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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 Jul 11, 17, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by kemichu View Post
been trying to find some dates in the first 2 weeks of october, but i must be doing something wrong since its all coming up as over 1k

Can someone give me a hand?
Looking for EWR to HKG (stop 3-4days) then routing back through EWR, which then i will skip the last leg
In addition to Toronto1970's answer, fewer more desirable options are available now at the lowest fare (G fare bucket). For PVG to SFO, 12:30 am non-stop flight has fewer availability. Search result for lowest fare often gives you PVG-LAX then LAX-SFO instead.
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Old Jul 11, 17, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by kemichu View Post
been trying to find some dates in the first 2 weeks of october, but i must be doing something wrong since its all coming up as over 1k

Can someone give me a hand?
Looking for EWR to HKG (stop 3-4days) then routing back through EWR, which then i will skip the last leg
You would have to find a way from China to HKG and then HKG to China.
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Old Jul 11, 17, 9:29 pm
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Have a couple booked. Anyone else going these dates?

August 3-7 ORD-HGH/PVG-ORD
September 14-18 SFO-HGH/PVG-SFO
November 3-7 BOS-HGH-ORD
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Old Jul 13, 17, 12:51 pm
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Any weekend-ish combinations flying out-of into EWR and surrounding airports in 2017? I tried in vain. Looking to leave Friday, come back Monday.
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Old Jul 13, 17, 1:26 pm
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You will have to arrive at HGH and depart from PVG (12:30am, UA890). One night of hotel stay is required, either at HKG or HGH. Just use some of the google flight links on this thread. You may use YUL, YOW, YYZ or YQB as your final destination. Good luck.
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Old Jul 13, 17, 3:50 pm
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In for a vacation, already have the unlimited admission visa. I was able to ticket a return WUH-NRT-SEA-YVR with an ORD departure for $302.
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Old Jul 13, 17, 4:45 pm
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Greetings All,

As star alliance gold, can I use any lounge access next morning when I fly out HKG to HGH with Dragon Air? Your input and time is greatly appreciated!
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Old Jul 13, 17, 5:33 pm
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As star alliance gold, can I use any lounge access next morning when I fly out HKG to HGH with Dragon Air?
No.
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Old Jul 13, 17, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
No.
If you have *G through UA, and you flew in on a UA flight, I think you will have access to the UA Lounge. It may be a hike to the Cathay Dragon gates though. (Side note: should we set up a betting pool on how long United IT is going to take to change DragonAir to Cathay Dragon on itineraries).

(Edit: oops - I just realized you said "next morning". You can officially only use the UA lounge if you flew in on United that day. So "no" is indeed the correct answer)
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Thank you very much for your valuable feedback!
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Old Jul 13, 17, 7:51 pm
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Anyone know how far the Cathay Dragon gates are from the CX lounges, especially interested in the amazing Pier or Wing lounges? TIA

Also, I posted my dates a few posts above. I can guest 1 person into the Pier/Wing lounge for the Cathay Dragon flight if anyone is interested.
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Old Jul 13, 17, 11:14 pm
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Question: Can I request picking up my check-in luggage in Hong Kong Airport?
My flight is SFO-HKG/HKG-HGH with one hour transfer in Hong Kong
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Old Jul 14, 17, 2:53 am
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Question: Can I request picking up my check-in luggage in Hong Kong Airport?
My flight is SFO-HKG/HKG-HGH with one hour transfer in Hong Kong
Yes u can (if the check-in agent is willing to help) but you are forfeiting the HKG-HGH and the return flights...
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Old Jul 14, 17, 8:16 am
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Question: Can I request picking up my check-in luggage in Hong Kong Airport?
My flight is SFO-HKG/HKG-HGH with one hour transfer in Hong Kong
Can you change your HKG-HGH segment to the following day? When you check in at SFO, ask CSA if you can short check your bag to HKG since you are over night in HKG.
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Old Jul 14, 17, 10:35 am
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The TransPacifics to Hong Kong with immediate connections of this deal are too exhausting for me.

I’ve tried many combinations on Matrix but it seems that Hong Kong is the only way “in” where stopovers are not permitted and connections are too short.

I'm looking for a “leg” from the US West Coast to Asia where I could stop (> 12h.) and sleep before going on.

Is there ANY another way “in” than Hong Kong?

My dates/routing are flexible. I'm near YUL, planning to start at BTV.

Any idea, anyone? Thanks in advance.
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