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Transportation options from HGH to Hangzhou city center or PVG. Please add your name and your itinerary if you are interested in meeting other fellow FTers.
1) Taxi to Hangzhou city center, about 100 RMB ($15) for the entire party, not per person, walking from international terminal to domestic terminal (i.e., right turn after you get outside of the international terminal building), you will see taxi queue.
2) Shuttle bus, 20 RMB ($3), to Wulinmen CAAC Ticket Office or East Railway Station Line (two most popular options). The waiting hall for the shuttle bus is at Gate 10 (you can purchase ticket at Gate 14, too) Arrival Hall, on the first floor of the terminal building. Further details, see https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cit...ation.htm#hang
3) Shuttle from Hangzhou city center to PVG, 110 RMB, 3.5 hours: a) Wulinmen Ticket Office Central Hangzhou to PVG: (5:30, 6:10, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00)
b) Hangzhou Dragon Sports Center to PVG, 110 RMB, (7:00, 8:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:00
). Further details, see https://traveladept.com/bus-pudong-hangzhou/
4) Train from Hangzhou East station to Shanghai Hongqiao; less than 100 RMB (~1 hr); then you can take Subway Line #2 to PVG, ~10 RMB and 2 hrs; or shuttle bus (Airport Line #1), about 1 hr, 30 RMB ($4.5), every 15 - 25 minutes. The Hangzhou East ticketing windows are located on 1st Floor, EAST Area of the station. Please allow 20-30 minutes for walking to 2nd floor departure, and security check. The frequency of Hangzhou-Hongqiao trains is as good as that of subways in many US cities.
5) Getting cash at HGH The international terminal at HGH (where you arrive) only has an exchange vendor with hefty fees that is open limited hours. However, the adjacent domestic terminal has a bank ATM. To get to the entrance of the domestic terminal, exit the international terminal and keep walking right, past the taxi stand. Then enter and take the escalator to the second floor. The bank ATM will be on your left, next to the escalator.
6 Getting TWOV without issues The advice is to print out your itinerary, hotel reservation, etc., to speed up the procedure at the entry point in China. At SFO, the check-in agents were clueless, so be prepared to get there very early and fight for your boarding passes. Please read the last few pages on this thread for first-hand experiences. Good luck. There is a thread on FT for further details. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/china...hread-231.html

ATM To get to the entrance of the domestic terminal, exit the international terminal and keep walking right, past the taxi stand. Then enter and take the escalator to the second floor. The bank ATM will be on your left, next to the escalator.

Who are going? When for outbound and inbound? Routing from major hubs:
July

August
Quinlanty: Aug 3, ORD-HKG-HGH; Aug 7, PVG-LAX-SFO-IAH-ORD-YYZ (see post #284 for a brief report on TWOV procedure at HGH).

September
Kmxu: 1 Sept, IAD-HNL-GUM-, 3 Sept, GUM-PVG; 4 Sept, PVG-SFO-ORD
Quinlanty; Sep 1, IAD-HNL-GUM; Sept 3, GUM-PVG, Sep 4, PVG-SFO-ORD-YYZ
pushmyredbutton: Sept 1; SFO-HNL-GUM-HKG Sept 3rd: HKG-HGH, Sept 4th: PVG-SFO
X31: 8 Sept BTV-EWR-SFO-HKG-HGH; 11 Sept PVG-NRT; 12 Sept HND-SFO-IAH-EWR; 13 Sept EWR-YUL
Kmxu + 3: 9 Sept, IAD-SFO-HKG-HGH; 12 Sept, PVG-SFO-IAD
techdarko: 12 Sept, SFO-HKG; 14 Sept, HKG-HGH; 16 Sept, PVG-SFO
Quinlanty: Sep 14; SFO-HKG-HGH; Sep 18, PVG-SFO-YVR
bencanfly: Sep 14, SFO-HKG-HGH; Sep 18, PVG-SFO-IAD
tde211: Sept 17, SFO-HKG-HGH; Oct 18 - PVG-SFO-YVR
Fishleafer: Sep 20, SFO-HKG-HGH; Sep 26, PVG-SFO-YVR
X31: 21 Sept BTV-EWR-HNL-GUM-HKG; 23 Sept HKG-HGH; 25 Sept PVG-SFO-IAH-EWR; 26 Sept EWR-YUL
985X: Sept 22, LAX-SFO-HKG; Sept 23, HKG-HGH; Sept 25, PVG-LAX; Sept 26, LAX-YVR
flyingstudent: Sept 23: SFO-HGH
netoreisinger: 30 Sept, BOS-EWR-HKG-HGH; 4 Oct, PVG-SFO-ORD-YUL

