Background: I want to travel to Hong Kong - Shanghai - Beijing by train.
Seat61 article about train travel in China has details on fares, schedules and how to book the tickets. There are 3 ways to buy train tickets for a Shanghai - Beijing trip:
- Buy from reservation office in China
- Buy online at www.chinatripadvisor.com
- Buy online at www.china-train-ticket.com
My concern is the price because I have to buy 4 tickets.
Buy directly from reservation office is cheaper but I am afraid it will be sold out on the day I arrive at Shanghai. (I arrive in Shanghai 3 days before I leave).
I am not sure the reservation office in Hong Kong is included in option #1. Can anyone confirm if I can buy the tickets from the reservation office in Hong Kong?