With close distance to Shanghai, Suzhou is always regarded as a perfect destination to tour around Shanghai. Most travelers will extend their Shanghai tours to Suzhou to admire the delicately-designed gardens. Shanghai operates 183 daily high speed trains to Suzhou usually, which makes a Shanghai Suzhou tour more fast and convenient. Among these high speed trains, there are about 155 G-trains and 28 D-trains. Some fastest G-trains from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Suzhou North Railway Station take as short as 23 minutes. Some trains which stop in more railway stations along the road will take about 1 hour. Thanks to the frequent high speed trains, travelers can travel from Shanghai to Suzhou easily from 05:48 to 22:25.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Useful Link: Suzhou to Shanghai Trains Schedules
Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Railway is one section of Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway as well as Shanghai Nanjing High Speed Railway. The distance of it is just about 81km. Some of the high speed trains between Shanghai and Suzhou will take a stop in Sunshan South Railway Station, but most of them will depart from Shanghai to Suzhou directly. Check the details about Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Rail Map:
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is the largest railway station in Asia with a total area of 1.3 million square meters. Located in No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District., the station achieves a zero-distance transfer with the Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, as well as Line 2 and Line 10 of Shanghai Metro. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>
Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)
Shanghai Railway Station is located No. 303, Moling Road, Jing'an District. It suns both G-trains and D-trains to Suzhou. It can be reached by taking Shanghai Metro Line 1, 3 or 4, and it’s also accessible by numerous bus lines and by taxi.
Suzhou Railway Station (苏州站)
Suzhou Railway Station is located on Suzhan Road, Pingjiang District of Suzhou City. It is quite close to popular attractions like Humble Administrative Garden, Lingering Garden and Suzhou Museum. For travelers who take high speed train from Shanghai to Suzhou, you are suggested to disembark from this station.
Suzhou North Railway Station (Suzhoubei Railway Station, 苏州北站)
Suzhou North Railway Station is in Fulin Road, Xiangcheng District, about 10.5 km from Suzhou Railway Station. Metro line 2 is linked Suzhou North Railway Station with Suzhou Railway Station. Many public buses and BRT 8 are also available to take passengers to the downtown area.
Types of SeatsThere are Second Class Seats, First Class Seats and Business Class Seats on most high speed G-trains. The second class is the standard type at a budget price. The First Class Seats feature in much quieter and more comfortable environment. The Business Class Seats offer a luxury experience onboard. The seats usually on D-trains can be divided into First Seats, Second Class Seats and Soft Sleepers (or Business Class Seats). Check more details about Types of Seats on China Bullet Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel a Ticket
The train ticket can be booked online, with a ticket agency, at the ticket offices in railway stations etc. Remember to book your ticket as soon as possible, especially in the peak seasons. Reading tickets carefully to make sure that you get to the correct railway station and board the correct train. For foreign travelers without Chinese ID card, you have to collect, alter and cancel your train ticket from the ticket offices. Check more details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Disembark a Train
1) Prepare your documents well (passport, visa); 2) Get to the right trains station in advance 3) collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the Identity Check; 6) Security check & luggage check; 7) Find right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. After you get off your train, your ticket will be check again to leave the station. Check more details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
Each passenger is able to take a high speed train with personal luggage in certain weight and volume without limitation of amount and types. Generally, the luggage won’t be weighed and measured specifically, so you can take as much as you can hand it independently and place it in the train station. Besides, some items are prohibited to be carried to the railway stations and the trains, like weapons, knives, etc. Check more details about Check more details about Baggage Allowance for Taking a Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China provide advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. You have different luggage racks to place your luggage, plugs to charge your laptop or phones and 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 broadcasts use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the language barriers. Check more details about Facilities & Services Onboard the Train>
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