Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Transportation: Travel by High Speed Train, Car & Bus

Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou are the top three tourist cities in the Yangtze River Delta in the middle-east of China’s coastal area. More than half of first-time visitors to China would choose to land in Shanghai. Shanghai is not only the port of entry with the largest flow in mainland China, but also the most developed city, which is praised as the “Magic City” and “the Oriental Paris”. After enjoying a traditional and modern trip in Shanghai, if your travel time is limited and would like to explore more natural and cultural beauty near Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou, known as “the paradise on earth”, would be your best choice.

The relative distance between each of the three cities is less than 250 kilometers. Moreover, the railway and highway among three cities are also well constructed. Because of short distances and well-establish transportation system, the most convenient way to get around Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou is by taking high speed trains. Continue to read the following passages to get more detailed information about Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou transportation and plan your Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou tour in 2021.

Location & Distance of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou

Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Transportation

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Shanghai LocationShanghai, one of the biggest cities in China, is located in the Yangtze River Delta, east China, facing the East Sea to the east and bordering Jiangsu Province to the north and Zhejiang Province to the southwest.

Suzhou LocationSuzhou is located in the east of China, the southeast of Jiangsu Province, the middle of the Yangtze River Delta, with Shanghai in the east, Jiaxing in the south, Taihu Lake in the west, and the Yangtze River in the north.

Hangzhou LocationHangzhou the capital city of Zhejiang Province is located in the north part of this province in East China.

Distance of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou: Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou are all located in the central-east part of China, distributed in a triangle shape. Take Shanghai as the apex, Suzhou is on the left corner and Hangzhou on the right corner. Shanghai is about 144 km northeast from Hangzhou and 100 km southeast from Suzhou. Suzhou is about 125 km northeast from Hangzhou.

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As an experienced, professional, and reliable travel agency in China, China Discovery offers convenient and efficient transfer for all visitors to China, including intercity transportation among Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou. We can pick you up at the airport, train station, or from your hotel, and attractions in Shanghai/Hangzhou/Suzhou and escort you to your next stop directly by a safe, licensed, clean and comfortable vehicle. So you can save lots of time, rest well on the way and focus on the trip. Travelling with China Discovery, you will enjoy a transfer worry-free Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou tour and get a better travel experience. According to your needs, we can also help you to arrange famous attractions and highlights near the three cities, such as Tongli and Zhouzhuang Water Town between Shanghai and Suzhou, Wuzhen and Xitang Water Town on the way from Shanghai to Hangzhou, and Qiandao Lake, Moganshan Mountain and Nanxun Old Town near Hangzhou, etc. Start your trip by contacting us here >>

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Shanghai to Suzhou

The distance between Shanghai and Suzhou is only 100km, which takes about 1.5 hours by car. Train transfer is the fastest and comfortable way to get between Shanghai and Hangzhou. However, there are also buses connecting two places. If you would like visit to highlights along the way, such as Zhouzhuang Water Town, you may consider a private car as a transport vehicle.

● By High Speed Train: Fast speed, cheap price and a great number of trains, a high speed train is definitely your best choice to transfer between Shanghai and Suzhou. There are over 230 G & 30 D high speed rains commuting between Shanghai (Shanghai Hongqiao/Shanghai Railway Station) and Suzhou (Suzhou/Suzhou North Railway Station) every day from 9:40 ~ 23:00. Most of the high speed trains only take about half an hour, while the fastest high speed train only takes you 22 minutes. Check details about Shanghai High Speed Trains | Suzhou High Speed Train >>

● By Normal Train: There are also about 50 T&K&Z normal trains transfer between Shanghai (Shanghai/Shanghai South Railway Station) and Suzhou (Suzhou Railway Station), and the whole journey may take about 1 hour. More about Shanghai Railway Stations | Suzhou Railway Stations >>

● By Bus: There are scores of buses running between Shanghai and Suzhou. According to different departure and arrival stations, the bus needs about 2 to 3.5 hours.

Useful Links of Shanghai Suzhou Transportation:

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Shanghai to Hangzhou

Hangzhou is about 144 km away from Shanghai, which takes about 2.5 hours by car. Like Shanghai and Suzhou, there is no direct flight, therefore the best way to travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou or from Hangzhou to Shanghai is taking a high speed train. For those who are planning to visit Wuzhen and Xitang Water Town in Jiaxing, they can take a private car to travel around two cities and highlights on the way.

