Category: Train

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Travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore

There is no shortage of ways to travel between Hong Kong and Singapore. Here we outline some direct ones. Air For direct air services it is basically a duopoly between Cathay and Singapore Airlines, both of whom offer multiple daily services. We previously reviewed the Cathay flight here...

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The Trans-Siberian Express from Hong Kong

For many travellers, taking the Trans-Siberian Express train across Russia is a lifelong dream. I recently took the train between Moscow and Vladivostok. Below are some tips on planning such a trip. Planning your trip The best resource for long distance train travel like this is the website...

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Booking Mainland Chinese Train Tickets in Hong Kong

Chinese trains can be very busy, especially at peak travel periods such as festivals, when it is often impossible to buy a ticket for immediate travel. One needs to book in advance. The excellent Seat 61 website provides detailed information on booking train tickets for travel in mainland...

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Transport between Hong Kong and Maoming

Here are the best ways to travel between Hong Kong and Maoming茂名 in Southwest Guangzhou province, China. Road With a car, you can drive to Shenzhen and pick up the Shenhai (Shenyang-Haikou) Expressway linking Maoming with Pearl River Delta cities. This is often congested, especially during holidays, and...

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Hong Kong MTR to Shenzhen Metro connections

Shenzhen Metro Line 4 has been in operation for awhile now, which means there are two ways to connect to Shenzhen Metro from Hong Kong’s MTR. HK MTR to Lo Wu Station connects to Shenzhen Metro Line 1 Luo Hu Station HK MTR to Lok Ma Chau Station...

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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...