Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
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Seat 61 is an excellent website to refer to for train travel anywhere
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Member since 02 Jul 2011
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Take a flight.
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 11 Jun 2018
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3hours ahead arrriving the airport + 3 hours flight + 2hours toad trip between city centre and the airport + uncertainty of delay, compared with 9 hours train connecting two city centres, I prefer the latter.
There is the slow sleeper trains as well.
You can go a lot tighter than that departing HKG, and if travelling from Central, getting to Airport doesn't take much longer than travelling to the Kowloon Rail station
Member since 02 Sep 2018
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I would suggest taking the recently opened High-Speed rail from West Kowloon and then transitting in Shenzhen station to another high-speed train to Shanghai. All up will take 8hrs of actual train ride, but you need to arrive about an hour before departure.
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A very good website
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Rome2Rio is a website i have used quite a bit, gives you all options, trains, car, planes etc from point A to point B, with pricing and transit times
Member since 23 Oct 2015
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If you have anything more than a carry on bag I'd fly. The security, immigration and ticketing checks at Kowloon West are a nightmare with hundreds of Chinese dragging bags a strollers and passing the 8 different check points (all too small, bottlenecks) to exit HK and enter PRC. You need to arrive Kowloon West 2 hours before your scheduled departure and prepare for a scrum . (They limit bags to 20 kg per person.) Much better to check in at HK station, no suitcase, 28 mins to airport and away.
Member since 16 Jan 2019
Travelled in an overnight sleeper from Guangzhou to Shanghai on the high-speed network. Comfortable and covered a night of accommodation. Catch the through train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou and then onto the Shanghai train. Very easy.
Member since 05 Jun 2012
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You do not need to arrive at HK airport three hours before the flight - it is a very efficient airport. If you check in at the Airport Express station (if you have bags) or online (if you don't and your carrier supports it) you can safely arrive at the airport just one hour before the flight. Depending on where you are going in Shanghai, you have the option of the Maglev train which goes straight to Pudong or, if you are heading the other side of the river, you can still take the Maglev and connect onto the Metro (which is very efficient). So flying is going to be FAR faster than the high-speed train.
Member since 22 Oct 2016
I'm with you! The train stations are in the middle if the cities, whereas the airports are in the middle of whoop-whoop. Train for me.
The old train stations are in the middle of the cities - the new high speed stations are all as far away as the airports. Classic example is Guanzhou.. East GZ is city centre , the new GZ South is a 45 minute taxi ride away..
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