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Cheap Flights to Hangzhou Airport

Hangzhou is one of China's most scenic and visited cities. Famed for its pagodas and natural scenery, its West Lake, in particular, has inspired countless poets and artists and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. No visit to China would be complete without a visit to Hangzhou, with Marco Polo himself once calling it "the finest and noblest" city in the world--a claim that could very well still hold true today.

Hangzhou Airport (officially Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport) is a major international airport that is rapidly expanding. While flights to Hangzhou are primarily from China and other Asian cities, service is frequent which makes getting to this beautiful city easier than ever. With the Whole Month search tool you can find a great deal on airfare to Hangzhou no matter what time of year you'd like to fly.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Hangzhou

Hangzhou enjoys four distinct seasons and each season brings out a different side to the city. June to September is both hot and humid and is perhaps the least pleasant time to visit. Spring, meanwhile, provides excellent weather, although this is also peak tourist season. Autumn is even more pleasant, especially for taking in the beautiful West Lake. Winters are cold and snowfall, while not common, is a possibility. If you sign up for Price Alerts you can grab a great deal on flights to Hangzhou.

Airlines that Fly to Hangzhou Airport

Hangzhou Airport is an important international airport with dozens of airlines serving it. It is currently a hub or focus city for Loong Air, Xiamen Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Hainan Airlines, all of which offer extensive connections to cities across China.  Hainan Airlines also offers the only direct flight from Hangzhou to a Canadian city, in this case Vancouver. Other major carriers include AirAsia, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Dragon, EVA Air, Hong Kong Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, and Qatar Airways.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

The airport is located about 30 km from the city centre and the trip to the city by car can take up to an hour depending on traffic. There is a shuttle bus that will take you to the Xiaoshan Bus ticket office on Tiyuchang Road and the city's main train station. Buses depart ever 15 to 30 minutes. Taxis are also available once you exit the terminal. You can also rent a car to get around while you are in Hangzhou.

Airport Facilities

Hangzhou Airport is a new airport that is currently undergoing extensive expansion and renovation. As such, the architecture is spacious and modern and facilities are kept immaculately clean. Queues for security and customs, however, can be quite long depending on when your flight arrives and how many planes are being offloaded. The international departures area is also quite small, although it is being expanded to better handle the increase in passengers. Keep in mind that English-language services at the airport may be limited and WiFi connectivity is a bit spotty.

What to See and Do in Hangzhou

The biggest attraction in Hangzhou is the West Lake Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is divided into dozens of individual sights worth seeing, including the Broken Bridge, the Mid-Lake Pavilion, and the Lesser Yingzhou Isle. There are also numerous spots for enjoying a boat ride on the lake. The Liuhe Pagoda is one of the finest multi-story Chinese pagodas in the world and dates from the 12th century. Lingyin Temple, meanwhile, is considered one of the most important Buddhist temples in China. When looking for a hotel in Hangzhou, let Skyscanner help you find a room that fits your tastes and budget.

 

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