Taking a high speed train is one of the best ways to travel between Beijing and Xian. It is clean, comfortable, modern and cheap! It is fast, running a speed of 250 to 300 km/h. Hence, the 1216 KM bullet train journey between Beijing and Xian is shortened to about 4.5-6 hours.
For most travelers, covered a high speed train in the Beijing Xian/Xian Beijing itineraries is not only a good way to transfer between the two cities, but also an impressive way to experience the real China. Since this railway also goes by some favored traveling destinations, including Anyang (安阳), Xinxiang (新乡), Zhengzhou (郑州), Luoyang (洛阳), Huashan (华山), and so forth, what you are expecting is much more than the destination of Xian and Beijing, but also the sceneries and cultural wonders along the way.
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|About 4.5-6 hours
Why taking Beijing Xian High Speed Trains? Because there are a lot to see, eat, experience and enjoy along the way. So what to expect there? Apart from the natural views from the north to middle part of China, you will encounter with several top great ancient cities with precious and brilliant cultural highlights, such as Beijing, Xian, Zhengzhou and Luoyang. Besides, the world influential Mount Huashan is also along this railway for your brave challenging and catching of the sightseeing.
Beijing is not only the modern capital of China, but also a great ancient capital city for over 1,000 years. Traveling this imperial city, you are most recommended to visit the classic Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Great Walls, Summer Palace, etc. to feel the grant royal sublimity. Moreover, you can also wander in those narrow Beijing Hutongs, visit Ming Tomb, go to Lama Temple, watch Beijing Opera, taste Beijing snacks, etc. to know the well preservation of those old sites and the multiple elements in this metropolitan but antique city.
Beijing West Railway Station
Address: No.118, Lianhuachi East Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号 - 北京西站); about 20mins for 7.5km to downtown by car.Transportation: The high speed train station is not far away from the main attractions of Beijing. Usually, you can take the Metro Line 7, Line 4 and Line 2 to the city center, Tiananment Square and Forbidden City for about 30 minutes. Also, you can go to Temple of Heaven by Metro Line 7 for about 45 minutes, etc. Taking a taxi is very convenient to transfer to hotels and attractions in Beijing!
Xian being a “World Famous Historical City” always succeeds in showing its profound history as the capital city for 13 dynasties in the past. Watch the amazing Terracotta Warriors & Horses to wonder why the ancient people have grasped so high skills, cycling on the Ancient City Wall to seek the flavor from Ming Dynasty, visit Giant Wild Goose Pagoda to know the story of Buddhism spreading and developing in China, taste diverse kinds of snacks at Muslim Quarter, go to Shaanxi History Museum to appreciate those wowed cultural relics, and cover more places to feel the old charm of this metropolis.
Xian North Railway Station
Address: Yuanshuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区元朔路 - 西安北站); about 50mins for 20km to downtown by car.Transportation: This railway station is about 20km away from the city center. Transferring from there, you can choose the Metro Line 2 to the downtown, Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter, etc. for about 50 minutes. Besides, you could take a taxi to Terracotta Warriors for about 1 hour, to Shaanxi History Museum for about 1 hour, etc.
On Beijing Xian high speed trains, there are three types of seats: the "Business Class Seats" like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of 1627.5RMB per person, the "First Class Seats" of the middle class of 824.5RMB per person and the "Second Class Seats" of the most economical class of 515.5RMB per person.
To book a Beijing Xian high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.
To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.
1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off.
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication.
The Beijing Xian High Speed Railway not only links the two most influential ancient capital cities, Beijing and Xian, also connect more famous tourist cities in China, including Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Huashan and etc. Thus, you can explore cultural heritages and discover natural wonder along the rail. Here is our 8 Days China Ancient Capitals Tour, which you can visit Beijing, Luoyang and Xian, tracing the ancient culture and history. Adventure lovers can take the 7 Days Beijing Xian Tour with Great Wall and Mount Huashan Hiking to physically witness the great achievements by human and nature. Travel with Chind Discovery, you will enjoy more than professional tour guide, convenient transfer, excellent travel arrangments with ideal sightseeing and interesting experiences, also tour customization service with diverse themed high speed train trips in China. All you need to do is contact us to build your own China tour, enjoy all highlights in the destinations without any worry.
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