How would you plan you China tour in 2021? Why not try the high speed train?
Taking a flight is not the only popular way for your China travel. As the so rapid completion of high speed rails in China, planning a China tour by the high speed trains is becoming more “IN”. Not only with the highest running speed of 350km/h that is a shining point to experience, the new bullet trains also provides more better environment and new facilities in the carriage for you to enjoy freely. Furthermore, a lot of popular destinations and transportation hubs, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and so forth, have connected each other by the bullet trains, with so short traveling time at present. Therefore, you are highly recommended to get on a bullet train to discover the wonderful culture, history, landscapes, gourmet, and other highlights in China in 2021 around the corner.
Map of Popular China High Speed Rails & Destinations
Among all the high speed rails crisscross in China, there are top 9 popular rails selected by China Discovery. You could take a bullet train to travel along the rail to savor the special charm of the passing destinations. Check the detailed highlights along each rail.
Length: 1318km; 4.5-5.5 hours (highest speed: 350-400km/h)
Via: Tianjin, Jinan, Qufu, Xuzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, etc.
Schedules: 40 daily trains during 06:43 ~ 21:23
Beijing Shanghai high speed train travel needs only about 5 hours between the two major economical centers. More surprisingly, the world known fastest and newest Fuxing trains have been running on this rail. Get on the new train to experience the super speed in the world between Beijing and Shanghai! Check more about Beijing Shanghai High Speed Trains.
Beijing Shanghai Fuxing Trains
Length: 1212km; 4.5-6 hours (highest speed: 250-350km/h)
Via: Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Mount Huashan, etc.
Schedules: 14 daily G trains during 06:53 ~ 18:55
High speed train between Beijing and Xian has perfectly linked the old capitals in China with 4.5 hours. Plan a travel to the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Ancient City Wall of Chinese historical charm together with the world advanced speed train, your holiday to China would be really cool and enviable. Check more about Beijing Xian High Speed Trains.
Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall in Summer
Length: 643km; about 3-4.5 hours (highest speed: 250-350km/h)
Via: Jiangyou, Jianmen Pass, Guangyuan, Guanghan, etc.
Schedules: 7 daily G trains and 16 D trains during 07:45 ~ 19:36
Really a “star” in the eyes of Chinese people and many international tourists. Needing only about 3 hours, this rail would take you to get close to the impressing Terracotta Warriors and adorable panda babies, and moreover to taste the diverse kinds of delicious gourmet in Xian and Chengdu to treat your taste buds. Check more about Xian Chengdu High Speed Trains.
Take A Selfie with the Panda
Length: 503km; 3-3.5 hours (highest speed: 200-350km/h)
Via: Yiwu, Shangrao, Dexing, Wuyuan, etc.
Schedules: 2 daily G trains during 09:49 ~ 19:13
This is one of the most popular high speed rails to take travelers to discover the world heritage sites in the eastern part of China. Be sure not to miss the West Lake, Mount Huang, Wuyuan rape flowers, Sanqing Mountain, and other fantastic world-class landscape for the relax of your eyes and mind. Check more about Hangzhou Huangshan High Speed Trains.
Mount Huang Winter View
Length: 308km; 1.5-2.5 hours (highest speed: 350km/h)
Schedules: 47 daily trains during 06:44 ~ 21:40
This popular railway would start your ultimate leisure holiday to savor the unique delicacies in the two favored destinations. Prepare your camera for the chubby giant pandas in Chengdu and the gorgeous Three Gorges during the relaxed cruising on the Yangtze River! Also, the World Heritage Sites of Mount Qingcheng, Mount Emei, Leshan Giant Buddha, Dazu Stone Carving, Wulong Karst, etc. would lighten your travel to the most. Check more about Chengdu Chongqing High Speed Trains.
Yangtze Three Gorges Winter Red Leaves
Length: 2253km; 10.5-12 hours (highest speed: 350km/h)
Via: Jiaxing, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Changsha, Kaili, Guiyang, Anshun, etc.
Schedules: 4 daily G trains during 07:22 ~ 11:15
The long Shanghai Kunming high speed rail connects the beautiful sceneries of the passing tourist destinations together with 10.5 hours’ riding. The prosperous Shanghai, painting like Zhejiang Province, featured ethnic culture and buildings in Hunan and Guiyang, enchanting splendors and stories in Yunnan, etc. would give you a visual feast. Check more about Shanghai Kunming High Speed Trains.
Kunming Stone Forest in Summer
Length: 1776km; 11.5-12.5 hours (highest speed: 250-350km/h)
Via: Xining, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Turpan, etc.
Schedules: 4 daily D trains during 07:50 ~ 10:45
Searching for special route? Lanzhou Urumqi High Speed Rail is your choice. It would take you to appreciate the special highlights along the ancient Silk Road in China. During your seeking for the historical culture there, do not miss the Qinghai Lake, “Rainbow Mountain”, and the holy Tianchi Lake and sweet grapes in Xinjiang, etc. Check more about Lanzhou Xinjiang (Urumqi) High Speed Trains.
Splendid Zhangye Danxia Landform
Length: 243km; 1.5-2 hours (highest speed: 250-350km/h)
Via: Jiaxing, Shanghai, Kunshan, etc.
Schedules: 26 daily trains during 07:38 ~ 20:43
This nice line linking Hangzhou and Suzhou is your best transferring choice to admire the two heavenly cities in China. Within only 1.5 hours’ riding, you would experience how the high speed train takes you to see the charming West Lake and Longjing tea plantations in Hangzhou and to feel the traditional classic gardens in Suzhou.
Hangzhou West Lake Sunset in Summer
Length: 2760km; about 10.5-12.5 hours (highest speed: 350km/h)
Via: Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Kaili, Guiyang, Anshun, etc.
