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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
flyme2: Mar 28, BTV-ORD-HKG; Mar 29: HKG-HGH; Apr 17: HKG-EWR-YUL
JetSetDave: Mar 29, EUG-SFO-HKG-HGH; April 3, PVG-SFO-EUG
Coeur 05: March 31, bos-sfo-hkg-pvg; April 5, PVG-lax-ord-yow

April
ttyl: Apr 01 BTV-IAD-EWR-HKG; Apr 02 HKG-HGH; Apr 04 PVG-SFO-IAD-LGA-YUL
Toronto1970: April 6, EWR-ORD-HKG-HGH; April 13, CTU-SFO-EWR-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


October
KMXU, Oct. 18, IAD-SFO-HKG-HGH, Oct. 25, PVG-SFO-IAD

November
KMXU, Nov. 14, ORD-HKG-XIY, Nov. 19, PEK-ORD
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Old Mar 29, 18, 9:03 am
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Still available at $341

Amazing that you can still get these routes for under $400!

I did a quick and random search and I got EWR-CAN / PVG-YYZ (or YYC) for $341 4/15 - 4/23.

https://matrix.itasoftware.com/#view...NGuAYjOItnQ001
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Old Mar 29, 18, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by FLA77 View Post
Amazing that you can still get these routes for under $400!

I did a quick and random search and I got EWR-CAN / PVG-YYZ (or YYC) for $341 4/15 - 4/23.

https://matrix.itasoftware.com/#view...NGuAYjOItnQ001

I tried the link above, but dont see it.

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Old Mar 29, 18, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by FLA77 View Post
Amazing that you can still get these routes for under $400!

I did a quick and random search and I got EWR-CAN / PVG-YYZ (or YYC) for $341 4/15 - 4/23.

https://matrix.itasoftware.com/#view...NGuAYjOItnQ001
Originally Posted by suryasoft View Post
I tried the link above, but dont see it.

Andy.
ITA matrix links don't work when copying/pasting...only screenshots seem to work.
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Old Mar 29, 18, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by suryasoft View Post
I tried the link above, but dont see it.

Andy.
Agree. Can you post a link on GF? THANKS
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Old Mar 29, 18, 9:55 am
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I couldn't replicate it on GF, but plugging the info that @FLA77 mentioned (as seen in the screenshot below), I get the same prices as mentioned.



And here's a screenshot of some of the results:


Last edited by mpiotrow; Mar 29, 18 at 10:00 am Reason: Added results screenshot
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Old Mar 29, 18, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
I couldn't replicate it on GF, but plugging the info that @FLA77 mentioned (as seen in the screenshot below), I get the same prices as mentioned.
... but can it be ticketed. I tried porting this ITA result to https://bookwithmatrix.com/ and the page turned up an error.
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Old Mar 29, 18, 1:31 pm
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... but can it be ticketed. I tried porting this ITA result to https://bookwithmatrix.com/ and the page turned up an error.
I was able to find an itinerary for $348 in Priceline...LINK. I'm not sure if that means it's bookable or not.
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Yes, it is bookable on united.com for $340.61.
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Old Mar 29, 18, 3:15 pm
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Yes, it is bookable on united.com for $340.61.
7 day minimum stay. E.g. 10Apr-17 Apr 2018; or 17Apr-24April, 2018
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7 day minimum stay. E.g. 10Apr-17 Apr 2018; or 17Apr-24April, 2018
yes, and that's a deal breaker.

FYI
I am doing EWR-LAX-SIN round trip for $866 (3 day trip). I get about 22,400 miles. The same trip was available for ~678 dollars a while back.

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Old Mar 29, 18, 10:00 pm
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There's a brand new Holiday Inn Express by Hangzhou east station that can be had for 350 CNY per night...you can take the bus from the airport for 20 CNY or taxi for about 100. In the morning, head to the east rail station and buy the next ticket to Shanghai Hongqiao (they leave every 10 minutes). At Hongqiao train station, take Metro Line 2, which goes all the way to the airport. If you want to sightsee, you can get off at some stations in the middle like Nanjing East Road (the bund), People's Square, Lujiazui and when you'r done, just head back to the subway station and continue travelling on Line 2 to the airport. If you're not at least Silver or *G, arrive 3hrs ahead because all passengers must undergo manual check in in China, otherwise 2hrs should be enough.
Hi

Iím planning to use Trip app to book train. My only worry is if I miss my connecting flight and get to HGH following day assuming sometime in morning.

but assuming that all goes well, would a train departure at 1 pm and arrival at 2:14pm be good enough? This should give me about 7 hrs to commute and sightsee between Shanghai Hongqiao and PVG and still arrive 3 hrs before flight.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks

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Old Mar 29, 18, 11:37 pm
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Hi

Iím planning to use Trip app to book train. My only worry is if I miss my connecting flight and get to HGH following day assuming sometime in morning.

but assuming that all goes well, would a train departure at 1 pm and arrival at 2:14pm be good enough? This should give me about 7 hrs to commute and sightsee between Shanghai Hongqiao and PVG and still arrive 3 hrs before flight.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks

your best friend is the metro.
Line 2 connects Hongqiao to PVG directly in 1hr 55min, you need to change train at Guanglan Rd. On the way you can get off at West Nanjing Rd, People's Square, and Lujiazui for the popular sights. You can also get off at Longyang Rd to take the maglev to PVG, a train going 360km/h.
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Hi

Iím planning to use Trip app to book train. My only worry is if I miss my connecting flight and get to HGH following day assuming sometime in morning.

but assuming that all goes well, would a train departure at 1 pm and arrival at 2:14pm be good enough? This should give me about 7 hrs to commute and sightsee between Shanghai Hongqiao and PVG and still arrive 3 hrs before flight.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks

I think you'll be fine either way. I misconnected and arrived at Hangzhou East at 11:45am the following morning.
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Old Mar 30, 18, 9:24 am
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EWR-LAX

Originally Posted by suryasoft View Post
yes, and that's a deal breaker.

FYI
I am doing EWR-LAX-SIN round trip for $866 (3 day trip). I get about 22,400 miles. The same trip was available for ~678 dollars a while back.

Andy.
I did the EWR-SIN trip twice in the past three months. Once for $431 and another time for $462. And these rates were available for a number of months and as recently 4/5 weeks ago, but no longer. I am keeping an eye in case they come back. I hope they do.

Apparently this under $400 China fare has more longevity, albeit not as easy and straightforward an itinerary.
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Old Mar 30, 18, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by FLA77 View Post
I did the EWR-SIN trip twice in the past three months. Once for $431 and another time for $462. And these rates were available for a number of months and as recently 4/5 weeks ago, but no longer. I am keeping an eye in case they come back. I hope they do.

Apparently this under $400 China fare has more longevity, albeit not as easy and straightforward an itinerary.
that's a great deal FLA77!! I would have done that in a heartbeat too. I will keep checking as well. It seems it comes and goes.
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