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 more than 220 high speed bullet trains to Suzhou daily, which makes a Shanghai Suzhou tour more fast and convenient for about half an hour. Among these high speed trains, there are about nearly 20 G Trains and dozens of D-trains. Some fastest G Trains from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Suzhou North Railway Station take as short as 23 minutes only. The G Trains take about 30 minutes while most D Trains needs about 1 hour. Thanks to the frequent high speed trains, travelers can travel from Shanghai to Suzhou easily from the early morning to late night.
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Check the real-time Shanghai to Suzhou high speed bullet train timetable below with updated train numbers, times, train tickets and fares.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
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 81 km. Some of the high speed trains between Shanghai and Suzhou will take a stop in Kunshan 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. Read more about Suzhou Railway Stations>
Class of Ticket
You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 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. learn more >>
Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>
Depending on your time and interests, you can make a day trip to Suzhou from Shanghai or stay 2 and more days to discover more wonderful gardens and attractions in Suzhou.
Usually, tourists spend 2 days visiting the best highlights of Shanghai and uncover its traditional and modern culture. You can experience the flying speed of Maglev Train, marvel at towering modern skyscrapers, such as Shanghai World Financial Center in Lujiazui, learn amazing city development history in Shanghai Museum, enjoy western style historical architectures along the Bund, visit local cultural icons like Yu Garden, Tianzifang, City God Temple, Zhujiajiao Water Town, have fun in Shanghai Disney Resort, sample various Shanghai food and snacks, etc.
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If you plan to stay just 1 day in Suzhou, you can use half a day to visit one of the best representative classical gardens of Suzhou, such as Linger Garden or Humble Administrative Garden with Tiger Hill, a famous time-honored ancient site, and leave the rest day to enjoy poetic and peaceful time in Zhouzhuang Water Town. If you plan to stay 2 days to discover Suzhou, you can visit more gardens, like Master of the Nets Garden, Suzhou Museum and more historical attractions in Suzhou, e.g. Shantang Ancient Street, Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal. Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory is a good place for Chinese silk culture lovers.
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After your Suzhou tour, if time allows, you can extend trip to Nanjing, Wuxi, Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province or transfer to Hangzhou for a West Lake tour and visit Huangshan Mountain in Anhui, even travel farther to Beijing, Xian, Xiamen, Chengdu, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Yunnan, Tibet and other top destinations in China.
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