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Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Train

The distance between Shanghai and Suzhou is about 100 kilometers. Every day, there are more than 200 pairs of high speed trains running between Shanghai and Suzhou which take about 23 minutes to 1 hour. Both G trains and D trains are available that travelers can take the train from the early morning till night (about 06:00~23:00).

Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Rail Map

Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Rail Map

Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Train Schedule

High speed trains are available between Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station/Shanghai Railway Station and Suzhou Railway Station/Suzhou North Railway Station. It takes only 23-55 minutes for Shanghai Suzhou high speed train travel. Please check the detailed stations before you booking and boarding/getting off the trains.

● Shanghai to Suzhou

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Shanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
Suzhou /
Suzhou North
over 200 About 06:00-23:00 About 0.5 hour

● Suzhou to Shanghai

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Suzhou /
Suzhou North
Shanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
over 200 About 05:30-23:00 About 0.5-1 hour

Recommended Shanghai Suzhou Tour Packages:

>> 4 Days Shanghai Suzhou Excellent Tour

>> 5 Days Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou Highlights Tour

>> 7 Days Shanghai Beijing Tour by High Speed Train via Suzhou

>> 9 Days East China & Yellow Mountain Tour (Shanghai+Suzhou+Hangzhou+Huangshan)

Which Stations Used in Shanghai?

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station are now serving for the Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Trains. Shanghai Railway Station operates the daily first and last High Speed Train that traveling to Suzhou, which make departures at 5:48 and 22:55.

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)

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站) is located in Minhang District west of Shanghai. It is close to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Travelers can take metro line 2 to Renmin 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. Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station >

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)

Shanghai Railway Station (上海站) is located on Moling Road in Jing’an District, the north of city center. Travelers can take metro line 1 to Renmin Square, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road; metro line 3 to Shanghai South Railway Station and Zhongshan Park. Shanghai Railway Station >

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Which Station Used in Suzhou?

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 Trains on Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Railway.

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 on Suzhan Road, Gusu District of Suzhou City. This area gathers 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) is in Chengtong Road, Xiangcheng District, about 10.5 km from Suzhou Railway Station. Metro line 2 is linked Suzhou North Railway Station with Suzhou Railway Station. The bus No. 711, 77, 80, 811, 819, 866, 139 and BRT 8 can take passengers to the downtown area.

Recommended Suzhou Tours:

>> 2 Days Classic Garden Tour

>> 2 Days In-depth Suzhou Culture Discovery Tour

Suzhou Railway Station

Suzhou Railway Station

Suzhou North 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 rest stations.

How to Plan Your Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Train Tour?

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 Trains have already connected Shanghai and Suzhou. You can spend 2 ~ 3 days in Shanghai and then travel to the Gardens and Water Towns of Suzhou to make a relax for about 1 ~ 2 days. After that, you can extend your High Speed Train journey from Suzhou to Nanjing, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Beijing, Xian, etc.


Shanghai is well-connected with both frequent international flights and domestic High Speed Trains. Thus, it is hot 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.

Useful links:

Shanghai Travel Guide | Top Shanghai Things to Do | Popular Shanghai Tour Packages | Popular Shanghai Suzhou Tour Packages

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower


Suzhou, the popular classic tourist city with a long history over 2,500 years, is located about 100km (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.

Useful links:

Suzhou Travel Guide | Popular Suzhou Tour Packages | Top Suzhou Things to Do

Master of the Nets Garden

Master of the Nets Garden

Tips for Booking and Taking Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Shanghai Suzhou high speed trains, there are three types of seats: the “Business Class Seats” like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of 464.0RMB per person, the “First Class Seats” of the middle class of 247.5RMB per person and the “Second Class Seats” of the most economical class of 132.0-155.5RMB per person.

>> Check more about types of seat on high speed trains.

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Shanghai Suzhou high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

>> Check more about booking and collecting high speed train tickets.

3. How to embark the bullet train?

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 more about boarding on & getting off a high speed train.

4. 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 more about facilities & service on high speed train.

