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Suzhou Railway Stations - Suzhou Railway Station & Suzhou North Railway Station

Suzhou is a core city in eastern China which has a long history of 2500 years and attracts countless tourists with its world-renowned exquisite silk and elegantly designed gardens. As Suzhou is very near to Shanghai and Hangzhou, and the high speed trains are very fast, these three cities are always traveled together.

High speed train is the most chosen transportation means to reach/leave Suzhou. There are four high speed train stations in Suzhou and here we have provided you with detailed information about the transportation, maps, connected cities, and train schedules of the stations for you to better plan a Suzhou tour.

Railway Stations in Suzhou

There are 4 main railway stations in Suzhou, which are Suzhou Railway Station, Suzhou North Railway Station, Suzhou Xinqu Railway Station, and Suzhou Yuanqu Railway Station. Among them, the former two are frequently used and connect most cities in China. All the 4 of them operate high speed trains and are accessible by metro.

Note: The 4 train stations are at least 30 minutes’ drive away from each other. So extra attention should be paid when buying your train ticket and make sure you choose the correct one.

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Suzhou Railway Stations Suzhou Railway Stations Map

Suzhou Railway Station - High Speed Trains & Normal Trains

Chinese: 苏州站 (Pinyin: sū zhōu zhàn)

Address: No. 27 Suzhan Road, Gusu District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province 江苏省苏州市姑苏区苏站路27号

Suzhou Railway Station is firstly built in 1906 and has been reconstructed or expanded several times till now. The railway station we see today is elegantly designed and it is one of the most beautiful stations in China. It now mainly serves both high speed trains and normal trains on Beijing-Shanghai Railway and Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway. Not located very far from the city center, it can be easily reached by metro Line 2, Line 4 and multiple bus lines.

  • To Suzhou downtown (Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Road): about 3.5 km, 15 minutes by car, 30 minutes by bus.
  • To Lingering Garden: about 5 km, 15 minutes by car, 25 minutes by metro.
  • To Tiger Hill: about 5 km, 15 minutes by car, 30 minutes by bus.
  • To Tongli Water Town: about 28 km, 45 minutes by car, 1h40min by metro and bus.

Luggage Storage: Suzhou Railway Station provides luggage storage service and it usually charges CNY 10-30/piece a day according to the size of your luggage.

Connected Cities: Shanghai (0.5h), Nanjing (1-1.5h), Hangzhou (1.5-2.5h), Huangshan (3.5h), Wuxi (20min), Yangzhou (1h20min), Changzhou (25-50min), etc.

Tips: If you are traveling to Suzhou from cities like Shanghai and Hangzhou, which have train schedules between several train stations in Suzhou, it is most recommended to choose Suzhou Railway Station because it is the closest to the main attractions.

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Suzhou Railway Stations

Inside Suzhou Railway Station

Suzhou Railway Station Locatiom Map

Major High Speed Trains to/off Suzhou Railway Station

Route Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Shanghai ↔ Suzhou G Trains about 0.5h 60 Shanghai to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Shanghai Train Schedule >
Hangzhou ↔ Suzhou G/D Train about 1.5-2.5h 15 Hangzhou to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Hangzhou Train Schedule >
Nanjing ↔ Suzhou G/D Trains 1-1.5h about 60 Nanjing to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Huangshan ↔ Suzhou G Trains 3.5h about 2 Huangshan to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Huangshan Train Schedule >
Xian ↔ Suzhou G/D Trains 8-10h 3 Xian to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Xian Train Schedule >
Chengdu ↔ Suzhou D Trains 12-14.5h 3 Chengdu to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Chengdu Train Schedule >
Wuhan ↔ Suzhou G/D Trains 4-5.5h 14 Wuhan to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Wuhan Train Schedule >
Wuxi ↔ Suzhou G/D Trains 20min over 120 Wuxi to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Wuxi Train Schedule >
Yangzhou ↔ Suzhou G Trains 1h20min 7 Yangzhou to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Yangzhou Train Schedule >
Changzhou ↔ Suzhou G/D Trains about 25-50min over 100 Changzhou to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Changzhou Train Schedule >

Suzhou North Railway Station - High Speed Trains

Chinese: 苏州北站 (Pinyin: sū zhōu běi zhàn)

Address: Nantiancheng Road, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province 江苏省苏州市相城区南天城路

Suzhou North Railway Station (Suzhoubei Railway Station), built in 2011, is an important transportation hub in Suzhou. It is a special railway station for Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway. All trains passing through this station are G or D series high speed trains on that railway which run northwards to Zhenjiang, Nanjing, Jinan, Tianjin, Beijing and southwards to Kunshan and Shanghai. Metro Line 2 connects Suzhou North Railway Station with Suzhou downtown.

