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Beijing - Shanghai

Trans-Siberian Railway

  Beijing – Shanghai

Full-steam ahead from ancient Beijing to vibrant Shanghai

Beijing – Shanghai (or Shanghai – Beijing)


DAY 01 Arrive Beijing. Transfer* from Beijing Station or airport to your Hotel.

If you are arriving into Beijing Central Station at the end of your trans-siberian journey our driver will meet you at the end of the platform and will be holding a meeting-board with your name on. Transfer from the station directly to the Red Wall Hotel. The facilities available at this hotel include a Chinese restaurant, coffee shop, and a beauty salon.

The extremely convenient central location positions you to get the most of your own exploration of the legendary Imperial city, where the rich traditions of Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism meet with the opulence of the Chinese Emperors and the vibrant realism of contemporary China.

(Please note your onward train tickets will be delivered to the hotel during your stay.)

DAY 02 Free day in Beijing.
For day trip options please click here.


If you haven’t pre-booked one of our city excursions, today is your own to explore. During your stay in Beijing you’ll certainly want to visit both the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. These are within walking distance of the Red Wall Hotel, and adjacent to each other, so this couldn’t be more convenient

DAY 03 Check out of Hotel. Free time. Own taxi to station for evening departure to Shanghai. Overnight on board.

You’ll need to check out of your room by 12 noon today but the hotel offers a Left Luggage service for a small fee. Your time is free until your train departs. Hotel Reception can pre-order you a taxi – it’s wise to allow one hour to get through Beijing’s traffic and a second hour to complete security (metal detectors are now in force and there can be queues to use them) and find your train and platform.

Own transfer to the station where you will board the Shanghai bound train.

DAY 04 Early morning arrival into Shanghai. Hotel rates can be found below.

Early morning arrival in the vibrant city of Shanghai. We offer hotel accommodation in the city please see our extra services for prices.

Included in the trip:

Transfer from Beijing Central Station or Beijing airport. Two nights with breakfast at a 3* hotel; centrally located within walking distance to all main tourist sights. Transfer on departure not included. Soft class 4-berth Sleeper Beijing-Shanghai.

Trip also available in reverse

Trip price guide (per person Australian dollars):

Beijing-Shanghai 1 person
2 people
3 or more people
basic trip price
 $tba  $tba  $tba
 extra night 3* hotel  $tba  $tba  $tba
 supplement for airport transfer  $tba  $tba  $tba
 upgrade to 4* hotel (2 nights)  $tba  $tba  $tba
 extra night 4* hotel  $tba  $tba  $tba
 Great Wall, Ming Tombs trip  $tba  $tba  $tba
 Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace day trip  $tba  $tba  $tba
 Mutianyu Great Wall trip  $tba  $tba  $tba
2 berth ‘buyout’ Beijing-Shanghai train  $tba  $tba  $tba
upgrade to ‘bullet train’  $tba  $tba  $tba

A pre-arranged visa is required for China.