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China has an old saying that goes, “Trips to China’s five great mountains detracts from necessity to other mountains in China and no mountain is worth seeing after a trip to Mount Huangshan.” If you finished visiting landmark spots in Beijing, incidentally, you can catch a high speed train travel within half a day to explore this wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous poetic ancient villages in the neighborhood.
According to regular schedules, Beijing runs about 8 high speed trains to Huangshan every day from 07:45 and 15:30. Currently, G262 is the first high speed train that will drive for 6.5 hours and . If you would like a further trip to Wuyuan (婺源), Wuyi Mountain (武夷山) and Xiamen, you can take G355, G323 and G325 trains to move on.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Beijing Huangshan High Speed Rail is linked through three major sections, including the segment of Beijing - Bengbu (蚌埠) on Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway, Hefei-Bengbu High Speed Rail and Hefei-Huangshan on Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway (合福高铁). The route is 1306 kilometers in length and begins from Beijing South Railway Station and arrives at Huangshan North Railway Station via Jinan (Shandong Province), Xuzhou (Jiangsu Province), Bengbu and Hefei in Anhui Province after 5.5 ~6.5 hours’ journey. Also the rail offers longer trip to Wuyi Mountain (Wuyishan) and Xiamen if you are interested in.
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 high speed train station of Beijing, which delivers the most high speed trains than other stations. With the opening of Beijing-Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway, the station was transformed into a highly modern and multi-functional transport hub handling about 400 G trains to Shanghai, Xian, Hangzhou, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Harbin, Nanjing, Xiamen, Qingdao and etc. Beijing South Railway Station lies closely to the South 3rd Ring Road, Beijing, about 1 hour’s driving to Beijing Capital International Airport and 30 mins’ driving to Tiananmen Square and Palace Museum. You can transfer to Subway Line 4 and Line 14 to get to this station, or take airport shuttle bus and taxi to reach here. Read more about Beijing South Railway Station>
Huangshan North Railway Station (黄山北站)
Location: No.2, North Yingkesong Avenue, Tunxi District, Huangshan City, Anhui Province (安徽省黄山市屯溪区迎客松大道北2号)
Huangshan North Railway Station is an extremely important high speed train station serving for tourism of Mount Huangshan, and ancient villages nearby. Located at confluence of Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Railway(合福高铁), Hangzhou-Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) High Speed Railway, the station runs about 62 high speed trains (G trains & D trains) to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Xuzhou, Qingdao and other places en routes. From here, you can drive 30 minutes (15km) to Huangshan Railway Station (an old railway station for normal slow trains) and Huangshan Tunxi Airport, and take local tourist bus for 1 hour to Mount Huangshan Scenic Area, 40 minutes (20km) to Huizhou Ancient City, 1 hour to Xidi Ancient Village and Hongcun Ancient Village. You can also take a taxi to go downtown, costing around 30 minutes.
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Beijing to Huangshan, 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. 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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