Suzhou Transportation

Suzhou Transportation - Getting There


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



 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.

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 Apr. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Suzhou Transportation
Asked by Yori from INDONESIA | May. 09, 2019 02:41Reply
Hi, how to get Suzhou blue gate youth hostel from the Main Railway Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia from HUNGARY | May. 09, 2019 19:22

You can take Bus Line 8 from the railway station to Shuangta and then walk south about 30m to the hotel.
Asked by RObi from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 04, 2019 00:56Reply
How to go to Suzhou train station from Shanghai Pudong Airport using fast train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nelly from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 11, 2019 00:01

You need to take a high speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao to SZ Station. From the airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, you can take East Extension Line of Metro line 2 to Guanglan Road then transfer to Metro Line 2 to Hongqiao Station.
Asked by Edwin Yong from MALAYSIA | Apr. 01, 2019 00:16Reply
What is the fastest and best way to travel from Pudong Airport to Tongli water village?
Answers (1)
Answered by Christian from FINLAND | Apr. 03, 2019 23:29

From PVG, take metro line 2 to Century Avenue Station and change to metro line 4 to the Main Railway Station, Exit 5. Walk northwest around 500 meters to find the General Bus Station. There are many coaches that will take you to the town directly.
Asked by Mathew from DE | Jan. 11, 2019 09:18Reply
How can i go to from Suzhou Railway Station to Weiqing Road(SIP) without taxi?
Thanks advanced
Answers (1)
Answered by Oliver from USA | Jan. 15, 2019 00:26

You must refer to Weixin Road, right?
Walk north around 500 meters and take public bus no.161 from Pingchuan Road West Renmin Road to Weixin Road Tinghong Street directly.
Asked by sanjay from INDIA | Dec. 07, 2018 09:15Reply
Hot to reach Suzhou from Shanghai Pudong Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dave from USA | Dec. 10, 2018 00:27

You can take the direct airport shuttle bus. The bus schedule is 9:20, 10:10, 10:40, 11:10, 11:40, 12:10, 12:45, 13:30, 14:15, 14:50, 15:30, 16:10, 16:50, 17:30, 18:10, 18:50, 19:40, 20:30 and 21:00. The ticket fare is CNY84 and the duration is about 3 hours.
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