With the second longest rail network in the world, and by far the longest high-speed network, Trains in China are a way of life. And with good reason too, the high-speed rail network is truly impressive and is simply a must when visiting China. Some people are daunted by the thought of taking a train in a country where they don’t speak the language, but generally speaking it’s pretty easy – check out the guides below to get you started!
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Types of Trains
The fastest and newest of the high-speed trains, G trains reach speeds of up to 350km/h on some routes, and 300km/h on most others.
These are basically G-trains, but they are on designated intercity routes. They are more aimed at commuters, rather than long-distance travelers. Maximum speed is 250km/h, although most are slower.
The “standard” non-high speed train, the K train travels at around 120km/h, and typically makes quite a few intermediate stops.