How to Get from Suzhou to Zhouzhuang Water Town 2024

Zhouzhuang is a famous water town well-preserved with old residential houses and elegant watery views. There are many lakes and rivers flowing through the water town, so many bridges were built in Zhouzhuang, including Double Bridge, which became the famous oil painting of the notable printer, Chen Yifei. Many travelers are attracted by Zhouzhuang’s bridges and old flavor. Because of the short distance, many travelers choose to travel Zhouzhuang Water Town from Suzhou. Before the trip to Zhouzhuang, you can get an opportunity to admire the beautiful garden, soft silk, fair-sounding Kunqu Opera, etc. in Suzhou.

Located in the administrative area of Kunshan City, Zhouzhuang is about 45 km away from south Suzhou City. You are able to get to Zhouzhuang Water Town from Suzhou by private and bus. We suggest you use private transfer service for a better transfer experience and more efficient trip.

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Option 1: Suzhou to Zhouzhuang Private Transfer with China Discovery – Top Recommended

Driving directly is the fastest way to travel from Suzhou to Zhouzhuang Water Town, and it needs about 1 hour usually. In order to avoid the language barrier with the taxi driver, you are advised to book a tour package with private transfer from a local travel agency, like China Discovery. To ensure your comfort and safety, you will be provided with comfortable & air-conditioned cars and skilled & reliable drivers. No matter when you get to Suzhou, they will pick you up at the airport or railway station punctually and accompany you to your hotel or attractions according your organized itinerary.

Not only private transfer service, you will also receive the best service from our professional travel consultant and local experienced travel guide. From the beginning to the end of your trip, your personal travel consultant will take care of you every step, customizing a tour, booking hotels, purchasing your train or flight tickets, etc. based on your preference and needs. During your journey, the informative and patient guides will make your journey more enjoyable and meaningful. Want a Suzhou Zhouzhuang tour now? Feel free to contact us to start your Suzhou Zhouzhuang tour now!

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Option 2: Suzhou to Zhouzhuang Public Bus

If you want to use public transportation means, you can take a public bus from Suzhou to Zhouzhuang. There are two main bus stations operating daily buses to Zhouzhuang Water Town, including Suzhou Beiguangchang Bus Station and Suzhou North Bus Station. The whole bus trip takes around 1.5 hours..

Suzhou Beiguangchang Bus Station (苏州北广场站)

Address: No.1455, Suzhan Road, Gusu District, Suzhou City (苏州市姑苏区苏站路1455号)

Suzhou Beiguangchang Bus Station is located in the north square of Suzhou Railway Station, about 5 km away from Humble Administrator’s Garden, about 4 km away from Lingering Garden, about 5.5 km away from Tiger Hill, about 10 km away from Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory. You can get there by metro Line 4 as well as many public buses and tourist buses.

Suzhou North Bus Station (苏州汽车客运北站)

Address: No.29 Xihui Road, Gusu District, Suzhou City (苏州市姑苏区西汇路29号)

Suzhou North Bus Station is located near Suzhou Railway Station as well. It is about 2 km away from Humble Administrator's Garden, about 4 km away from Lingering Garden, about 5 km away from Tiger Hill, about 8 km from Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory. It is not convenient to take a metro line to this station, but you can take a public bus or tourist bus there easily.

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How to Plan Your Travel in Suzhou

How to Get to Suzhou: You can easily get to Suzhou by high speed train from Shanghai (about 0.5 hour), Hangzhou (about 1.5 hours), Nanjing (about 1 hour), Beijing (about 4.5 hours), etc.

Best Time to Visit Suzhou: April to October, especially April and May in spring and September and October in autumn

Generally, a classic Suzhou tour takes about 1~2 days. Visiting Suzhou, you can't miss elegant Suzhou gardens, like Humble Administrator's Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of the Nets Garden, etc. You can choose one or two of them for a great garden delight. Other must-be-visited sights in Suzhou City include Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory from which you can watch the process of silk making from silkworms to elegant products, Tiger Hill which is known as the first sight in Suzhou, Suzhou Museum which is designed by I. M. Pei and Suzhou's old canalside roads (like Pingjaing Road and Shantang Street), etc. If you like Jiangnan watertowns, you can visit Tongli, Zhouzhuang or Luzhi to have a wonderful time.

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