Suzhou Train

Suzhou Railway Station

Suzhou Railway Station is just on the north bank of the northern moat. It is about 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometers) to the city center, 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) to the Humble Administrator's Garden and 8.4 miles (13.5 kilometers) to the North Railway Station.

Address: No.27, Suzhan Road, Gusu District
Suzhou Railway Station See-off Service

Schedule and Ticket Booking

The station not only operates high speed trains to Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Xi'an, Dalian, Chengdu, and Qingdao, etc.; but also non-bullet trains to Shanghai, Huangshan, Beijing, Luoyang, Xi'an, Taiyuan, Lanzhou, and Harbin, etc

High Speed Train Schedule
(Last Update on Jan 16, 2019)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
D305, G7213, G7029, G7211...
191 departures from 05:27 to 23:16
0h23m - 0h59mCNY 33/ 20
USD 5/ 3
Beijing South
G6, G106, G108, G110...
16 departures from 07:27 to 17:48
4h11m - 5h50mCNY 883.5/ 523.5
USD 131/ 78
G7072, G7032, G1970, G1802...
177 departures from 06:17 to 23:41
0h44m - 1h58mCNY 84/ 52
USD 12/ 8
G7503, G7505, G7581, G7349...
32 departures from 07:14 to 19:20
1h20m - 2h10mCNY 122/ 76
USD 18/ 11
Xi'an North
G1970, G1974, G1932, G1936...
6 departures from 06:35 to 23:41
6h17m - 10h21mCNY 1,038.5/ 434
USD 154/ 64
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Normal Speed Train Timetable
(Last Update on Jan 16, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
K1805, K1511, K8351, K75...
57 departures from 02:26 to 21:46
0h51m - 2h19mCNY 133.5/ 103.5
USD 20/ 15
1462, T110, Z282 from 13:26 to 20:3013h52m - 21h24mCNY 475.5/ 287.5
USD 70/ 43
T136, K8386, K8432, K8362...
64 departures from 00:01 to 23:55
1h48m - 3h30mCNY 121.5/ 83.5
USD 18/ 12
K1805, Z175, K1511, K8351...
17 departures from 02:26 to 21:40
2h34m - 5h24mCNY 174.5/ 94.5
USD 26/ 14
K290, K1156, K282 from 09:58 to 21:3930h9m - 37h41mCNY 734/ 467
USD 109/ 69
K376, K360, K2186, T204...
13 departures from 10:05 to 20:57
13h58m - 20h47mCNY 484.5/ 317.5
USD 72/ 47
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
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Station Plan

Suzhou Train Station was put into use in 1908 and renovated in 2013; it contains a North Square, a South Square, and a terminal building.

Suzhou Railway Station
Suzhou Railway Station
Map of Suzhou Railway Station
Map of Suzhou Railway Station

Terminal Building
The terminal building has 5 floors, two above ground and 3 underground. All floors are connected by escalators and elevators and all are equipped with toilets.
2F: waiting hall, restaurants, bookstores, shops, "Red Cap" luggage service
1F: platforms, ticket offices, waiting area, VIP waiting room and offices, left luggage office
B1: arrival hall, rail transit transfer hall, taxi stands
B2: platforms of rail transit line 2
B3: platforms of rail transit line 4

North Square
There is a long-distance bus station on the west side of North Square which operates coaches to Tongli, Wuzhen, Zhouzhuang, Jiaxing, Changshu, Taicang, Wuxi, Nantong, Hangzhou, and other regions around the city. The shuttle buses to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Hongqiao International Airport, and Wuxi Shuofang International Airport also depart here.

 The North Square is also equipped with four city bus stops:

Bus Stops Location Bus Nos.
Railway Station Bus Stop East side of North Square No. 1, 26, 38, 83, 119, 178, 202, 518; Tourist Bus No. 1, No.4; Night bus No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Express Bus No. 2 and No. 6.
North Square Coach Station Bus Stop West side of North Square No. 91 for Wujiang Long-distance bus center
Railway Station North Temporary Bus Stop West side of North Square No. 19, 161, 166, 219, 813, 827, 925, 926 and Express Bus No. 3.
Railway Station North Square Bus Stop Northeast side of North Square No. 8, 10 (Northbound), 522, 529, 879 and Tourist Bus No. 5 (Southbound)

The north square taxi boarding stand is located underground on the west side of B1. Upon arrival by rail, passengers can find it by walking northward and then turning right.

