Getting There

Flight

Being a prominent city with rich history and culture, Suzhou is easily accessible by air, rail and road. Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) are respectively 80km and 120km away from SIP (Suzhou Industrial Park). Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (95km) and Wuxi Shuofang International Airport (45km) are also nearby airports, but with limited airlines.

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Ground Transport

Maps you might be interested in: Shanghai metro network map      Suzhou Tourist map      Suzhou Industrial Park map

Options

  • 1. E-hi Car Service
  • 2. Airport Shuttle
  • 3. Railway
  • 4. Taxi
  • 5. Driving

E-hi Car Service (around 2.5 hours for PVG, 1.5 hours for SHA)


           We have been working with a car service agency and would encourage you to contact them and book the pick-up service for your travel between Shanghai and Suzhou, or other nearly cities. Reservation (at least 12 hours before anticipated departure) via phone call and email in English will be fine (Email is recommended). Please let them know you are attending the Cold Spring Harbor Asia meeting and provide them with your name, destination, departure place and time. Cash in CNY or International credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) will be acceptable.
    eHi Car Service
    Phone: 400-888-6608
    Email: booking005@1hai.cn  
    FOR DETAILED RATE, PLEASE CHECK HERE.

Airport Shuttle

    Airport Shuttle buses are available between Suzhou and the nearby airports.

     

    PVG

    SHA(HongQiao Airport)

    Hangzhou Xiaoshan

    Wuxi Shuofang

    Time

    2.5-3h

    1.5-2h

    2-2.5h

    1 h

    Rate

    RMB84

    RMB53

    RMB95

    RMB30

    For arriving Suzhou

    Tel

    021-68345743

    021-51141215

    86-571-67299950

    86-13771818097

    Get-on

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

    East of the Parking Area opposite the exit of the Airport Building

    North to the No.5 Gate on the 1st Floor of the Airport Building

    Wuxi Shuofang airport

    Get-off

    International Building of SIP

    International Building of SIP

    Hongshan Hotel, No.1685 Renming Road

    No.1455 Suzhan Road, City Terminal, North Square of Suzhou Train Station

    For departing Suzhou

    Tel

    86-512-65231774

    86-512-65231774

    67299950

    86-512-65231774

    Get-on

    Get-on : No.1455 Suzhan Road, City Terminal, North Square of Suzhou Train Station

    Get-on : No.1455 Suzhan Road, City Terminal, North Square of Suzhou Train Station

    Hongshan Hotel, No.1685 Renming Road

    Get-on : No.1455 Suzhan Road, City Terminal, North Square of Suzhou Train Station

    Please check here for shuttle bus schedules.

High Speed Train in SHA (HongQiao Airport)

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


City

Shanghai

Nanjing

Wuxi

Hangzhou

Beijing

Time

23-44min

57min-1h32min

12-25min

1h13min-1h51min

9h19min-10h59m

Rate

RMB 36-65

RMB100-176

RMB 14-43

RMB 117-196

RMB 309-1390

Train Schedule Download

SH-SZ

SZ-SH

NJ-SZ

SZ-NJ

WX-SZ

SZ-WX

SZ-HZ

HZ-SZ

BJ-SZ

SZ-BJ


Suzhou Railway Station is located in the northern part of Suzhou old city. It can be easily reached by Taxi from Dushu Lake Conference center (around 30 minutes and RMB60), or by bus line 166.

Suzhou Industrial Park Railway Station is a new facility designed for Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway. It directly connects Suzhou Industrial Park and Hongqiao airport and reduces the trip to 23 minutes only. For arriving SIP station from Dushu lake conference center, it takes around 15 minutes and RMB30 by taxi.

How to buy a train ticket in Suzhou?

