Suzhou Train

Suzhou North Railway Station

Suzhou North Railway Station is the second most frequently used railway station in Suzhou City of Jiangsu Province. It is about 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) to Suzhou Railway Station;  11.2 miles (18 kilometers) to Guanqian Street, the center of the ancient city area; and 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) to Humble Administrator's Garden.

Address: Fulin Road, Xiangcheng District
Suzhou North Railway Station See-off Service


Schedule and Ticket Booking

Suzhou North Train Station is an intermediate station along the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway, operating high speed trains only. It has been connected with Beijing South, Shanghai Hongqiao, Nanjing South, Tianjin West, Hangzhou, Qingdao, and Xuzhou East, etc. 

 Major Rail Lines from the Station to:

 Schedule to major stations
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Shanghai Hongqiao
G7203, D709, G7203, G7029...
245 departures from 06:52 to 22:55
0h21m - 1h16mCNY 44/ 16
USD 6/ 2
Beijing South
G4, G104, G112, G116...
18 departures from 07:24 to 22:10
4h10m - 11h14mCNY 792/ 254
USD 116/ 37
Xi'an North
G1970, G1802, G1974, G3164...
7 departures from 06:35 to 16:34
6h12m - 8h20mCNY 1,037.5/ 636
USD 153/ 94
Nanjing South
G7032, G1970, G1802, G3124...
178 departures from 06:13 to 22:32
0h44m - 1h59mCNY 129/ 40
USD 19/ 6
Hangzhou East
D781, G7503, G7503, D2281...
40 departures from 06:43 to 18:52
1h18m - 2h47mCNY 144/ 47
USD 21/ 7
D1668, G4, G222, G104...
32 departures from 06:01 to 18:34
2h44m - 7h26mCNY 555/ 330
USD 82/ 49
G3124, D352, D636, D3072...
30 departures from 06:40 to 18:22
3h37m - 5h56mCNY 443.5/ 277
USD 65/ 41
G104, G1232, G1232, G1236...
18 departures from 07:39 to 17:45
4h46m - 5h52mCNY 724/ 431
USD 106/ 63
Harbin West
G1204 at 09:5811h38mCNY 1,632.5/ 968.5
USD 240/ 142
Huangshan North
G1509, G7313, G7791, G7315 from 08:12 to 13:252h53m - 3h44mCNY 368/ 229
USD 54/ 34
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See more Suzhou Schedule

Station Plan

Suzhou North Railway Station mainly consists of a two-storey terminal building, a South Square and a North Square.

Terminal Building:
1F is mainly used as waiting hall. The ticket office is to the east of the South Entrance. Exit is also on the east side of the building. Inside the terminal building, there are toilets, escalators and elevators as well as a Chinese restaurant, three shops and a book store.

Passengers with ticket, no matter e-ticket or paper ticket, can enter the waiting hall and find the waiting area based on the train number. Sometimes the "checking gate" is informed when booking the ticket, for example "A1" or "B1". If you are not informed, ask the station staff or other passengers nearby for help.

Go through the ID-ticket checking gate, passengers can go upstairs to reach the platform on 2F for boarding.

 South Square:
There are two bus stops, taxi stands, South Entrance, Ticket Office on the South Square.

One of the bus stops is called "Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Suzhou North Station" on the southeast of the square. Bus No. 139, 811, 813, 819, 824, 837, 866, 871, 873, 877; Night Bus No. 4, 7 and 9 can be found there. The other is "High Speed Suzhou North Station East" bus on the east of the square; it serves bus No. 832.

Taxi stand is on the west side of South Square. The taxi drop-off is located at the underground passage; from there passengers can take escalators and elevators to reach waiting room and ticket office on 1F.

 North Square:
The metro station of Line 2 is set up in the northeast of North Square, about 170 yards (150 meters) from the railway exit.

How to get from Suzhou North Train Station to other places?

 To Humble Administrator's Garden: Passengers can take bus No. 811 to Suzhou Museum and then walk to the garden. The duration is about 90 minutes. By taxi, the duration would be around 30 minutes and the taxi fare may be around CNY50.