October
gba: Oct 22, SFO-HKG-HGH; Oct 29: PVG-NRT-SEA-YVR
beyounged: Oct 24, SAN-SFO-HKG, Oct 26, HKG-HGH, Nov 8, PVG-HND-YVR
as219: Oct 26, LGA-ORD-HKG (+1); Oct 30: HKG-SFO-EWR-YUL (+1)
X31: 26 Oct BTV-ORD-HKG; 28 Oct HKG-HGH; 30 Oct PVG-SFO; 31 Oct SFO-ORD-YUL
riphamilton +1: Oct 27, BOS-EWR-HNL-GUM-HKG (+1); Oct 30: HKG-GUM-NRT; Oct 31: NRT-ORD-YUL

November
Quinlanty: Nov 3, BOS-EWR-HKG-HGH; Nov 6, HGH-SFO-IAH-ORD-YYZ
pushmyredbutton: Nov 19: BDL-ORD-HKG-HGH, Nov 27 HGH HKG-SFO-(YVR)

December
Kmxu: Dec 1, IAH-HNL-GUM-HKG; Dec 3, HKG-HGH, Dec 4, PVG-SFO-IAD
X31: Dec 1, YUL-IAD-IAH; Dec 2, IAH-LAX-PVG; Dec 4, HGH-HKG-GUM-HNL; Dec 4, HNL-EWR-BTV.

January
Kewldude21: Jan 14 IAH-EWR-HKG Jan 16 HKG-HGH Jan 22 PVG-SFO-IAH
mpiotrow: Jan 21, ORD-SFO-KIX; Jan 23, KIX-HGH; Jan 24, HGH-HKG-GUM-HNL-DEN-YYZ

February

March
flyer777lr: Mar 20, DEN-HNL-GUM; Mar 23, GUM-KIX (NH)-HGH; Mar 26, HGH-HKG-GUM-HNL; Mar 27, HNL-EWR-YYZ
Kewldude21: Mar 22 IAH-EWR-HKG Mar 24 HKG-HGH Mar 28 HGH-PEK-SFO-IAH
mtndave47: Mar 29, EUG-SFO-HKG-HGH; April 3, PVG-SFO-YVR (YVR-SFO-EUG)
Coeur 05: March 31, bos-sfo-hkg-pvg; April 5, PVG-lax-ord-yow

April
Toronto1970: April 6, EWR-ORD-HKG-HGH; April 13, CTU-SFO-IAH-IAD-YYZ
Exiled in Express: April 18, ORD-HKG-HGH; April 30, WUH-NRT-SEA-YVR
X31: Apr. 28 : BTV-EWR-HKG-HGH; May 1st : PVG-KIX; May 15th : ITM-HND-YVR-YYJ

May
Kewldude21: May 3 IAH-SFO-HKG May 13 PEK-SFO-IAH
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Old Dec 4, 17, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Kewldude21 View Post
Kewldude21: Jan 14 IAH-EWR-HKG Jan 16 HKG-HGH Jan 22 PVG-SFO-IAH
Kewldude21: Mar 22 IAH-EWR-HKG Mar 24 HKG-HGH Mar 28 HGH-PEK-SFO-IAH
Kewldude21: May 3 IAH-SFO-HKG May 13 PEK-SFO-IAH

