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Hangzhou and Suzhou both are close neighbors of Shanghai Province. Hangzhou is located in the southwest of Shanghai, while Suzhou is located in the northwest. Due to their prosperity and enduring popularity since the ancient time, Suzhou and Hangzhou has been fondly called “Suhang” by Chinese. High Speed Trains make it easy and fast to transfer between the two ancient and popular tourist cities. Currently, there are 26 High Speed Trains travel from Hangzhou to Suzhou every day, including 22 G-trains and 4 D-trains. Both morning trains and night trains are available.
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The whole Hangzhou Suzhou High Speed Rail is measured for about 260km (149miles). There are 4~8 stops settled along the rail, including Hangzhou (杭州), Songjiang (松江), Tongxiang (桐乡), Jiaxing (嘉兴), Jiashan (嘉善), Shanghai (上海), Kunshan (昆山), Suzhou (苏州), etc. Not all the High Speed Trains along the rail depart from Hangzhou as the first stop. Actually, most of the High Speed Trains travel from Wenzhou (温州), Cangnan (苍南), etc. Besides, Suzhou is not the last station for the High Speed Trains running along the rail. After a brief stop at Suzhou, the trains can finally reach to Shengyang (沈阳), Nanjing (南京), Beijing (北京), Hefei (合肥), etc.
Currently, there are 4 frequently-used High Speed Railway Stations in Hangzhou, including Hangzhou Railway Station (杭州站), Hangzhou East Railway Station (杭州东站), Hangzhou South Railway Station (杭州南站) and Hangzhou West Railway Station (杭州西站). Among the 4 railway stations, Hangzhou Railway Station enjoys 1 high speed train traveling from/to Suzhou, while Hangzhou East Railway Station enjoys 27 high speed trains linking Suzhou and Hangzhou.
● Hangzhou Railway Station
Location: No.1, Huanchengdong Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (浙江省杭州市上城区环城东路1号 – 杭州站)
Hangzhou Railway Station is also locally referred to as the Chengzhan Railway Station (城战火车站). It is located about 25 min’s driving (around 13km) to the West Lake Scenic Area (西湖风景区) and about 35 min’s driving (29km around) to the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (萧山国际机场). Convenient transportation means are available there, including the Metro Line 1, Airport Express Bus Lines, Public Bus Lines and taxi.
● Hangzhou East Railway Station
Location: No.1, Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (浙江省杭州市江干区天城路1号 – 杭州东站) Hangzhou East Railway Station enjoys most of the High Speed Trains linking Hangzhou and Suzhou. It is located about 13km (40 min’s driving) to the West Lack (西湖) and 33km (1 hour’ driving) to the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (萧山国际机场). The available transportation means of there are metro line 1, metro line 4, airport shuttle bus, public buses and taxi.
There are 4 frequently-used High Speed Railway Stations in Suzhou now, including Suzhou Railway Station (苏州站), Suzhou North Railway Station (苏州北站), Suzhou Yuanqu Railway Station (苏州园区站) and Suzhou Xinqu Railway Station (苏州新区站). Except the Suzhou Xinqu Railway Station, the other 3 railway stations are related high speed railway stations along the Suzhou Hangzhou High Speed Railway.
● Suzhou Railway Station
Location: No.27, Suzhan Road, Gusu District, Suzhou, Jiangsu (江苏省苏州市姑苏区苏站路27号 – 苏州站)
Compared with other railway stations of Suzhou, Suzhou Railway station enjoys the most nearest location to most of the tourist sites, including the most popular Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozheng Yuan; 拙政园), the World Heritage Site Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan; 留园), Tiger Hill (虎丘), Pingjiang Road (平江路), etc. Metro line 2, metro line 4, public bus lines, distance bus lines and taxi have already covered there.
● Suzhou North Railway Station
Location: Chengtong Road, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou, Jiangsu (江苏省苏州市相城区城通路 – 苏州北站)
Suzhou North Railway Station is another vital railway station in Suzhou. It is also known as Gaotie Suzhou North Railway Station (高铁苏州北站) by the locals. Metro line 2 has already covered there, which also covered Suzhou Railway Station. Taxi and public bus lines also available there.
● Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station
Location: Zhihexi Road, Gongyeyuan District, Suzhou, Jiangsu (江苏省苏州市苏州工业园区至和西路 – 苏州工业园区站)
Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station, which also called Huning (Shanghai-Nanjing) Chengtie Yuanqu Railway Station, is a vital station on the Suzhou section of the Shanghai Nanjing Intercity High Speed Railway. No metro lines have already covered there, but with under construction metro line 3 and two other planning lines that will cover there.
Class of Ticket
Usually, there are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed trains, Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. And the First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>
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