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The distance between Shanghai and Suzhou is about 100 kilometers (62 miles). Currently, taking a high speed bullet train to get from Shanghai to Suzhou and travel from Suzhou to Shanghai is the most efficeint and convenient way. Every day, there are more than 220 pairs of high speed bullet trains running between Shanghai and Suzhou, which take about 30 minutes only. Both G trains and D trains are available, so that travelers can choose from massive high speed bullet trains from the early morning till night (about 05:30~23:00).
Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Railway Map
Most high speed trains depart from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station, and get to Suzhou Railway Station and Suzhou North Railway Station in Suzhou. Only half an hour, you can travel from modern Shanghai to traditional Suzhou. To make sure you take train at the right station, please check the detailed stations before you booking and boarding/getting off the trains.
|From||To||Frequency (day)||Operating Hours||Duration||Detailed Schedule >|
Shanghai Hongqiao /|
|over 220||About 06:00-23:00||About 0.5 hour|
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Shanghai Hongqiao /
|nearly 240||About 05:30-23:00||About 0.5 hour|
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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station both serve the Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Trains. Each day, Shanghai Railway Station operates the first and last high speed train to Suzhou, which departs at nearly 06:00 am and 11:00 pm.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Location: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai. (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号)
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站) is close to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). Travelers can take Metro Line 2 to People's Square, Nanjing Road, The Bund, Jing’an Temple, Lujiazui Area; take Metro Line 10 to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Zoo, Xintiandi, Yu Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road. More about Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station >
Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)
Location: No.303, Moling Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号)
Shanghai Railway Station (上海站) is located in the north of city center. Travelers can take Metro Line 1 to People's Square, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road; Metro Line 3 to Shanghai South Railway Station and Zhongshan Park. Shanghai Railway Station >
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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Railway Station
Suzhou now has 4 available High Speed Railway Stations. And among the 4 railway stations, only Suzhou Railway Station and Suzhou North Railway Station operate high speed bullet trains to Shanghai.
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 (苏州火车站) is located near many famous attractions of Suzhou, such as Humble Administrative Garden, Lingering Garden and Suzhou Museum, as well as many great hotels. For travelers who take high speed train from Shanghai to Suzhou, you are suggested to choose Suzhou Railway Station as your first option.
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)
Suzhou North Railway Station (苏州北站) lies about 10.5 km from Suzhou Railway Station. Metro Line 2 links the two stations. It takes about 1 hour's drive (21 km) to downtown Suzhou; 30 minutes' drive (15 km) to Humble Administrative Garden and Suzhou Museum.
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Suzhou Railway Station
Suzhou North Railway Station
Note: All the above railway station transportation information is only for your reference. You can contact us to check the latest traffic guide to/off those railway stations and get more messages of other train stations.
How to visit the metropolis Shanghai and the classical Suzhou in the most convenient way? How many days should you stay in each city? Since convenient international flights are available in Shanghai and frequent high speed bullet trains have already connected Shanghai and Suzhou conveniently, you can spend 2 ~ 3 days in Shanghai and then travel to the Gardens and Water Towns of Suzhou to make a relaxing holiday for about 1 ~ 2 days. After that, you can extend your high speed bullet journey from Suzhou to Hangzhou, Huangshan, Nanjing, Beijing, Xian, etc.
Shanghai is well-connected with lots of overseas destination by frequent international flights, as well as major domestic destinations via flights and high speed bullet trains. Thus,Shanghai is often chosen as the first stop of China exploring tour by foreign travelers. Aside from its convenient transportation conditions, Shanghai also enjoys attractive culture, building and night view. Here, you can wonder along the Bund and have a closet feeling about Shanghai’s past and present, and then stroll to the nearby Yu Garden & Bazaar to enjoy the ancient buildings, antiques, arts, crafts, souvenirs, etc. When the night comes, you can get to the tallest skyscraper in China - Shanghai Tower to have a spectacular view outside of the glass windows. Other attractions like Tianjifang, Shanghai Museum, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Shanghai French Concession, Shanghai Circus World, etc. also well worth visiting.
Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower
Suzhou, the popular classic tourist city with a long history over 2,500 years, is located about 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Shanghai. Mostly, travelers are attracted by its elegant gardens and grand canals, which are also in the list of World Heritage Sites. During the Suzhou tour, apart from the golden waterway – Suzhou Grand Canal, you can go to visit the gardens you are interested in, such as the Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of the Nets Garden, Lion Grove Garden, etc. Besides, the water towns and old streets of Suzhou also enjoy great reputation, like Zhouzhuang, Pingjiang Road, Shantang Street, etc.
Master of the Nets Garden
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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