Category: Train

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MU HKG- Shanghai $1250 RT + Free Maglev tickets

Planning on a trip to Shanghai this summer? I am, but I hate flying into Pudong Airport. It’s just so god-darn far from the city. Cabs are a bit expensive and the metro while budget friendly, has tons of stops and takes easily over an hour and a...

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Hong Kong to Guangzhou via MTR Train

Took a trip to Guangzhou to visit the humongous Canton Fair event, which is held in April and October each year. I haven’t been up to Guangzhou in a while so it was nice to get out of Hong Kong and visit for a day. While there are...

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Shenzhen to Guangzhou / Guangzhou to Shenzhen via Train / Bus

Transportation between Shenzhen and Guangzhou is easy, and there’s two main options via public transport. The first is by train which I recommend over the buses. Travel time is approximately 1 hour via train and 2 hours via bus. Train:  Trains leave from Shenzhen Railway station which is...

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Hong Kong Express Rail Link to Guangdong

In honor of the 15th Anniversary of the Hong Kong handover, this July 1 I decided to write about connecting Hong Kong to the mainland. I read this article on the WSJ , it purports while maintaining it’s own identity, Hong Kong needs to better integrate itself with the...

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Airport Express early check-in restrictions

Many people utilize the MTR Airport Express in-town prior-day check-in feature. However, one of the drawbacks is that while this is touted as good for all passengers, it’s a matter of fact that not every airline allows check-in the day prior. (I think prior-day check-in is the main selling...

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Asia Miles & 5-10% Discount for Airport Express tickets

This is an offer I don’t think many people utilize. When taking the Airport Express, get a discount and collect Asia Miles at the same time. Tickets are also cheaper if purchased online, 10% off for HSBC cardholders until July 31, 2012. Around 5% discount for non-HSBC online purchases. The only...