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How to Get from Shanghai to Wuxi? By Train or by Bus?

If you’re planning an extended trip after your Shanghai modern city tour, Wuxi nearby Suzhou is a famous land of fish and rice in China as well as an ancient export city where you can explore ancient Chinese commercial prosperity. Currently, you can take a train (high speed bullet train and normal train) or a bus to get from Shanghai to Wuxi. Check more detailed train and bus schedules and times to better plan your Shanghai Wuxi tour.

Most Popular Wuxi Tour: ☞ 2 Days Wuxi Best Highlights Tour

How Far is Wuxi from Shanghai? Shanghai to Wuxi Distance

Shanghai Location: Shanghai is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, East China and borders Jiangsu Province to the north and Zhejiang Province to the west.

Wuxi Location: Wuxi is situated in southern Jiangsu Province and northwest of Suzhou.

Shanghai to Wuxi Distance: Wuxi lies about 130 km (81 miles) northwest of Shanghai.

Shanghai to Wuxi Shanghai to Wuxi Transportation Map

Option 1: Get from Shanghai to Wuxi by High Speed Bullet Train (Most Efficient & Recommended Way)

Train Time: about 40 minutes ~ 1 hour

Frequency: over 200 high speed bullet trains (G & D Trains) per day

From & To: Shanghai Hongqiao & Shanghai &Shanghai South & Shanghai WestRailway Station上海虹桥&上海&上海南&上海西站 → Wuxi &Wuxi East Railway Station 无锡&无锡东站

Running Speed: 300 km/h -350 km/h (G Train); 200 km/h (D Train)

Departure Time: from about 06:00 am to 11:00 pm (all trains arrive in Wuxi on the same day)

Advantages: fast, convenient, comfortable, punctual, many choices of trains...

◆ Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 上海虹桥站

Address: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai 上海市闵行区申贵路1500号

Transportation: about 20 km, 50 minutes~1 hour’s drive to the Bund; 20 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai Museum; 23 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai World Financial Center; 35 km, 40 minutes’ drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town; 43 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai Disney Resort.

◆ Shanghai Railway Station 上海火车站

Address: No.303, Moling Road, Jingan District, Shanghai 上海市静安区秣陵路303号

Transportation: about 50 km, 1 hour’s drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG); about 6 km, 20 minutes’ drive from the Bund; almost 7 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Yu Garden; about 35 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Shanghai Disney Resort.

◆ Wuxi East Railway Station 无锡东站

Address: Feicui Road, An Town, Xishan District, Wuxi, Jiangsu 江苏省无锡市锡山区安镇翡翠路

Transportation:about 22km, 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Wuxi; around 28 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Yuantouzhu; about 55 km, 1hour & 10 minutes’ drive from Lingshan Grand Buddha.

◆ Wuxi Railway Station 无锡站

Address: No.1, Chezhan Road, Liangxi District, Wuxi, Jiangsu 江苏省无锡市梁溪区车站路1号

Transportation: about 16 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Wuxi city center and Yuantouzhu; nearly 35 km, 1 hour’s drive from Lingshan Grand Buddha.

Useful Link: >> Shanghai Train Stations Transportation Guide

Shanghai to Wuxi Train Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai to Wuxi Train Shanghai Railway Station
Shanghai to Wuxi Train Wuxi East Railway Station

Check the real-time Shanghai to Wuxi high speed bullet train timetable below with updated train numbers, times, train tickets and fares.

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Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.

Option 2: Get from Shanghai to Wuxi by Normal Train

Train Time: 1.5 hours ~ 2.5 hours

Frequency: over 50 normal trains (K & T & Z Trains) per day

From & To: Shanghai &Shanghai South Railway Station上海&上海南站 → Wuxi Railway Station 无锡站

Running Speed: 120 km/h

Departure Time: from about 00:30 am to 00:00 am (all trains arrive in Wuxi on the same day)

China Train Travel Tips

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 >>

Baggage Allowance

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 >>

Option 3: Get from Shanghai to Wuxi by Bus

Every day, there are 5 to 7 buses running from Shanghai to Wuxi, which take about 2.5 hours. The buses depart from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Hongqiao West Bus Station, Shanghai Qingpu Bus Station, Shanghai South Long-distance Bus Station and all terminate at Wuxi Bus Station. Upon arrival, you need 30 minutes’ drive to transfer to downtown Wuxi.

How to Plan a Shanghai Wuxi Tour

Tourists usually spend 4 days to discover the best highlights in Shanghai and Wuxi. If you like, you may use more days to visit more attractions and join some interesting local activities.

First, you can take 2 days to explore the charming of modern international metropolis in Shanghai, experience the flying speed of Maglev Train, marvel at towering modern skyscrapers, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui, learn amazing city development history and see a large number of cultural treasure 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.

Most Popular Shanghai Tours:

2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour

3 Days Shanghai Past and Present Contrast Tour

When you are in Wuxi, you can have a leisurely Wuxi highlights tour which includes Buddhist culture trip to Lingshan Grand Buddha and Nanchan Temple (over 1450-year old) and relaxing sightseeing and walking around Taihu Lake and Yuantouzhu, etc. After your Wuxi tour, you can extend Jiangsu tour to nearby Suzhou, Nanjing and more wonderful destinations.

Top Recommended Wuxi & Jiangsu Tour:

2 Days Wuxi Highlights Tour

2 Days Suzhou Classic Garden Tour

2 Days Ancient Nanjing Tour

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Recommended Shanghai Wuxi Tours

Top 3 Shanghai Wuxi tours chosen by most customers to explore Shanghai Wuxi in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Shanghai City Landscape
3 Days Shanghai Past and Present Contrast Tour (at Leisure Pace)


Bird's-eye View of Western-style Architecture at the Bund
2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour (Most Time-Efficient)


Lingshan Grand Buddha
2 Days Wuxi Highlights Tour


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