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Beijing to Suzhou Train

On regular days, there are around 25 pairs of trains running between capital Beijing and Suzhou. Among them, a few pairs are normal types and the rest are high speed G and D trains. The high speed types usually take around 4 to 11 hours for this 769 miles (1,237 kilometers) trip while normal types take much longer time, around 12.5 to 21.5 hours for the 857 miles (1,379 kilometers) trip. On appointed dates of each week, more high speed G and D types are in service.

High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 4 - 11 hours
 Distance: about 1,237 kilometers (769 miles)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Bejing/ Beijing South Railway Station, Suzhou/ Suzhou North Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Langfang, Tianjin South, Cangzhou West, Dezhou East, Jinan West, Tai'an, Qufu East, Tengzhou East, Zaozhuang, Xuzhou East, Suzhou East, Bengbu South, Chuzhou, Nanjing South, Zhenjiang South, Danyang North, Changzhou North, Wuxi East.

Beijing to Suzhou High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 23, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G12911:18 - 17:095h51m
Around 15 G types in total: departure time from 06:36 to 17:36; duration from 4h9m to 5h40m.
1 D type train: departure time is 19:22; duration is 11h13m.
See more Beijing Schedule 
 (Last Update on Nov 23, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G11609:53 - 15:225h29m
G13212:46 - 18:255h39m
Around 15 G types in total: departure time from 07:27 to 17:59; duration from 4h9m to 5h50m.
1 D type train: departure time is 22:10; duration is 11h12m.
See more Suzhou Schedule

1. "+" indicates the second day.
2.The above timetable is for reference only. Please use our tool on top of this page to search for the real-time schedule.

Beijing - Suzhou High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Nov 23, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,891 / USD 266CNY 917 / USD 129CNY 545 / USD 77


Normal Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: around 12.5 - 21.5 hours
 Distance: about 1,379 kilometers (857 miles)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Bejing Railway Station, Suzhou Railway Station 

Beijing to Suzhou Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 23, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
146111:56 - 05:29+17h33m
T10920:03 - 10:04+14h1m


Suzhou to Beijing Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 23, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
146213:25 - 10:46+21h21m
T11017:25 - 08:32+15h7m
Note: Please use our tool on the page top to search for the real-time schedule.

Beijing - Suzhou Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Nov 23, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 468.5 - 488.5
USD 66 - 69
CNY 308.5 - 327.5
USD 43 - 46
CNY 148.5 - 168.5
USD 21 - 24

All the normal speed trains are overnight trains. Compared with the overnight D types, they take longer time. But for budget travelers they can be a good option since they cost less.

Passengers who take the overnight types may take some food of your own like most Chinese passengers, since the food price is much higher onboard.

 See also: Beijing to Suzhou / Suzhou to Beijing: Best Ways to Travel

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- Last updated on Nov. 23, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing to Suzhou Train
Asked by Vladimir from BELARUS | Nov. 22, 2023 02:03Reply
Beijing to Suzhou Train Z281
Hi, Cannot see Beijing to Suzhou Train Z281 (Dep. 19:17 - Arr. 07:58+). Or it's a seasonal (Summer) train? Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | Nov. 22, 2023 22:02

The train you mentioned has stopped service and you may search for other available high speed trains or normal speed trains.
Asked by Jill from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 12, 2019 02:45Reply
Products not allowed
I was told you can't take deodorant, hair spray or anything like that on the high speed train.
Does anyone know if this is correct
Answers (1)
Answered by Jonah | Oct. 16, 2019 03:19

In fact the policy says each passenger can take one less than 120ml, but stations are more strict with it recently. Some stations may take them away from your luggage. So it is very recommended to have them in your luggage.
Asked by Denny from USA | Sep. 18, 2019 22:39Reply
Hi, if we will reach Suzhou North Station at 11pm, is there still metro service to Shantang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lambert from GERMANY | Sep. 20, 2019 00:08

The time is a little bit rush, I think the last ride should be at 11:10pm, so you only have 10min to catch it. Wish you a good luck!
Asked by Shipley from SPAIN | Apr. 12, 2019 05:04Reply
Please kindly help me about the route to Cendre Hotel Tiger Hill
I will take G117 from Beijing South Station to Suzhou North Station. Could you please guide me the routes to the hotel? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Helena from USA | Apr. 14, 2019 17:30

Well, G117 will reach North Station. You may consider to take line 2 to Shilu first and exit from gate No. 12. Then walk about 300m to reach a bus station for bus You 1 (North Line) to go to Guanjingxincun, after 3 stops. The bus stop is about 200m away. Taxi would be more directly, about 30min on the way.
Asked by Alonso | Oct. 26, 2018 02:54Reply
Which Suzhou Station should be choose?
I plan to visit Tongli Water Town right after my arrival from Beijing. When I search online, there are 3 stations named "Suzhou"? This is very confusing.
Answers (1)
Answered by Willard | Oct. 28, 2018 17:10

If you will use the day time high speed train, you will land at Suzhou [Jiangsu] North Station. This is the only option. Then you can take metro line 2 to Suzhou [Jiangsu] Railway Station first and then line 4 to Tongli metro station. Finally, take a bus or taxi to the water town.
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