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Beijing-Suzhou Train

On regular days, there are 20 more pairs of trains running between capital Beijing and Suzhou. Among them, 2 pairs are normal types and the rest are high speed G and D trains. The high speed types usually take around 5 to 11 hours for this 769 miles (1,237 kilometers) trip while normal types take much longer time, around 14 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.

Without directly flight between the two cities, travel by rail is the most popular way for the transfer. But passengers are recommended to book the ticket in advance, especially around holiday period.

High Speed Train

Both G and D types are available.

17 G type run on a daily basis from Beijing South Railway Station and 19 for trip from Suzhou North Railway Station which is only an intermediate station stopping for 1-6 minutes. Thus, passengers are highly recommended to make preparation for getting on/ off in advance. Every Friday to Sunday, there will be another 8 G types added, 4 from capital city and 4 from Suzhou.

For D type, there are basically 2 rides available every day to Suzhou and one vice versa. Slightly different on the running route and speed from G type, it takes about 11 hours for the 851 miles (1,370 kilometers) trip. Although it takes longer time than G type, it is equipped with sleepers; hence passengers can have a more comfortable trip.

 Beijing to Suzhou High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on December 1st, 2017)
Beijing Schedule
From To Nos. Duration
Beijing South Suzhou North G101, G11, G107...
15 departures from 06:43 to 17:43
4h41m - 5h39m
Suzhou D313, D311, D321 from 19:34 to 21:23 10h57m - 11h12m

 Suzhou to Beijing Bullet Train Schedule:

(Last Update on December 1st, 2017)
Suzhou Schedule
From To Nos. Duration
Suzhou North Beijing South G102, G108, G112, G114...
16 departures from 06:55 to 17:49
5h1m - 5h44m
Suzhou D312 (19:58/07:07+); D314 (21:54/08:55+) 11h1m - 11h09m
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.

G trains on appointed date:
To Suzhou G109 G123 G151 G155
Operation Days Friday, Saturday, Sunday
To Beijing G120 G128 G156 G160
Operation Days Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 Ticket Price:
G Trains D Trains
Business Class Seat First Class Seat Second Class Seat Soft Sleeper Second Class Seat
CNY1,653.5 CNY883.5 CNY523.5 CNY590/ 655 CNY401

Stopovers 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.

Normal Train

(Last Update on December 1st, 2017)
Route No. Departure Arrival Duration
Beijing to Suzhou Train Schedule 
1461 11:54 05:50+ 17h56m
T109 19:30 09:39+ 14h09m
Suzhou to Beijing Train Schedule 
1462 13:24 10:46+ 21h22m
T110 18:54 09:30+ 14h36m
Note: Please use our tool on the page top to search for the real-time schedule.

There are only 2 pairs of them running overnight between: 1461/1462 and T109/T110. Compared with the overnight D types, they take longer time. But for budget travelers they can be a good option since they cost less.

If schedule permits, it is more recommended to choose the T109/ T110 which is a little faster and has fewer stops. The ticket price for deluxe soft sleeper is CNY865.5 per person, for soft sleeper is CNY470.5 per person, for hard sleeper is CNY307.5 per person and for hard seat is CNY168.5.
There are only hard sleeper and hard seat class set up on 1461/ 1462. The hard sleeper ticket is CNY287.5 per person and the hard seat ticket is CNY148.5.

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.
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