High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

We China Discovery are very willing to help you with the high speed train tickets booking, tour customization and local guide and transfer arrangement, so you can be able to experience the superb bullet train in style and enjoy all the highlights of your ideal destinations in China without any worry. If you are interested, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to best suit for your needs and likes. Popular China High Speed Bullet Train Tours >

Recommended Tours

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

Elegant Jiangnan Sceneries in Humble Administrator's Garden
4 Days Shanghai Suzhou Excellent Tour

Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai

Yu Garden
5 Days Shanghai & Suzhou Highlights Tour with Tongli

Shanghai / Tongli / Suzhou / Shanghai

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center with Visitors
5 Days Essence of Shanghai & Suzhou Tour with Zhouzhuang

Shanghai / Suzhou / Zhouzhuang / Shanghai

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to China by contacting one of our specialists. Once enquired, you’ll get a response within 0.5~23.5 hours.

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Questions & Discussions

Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

Pudong to Wujiang, Suzhou
I’ll be arriving at Pudong at 10.45am on 17 August 18. Please tell me the best trains to catch & which stations - I need to get to Haiyatt Garden Hotel, Wujiang. Thank you
2018-08-04 19:33
Pudong Airport to Suzhou
Is there a high speed bullet train from Pudong Airport direct to Suzhou ? I should be landing around 2pm
2017-12-07 00:01
Hello Gary,

Thank you for the good question. There is no bullet train directly from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Suzhou city at present. However, if you want to experience the high speed train, you could take the maglev train or local subway from Pudong Airport to get to Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for 1-1.5 hours and take a 30 minutes long high speed train to Suzhou. Besides, there are also many daily distance coaches from this airport to Suzhou, as you may land around 2 pm, you could choose the coach that starts at around 14:50、15:20、16:10, and that needs about 3 hours, besides, other schedules are available at around 16:50、17:20、18:10、18:50、19:40、20:30、and 21:00.

Enjoy your trip to Suzhou.
From hangzhou to suzhou
if i want to travel from hangzhou to suzhou by train, is there any direct train line i can choose? or what is the most convenient transportation to travel from hangzhou to suzhou? thank you.
2017-10-16 15:02
Hi Chai,
Thank you for the good question. Every day, there are about 22 daily bullet G-trains from Hangzhou to Suzhou City. The trains start during 07:38 ~ 20:43 and needs to cover about 1.5-2 hours. And the prices are RMB111.5, RMB 178.5 and RMB 341.5 for the Second Class Seat, First Class Seat and Business Class Seat. Considering the expenses, distance, traveling time, and traffic jam, most people choose to take the bullet train as the most convenient way to go between those two hot tourist cities.
Wish you a wonderful day!
Which station
Hi, I will be traveling from Suzhou to shanghai. But not sure which station from Suzhou shld I take and wj in station @ shanghai shld I alight.
2017-05-15 22:33
Dear Jane,

Thanks for your question. In Suzhou, there are two train stations for you to take high speed trains to Shanghai – Suzhou Railway Station in the city center and Suzhou North Railway Station in the northern suburb.

- Suzhou Railway Station has about 87 G trains to Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station each day(duration: 25mins~52mins; hours - 06:43~22:22; ticket price: ¥39.5~121.5). There are also 25 D trains available for you to take to Shanghai, mostly to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (duration: 28mins~61mins; hours - 05:34~22:43; ticket price: ¥24.5~336.5).

Address: No.27, Chezhan Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou

- Suzhou North Railway Station is located in the northern Suzhou city, about 3.5km from the city center, 2km from the Humble Administrator’s Garden and 13.5km from the North Railway Station. It operates a lot of bullet trains to Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Beijing, Xian, etc. Currently, there are about 58 G trains to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station each day(duration: 22mins~34mins; hours - 08:28~22:52; ticket price: ¥34.5~119.5), also 4 D trains as backup options which only run in the afternoon.

Address: No.27, Suzhan Road, Gusu District, Suzhou

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