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bullet train from Beijing - looking for help!

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bullet train from Beijing - looking for help!

Hi, I am travelling to Beijing at the start of June, myself (mum) and my son (16years). I am looking at taking my son on the bullet train as part of his birthday. I just need some advice. We will be in Beijing for 9 days and have booked a hotel for this period. I just wonder if there is a trip on the train that can be done in a day, return? Also what the cost is?

Thanks for your help :)

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1. Re: bullet train from Beijing - looking for help!

You could go to Tianjin.

The bullet class train are the C trains and take about 40 minutes one way. The leave from Beijing South station regularly and arrive in at Tianjin main station.

There is not a huge amount to see in Tianjin but it is a good option for the bullet train.

Timetable here: travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/…

As you have 9 days in Beijing you could also shorten your time there slightly and get the day Bullet train to Shanghai - the G class bullet trains take under 6 hours. Stay in Shanghai overnight to look around. The train timetable is on the link above. Either get the bullet train back to Beijing or fly ( you should be able to pick up a discounted flight).


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2. Re: bullet train from Beijing - looking for help!

As Annie says, Tianjin is the shortest bullettrain but a waste a timein my opinion. If it wasn't for the fact that they show the speed in the train, you would have no idea it is going that far.

Going for a day to Shanghai is a good idea. The train ride is actually about 5 hours.

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3. Re: bullet train from Beijing - looking for help!

In a day?

As Jean metioned, you can travel from Beijing to Shanghai within 6 hours by fast train.

You can take the train to Shanghai in the morning, play around Shanghai, stay a night or two, explore Suzhou maybe. 9 days in Beijng seems too long to me.

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4. Re: bullet train from Beijing - looking for help!

It is a long day. And you need to take G train towards Shanghai, your options are Qufu 245, Nanjing 445, Suzhou 525, Shanghai 555. You could also consider Mt. Taishan, time very limited though.

Price following City name is for 2nd class of G trains. D trains are a bit slow, so avoid them.

Edited: 12 April 2012, 01:57
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5. Re: bullet train from Beijing - looking for help!

I suggest Suzhou, it's a very historical city, with many oriental sites to see.

You could find detail information about Suzhou in the followiwng link:


The travel time is 5 hours, and it costs 525 for a 2nd class ticket one-way.

One night stay in Suzhou is recommanded.

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