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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Summer Schools

 

Course Location:

This course will operate at CSH Asia teaching facility in Suzhou, China. Suzhou is known as a very famous water town with lots of nice gardens, CSH Asia facility located by Dushu Lake at the outskirt of the city of Suzhou, which is about 1 hour driving from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, approximately 2 hours from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Suzhou is easy to access by plane, high speed train, various city- bus etc. CSH Asia teaching facility address: No. 299 Qiyue Street, Worldhotel Grand Dushulake, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province 215123, China (In Chinese: 江苏省苏州市工业园区启月街299号独墅湖世尊酒店)

 

Transportation to course venue:

From PVG (Shanghai Pudong International Airport)-120km

Option 1: Airport Shuttle (Recommend)

Step 1. Airport Shuttle

Get on at Exit of Bus Parking Area on 2nd Floor of Airport Building

Get off at Suzhou International Expo Center station(Chinese name: 博览中心站)

Ticket Fare: CNY 84

Duration: 2.5-3 Hours

Step 2. Taxi

Bus Station to Worldhotel Grand Dushulake

Fare: About CNY 30

Duration: Around 20 minutes

 

 

Option 2: Taxi

PVG to Worldhotel Grand Dushulake

Fare: CNY 500-600

Duration: 2-2.5 Hours

Book Taxi Online:

http://www.meet-in-shanghai.net/travel-tips/traffic/taxi.php#shds02

 

 

Option 3: Railway (passport is a must)

Step 1.  Go through Airport Bus line No. 5 from Pudong International Airport to Shanghai Railway Station

             Schedule:  06:30 - 23:00 (T1); 06:35 - 23:05 (T2)

Frequency: Every 20~30 minutes; Duration: About 80 minutes;

Ticket Fare: CNY 2- CNY 22 (Based on distance)

 

Step 2.  Buy a train ticket to Suzhou Railway Station or Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station which is nearer but with limited trains. You can buy the ticket directly from ticket window by providing your original passport and cash.

Ticket Fare to Suzhou Railway Station

CNY 39.5 (2nd class); CNY 59.5 (1st Class); CNY 121.5(Business Class)

Duration: 20-30 minutes

 

Ticket Fare to Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station

CNY 34.5(2nd Class); CNY 54.5(1st Class); CNY 107.5(Business Class)

Duration: around 37 minutes

Check the train schedule here

There’re 4 train stations in Suzhou, therefore please pay attention to the station name and make sure it’s the right one to go.

 

Step 3.  By taxi from Suzhou Railway Station to Worldhotel Grand Dushulake

Fare: CNY 50-60

Duration:  Around 30 minutes

 

By taxi from Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station to Worldhotel Grand Dushulake

Fare: CNY 30-40

Duration:  Around 30 minutes

 

 

 

From SHA (Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport)-80km

Option 1: Airport Shuttle (Recommend)

Step 1. Airport Shuttle

Get on at east of the Parking Area opposite the exit of the Airport Building

Get off at Suzhou International Expo Center station

Ticket Fare: CNY 53

Duration: 1.5-2 Hours

 

Step 2. Taxi

SIP station  Worldhotel Grand Dushulake

Fare: About CNY 30

Duration: Around 20 Minutes

 

Option 2: Taxi

SHA- Worldhotel Grand Dushulake
Cost: CNY 300-400

Duration: 1-1.5 Hours

 

Option 3: Railway (passport is a must)

There is a High speed train in SHA (HongQiao Airport) T2 building. About 10 minutes walk, please follow the airport sign.

 

Step 1 Buy a train ticket from Hongqiao Railway Station (in T2 Building) to Suzhou Railway Station or Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station. You can buy the ticket directly from ticket window by providing your original passport and cash.

Ticket Fare to Suzhou Railway Station

CNY 25.5-39.5 (2nd class); CNY30.5- 59.5 (1st Class);

Duration: 25-50 minutes

 

Ticket Fare to Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station

CNY 22.5-34.5(2nd Class); CNY 26.5-54.5(1st Class); CNY 107.5(Business Class)

Duration: 25-35 minutes

Check the train schedule here

There’re 4 train stations in Suzhou, therefore please pay attention to the station name and make sure it’s the right one to go.

 

Step 2 Taxi

By taxi from Suzhou Railway Station to Worldhotel Grand Dushulake

Fare:  CNY 50-60

Duration:  Around 30 minutes

 

By taxi from Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station to Worldhotel Grand Dushulake

Fare: CNY 30-40

Duration:  Around 30 minutes

 

 

Housing:

All people will stay at Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou, reservations will be made by Julin from Cold Spring Harbor Asia, please email your arrival/ departure dates to xu@cshl.edu after your travel plans are made.

 

Visa

To apply Chinese visa, please visit the official websites of Chinese Embassies (http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/2490/) for the application procedure, documents required and other relative information ( Kind reminder that your passport must not expire within 6 months and must have at least one blank visa page). You’ll find the Chinese visa application form on our website, too. If you need a formal visa invitation letter of CSHA or the visa authorization letter issued by the local government, please contact xu@cshl.edu and provide us the following info WITH a scanned copy of your passport: full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, number of passport. We’ll respond to you ASAP. In addition, many countries have specialized travel agencies who can expedite the visa process, for instance: http://www.traveldocs.com/visas.htm, or http://visarite.com/. Please make sure to leave enough time (at least 1 month in advance) for your application.

 

Payments:

We will send the payment instructions to accepted students without applying for any financial support by email.