Shanghai to Beijing by train or bus
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Jul 4, 2010 5:52 PM Last Post By: Harry_Mudd
Jul 3, 2010 9:58 PM
15hi 889, again thanks very much for laying out options on how i can book train tickets with the schedule i have. we'll probably just take the online booking which costs about USD 128 (one way) already checked flights available and i think train's the best option.
hello modernleifeng, thanks, i'll be arriving in shanghai at midnight and will need to leave for beijing the following night. that's why i'm asking about the chances of booking train tickets same day i'm leaving. we will be there on august that's why i'm trying to plan on the best/cheapest way to get to beijing
hey john555, thanks i'm crossing out the bus option :)
Jul 3, 2010 10:14 PM
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Jul 4, 2010 5:52 PM
21there are always scalpers or even locals willing to sell a ticket and wait for the next train.
Did this once during Golden week in Shanghai. The scalper only wanted ¥10 extra per ticket (6) he must have thought that ¥60 was a fortune.
The other thing is, buy any ticket, even standing room only, and then upgrade on the train as better seats become available. There is a conductor on every train.
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