By far the best and most convenient way to travel around Hangzhou itself is by bike. It is best to get an older second-hand bike if possible.

There are also many buses travelling around Hangzhou. It may take you some time to become familiar with these as there are numerous routes and options, but once mastered, buses provide a great way to get to pretty much anywhere around the city. Buses which are air conditioned are identified with a “K” (for kongtiao) in front of the bus number.