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Trains Shanghai Reviews

Geofan Geofan
4 reviews
Apr 02, 2006
I didn't take the train from Shanghai (with the exception of the Transrapid (maglev)) but I did travel from Xi'an to Beijing by train. It's been a great experience. First class is very,verycomfortable (and cheap for us). Those beds are pretty long, soft and warm.

First I thought why should I travel first class, but for tourists it's better, second class are to many beds, so it's pretty noisy. The beds are not as comfortable.

Have fun, I hope it helps.
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ozzie77 says:
Thanks very helpful, I'm going from shanghai to Xi'an and then to Beijing on train. Thanks a million :)
Posted on: Apr 16, 2012
travelman727 says:
I've traveled in both classes on overnight trains. PAY THE EXTRA RMB & GO WITH THE SOFT SLEEPER (first-class)!
Posted on: Jul 17, 2006
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foolz0r foolz0r
6 reviews
Mar 31, 2006
Take a train somwehere. I hear they're pretty crazy/uncomfortable, but it's a great experience to tell people about!

Also, go eat hot pot as often as possible =).
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karla says:
I must say my first class ticket was super cheap and super comfortable. We left Shanghai st night and when I woke up we were in Peking.
But the I enjoyed the wooden seats as well, so I know what you are talking about. It was a real adventure.
Posted on: Jan 17, 2007
foolz0r says:
Hmm... good to know. How big is the full sleeper bed? Also, any word on the sleeper busses? I hear they are good times too =).
Posted on: Apr 01, 2006
mshum says:
The train I took was actually super comfortable, a Canadian-made Bombardier train. I travelled to Beijing and it was much better than if I had taken a plane since I had a full sleeper, and woke up in Beijing.
Posted on: Mar 31, 2006

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