Transportation

Set off across Suzhou

Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou, is centrally located in the Suzhou New District. The hotel is a convenient 10-minute car ride to the Shanghai-Nanjing Highway, 15 minutes to the Suzhou Railway Station. The commercial and entertainment districts are a short 2-minute walk away.

Whether arranging a private car, hailing a taxi or making arrangements to visit one of Suzhou’s attractions, our hotel staff is there to ensure you arrive at your selected destination comfortably and on time.

Taxis

Taxis in Suzhou are cheap and plentiful. Taxis are available at the hotel or may be hailed from the street.

Also popular are three-wheeled bicycle cabs, which are excellent for sightseeing.

Public Transit

Trains 

An efficient and scenic way of travelling within China, trains link most parts of the country with reliable services. Classes include Soft Seat or Soft Sleeper with air-conditioning, and Hard Seat or Hard Sleeper.

Suzhou is on the Nanjing-Shanghai train line. The fastest train to Shanghai takes about 24 minutes.

Buses 

Suzhou has three long-distance bus terminals with connections to every major place in the region, including Hangzhou, Shanghai, Wuxi, Nanjing and Zhouzhuang.

Travelling by bus to Shanghai takes 1 hour, and is slightly more expensive than taking the train.

Ferry

Cruising the city canals aboard a boat is an excellent way to see the city, especially at night.

Car Hire

Getting around the city in a car with a driver is a safe and comfortable transport option.

To hire a private car, please contact the hotel service staff.

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 8ºC 1ºC
Feb 9ºC 2ºC
Mar 13ºC 5ºC
Apr 19ºC 11ºC
May 24ºC 16ºC
Jun 27ºC 20ºC
Jul 32ºC 25ºC
Aug 32ºC 25ºC
Sep 27ºC 21ºC
Oct 22ºC 15ºC
Nov 17ºC 9ºC
Dec 11ºC 2ºC