Suzhou is easily accessible by water, land and air traffic. Suzhou is conveniently located on the Huning Railway linking Shanghai and Nanjing, the provincial capital, to both of which there is hourly railway service. Suzhou Railway Station is among the busiest passenger stations in China, having 139 trains stopping daily. The Station is currently being renovated and expanded to serve the needs of the future. High speed trains only take 25 minutes to Shanghai and an hour and half to Nanjing. Driving options include the Jiangsu-Shanghai Expressway, the Yangtze Riverine Expressway, the Suzhou-Jiaxing-Hangzhou Expressway. In 2005, the new Suzhou Outer Ring was completed, linking the peripheral county-level cities of Taicang, Kunshan, and Changshu. By water, Suzhou is connected with Zhangjiagang, Luzhi, Liujia and Changshou.

Suzhou is also at a mere 100 kilometers from Shanghai where two international airports - Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport provide convenient transportation.

Several Suzhou Metro lines are currently being constructed with Line 1 put into operation in April this year. Line 1 runs East-West, connecting Suzhou Industrial Park and Mudu of Wuzhong District.