Kunshan Transportation

Kunshan benefits from its position on the routes of the Shanghai-Ningxia Railway and the Shanghai-Ningxia Highway, as well as the No. 312 National Highway. So, although it does not have its own airport, the transportation system provides a fast, convenient link with the two large international airports in Shanghai reached within an hour from incoming flights. Kunshan's railway station and newly constructed bus station form a hub for links with other parts of the country, especially the other cities of Jiangsu Province. While the city itself and outlying suburbs are served by some nineteen bus routes, regular bus services go to nearby towns making it possible for visitors to travel around the area with ease. The city is served by more than 700 taxis, all of which are ready to speed people along their way.

The good road links mean that many visitors visit Kunshan by car and this is particularly true during the season for crab fishing on Yangcheng Lake, when vast numbers of people swarm into the city. So, if you are planning a visit to Shanghai, why not rent a car and drive over and see the city for yourself?


Should you wish to travel to Kunshan by air you have to take flights to either Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) or Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG). Shuttle buses will take you to Kunshan. The buses to SHA and PVG depart on the hour from Kunshan Hotel. It will take you about an hour to get to SHA with a fare of CNY55 per person. The journey to PVG takes about 2 hours and the fare is CNY75 per person. The long-distance buses from PVG to Kunshan depart hourly from 10:30 to 19:30. The fare is CNY76 per person.

Kunshan City Terminal of Shanghai Pudong Airport has opened since January 20, 2011. At the same day, twenty-one shuttle buses between the terminal and Pudong Airport have been put into service. There are two VIP lounges, six service counters, eight check-in counters, air ticket offices and an 800-square-meter waiting hall in the terminal building. Passengers can handle check-in service and luggage consignment 4-48 hours prior to the departure time, which applies to flights of Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines departing from Pudong Airport. Then take the shuttle bus to Pudong Airport Departure Area directly. It can avoid lining up inside Pudong Airport.
Location of Kunshan City Terminal: Kunshan International Conference and Exhibition Center, 388 East Qianjing Road
Operating hours: 04:30-19:00
Shuttle bus service: There is a direct shuttle bus from the city terminal building to Pudong Airport every 45 minutes and the journey takes 1.5 hours.


Visiting Kunshan by train is another good choice. Kunshan Railway Station is located in the southeast part of the urban area and can be reached by city-buses numbered: 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 101, 103, 105, 106, 117, 118, 120 and 121. There are frequent trains running between Kunshan and Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xiaoshan, Ningbo, Yiwu, Qinghai, etc. Kunshan South Railway Station located 4 kilometers (3 miles) from city center operates high speed trains to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu and so on.
Inquiries phone number: 1601066

 See also Kunshan Train Schedule

 Major Rail Lines from Kunshan to:

Long-distance Bus

Originally, there were two bus stations in Kunshan. On December 27, 2006, they were united and moved to the New Bus Station, at the junction of Bolu Road and the new 321 national highway. City busses 3, 6, 16, 18, 88, 103, 117, 120, 122, 124, 125 and 126 serve the new station. A number of modern facilities now supplied in the city will definitely make for a more convenient trip.

The new station serves more comprehensive routes in all directions, and so it is said to be the No.1 bus station of Jiangsu. From here, you can easily reach most other cities in Jiangsu Province. Moreover, you can depart to or arrive from the other nine territories surrounding Jiangsu Province such as Shanghai Municipality, Anhui Province, and Hubei Province.


Currently, there is only one subway line in the city which is connected to Shanghai subway line 11. The section within Kunshan territory is 6 kilometers (about 4 miles) with three stations: Zhaofeng Road, Guangming Road and Huaqiao. Huaqiao Station is connected to the city center and high-speed railway station by city buses. From Huaqiao, it takes about one hour to Jiangsu Road and 70 minutes to Xujiahui in Shanghai city center. The fare from Huaqiao to Xujiahui is CNY 7.


