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Anybody planning on attending the World Expo in Shanghai?

  1. lilyrock profile image33
    lilyrockposted 8 years ago

    I am a backpacker  who like to travel a lot but I have not travel to China before.

    I know there will be a Mega Event next year in Shanghai, The World Expo, and i am thinking of participating it!! as i feel that it would be a memorable experience.

    I am planning my itinerary now and I have some doubt, I hope someone could help me with it.

    1.    Which transport should I take to go to Hangzhou as I heard is near, but how near is it? Can I take a bus?
    2.    Can I get back on the same day as I do not wish to spend another Hotel Charges?

    Hope i would get a reply soon!!

    1. China Today profile image55
      China Todayposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      I read your post by chance. And I am glad to help you.

      I am living in Shanghai now so you can feel free to contact with me if you have any questions or need help here.

      1.    Which transport should I take to go to Hangzhou as I heard is near, but how near is it? Can I take a bus?
      ----> Yes, Hangzhou is near from Shanghai, and you can visit there conveniently by bus or train. It takes you about 2 hours from Shanghai to Hangzhou by train. And about 3 hours by bus. You can go there at anytime.

      2.    Can I get back on the same day as I do not wish to spend another Hotel Charges?
      ----> Yes, but I suggest you stay at Hangzhou one or two days. Cause there are somes places like Westlake or somewhere that worthy your time and we have some hotels very cheap, about 20 dollors per day.

      Hope it is helpful !

  2. Maria666 profile image34
    Maria666posted 8 years ago

    Hello Lala,

    I just Google it, found that from Shanghai to Hangzhou it need a 2 hours Transportation time, so i think that if you want come back on the actual day is fine. So don't worry!!.

    The transportation from Shanghai to Hangzhou, you can take train, long-distance bus, or by plane.

    Below is the information i got from a FAQ on Web.

    By Air

    Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH), located in Xiaoshan District about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) away from downtown Hangzhou.

    Ticket Office:
    No. 390, Tiyuchang Road, Hangzhou
    No. 193, Qingchun Road, Hangzhou

    CAAC Inquiry Number: 0571-85154259

    There are airport shuttle buses between Wulin Men, the city center and the airport. One-way fares are about 15 Yuan per person; Taxis cost about 120 Yuan one way. High-speed buses direct to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) directly can be found at the Wulin Men CAAC Ticket Office. Every day six buses run between Hangzhou and Shanghai from 6: 00 to 15:00. The bus fare is approximately 85 Yuan one-way.

    There are also buses heading for Xiaoshan City (CNY 15), Shaoxing City (CNY 30) and Yiwu City (CNY 60).

    By Train

    National arterial railways connect Hangzhou with cities all around China. Trains from New Train Station or East Train Station reach more than 20 cities directly, including Beijing (1650 kilometers), Shanghai (200 kilometers), and Xian (1550 kilometers) and so on. Tens of thousands of passengers are carried every day. Many travel agencies and hotels will book train tickets. Tourists are encouraged to book soft sleeper tickets for long distance trips and soft seat tickets for travel to nearby cities such as Ningbo (170 kilometers), and Shanghai.

    And also there are altogether several air-conditioning tourist trains shuttling between Hangzhou and Shanghai. With a whole distance of about 180 kilometers (112 miles), the ticket costs about CNY 25 per person.

    Ticket Office
    Wulinmen Ticket Office: No. 199, Wulin Road
    Huansha Road Ticket Office: No. 147, Huansha Road

    Railway Station Inquiry Number:
    0571-87829424 (New Train Station)
    0571-86450514 (East Train Station)

    By Long-distance Bus

    There are four big shuttle bus stations in Hangzhou including East Bus Station, South Bus Station, West Bus Station, and North Bus Station. The convenient highway network can lead to Qingdao in Shandong Province to the north, Shenzhen in Guangdong Province to the south, Yichang in Hubei Province to the West, and Zhoushan to the East.

    You can buy bus tickets in the bus stations directly.
    East Bus Station: No. 215, Genshan East Road
    South Bus Station: No. 407, Qiutao Road
    West Bus Station: No. 89, Tianmushan Road
    North Bus Station: No. 758, Moganshan Road
    And also, you can buy tickets in the Construction Bank of China in Hangzhou.


    Hope i have provide enough info for you!!

    Take care

  3. Shelly Bryant profile image75
    Shelly Bryantposted 8 years ago

    I will be at the Expo.  I've already got my tickets reserved.  I live in Shanghai half the year, and Singapore the other half.

    Travel to Hangzhou is very convenient.  I would suggest taking the train.  And it is no problem to make the trip in a day.

    You will really like Hangzhou, I think.  Also, if you have time, you might want to visit Suzhou as well, another nearby city.  The old saying is, "Above the sky there is heaven; below there is Suzhou and Hangzhou."   Both are very beautiful, and very worth visiting.

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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    yes i like to visit it