Zhouzhuang Transportation

Zhouzhuang is an ancient town located in the border of Shanghai City and Jiangsu Province’s Kunshan City. It is 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) from Shanghai, 38 kilometers (23.6 miles) from Suzhou, and 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Kunshan. Although direct air plane and train are not available for Zhouzhuang transportation, the transportation to come and go to Zhouzhuang is quite convenient because of its advantaged geographic location.

Coach/Bus Transportation

Travelers can take a coach to Zhouzhuang via Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Kunshan and Zhejiang's Jiaxing and Hangzhou. The length of the time for taking a coach from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Zhouzhuang is about 50 minutes.

Shanghai to Zhouzhuang

Departure PlaceAddressTelDeparture TimeDurationApproximate Ticket Price
Gongxing Road Long-Distance Bus Station80 Gongxing Road, Zhabei District (闸北区公兴路80号)021-5663 0000, 5663 023007:30, 09:30, 12:20, 13:00 and 14:302 hours22 yuan
Shanghai StadiumParking Lot 4, 666 Yaoqiao Road, Xuhui District (徐汇区天钥桥路666号四号停车场)021-6426 555507:00, 09:05, 09:45 and 12:10 (the coaches return to Shanghai at 14:30 and 16:301 hour and 40 minutes140 yuan (including ticket fare for a round trip), and 20 yuan will be charged if travelers return to Shanghai in the next day
Shanghai Soccer Stadium444 Dongjian Wan Road, Hongkou District (虹口区东江湾路444号)021--5696 772106:00, 07:30, 08:20, 09:15, 11:40, 13:20, 14:20, 15:40 and 16:302 hours128 yuan (including fare for tour guide)
Zhouzhuang Bus StationZhouzhuang0512-1601 08806:00, 07:30, 08:20, 09:15, 11:40, 13:20, 14:20, 15:40 and 16:302 hours22 yuan


Departure PlaceService TimeDeparture IntervalDurationApproximate Ticket Price
Suzhou North Bus Station07:05-17:0530 minutes1.5 hours17.5 yuan
Wuzhong District Bus StationDeparting at 07:30, 09:30 and 13:005 hours15 yuan
Zhouzhuang Bus Station06:45-17:0035 minutes

Zhejiang Province (including Hangzhou)?Zhouzhuang

Departure PlaceAddressDeparture TimeApproximate Ticket Price

Hangzhou Yellow Dragon Sports Center

1 Huanglong Road, Xihu District (西湖区黄龙路1号)

08:00 on every Saturday

178 yuan (including bus fare for a round trip and admission ticket fare)

Jiaxing North Bus Station (嘉兴汽车站)

688 Zhonghuan North Road

06:15, 12:05 (the bus returns to Jiaixng at 08:50 and 14:35)

15 yuan

Nanjing Zhouzhuang

Departure PlaceAddressDeparture TimeApproximate Ticket Price

Nanjing Tourist Bus Center

400 Zhongshan South Road (中山南路400号)

06:30 on every Saturday

115 yuan (including bus fare for a round trip and admission ticket fare)

Kunshan Zhouzhuang

BusDeparture PlaceAddressTelDeparture TimeDurationApproximate Ticket Price

Tourist Bus

Gate 9, Kunshan New Bus Station

The junction of 312 national road and Bolu Road (柏庐路与新312国道交会口)

0512-5730 2812

06:44, 07:56, 09:26, 10:50, 12:25, 13:50, 15:22 and 16:50; return time: 06:50, 07:50, 09:20, 10:55, 12:30, 13:50, 15:22, 16:37 and 17:45

1 hour

8 yuan

City Bus 161

Kunshan New Bus Station

From 05:39 to 17:57 with 10-minure departure interval.

1 hour

7 yuan

Note: It takes about 120 yuan for taking a taxi from Kunshan to Zhouzhuang.

Air Transportation

Zhouzhuang has no airport, but travelers can arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Nanjing Lukou Airport or Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport first, and then take a coach to Zhouzhuang. The nearest airport is Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, and the length of the time for a journey by coach is about 1hour. Travelers can take a coach in Shanghai Stadium (上海体育场), Shanghai Gongxing Raod Long-Distance Coach Station (上海公兴路长途车站), Shanghai Hongkou Soccer Statium (上海虹口足球场) or Shanghai Long-Distance Coach Station (上海长途汽车站). See detailed information about where to catch a coach and the ticket price in coach transport. Travelers can check out China flight schedule and book a flight ticket on China Highlights’ website.

Train Transportation

Travelers can take a train to Kunshan Railway Station in Kunshan City, and then take a coach from Kunshan to Zhouzhuang. Kunshan Railway Station is located at the meeting-point of Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway and Shanghai-Nanjing inter-city railway, and trains come and go to Xi’ning, Changchun, Shijianzhuang, Taiyuan, Chengdu, Luoyang, Fuzhou, Tianjin, Ji’nan and Zhengzhou are available in the station. After arriving at the station, travelers can take bus 88 or 111 to New Bus Station (新客站), which takes about 15 minutes, and then take a coach to Zhouzhuang in New Bus Station, and the length of the time for a journey is about 1 hour.

Getting around the Town

Travelers can take a taxi from Zhouzhuang Bus Station to the edge of the ancient town; the flag down fare is 9 yuan (for first 3 kilometers or 2 miles). Renting a tricycle from Zhouzhuang Bus Station to the edge of the ancient town coasts about 5 yuan. However, vehicles including bicycles are not allowed within the town, because the roads in the ancient town are too narrow. The only available transportation means in the water town is by boat, and the rent for a wooden boat in the ancient town is about 80 yuan with the capacity of 8 persons.

Questions and Answers About Zhouzhuang Transportation

mr yoa 2013-11-02
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Hi, lynn ye, this is mr yao from indonesia. I wanna ask you about transportation from shanghai to zhouzhuang. I wonder if one day enough for me to take a look at zhouzhuang? Please reply me as soon as posibble.

Yes, it is pretty enough to visit Zhouzhuang from Shanghai  in one day, you can take the shuttle buses in Shanghai tourism centre, it takes about 1.5 hours bus journey.

Lily Guo replied on 2013-11-02
Laurentia Wijaya 2012-10-20
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How to go by Metro, from SSAW Htl Renming Road Huang Pu, to Shanghai Stadium?How can find Parking Lot 4, is there any board sign in English Version? I''m gonna to Zhouzhuang Water Town..Thanks a lot

Hi Laurentia,

All the stations in Shanghai subways are signed both in Chinese and English, and when the subway arrives at one station, it is broadcasted in English and Chinese as well. You will get to the parking lot 4 by following the guidance of the subway lines. You can also ask for assitance from the staff at the subway station. Have a nice trip.


Sammi Dai replied on 2012-10-20
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