Suzhou Transportation

Suzhou Transportation - Getting There

Air

Despite being an important tourist destination, Suzhou does not have its own international airport at present. It is best to use the airports of nearby Shanghai. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) and Pudong International Airport (PVG) are used frequently by domestic and international visitors.
 

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Hongqiao Airport

Hongqiao Airport (SHA) is 86 kilometers (about 53 miles) away from Suzhou. Upon arrival, passengers could walk to the connected Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, and then take a bullet train to get to Suzhou in 30 minutes. The nearby Hongqiao West Traffic Center also operates coaches to Suzhou.

Pudong International Airport (PVG) is located 120 kilometers (about 65 miles) away from Suzhou. There are scheduled airport bus running between.
Buses from PVG to Suzhou:
Address: The parking lots at the 2nd floor of PVG's terminal building.
Operating Time: 10:00 10:40 11:10 11:40 12:10 12:40 13:10 13:50 14:20 14:50 15:20 16:10 16:50 17:20 18:10 18:50 20:00
Durations: 3 hours
Ticket Fare: CNY84

Buses from Suzhou to PVG:
Address: 115, Ganjiang Xi Lu, Jinchang District
Operating Time: 06:20 07:20 07:50 08:20 08:50 09:20 09:50 10:20 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10
Duration: 3 hours
Ticket Fare: CNY84

 

Train

 Suzhou Railway Station
Reconstructed in 2011, this is the main gate for passengers to and from this city by rail. Through the Shanghai-Nanjing High-Speed Railway, there are bullet trains from Suzhou to Shanghai, Kunshan, Wuxi, Zhenjiang and Nanjing. On the other hand, from this station, passengers could take fast trains to Chengdu, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou, Xining, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Yantai and etc. On the tickets, this station is printed as Su Zhou.
Location: Pingjiang District
Transportation: city-buses of Nos. 518, 202, 178, 119, 103, 83, 38, 26, 1, You 4, You 1, Kuai Xi'an 2, 502, 317, 102, 69, 50, 33, You 3, 80, 8, 40, 79, 166, You 5, 6, 7, 10, 44, 81, 522, 529

Suzhou Railway Station
 Video of Suzhou Railway Station
Take a train to Suzhou
Suzhou Bullet Train

 North Railway Station
This station operates high speed trains to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xi'an etc. Departing from here, passengers could get to Beijing in five hours and Shanghai in about half an hour.
Location: Xiangcheng District
Transportation: city-buses of Nos. 819, 711, 80, 77, 811

 Suzhou New District Railway Station
This station operates 11 scheduled bullet trains on the Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity High Speed Railway everyday. On the tickets, this station is printed as Su Zhou Xin Qu.
Location: Hushuguan Town, New District
Transportation: city-buses of Nos.335, 326, 34, 36, 529, 311, 85, 441, 306

 Industrial Park Railway Station
Everyday, this station serves for 46 bullet trains of the Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity High Speed Railway. On the tickets, this station is printed as Su Zhou Yuan Qu.
Location: Suzhou Industrial Park
Transportation: city-buses of Nos. 115, 116, 262, 161, 119, 166, 258

 Major Rail Lines from Suzhou to:


See detailed Suzhou Train Schedule
 

Long-distance Bus

Suzhou North Bus Station
North Bus Station

Suzhou is known as the 'Southeast Gate' to Shanghai and Zhejiang Province because of its well-developed highway network. Three long-distance bus stations are in use nowadays. The North Bus Station has the most routes to Anhui, Hubei, Fujian, Shandong, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang provinces. Buses also depart for Shanghai from the North Bus Station once every twenty minutes. The ticket fare varies from 26 Yuan to 30 Yuan.

Address:
North Station: No.29, Xihui Lu. Located at the east of Suzhou Railway Station.
South Station: Located at the corner of Nanhuan Eastern Road and Yingchun Road. Take the No.10, 931, 54, or 55 buses to get there.
Buses going to Anhui, Hubei, Shandong, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang provinces plus Shanghai are available here.
West Station: Jinshan Road, New District. The No.313, 39, 302, 317, or 622 buses will take you to West Station. Buses to Anhui and Zhejiang provinces and Shanghai depart from here.


 Further Reading:
How to Travel between Shanghai and Suzhou 
- Last modified on Oct. 21, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Suzhou Transportation
Asked by Grace from CANADA | Oct. 19, 2019 07:55Reply
Do you have a list of Suzhou train ticket offices or agencies?
Specifically in Suzhou Industrial Park, Dushu Lake Higher Education area?
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Answered by Tina from USA | Oct. 21, 2019 18:35
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As I know, these agencies are not open all the time and sometimes you can only pick up the ticket. It is suggested to buy the ticket in the railway station or you can send email to bookingtravelchinaguide.com to help you buy it.
Asked by Why from SINGAPORE | Oct. 12, 2019 23:46Reply
Do i need to purchase high speed train ticket in advance if I am going in Dec
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Answered by Colins from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 14, 2019 20:29
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It depends on where you will go. It is better to buy the ticket in advance in case it is sold out.
Asked by Nguyen Phuong from VIETNAM | Sep. 15, 2019 06:32Reply
Operation time and interval time of subway line 2 from north suzhou railway station?
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Answered by Chase from FRANCE | Sep. 18, 2019 02:35
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The opening hours are from 06:04 to 23:10. Generally speaking, the interval is around 5.5mins.
Asked by Joon Kai Chang from SINGAPORE | Sep. 02, 2019 10:48Reply
How do I get from Suzhou Hyatt Regency to Shanghai Pudong Airport?
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Answered by Gia from CANADA | Sep. 04, 2019 19:04
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You can take taxi to Suzhou Railway Station first, then take high speed train to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway station, and take metro line 2 to Pudong airport.
Answered by Joon Kai from SINGAPORE | Sep. 05, 2019 18:08
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Thanks Gia for your reply. Much appreciated. Cheers
Asked by Kay from CA | Jul. 31, 2019 20:58Reply
Suzhou Tourist Bus
Hi,

We are arriving at SZ Railway Station and are thinking of going to Master of Nets Garden, Panmen Scenic Area, Beisi Pagoda and Pingjiang Street or Quanqian Street and then back to the Railway Station. Which tourist buses do we need to take?

Do the tourist buses run in a loop?
Answers (1)
Answered by Glen from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 01:53
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Tourist bus No.2 can cover some of your attractions. Take bus or subway is also convenient. The route is not a circular route.
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