Beijing
1280 km
Hangzhou
Departure station:
Fengtai, Beijing, China
Dongcheng, China, 100005, Beijing, China
Lianhuachi Donglu, Fengtai District, Beijing, China
Arrival station:
East Station
Tiancheng Lu, Jianggan District, Hangzhou, China
Brand name
Train type
Travel time
Price from
Departures
Rating
China Railway
China Railway
Comfort night train
14 hrs 21 min
$93
1
97.00%
Bullet train
4 hrs 35 min
$131
10
94.30%

It seems like a 1280-km (795-mi) journey can't be anything but a nightmare (unless you choose to travel by plane, of course). But a train ride along the Beijing to Hangzhou railway is a perfect example, illustrating that not everything is as simple as it seems. Although the promised flight time is only 2 hours 15 minutes, don't forget that you need to get to the airport a couple of hours before boarding, plus need extra time to reach the remotely located airport. While a fast Beijing to Hangzhou Fuxing train can take you between the city centers in just 4 and a half hours, providing the same level of comfort (if not more) than a modern plane!

Timetable & Train information

Lowest train ticket cost:
$93
Departures:
11
Earliest departure:
07:15
Latest departure:
19:08
Shortest travel time:
4 hrs 35 min
Longest travel time:
14 hrs 21 min
9.5 / 10 based on 18 reviews

Beijing to Hangzhou Train Review & Rating

The journey was something to enjoy, not tolerate as I feared at first. Would definitely travel by train again.

Hannah Richardson about traveling from Beijing to Hangzhou