Kunshan benefits from its position on the routes of the Shanghai-Ningxia Railway and the Shanghai-Ningxia Highway, as well as the No. 312 National Highway. So, although it does not have its own airport, the transportation system provides a fast, convenient link with the two large international airports in Shanghai reached within an hour from incoming flights. Kunshan's railway station and newly constructed bus station form a hub for links with other parts of the country, especially the other cities of Jiangsu Province. While the city itself and outlying suburbs are served by some nineteen bus routes, regular bus services go to nearby towns making it possible for visitors to travel around the area with ease. Kunshan is served by more than 700 taxis, all of which are ready to speed people along their way.
The good road links mean that many tourists visit Kunshan by car and this is particularly true during the season for crab fishing on Yangcheng Lake, when vast numbers of people swarm into the city. So, if you are planning a visit to Shanghai, why not rent a car and drive over and see the city for yourself?
Should you wish to travel to Kunshan by air you have to take flights to either Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) or Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG). Shuttle buses will take you to Kunshan. The buses to SHA and PVG depart on the hour from Kunshan Hotel. It will take you about an hour to get to SHA with a fare of CNY55 per person. The bus journey to PVG takes about 2 hours and the fare is CNY75 per person. The long-distance buses from PVG to Kunshan depart hourly from 10:30 to 19:30. The fare is CNY76 per person.
Kunshan City Terminal of Shanghai Pudong Airport has opened since January 20, 2011. At the same day, twenty-one shuttle buses between Kunshan terminal and Pudong Airport have been put into service. There are two VIP lounges, six service counters, eight check-in counters, air ticket offices and an 800-square-meter waiting hall in the terminal building. Passengers can handle check-in service and luggage consignment 4-48 hours prior to the departure time, which applies to flights of Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines departing from Pudong Airport. Then take the shuttle bus to Pudong Airport Departure Area directly. It can avoid lining up inside Pudong Airport.
Location of Kunshan City Terminal: Kunshan International Conference and Exhibition Center, 388 East Qianjing Road
Operating hours: 04:30-19:00
Shuttle bus service: There is a direct shuttle bus from the city terminal building to Pudong Airport every 45 minutes and the journey takes 1.5 hours.
Visiting Kunshan by train is another good choice. Kunshan Railway Station is located in the southeast part of the urban area and can be reached by city-buses numbered: 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 101, 103, 105, 106, 117, 118, 120 and 121. There are frequent trains running between Kunshan and the other cities in Jiangsu Province daily, such as Nanjing, Wuxi and Suzhou. As well as these, visitors also can take trains to and from Hangzhou, Xiaoshan, Ningbo, Yiwu and some other cities of Zhejiang Province and Shanghai. The railway also runs trains between Beijing, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Shandong, Henan and Heilongjiang provinces.
Inquiries phone number: 1601066
Tips: You can purchase the tickets 10 days prior to your departure at the ticket office of the railway station .
By Long-distance Bus
Originally, there were two bus stations in Kunshan. On December 27, 2006, they were united and moved to the New Bus Station, at the junction of Bolu Road and the new 321 national highway. City busses 3, 6, 16, 18, 88, 103, 117, 120, 122, 124, 125 and 126 serve the new bus station. A number of modern facilities now supplied in the city will definitely make for a more convenient trip.
The new station serves more comprehensive routes in all directions, and so it is said to be the No.1 bus station of Jiangsu. From here, you can easily reach most other cities in Jiangsu Province. Moreover, you can depart to or arrive from the other nine territories surrounding Jiangsu Province such as Shanghai Municipality, Anhui Province, and Hubei Province.
At present there are about 27 bus lines opening in Kunshan City, covering the most parts of this city. Generally speaking, the city-buses are running from 6:00 to 20:00 daily and the fare is ranging from CNY1 to CNY8. To be mentioned, the buses of No.117 and No.118 can take you to get to Bacheng Town directly from the urban district.
No.1 Railway Station—Kunshan Hotel—Ao Zao Guan—Tinglin Park
Operating hours: 05:45~23:00
No.117 New Bus Station—Bolu Park—Railway Station—Lize Park—Yushan Hospital—Ao Zao Guan—Tinglin Park—Xishan Scenic Area—Forest Park—Bacheng
Operating hours: 06:00~19:00
Operating hours: 05:30~17:57; 05:15~18:15 (new line); 05:50~17:25 (special line)
Operating hours: 05:58~17:58
Operating hours: 06:00~17:55
Although the city-buses in Kunshan can reach every part of this city, the convenient taxis are also good choices sometimes if you would like to save time. Currently, the fare of taxi is CNY8 for the first three kilometers. And, every waiting minute out of five minutes will add an additional charge of CNY0.36 to the passenger fare.