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China Rail Travel

by Hannah Lockett | November 21, 2019

Train Journeys in China

China’s rail network has expanded dramatically over the past decade with the construction of an extensive high-speed train service. Journeys that were traditionally taken on overnight sleeper trains can now be completed in just a few hours. Massive investment into the rail system has produced an efficient, reliable, high-tech service with safe, comfortable bullet trains covering vast distances in shorter journey times. Domestic train travel in China is a wonderful way to see more of the countryside and scenery away from the big cities. Many high-speed rail journeys have now become quicker than flying.

Facilities on Board

Daytime high-speed trains have first and second-class seats; some have business class. We always book first-class to ensure our customers travel in spacious and comfortable surroundings. The high-speed trains have western toilets, luggage racks for general luggage as well as luggage closets for larger items. Free WiFi is available aboard some trains. Free drinkable hot water is available onboard and there is a dining car serving a selection of food and drink. An on-board attendant will also serve snacks and drinks from a trolley. Passengers in business class will be served with complimentary meals and beverages.

With such an extensive high-speed rail network there is so much potential for creating exciting itineraries exploring China by train. Whatever itinerary you have in mind, please contact us and we will be pleased to prepare a proposal that suits your requirements.

China Rail

A selection of small group tours with rail travel included

  • China Essential single supp flash other
    China Group Tour Culture

    China Essential

    A 10 day small group tour of China's three main cities - Beijing, Xian and Shanghai

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  • China Group Tour Nature

    Essential Plus Panda

    This Essential Plus Panda tour visits the Giant Pandas in their natural habitat, Zhujiajiao and the must-see cities of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.

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  • Xiling Gorge yangtze china
    China Group Tour Cruise

    Essential Plus Cruise

    See the sights in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, and enjoy a cruise along the Yangtze River

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  • BeijingTemple of Heaven china
    China Tailor Made City

    Historic China by Rail

    Journey through historic China discovering its ancient and remarkable history.

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  • Great Wall china
    China Group Tour Cruise

    China Highlights

    China Highlights includes two of China’s most scenic rivers - the Yangtze River, and the beautiful Li River.

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  • China Group Tour Rail

    Cruise and Panda by Rail

    A 15 day tour including a Yangtze cruise and Giant Pandas with transport by rail

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  • Temple of Heaven Beijing china
    China Group Tour Cruise

    Great China

    Cruise the Li and Yangtze rivers, see Giant Pandas, and explore Beijing, Xian and Shanghai

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China Rail

A selection of tailor-made journeys with rail travel included

  • shanghai waterfront at night china
    China Tailor Made Cruise

    Luxury China in Style

    First class bullet trains, 5* hotels and must-see sights combine on this luxury holiday of a lifetime

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  • Giant Panda Tai Shan Chengdu China
    China Tailor Made Family

    China Family Tour

    Explore classic china with family-friendly hotels and activities including Shanghai Disneyland!

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  • mountains and waterways china new flash other
    China Tailor Made Nature

    Mountains and Waterways of China

    A 15 day tour combining the breath-taking Zhangjiajie with a Yangtze River cruise

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  • rainbow mountain china
    China Tailor Made Nature

    Rainbow Mountains and Dunhuang

    A relatively undiscovered area with ancient buildings and natural wonders

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  • Tibet China
    China Tailor Made Rail

    Train to Tibet

    This exciting journey takes you to Tibet's astonishing landscapes via a thrilling journey aboard the highest train in the world.

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  • China Tailor Made Culture


    Spend time immersing yourself in the culture and atmosphere of the home of Kung Fu.

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