Hangzhou

By | 16th January 2018

Should you rent a car in Hangzhou?
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Although Hangzhou is little-known in the west, it is still widely regarded as one of China’s most beautiful cities. Hangzhou it is rated as one of the top 100 international visitor destinations.

The easiest way to reach Hangzhou from further afield is to take a direct long haul flight to Shanghai, and then to travel here by train. It’s also possible to fly here from other cities within China.

Why should you rent a car in Hangzhou?

In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Hangzhou?

Hangzhou Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

10%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€150

 #173/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

 

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total 417 - of which 232 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

56%

#104/300

 
  • Generally, we don’t advise trying to rent a car in Hangzhou.

Why not? Visiting Hangzhou without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Hangzhou public transport quick facts

Train score

 

40%

Water travel score

80%

Overall public transport score

70%

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)

80%

  • Transit: Hangzhou has a well-developed public transport system, which includes mass transit railways as well as buses.
  • Walking: many of the city’s attractive gardens and palaces are all within a short walk from each other.

Given the extensive restrictions on international visitors hiring cars in China, car rental isn’t really an option in Hangzhou anyway. There is little need for it.

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Should you rent a car in Hangzhou? – No!

Ratings

Car rental in - Hangzhou Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Hangzhou?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Hangzhou?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Hangzhou?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Hangzhou if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Hangzhou if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Hangzhou if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

1

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Hangzhou?

Have you driven in Hangzhou? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Hangzhou?
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