As the close neighbor of Shanghai, Suzhou is a small city famous for its beautiful gardens which enjoy a worldwide reputation to exhibit an architectural culture of the Orient. Besides, there are many beautiful water towns with old bridges, meandering rivers and ancient households, the ancestral halls and pavilions. After your great tour in Suzhou, you could take a high speed train to Shanghai. There are nearly 240 high speed trains departing from Suzhou to Shanghai each day, including more than 200 G Trains and dozens of D Trains. Both Suzhou Railway Station and Suzhou North Railway Station run high speed bullet trains to Shanghai from the early morning till night. The fastest G Trains can take you from Suzhou to Shanghai within 30 minutes and even the slowest high speed trains take no longer than 1 hour.
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Check the real-time Suzhou to Shanghai 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.
Suzhou (in Jiangsu Province) and Shanghai are both located in the lower reaches of Yangtze River. The distance of the high speed railway between them is just 81 km, so there is few stopover railways station between them. Some of Suzhou Shanghai Railway Station may stop at Kunshan South Railway Station (昆山南站). Check the details about Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Rail Map:
Suzhou Railway Station (苏州站)
Location: No.27, Suzhan Road, Gusu District, Suzhou (姑苏区苏站路27号)
Suzhou Railway Station is an important high speed train railway station serving Shanghai Beijing Railway and Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu High Speed Railway. Most of the high speed trains from Suzhou to Shanghai depart from Suzhou Railway Station. Besides, it is quite close to many top attractions in Suzhou, like the Humble Administrative Garden (3km), Lingering Garden (3km) and Suzhou Museum (4km). It is also linked with metro Line 4.
Suzhou North Railway Station (Suzhoubei Railway Station, 苏州北站)
Location: Chengtong Road, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou (江苏省苏州市相城区城通路)
Located in northwest Suzhou, Suzhou North Railway Station, Suzhou railway Station is also serves for Shanghai Beijing High Speed Railway. Compared with Suzhou Railway Station, it is much farther to the attractions in Suzhou City. It is available to take metro Line 2 to get there. Read more about Suzhou Railway Stations>
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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Location: No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District. (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号)
Most of the high speed trains from Suzhou to Shanghai will arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. As the main high speed railway station in Shanghai, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station operates frequent high speed trains to the major cities in China. It is also linked with convenient transportation network in Shanghai and you can be reached by metro Line 2, metro Line 10, maglev train and taxi. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>
Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)
Location: No. 303, Moling Road, Jing'an District (上海市静安区秣陵路303号)
Located in the downtown area of Shanghai, Shanghai Railway Station is quite close to the top attractions in Shanghai, like the Bund, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and Shanghai Museum. Both of metro Line 2 and metro Line 4 are able to take you to there.
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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 >>
Based on your time and interests, you can make a day trip in Suzhou or stay 2 and more days to discover more wonderful gardens and attractions in Suzhou. The most popular itinerary is to take 4 days for a Suzhou Shanghai, 2 days in Suzhou and 2 days in Shanghai.
If you want 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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When you're in Shanghai, 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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With well-developed transportation network, it’s super convenient to extend your China tour from Shanghai to Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan Mountain in nearby regions, and even go farther to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yangtze River, Yunnan, Tibet, Silk Road and more wonderful destinations in China. If time allows, a longer holiday with different types of highlights, like Great Walls, Terracotta Warriors, Giant Panda, Li River Cruise... is an excellent idea for your once-in-a-lifetime journey in China.
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