At present there are about 27 bus lines opening in the city, covering the most parts of this city. Generally speaking, the city-buses are running from 6:00 to 20:00 daily and the fare is ranging from CNY1 to CNY8. To be mentioned, the buses of No.117 and No.118 can take you to get to Bacheng Town directly from the urban district.

No.1 Railway Station—Kunshan Hotel—Ao Zao Guan—Tinglin Park
Operating hours: 05:45~23:00

No.117 New Bus Station—Bolu Park—Railway Station—Lize Park—Yushan Hospital—Ao Zao Guan—Tinglin Park—Xishan Scenic Area—Forest Park—Bacheng
Operating hours: 06:00~19:00

No.130 Kunshan—Jinxi—Zhouzhuang
Operating hours: 05:30~17:57; 05:15~18:15 (new line); 05:50~17:25 (special line)

No.112 Kunshan—Qianfeng—Shipu
Operating hours: 05:58~17:58

No.131 Kunshan—Nangang
Operating hours: 06:00~17:55


Although the city buses can reach every part of the city, the convenient taxis are also good choices if you would like to save time. Currently, the flag-down fare is CNY10 for the first 3 kilometers (2 miles). It charges CNY2 for every additional kilometer (0.6 mile). When the distance is farther than 5 kilometers (3 miles), the unit price increases to CNY3. If the cab runs at night between 23:00 and 05:00 the next day, an additional CNY0.4 is charged for each extra kilometer beyond 3 kilometers (2 miles) as night allowance. Waiting fee is needed and it costs CNY0.4 for every minute's waiting.

- Last updated on Jun. 20, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Kunshan Transportation
Asked by Imee Atchicoso from CHINA | Aug. 18, 2019 05:40Reply
Can you please translate in Chinese word, thanks !
Address: Suite 301 Metrobank Plaza, 1160 Yan An West Road, Changning District, Shanghai
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Answered by Neil from MALAYSIA | Aug. 19, 2019 20:59

首信银都国际广场: 上海长宁区延安西路1160号。
Asked by Imee G. Atchicoso from CHINA | Aug. 14, 2019 11:17Reply
How far the Philippine consulate from Hongqiao International airport?
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Answered by Mckinney from GERMANY | Aug. 15, 2019 01:27

Upon landing, take metro line 2 to Zhongshan Park Station, Exit 6. Then take public bus no.946 to Dingxi Road Fahuazhen Road Bus Stop. After arriving, walk east around 150 meters to get to the destination.
Asked by Imee Atchicoso from CHINA | Jul. 29, 2019 22:40Reply
How much the fare by taxi from Shanghai Hongqiao International Aiport to Kunshan
And How long it takes?
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Answered by Anita from USA | Aug. 01, 2019 20:39

I'm afraid there is no taxi driver will take you to there. Follow the guide in the airport, you can walk to Hongqiao Railway Station first, from there you can take high speed train to Kunshan South Railway Station. The train departs from 6:13 to 21:10 with interval of 5-40 minutes. It takes 19 minutes with CNY24.5-34.5.
Asked by marcelino from UNITED STATES | Aug. 08, 2018 15:49Reply
How late does the bus run from Pudong airport to Kunshan?
How can I book this service and how long in advance do I have to book it?
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Answered by Bob from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 09, 2018 20:12

The latest one is at 20:45 and you don’t need to book it in advance, just buy the ticket when you get to the airport.
Asked by Maria from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 01, 2017 09:24Reply
Due to limited time, Feb 16-17 to Kunshan from Xiamen(Feb 18 flight home at 10am). How?
a) by air
b) night train from Xiamen to KS (Feb15)
Thank you very much.
Answers (1)
Answered by Sebastian from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 01, 2017 21:33

Well, there is no direct flight between Xiamen and Kunshan. In order to save time, you are advised to take a flight from Xiamen to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport first. It takes nearly 2 hours. After arriving, there are several direct long-distance buses to Kunshan Hotel. The bus schedules are from 09:00 to 20:50. The bus fare is CNY 76 per person. And the bus trip also takes around 2 hours. Hope helpful!
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