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12. Posted by ellyse (Full Member 195 posts) 11y

Since you're flying in and out of Guangzhou, and you've to visit Seoul in between, be reminded that you'll have to have a double-entry tourist visa instead of the normal single-entry one, or else you'll have to apply for a new one in Seoul before being able to come into China again.
You can take the K82/K83 train from Guangzhou to Xi'an, it leaves at 1700 from Guangzhou and arrives the next day in Xi'an at 1938. There's also the K226/K227 train, but that one takes even longer! Hard sleeper will cost 401-430 RMB and soft sleeper 631/658 RMB; flying would be around 900 RMB!
From Xi'an to Shanghai, I advise flying, as I've seen prices of around 500-600 RMB for this route. However, if you can't get that, the T137/T140 train leaves at 1844 from Xi'an and gets to Shanghai the next day at 1112. Hard sleeper will cost 312-333 RMB and soft sleeper will cost 490/511 RMB.
As for Shanghai to Guangzhou, take the K99 train which leaves at 1024 and arrives at Guangzhou (East) at 1051 the next day. Hard sleeper will cost 355-379 RMB and soft sleeper will cost 558/584 RMB. From the Guangzhou (East) station, you can take an airport shuttle bus to the airport to catch your flight out.

13. Posted by levana (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hi Ellyse,

Thank you so much for your useful information, I'd certainly take your advice.


14. Posted by ellyse (Full Member 195 posts) 10y

No problem, always happy to help. BTW, do let me know if you'd like help getting train/plane tickets; or if you'd like to meet up for a chat/tea/meal in Shanghai. :)

15. Posted by levana (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y


Sure, a chat over a cup of coffee/tea sounds nice, I'll contact you once I arrive in Guang Zhou/Shang Hai. Would you like something from Indonesia ? Just let me know, I'll bring it for you as long as it's not too heavy ;)


16. Posted by ellyse (Full Member 195 posts) 10y

I can't really think of anything at the moment that I want... a nice sarong/scarf, maybe? :) Thanks so much for the thought... it's the thought that really counts! -smile-
In any case any idea when you'll be here/where you'll be staying yet? Let me know if you want help with getting tickets as well. :)

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