Hangzhou Long-Distance Bus

 There are five bus stations in Hangzhou including Passenger Transport Central Station (namely Jiubao Passenger Transport) and South, West, North and East Railway Station Highway Bus Station. There is also the Hangzhou Tourist Center that has buses mainly to tourist cities or attractions around. 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. Passengers can buy tickets for all bus stations in each station.

 Passenger Transport Central Station (Jiubao Passenger Transport)
Chinese Name: 杭州客运中心站 (杭州九堡客运中心)
Hangzhou Center Bus Station is located in Jiubao Town in the east of the city. It is the largest long-distance bus station in Zhejiang Province. The main building has two levels. To the right of the entrance, there is the baggage dispatch office. Passengers can have their baggage dispatched and claimed here. Ticket offices are all on the second floor, there are two ticket halls with more than 30 ticket windows. After buying the ticket, one can reach the waiting hall on the first floor by the escalator.

The Passenger Transport Central Station is far away from the downtown area, but it is near to the Xiasha High Education Area. Subway Line 1 will connect with downtown area and there are 11 buses between the station and other areas in the city. At present, it takes more than 30 minutes to drive there, the taxi fare from Wulinmen would cost more than CNY30.
Destination: Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuzhen, Ningbo, Shaoxing, Hefei, etc.
Location: Jiubao Town, Jianggan District
Bus routes: B支4 (Through), 69, 100, 101, 104, 111, 314, 328, 508, 684, 848
To Hangzhou Railway Station: Subway Line 1, Bus 508.
To South Railway Station: Bus 328.
To West Bus Station: B支4 (Through)
To North Bus Station: Bus 69.
To Tourist Center: Bus 101.

 South Bus Station
Chinese Name: 杭州汽车南站
South Bus Station is located on Qiu Tao Lu, Shangcheng District. It is only 1.2 kilometers away from Hangzhou Railway Station, passengers can get to the railway station easily. There are more than 300 buses leaving from the station everyday. Passengers can get to destinations in Zhejiang, Guangdong and Fujian Provinces, including Yiwu, Wenzhou, Dongyang, Lishui, Ruian, Zhuji, Jinhua, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Putian, etc.
Location: 407, Qiu Tao Lu
Bus routes: 14, 44, 864, 836, 808, 196, 39, 59, 20, 202, 216, 327, 71, 566, 864
To Railway Station: Bus 39.
To North Bus Station: Bus 516.

 West Bus Station
Chinese Name: 杭州汽车西站
Located on Tian Mu Shan Lu, West Bus Station was opened for use on Oct. 1st, 2002. There are more than 340 buses leaving here daily. In this station, you can take buses to Tonglu, Chun’an, Xin’anjiang, Longyou, Quzhou, Jiangshan, Changshan and Kaihua in Zhejiang Province. For Anhui Province, you can find buses to Shexian, Tunxi and Mt. Huangshan. For destinations in Jiangxi Province, you can find buses to Nanchang, Jingdezhen, Shangrao, Jiujiang, Boyang and Yushan. And buses to Wuhan, Hubei Province can also be found here.
Location: 357, Tian Mu Shan Lu
Bus routes: B支2, B支4(Through), Y13, 49, 70, 91, 102, 179, 193, 213, 310, 356, 502, 506, 598, 823, 830, 853
To Railway Station: Bus 49.
To North Bus Station: Bus 91.
To Tourist Center: Bus 830/13/Y13.

 North Bus Station
Chinese Name: 杭州汽车北站
North Bus Station covers an area of 76.28 mu (13 acres), and it has 18 ticket windows. About 600 coaches depart from here to cities and counties in the north part of Zhejiang Province as well as some inter-provinces buses to Anhui, Jiangsu, Henan, Hubei, Shandong, Beijing, etc.
Location: 758, Mo Gan Shan Lu
Bus routes: B支1, 15, 67, 69, 76, K91, 95, 188, 192, 204, 313, 333, 348, 372, 634, 637, 516, 588, 831.
To Railway Station: Bus 95, 188.
To Passenger Transport Central Station: Bus 69.

 Hangzhou Tourist Center
Chinese Name: 杭州旅游集散中心
Hangzhou Tourist Center is located in Huanglong Sports Centre. Passengers can take buses directly to scenic sights around the city rather than having to transfer for times to get to the destination, such as Zhoushan, Shanghai, Quzhou and Huangshan.
Destinations: Zhoushan (Putuo Mountain), Shanghai (Pudong International Airport), Quzhou, Mt. Huangshan, Keqiao, Anji, Hengdian and Tonglu.
Location: 3, Huang Long Lu (inside the Huanglong Sports Center)
To Railway Station: Bus 21.

 Hangzhou East Railway Highway Bus Station
Chinese Name: 火车东站公路客运站
The East Railway Station Highway Bus Station, located on the east square of the East Railway Station, operates bus lines to eight places around Hangzhou. Passengers who want to Tonglu, Xinanjiang, Qiandao Lake, Anji, Zhuji, Keqiao, Zhoushan and Dongxiang can find bus at this station. Everyday, about 60 buses are available daily altogether. The operation time of the bus station is from 07:30 to 17:30.
Location: G Floor, north side on East Square of East Railway Station
Bus & Subway Routes: 93, 107, 108, 123, 124, 320, 864, Subway Line 1

 Transportation among bus stations:
Besides using city-buses, passengers could easily take the inter-stations shuttle bus  between these four long-distance bus stations.
 Passenger Transport Central Station⇔South Bus Station
Operating hours: 06:30~17:00 at Passenger Transport Central Station; 07:30~18:00 at South Bus Station
Interval: 15 minutes
Ticket fare: CNY3
 Passenger Transport Central Station⇔West Bus Station
Operating hours: 06:30~17:00 at Passenger Transport Central Station; 08:00~18:30 at West Bus Station
Interval: 15~30 minutes
Ticket fare: CNY3
 South Bus Station⇔West Bus Station
Operating hours: 08:20~18:30 at South Bus Station; 06:00~17:00 at West Bus Station
Interval: 15 minutes
Ticket fare: CNY3
 South Bus Station⇔North Bus Station
Operating hours: 08:00~18:30 at South Bus Station; 06:50~17:20 at North Bus Station
Interval: 15 minutes
Ticket fare: CNY3

 By City-Bus

 Bus Categories:
Downtown Lines: Mainly from 1 to 96 with some exceptions.
Night Lines: From 201–251
Suburban Lines: 300–498, 700–799 with some exceptions.
Micro Bus Lines: 801–879 with some exceptions.
Mini Bus Lines: 801–879 with some exceptions.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Lines: Lines that start with the letter “B”, such as B1, B2, B支1, B支2, etc.
Tourist Lines: Y2, Y6, Y8, Y9, Y10

 Operating Hours:

In general, buses in the downtown area run from 05:00 to 22:30. Some suburban lines stop as early as 17:30 or 18:00. The night lines from 201 to 251 run from 21:30 p.m. to 05:30 a. m.

 Ticket Fare:
Most of the city-buses charge CNY1–3 per person. There is a discount on the normal ticket fare when paying with a Transportation Smart Card. Most of the buses are self-service with no refund for overpayment, so passengers need to prepare the exact small change beforehand. Each child who is accompanied by an adult can take bus for free if he/she is below 4ft (1.3m).

 Tourist Bus Lines
Hangzhou is a world famous tourist city, with many scenic spots scattered throughout the city. The tourist lines will take you to most of the scenic spots. Passengers can also take the convenient city bus to tour around the city. At present, there are 5 tourist lines.