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China is a land of immerse scale and diversity, where regional characteristics vary large from north to south. Beijing is the best representative of the northern Chinese cities, every corners show its feature of expansive, extravagant and magnificent with its long imperial history. Speaking of what’s southern China like? Hangzhou is world famous as the very lucky city to host the eleventh G20 summit in 2016 and emerging home to the China’s e-commerce leader Alibaba and the future site to chair the 2022 Asian Games. That’s totally true but not all. The voice tube must be handed over to Hangzhou to fully express its image. And the man-in-middle is the China high speed trains that drop you off and leave space to find the answers.
Generally, Beijing sends 15 daily high speed trains from Beijing South Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station from 07:15am to 19:04pm. Among all the 15 trains, G57 is the first train to Hangzhou and G39 is the last and the fastest one with only 4 hours and 18 minutes.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Beijing Hangzhou High Speed Railway is a popular rail line in China connecting Beijing and Hangzhou. Beginning from Beijing South Railway Station, the route has a total length of 1279 kilometers and runs southward though Jinan (Shandong Province), Xuzhou and Nanjing (Jiangsu Province) and gets to Hangzhou in north Zhejiang Provinces. The total travel time ranges from 4 hours 18 minutes to 6 hours 42 minutes based on different schedules and routes. If you like, you can take 1 hour’s high speed train to Shanghai from Hangzhou, or extra sections to more prefecture-level cities in Zhejiang Provinces, such as Shaoxing (绍兴), Ningbo (宁波), Wenzhou (温州) and so on.
Beijing South Railway Station (北京南站)
Location: No.12, Yongwai Avenue, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区永外大街12号)
Beijing South Railway Station is the biggest and most important train station in Beijing delivering the most number of high speed trains (up to 400). Linked by Beijing-Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway and Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway, the station runs G high speed trains to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), and Nanjing, Qingdao, Harbin and C trains to Tianjin. Located near the South 3rd Ring Road, about 1 hour’s driving to Beijing Capital International Airport and 30 mins’ driving to Palace Museum and Tiananmen Square, the station can be easily reached via lots of transport, including taxi, airport bus (from the airport) and subways (Metro Line 4 and Line 14). This train stations is the only one that runs high speed trains to Hangzhou. Read more about Beijing South Railway Station>
Hangzhou East Railway Station (杭州东站)
Loation: No.1, Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou (杭州市江干区天城路1号)
Hangzhou East Railway Station is a major high speed hub for most trains to/off Hangzhou. Because it serves the Nanjing-Hangzhou High Speed Railway, Hangzhou-Ningbo High Speed Railway and Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Railway, tourists can take trains to Hangzhou from points of connected lines or cities along the route. Every day, there are around 400 trains departing from Hangzhou to Shanghai, Xian, Nanjing Guangzhou, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Kunming, Chongqing, Wuhan and else destinations. Except from the taxi, travelers have fast and efficient subways (Metro Line 1 and Line 4) to transfer between the station and West Lake, and else downtown scenic spots.
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Beijing to Hangzhou, 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 detailedBaggage 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. 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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