China has been putting a lot of effort to built a high-speed train network over the country. High-speed trains in China usually refer to the trains with a running speed of 200~350 km/h. If you would like a tour in China, high-speed trains will help you a lot to save time and energy. These trains are usually very punctual and less influenced by the weather. The seats of the high-speed trains are comfortable, which can be classified into Bussiness Class, First Class and Second Class.
The high-speed train network covers most major cities in China, including many tourist cities, such as Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai as well as Guilin, Kunming, Hangzhou, Luoyang, Huangshan and etc.
The train number of high-speed trains start with an “G”,”D” or “C”. G trains usually run faster than D trains. C trains are inter-city express trains, such as Beijing-Tianjin Trains. Book a Train Ticket
Silk Road Railway Route
Xi’an is one of the most famous ancient capitals in Chinese history. It is also the starting point of Ancient Silk Road. Though high-speed trains haven’t been available between Xian and Lanzhou, there are night trains which save time and money. It takes about 4 hours from Lanzhou to Jiayuguan by bullet trains. Normal fast trains are available between Jiayuguan and Dunhuang. If you would like to travel a bullet train to Turpan, you may need a detour and take trains from Jiayuguan to Turpan. It takes about 6 hours from Jiayuguan to Turpan and 1 hours from Turpan to Urumqi.
The down-river area of Yangtze River has always been one of the richest areas in China down the ages. Nanjing and Hangzhou were once the capitals in Chinese history and also famous historic cities. Suzhou is famous for its traditional gardens. Zhouzhuang, one of the most beautiful water towns in China, is also located in Suzhou. Shanghai, needless to say, is an international metropolis in China. This route is totally a collision of tradition and modernity. It takes less than 2 hours to travel between these cities by bullet trains.
High-speed trains of Guilin have been available this year. It takes about 2.5 hours from Guangzhou to Guilin and Guiyang to Guilin.
High-speed train between Shanghai and Huangshan will be available since July this year.
It takes about 1.5 hours to travel between Xian and Luoyang. Luoyang is famous for its Longmen Grottoes and Baima Temple.
High-speed Trains Make an Easier Trip around China