Shanghai to Wuzhen: Distance, Bus, Train, Car & Map 2024

Wuzhen, or known as Wuzhen Water Town, is one of the Four Best Towns in Jiannan Area (the region of the south of the Yangtze River in China). It is located in the triangle formed by three top tourist cities: Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou. Every year, there are floods of visitors from home and abroad heading to visit it. Some of them choose to visit Wuzhen from Shanghai, because the metropolis Shanghai is extremely easily to be reached by almost every traffic means. The distance between Shanghai and Wuzhen is about 128 kilometers. From Shanghai, you can get to Wuzhen by direct private car (2~3 hrs.), bus (3.5 hrs.) or high speed train to Tongxiang plus car/bus to Wuzhen (from 2 hrs.).

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Top 1: Shanghai to Wuzhen Private Car with China Discovery (Top Recommended)

  • Time needed: 2~3 hours

Driving from Shanghai to Wuzhen directly must be the most convenient way, because you can get from the hotel/airport/train station/tourist site to Wuzhen in direct, without the hassles of finding the right bus station or train station. The entire trip takes about 2~3 hours. With the help of private car, you can also freely arrange your itinerary as you like. Besides, it is also the fastest and hottest chosen way.

Visitors usually book a Shanghai Wuzhen tour package including private transfer service in advance from a local travel agency. We China Discovery also provide such warm services. If you travel with us, you will be escorted from Shanghai to Wuzhen with comfortable & air-conditioned cars and skilled & reliable drivers. In addition, there will be an experienced English-speaking guide accompanying you all the way, thus you will never be annoyed by the language barrier. The guide will also choose the best hotel, visiting route and attractions for you according to your interest and budget. Feel interested in such a warm Shanghai Wuzhen tour package? Please feel free to contact our travel consultant for help!

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Top 2: Shanghai to Wuzhen Bus (Recommended for Independent Travelers)

  • Time needed: 3.5 hours around

Many bus stations in Shanghai also provide long-distance buses to Wuzhen, like Shanghai Long Distance Bus Terminal (上海长途汽车客运总站) near Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Bus Terminal (上海长途客运南站) near Shanghai Routh Railway Station, Shanghai Hongqiao West Passenger Transport Station (上海虹桥客运西站) near Hongqiao Railway Station, etc. These buses arrive at Wuzhen Water Town in direct and they make stops at both Xizha (the West Area) and Dongzha (the East Area). The travelling time of these buses varies from 2.5~3.5 hours.

Long-distance buses must be the cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Wuzhen, and thus they are the most popular choices for independent visitors. However, it may take you a lot of time to get to the bus stations to book a ticket. Besides, there is no fixed bus schedule. Sometimes, there may only have one available bus departing in the morning. Therefore, you are suggested to book your bus ticket at least one day in advance or you may find no bus to take on your departing day.

Shanghai Long Distance Bus Terminal Shanghai Long Distance Bus Terminal

● Shanghai Long Distance Bus Terminal (上海长途汽车客运总站)

Location: No.166, Zhongxing Road, JIngan District, Shanghai, China (上海市静安区中兴路1666号), about 200 meters (5 minutes) to Shanghai Railway Station by walk and 4 kilometers (15 minutes) to Shanghai downtown by car

● Shanghai South Bus Terminal (上海长途客运南站)

Location: about 360 meters (8 minutes) to Shanghai South Railway Station and 13 kilometers (half an hour) to Shanghai downtown

● Shanghai Hongqiao West Passenger Transport Station (上海虹桥客运西站)

Location: about 500 meters (10 minutes) to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and 20 kilometers (half an hour) to Shanghai downtown

Top 3: Shanghai to Wuzhen Train + Car/Bus (Good Alternative Option)

  • Time needed: from 2 hours, including 40 minutes around from Shanghai to Tongxiang by high speed train and 1~3 hours around from Tongxiang to Wuzhen by car/bus

Wuzhen Water Town is located in Tongxiang City, Jiaxing City of China’s Zhejiang Province. At present, there is no train station built in the town, and the closet train station is Tongxiang Railway Station, which is about 2~3 hours away by car. Every day, there are over 20 bullet trains running between Shanghai and Tongxiang. Trains depart from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and arrive at Tongxiang Railway Station. The train ride needs 40 minutes around. After arrive at Tongxiang Railway Station, you are required to ride a bus to Wuzhen Bus Station (桐乡乌镇汽车站) first and then choose another bus to Wuzhen Water Town. The whole bus trip needs at least 2 hours.

Compared with the direct private car and bus, getting from Shanghai to Wuzhen by train plus local bus must be the most complex and time-consuming way. However, if you get from Tongxiang Railway Station to Wuzhen by direct car, this way is also a great choice. Getting from Shanghai to Wuzhen by train plus direct car takes 2 hours around. We China Discovery also offer private car service from Tongxiang Railway Station to Wuzhen Water Town. Please feel free to contact us if you need such a service!

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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

● Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥火车站)

Location: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号), about 20 kilometers and half an hour from Shanghai downtown by car

● Tongxiang Railway Station (桐乡站)

Location: No.51, Gaoqiao Avenue, Gaoqiao Town, Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, China (浙江省嘉兴市桐乡市高桥镇高桥大道51号), about 32 kilometers and 1 hour away from Wuzhen Water Town by direct car

How to Plan a Shanghai Wuzhen Tour?

Visitors usually spend 2~4 days to enjoy a Shanghai Wuzhen tour. The tour usually starts from Shanghai City. After 1~2 days’ exploration in this metropolis, visitors will head to Wuzhen to savor the ancient charms and spend 1~3 days there.

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As Wuzhen is located in between Shanghai and Hangzhou, some visitors also extend their Shanghai Wuzhen tour to the picturesque Hangzhou to sample the world-class lake beauty and explore tea culture, etc. Such a Shanghai Wuzhen Hangzhou Tour takes about 4~5 days.

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Considering Wuzhen is located within the golden triangle formed by Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou, plenty of visitors also prefer to add the elegant gardens and interesting silk culture in Suzhou into the tour. Such an Ideal Triangle Tour needs 7 days around.

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