My husband and are will be in Shanghai during the National Holiday that ends May 1st. We wish to go to Tongli on May 4th, a Saturday. Actually, that is the only day we can go (four people), as we are heading back to Beijing on the 5th.
At that point, we are visiting family working in Shanghai and will be staying at the Asset Hotel, which is at 690 Wanping Road, Xuhui District. Is there a train station nearby to this location that we could board a G train (fast train?) to Suzhou and then get the taxi to Tongli? When I look at the train guide, there are several Shanghai station options and there are also several options for getting off in Suzhou. We won't be staying in Suzhou but heading straight to Tongli. So which station would we be best to get off in Suzhou?
In a nutshell, where would we start the train, considering we are staying at the Asset, and where would we get off? I am trying to decide if it is worth hiring a private car and driver instead, which I am currently looking into at a price of 575 (Chinese money, sorry can't remember the exact wording now) per person.