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I cannot recreate in GF for anything under $1,200 using the routings and dates you have mentioned. Did you go through an OTA? And could you share the link(s) if the rates are still around?
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Old Dec 4, 17, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by FLA77 View Post
I cannot recreate in GF for anything under $1,200 using the routings and dates you have mentioned. Did you go through an OTA? And could you share the link(s) if the rates are still around?
Those fares were purchased July 2017. I don't know whether they are still available. All those 3 fares have the last segment as IAH to YYZ. I did not include it in my itinerary.
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Old Dec 4, 17, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Kewldude21 View Post
Those fares were purchased July 2017. I don't know whether they are still available. All those 3 fares have the last segment as IAH to YYZ. I did not include it in my itinerary.
Ok. That explains it. Thanks.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 6:47 pm
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Any itineraries from west coast to Hongkong then from PVG to YYC in Feb?
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Old Dec 11, 17, 8:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Keisuke Himuro View Post
Any itineraries from west coast to Hongkong then from PVG to YYC in Feb?
https://goo.gl/flights/XG4y SFO-HKG / PVG-LAX-YYC for $448, most dates seem to work
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Old Dec 11, 17, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Keisuke Himuro View Post
Any itineraries from west coast to Hongkong then from PVG to YYC in Feb?
Originally Posted by truncated View Post
https://goo.gl/flights/XG4y SFO-HKG / PVG-LAX-YYC for $448, most dates seem to work
Or the same dates from LAX (instead of SFO) for $372: https://goo.gl/flights/KjKo
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Old Dec 12, 17, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by truncated View Post
https://goo.gl/flights/XG4y SFO-HKG / PVG-LAX-YYC for $448, most dates seem to work
Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
Or the same dates from LAX (instead of SFO) for $372: https://goo.gl/flights/KjKo
Thank you guys. But I mean west to HKG then HKG to HGH and PVG to YYC route as posted in the wiki. Is the deal dead?
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Old Dec 12, 17, 12:26 pm
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Booking train ticket in advance

Originally Posted by Kewldude21 View Post
Kewldude21: Jan 14 IAH-EWR-HKG Jan 16 HKG-HGH Jan 22 PVG-SFO-IAH
Kewldude21: Mar 22 IAH-EWR-HKG Mar 24 HKG-HGH Mar 28 HGH-PEK-SFO-IAH
Kewldude21: May 3 IAH-SFO-HKG May 13 PEK-SFO-IAH

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Here is some information regarding train booking in advance.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29163568-post40.html
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Old Dec 15, 17, 12:36 pm
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Nothing below $560ish from EWR or ORD..

.. that I can find. It was great while it lasted.
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Old Dec 15, 17, 12:51 pm
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.. that I can find. It was great while it lasted.
Lasted aboit 5 months--very long for such a deal!
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:11 pm
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Lasted aboit 5 months--very long for such a deal!
It's still alive. Lots of people proclaim it's dead when they can't find anything optimal. I still see lots <$350
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
It's still alive. Lots of people proclaim it's dead when they can't find anything optimal. I still see lots <$350
Out of EWR? Have you a link?
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:32 pm
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Out of EWR? Have you a link?
Sure; this fare is super easy to find though, not sure where the difficulities finding it arise from. Logic is alive and well:

USA-HKG, +2 days HKG-HGH, PVG-YYx

BDL ($350): https://goo.gl/flights/x9HW
EWR ($450): https://goo.gl/flights/89s7
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
Sure; this fare is super easy to find though, not sure where the difficulities finding it arise from. Logic is alive and well:

USA-HKG, +2 days HKG-HGH, PVG-YYx

BDL ($350): https://goo.gl/flights/x9HW
EWR ($450): https://goo.gl/flights/89s7
I'm not sure either of those would be strictly considered a "mileage run", though...most usual mileage runs are quick turns, overnight, etc. Maybe that's where the confusion/trouble is coming in? (Note: I've already booked this as a MR in January, so I'm not looking for any specific information, just trying to help)
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Old Dec 15, 17, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
Sure; this fare is super easy to find though, not sure where the difficulities finding it arise from. Logic is alive and well:

USA-HKG, +2 days HKG-HGH, PVG-YYx

BDL ($350): https://goo.gl/flights/x9HW
EWR ($450): https://goo.gl/flights/89s7
Thanks for your prompt reply. Unfortunately, I will be fling into HKG fir a very quick MR same night turnaround on 12 Jan. I will be doing 5 quick MR to Sin in Feb and March, as well as a MR to KUL first week of May. I"ll try to find something out of BDL or BOS is this fare still exists for dates after 15 May. Thanks again and safe travels!
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