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Mosted Asked Questions about Zhouzhuang Water Town

How far is Zhouzhuang water town from Shanghai?

Zhouzhuang Water Town is very close to Shanghai, only 85km away. The road distance is 92km. You can take long distance bus or rent a car to from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang, it takes around 1.5 hours.

How to get to Zhouzhuang from Shanghai?

Long distance bus is the best way to go to Zhouzhuang from Shanghai since there are no direct trains (you can train to Kunshan and take a connecting bus from there, but that's a lot of hassle and takes a while).
If you living in Shanghai downtown, you can consider taking the Zan Bus. The bus stop is at People’s Square Station (opposite the Radisson Hotel New World) and can be reached by subway lines 1, 2 and 8.

How to get to Zhouzhuang Water Town from Shanghai South Railway Station?

You can take bus from Shanghai South Long-distance Bus Station, located on No.666 Shilong Road, near Shanghai South Railway Station, visitors need to take Subway Line 1 or 3 to get to the railway station first. The bus leaves for Zhouzhuang Water Town from 8:00am to 1:11pm daily. And it takes about 1.5 hours to reach Zhouzhuang Bus Station.

Which water town is better if I travel from Shanghai? Tongli or Zhouzhuang?

Zhouzhuang and Tongli are similar to each other in nature. General speaking, Tongli water town is better than Zhouzhuang. You will get a more unique experience. It is a beautiful water town as depicted in classical Chinese movies. Here a canal ride is imperative n exhilarating in experience. Food is cheap and good too but there will be only small shops selling mainly Chinese handcrafts, paintings, silks, etc.

How to get to Zhouzhuang from Shanghai if I live in Lujiazui?

You can take metro line 2 and transfer to line 11 at Jiangsu Rd, get off at Huaqiao from Exit 1. Then take Kunshan Tourist Bus line 1 to Zhouzhuang Bus Station.

Can I take bus from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang

Zhouzhuang is very close to Shanghai, only 80km away. But if you take the bus, you need spend around 4hours to get to the Zhouzhuang water town.

Can I book a private day trip tour from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang for two persons? I am bringing with my mum with me and she requires mandarin-speaking guide.

Yes, the private day tour from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang is available, it includes private car service, experienced driver, entrance fee and professional bilingual guide who can speak both English and Chinese.

If I book the Shanghai to Zhouzhuang day tour with you, it pick up available from our hotel in Disneyland?

The pickup & drop-off location are normally based on Shanghai downtown area. All our tours are flexible and customizable. Pick up from your hotel in Disneyland can be arranged, we will charge 150RMB extra fee.

My husband and I would like to take a private tour from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang, can you pick up us from Shanghai hotel and for the end of the trip return us to Shanghai hotel?

Our company provide door-to-door service, pickup and drop-off location can be arranged at your hotel lobby.

How long do you suggest we visit Zhouzhuang Water Town?

As one of the most famous water towns in China, Zhouzhuang is charming with beautiful landscape. We recommend you visit Zhouzhuang for 4-5 hours, you’ll have enough time to explore all the top Zhouzhuang attractions. If you want to feel the tranquil atmosphere of Zhouzhuang, the night view is indispensable, then you can start the tour at noon and ends at night.

Is it worth to stay in Zhouzhuang for one night?

The night view of Zhouzhuang is also very unique and worth seeing, at the same time, you can feel the slow pace of life of local residents in Zhouzhuang water town.

Do you provide Zhouzhuang Water Day Tour?

Yes, our company provide Private Zhouzhuang water town day tours from Shanghai, Zhouzhuang water town group tours or bus tours from Shanghai including guide, car rental service and entrance fee. For any inquiry, please feel free to email us at Shanghai@tripstoshanghai.com.

How long does it take from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang by car?

Shanghai is about 90 kilometers away from Zhouzhuang water town. It takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes by driving. You can do a day tour from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang, the tour lasts around 8hours.

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