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Independent China Train Travel

In a country like China which has a population of 1.4 billion, the train is the main mode of transportation. As train travel improves and the speeds increase, traveling by train is economical and at the same time brings you closer to local people.
13 Days Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
Taking train now becomes an experience not to be missed for traveling in China. In this affordable China tour, you will take a high-speed train with top speed of 186 miles from Beijing to Xian and then Xian to Shanghai. It is indeed a great value trip to explore the profound history and modern civilization.
17 Days Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
For most visitors to China, the splendid Great Wall, majestic Forbidden City, amazing Terracotta Warriors, mind-blowing Li River, and modern culture in Shanghai are must-sees. This independent tour itinerary, travelling by rail between the highly popular cities, is definitely an affordable choice for those who want to discover the best destinations in the country.
17 Days Beijing - Shanghai - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Shenzhen - Hong Kong
It is the most common and cheap way for Chinese people to travel by train. Following this immensely popular travel route, you can meet and get close to the local people during your train journey. Besides, you can marvel at the top historical and cultural heritages, experience the country's most thriving atmosphere and admire the best natural scenery.
11 Days Beijing - Luoyang - Xian
Beijing, Luoyang and Xian, three ancient capitals in China, hold irresistible fascination for the culture and history buffs. The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Shaolin Temple, Terracotta Warriors are all among the World's must-see sights list. Besides, the trip brings you a transformational experience by taking the most advanced high speed trains.
9 Days Beijing - Xian
You must have heard of the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors. Covering Beijing, our capital city and Xian, the ancient capital of 13 dynasties in Chinese history, this cheap China tour allows you to visit these great historical and cultural heritages at your own pace. A journey on the world's most advanced high-speed train will add more pleasure and memory.
8 Days Beijing - Shanghai
This finely crafted itinerary brings together the elite cities Beijing and Shanghai with detailed travel and transportation information. The high speed train shortens the long journey of 1318 km (819 miles) between the two cities to around 5 hours. All those offer a feasible and affordable tour for independent travelers.
6 Days Guangzhou - Guilin
The 6-day Guangzhou and Guilin tour engages the glamour of modern metropolis and the wonder of natural landscape. High-speed trains conveniently connect the two cities, making it an easier and cheaper journey to individual travelers. Follow the affordable China tours we suggested to an adventure of your choice.
13 Days Shanghai - Huangshan - Suzhou - Hangzhou
The highly developed rail network makes it a convenient and cheap way to get around in eastern China by train. This well-connected travel route will give you different train ride experience, as well as helping you explore the metropolis Shanghai, picturesque Mt. Huangshan, garden city Suzhou and charming city Hangzhou at your own pace.
17 Days Beijing - Datong - Pingyao - Xian - Guilin - Longsheng - Guilin
Covering some of the frequently visited destinations, the proposed cheap China tours allow you to see China’s greatest cultural and historical wonders, as well as the most fantastic natural scenery. In addition, special independent train journeys between cities will add more pleasure and memories to your exploration.
21 Days Beijing - Chengdu - Lijiang - Dali - Kunming - Shanghai
Travelers will spend the whole journey on train from one city to another, which is really an extraordinary experience. Magnificent natural phenomenon - Stone Forest, charming ancient towns, splendid Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, ethnic customs of Naxi people and adorable Giant Pandas, never fail to draw holiday takers.
18 Days Beijing - Xian - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar - Beijing
Railways are ramified all over China rapidly. Now even the formerly inaccessible remote cities along the Silk Road can be conveniently reached by rail. You can follow our suggested itinerary with exciting train journeys to explore the ancient capital Beijing and Xian, learn about the centuries-old civilization, and discover the mystique of the once flourishing trade route.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Murthy from USA | May. 16, 2019 17:41Reply
Does train staff speak in english
About the train staff, does this staff talk English in way to help us to get off the correct station?
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Answered by Vijaya | May. 16, 2019 19:00

Yes, you can ask for help to the train staff and there will be someone speaking English on the train to help you. And also, there is broadcasting on the train both in Chinese and English.
Asked by Bruno Goffer from USA | Feb. 19, 2019 18:43Reply
Zhangjiajie to Huangshan
How far from Zhangjiajie to Huangshan? Can I take an overnight train?
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Answered by Cindy | Feb. 19, 2019 19:35

It is about 920 km from Zhangjiajie to Huangshan. There is no direct trains between them. You will need to connect the trains in another city, like Changsha, Shanghai, ect.

If you want to take an overnight train, we suggest you transit in Shanghai. From Zhangjiajie to Shanghai, the overnight trains are available (about 20 hours). Upon arrival in Shanghai, you can take a high spend train with around 3 hours to Huangshan.
Asked by Tom Glaister from CANADA | Jan. 13, 2019 12:48Reply
Vaccination or health reqirements
Are there any health or vaccination requirements that we should be aware of before a short tourist visit (by Canadians) to China, other than as referenced in Visa application? Thank you!
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Answered by Carol | Jan. 15, 2019 16:33

At present, China has no severe infectious disease, so no specific inoculation like malaria vaccine is needed before heading to the country. As far as I know, only yellow fever vaccination certificates are required from travelers from infected area. You may follow the suggestions of the World Health Organization and consult your own doctor for this matter.
Asked by Patricia | Nov. 26, 2018 16:48Reply
train or flight from Guilin to Hong Kong
Is it better to take the train to Hong Kong or fly in airplane from Guilin
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Answered by Marek | Nov. 26, 2018 18:22

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed railway has opened about two month ago, which provides great convenience for guests who want to go to Hong Kong from Chinese Mainland. You are suggested take a high speed train to Hong Kong instead of by plane. Because it will only spend around 3.5 hours from Guilin to Hong Kong. But if you choose flight, it will take more than 7 hours and the fare of flight is more expensive than train ticket.
Asked by Katie Phang from CANADA | Oct. 25, 2018 06:48Reply
Shen Zen (downtown) to Guangming - where to stay?
Hi, I need to visit my dad in a Guangming hospital. Travelling to Canada by myself, first time. Nervous as I don't speak any Mandarin. Would you be able to recommend where to stay, somewhere safe, ie hotel recommendations or areas which would make it easy to travel to Guangming? And if I'm travelling everyday, is there a weekly, monthly pass? Thanks

-Katie Phang
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Answered by Jarrett | Oct. 28, 2018 23:58

Do you mean the Central Hospital of Guangming New District which located at No.39 Huaxia Road, Guangming Street, Guangming District, Shenzhen City? Vienna International Hotel (Shenzhen Guangming Avenue) is less than 1km to the hospital. If you do not speak mandarin, I would suggest you install a translation APP on your phone to help you. And most young people in the city can speak basic English and most of places have English signs in Shenzhen. As for the weekly or monthly pass, do you mean the transportation card? As I know, there are only single journey ticket and one-day travel pass for the subway. You can purchase the Local Transportation Card and return it back before leaving.
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