Replies: 4 - Last Post: Apr 3, 2013 3:19 AM Last Post By: drumbrake
Apr 2, 2013 7:34 AM
Doubts TrainsHi, I'm Sebastian from Uruguay. I need some help of you.....
Me and my girlfriend arrive in Beijing in 18 April and then go to Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, and Hong Kong.
But, we have some doubts whit the trains:
1- Dou you need a pre booking of de overnights trains or Can we buy the tickets in Bejing??
Beijing to Xian - 22 Apr (maybe 1 stop in Pingyao)
Xian to Chengdu - 25 apr
Chengdu to Gulin- Flight
Guilin/Yanshou to Hong Kong- Maybe sleep bus
2-best place to buy train tickets in beijing??
3-We can buy tickets for example Xian-Chengdu in Beijing??
Thanks a lot for yours answers!!
Apr 2, 2013 8:22 AM
1See http://www.seat61.com/China.htm for a good starting point about trains in China.
You should be able to buy tickets for the trains in Beijing, if there are tickets still available in the class that you want. That would be the major problem that you have - tickets go on sale 20 days before departure now.
Best place to buy tickets is from one of the in-town railway ticket agents. You need to have the train number, date of travel destination, and the class of travel (in Chinese) all written down to make it easier for the seller. You pay a small commission but avoid the queues at the agent. Or, see if your hotel / hostel can get the tickets - for a higher commission.
Alternatively you can book flights online easily using sites such as elong.net, ctrip.com and travelzen.com.
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