecting destinations throughout China as well as several countries all over the world.
As of 2017, Hangzhou Airport operated 62 airlines, including 31 domestic airlines, 6 regional airlines, and 25 international airlines, connecting 162 traffic sites, including 113 mainland sites, 6 regional sites, and 43 international sites.
Towards the end of December 2019, the airport announced a milestone — the arrival of 40 million passengers through 2019.
Domestic Flights to Hangzhou
- Beijing: Around 30 flights every day, which take about 2 hours and 20 minutes one way. The round-trip fare is around ~CN¥2,123–2,477 (US$300–350).
- Guangzhou: About 25 arrivals daily; a one-way trip takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes. The round-trip fare is around ~CN¥1,486 (US$210).
- Hong Kong: Around 7 flights a day, with about 2 hours and 20 minutes of flying time. The round-trip cost is around ~CN¥3,043 (US$430).
- Chengdu: About 17 arrivals per day, with a flying time of about 1 hour and 40 minutes one way. The full fare is around ~CN¥2,264–2,477 (US$320–350).
- Shenzhen: Around 24 flights a day, with a flying time of 2 hours one way. The round-trip fare is about ~CN¥1,698–1,840 (US$240–260).
- Xi’an: About 14 flights every day, with around 2½ hours of flying time. The round-trip fare is around ~CN¥1,415–1,769 (US$200–250).
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International Flights to Hangzhou
There are regular flights between Hangzhou and cities like Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Sydney, Seoul, Los Angeles, and Dubai.
- Kuala Lumpur: 1 AirAsia flight every day. Travelers can fly to Guangzhou or Beijing first, after which they can board a connecting flight to Hangzhou.
- Bangkok: 1 AirAsia flight daily. Passengers could consider flying to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, or Kunming first, and then board a connecting flight to Hangzhou.
- Sydney: 3 arrivals a week, with about 11 hours of flying time.
Hangzhou Airport Transportation
The most convenient and hassle-free way to travel from Hangzhou Airport to the urban area is to take a private transfer with us. A private driver and a guide who speaks your language will meet you at the gate. If this does not work for you, we also recommend taking the shuttle bus or taxi. While there is no airport metro as of now, three lines are under construction, the anticipated completion date of which is June 2020.
Airport shuttle buses cover more than 10 routes from the airport to Hangzhou city center and over 20 routes to the cities nearby. The waiting room is located at Gate 8 of the arrival hall, and the bus starts after it is full.
Here are some popular lines for your reference:
- To Hangzhou East Railway Station, it takes around 30 minutes one way, and the daily operating time is from 07:30 to 01:20. Buses are available at intervals of 15 minutes between 08:30 and 22:00, and every 30 minutes otherwise. The fare is ~CN¥21 (US$3) per ticket.
- To Wulinmen (downtown Hangzhou), the journey lasts about 55 minutes and the first bus starts at 07:30. Buses are available at 15-minute intervals between 08:30 and 22:00, and at 30-minute intervals between 22:00 and 02:00. The price is ~CN¥21 (US$3).
- To Hangzhou Railway Station, it takes around 35 minutes. Buses ply at 30-minute intervals between 07:30–20:30, and the fare is ~CN¥21 (US$3) per person.
- To Ningbo, the bus journey lasts around 2 hours. Buses run from 10:20 to 20:30 daily, every 1 hour 20 minutes. The fare is around ~CN¥85 (US$12).
- To Yiwu, it is about a 2-hour journey. Buses ply between 08:40 and 23:00 at 40-minute to 1-hour intervals. The fare is ~CN¥64 (US$9).
- To Wuzhen (TongXiang), it takes around 2 hours one way. The first bus operates at 09:10 while the last bus plies at 21:10, at 30-minute to 1-hour intervals. The fare is around ~CN¥50 (US$7) per ticket.
You can opt to take a taxi from the airport to the downtown area. The waiting area is outside the arrival hall of T3. It is a 40–50-minute ride to Wulin Square (downtown Hangzhou) at around ~CN¥142 (US$20) one way. If you wish to go to Hangzhou East Railway Station, it takes around 40 minutes and costs about ~CN¥106 (US$15) per ride.
Amenities and Services
Taking passengers' convenience into consideration, Hangzhou Airport provides plentiful services and facilities such as WiFi, lounges, restaurants, airport hotels, free drinking water, foreign currency exchange, ATMs, luggage storage, etc.
The Airport Hotel at Konggang Avenue, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, provides free shuttle buses to travel to and from the hotel and the terminal (a mere 5-minute journey). Zhejiang Travel Hotel in Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (close to No. 1 Road) provides a free shuttle bus service as well, which also takes around 5 mins.
Useful Tips about Hangzhou Airport
- Check-in time: It is recommended you arrive at the airport 3 hours and 30 minutes ahead of an international flight and 2 hours before a domestic flight.
- 144-hour visa-free policy: It is possible to enter the country for up to 144 hours (6 days) without applying for a Chinese travel visa. This will give you a taste of the local culture and life in Zhejiang Province (Hangzhou), Jiangsu Province (Suzhou), and Shanghai.
Exploring Hangzhou with China Travel
Hangzhou West Lake
Hangzhou is famous for the West Lake, local Longjing tea, the historical Lingyin Temple, and Alibaba‘s headquarters.
If you are planning a tour of Hangzhou, get in touch with us to explore the old and new parts of this city accompanied by a guide and private driver. See our most popular Hangzhou tours below for inspiration:
- 4-day Essence of Hangzhou Tour including the Famous Wuzhen Water Town
- 5-day Classic Hangzhou and Shanghai Tour
Alternatively, contact us and we will tailor-make a unique Hangzhou tour for you. We look forward to serving you!