Best Way to Travel between Shanghai and Wuxi

Shanghai is about 140km (85mi) east to Wuxi. As the quickest way of transport, bullet trains take only 0.5-1h and CNY37-59.5 for 2nd Class Seat. Normal speed trains take 1.5-2h and at least CNY19.5-21.5. The third way is by long-distance bus, and it needs 2 hours and the average price of CNY55. Considering the short Shanghai to Wuxi distance, by taxi or rental car is also a popular way, taking 2.5h and CNY450-500. For travelers between Shanghai Pudong Airport / Hongqiao Airport and Wuxi, many nonstop coaches are available.
 
shanghai to wuxi
 

How to Travel from Shanghai to Wuxi

1. Best Way: Bullet Train: 0.5-1h, CNY49.5-59.5 for 2nd Class Seat

Every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p. m, more than 120 bullet trains are in operation. Such a high frequency means that once tourists come to the railway station, they can get on the train immediately without waiting. Three departure stations are Shanghai Railway Station, Hongqiao Railway Station and South Railway Station. Also pay attention to three different destinations in Wuxi, which are Wuxi Railway Station, East Railway Station and New District Railway Station.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY154.5-182.5; 1st Class Seat: CNY84.5-94.5; 2nd Class Seat: CNY49.5-59.5
 
​ More details about: Shanghai to Wuxi Train
 

2. Normal Speed Train: 1.5h, CNY19.5-21.5 for Hard Seat

40-48 normal speed trains are also available daily. Setting off from Shanghai Railway Station or South Railway Station, these trains can send tourists to Wuxi Railway Station in nearly 1.5h.
​ Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY119.5-147.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY70.5-112.5; Hard Seat: CNY19.5-21.5
 

3. Shanghai to Wuxi Bus: 2h, CNY30-55

Many long-distance bus stations in Shanghai operate buses to Wuxi, and tourists can choose the nearest one to your hotel.
Departure Station in Shanghai Departure Time Arrival Station
Intercity Bus Terminal 8:40, 9:20, 10:50, 11:50 ​Wuxi Bus Station
South Long-distance Bus Station 6:40 to 19:30, every 10 or 20 minutes
West Long-distance Bus Station 11:20, 12:40, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:40, 17:40, 18:40, 19:40, 20:50
Hengfeng Road Bus Station 6:40 to 18:00, every 20 or 30 minutes
Hutai Road Bus Station 7:20, 8:30, 9:20, 9:30, 11:40, 12:50, 13:20, 13:50, 14:40, 15:10, 16:20, 18:00
Xu Jia Hui Bus Station 7:10, 10:10, 15:10, 16:10
Ba Shi Chang Tu Bus Station 7:40, 10:00, 12:10, 13:30, 14:40, 17:00
Jia Ding Bus Station 8:00
 

4. Shanghai to Wuxi by Car Rental or Taxi: 2.5h, CNY500

Despite the slightly longer duration and higher cost, private car or taxi offers more privacy and the door-to-door service saves passengers trouble of transfer.
 

How to Travel from Wuxi to Shanghai

1. Best Way: Bullet Train: 0.5-1h, CNY37-59.5 for 2nd Class Seat

The overwhelming majority of 110-120 daily bullet trains depart from Wuxi Railway and East Railway Station. Only 4-5 of them leave Huishan Railway Station or New District Railway Station. Two arrival stations are Shanghai Railway Station and Hongqiao Railway Station.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY154.5-182.5; 1st Class Seat: CNY75-94.5; 2nd Class Seat: CNY37-59.5
 
​ More details about: Wuxi to Shanghai Train
 

2. Normal Speed Train: 1.5-2h, CNY19.5-21.5 for Hard Seat

Over 40 normal trains travel from Wuxi Railway Station to Shanghai Railway Station or South Railway Station every day.
​ Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY119.5-147.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY70.5-112.5; Hard Seat: CNY19.5-21.5
 

3. Wuxi to Shanghai Bus: 2h, CNY55-150

It is worth mentioning that if you want to arrive at Shanghai Disneyland Park directly, you can choose the bus from Wuxi Bus Station. And the ticket fare is CNY150, higher than others.
Departure Station Departure Time Arrival Station
Wuxi Bus Station 5:05, 7:10, 9:10, 9:55, 11:10, 12:50, 13:15, 15:00 Shanghai South Bus Station
Shanghai Disneyland Park
Huaxi Bus Station 6:40, 7:10, 8:00, 8:50, 9:20, 9:30, 9:50, 11:00, 11:30, 12:50, 14:00, 14:15, 15:30, 17:30, 17:40
 
Intercity Bus Terminal
Shanghai South Bus Station
 

4. Wuxi to Shanghai by Car Rental or Taxi: about 2.5h, CNY450

 

How to Travel from Shanghai Airports to Wuxi

1. Pudong Airport to Wuxi: Non-stop Coach: 2.5h, CNY100

Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) provides passengers with non-stop coaches to Wuxi outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. And it takes about 2.5h and CNY100 from PVG to Wuxi. Departure times are 8:30, 10:10, 11:20, 12:20, 13:20, 14:20, 15:20, 16:10, 17:30, 18:15, 18:50, 19:50, 21:05.
 

2. Hongqiao Airport to Wuxi: Metro/Walk + Bullet Train: 1-1.5h, CNY60 in average

If you arrive at the Terminal 1 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA), find the Exit 1 and take Metro Line 10. After 10min, get off at the Hongqiao Railway Station. And the ticket for metro is CNY3. Then, you can transfer to the bullet train to Wuxi.
 
It will be easier if you arrive at Terminal 2, because it is connected with Hongqiao Railway Station by underground passage. Follow the signs and you can walk to the station within 15min. Another convenient way is to take Metro Line 2 or Line 10. Then, you can transfer to bullet trains directly.
 
In average, these two ways will cost you 1-1.5h and CNY60 in total.
 

How to Travel from Wuxi to Shanghai Airports

1. Wuxi to Shanghai Pudong Airport Non-stop Coach: about 3h, CNY150

Only Wuxi Bus Station offers the direct coaches to PVG. Departure times are 5:05, 7:10, 9:10, 11:10, 13:15 and 15:00.
 

2. Wuxi to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport: Two Ways

→ Bullet Train + Metro/Walk: 1-1.5h, CNY60 in average

Since Hongqiao Airport is adjacent to Hongqiao Railway Station. Tourists can first get to the railway station by bullet train in 0.5-1h at the price of CNY37-59.5. Then, you can walk to the Terminal 2 in 15min, or take Shganghai Metro Line 2 or Line 10 to the airport in 5min at the cost of CNY3.
 

→ Non-stop Coach: about 2h, CNY60-120

Departure Station Departure Time Arrival Station
Wuxi Bus Station 5:05, 7:10, 9:10, 11:10, 13:15, 15:00 Hongqiao Airport
Huaxi Bus Station 7:10, 8:50, 9:50, 11:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:30
- Last modified on Jul. 28, 2020 -
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