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A Guide to Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station, which is located in western Beijing’s Fengtai District, opened in early 1996. Along with Beijing East, Beijing South and Beijing Central, it is one of the Chinese capital’s four main railway stations, serving both domestic and international train journeys. On average 100,000 passengers use the station every day and most long-distance […]

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A Guide to Shanghai Railway Station, China

Shanghai Railway Station is one of the most important transport hubs in China’s railway networks. The other big stations in the Chinese city of Shanghai are Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai West and Shanghai South. Built to great acclaim in 1987 and commonly known locally as the ‘New Railway Station’, Shanghai Station operates 155 high speed inter-city trains, […]

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East Asia

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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East Asia

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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East Asia

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 […]