South Square
It is right facing the Suzhou Ancient City. Passengers can have a close look of the ancient city once getting out of the terminal to this square.

 There are city bus stations here too:

Bus Stops Location Bus Nos.
South Square Bus Stop West side of South Square No. 69, 102, 502 and Tourist Bus No. 3
Railway Station South Square Bus Stop North Ring Road Tunnel No. 6, 7, 40, 44, 64, 81, 82, 85, 316, Tourist Bus No. 2, Express Bus No. 8

The taxi boarding stand of South Square is also on B1. There are clear direction boards showing its location upon arrival.

The South Square is not equipped with a long-distance bus center. However, roughly 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) southeast of the square is Suzhou North Coach Center which operates buses to Zhouzhuang, Ningbo, Shexian County, Zhangjiagang, Nantong, and Hangzhou, etc. Passengers can get there on foot or by buses no. 40 and 64 etc.

1. As roads around the station are one-way, passengers going westward and southward are advised to board a taxi at the south square while those going eastward and northward board a taxi at the north square. Otherwise, there will be a detour of about 1.9 miles (3 kilometers).
2. The south square and north square are connected by an underground passage.

Suzhou Train Station
Waiting Hall

How to travel from Suzhou Train Station to other places?

To Humble Administrator's Garden: Travelers can take the bus No. 40 (west line) and get off at Beiyuan Road, the 3rd stop. Then walk about 220 yards to get there. Passengers who take Tourist Bus No. 2 can get off at Suzhou Museum and then walk about 470 yards to get there. The bus duration is around 30 minutes. Taking a taxi would take about 15 minutes and the taxi fare is around CNY15-20.

To Guanqian Street: Travelers can take bus No. 1, 38, 102 or Tourist Bus No. 4 to Guanchachang Guanqianjie West, the 5th stop to reach there. The bus duration is around 30 minutes. Passengers who prefer subway transfer can take subway line 2 to Guangji South Street and then change to Line 1 to Leqiao, No. 7 exit. By taxi, the duration is about 25 minutes and the cost should be around CNY20-25.

To Tiger Hill: Passengers can take Tourist Bus No. 3 to reach Tiger Hill directly. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes. Taking a taxi would take about 20 minutes and the taxi fare is around CNY15-20.

To North Railway Station: Passengers can take subway Line 2 directly to the North Railway Station, the duration is around 40 minutes. By taxi, it would take about 30 minutes and cost should be around CNY45-60.

First Class Cabin
First Class Carriage

To Tongli Water Town:
Travelers can take the coach at the long-distance bus center on North Square. The buses are available at 06:10, 07:10, 08:05, 09:05, 09:40, 10:15, 10:50, 11:20, 12:20, 13:30, 14:30, 15:35, 16:25 and 17:20. The bus ticket is CNY8 per person and travel time on the way is about 40 minutes.

To Zhouzhuang Water Town:
Buses depart from the long-distance bus center on North Square at 07:45, 08:25, 09:35, 10:15, 10:45, 11:25, 12:05, 12;45, 13:25, 14:05, 14:45, 15:25, 16:05, 17:25 and 18:05. The ticket fare is CNY16 per person and the duration is about 1 hour.

To Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and Shanghai Pudong Airport:
The long-distance bus center on the North Square also offers shuttle buses to Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The shuttle bus leaves about every 40 minutes from 05:40 to 17:30; ticket fare and duration to Hongqiao Airport are CNY53 and 2 hours while those to Pudong Airport are CNY84 and 3 hours.

Except the shuttle bus, travelers who need to transfer to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport can also take the high speed trains to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. The Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is in walking distance to the T2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. Subway also can be used to transfer from Hongqiao Station to T2, one stop only. There are nearly 50 pairs of bullet trains a day running between Suzhou Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, thus this is also a recommended option.

To Wuxi Shuofang International Airport:
Passengers can take shuttle bus at the long-distance bus center on North Square directly. The buses are available at: 05:30, 07:50, 8:30, 09:10, 10:00, 11:10, 11:50, 12:25, 12:55, 13:20, 13:50, 14:40, 15:10, 15:40, 16:40, 17:10, 17:40, 18:40, 19:10 and 19:40. The ticket price is from CNY30 to CNY50 based on the bus type. The duration is about 1 hour.

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