  • To Suzhou downtown (Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Road): about 16 km, 30 minutes by car, 1 hour by metro.
  • To Lingering Garden: about 18 km, 30 minutes by car, 50 minutes by metro and bus.
  • To Tiger Hill: about 15 km, 30 minutes by car, 1 hour by metro and bus.
  • To Tongli Water Town: about 38 km, 50 minutes by car, 2 hours by metro and bus.

Luggage Storage: Suzhou North Railway Station does not provide official luggage storage service to the tourists. But you can find some stores nearby to put your luggage. It usually needs CNY 20 a day for a suitcase and CNY 10 for a small bag.

Connected Cities: Shanghai (0.5h), Nanjing (45min-1.5h), Hangzhou (1.5-2h), Huangshan (3-3.5h), Beijing (4-5.5h), Wuxi (10min), Changzhou (30min), etc.

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Suzhou Railway Stations

Suzhou North Railway Station

Suzhou North Railway Station Location Map

Major High Speed Trains to/off Suzhou North Railway Station

Route Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Shanghai ↔ Suzhou G Trains about 0.5h 60 Shanghai to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Shanghai Train Schedule >
Hangzhou ↔ Suzhou G Train about 1.5-2h 13 Hangzhou to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Hangzhou Train Schedule >
Nanjing ↔ Suzhou G Trains 45min-1.5h about 60 Nanjing to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Huangshan ↔ Suzhou G Trains 3-3.5h about 3 Huangshan to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Huangshan Train Schedule >
Beijing ↔ Suzhou G Trains 4-5.5h 6 Beijing to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Beijing Train Schedule >
Xian ↔ Suzhou G Trains 6-8h 8 Xian to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Xian Train Schedule >
Chengdu ↔ Suzhou G Trains 11h 1 Chengdu to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Chengdu Train Schedule >
Wuhan ↔ Suzhou G Trains 3.5-5h 10 Wuhan to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Wuhan Train Schedule >
Wuxi ↔ Suzhou G Trains 10min over 30 Wuxi to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Wuxi Train Schedule >
Changzhou ↔ Suzhou G Trains about 30min about 45 Changzhou to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou to Changzhou Train Schedule >

*The train schedules always change from time to time and they are only provided for your reference, please do not hesitate to contact us for the updated info!

Suzhou Yuanqu Railway Station (Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station)

Chinese: 苏州园区站 (Pinyin: sū zhōu yuán qū zhàn)

Address: Zhihexi Road, Zhongxin Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou City 江苏省苏州市中新苏州工业园区至和西路, about 10 km, 30 minutes’ drive to Suzhou downtown.

Suzhou Yuanqu Railway Station is one of the six stations of Suzhou section of Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity High Speed Railway. In the near future, it is expected to be a transfer hub in Yangtze River Delta serving Nantong-Suzhou-Jiaxing-Ningbo High-speed Railway. It now has high speed trains to Shanghai (0.5h), Nanjing (1.5h), Hangzhou (1h45min), Changzhou (40min), Shenzhen (12.5h), Hankou (5h), Ningbo (2.5h), etc. You can get to the station by metro Line 3.

Suzhou Railway Stations

Suzhou Yuanqu Railway Station

Suzhou Xinqu Railway Station

Chinese: 苏州新区站 (Pinyin: sū zhōu xīn qū zhàn)

Address: Chengji Road, Hushuguan Town, Suzhou City 江苏省苏州市浒墅关镇城际路, about 16 km, 45 minutes’ drive to Suzhou downtown.

Suzhou Xinqu Railway Station is an intermediate station on Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity High Speed Railway. It makes the whole Suzhou transportation system more complete. Compared with the other three, there are not many trains passing through here. It now operates high speed trains to Shanghai (40min), Nanjing (1h20min), Hankou (5h), and Chengdu (14h). Suzhou metro Line 3 can get you to the train station directly.

Suzhou Railway Stations

Suzhou Xinqu Railway Station

How to Plan Your Travel in Suzhou

How to Get to Suzhou: You can easily get to Suzhou by high speed train from Shanghai (about 0.5 hour), Hangzhou (about 1.5 hours), Nanjing (about 1 hour), Beijing (about 4.5 hours), etc.

Best Time to Visit Suzhou: April to October, especially April and May in spring and September and October in autumn

Generally, a classic Suzhou tour takes about 1~2 days. Visiting Suzhou, you can't miss elegant Suzhou gardens, like Humble Administrator's Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of the Nets Garden, etc. You can choose one or two of them for a great garden delight. Other must-be-visited sights in Suzhou City include Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory from which you can watch the process of silk making from silkworms to elegant products, Tiger Hill which is known as the first sight in Suzhou, Suzhou Museum which is designed by I. M. Pei and Suzhou's old canalside roads (like Pingjaing Road and Shantang Street), etc. If you like Jiangnan watertowns, you can visit Tongli, Zhouzhuang or Luzhi to have a wonderful time.

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