How to Reach Suzhou - The Easiest Way to Reach Suzhou


  • By Air: Suzhou doesn’t have its own airport and the nearest airport is Shanghai. Alternatively, Wuxi, Nanjing and Hangzhou airports are also closely located.
  • By Bus: There are shuttle buses from all these major airports to Suzhou. There is bus connectivity to Suzhou from cities like Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Zhangjiagang, Changzhou and Kunshan. There are three main bus stations serving the city.
  • By Train: Suzhou has four main train stations namely: Suzhou Station (Suzhou Zhan), Suzhou North Station (Suzhou Bei Zhan), Suzhou Industrial Park Station (Suzhou Yuanqu), and Suzhou Xinqu Station. There are frequent high-speed trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Wuxi, Changzhou, Zhenjiang and Nanjing.


  • By Bus: Buses are the best Suzhou transportation and there are special tourism line buses that take you to major attractions.
  • By Metro: Few lines of the metro are in operation and it is a efficient way to get around Suzhou.
  • By Pedicabs: Available easily, this is the way to get around like the locals. Always negotiate prices before getting in.
  • By Taxis: Not ideal way to get around; taxis are hard to find and the taxi drivers rarely speak English.
  • By Bicycles: Adventure lovers can go around by hiring a bicycle.
  • On foot: You can also explore some areas on foot, but the entire city is pretty huge to walk around.

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Modes of Transportation in Suzhou

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Suzhou. The most preferred mode of transport in Suzhou is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 6.73 km Average time: 19.25 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 50%
    Bus 18.5 min Waiting 2.5 min Walking 2.5 min Overall average time for 12 kms 23.5 min
  • Walking 50%
    Walking 15 min Overall average time for 1.45 kms 15 min

How to Reach Suzhou from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Hangzhou to Suzhou 74.32 km 1 hour 14 mins
Shanghai to Suzhou 98.94 km 1 hour 38 mins
Nanjing to Suzhou 202.97 km 3 hours 22 mins
Taoyuan district to Suzhou 369.04 km 6 hours 9 mins
Taipei to Suzhou 373.29 km 6 hours 13 mins
Hefei to Suzhou 374.12 km 6 hours 14 mins
Dalian to Suzhou 452.15 km 7 hours 32 mins
Beijing to Suzhou 649.72 km 10 hours 49 mins
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