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Travelling Beijing to Hong Kong

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1. Posted by alsalis (Full Member 63 posts) 8y

I'm likely to be out in Beijing at the end of the year and am thinking of taking an extra week to visit a friend in Hong Kong. Has anyone done this before or know how easy it is? I was thinking of getting the train there and back - does anyone know how long this will take and what places are worth a stop over on the way?

Thanks
Alex

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

Usually, you won't find too much problems arranging a ticket a few days in advance, but I don't know if this is a busier time of year to travel in China. Booking a trainticket in China in general is straightforward and can be arranged at the place you are staying or otherwise another hotel closeby, no need to go to a trainstation for example.
Xi'an could be of interest for you to spend an extra few days.
Also, if traintickets are really booked out solid, try to get a flight, but not straigt to Hongkong, which is way more expensive (think 2-3 times as much sometimes!). Other options could be Shenzhen or Guangzhou from which there are regular buses and trains to Hongkong (kowloon).
Try a daytrip to Macau if you want, I liked it and it is strange to see that portugese influence so far from Europe.

3. Posted by alsalis (Full Member 63 posts) 8y

cheers

4. Posted by Jennyyore (Budding Member 66 posts) 8y

Quoting alsalis

I'm likely to be out in Beijing at the end of the year and am thinking of taking an extra week to visit a friend in Hong Kong. Has anyone done this before or know how easy it is? I was thinking of getting the train there and back - does anyone know how long this will take and what places are worth a stop over on the way?

Thanks
Alex

We did a trip from Beijing to Xian then Hong Kong.
If you look on (i think its ) China Air and China Eastern website you will find info on flights to Hong Kong, it is cheaper to book in China than booking from England.
I think the flights are about £30 and only a short flight, a train would take a longer.

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

Remember to get a multi entry visa for China. When you enter Hong Kong you leave China and if you have a single entry visa you cannot reenter China on it. Therefore save a lot of hassle and buy two entries.

Michael