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Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

How much does it cost to travel to Hangzhou?

You should plan to spend around $66 (¥474) per day on your vacation in Hangzhou. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (¥129) on meals
  • $8.24 (¥59) on local transportation
  • $47 (¥336) on hotels

A one week trip to Hangzhou for two people costs, on average, $929 (¥6,629). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hangzhou cost?

A one week trip to Hangzhou usually costs around $464 (¥3,315) for one person and $929 (¥6,629) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hangzhou on average costs around $929 (¥6,629) for one person and $1,858 (¥13,258) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hangzhou will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hangzhou on average costs around $1,991 (¥14,205) for one person and $3,981 (¥28,410) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Hangzhou has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hangzhou expensive to visit?

Hangzhou is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in China, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Hangzhou is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Ayutthaya or Pai.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Hangzhou Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hangzhou?

The average Hangzhou trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hangzhou travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥336 ($47)
Local Transportation 1 ¥59 ($8)
Food 2 ¥129 ($18)
Entertainment 1 ¥145 ($20)
Alcohol 2 ¥37 - 111 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Hangzhou
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hangzhou is $24 (¥168). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hangzhou is $47 (¥336). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Hangzhou

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Transportation Budget in Hangzhou
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hangzhou is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $8.24 (¥59) per person, per day, on local transportation in Hangzhou.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Hangzhou?

Typical prices for Transportation in Hangzhou are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hangzhou, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Local Bus for Two

Food Budget in Hangzhou
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hangzhou can vary, the average cost of food in Hangzhou is $18 (¥129) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hangzhou should cost around $7.22 (¥52) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hangzhou is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Hangzhou?

Typical prices for Food in Hangzhou are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hangzhou, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Breakfast Pastries
  • Pizza Hut Lunch

Entertainment Budget in Hangzhou
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Hangzhou typically cost an average of $20 (¥145) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Hangzhou
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $10 (¥74) on alcoholic beverages in Hangzhou per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Hangzhou
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.22 (¥1.57) on bottled water in Hangzhou per day. The public water in Hangzhou is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Hangzhou On a Budget
Hangzhou Hangzhou, China
Hangzhou is a city in Eastern China, about an hour by train from Shanghai, renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. Each year it attracts more than 20 million tourists who come to see what the city has to offer. Set amongst the natural scenery of lakes and mountains, Hangzhou is modern city that coexists with the old. Historic pagodas and cultural sites built around the central lake sit like they belong amidst the skyscrapers and bustling markets of today.
The big eye-catcher of Hangzhou is, by far, West Lake. Covering an area of about 2.5 square miles, the lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides. Because of its beauty and grandeur, West Lake has become a setting for many local legends. Whether you choose to watch the autumn moon glimmer on its surface, look for orioles singing in the willows, view fish in the flower pond, or appreciate its snow-covered bridges in winter, West Lake is a backdrop of natural beauty from all kinds of perspectives. The mountains add to the allure on a misty day, while surrounding structures like the The Leifeng Pagoda pay homage to the region's historical merit. From the top of the pagoda, visitors can capture a panoramic view of the lake below. The lake and its neighboring park areas are also host to shows and performances like the Impression West Lake Show in the Yuehu Lake Scenic Area, showcasing ancient folklore through dance and music.
The city itself is a hub for shopping and dining. It has become a commercial center with markets selling specialties like silks and satins, Hangzhou Longjing Tea (Dragon Well Tea), and other local handicrafts like parasols and fans. Qinghefang Street, one of the most famous historic streets in the city, reflects features of the Southern Song Dynasty with preserved buildings as a backdrop for the bustling atmosphere. The true commercial center, however, lies along Yanan Road which is home to many public buildings, mansions, theatres, department stores, and restaurants.

As far as cultural neighborhoods go, there are many ancient villages dotted throughout the region. Wuzhen Water Town, for example, boasts more than six thousand years of history and has always been a fertile land with abundant rice, fish and silk. 50 miles from the city, Wuzhen is set amongst picturesque scenery of wandering rivers. The charming town also has many shops, museums, and restaurants. Xitang Water Town is another famous village with a long history and cultural charm.

Beyond shopping, dining, and sight-seeing, Hangzhou is a city of culture and history. The Six Harmonies Pagoda, Grand Canal, and Tomb of General Yue Fei are just a few more of the city's most popular attractions. All three are located within the vicinity of West Lake, surrounded by the beauty of mountains and waterways. One could also spend an entire week of exploring museums with the collections that Hangzhou has to offer. Some of these include the China National Silk Museum, National Tea Museum, Southern Song Dynasty Kiln Museum, Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum, and the Zhejiang Provincial Museum. If that doesn't satisfy your cultural palette, there are many traditional villages throughout the region that put on cultural performances, serve local cuisine, and sell ethnic handicrafts. The Hengdian World Studios is also a neat place to see as it is the largest film studio in Asia, and the largest film and television series theme park in China.
Food and Dining
Though the Hangzhou dining scene consists of a mix of local cuisine, western fare, and eats from other parts of China there are some specialties native to the people of Hangzhou. Some of these include West Lake Fish in Vinegar Gravy, Braised Dong Po Pork, Beggar's Chicken, and Fried Shrimps with Long Jing Tea Leaves. Hangzhou also boasts a variety of local snacks like steamed stuffed buns, noodles with seafood, shrimp wontons, and smoked fish. Snack Streets are very popular for visitors to frequent, the most famous being He Fang Jie (Qing He Fang). Not only does this street feature some of the best ethnic food, but also teahouses, restaurants, antiques, and handicrafts. Some other great sources for dining include Hedong Road Snack Street, Jingzhou Road Snack Street, Gaoyin Street, Jin Jiang Seafood Snack Street, and Baochu Road Snack Street.

The nearest airport is Xiaoshan International Airport located about 17 miles (27km) from the downtown. It mainly serves Hangzhou and nearby cities like Huzhou, Shaoxing, Jiaxing, and Zhuji. Besides Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei, the international destinations include Singapore, Souel, Amsterdam, Pattaya, Phuket Island, Osaka, Tokyo, and Chiengmai. Domestic air routes to and from Beijing, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Xian, Kunming, Lhasa, and Xiamen are also available.

By train, there are three railways stations in the city: Hangzhou Railway Station, East Railway Station, and South Railway Station. High speed lines to and from Shanghai, Nanjing, Ningbo, and Changsha transport the most passengers.

Long distance bus stations include Passenger Transport Central Station (Jiubao Passenger Transport Center), West Bus Station, North Bus Station, South Bus Station and Hangzhou East Railway Highway Bus Station. There is also a city bus system that includes downtown lines, suburban lines, night lines, and Bus Rapid Transit routes.

Bicycle rentals and taxis are also available.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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