Schedules: 3 daily trains during 08:00 ~ 19:35
Crossing from the northeast to the southwest of China, Beijing Kunming High Speed Rail is the longest high speed rail so far in the world. Just along this only railway passing 6 provinces, you could experience the various landscapes, cultures, food, and other attractive elements.
Kunming Dongchuan Red Land in Autumn
Besides the top popular high speed railways selected by China Discovery, there are also many great speed railways for your China travel to highlighting destinations by the bullet train. >> Check all high speed rails in China
China has a large number of great destinations for your discovery during your holiday, and there we select top 6 destinations well connected by high speed trains for your experience. Check the details at below.
Long been the capital city of China, Beijing is the best to look for the Chinese history and savor the magnificence of the past royal families and old structures. Remember visiting the great wall, one of the world miracles.
Beijing has bullet trains to Shanghai for about 4.5 hours, to Xian for about 4.5 hours, to Guangzhou for about 8 hours, to Zhengzhou for about 2.5 hours, to Luoyang for about 4 hours, to Hangzhou for about 5 hours, to Nanjing for about 4 hours, and so on. Check more about Beijng High Speed Trains.
Must-visiting Sites: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Beijing Hutongs, etc. Check all Beijing Highlights.
Beijing Tiananmen Square
Reputed as the “Oriental Pearl”, Shanghai is also called the “Magic City” for its rapidly developed economy and culture. Stroll to feel the brilliant prosperity and tracks from the 18th century of this mixed-blood.
From Shanghai, you could experience the high speed train to Hangzhou for about 1 hour, Beijing for about 4.5 hours, Xian for about 6 hours, Suzhou for about 30 minutes, Huangshan for about 4.5 hours, Nanjing for about 1 hour, to Jiuhuashan for about 3.5 hours, to Zhengzhou for about 4 hours, to Yichang for about 8 hours, to Lanzhou for about 10.5 hours, to Kunming for about 10.5 hours, etc. Check more about Shanghai High Speed Trains.
Must-visiting Sites: The Bund, Yu Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Museum, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Disney Resort, Jade Buddha Temple, etc. Check all Shanghai Highlights.
Night View of the Bund in Shanghai
The Historic Xian is one of the 4 Greatest Ancient Capitals in China. The world-hit Terracotta Warriors and other famous sites would tell you about its booming and amazing history.
Before or after discovering the old flavor of Xian, you could take a bullet train to Beijing for about 4.5 hours, Shanghai for about 6 hours, Luoyang for about 1.5 hours, Huashan for about 30 minutes, Lanzhou for about 3 hours, Jiayuguan for about 8 hours, Zhengzhou for about 2 hours, Pingyao for about 2.5 hours, etc. Check more about Xian High Speed Trains.
Must-visiting Sites: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Shaanxi History Museum, etc. Check all Xian Highlights.
Xian Terracotta Warrior
“Guilin’s scenery is the best in the world.” So, feel free to enjoy a holiday in this picturesque destination to feel the unbelievable skill of our nature.
From the picturesque Guilin city, high speed trains are available to Guangzhou for about 2.5 hours, to Shenzhen for about 3 hours, to Guiyang for about 2.5 hours, to Kunming for about 5.5 hours, to Wuhan for about 5 hours, to Changsha for about 3.5 hours, to Beijing for about 10.5 hours, etc. Check more about Guilin High Speed Trains.
Must-visiting Sites: Li River, Yangshuo, Longsheng Rice Terraces, Longji Rice Terraces, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, etc. Check all Guilin Highlights.
Guilin Li River Sunset View
Chengdu is an internationally popular tourist destination. This “Land of Abundance” has famous delicious food like hot pot, adorable giant pandas, and unique leisure culture.
From Chengdu, the high speed trains could take you to Mount Emei for about 1.5 hours, to Dujiangyan for about 20 minutes, to Chongqing for about Check more 1.5 hours, to Yichang for about 6 hours, to Shanghai for about 13 hours, to Beijing for about 14.5 hours, to Wuhan for about 7.5 hours, etc.Check more about Chengdu High Speed Trains.
Must-visiting Sites: Chengdu Panda Base, Wenshu Temple, Jinli Old Street, Jinsha Site Museum, Chengdu Renmin Park, etc. Check all Chengdu Highlights.
Chengdu Giant Pandas
Zhengzhou, one of the 8 Great Ancient Capitals in China is a wonderful place to seek the Chinese culture. Also, it is famous for the Chinese Kung Fu originated there.
From Zhengzhou, you can get on a high speed train to Xian for about 2 hours, to Shanghai for about 6 hours, to Beijing for about 2.5 hours, to Kunming for about 8 hours, to Kaifeng for about 20 minutes, to Luoyang for about 40 minutes, to Hangzhou for about 5 hours, to Changsha for about 3.5 hours, to Huashan for about 2 hours, etc. Check more about Zhengzhou High Speed Trains.
Must-visiting Sites: Shaolin Temple, Henan Museum, Yellow River Scenic Area, etc. Check all Zhengzhou Highlights.
Chinese Kung Fu at Shaolin Temple
Apart from the top hot destinations with high speed train, you could also take a bullet train to visit many other welcome destinations, like Suzhou, Luoyang, Huashan, Chongqing, Nanjing, Xinjiang, and so forth. Check all high speed train cities in China.
If you are planning to spend your holiday in China by high speed train to experience it super speed, new configuration, and enjoy the highlights along the way, congratulations! You are one of the fashionable people. Just please feel free to contact our professional Travel Consultant, they familiar with the rail network sincerely help you tailor make a high speed train tour in China to meet your needs and satisfactory, of course, with decent quotation.
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