How to go → SHANGHAI to SUZHOU? ☀️

How to get from Shanghai to Suzhou
How to travel from Shanghai to Suzhou in China? You can travel by train or bus.

1. Train – Shanghai to Suzhou
2. Bus – Shanghai to Suzhou
3. FAQ + Travel Tips + Info
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From Shanghai to Suzhou by high-speed train in about 30 minutes.

    • Suzhou, known as the „Oriental Venice“ in east China’s Jiangsu Province, has made painstaking efforts to preserve the city’s unique ancient features. The classical gardens in Suzhou are on the World Heritage List and it is a good idea to visit this place if you are already in Shanghai. Travel distance from Shanghai to Suzhou is about 100 km by high-speed train (to the city center). It is one of the most frequented routes in Shanghai. There are high-speed trains and also some regular trains from Shanghai to Suzhou, you can also travel by bus. The best way how to travel from Shanghai to Suzhou is to travel by high-speed train of China Railways, there are comfortable seats. Train tickets from Shanghai to Suzhou cost about $4-25/pp (G, D trains of China Railways). There are no direct flight to Suzhou from Shanghai.

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From Shanghai to Suzhou you can travel by train, bus or taxi.

    • There are various high-speed and regular/normal trains from Shanghai to Suzhou (high-speed trains – first class seat, second class seat, business seat or premium seats) and traveling by train takes only about 25-35 minutes. These highs-peed trains to Suzhou offer modern comfort and service (G, D trains). All day long there are dozens of train connections. Besides G and D high-speed trains to Suzhou, there are also some K, T trains also available for the transportation between Shanghai and Suzhou – but these trains are slower, travel by this train takes about 1 hour. All these trains depart from Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and arrive to Suzhou Railway Station or Suzhou North Railway Station. The last option how to reach Suzhou from Shanghai is to travel by bus. Travel by bus from Shanghai to Suzhou takes about 1.5 hour. How and where to book and buy train ticket from Shanghai to Suzhou? Now you can book your train tickets from Shanghai to Suzhou easily online. From Shanghai you can also travel by train to Hangzhou. Read carefully the instructions about this route below.
Transportation Option – Shanghai to Suzhou: Travel Time Cost Range
High-Speed Train 25-35 minutes $4-25/pp
Regular/Normal Train Up to 1 hour $4-25/pp
Bus 1.5 hours N/A
Private Taxi 1.5 hours N/A

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How do I get from Shanghai to Suzhou?


1. TRAINS from Shanghai to Suzhou

    • there are lots of various high-speed or normal trains all the day from Shanghai to Suzhou
    • a very fast way how to get from Shanghai to Suzhou
    • this route is operated by China Railway
    • high-speed trains – G/D (second class seat, first class seat…)
    • travel by high-speed train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes only about 25-35 minutes
    • air-conditioned trains, toilet, steward, modern trains
    • regular/normal trains – K, travel takes up to 1 hour (hard seat, but also sleeper trains)
    • one-way train ticket from Shanghai to Suzhou costs about $4-25/pp (depends on the class of train)
    • railway stations in Shanghai – Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
    • railway stations in Suzhou – Suzhou Railway Station or Suzhou North Railway Station
    • Book and buy your train tickets from Shanghai to Suzhou on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
    • valid ID is required when buying a ticket and boarding a train > foreign passengers: passport / Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passengers: Mainland travel permit
    • one of the top travel route in Shanghai, recommended – book your train tickets to Suzhou online
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Travel by high-speed train from Shanghai is the best and fastest way how to get to Suzhou.


2. BUS from Shanghai to Suzhou

    • travel by bus from Shanghai to Suzhou is also possible
    • this route has about 100 km to the city center
    • yes, it is a cheapest way how to get from Shanghai to Suzhou, but it takes about 1.5 hour
    • bus stations: Intercity Bus Terminal, South Long-distance Bus Station, Pudong East Long-distance Bus Station, Hongqiao West Long-distance Bus Station

3. TAXI from Shanghai to Suzhou

    • travel by taxi from Shanghai to Suzhou is also possible
    • the most expensive but comfortable way how to get from Shanghai to Suzhou
    • travel by taxi from Shanghai to Suzhou takes about 1.5 hours
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Mingtown Suzhou International Youth Hostel (photo: Agoda). 10 best cheap hotels + hostels in Suzhou.
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Scholars Hotel Suzhou Shantang Mansion (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury hotels + resorts in Suzhou.

