I traveled 7000km across China, most of it by high speed railway and for only £211. I thought i’d share the route I took. It was a cheap journey but it could have much cheaper as I always chose the fastest option. I think I could have traveled the same route for less than £150 on normal trains but it would have taken way, way too long.
The journey started after crossing the border from Hong Kong into Shenzhen then ended at the Kazakhstan border. It was a long journey but because of China’s high speed trains it was really easy. It took about 60 hours with high speed rail and I would imagine it could take 120+ hours on the old school trains, that’s too long for a giant sitting in cramped old train.
Here’s the rundown on the tickets:
|Chengdu||Xi an||13h 40m||£13|
|Xi an||Lanzhou||8h 30m||£10|
I love China but towards the end I just wanted to leave. China is difficult to travel, they need to fix their internet… so now onto Kazakhstan. I will post about the interesting 2 day journey from Urumqi.