10 Top Tips For Train Travel in China

In which I send you to my top tips for train travel in China

I’ve travelled on various different transports in China: overnight bus, planes and trains.

There is a lot of information about each covered in the new eBook, “Add Your Brick To The Great Wall.

Today though, I’ll be addressing trains, with the help of my good friends over at WindhorseTour in Chengdu. I had the pleasure of meeting Harley, their Client Experience Manager back in September and he told me a lot about what WindhorseTour could offer someone travelling in China – they’re a really good set up and want to help you to make the most of your time out in China so check them out and organise your custom tour.

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Have you ever travelled on a train in China? Let me know your experiences below!

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Author: Bennett

2 years as an expat in China and now doing the same in New Zealand, Bennett sure likes to experience "slow travel!"

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  1. I’ve not yet tried the train in China however I’d love to try the fast train from Shanghai airport to the city, that thing is FAST!!!!! I have tried buses and coaches as well as domestic flights.

    It is great to know that you’ve covered all these things in your new book. It seems like a comprehensive guide to all things China.

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    • I would also LOVE to go on the Shanghai airport train, as well as the one between there and Beijing too.

      Thanks for the support, The Guy – we’re really excited about the book!

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  2. The high speed trains out of Shanghai were great! I was less thrilled with the hard sleeper train we took in Yunnan, but at least we were only on it for a few hours. My tip would be to pack your own food! The snack selection was dismal.

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    • I still would love to go on the high speed trains! Next time I’m in China!!

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  3. These are great tips! Train travel, especially in China, is my preferred method of getting from A to B; however, I recently experienced a train derailment going from Bangkok to Chiang Mai that shook my confidence a little bit.

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    • Hi Samuel, glad you enjoyed the tips! Sorry to hear about being involved in a derailment, but train is by far my favourite way to travel too.

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  4. Hi Sarah, I came across your blog through Jessica from Curiosity Travels.

    I have been to China three times so far, two times alone in 2013, and fell madly in love with the country. I have taken all modes of transportations, the metro, public city and overland buses, private buses, taxis, boats, high speed trains and overnight sleeper night trains. I liked all of them, but I especially love the sleeper trains and spent seven nights on them altoghter. It might not always be the most comfy way of travelling, depeding with whom you share, but I was most mostly lucky. For me it was definitely a very good way to experience the chinese way of travelling from A to B.

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    • Hi Vanessa – thanks for taking the time to comment and share your own experiences of travel on transport in China! Overnight sleeper trains are certainly my favourite method of travel in China too 🙂

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      • Another great website for chinese train tickets is http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

        They have english time-tables, complete online booking for every train in China, and delivery service anywhere int he country.

        I really enjoy your blog,

        best regards,

        Billy Zane

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        • Hi Billy – thanks for the helpful link. I’m sure people will appreciate the easy of booking in English.

          Glad you like the site 🙂

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