Shanghai to Hangzhou via Hangzhou Bay Bridge?

The question reads:

Jian,

I have tried everywhere to find if we can do a trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou, staying overnight and coming back to Shanghai via the Hangzhou Bay bridge. Is it possible if we took an early D train to Ningbo and then made our way over the bridge by bus or cab? Any suggestions you have would be more than welcome.

The short answer is, you don’t to go over the Hangzhou Bay Bridge from Shanghai to Hangzhou. Actually, there is no need to use that bridge from any where in the world to get to Hangzhou.

Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Ningbo form a big triangle around the Hangzhou Bay. Hangzhou and Ningbo are on the east, and Hangzhou is on the west. The Hangzhou Bay Bridge connects Shanghai and Ningbo, by passing Hangzhou.

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So, if you want to go from Shanghai to Ningbo, the Bay Bridge is the best choice.

5 thoughts on “Shanghai to Hangzhou via Hangzhou Bay Bridge?

  1. ddjiii

    Quite right. Another point is, I would not go out of my way to see the Hangzhou Bay bridge. It’s just a really, long, straight, flat elevated freeway over brown water for most of its length. It’s an engineering marvel and it makes transport to Ningbo very convenient, but it’s not much to see. If you like bridges I would suggest the Lupu bridge in Shanghai, longest arch bridge in the world and very attractive, or the Sutong bridge between Suzhou and Nantong, which is a humongous suspension bridge.

    My two cents.

  2. Protein Riegel

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  3. neolee

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