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

Should you visit Longsheng or Suzhou?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Longsheng and Suzhou. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Longsheng or Suzhou?

Longsheng

A county of the city, Guilin, Longsheng is a hub of several ethnic cultures that thrive on farming and tourism. It is located about 50 or so miles north of the Guilin city center. The region is perhaps most known for the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces located in Heping Township. These, along with many other natural features like hot springs, waterfalls, and meadows are a few of the main attractions that draw visitors to Longsheng.

Suzhou

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 Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in China, The Best Adventure Tours to China, The Best Sightseeing Tours in China, and The Best Cultural Tours in China.


Which place is cheaper, Suzhou or Longsheng?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Longsheng is $78, 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 Longsheng and Suzhou in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Longsheng $20
    Suzhou $38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Longsheng $40
    Suzhou $76
Compare Hotels in Longsheng and Suzhou

Looking for a hotel in Longsheng 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 Longsheng


Hotels in Suzhou


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Longsheng $41
    Suzhou $57

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Suzhou

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Suzhou:

  • Shanghai Pudong Airport - Suzhou Chauffeur Service,Shanghai Airport Transfer: $280
  • Shanghai Hongqiao Airport - Suzhou Chauffeur Service,Shanghai Airport Transfer: $240
  • Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Suzhou Chauffeur Service, Shanghai Airport Transfer: $240
  • Shanghai Pudong Airport to Suzhou Chauffeur Service, Shanghai Airport Transfer: $240
  • Private Day Tour: Suzhou Highlights with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer: $227
  • Full-Day Suzhou Gardens Exploration with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer: $227
  • Private Day Tour: Gardens and Old Street in Suzhou with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer: $214
  • Hangzhou Private Transfer from Suzhou with Stop-over at Wuzhen Water Town : $143
  • Private Transfer from Suzhou to Hangzhou City Area : $137
  • Private Transfer to Hangzhou City from Suzhou: $113
  • Shanghai Private Transfer from Suzhou with Stop-over at Tongli Water Town : $90
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport Private Departure Transfer from Suzhou: $87

Is it cheaper to fly into Longsheng or Suzhou?

Prices for flights to both Suzhou and Longsheng 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Longsheng $35
    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
  • Half-Day Private Customized Suzhou Highlights with Lunch or Dinner Option: $123
  • Private Suzhou Night Tour:Master of the Nets Garden, Ancient Canal with Dinner: $145

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Longsheng $8.38
    Suzhou $9.32

Tours and Activities in Suzhou

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

  • Private Shanghai City Tour from Suzhou by Bullet Train with Drop off Option: $232
  • 4-Hour Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Tour: $114
  • 4-Hour Suzhou Private Customized Tour: $80
  • 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
  • 4-Hour Zhouzhuang Water Town Private Tour from Suzhou with Boat Ride: $145
  • Classic Suzhou Tour with Hotel or Railway Station Pickup: $213
  • Essential Suzhou City Sightseeing Private Day Tour: $248
  • Flexible Shanghai Private Day Tour from Suzhou by Bullet Train: $208
  • Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Day Tour with Authentic Lunch: $153
  • Full Day Private Tour Incredible Suzhou Highlight: $169
  • Full- Day Private Suzhou Tour Guide Service: $150

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Longsheng $7.88
    Suzhou $6.40


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Longsheng and Suzhou, we can see that Suzhou is more expensive. And not only is Longsheng much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Longsheng would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Longsheng 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 Longsheng.

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



When is the best time to visit Longsheng or Suzhou?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Longsheng or Suzhou in the Summer?

Both Suzhou and Longsheng during the summer are popular places to visit.

In July, Longsheng is generally around the same temperature as Suzhou. Daily temperatures in Longsheng average around 30°C (86°F), and Suzhou fluctuates around 28°C (83°F).

Suzhou gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Longsheng. Longsheng usually gets more rain in July than Suzhou. Longsheng gets 206 mm (8.1 in) of rain, while Suzhou receives 128 mm (5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Longsheng 30°C (86°F) 
    Suzhou 28°C (83°F)

Should I visit Longsheng or Suzhou in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Longsheng and Suzhou.

Longsheng is a little warmer than Suzhou in the autumn. The daily temperature in Longsheng averages around 23°C (73°F) in October, and Suzhou fluctuates around 19°C (65°F).

In October, Longsheng usually receives more rain than Suzhou. Longsheng gets 93 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Suzhou receives 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Longsheng 23°C (73°F) 
    Suzhou 19°C (65°F)

Should I visit Longsheng or Suzhou in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Longsheng as well as Suzhou.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Suzhou. In the winter, Longsheng is much warmer than Suzhou. Typically, the winter temperatures in Longsheng in January average around 10°C (49°F), and Suzhou averages at about 4°C (39°F).

Longsheng usually gets more rain in January than Suzhou. Longsheng gets 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Suzhou receives 39 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Longsheng 10°C (49°F) 
    Suzhou 4°C (39°F)

Should I visit Longsheng or Suzhou in the Spring?

Both Suzhou and Longsheng are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

In April, Longsheng is generally a little warmer than Suzhou. Daily temperatures in Longsheng average around 20°C (68°F), and Suzhou fluctuates around 15°C (58°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Suzhou. It's quite rainy in Longsheng. In April, Longsheng usually receives more rain than Suzhou. Longsheng gets 263 mm (10.3 in) of rain, while Suzhou receives 102 mm (4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Longsheng 20°C (68°F) 
    Suzhou 15°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Suzhou and Longsheng

Longsheng Suzhou
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (49°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 4°C (39°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Feb 11°C (51°F) 87 mm (3.4 in) 5°C (41°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 129 mm (5.1 in) 9°C (48°F) 82 mm (3.2 in)
Apr 20°C (68°F) 263 mm (10.3 in) 15°C (58°F) 102 mm (4 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 334 mm (13.2 in) 20°C (67°F) 113 mm (4.5 in)
Jun 28°C (82°F) 320 mm (12.6 in) 24°C (75°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Jul 30°C (86°F) 206 mm (8.1 in) 28°C (83°F) 128 mm (5 in)
Aug 30°C (86°F) 168 mm (6.6 in) 28°C (82°F) 133 mm (5.2 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 24°C (75°F) 156 mm (6.1 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 93 mm (3.7 in) 19°C (65°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Dec 12°C (53°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 7°C (44°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)