G Hexie and Fuxing high-speed trains
Beijing - Shanghai Hexie Train
The perfect choice for business commuters, G trains run in the daytime and can take as little as 4 ½ hours to make the journey between Beijing and Shanghai. Two types of G class trains run this route, Hexie (harmony) and Fuxing (revival). Heixie trains usually take a little longer and typically have 3-digits after the G, e.g. G115. Fuxing trains usually have a single or 2-digits after the G on timetables and can reach staggering speeds of up to 217mph, making them the fastest trains in the world.
G class trains include second, first and business class.
2nd class includes: Seats are arranged in one row of 2 and another row of 3 across the car width, you will be assigned a seat.
1st class includes: Seats are arranged in two rows of 2 across the car width, you will be assigned a seat. Each row of two will have access to a power socket and have more space than seats in second class.
Business class includes: Seats are arranged in one row of 2 and another row of 1 across the car width, you will be assigned a seat. All seats include a power socket and recline at the touch of a button. Your ticket entitles you to one hot tray meal and unlimited Chinese tea, coffee, juices or soft drinks. You ticket will also allow access to a VIP lounge for business class passengers at Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus.
Why choose this train
- Much faster - G trains are much faster than the D class sleeper trains that run between Beijing and Shanghai.
- A unique experience – Passengers will get the chance to travel the Fuxing, the world’s fastest passenger train.
D and T overnight sleeper trains
China Railways CRH High-Speed Sleeper Train
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D category trains consist of three different models, the CRH2E standard and capsule high-speed sleepers, as well as CR200J revival green sleepers. The layout of the trains differ depending on the train you take, however all include a buffet car and wash areas. D category trains are the perfect choice for tourists not pressed for time or that prefer to travel during the night to free up some sightseeing time in the day.
T category trains are slower than D category sleepers and so are used less frequently by tourists. They do have a greater variety of sleeper classes compared with D category trains and do not include seats. Due to the greater variety of sleeper class options, passengers can often get cheaper tickets than D category trains.
D overnight sleeper trains have 2 classes to choose from: 2nd class seated or 4-berth soft sleeper. T category trains have 3 classes including hard sleeper, soft sleeper and deluxe sleeper.
2nd class seated: Standard second-class seat adjacent to sleeper compartments.
4-berth soft sleeper: A 4-berth sleeper compartment consisting of two bunk beds.
Hard sleeper: Door-less compartment consisting of 6 berths, two lower, two middle and two upper. Each ticket includes fresh sheets, duvet and a pillow.
Deluxe soft sleeper (T category): All of the benefits of a soft sleeper with 1st class privileges.
Why choose this train
- Cheaper – Both D and T category trains work out much cheaper than the G class high-speed trains.
- A night’s accommodation included - You will not have to pay for a night’s accommodation in your destination which can work out more expensive.
- Faster than T category (D category) – D category trains are much faster than the T trains and are a good middle ground between G and T categories.
- More sleeper options (T category) – T category trains have a greater variety of sleeper arrangements to choose from over D category trains.