A Travel Price Comparison for China Jingdezhen vs. Suzhou for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Jingdezhen or Suzhou?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Jingdezhen and Suzhou can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Jingdezhen or Suzhou?


Jingdezhen, China is a city located in the Jianxi Province in the southwestern part of the country. It is famous for being the "Porcelain Capital" due to a history of producing pottery for over 1,700 years. This city itself ignites memories of a time when Chinese craftsmanship was at it's peak thanks to their weekly craft shows and art village.


Suzhou is a city in Jiangsu province famed for its beautiful gardens and traditional waterside architecture, featuring elaborate canals and bridges. Located on the Yangtze Delta, the city consists largely of waterways making Suzhou a kind of 'Venice of the Orient.' It is also a hub for scholars, artists, and skilled craftsmen.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in China, The Best Historical Tours in China, and The Best 10-Day Tours in China.

Which place is cheaper, Suzhou or Jingdezhen?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Jingdezhen is $58, while the average daily cost in Suzhou is $101. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Jingdezhen and Suzhou in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Jingdezhen $30
    Suzhou $38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Jingdezhen $60
    Suzhou $76
Compare Hotels in Jingdezhen and Suzhou

Looking for a hotel in Jingdezhen or Suzhou? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Jingdezhen

Hotels in Suzhou

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Jingdezhen $12
    Suzhou $57

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Suzhou

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Suzhou:

  • Private Round-Trip Transfer between Zhouzhuang Water Town and Suzhou City: $58
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer between Tongli Water Town and Suzhou City : $58
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Private Departure Transfer from Suzhou: $80
  • Suzhou Private Transfer to Zhouzhuang Water Town with Shanghai Drop-off Option: $84
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport Private Departure Transfer from Suzhou: $87
  • Shanghai Private Transfer from Suzhou with Stop-over at Tongli Water Town : $90
  • Private Transfer to Hangzhou City from Suzhou: $113
  • Hangzhou Private Transfer from Suzhou with Stop-over at Wuzhen Water Town : $143
  • Suzhou to Beijing Bullet Train Ticket with Local Private Transfer : $178
  • Private Day Tour: Gardens and Old Street in Suzhou with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer: $214
  • Full-Day Suzhou Gardens Exploration with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer: $227
  • Shanghai Pudong Airport to Suzhou Chauffeur Service, Shanghai Airport Transfer: $240

Is it cheaper to fly into Jingdezhen or Suzhou?

Prices for flights to both Suzhou and Jingdezhen change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Jingdezhen $20
    Suzhou $32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Suzhou

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Suzhou.

  • Suzhou Alleyway Walking Food Tour: $55
  • Private Suzhou Night Tour:Master of the Nets Garden, Ancient Canal with Dinner: $145

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Jingdezhen $7.96
    Suzhou $9.29

Tours and Activities in Suzhou

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Suzhou are as follows:

  • Suzhou Self-Guided Tour with Private Car and Driver Service : $65
  • Zhouzhuang and Tongli Self-Guided Tour from Suzhou with Drop-off Options : $70
  • 4-Hour Suzhou Private Customized Tour: $80
  • Suzhou Private Walking Tour with Panmen Gate, City Moat and Yiyuan Garden: $101
  • 4-Hour Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Tour: $114
  • Suzhou Private Flexible City Tour with Lunch Option: $121
  • 4-Hour Suzhou Private Flexible Tour with Garden and Boat Ride Option: $125
  • 4-Hour Tongli Water Town Private Tour from Suzhou with Boat Ride : $127
  • Private Suzhou City Amazing Day Tour in Your Way : $127
  • 4-Hour Suzhou Private Tour: Humble Administrator’s Garden,Tiger Hill and Canal : $134
  • Nanjing Self-Guided Tour from Suzhou by Private Car with Drop-off Option : $137
  • Private Tour of Suzhou Museum, Humble Administrator's Garden and Pingjiang Road: $144

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Jingdezhen $38
    Suzhou $6.37

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Jingdezhen and Suzhou, we can see that Suzhou is more expensive. And not only is Jingdezhen much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Jingdezhen would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Jingdezhen and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Suzhou would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Suzhou than you might in Jingdezhen.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Jingdezhen Expensive? and Is Suzhou Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Jingdezhen or Suzhou?

Suzhou has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Jingdezhen. When comparing the sizes of Jingdezhen and Suzhou, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Jingdezhen or Suzhou?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Jingdezhen or Suzhou in the Summer?

Both Suzhou and Jingdezhen are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In July, Jingdezhen is generally around the same temperature as Suzhou. Daily temperatures in Jingdezhen average around 30°C (85°F), and Suzhou fluctuates around 28°C (83°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Suzhou. It's quite rainy in Jingdezhen. In July, Jingdezhen usually receives more rain than Suzhou. Jingdezhen gets 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain, while Suzhou receives 128 mm (5 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Jingdezhen 30°C (85°F) 
    Suzhou 28°C (83°F)

Should I visit Jingdezhen or Suzhou in the Autumn?

Both Suzhou and Jingdezhen during the autumn are popular places to visit.

Jingdezhen is around the same temperature as Suzhou in the autumn. The daily temperature in Jingdezhen averages around 20°C (68°F) in October, and Suzhou fluctuates around 19°C (65°F).

Jingdezhen usually gets more rain in October than Suzhou. Jingdezhen gets 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Suzhou receives 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Jingdezhen 20°C (68°F) 
    Suzhou 19°C (65°F)

Should I visit Jingdezhen or Suzhou in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Jingdezhen and Suzhou.

Suzhou can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Jingdezhen is much warmer than Suzhou. Typically, the winter temperatures in Jingdezhen in January average around 6°C (43°F), and Suzhou averages at about 4°C (39°F).

In January, Jingdezhen usually receives more rain than Suzhou. Jingdezhen gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Suzhou receives 39 mm (1.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Jingdezhen 6°C (43°F) 
    Suzhou 4°C (39°F)

Should I visit Jingdezhen or Suzhou in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Jingdezhen as well as Suzhou.

In April, Jingdezhen is generally a little warmer than Suzhou. Daily temperatures in Jingdezhen average around 18°C (64°F), and Suzhou fluctuates around 15°C (58°F).

It's quite rainy in Suzhou. Jingdezhen receives a lot of rain in the spring. Jingdezhen usually gets more rain in April than Suzhou. Jingdezhen gets 238 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Suzhou receives 102 mm (4 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Jingdezhen 18°C (64°F) 
    Suzhou 15°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Suzhou and Jingdezhen

Jingdezhen Suzhou
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (43°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 4°C (39°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Feb 8°C (46°F) 123 mm (4.9 in) 5°C (41°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 174 mm (6.8 in) 9°C (48°F) 82 mm (3.2 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 238 mm (9.4 in) 15°C (58°F) 102 mm (4 in)
May 23°C (73°F) 257 mm (10.1 in) 20°C (67°F) 113 mm (4.5 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 270 mm (10.6 in) 24°C (75°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Jul 30°C (85°F) 192 mm (7.6 in) 28°C (83°F) 128 mm (5 in)
Aug 30°C (85°F) 107 mm (4.2 in) 28°C (82°F) 133 mm (5.2 in)
Sep 26°C (78°F) 85 mm (3.3 in) 24°C (75°F) 156 mm (6.1 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 19°C (65°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Dec 8°C (47°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 7°C (44°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)