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 about 183 daily high speed trains departing from Suzhou to Shanghai, including 155 G-trains and 28 D-trains. Both Suzhou Railway Station and Suzhou North Railway Station run G-trains and D-trains from the early morning till night (05:27~23:16). 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.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Useful Link: Shanghai to Suzhou Trains Schedules
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 81km, 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.
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.
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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