After a deep visit about the gardens and water towns of Suzhou, you can get to Hangzhou to explore the beauty of West Lake, Lingyin Temple, etc. There is no direct flight between Suzhou and Hangzhou, thus travelers always choose to take High Speed Trains. Currently, there are 28 high speed trains travel from Suzhou to Hangzhou every day, including 24 G-trains and 4-D-trains. The traveling time of the high speed train journey varies from 1.5 hours to 2.2 hours. Compared with taking the normal trains, you can even save 2 hours around by taking the high speed trains.
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With a distance about 260km (149miles), the Suzhou Hangzhou High Speed Railway starts from Suzhou Province, passing Shanghai Province, and finally arrives at Hangzhou Province. Actually, the rail is only a middle part of other high speed rails like Zhengzhou Ningbo Railway, Beijing Hangzhou High Speed Railway, etc. Along the Suzhou Hangzhou High Speed Railway, all of the high speed trains make stopover at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站) . Check the details about Suzhou Hangzhou High Speed Rail Map:
Suzhou has 4 frequently-used High Speed Railway Stations, 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)
Suzhou Railway station is the oldest railway station of Suzhou. Its history can even trace back to 1906. Suzhou Railway Station is located in the Gusu District, which is near to most of the tourist sites like the most popular Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozheng Yuan; 拙政园), the World Heritage Site Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan; 留园), the Tiger Hill (虎丘), Pingjiang Road (平江路), etc. Convenient 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 one of the stops of the Metro line 2, which has already covered Suzhou Railway Station too. It is located in the Northwest part of Suzhou city. Apart from the metro line 2, public bus lines and taxi 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 is located about 12.5 km away from Suzhou Railway Station. It enjoys the third largest designed passenger traffic along the Shanghai-Nanjing High Speed Railway. Taxi and public bus lines have already covered there, while metro line 3 and line 8 is under construction.
As the capital city of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou has 4 frequently-used High Speed Railway Stations, 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 enjoys a long history. It is also be called as Chengzhan Railway Station (城战火车站) by the locals. Among the 4 main railway stations of Hangzhou, it is the nearest railway station to the West Lake Scenic Area (about 25 min’s driving). Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (萧山国际机场) is about 35 min’s driving from there. Convenient Metro Line 1, Airport Express Bus Lines, Public Bus Lines and taxi are available there. Currently, only one pair of high speed train links Suzhou and Hangzhou by Hangzhou Railway Station.
● 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 is about 13km away from the West Lake Scenic Area (西湖风景区) and 33km away to the Xiaoshan International Airport (萧山国际机场). Metro line 1, line 4, airport shuttle bus, public buses and taxi have already covered there. Among the 28 high speed trains traveling between Suzhou and Hangzhou, 27 of them make stopover at Hangzhou East Railway Station.
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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