Considering that the cities of Hangzhou and Beijing are located 1280 km (795 mi) apart, it seems hard to imagine a faster way to travel between them than taking a plane. And still, unbelievable as it seems, a trip on an astonishing Fuxing train running between the cities takes less time than a flight! The plane travel time alone exceeds 2 hours, and if you add a mandatory couple of hours at the airport before departure and the time you need to reach the airport, nestled outside the city limits, you get that your journey will take 5-6 hours at best. While an Hangzhou - Beijing high-speed train can cover the distance between the cities in just four and a half hours, providing unparalleled comfort and an extensive timetable. What is more, it departs/arrives at the stations in the city centers, saving you quite a lot of time on getting around the city.