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1. Posted by mochiball (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Could someone tell me the best way to get from Shanghai to Beijing? I might be staying in Shanghai for the summer and would like to visit Beijing for the Olympics, if only to see how the city is during that time. =)

2. Posted by Salthaug (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

By train:)

You can book traintickets 5 days before traveldate. So be early or its gonna be full.
Everything in Beijing is gonna be crazy during the olympics. You may already be to late to book a hotelroom.

3. Posted by mochiball (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Awesome, thanks!

Well, I'm hoping to studying abroad in Shanghai so I'm just planning to visit there while I can. =D

Oh and also, could someone tell me if it's a wise idea to study abroad in Beijing while the Olympics are happening? Thanks in advance. =)

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 26, 2007, at 9:55 PM by mochiball ]

4. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 8y

Beijing is going to be terrible over the olympics. Also you can book train tickets from Shanghai to Beijing up to 30 days in advance.

5. Posted by sdysli (Budding Member 25 posts) 8y


although you will be during the time of the Olympic games it is worth studying abroad. Maybe you will have more fun and will experience the culture more, as there will be a lot of information in the TV and newspaper for foreigners as they are focused on China. So it will be easy for you to catch up the chinese life and history.

If you are really heading to Beijing in that time, don't forget to book your hostel, hotel (or whatever) in advance. I stayed in Shanghai last year for my studies and everybody was already planning at that time for their trip to Beijing.

Maybe you can also check out the website of travel agencies or from the airlines. Could be that they will offer some special Olympic packages:

good luck...

6. Posted by qin (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

If you are able to study in Beijing during Olympics, you probably can save cost on your accomodation as you're able to live in campus. The price of all levels of hotels will be very high during that period.

The transportation between Shanghai and Beijing are very convenient. You can take a train or take a flight. Sometimes, a discounted flight ticket is as cheap as a train ticket.

Good trip.