 To Tiger Hill: Travelers can take metro line 2 to Shilu and then change to Tourist Bus No. 1 (North Route) to the Tiger Hill. The duration is about 1 hour. Taking a taxi, it would cost about CNY50-60 and take around 35 minutes.

 To Guanqian Street: Travelers can take metro line 2 to South Guangji Road and then change to metro line 1 to Leqiao, Exit No. 7. Guanqian Street is about 600 yards in the north. The duration by subway should be within 1 hour. If by taxi, the duration is about 40 minutes and the cost is about CNY50-60.

 To Suzhou Railway Station: Passengers can take metro line 2 directly to get there. The duration is about 35 minutes. By taxi, the duration would be around 30 minutes without traffic problem and the cost should be around CNY50.

To Tongli Water Town: Travelers can take the metro line 2 to Suzhou Railway Station first, then walk to the North Square Long-distance bus center taking the long-distance bus to Tongli directly. The bus ticket to Tongli is CNY8 per person.
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Suzhou North Railway Station
Asked by Leroy from FRANCE | Jun. 10, 2020 19:56Reply
Do I need to book a car in advance?
I will take train G7505 08:25/ 10:59 to Ningbo on June 17, and I will stay at Scholars Hotel Suzhou Pingjiangfu.
Answers (1)
Answered by Josephine from UK | Jun. 14, 2020 18:39

It is OK to book a car in advance, and the hotel staff can also help you book a taxi the day before. But now you need to show your Green Code to the driver.
Asked by Cornelius | Aug. 02, 2019 02:39Reply
PACE HOTEL Suzhou Guanqian Branch
Can you arrange pick up service from Suzhou North Station to our hotel? What is the costs for 2 people?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 04, 2019 17:10

Thank you for your inquiry.

However, we are sorry that we cannot offer pick up service from railway station. You can use taxi service instead. Taxi would take around CNY60 per car. If you do not mind using public transfer, you can consider to take metro line 2 from the North Station to Main station first and then change to line 4 to Leqiao. Exit No.1 is about 300m away from your hotel.
Asked by suzan from INDONESIA | Nov. 22, 2015 09:30Reply
what station must arrive when departing from hangzhou to Beijing?
I will depart from hangzhou to suzhou by rail, which station must I arrive? Is it north? And then to beijing. I plan the hotel is royal garden inn, is it close to the north? If not please recomend the hotel that nearly that. Thanks for reply.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alan from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 23, 2015 20:29

The arrival station depends on which rail you will take. You need to tell the rail number, and then others could help you to check.
Asked by Lou from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 26, 2015 02:11Reply
Are there tour buses or regular buses outside of Suzhou North station to Tongli?
How difficult is it to get to Tongli from SZ north station? Just wondering whether it is easier to catch the slow rail from shanghai to SZ so that I could catch a tour bus to Tongli? Trying to avoid using a taxi as we are on a budget. Does anyone know the most cost-effective way? Thank you!
Answers (4)
Answered by Kristen | Aug. 26, 2015 04:47

North station do not have bus to Tongli, you need go for SZ station instead. The is a long distance bus hub near the north square. There has bus to Tongli, available every hour, CNY8 per person.
Answered by lou from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 26, 2015 05:15

How long does it take from shanghai railway station to SZ station on the slower train? I've read that it can take from 50minutes to up to 2 hours, but I'm not sure why there is such a large time difference.
Answered by Bonnie | Aug. 26, 2015 19:13

In fact for most slow type, it is around 1 hour to 90min. Also still some high speeds available(not all high speeds stop at North station only). For the high speeds, it is about about 30min.
Answered by lou from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 27, 2015 00:55

Thank you! I thought all the high speeds stop at north only!
Asked by Lara Teasdale from SOUTH AFRICA | Aug. 20, 2015 10:21Reply
How long would it take from Suzhou North Railway Station to SZ Industrial Park?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hassan | Aug. 20, 2015 19:13

If you go by metro and bus, it can be about 90min to 2 hours. If by car, about 40min to 1 hour, depends on the detailed address.
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