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As one of the most important historic and tourist cities in China, Suzhou has gradually become the focus of world attention. Therefore, the transport conditions here have been greatly improved day by day.

To & From Suzhou
Aviation
To be honest, Suzhou merely has a small airport but only for military purpose. Thus overseas customers who want to visit the city could take plane to Shanghai or Wuxi, then shift to Shanghai-Suzhou or Wuxi-Suzhou bus, by which one can easily reach the destination. The regular bus services from Shanghai to Suzhou at an interval of one hour. Besides, trains are also available here as another transport facility to benefit travelers.
suzhou transportationRailway
Due to the fast development of the city, Suzhou has become a vital transportation hub in China. It is a major stop along the Beijing-Shanghai railway line with over 40 daily trains stopping at Suzhou Railway Station.
Suzhou Railway Station, renowned as a first-class railway station, is situated on the north side of the city. It was built in 1906 by the local government and started its test operation period two years later. In 2007, it was reconstructed with a lot of new functions to be added. Machines are equipped to check tickets, taking the place of station staff, while for the purpose of offering disabled people convenience, the Station has installed 10 non-obstacle elevators along with 44 escalators. Moreover, mobile toilets are also set up to greatly benefit passengers.
The latest Timetable of Suzhou Railway Station(Several major cities)
Train Number Leaving Time(from Suzhou) Originating station Arrival time Terminal station
K151/K154 7:35 a.m. Zhengzhou(郑州) 8:36 a.m. Shanghai(上海)
K233/K236 7:44 a.m. Shijiazhuang(石家庄) 8:46 a.m. Shanghai(上海)
K294/K295 1:40 p.m. Shanghai(上海) 5:58 a.m.(the next day) Qingdao(青岛)
K33 9:45 a.m. Tianjin(天津) 10:57 a.m. Shanghai(上海)
K371/K374 3:24 p.m. Taiyuan 4:59 Shanghai(上海)
T116/T117 5:34 p.m. Shanghai(上海) 4:29 p.m.(the next day) Shanghai(上海)
T131/T134 10:44 a.m. Dalian(大连) 11:31 a.m. Shanghai(上海)
T137/T140 10:25 a.m. Xi'an(西安) 11:12 a.m. Shanghai(上海)
T177 03:53 a.m. Jinan(济南) 06:51 a.m. Hangzhou(杭州)
T701 3:53 p.m. Nanjing(南京) 4:41 p.m. Shanghai(上海)
T712 10:52 a.m. Shanghai(上海) 1:56 p.m. Nanjing(南京)
T711 6:01 p.m. Nanjing(南京) 6:52 p.m. Shanghai(上海)
T713 10:37 a.m. Nanjing(南京) 11:24 a.m. Shanghai(上海)
T714 1:20 p.m. Shanghai(上海) 3:57 p.m. Nanjing(南京)

Timetable of Motor Train Unit(From Nanjing to Shanghai)

 

Train Number Originating station Leaving Time Stop Leaving Time Terminal station Arrival time
D407 Nanjing 7:57 a.m. Suzhou 9:31 a.m. Shanghai 10:10 a.m.
D411 Nanjing 9:30 a.m. Suzhou 11:04 a.m. Shanghai 11:48 a.m.
D413 Nanjing 9:35 a.m. Suzhou 11:14 a.m. Shanghai 11:53 a.m.
D429 Nanjing 1:07 p.m. Suzhou 2:41 p.m. Shanghai 3:20 p.m.
D431 Nanjing 2:40 p.m. Suzhou 4:09 p.m. Shanghai 4:53 p.m.
D435 Nanjing 4:27 p.m. Suzhou 5:51 p.m. Shanghai 6:35 p.m.
D443 Nanjing 5:30 p.m. Suzhou 7:09 p.m. Shanghai 7:53 p.m.
 
In & Around Suzhou
Couch & Bus
All together four long-distance bus stations scatter here in Suzhou, i.e. Suzhou North Long-distance Bus Terminal, Suzhou South Long-distance Bus Terminal, Suzhou West Long-distance Bus Terminal as well as Wuzhong Long-distance Bus Terminal.
Suzhou North Long-distance Bus Terminal
Address: NO.29, Xihui Road(near Suzhou Railway Station)
To Nantong: 5:40 a.m.---5:50 p.m. with an interval of 30 minutes
To Jiaxing: 6:30 a.m.---5:10 p.m. with an interval of 50 minutes
To Hangzhou: 5:30 a.m.---5:30 p.m. with an interval of 1 hour
Consulting Tel: 0512-67530686
Timetable of Express Passenger Bus(快客)
To Shanghai: 7 a.m.---6:20 p.m. with an interval of 20 minutes
To Nanjing: 6:40 a.m.---6:30 p.m. with an interval of 20 minutes
To Zhenjiang: 7:30 a.m.---5 p.m. with an interval of 40 minutes
To Changzhou: 6:50 a.m.---6:30 p.m. with an interval of 40 minutes
To wuxi: 6 a.m.---5:50 p.m. with an interval of 20 minutes
Suzhou South Long-distance Bus Terminal
Address: at the crossing of Yingchun Road, Nanhuan East Road.
How to get there: take bus NO.29, 30, 31 and 101.
To Changshu, Kunshan and Shengze: at an interval of 20 minutes
To Hangzhou(6:20 a.m.-6:10 p.m.), Zhangjiagang, Wuxi, Zhenjiang and Tongli at an interval of 30 minutes
To Shanghai: 6:10 a.m., 10:05 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 4:20 p.m.
Consulting Tel: 0512-65204867
Suzhou West Long-distance Bus Terminal
Address: at the crossing of Jinshan Road, Changjiang Road, Suzhou New Area(near Suzhou Amusement Land )
Timetable of Express Passenger Bus(快客)
To Nanjing: 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 4: 40 p.m.
To Zhenjiang: 7:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
To Changzhou: 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
To Shanghai: 7:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Wuzhong Long-distance Bus Terminal
Address: NO.10, Guangjian Road, Wuzhong development zone
How to get there: take bus NO.1, 50, 54, 81 and 103.
Timetable of Tour Bus:
To Luzhi: 7 a.m.---6 p.m. with an interval of 20 minutes
To Tongli: 6:40 a.m.---5: 15 p.m. with an interval of 20 minutes
To Zhouzhuang: 7 a.m.---5 p.m. with an interval of 20 minutes
Taxi
Starting(minimum) fare: 10RMB /3 kilometers, 2/ per kilometer after the first three kilometers. No fare will be charged during the waiting period. Daily bus is also available here to provide great convenience to both the locals and people throughout the world. If you want to know more information about the bus timetable, click here.
Editor's words----With all those advanced transportation facilities, travelers can get easy access to Suzhou, visiting both renowned scenic spots and various amusement places. So hope you to have a good time here!