There are automatic ticket-selling machines with English guide in the railway stations. You can easily purchase the tickets by Chinese currency.
In addition to the railway station, the nearest train ticket outlet in SIP is located in Shi Hui Fang Neighborhood Center, 166, Xinghai Street (Tel: +86-0512-67672188). It pre-sells tickets nationwide within 7-10 days.
You may also purchase the tickets with the help of the hotel front desk or by calling +86-512-62513781/62513782 (Chinese speaking only). The ticket selling agency can deliver the tickets to the conference center with a certain processing fee, but has to be informed at least 24 hours in advance. The earlier the better.

Taxi

Taxi note (download): this note includes the address and map of our conference venue, as well as the contact information in case you need help. You may show this note to the taxi driver.

Taxi rate and time from/to the nearby airports:


Airport

PVG

SHA

Hangzhou Xiaoshan

Wuxi Shuofang

Time

2-2.5h

1-1.5h

1.5-2h

1.5-2h

Rate

RMB500-600

RMB350-400

RMB400-500

RMB150-200

Taxi in Suzhou:
Taxis are convenient and are generally a hassle-free alternative to public transportation.
The taxi hotline is: +86-512-67776777 (Chinese Speaking Only).  
Taxi Rate:


Taxi Type

Santana

Passat

Basic Price: Distance ≤ 3km

RMB 10

RMB 10

Additional: 3km < Distance ≤ 5km

RMB 1.8/km

RMB 2/km

Additional: Distance > 5km

RMB 2.7/km

RMB 3/km

Additional: Distance > 3km
(PM 11:00—AM 5:00)

RMB 3.24/km

RMB 3.6/km

Taxi tips:
1.Taxis are always metered in the cities. When you get on a taxi in a city, please make sure that the driver puts down the flag on the meter when you get in, and be sure the meter has been reset to zero before he/she throws the flag.
2.When you take a taxi for a long trip (i.e. from PVG to Suzhou City), it is more economical to get a long distance package price by negotiating with the driver and thus there’s no need to meter any more.

Driving


From Nanjing:
Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway----Exit of Suzhou SIP----Modern Avenue (Westward)----Xinghu Street (Southward)----Cuiwei Road (Westward)----Qiyue Road (Southward)


From Shanghai:
Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway----Exit of Suzhou SIP----Modern Avenue (Westward)----Xinghu Street (Southward)----Cuiwei Road (Westward)----Qiyue Road (Southward)


From Hangzhou:
Suzhou-Jiaxing-Hangzhou Expressway----Exit of Suzhou----Nanhuan Road (Eastward)----Dushu Lake Avenue (Eastward)----Dushu Lake Tunnel (Eastward)----Exit of Xinghu Street----Xinghu Street (Southward)----Cuiwei Road (Westward) ----Qiyue Road (Southward)

Free Airport Shuttles!

For Coming:
Cold Spring Harbor Asia will arrange several schedules of free shuttle on the first meeting day from T2 Building, PVG and T1 Building, SHA to Dushu Lake Conference Center.

In order to better serve you and meanwhile also save the cost, we need you to notify us of your arrival time at the airport once you finalize your travel plan. The link to submit your travel info will be sent after your registration. We will arrange the free shuttle schedules based on the info we collect prior to the meeting.

Please note that while we are trying our best to provide the best service we could, it is however not practical that the bus schedule would fit precisely to everyone’s arrival time. Therefore please do check the website for the latest schedule before your departure for the closest shuttle bus service on Free Shuttle Page.

Pick-up Point:

PVG: Passenger service center (opposite Starbucks Coffee) of of FLOOR 2, T2 Building , Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

SHA: Exit 1 at Arrivals of FLOOR 1 (Close to International Arrivals), T1 A Building



Note: The Airport Representative from e-Hi car service will be waiting for you at the due place that counter and guide you to the shuttle bus.


For Return:

Cold Spring Harbor Asia will also arrange 1 schedule of free shuttle on the last meeting day from Dushu Lake Conference Center to T1 Building, SHA & T2 Building, PVG.
Schedule: PM14:00
Pick-up Point: Hotel Lobby

Note: Please sign up on site for this shuttle on the information board located in the Double Helix Hall near the Watson Auditorium.

Any further questions on the free shuttle, please contact Joyce Zhu