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Transport Cost-Getting Around in China by Plane & Train


Every year, there are so many of you travelling on your own in China from other countries, yearning for complete travel tips telling how to travel to China. And here we are going to share you a list of transport cost- getting around in China by plane and train.

 

Transport Cost from Beijing to Shanghai


Great wall of China

Beijing and Shanghai are one of the busiest travel lines in China, and every day, there are tremendous foreign travelers going from Shanghai to Beijing, or from Beijing to shanghai. Distance from Beijing to Shanghai is about 1200 km, it takes about 6 hours from Beijing to Shanghai by high speed train. How much does it cost from Beijing to Shanghai? Transport cost from Beijing to Shanghai, or from Shanghai to Beijing are almost the same.

Travel to Shanghai from Beijing by high speed train

Every day, there are about 50 trains from Beijing to Shanghai, and trains leave at every 5 to 30 min.

Ticket fare from Beijing to Shanghai: 553 RMB for second class, 933 RMB for first class, and 1748 RMB for business class.

How long does it take from Beijing to Shanghai: 4.5 h – 6.5 h. The fastest train only takes 4.5 hours, but the ticket fare won't be higher.

Travel to Shanghai from Beijing by flight

The flight route from Beijing to Shanghai is quite busy, and there are about 52 nonstop flights flying to Shanghai to Beijing from early morning to late night.

Flight fare from Beijing to Shanghai: 1500 RMB for a full price ticket(economy class).  Usually speaking, you could book a discounted ticket.

How long does it take from Beijing to Shanghai: 1 h 20 min. Make sure you board  the flight in time.


 

Transport Cost from Beijing to Xian


Xian City Wall
(Xian City Wall)

Beijing and Xian are two must visit cities in China, and travelers could take flight or train from Beijing to Xian. Distance from Beijing to Xian is about 1100 km, and the travel route go through Hebei, Shanxi and Shaanxi.

Travel to Xian from Beijing by high speed train

Travelling from Beijing to Xian, from morning to night, there are 28 trains available including high speed trains, express trains and fast trains.

How much does it cost from Beijing to Shanghai by high speed train: 515.5 RMB for a second class seat, 824.5 RMB for a first class seat, and  1627.5 RMB for a business class ticket.

How long does it take from Beijing to Xian by speed high speed: 4.5 h-6.5 h. The earliest train leaves at 06: 27 AM from Beijing and arrives  at Xian at 11: 03 AM.

Overnight train from Beijing to Xian: Z43(20:12 PM- 09:55 AM, 440.5 RMB for a soft sleeper), Z19( 20:40 PM-08:31 AM, 415.5 RMB for a soft sleeper ), K1363(22:06 PM-13:15 AM, 279.5 RMB for a soft sleeper).

Travel to Xian from Beijing by flight

From Beijing to Xian, there are about 26 nonstop flights available from early morning to late night. The earliest plane departs Beijing at 06:40 AM, and the latest plane departs at 23:30 PM.

How much does it cost to fly to Xian from Beijing: 2200 RMB for a full price ticket(economy class).

How long does it take from Beijing to Xian: 1 h 5 min. The rate of on-time arrival is pretty high.

 

Transport Cost from Xian to Shanghai


Chenghuangmiao-Shanghai
(Shanghai Chenghuangmiao)

Travel to Xian from Shanghai by high speed train

Travelling from Beijing to Xian, there are 28 trains available every day including high speed trains, high speed bullet train, express trains and fast trains.

How much does it cost from Xian to Shanghai by high speed train: 669.5 RMB for a second class seat, 1095 RMB for a first class seat, and  2114 RMB for a business class ticket.

How long does it take from Xian to Shanghai by speed high speed: 6 h-7.5 h. The earliest train leaves at 06: 26 AM from Xian and arrives at Xian at 13:41AM.

Overnight train from Xian to Shanghai: it has many overnights, and takes over 10 hours, such as T118(20:15 PM- 13:30 AM, 509.5 RMB for a soft sleeper).

Travel to Xian from Beijing by flight

From Beijing to Xian, there are about 47 nonstop flights available from early morning to late night.

How much does it cost to fly to Xian from Beijing: about 1600 RMB for a full price ticket(economy class).

How long does it take from Beijing to Xian by flight: 2 h 20 min.


 

Transport Cost of Getting Around in China by Plane & Train


getting around in China by plan and train

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  Flight Time

Flight Fare

Train Duration Train Ticket
Xian-Chengdu 1 h 35 min 1000 RMB 3.5 h- 4.5 h

263 RMB for a second class seat,

421RMB for a first class seat,

789 RMB for a business class ticket.

Xian-Lhasa 2 h 20 min 2200 RMB 31h - 32 h

647.5 RMB for a hard sleeper,

1005.5 RMB for a soft sleeper.

Chengdu-Guilin 1 h 45 min 1100 RMB 6 h- 7.5 h

402 RMB for a second class seat

642 RMB for a first class seat.

Guilin-Hangzhou 2 h 5 min 1300 RMB 8 h

584.5 RMB for a second class seat

968.5 RMB for a first class seat

1828 RMB for a business class ticket

Guilin-Shanghai 2 h 25 min 1400 RMB 9.5 h

657.5 RMB for a second class seat

1085.5 RMB for a first class seat

2047.5 RMB for a business class ticket

Shanghai-Zhangjiajie 2 h 20 min 1400 RMB 20 h-22.5 h

343.5 RMB for a hard sleeper

27.5 RMB for a soft sleeper.


Notice:

1. the flight fare is for a full price ticket of economy class, not including airport construction fee & fuel charge. 

2.The train is high speed train or express train. High speed train has three classes, first class, second class and business class. Express train has two kinds of sleeper, hard sleeper and soft sleeper.

 

Getting Around in China by High Speed Train


Mount Huangshan
(Mount Huangshan)
 

  Train Duration Train Ticket
Chengdu-Chongqing 1.5 h-2.5 h 146 RMB for a second class seat, 233.5RMB for a first class seat, and 438 RMB for a business class ticket
Shanghai-Huangshan 2.5h-3.5 h 206 RMB for a second class seat, 330.5 RMB for a first class seat, and  620 RMB for a business class ticket
Hangzhou-Huangshan 1.5h 118 RMB for a second class seat, 189.5 RMB for a first class seat, and  355 RMB for a business class ticket
Hangzhou-Shanghai 1.5h 92.5 RMB for a second class seat, 147.5 RMB for a first class seat, and  278.5 RMB for a business class ticket
Suzhou-Shanghai 0.5h 39.5 RMB for a second class seat, 59.5 RMB for a first class seat, and  121.5 RMB for a business class ticket



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