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Is it difficult for foreign travelers? Though there is the language barrier, traveling by train in China is not difficult at all. Actually, it is quite easy, fun, and even more convenient than taking a plane. Watch this video guide to see what a train trip in China is like. Go through the process through the video to prepare yourself for a smooth train trip.
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How to take a train in China
China is now known to have the world’s vastest and fastest train network. Being possibly the most economic means of travel, train is flavored domestically and it is still highly likely to encounter ticket shortage during important festivals and national holidays. That being said, the railway system is not necessarily friendly to foreigners. Here are some articles that would help you understand what to expect for booking trains in China:
Choose between high-speed and ordinary trains in China.
Taking a train in China is very different from in western countries. The article below may help make your journey smoother and more convenient.
Buying train tickets to/from Hong Kong is different from buying train tickets in Mainland China.
Changsha - Zhangjiajie High-Speed Railway Has Opened
Published on December 24th, 2019
High-speed service between Changsha and Zhangjiajie has officially began. 8 pairs of bullet trains are operated between Changsha Railway Station and Zhangjiajie West Station on a daily basis, with the travel time of around 3 hours. It is now much faster for a train trip between Zhangjiajie and Guilin via a transfer at Changsha.
Chengdu – Guiyang High-Speed Railway Has Opened
Published on December 19th, 2019
High-Speed service between Chengdu and Guiyang has officially began since Dec. 16, 2019. Tickets for these trains are now available for booking. Journey times between the two cities are greatly shortened to only 3 hours.
The Beijing - Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway is About to Run
Published on December 1st, 2019
As an important transportation project of Beijing 2022 winter Olympics, the high-speed rail line between Beijing and Zhangjiakou is expected to operate by the end of 2020. Up until now, the construction of stations along this rail route has been completed.
The 2020 Spring Festival Travel Rush
Published on November 17th, 2019
The “Spring Festival travel rush” of 2020 will begin on Jan. 1 and end on Feb. 28. Train tickets for the travel rush period will be on sale from Dec. 22, 2019. Tickets for the travel rush period sell out very fast. If you plan to travel during this period, please book your train tickets as early as possible.