Shanghai - Suzhou High Speed Train

Currently, there are more than 200 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 21 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 14 - 46 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, South Railway Station, West Railway Station, Hongqiao Railway Station are used while in Suzhou, Suzhou Station, North Railway Station,  Industrial Park 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 Jan 17, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G197407:17 - 07:410h24m
D306809:31 - 10:421h11m
G724813:14 - 13:390h25m
D314216:01 - 16:360h35m
G756620:13 - 20:430h30m
Around 200 departures in total: departure time from 05:46 to 01:38 of the next day; duration from 21M to 1H12M.
See more Shanghai Schedule
  (Last Update on Jan 17, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G734908:42 - 09:070h25m
D313509:57 - 10:340h37m
G737511:57 - 12:200h23m
G825315:53 - 16:280h35m
D95119:52 - 20:210h29m
Over 200 departures in total: departure time from 06:40 to 00:22 of the next day; duration from 23M to 1H16M.
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 Jan 17, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 107.5 - 164
USD 16 - 24
CNY 54.5 - 75.5
USD 8 - 11
CNY 34.5 - 46
USD 5 - 7
D trains---CNY 39.5 - 62
USD 6 - 9
CNY 14 - 38
USD 2 - 6

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.

West Railway Station operates about 5 trains. Since located far from downtown, it is advised to passnegers whose destination is close to the station. The transportation around the station includes subway line 11 and bus line 01, 106, 117, 129, 319, 742, 744, 768, 944, Changzheng line 1, Huyong Special Line.

South Railway Station is also far from city center and scenic spots. And only 4 trains end there. To travel to downtown, passengers can take subway line 1 & line 3 and bus line 32, 144, 164, 180, 301, 303, 315, 341, 704, 729, 747, 763, 803, 867, 957, 973, Pudong Airport Bus Line 7, Shangshi Bus Line, Hongqiao Bus Line 1, Songlong Bus Line, Nanchuan Bus Line, Nannan Bus Line, Shangfeng Special Line, Shangjia Bus Line, Shangzhu Bus Line.

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 about 45 pairs of them running between Shanghai Railway Station/ Shanghai South and Suzhou Railway Station each day with duration of 1-1.5 hours. The ticket fare is generally CNY 188 for deluxe soft sleeper, CNY 106-111 for soft sleeper, CNY 70-74 for hard sleeper, and CNY 14.5/15.5 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:

- Last updated on Jan. 17, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
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