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Panorama of the Suzhou city in China.
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An ancient part of town of Suzhou.
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Suzhou Center combines shopping malls, offices, residences and hotel.
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Tourist can visit Tiger Hill Pagoda in Suzhou.


FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Shanghai to Suzhou:

1. How to book and buy tickets from Shanghai to Suzhou?

    • You can book train tickets from Shanghai to Suzhou online on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • It is also possible to search and book another tickets, e.g. Shanghai > Beijing, Beijing > Xian…

2. How long does it take to get from Shanghai to Suzhou?

    • Travel by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes about 25-35 minutes (depends on the type of train).
    • Travel by bus from Shanghai to Suzhou takes about 1.5 hours.

3. What is the travel distance from Shanghai to Suzhou?

4. How much does it cost to travel from Shanghai to Suzhou?

    • Travel by train from Shanghai to Suzhou costs about $4-25/pp (depends on the type of train).

5. What is the fastest option of transport from Shanghai to Suzhou?

    • The most fastest option of transfer to Suzhou from Shanghai is to travel by highspeed train of China Railways. The most cheapest train goes about 25 minutes.

6. What is the cheapest option of transfer from Shanghai to Suzhou?

    • The most cheapest are train tickets are for the K-trains (hard seat). But travel time by this train is about 1 hour.

7. What is the most expensive train from Shanghai to Suzhou?

    • The most expensive train tickets are business or premium seats in G or D train of China Railways.

8. From which railway stations trains from Shanghai to Suzhou depart?

    • Trains to Suzhou from Shanghai depart from Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai West, Shanghai South, or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

9. What are the top attractions to visit in Suzhou?

    • Suzhou is known for its beautiful gardens, ancient water towns, and rich cultural heritage. Some of the top attractions to visit in Suzhou include the Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Suzhou Museum, and the ancient water town of Zhouzhuang.

10. What is the best time to visit Suzhou?

    • The best time to visit Suzhou is during spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is mild and comfortable. These seasons offer pleasant temperatures and are ideal for exploring Suzhou’s outdoor attractions and gardens. However, Suzhou can be visited year-round, and each season has its own charm.

11. Can I visit Suzhou on a day trip from Shanghai?

    • Yes, Suzhou can be visited as a day trip from Shanghai. With its convenient transportation links, it’s possible to explore the main attractions in Suzhou within a day. However, to fully appreciate the city’s beauty and experience its cultural heritage, it’s recommended to spend at least one or two nights in Suzhou.

12. Are English language skills commonly spoken in Suzhou?

    • While English may not be as widely spoken in Suzhou as in major tourist destinations, some hotel staff, tour guides, and employees at popular attractions can communicate in basic English. It’s advisable to carry a phrasebook or use translation apps to assist with communication. Learning a few basic phrases in Mandarin Chinese, such as greetings and thank you, can also be helpful and appreciated by the locals.

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3 Ways of Transfer from Shanghai to Suzhou:

1. TRAINS from Shanghai to Suzhou
Train Types High-speed trains – G/D, Regular/normal trains – K
Operator China Railway
High-Speed Train Travel Time About 25-35 minutes
Regular Train Travel Time Up to 1 hour
One-Way Ticket Fare $4-25/pp (depends on the class of train)
Departure Stations (Shanghai) Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Arrival Stations (Suzhou) Suzhou Railway Station or Suzhou North Railway Station
2. BUS from Shanghai to Suzhou
Transport Option Bus
Distance About 100 km to the city center
Travel Time About 1.5 hours
Cost Cheapest option
3. TAXI from Shanghai to Suzhou
Transport Option Taxi
Comfort Most comfortable but expensive
Travel Time About 1.5 hours

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