◆ Transportation Network


Launched in 2008, Hangzhou Public Bicycle program serves the purpose of providing a free public bicycle network for residents and tourists alike by acting as a complement to Hangzhou’s public transit network.


At present, there are over 8,000 taxis running in Hangzhou and getting around Hangzhou by taxi is the most convenient way to travel.


As an important tourism city, Hangzhou has well-developed public bus system. Public buses go virtually everywhere in the city proper. Tourists will find it a good way to get around Hangzhou by bus.


After more than five years’ construction, the first metro line Hangzhou — Line 1 was put into service on November 24, 2012. The opening of Line 1 made Hangzhou the 17th city in China to have a rapid transit system.


There are currently two railway stations in Hangzhou with Hangzhou East Railway Station one of the largest in the world and Hangzhou Railway Station one of the landmark structures in town.


Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is located on the southern shore of Qiantang River in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou and was opened for traffic on December 30, 2000.