Best Way to Travel between Hangzhou and Suzhou

Hangzhou and Suzhou are close to each other with the distance of about 155km (95mi). High speed train is the best way to travel between them, taking 1.5-2h and CNY90-111.5 for 2nd class seat. Long-distance bus taking 2-2.5h is also convenient for its high frequency and more flexible stops. And this transport usually costs CNY50-75. Normal speed train is also available but with longer duration of 2.5-4h.
 
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How to Travel from Hangzhou to Suzhou

1. Best Way: High Speed Train: 1.5-2h, CNY111.5 for 2nd Class Seat

Among nearly 30 daily high speed trains, only one departs from Hangzhou Railway Station while others from Hangzhou East Railway Station. As for the destination, tourists can choose either Suzhou Railway Station or North Railway Station. In average, two bullet trains set off every hour from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. And the trains depart most frequently in the afternoon.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY337-341.5; First Class Seat: CNY179.5; Second Class Seat: CNY111.5

​ More details about: Hangzhou to Suzhou Train
 

2. Alternative Way: Hangzhou to Suzhou Long-distance Bus: 2-2.5h, CNY60-75

Departure Station in Hangzhou Departure Time Arrival Station
Passenger Transport Central Station 7:55, 8:35, 9:05, 9:35, 10:05, 10:35, 11:00, 11:45, 12:20, 12:45, 13:25, 14:05, 14:35, 15:20, 16:00, 16:35, 17:05, 17:35, 18:05, 18:45 Suzhou South Bus Station
North Bus Station 7:20, 7:45, 8:10, 8:30, 8:50, 9:10, 9:30, 9:50, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50, 11:15, 11:35, 12:05, 12:30, 12:50, 13:00, 13:10, 13:40, 14:05, 14:25, 14:55, 15:20, 15:40, 16:00, 16:20, 17:00, 17:20, 17:40, 18:00, 18:30 Suzhou South Bus Station
Suzhou North Bus Station
Xiaoshan Central Bus Station 7:50, 8:30, 11:10, 13:50, 14:00, 16:50 Suzhou South Bus Station
Suzhou North Bus Station
Lin'an East Bus Station 7:10, 12:50 Suzhou South Bus Station
 

3. Normal Speed Train: 2.5-4h, CNY94.5-132.5 for Hard Sleeper

Considering the duration, normal speed trains permit tourists slowly appreciate the landscape along the way. 12 trains set off from Hangzhou Railway Station and East Railway Station every day, all bound for Suzhou Railway Station.
 Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY149.5-177.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY94.5-132.5; Hard Seat: CNY41.5
 

How to Travel from Suzhou to Hangzhou

1. Best Way: High Speed Train: 1.5h, CNY90-111.5 for 2nd Class Seat

Two departure stations are Suzhou Railway Station and Suzhou North Railway Station. Except the earliest train bound for Hangzhou Railway Station, other trains all reach Hangzhou East Railway Station. From 8 a.m. to 12 a.m., the departure frequency is 3 trains per hour. Watch the time because there is no Suzhou to Hangzhou bullet train after 7 p.m.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY337-341.5; First Class Seat: CNY144-179.5; Second Class Seat: CNY90-111.5

​ More details about: Suzhou to Hangzhou Train
 

2. Alternative Way: Long-distance Bus: 2h, CNY50-75

 
Departure Station in Suzhou Departure Time Arrival Station
Suzhou North Bus Station 6:30, 7:15, 7:35, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:05, 10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:30, 16:05, 16:40, 17:20, 18:20, 18:40, 19:00 Hangzhou North Bus Station
Sheng Ze Bus Station 8:10, 9:40, 12:30, 15:10, 17:50
Wu Jiang Bus Station 7:30, 9:00, 11:50, 14:30, 17:10
Wu Jiang Ping Wang Bus Station 8:00, 9:30, 12:20, 15:00, 17:40
Suzhou South Bus Station 8:00, 9:30, 11:10, 12:05, 12:30, 12:50, 14:00, 16:50, 17:50, 18:50, 19:00 Hangzhou Central Bus Station
Suzhou Railway Station North Square Bus Station 7:20, 8:15, 9:15, 9:50, 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 13:25, 14:05, 14:45, 15:15, 15:50, 16:20, 17:00, 18:00 Hangzhou North Bus Station
Nan Men Bus Station 65 daily buses in total, 4-6 buses per hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hangzhou Central Bus Station
Hangzhou North Bus Station
 

3. Normal Speed Train: 2.5-4h, CNY94.5-132.5 for Hard Sleeper

12 daily normal speed trains can readily send tourists from Suzhou Railway Station to Hangzhou Railway Station or Hangzhou East Railway Station.
 Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY149.5-177.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY94.5-132.5; Hard Seat: CNY41.5
 

1. Airport Shuttle Bus to Suzhou: 2.5h, CNY90

Only one airport shuttle bus which sets off at 15:20 can directly send tourists to Suzhou every day.
 

2. Airport Shuttle Bus + High Speed Train: about 2.5h, CNY135.5

Tourists can first take airport shuttle bus to Hangzhou East Railway Station at the cost of 30min and CNY20. After arriving at the railway station, you can transfer to the high speed train to Suzhou, which needs CNY111.5 for 2nd class seat and 1.5-2h.
 

3. Airport Shuttle Bus + Long-distance Bus: about 3.5h, CNY80-95

There are also fixed shuttle buses sending tourists from airport to North Bus Station, taking CNY20 and 80min. Once getting off the shuttle bus, tourists can conveniently transfer to the long-distance bus to Suzhou. This part takes 2-2.5h, CNY60-75.
- Last modified on Jul. 16, 2020 -
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