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Tokyo to Osaka Train – The Tokaido Shinkansen

The Tokaido Shinkansen is a high-speed train line connecting the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka. It’s without a doubt the most exciting and efficient way of travelling between these thriving cities, with trains taking just 2 hours, 24 minutes to travel 397km – reaching speeds of 285km/h. Three types of trains operate along the […]

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Hong Kong to Beijing by High Speed Train

Travelling between Hong Kong and Beijing is easy thanks to a pair of modern and efficient high-speed trains that connect Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station and Beijing West Railway Station (and vice versa). The journey takes approximately 9 hours on a fast bullet train or you can take a slower train overnight on the same route. The […]

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Beijing to Badaling and Great Wall of China Train

Visitors to China will find it very easy to travel by train from Beijing to the Great Wall of China. Badaling is the most famous section of the Great Wall of China and you can get there on an easy 20-minute journey, travelling 38 miles on one of the many comfortable S2 trains that travel […]

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Beijing to Shanghai Train – China

Passengers on the Beijing to Shanghai train can enjoy the trip of a lifetime on the world’s fastest passenger train. Travelling at an astonishing speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) and travelling for 1,318 kilometres (819 miles), you will be transported between Beijing and Shanghai in a speedy 4 hours and 18 minutes. The line, which […]

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Tsar’s Gold Trans-Siberian Train, Moscow to Beijing

On board the Tsar’s Gold Trans-Siberian private train, you’ll enjoy one of the most iconic railway journeys in the world. Travelling along the popular Trans-Mongolian route, this grand five-star journey will take you from Moscow to Beijing on one of the world’s most luxurious trains. This trip allows guests to enjoy the best sights of […]

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Asia & India East Asia

A Complete Guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the greatest railways in the world, spanning three countries and two continents. Transporting both passengers and freight, it’s a safe and popular route for all travellers, even those going solo. The term ‘Trans-Siberian Railway’ actually covers three lines across Siberia, the Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Manchurian and Trans-Siberian, all with the same […]

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The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Beijing to Lhasa

Reaching altitudes of over 5,000m, the Qinghai-Tibet is the highest railway line in the world, a construction masterpiece battling obstacles like lack of oxygen and permafrost. The route cost US$4.2 billion to build and is often hailed as the ‘sky road’, taking guests from China’s capital Beijing to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Numbered the […]

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East Asia Northern Europe

The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

The Trans-Siberian Express is undoubtedly the most famous train route in the world, a journey from the west to the far east shrouded in intrigue and mystery. The railway actually encompasses three routes, the Trans-Siberian (from Moscow to Vladivostok), Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian, both to Beijing. The most luxurious and comfortable way to make this fabled […]

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Seven Stars in Kyushu Train, Japan

Japan’s subtropical Kyushu island is one of active volcanoes, bubbling hot springs, stunning coastline and incredible cuisine, and there’s way to travel it quite like the ultra-opulent Seven Stars in Kyushu – one of the most luxurious trains in the Far East. The seven-car train gets its name from the seven prefectures of Kyushu Island, […]