i'm planning on going to beijing from hong kong in september this yr. i know u can go there via plane & train but which one would u recommend? i will be staying in hong kong 12 days & a wk in beijing. i would also like it to be not so expensive, travelling to & fro these two.
another question is how would i go abouts booking for either train/plane? is it best to do it when i'm in hong kong? and if so where?
It is better that you book your flight as much in advance as possibel so that you can get cheapest price. Compare the prices of a few airlines.
I wouldn't receommend train if you are short of holidays.
the best way to get cheap air tickets is to take those flights at weird hours which no one else wants but god knows why the airlines stil run those flights. haha.
there are also many flights from other parts of SEA which transit in HK, so i suppose those flights may be cheaper as well.
Since you've so much time, I think you could just take the direct international train to save money. Check out http://www.kcrc.com for more details, take note of the special offer prices. Also, the train only leaves every other day, not daily.