Hangzhou travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hangzhou

With a population of 6.24 million, Hangzhou is the largest city in Zhejiang, China by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Hangzhou

Hangzhou in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 90
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hangzhou in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 90
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Hangzhou in July, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 1 °C, with an average temperature of 4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 210 mm. In contrast, December is usually the driest month of the year in Hangzhou, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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How to Get to Hangzhou


When flying to Hangzhou, you’ll arrive at Hangzhou (HGH), which is located 17 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Hangzhou from Canada departs from Calgary and takes around 26h 45m.


Located 6 km from the city centre, Hangzhou is the busiest station in Hangzhou. Another popular train station is Hangzhou Hangzhou East Railway Station, located 5 km from the centre.


Hangzhou’s bus station is located 4 km from the downtown.

Airlines serving Hangzhou

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,061 reviews)
Air France
Good (829 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,255 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,197 reviews)
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Austrian Airlines
Good (400 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (4,009 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (754 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
Good (589 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (320 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (287 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (140 reviews)
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Where to stay in Hangzhou

Average rates range from around C$ 87 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 201 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Hangzhou, with prices from C$ 15 to C$ 1,030 per night. City Centre is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Hangzhou are about 35% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Hangzhou

Most booked hotels in Hangzhou

Grand Hyatt Hangzhou
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 287+
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 151+
Shangri-La Hangzhou
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 164+
Huachen International Hotel
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 67+

Renting a car in Hangzhou

Expect to pay C$ 1.61 per litre in Hangzhou (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.24 and C$ 25.65. The most frequently booked car type in Hangzhou is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Volkswagen Jetta or similar) are, on average, 40% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.