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China High Speed Rail

High-speed rail in China refers to any train service with an average speed of 200 km/h or higher. Centered in Beijing, China high speed rail network covers most part of China, stretch further to the far southern bottom of Guangzhou, extend east to Shanghai and north to Harbin. Till December, 2016, there are 37 of China’s 33 provinces and regions connected by the high speed rail. You can check the latest network map of China High Speed Rail as below.

China High Speed Railway Map

Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail Line

Beijing Shanghai Rail Map

Beijing Shanghai high speed rail is 1318 kilometers connecting the major two destinations of China - Beijing and Shanghai. There are 43 G trains running between Beijing South Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. G trains will take you about 5 to 6 hours and the scheduled leaving time of G trains is from 06:44 to 19:00. The D trains are running between Beijing South Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station. D trains are overnight trains, taking you about 12 hours.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Beijing, Tianjin, Jinan, Tai’an, Qufu, Xuzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, Shanghai, etc.

Beijing Xian High Speed Rail Line

Beijing Xian Rail Map

Beijing Xian high speed rail is 1216 kilometers, well linking the capital of China – Beijing with the ancient capital – Xian. Beijing West Railway Station and Xian North Railway Station are served as the high speed train stations. There are 14 pairs of G trains running between Beijing and Xian. Beijing to Xian G trains are available during 07:52~18:03 while Xian to Beijing G trains are available during 06:05~18:55. It takes only 4.5~6 hours for the train journey.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Mount Hua, Xian, etc.

Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Rail Line

Beijing Guangzhou Rail Map

Beijing Guangzhou (Jinghu) high speed railway is a very important north-south high speed rail line in China. With a total length of 2273 kilometers, Beijing Guangzhou high speed rail starts from Beijing and spans five provinces Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Guangdong Province. Beijing West Railway Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station are served as high speed train station. There are 5 G trains running the schedule from 07:40 to 13:05 which takes about 8~10 hours.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Beijing, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Guangzhou, etc.

On this rail, the highlighted attractions include Shaolin Temple in Zhengzhou, Yellow Crane Tower & Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, and Mount Yuelu & Orange Island Park in Changsha…feel free to contact us for the tailor-made China tours by Jinghu high speed train.

Beijing Harbin High Speed Rail Line

Beijing Harbin Rail Map

Beijing Harbin high speed railway is connecting Beijing with Harbin in Heilongjiang Province. With a total length of 1249 kilometers, Beijing Harbin high speed rail passes four provinces including Hebei, Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang, and two municipalities including Beijing and Tianjin. It is the high speed railway linking the Northeast China with North China. Every day, there are four pairs of D trains and two pairs of G trains running between Beijing and Harbin. It runs at an average speed of 200km/h~350km/h. The train travel is around 7-8 hours.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Beijing, Tianjin, Qinghuangdao, Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin, etc.

Beijing Fuzhou High Speed Rail Line

Beijing Fuzhou Rail Map

With a total length of 971 kilometers, Beijing Fuzhou high speed rail is the railway linking Beijing with Fuzhou. It starts from Beijing South Railway Station through Beijing Shanghai high speed railway line with cities Tianjin, Jinan, Qufu, Tai’an on the rail, and links with Bengbu Railway Station and continues through Hefei and Huangshan in Anhui Province, Shangrao and Wuyuan in Jiangxi Province, Wuyishan, Nanping and Fuzhou in Fujian Province. It needs around 8 hours for the train travel between Beijing and Fuzhou.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Beijing, Tianjin, Jinan, Qufu, Tai’an, Hefei, Huangshan, Wuyuan, Wuyishan, Fuzhou, etc.

To explore the natural and historical world heritage sites and view the most beautiful countryside, travelers can take Beijing Fuzhou rail to view Mt.Huangshan, Xidi & Honcun Ancient Villages, Mount Wuyi, Temple and Cemetery of Confucius, Mount Tai, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven and Wuyuan, etc.

Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Rail Line

Shanghai Suzhou Rail Map

The distance between Shanghai and Suzhou is about 100 kilometers. Every day, there are about 150 high speed trains running between Shanghai and Suzhou which take about 23 minutes to 59 minutes. Both G trains and D trains are available that travelers can take the train from the early morning till night (06:00~22:50). High speed train stations include Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station, Suzhou Railway Station,Suzhou North Railway Station and Suzhou Yuanqu Railway Station.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Shanghai, Suzhou, etc.

Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Rail Line

Shanghai Hangzhou Rail Map

Shanghai Hangzhou (Huhang) High Speed Rail is a high speed rail line liking Shanghai with Hangzhou. With a total distance of 201 kilometers, it runs at an average speed of 300-350 km/h, taking 1 hour for Shanghai Hangzhou travel. There are more than 100 pairs of G trains and D trains running daily between the two cities, making the rail journey as easy as bus ride. The high speed train stations include Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station, Hangzhou East Railway Station and Hangzhou Railway Station.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Shanghai, Hangzhou, etc.

Lanzhou Xinjiang High Speed Rail Line

Lanzhou Xinjiang Rail Map

With a total length of 1776 kilometers, Lanxin (Lanzhou-Xinjiang) High Speed Rail Line, also known as Lanzhou-Urumqi High Speed Railway is a high speed rail in northwestern China from Lanzhou in Gansu province to Urumqi in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It is the first long-distance high speed railway for exploration along ancient Silk Road. There are three daily D trains running between Lanzhou and Urumqi which takes about 11.5 hours. Lanzhou West Railway Station and Urumqi South Railway Station are served as the high speed train stations on the route.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Lanzhou, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Turpan, Urumqi, etc.

Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Rail Line

Zhengzhou Xian Rail Map

Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway, also known as Zhengxi Passenger Line, is a high speed railway connecting Henan Province and Shaanxi Province. Both G trains and D trains are available between Zhengzhou and Xian. There are more G trains than D trains for this route. Moreover, it takes about 2~2.5 hours by taking G trains, while 3 hours for taking D trains. It is recommended to take the faster G trains for Zhengzhou Xian travel. Zhengzhou East Railway Station and Xian North Railway Station are served as the high speed train stations.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Mount Huashan, Xian, etc.

Guiyang Guangzhou High Speed Rail Line

Guiyang Guangzhou Rail Map

Guiyang Guangzhou High Speed Railway is a high speed rail linking the Southwest China with the Pearl River Delta. With a total length of 857 kilometers, this rail passes three provinces, including 207.5 km in Guangdong Province, 348.5 km in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and 301 km in Guizhou Province. There are 13 daily D trains running between Guiyang and Guangzhou during the daytime. It runs at an average speed of 250 km/h that the travel time between Guiyang and Guangzhou is about 5 hours.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Sanjiang, Congjiang, Rongjiang, Guiyang, etc.

Chongqing Chengdu High Speed Rail Line

Chongqing Chengdu Rail Map

With a length of 307 kilometers, Chongqing Chengdu high speed railway links Chongqing with Chengdu. Every day, there are 16 pairs of D trains running between Chongqing and Chengdu, taking 2~2.5 hours. Chongqing North Railway Station, Chengdu East Railway Station and Chengdu Railway Station are served as the high speed train stations. G trains are expected to open in the end of 2015, and at that time the travel time between Chongqing and Chengdu is shorten to 1 hour.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Chengdu, Chongqing, etc.

Datong Xian High Speed Rail Line

Datong Xian Rail Map

Datong Xian high speed railway, also known as Daxi high speed rail, is the rail line connecting Datong with Xian. With a total length of 859 kilometers, this rail line passes 706 kilometers in Shanxi Province and 153 kilometers in Shaanxi Province. At present, the section of Datong-Taiyuan is under construction and travelers can take high speed train (D Trains) running between Taiyuan and Xian. It only needs 3 hours. After the complete construction of Datong Xian high speed railway, the travel time between Datong and Xian is only 5 hours.

Tourist destinations on the Rail: Datong, Shuozhou (Yingxian Wooden Pagoda), Qizhou (Mount Wutai), Taiyuan, Pingyao, Linfen (Hukou Waterfall), Mount Huashan, Xian, etc.

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chengdu to kunming
is there a high speed rail from chengdu to kunming, if yes how much is the fare and time table, the distant between two cities
2017-03-17 18:08
Dear BB LIEW,

Thanks for your question. I’m sorry to tell that there isn’t any high speed trains running between Chengdu and Kunming at present. There are 6 daily K-trains available including K853(Departs: 08:34, Duration: 22h), K1139(10:29, 22.5h), K113(13:30, 18.5h), K145(14:28, 19h), K165(14:57, 19.5h), and K1501(17:07, 17:5h). The fare is about 140 RMB for Hard Seats, 275.5 RMB for Hard Sleeper and about 400 RMB for Soft Sleeper. The distance is about 1130 km. You can also choose direct flights which are frequent and time-saving.

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