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Suzhou Transport

Suzhou, as a world famous tourism city, equips convenient traffic facilities. To reach this city, you can take trains, highways and also boats and even metro in the future.

Suzhou is conveniently located on the Jinghu Railway linking Shanghai and Nanjing, the provincial capital of Jiangsu, to both of which there is hourly railway service. Suzhou Railway Station is among the busiest passenger stations in China, having 139 trains stopping daily. The Station is currently being renovated and expanded to serve the needs of the future. It will possibly have similar designs like the Shanghai South Railway Station and Beijing South Railway Station. D-Series Trains take average 45 minutes to Shanghai and an hour and half to Nanjing. From July 2010, the new G-series high speed train opens, and it only takes about 25 minutes for the top speed train among all the G-series from Suzhou train station to Shanghai Hongqiao station. However, the price of the G-series ticket is twice than that of the D-series. The price of the G-series second class is about 40RMB.

Expressway and Highway
The Jiangsu-Shanghai Expressway connects Suzhou with Shanghai. Alternatively, there is also the Yangtze River Expressway and the Suzhou-Jiaxing-Hangzhou Expressway. In 2005, the new Suzhou Outer Ring was completed, linking the peripheral county-level cities of Taicang, Kunshan, and Changshu. China National Highway 312 also passes through Suzhou.

Air Transport
Although Wuxi Shuofang Airport and Guangfu United Airlines Airport serve as two municipal airports, and the State Council approved of the construction of an airport exclusively serving Suzhou in 2003, air transportation from Suzhou continues to be conducted primarily at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.

Water Transport
By water, Suzhou is connected with Zhangjiagang, Luzhi, Liujia, Changshou and Shimonoseki, Japan.
There are also some small rivers in the city serving as tourist lines.


There are three metro lines in Suzhou right now, Line No.1, No.2 and No.4 with its branch line, price starts from 2 yuan to 7 yuan. It’s available to get to most of attractions, shopping centers and stations in Suzhou by metro. Compared to bus and taxi, metro is no doubt the most convenient way for you to travel around Suzhou, you could save money at the same time. Check the time table for each line so that you may not miss the last train, departure time differs from each direction.

Line 1: runs from 6:10 to 22:35, connects Mudu, Guangji South Road, and Zhongnan Street.

Line 2: runs from 6 am from both directions, the last train to Qihe direction departures on 22:20, and departures every 15 minutes to Sangtiandao between 22:10-22:56, Laodong road will be the last stop during this period. Line 2 mainly connects Suzhou North Station, Suzhou Railway Station, Shantang Street and Shilu.

Line 4: runs from 6:00 to 22:15 for both directions, connects Tongli and Suzhou Railway Station. The branch line of Metro Line No.4 runs between Muli and Honghzuang, the last train to Muli direction is on 22:35.