Getting Around

To get around in Hangzhou is very easy because of its well organised public transportation system and the availability of taxis. The fare of a taxi or bus ride is modest and works very smooth. If things goes as planned a subway will start to run in the year 2010 which will further improve the possibillities of getting around.

Taxis are very common and you pay ten yuan for the first kilometre and then additional two yuan per kilometre. These prices are the same in any taxi as they are requiered by law, lowest fee are allways ten yuan, however. Another good thing to know is that fees are paid per kilometer and not per time unit. To get a taxi in rush hours in the morning or in the afternoon is the same as elsewhere; patience will be a good friend.

Due to the extensive public bus network in Hangzhou it’s always easy to get around by public transportation. There are some differences though among the buses which makes it even easier to ride public. Buses marked with a K i.e. with numbers prefixed with a K are nicely air conditioned. Buses marked with a Y are routes taking you to different tourist sites. The buses run all day long. All other buses operates as buses do in great cities.

By “Water bus”
Another very thrilling possibility is to take the “water bus” down the beautiful Grand Canal, a
trip that takes approximately 30 minutes.
Picture yourself on a boat on a river that has been travelled by thousands of thousands of people
through almost thousand of years and now you are one of them.

A subway system has been approved by the central government and the first two lines is exepted to run in 2010.

Main Post Office
The main post office can be found on Huancheng Dong Lu north of the railway station there.