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Suzhou - Nanjing Train

Currently, you can make a day tour between Suzhou and Nanjing by direct train or coach. There is no doubt that rail travel is the most preferable choice for tourists. About 240 pairs of trains are operated between: around 175 pairs of them are bullet trains with duration of 1 - 2 hours; and the other pairs are normal types running for 2 - 5 hours. If by coach, it takes about 3 hour or so, longer than high speed rides; and it costs a little more than rail travel. What's more, room in the coach is more limited and a ride in it is not as comfortable as a rail travel.

High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 1 - 2 hours
 Distance: about 217 - 227 km (135 - 141  mi)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Suzhou/ Suzhou North/ New District Railway Station, Nanjing / Nanjing Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Wuxi, Wuxi East, Wuxi New District, Huishan, Qishuyan, Changzhou, Changzhou North, Danyang, Danyang North, Dantu, Zhenjiang, Zhenjiang South, Baohuashan, Xianlin

Suzhou to Nanjing High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G177207:12 - 08:191h7m
G5409:54 - 10:500h56m
G122811:56 - 12:520h56m
G172014:20 - 15:100h50m
G15216:44 - 17:320h48m
Around 175 departures in total: departure time from 06:17 to 23:41; duration from 44M to 1H58M.
See more Suzhou Schedule

Nanjing to Suzhou High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G750708:16 - 09:261h10m
G171910:37 - 11:270h50m
G171512:06 - 12:560h50m
G11714:07 - 15:050h58m
Around 175 departures in total: departure time from 03:28 to 22:07; duration from 45M to 1H57M.
See more Nanjing Schedule 

Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.

Suzhou - Nanjing High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class SeatDeluxe Soft SleeperNew Soft Sleeper
G trainsCNY 309.5 - 344.5
USD 45 - 50
CNY 184.5 - 198.5
USD 27 - 29
CNY 159.5 - 174.5
USD 23 - 25
CNY 99.5 - 109.5
USD 15 - 16
D trains------CNY 104.5 - 134
USD 15 - 20
CNY 40 - 88
USD 6 - 13
CNY 325
USD 47
CNY 208 - 230
USD 30 - 34

There are more than one railway stations in both cities:
 In Suzhou, most of them arrive at or depart from Suzhou Railway Station, so there are more departure and arrival choices for passengers. The station is also closer to city center, so there is no doubt that it is the first choice. Some of them run to/from North Railway Station, while only a few rides operate at Industrial Zone Station and New District Station; if the schedule fits and you are staying near these stations, you may choose to use them.

 In Nanjing, some of them run to/from main railway station and most of them go to/from South Station. The former station is closer to the city center and nearby attraction sites compared with the latter one; but you can have more choices at the south station although it's a little far from the city center. But there is no need to worry. The transportation around the South Station is convenient, and you can choose subways, city buses and taxis to the nearby attraction sites.

Normal Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: around 2 - 5 hours
 Distance: about 217 km (135 mi)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Suzhou Railway Station, Nanjing Railway Station

Suzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T23611:42 - 13:572h15m
T13215:06 - 17:372h31m
Z26815:48 - 17:461h58m
T11616:35 - 18:472h12m
Over 60 departures in total: departure time from 00:05 to 23:28; duration from 1H48M to 3H3M.

Nanjing to Suzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z8507:26 - 09:131h47m
Z17110:06 - 12:011h55m
Z21512:11 - 13:571h46m
K52714:38 - 17:152h37m
Over 60 departures in total: departure time from 00:03 to 23:08; duration from 1H39M to 3H26M.

Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.

Suzhou - Nanjing Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 254.5
USD 37
CNY 163.5
USD 24
CNY 78.5 - 123.5
USD 11 - 18
CNY 18.5 - 32.5
USD 3 - 5
In addition, you are advised to take those running during the day. It's a short travel and you can appreciate the sceneries along the way. Also, the carriages for hard seats may be crowded and the environment is not that good. So if possible, you can purchase a sleeper which won't cost a lot and you will feel more comfortable.

City Guides

As two of the famous tourist destinations in China, Suzhou and Nanjing attract many tourists to view the beautiful sceneries and experience their culture and custom. The former is praised as the 'Venice of the Orient' and bears many elegant classical gardens and beautiful water townships; the latter was once the capital city of six dynasties of ancient China and it has lots of brilliant cultural heritages. If you come to China, you should never miss the two places.

 Major Rail Lines from Suzhou to:

 Major Rail Lines from Nanjing to:
- Last modified on Dec. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Suzhou - Nanjing Train
Asked by Ellis from CANADA | Dec. 10, 2019 16:53Reply
Can I refund tickets at Suzhou train station if I booked online?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 11, 2019 16:54

Thank you for your inquiry.

Ticket can be refunded at railway station. You need to collect paper tickets out first and then hold paper tickets for refund at refund counter in the station. Ticket can only be refunded before departure time. For online booked tickets, refund will back to the account paid for it. Therefore, please contact the website you used for booking for the refund. Hope for your advanced notice.
Asked by Prescott from PORTUGAL | May. 23, 2019 19:02Reply
I will be staying at Together Venue Fawn Hostel Suzhou
Is this station far from Suzhou North Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Quintion from FRANCE | May. 26, 2019 18:47

Compared with Suzhou station in city center, North station is indeed a little bit far from the hotel, around 15km. Good thing is that your hostel is not far from Beisi Tower metro station, so it is still convenient to go by metro, line 4 plus line 2. If there is other trains to the main station, they maybe more suitable for you. But anyway, North station is not hard to reach.
Asked by Harold from ROMANIA | Jan. 30, 2019 01:41Reply
Will I be able to get a ticket if I buy it at station on the day of travel?
I am fine with both first class and second class.
Answers (1)
Answered by Rey from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 30, 2019 16:35

It is OK to get a ticket on same day, except holiday time. If you are flexible with the departure time, in normal days it is OK to get a later rides, most likely second class seats. However, it is safer to check the availability online often. If during a holiday time like this Spring Festival Rush, you need to book in advance to guarantee a seat.
Asked by Van from CHILE | Nov. 02, 2018 01:52Reply
Is there any meal included in the ticket price?
If I hold business class seat on G7244, is there a meal included?
Answers (1)
Answered by Damon from BELGIUM | Nov. 04, 2018 16:27

Normally there should be meal offered for business class ticket holders if the travel time is during lunch time. However, for this Suzhou to Nanjing trip, it is only a 1 to 1.5 hours short trip. There may not meal offered, some snacks may possible. If you like, you can also take some food of your own.
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