Travel Guides

Getting Around in HANGZHOU

Buses – The bus network here is extensive. Public transport is cheaper than taxis while special buses also ply during the night.

Taxis – Taxis allow quick and comfortable travel around the city. The green colored taxis are easily identifiable and available.

Trains – The railway network is extensive and is well connected within Hangzhou. Spread across 200 kms, this network allows long distance travel at reduces rates.

Water bus – Ferry service connects the West lake Plaza and the Gongchen Bridge. Passenger boats run along the Grand Canal.

Bikes – Public bikes are available here. Shops that give out these bikes are located across the city. Bikes can be hired in this bike-friendly city. Roads have special lanes for bikes making it a quick mode of travelling.

Bicycles - These can be rented from the numerous bike shops.

How to Reach HANGZHOU

By Air

The Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport connects Hangzhou to international cities such as Singapore, Amsterdam, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Bangkok, among others.

By Road

Hangzhou has 4 bus stations. Also note that the direction of the end location corresponds to the bus station's name, e.g. East bus station to go to Shanghai.

By Rail

Hangzhou Train Station, the main train station for this city, connect this city to other important cities in China like Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou by high speed trains such as ‘G’ train, CRH.

By Water

Ferries connect Hangzhou to Beijing.

Visa Requirements for CHINA

UAE passport holders travelling to China can enjoy a visa-free stay for a period of 30 days. The same applies to the citizens of Seychelles, Serbia, Barbados and Ecuador. However, Indian, Pakistani, Filipinos, Egyptian, Bangladeshi and Iranian expats living in UAE must apply for the Chinese tourist visa.

The general requirements of Chinese Tourist Visa are:

• Valid Passport
• A duly filled in and signed visa application form.
• Passport-sized Photog...

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