● By High Speed Train: There are over 150 G & D high speed rains running between Shanghai (Shanghai South/Shanghai Hongqiao/ Shanghai Railway Station) and Hangzhou (Hangzhou/Hangzhou South/ Hangzhou East Railway Station) every day, and the whole journey takes 40 minutes ~ 1 hour and 30 minutes. Most high speed trains or bullet trains rung between 05:30 ~ 21:30 from Shanghai to Hangzhou and between 06:10 ~ 23:00 from Hangzhou to Shanghai. Check details about Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Trains >>

● By Normal Train: There are about 40 T&K&Z normal trains transfer between Shanghai (Shanghai South Railway Station) and Hangzhou (Hangzhou South/Hangzhou/Hangzhou East Railway Station), and the whole journey may take about 2-3 hours. More about Shanghai Railway Stations | Hangzhou Railway Stations >>

● By Bus: Everyday, there are 3 buses running from Shanghai South Long Distance Bus Station to Hangzhou and 3 buses running from different bus stations in Hangzhou (Hangzhou Bus Station/Hangzhou East Railway Station/Hangzhou North Bus Station) to Shanghai South Railway Station. According to different departure and arrival stations, the bus needs about 3.5 to 4 hours.

Useful Links of Shanghai Hangzhou Transportation:

Shanghai to Hangzhou Real-time Train Schedule | Hangzhou to Shanghai Real-time Train Schedule | Transfer Between Shanghai and Hangzhou >>

Useful Travel Articles of Shanghai and Hangzhou:

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Hangzhou West Lake in Summer

Suzhou to Hangzhou

Suzhou is about 125 km away from Hangzhou. It takes about 2.5 hours by car. Due to the short distance, there is no flight between the two cities. All trains transferred between Suzhou and Hangzhou would all detour through Shanghai. Therefore, the railway length between Suzhou and Hangzhou (about 240km) is much longer than the driving distance. However, taking a high speed train is still the top recommended way to transfer between Suzhou and Hangzhou, because it is quicker and more comfortable.

● By High Speed Train: There are around 30 G & D high speed rains running between Suzhou (Suzhou/Suzhou North/Suzhou Xinqu Railway Station) and Hangzhou (Hangzhou/Hangzhou South/ Hangzhou East Railway Station) every day, and the whole journey takes 1 hour 20 minutes ~ 2 hour and 50 minutes. Most high speed trains or bullet trains run from Hangzhou to Suzhou between 07:20 ~ 20:40 and from Suzhou to Hangzhou between 06:40 ~ 18:50.

● By Normal Train: There are about 14 T&K&Z normal trains transfer between Suzhou (Suzhou Railway Station) and Hangzhou (Hangzhou South/Hangzhou/Hangzhou East Railway Station), and the whole journey may take about 2.5-5 hours. More about Suzhou Railway Stations | Hangzhou Railway Stations >>

● By Bus: Buses are also accessible from Hangzhou to Suzhou/Suzhou to Hangzhou between 7:30 ~ 17:00, taking about 2.5~3.5 hours usually.

Useful Links of Shanghai Hangzhou Transportation:

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Useful Travel Articles of Shanghai and Hangzhou:

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How to Plan a Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Tour

Most tourists would start their Yangtze River Delta explore tour from Shanghai. A classic tour in Shanghai usually takes 2-3 days, which covers the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, Yu Garden, etc.

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Then take a high speed train or car and spend 1-2 days in Suzhou, visiting exquisite Jiangnan gardens like Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Lion Grove Garden, etc. visit Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory to watch the silk making process and extend the tour to top water towns in China - Tongli or Zhouzhuang, etc.

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Generally, highlights in Hangzhou downtown area such as West Lake, Linyin Temple and Longjing tea plantations need at least 2 days to explore. Those who have never been to water towns may pay a visit to Wuzhen, Xitang or Nanxun water town near Hangzhou city.

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To cover all the essence of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou takes at least 5-6 days. After the journey, if you still have time, you are recommended to extend your tour to Huangshan (The Yellow Mountain - one of the most beautiful mountains in China), Nanjing (ancient capital of six dynasties), Putuoshan (one of China's four famous Buddhist mountains) and other top tourist cities/destinations in China nearby.

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China covers large areas and has rich and diverse tourism resources. With more time, you can extend the trip to Beijing, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Chengdu, Yunnan, Silk Road, Tibet and more phenomenal destinations to enrich your China discovery.

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