A Travel Price Comparison for China Wuyuan vs. Hangzhou for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Wuyuan or Hangzhou?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Wuyuan and Hangzhou can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Wuyuan or Hangzhou?

Wuyuan

Wuyuan, China is a small city in the Jiangxi Province in the south central area of the country. The city acts as a transport hub for the province, with many main bus routes running through it. Wuyuan also acts as the main thoroughfare when traveling to local remote villages in the area. It is best to know some Mandarin as this region does not see many non-Mandarin speaking tourists, which also means you should expect some very friendly attention!

Hangzhou

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Shanghai, The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in China.


Which place is cheaper, Hangzhou or Wuyuan?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Wuyuan is $57, while the average daily cost in Hangzhou is $65. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Wuyuan and Hangzhou in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Wuyuan $26
    Hangzhou $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Wuyuan $52
    Hangzhou $46
Compare Hotels in Wuyuan and Hangzhou

Looking for a hotel in Wuyuan or Hangzhou? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Wuyuan


Hotels in Hangzhou


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Wuyuan $13
    Hangzhou $8.13

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Hangzhou

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Hangzhou:


  • Local Bus for Two
    $0.55

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hangzhou

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Hangzhou:

  • 2-Day Putuo Mountain Self-Guided Tour from Hangzhou by Private Transfer: $282
  • Hangzhou to Beijing Bullet Train Ticket with Local Private Transfer : $173
  • Hangzhou Private Transfer to Shanghai with stop-over at Wuzhen Water Town: $165
  • Hangzhou Private Transfer to Shanghai with Drop-off Options : $131
  • Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Private Transfer to QianDao Lake : $131
  • Private Transfer to Shanghai Pudong Airport from Hangzhou: $129
  • Enduring Memories of Hangzhou West Lake Show VIP Ticket with Private Transfer: $128
  • Private Transfer to Suzhou City from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport: $125
  • Hangzhou West Lake Impression Ticket with Private Transfer: $122
  • Private Transfer between Hangzhou City Center and Qiandao Lake : $121
  • Private Transfer to Shanghai City from Hangzhou: $119
  • Private Transfer to Suzhou City from Hangzhou: $113

Is it cheaper to fly into Wuyuan or Hangzhou?

Prices for flights to both Hangzhou and Wuyuan change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Wuyuan $20
    Hangzhou $18
Typical Food Prices in Wuyuan

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Wuyuan:


  • Gummy Candy
    $0.28
  • Cookies
    $0.69

Typical Food Prices in Hangzhou

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Hangzhou:


  • Breakfast Pastries
    $2.35
  • Pizza Hut Lunch
    $11

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hangzhou

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Hangzhou.

  • All Inclusive Night Tour with Impression West Lake Show VIP Ticket and Dinner: $117
  • VIP Seated Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show Tour with Authentic Dinner: $127
  • Private Amazing Hangzhou Airport Layover Tour with Lunch or Dinner Option : $170
  • Enduring Memories of Hangzhou West Lake Show VIP Ticket with Authentic Dinner: $191

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Wuyuan $19
    Hangzhou $20

Tours and Activities in Hangzhou

Here are a few actual costs in Hangzhou for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Hangzhou Private Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Tea Village: $199
  • West Lake Private Tour with Boat Ride and Enduring Memories Night Show VIP Seat: $242
  • 2-Day Huangshan Mountain Sunset Climb & Sunrise Camp Guided Tour from Hangzhou : $162
  • 3 days tour Shanghai Huangshan & Hangzhou by bullet trains: $830
  • 4-Hour Hangzhou City Private Customized Tour with Options: $112
  • 4-Hour Hangzhou Summit and Former Residence of Xueyan Hu Private Tour: $141
  • Best Price: Impression West Lake Show Ticket: $59
  • Best of A Comprehensive Tour of the City's Top Sights: $153
  • Cirque Du Soleil Ticket : $120
  • Customized Hangzhou Guided Tour Based on Your Interests: $145
  • Day Tour to Discover the Secrets of Hangzhou's Tea Culture: $161
  • Day tour to Enjoy the Picturesque Scenery in Hangzhou: $263

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Wuyuan $14
    Hangzhou $10


When comparing the travel costs between Wuyuan and Hangzhou, we can see that Hangzhou is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Wuyuan Expensive? and Is Hangzhou Expensive?.



When is the best time to visit Wuyuan or Hangzhou?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Wuyuan or Hangzhou in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Wuyuan as well as Hangzhou.

Wuyuan is around the same temperature as Hangzhou in the summer. The daily temperature in Wuyuan averages around 30°C (85°F) in July, and Hangzhou fluctuates around 29°C (85°F).

It's quite rainy in Hangzhou. Wuyuan receives a lot of rain in the summer. Wuyuan usually gets more rain in July than Hangzhou. Wuyuan gets 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain, while Hangzhou receives 129 mm (5.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Wuyuan 30°C (85°F) 
    Hangzhou 29°C (85°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Hangzhou in the Autumn?

Both Hangzhou and Wuyuan are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

In the autumn, Wuyuan is around the same temperature as Hangzhou. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Wuyuan in October average around 20°C (68°F), and Hangzhou averages at about 19°C (66°F).

In October, Wuyuan usually receives less rain than Hangzhou. Wuyuan gets 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Hangzhou receives 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Wuyuan 20°C (68°F) 
    Hangzhou 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Hangzhou in the Winter?

Both Hangzhou and Wuyuan during the winter are popular places to visit.

It's quite cold in Hangzhou in the winter. In January, Wuyuan is generally a little warmer than Hangzhou. Daily temperatures in Wuyuan average around 6°C (43°F), and Hangzhou fluctuates around 5°C (41°F).

Wuyuan usually gets around the same amount of rain in January as Hangzhou. Wuyuan gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Hangzhou receives 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Wuyuan 6°C (43°F) 
    Hangzhou 5°C (41°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Hangzhou in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Wuyuan and Hangzhou.

Wuyuan is around the same temperature as Hangzhou in the spring. The daily temperature in Wuyuan averages around 18°C (64°F) in April, and Hangzhou fluctuates around 16°C (61°F).

Hangzhou receives a lot of rain in the spring. Wuyuan gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In April, Wuyuan usually receives more rain than Hangzhou. Wuyuan gets 238 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Hangzhou receives 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Wuyuan 18°C (64°F) 
    Hangzhou 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Hangzhou and Wuyuan

Wuyuan Hangzhou
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (43°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 5°C (41°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Feb 8°C (46°F) 123 mm (4.9 in) 6°C (42°F) 88 mm (3.4 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 174 mm (6.8 in) 10°C (50°F) 115 mm (4.5 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 238 mm (9.4 in) 16°C (61°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
May 23°C (73°F) 257 mm (10.1 in) 21°C (70°F) 159 mm (6.3 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 270 mm (10.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 185 mm (7.3 in)
Jul 30°C (85°F) 192 mm (7.6 in) 29°C (85°F) 129 mm (5.1 in)
Aug 30°C (85°F) 107 mm (4.2 in) 29°C (84°F) 145 mm (5.7 in)
Sep 26°C (78°F) 85 mm (3.3 in) 24°C (76°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 19°C (66°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 13°C (56°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Dec 8°C (47°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 7°C (45°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)