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Built as the longest high speed railway in the world then (in 2012), the Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway is the most important vertical rail line with the widest sphere of influence in China. Taking the fastest high speed train (about 8 hours) from Beijing, you can travel to the Guangzhou within one day, the China’s south gateway to the world which neighbors Hong Kong and Macao.
Then, you can visit historical sites to know the city’s history on Maritime Silk Road, old but unique residence to experience local life as well as culture exchange and inclusivity, and prosperous spots to witness rapid development and huge potential, vitality and thriving prospect of China. Specifically, Beijing runs about 5 G high speed trains to Guangzhou every day from 07:27am to 13:07pm. G71 is the first train departing in early morning while G69 is the latest to leave. Compared to other trains, G79 runs the fastest and only stops at 4 stations en route.
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Fully opened in 2012, the Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway is a 2298-kilometer long railway between Beijing and Guangzhou in China. Starting from Beijing West Railway Station, this rail runs north-south direction via 6 provinces, containing Beijing, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Guangdong Provinces. Travel time about 8 hours to 10 hours, and serving passengers transport and tourism in Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha and Guangzhou, where you can transfer to other destinations, like Xian, Shanghai, Hangzhou and so no. This line will connect the future high speed rail between Futian (福田) in Shenzhen and West Kowloon (西九龙), offering greater convenience for Hong Kong travel.
Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)
Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)
Beijing West Railway Station is one of the main train stations in Beijing, handling both normal trains and high speed trains. It is linked by Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Beijing Kowloon Railway, and Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) Railway, and operating about 200 high speed trains (second-largest after Beijing South Railway Station) to Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Guangzhou, Taiyuan, Changsha, Lanzhou, Guiyang, Shenzhen, Zhuhai. It lies about 1 hour’s driving to Beijing Capital International Airport and 25 mins to Palace Museum. To get to the station, you can take a taxi, especially for those who i are with big luggage and don’t know the location well. Still, the station has airport shuttle bus with Beijing Capital Airport, and is connected by local subway, Metro Line 7 and Line 9, both you can use to transfer to downtown and scenic spots on your travel list. Read more about Beijing West Railway Station >
Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站)
Location: Shibi Street, Zhongcun Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou (广州市番禺区钟村镇石壁街道)
Guangzhou South Railway Station is one of the four major train stations in Guangzhou, which is located about 1 hour’s driving to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and 40 mins’ driving to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. It serves as the largest and busiest high speed train station in south China, a comprehensive traffic junction serving mainly for high speed trains. And the station is linked by Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, future Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Railway, Guangzhou Zhuhai Intercity Railway, Guiyang Guangzhou High Speed Railway and some other rails. Guangzhou South Station is connected to its city areas via subway system on Metro Line 2 and Line 7, local public bus, taxi and long-distance coach. Currently, there is no airport bus shuttling between Guangzhou Airport and Guangzhou South Railway Station.
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Beijing to Guangzhou, Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. And the First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. If you don't like the snack and set meals served onboard, you can prepare some food, snack and fruit in advance. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>
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