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Is it difficult for foreign travelers? Though there is the language barrier, traveling by train in China is not difficult at all. Actually, it is quite easy, fun, and even more convenient than taking a plane. Watch this video guide to see what a train trip in China is like. Go through the process through the video to prepare yourself for a smooth train trip.
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How to take a train in China
China is now known to have the world’s vastest and fastest train network. Being possibly the most economic means of travel, train is flavored domestically and it is still highly likely to encounter ticket shortage during important festivals and national holidays. That being said, the railway system is not necessarily friendly to foreigners. Here are some articles that would help you understand what to expect for booking trains in China:
Choose between high-speed and ordinary trains in China.
Taking a train in China is very different from in western countries. The article below may help make your journey smoother and more convenient.
Buying train tickets to/from Hong Kong is different from buying train tickets in Mainland China.
Measures Have Been Taken to Protect Train Travelers from Coronavirus
Published on March 17th, 2020
China Railway has taken effective measures to protect passengers from the novel coronavirus. During this special period, train tickets are sold by scattered seats rather than connected seats, standing tickets are not available. All passengers will be measured temperature when check in at any train station. Railway stations and train coaches will be sterilized every day.
Novel Coronavirus News
Published on February 24th, 2020
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, trains to Wuhan, and other cities in Hubei Province have been canceled. The reopening time of these trains has not yet been decided. Some rail lines have reduced the number of trains in operation. Check more information about the novel coronavirus outbreak in China: http://www.vapourscloud.com/china-trains/coronavirus-train-travel-tips.htm & https://www.facebook.com/ChinaHighlightsTrain/.