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Shanghai - Xian how to travel?
Jul 22, 2007 11:17
  • KAROLINKA
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Hi All!
I'm planning to travel from Shanghai to Xian. Does anyone know what is the best way? Train or Bus? (any resources on it?)

How long does it take by train or bus?
Later on I'd like to travel from Xian to Beijing and I've got the same question on how to get there.

I'm going very soooooon :) , please help me and thank you for advice.
Jul 22, 2007 14:06
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  • NORHA1
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In this site under the title trains one can get all the needed information for traveling by train in China.

input origin city destination city output a full list of trains/
Jul 22, 2007 20:00
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  • CHRISTINE
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The best way to travel from Shanghai to Xian and Xian to Beijing must be the overnight train. You may check out the details by clicking the Train icon in this page.
Jul 26, 2007 05:39
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  • ELLYSE
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Don't even consider going by bus, my friends went by bus for Xi'an -- Shanghai and it was god-awful.
Shanghai -- Xi'an is about 16+ hours and 300+ RMB for hard sleeper one-way.
Xi'an -- Beijing is about 11 hours and 400+ RMB for soft sleeper.
Jul 26, 2007 08:44
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Hi,KAROLINKA,

1) Best solution is to get best discount airflight through good agent then it is cheap and fast and comfortable. You may advance to reserve by 2 weeks or one month.

If best discount, then the cost will be close to by train ,then why not airline?

2) If you didn't get best discount airline, second is by train.

3)We don't recommend bus. Long distance bus will be not safe and also high cost compare with train. It didn't derserve.

Yours sincerely,
Susan Zheng ( China Tour Guide)
MSN: hotmail.com|Susan205060


Jul 27, 2007 05:59
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  • JEFFYANG
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by train ,it will take about 12 hours
By air, it will need about 2 hours.
The train fro Shanhai to Xi'an is always crowded and you can try plane.
Anyway, if you get the ticket of soft sleeper of train, it's also nice.
As for the distance from Xi'an to beijing i suppose you try the Z 20 trian, which is quite ice and many foreign tourists choose this.
And I know a nice Professional English tour guide, named Jeff in Xi'an ,you can go to him directly if you have any question . His email adress is
163.com|zyq981125
Have a nice weekend

Jul 27, 2007 15:30
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Thank you all for your advices I think I'm gonna go by train now. Thanx again. xx
Sep 5, 2007 20:49
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What is the difference between hard travel and soft travel?
Sep 6, 2007 02:19
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Number of beds in each compartment as well as the presence/absence of a door for the compartment. Look on http://www.seat61.com/China.htm for more details.
Sep 9, 2007 07:11
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  • JEFFYANG
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Hi, it’s nice to know that you will visit Xi’an
I found one good website for Xi’an.
You can have a try ;www. xiantripadvisor.com, which have almost everything for Xian
Have a nice weekend
Jeff
Sep 9, 2007 21:42
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We are delivering a harsh warning on Jeffyang. Your website ' Xiantripadvisor. com' has plagiarized some information from Travel China Guide. For instance, this piece (http://www.xiantripadvisor.com/ZiYe/attraction_6.asp) is an exact copy from TCG (Link:http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shaanxi/xian/bigwildgoose.htm ). TCG reminds every memember in the forum to be cautious, not to be deceived by unreliable information.

Siva

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