Shanghai - Suzhou High Speed Train

Currently, there are more than 175 pairs of high speed trains running from early morning till late night between Shanghai and Suzhou, with the shortest interval of 1 minute and the shortest travel time of 22 minutes. The distance varies between 81 km (50 mi) and 94 km (58 mi) and the price for a second class seat varies between CNY 20 and CNY 39.5 due to different running routes.

During peak seasons, such as Spring Festival and National Day Holiday, there may be more put into service.

Please note that the bullet trains are operated in more than one station in both cities. In Shanghai, Shanghai Station and  Hongqiao Railway Station are used while in Suzhou, Suzhou Station and Suzhou North Railway Station are involved. For your convenience, choose the one close to your staying places based on the schedule.
Shanghai-Suzhou High Speed Railway Map
Shanghai - Suzhou High Speed Railway Map

Shanghai to Suzhou Train Schedule

(Last Update on Feb 21, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G123207:34 - 08:040h30m
G700810:00 - 10:250h25m
G46012:22 - 12:450h23m
G701815:00 - 15:250h25m
G719616:44 - 17:070h23m
Around 180 departures in total: departure time from 05:48 to 22:55; duration from 23M to 1H1M.
See more Shanghai Schedule
  (Last Update on Feb 21, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G734908:42 - 09:070h25m
G29711:24 - 11:470h23m
G191113:09 - 13:410h32m
G11715:07 - 15:370h30m
G41117:01 - 17:250h24m
Around 180 departures in total: departure time from 05:27 to 22:44; duration from 23M to 1H6M.
See more Suzhou Schedule 

Note: The above schedule is for reference only. Please use the search tool on this page to get the real-time schedule.

Ticket Fare of Shanghai - Suzhou High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Feb 21, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 107.5 - 128.5
USD 16 - 19
CNY 54.5 - 69.5
USD 8 - 10
CNY 34.5 - 39.5
USD 5 - 6
D trains---CNY 33 - 56
USD 5 - 8
CNY 20 - 35
USD 3 - 5

Which Station to Choose / How to Go

Shanghai-Suzhou High Speed Train
In Shanghai:

 Shanghai Railway Station is located close to the city center. Passengers heading for, or leaving from the urban area are recommended to use this station. Passengers can take subway line 1, line 3, or line 4 to get here. Buses stopping here include: Pudong Airport Line 5, 13, 63, 64, 78, 95, 104, 106, 109, 113, 115, 117, 140, 301, 302, 305, 308, 310, 315, 322, 324, 328, 329, 744, 573, 723, 817, 823, 837, 845, 927, 929, 930, 941, 942, 948, 955, 962, 963, Xinchuan Special Line, Hutang Special Line, Nanxin Special Line, Shenchuan Special Line, and Xinjia Special Line.

 Built especially for bullet trains, Hongqiao Railway Station is a little far from city center. But it is next to Hongqiao Airport and has more departures and arrivals than Shanghai Railway Station. Subway line 2 has a station here. Buses 316, 320, or 941; Hongqiao Airport Line 1; Hongqiao Lines 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 go there too.

In Suzhou:

 Suzhou Railway Station is situated in the urban area. Generally, it is more convenient and time-saving to use this station than other stations in the city. Passengers can take subway line 2, or buses 1, 6, 7, 8, 10, 19, 26, 33, 38, 40, 44, 50, 64, 69, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 91, 102, 119, 178, 202, 219, 316, 317, 502, 518, 522, 529, 712, BRT2, BRT3, BRT6, BRT8, Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y5 to get here.

 Suzhou North is a little bit far from the city center. Those departing from or heading for the northern part of the city may use this station. It is connects with ed with subway line 2 and buses BRT8, 77, 80, 711, 811, and 819.

 As the name indicates, the Industrial Park Station is within the Industrial Park. It is convenient for passengers living or working therein it to use it. Buses 115, 116, 119, 138, 139, 161, 166, 258, 262, and 819 have a stop here.

 The New District Railway Station is located in the Xushuguan Town of the New District, even further from the city center. It is not recommended to use this station unless one is going to or coming from this district or its nearby areas. Buses available here include 44, 85, 306, 311, 326, 329, 335, 529, and 815.

Regular Trains Between Shanghai and Suzhou

There are over 57 pairs of them running between Shanghai Railway Station/ Shanghai South and Suzhou Railway Station each day with duration of 1 - 2.5 hours. The ticket fare is generally CNY 201.5 for deluxe soft sleeper, CNY 135.5/ 137.5 for soft sleeper, CNY 105.5/ 106.5 for hard sleeper, and CNY 14.5 for hard seat class.

Further Reading:
How to Travel between Shanghai and Suzhou: Beside trains, long-distance buses and taxis are available.

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:
 Major Rail Lines from Suzhou to:
 Recommended Guided Tours:
 One Day Suzhou Tour from Shanghai from $69
 5 Days Shanghai/Suzhou/Zhouzhuang Tour from $499
 3 Days Private Shanghai Tour from $289
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