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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, 2018, there are 34 of China’s 37 provinces and regions connected by the high speed rail. You can check the latest network map of China High Speed Rail as below.
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 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 (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 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.
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.
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, Forbidden City, Great Wall of China, and etc.
Tourist destinations on the Rail: Beijing, Tianjin, Jinan, Qufu, Tai’an, Hefei, Huangshan, Wuyuan, Wuyishan, Fuzhou, etc.
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 (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.
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 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.
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If it’s your first time to visit China, Beijing, Shanghai and Xian are the top recommended destinations to enjoy the newest Gaotie and most representative attractions in China. It takes about 4.5-6 hours from Beijing to Shanghai or Xian by high speed train, and Shanghai Xian express needs about 6-7 hours. You can experience the top standard seat - Business Class Seats to enjoy the half day train travel. Here is our 8 Days Best of China Tour covering three top high speed train cities in one tour package. If you want to an in-depth train trip to discover more interesting cities, you can have a new Hong Kong Guilin Train Tour, an Ancient Silk Road Tour (15 Days Classic Ancient China Silk Road Tour with Bullet Train Experience) and ethnic culture tour in Yunnan. Check updated train schedules and route to get inspired for you China train tour!
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