Beijing to Suzhou / Suzhou to Beijing: Best Ways to Travel

Straight line distance between Beijing and Suzhou is nearly 1,030km (640mi). High speed train is the best and most convenient way to travel between, taking 5.5h and CNY523.5 for 2nd Class Seat. Since there is no airport in Suzhou, another time saving way is to fly to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport first and then get to the nearby Hongqiao Railway Station to take a bullet train to Suzhou, and vice versa. This way needs 3-4h and minimum cost of CNY535-1,000. Lastly, despite the duration of over 13h, overnight normal speed train meets the needs of budget travelers.

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How to Travel from Beijing to Suzhou

1. Best Way: Beijing to Suzhou High Speed Train: 5.5h, CNY523.5 for 2nd Class Seat

People may take G-typed high speed train to get from Beijing South Railway Station to Suzhou North Railway Station in 5.5h. 13 to 15 trains are available every day. Nearly one or two trains set off every hour from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 Ticket Fare:
2nd Class Seat: CNY523.5; 1st Class Seat: CNY883.5; Business Class Seat: CNY1,653.5

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2. Beijing to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Flight + Metro + Bullet Train to Suzhou: 3-4h, CNY555-1,000

 Step 1: Beijing to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Flight: 2-2.5h, CNY520-960 for Economy Class
Nearly 50 flights leave from either Capital International Airport (PEK) or Daxing International Airport (PKX) and reach Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) in 2-2.5h.

 Step 2: Hongqiao Airport to Hongqiao Railway Station by Metro: 10min, CNY3
After arriving at airport terminal, take metro Line 2 or Line 10 and get off at the Exit A, Hongqiao Railway Station stop. It costs 10min and CNY3.

 Step 3: Shanghai to Suzhou Bullet Train: 0.5h, CNY31-39.5 for 2nd Class Seat
About 120 bullet trains are available every day, considerably minimizing the layover. People may arrive at either Suzhou Railway Station or Suzhou North Railway Station in 0.5h. 
 

3. Economical Choice: Normal Speed Train: 13-18h, CNY287.5-370.5 for Hard Sleeper

Three normal speed trains run from Beijing Railway Station to Suzhou Railway Station. Budget travelers who want to save money on accommodation expense may consider Z281 and T109 which run overnight.

Train Number Dep. Arr. Duration
1461 11:55 05:50 17h 55min
Z281 19:10 07:58 12h 48min
T109 20:05 10:02 13h 57min

 Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY148.5-168.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY287.5-370.5; Soft Sleeper: CNY450.5-470.5
 

4. Beijing to Suzhou Long-distance Bus: 13.5h, CNY290

Only one long-distance bus is available, which leaves from Zhaogongkou Bus Station every 4:00 p.m.
 

How to Travel from Suzhou to Beijing

1. Best Way: Suzhou to Beijing High Speed Train: 5.5h, CNY523.5 for 2nd Class Seat

By high speed train, people may travel from Suzhou North Railway Station to Beijing South Railway Station in 5.5h. One or two trains set off hourly from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 15 trains are available in total.

 Ticket Fare:
2nd Class Seat: CNY523.5; 1st Class Seat: CNY883.5; Business Class Seat: CNY1,653.5

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2. Suzhou to Shanghai Bullet Train + Metro + Shanghai to Beijing Flight: 3.5-4h, CNY535-955 at least

 Step 1: Suzhou to Shanghai Bullet Train: 0.5h, CNY31-39.5 for 2nd Class Seat
People may first take a bullet train to travel from Suzhou, Suzhou North, or Suzhou Xinqu Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. More than 120 trains are in operation every day.

 Step 2: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Hongqiao Airport by Metro: 10min, CNY3
Upon arriving at Hongqiao Railway Station, one may take metro Line 2 or Line 10 and get off at the Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 stop. This step needs 10min and CNY3.

 Step 3: Shanghai to Beijing Flight: 2.5h, CNY500-910 for Economy Class
Nearly 50 flights are bound for Beijing between 7:00 and 22:00 every day. Most land off at Capital International Airport and others land off at Daxing International Airport.
 

3. Economical Choice: Normal Speed Train: 14-21.5h, CNY287.5-307.5 for Hard Sleeper

Every day, three normal speed trains depart from Suzhou Railway Station and reach Beijing Railway Station. T110 and Z282 are recommended to overnight travelers.

Train Number Dep. Arr. Duration
1462 13:26 10:50 21h 24min
T110 18:52 10:08 15h 16min
Z282 20:30 10:22 13h 52min

 Ticket Fare:
Hard Seat: CNY148.5-168.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY287.5-307.5; Soft Sleeper: CNY450.5-470.5
 

4. Suzhou to Beijing Long-distance Bus: 14.5h, CNY290

Only one long-distance bus leaves from Suzhou South Bus Station every day at 15:20.


How to Get from Suzhou to Beijing Tian’anmen Square & Forbidden City?

Recommended Way: High Speed Train + Metro: 6h, CNY530

 Step 1. You may get to Beijing South Railway Station by high speed train in 5.5h.

 Step 2. Upon arrival, take metro Line 4 (bound for Anheqian North) to Xuanwumen stop and transfer to metro Line 2 (bound for Xizhimen) to Qianmen stop. It requires 20min and CNY3. After walking out of the metro station, you may start to visit Tian’anmen Square and Forbidden City from south to north.

- Last modified on Apr. 08, 2021 -
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