As the capital city of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is one of China’s most scenic cities since ancient times, which earns it reputation of “Paradise in Heaven, Suzhou & Hangzhou on Earth”. Besides the picturesque West Lake and surrounding pagoda views, there are plenty more historic and culture legacies in Hangzhou, Chinese (Longjing) tea and silk culture are two highlights you can’t miss. After you finished Hangzhou tour, just less than half a day, you can take a popular high speed train travel to Beijing to observe and touch the profound Chinese history in this former imperial city. From 07:01am to 19:00pm, Hangzhou operates 15 G high speed trains to Beijing on a daily basis. G34 in the first train departing from early morning and G40 train is the latest one that arrives at midnight.
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The high speed rail between Hangzhou and Beijing are joined by Hangzhou-Nanjing High Speed Railway and a major section of Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway. The total length of the railway is 1279 kilometers. Departing from Hangzhou East Railway Station, it goes northward via Nanjing (南京), Xuzhou (徐州), Jinan (济南) and eventually reaches Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing after 4.5 ~7 hours’ train journey. There are around 15 G high speed trains leaving Hangzhou to Beijing, and among them, G42 and G44 train will get to Shanghai first and passes through Nanjing and up north.
Hangzhou East Railway Station (杭州东站)
Location: No.1, Tian Cheng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou (杭州市江干区天城路1号)
Hangzhou East Railway has been rebuilt and expanded to be one of the biggest transport pivots in Asia and China, as well as a comprehensive passenger service station. The station is linked by Nanjing-Hangzhou High Speed Railway, Hangzhou-Ningbo High Speed Railway and Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Railway. And it handles around 400 high speed trains to other cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Kunming and etc. Located about 40 mins’ driving (27km) to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport and 30 mins’ driving (11km) to West Lake, you can get to the station by taxi, by airport bus (from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport) or by subway (Metro Line 1 and Line 4) from downtown areas.
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)
Served as a principal and the largest train station in Beijing, Beijing South Railway Station delivers the most high speed trains (nearly 400 trains) of Beijing. Tourists can take trains from here to Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Harbin, Qingdao, because it is connected by Beijing-Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway and Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway. The station lies in south 3rd Beijing, about 1 hour’s driving to Beijing Capital International Airport and 30 mins’ driving to Tiananmen Square and Palace Museum. You can get to there by taxi (most recommended way for luggage-carriers), airport bus or Metro Line 4 and 14 to take G high speed trains for next destinations. Read more about Beijing South Railway Station>
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Hangzhou to Beijing, 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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