Shanghai - Suzhou High Speed Train

Currently, there are more than 175 pairs of high speed trains running between Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Suzhou / Suzhou North Railway Station from early morning till late night, 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) 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. For your convenience, you are recommended to 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 Dec 4, 2018)
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 Dec 4, 2018)
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 Dec 4, 2018)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 79 - 128.5
USD 12 - 19
CNY 33 - 69.5
USD 5 - 10
CNY 20 - 39.5
USD 3 - 6
D trainsCNY 79 - 128.5
USD 12 - 19
CNY 33 - 69.5
USD 5 - 10
CNY 20 - 39.5
USD 3 - 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.

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 $89
 5 Days Shanghai/Suzhou/Zhouzhuang Tour from $489
 3 Days Private Shanghai Tour from $279
- Last modified on Oct. 28, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Suzhou High Speed Train
Asked by Mile from COLOMBIA | Oct. 28, 2018 02:34Reply
Suzhou- Huaqiao
Hello. I'm planning to work in Huaqiao but I want to live in Suzhou. I'm trying to find the best area in the city where I can jump in a train a go to Huaqiao. The problem is that most websites show me just 1 train from Suzhou to the train station Huaqiao. Can you give me some advice please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mercedes | Oct. 28, 2018 19:42

Indeed, there is only one ride a day to Huaqiao and back. So this direct one cannot work well. Maybe you need to go to Kunshan South instead and then to Huaqiao by taxi. But for daily transfer, it can be a hard trip.
Asked by Jillanie from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 07, 2018 07:20Reply
Ticket Bookinh
If I book my bullet train ticket online, where and when can I claim it?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Oct. 07, 2018 19:04

At a ticket counter is railway station, not MTR station or airport.
Asked by Anthony from USA | Jun. 05, 2018 16:09Reply
Do I need a passport to travel to Shanghai from Suzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Harlan from SINGAPORE | Jun. 05, 2018 23:01

yes, you need passport for boarding and ticket collection
Asked by Rob from CANADA | Mar. 12, 2018 18:25Reply
23 Hour layover @ Pudong
We are arriving at 7pm and leaving next day 6:40pm. We would like to travel to Suzhoe spend a night there and take a tour of the city in the morning then come back to Pudong airport for the flight leaving at 6:40pm. What would be best connection from Pudong to Suzhou and back? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Judy from MALAYSIA | Mar. 12, 2018 22:24

The most direct way should be the long distance bus from Pudong airport to Suzhou which may take around 3 or 4 hours on the way. Or you may take subway, airport shuttle bus or taxi to Shanghai Railway Station or Hongqiao Station first and then go to Suzhou by rail. The total duration should not be a very big difference I suppose. These 2 options can be used for your trip back to Pudong airport as well.
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