I will transverse Russia by the trans-siberian railway in November. I will go all the way east to Vladivostok.

Then I want to go to Beijing.

Did anyone did that before?

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    crazy guy on a bike made the crossing
    – froderik
    Oct 3, 2015 at 19:54
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    Have you had a look at the seat 61 site, it looks like you can travel back to Chita and travel south from there, but there might be more options. seat61.com/Trans-Siberian.htm
    – Willeke
    Oct 3, 2015 at 20:14
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    I suggest you to get a good company. It's really hard for lonely traveller. Also I think this question should be rephrased or closed as too broad
    – VMAtm
    Oct 3, 2015 at 20:29
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    There is a train from Vladivostok to Harbin (in China, but full of Russians who fled the Revolution), and from there trains to Beijing are available. See travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/… Oct 3, 2015 at 21:25
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    I have a friend in Ussuriysk. She crosses the border at Suifenhe and connects into the Chinese rail system there. It's a long train journey to Beijing. She says there's an alternate route from Vladivostok into China which involves a ferry, but didn't give details.
    – Gayot Fow
    Oct 4, 2015 at 1:25

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Rome2Rio says it can be done by bus via Harbin, China. From there you take a train to Beijing. The information presented by Rome2Rio is taken from the Lonely Planet getting-there webpage on Vladivostok which states:


Buses to Harbin, China, depart daily (except Sunday) around 6.30am (R2900, eight hours) from the bus station, 3km north of the centre. There are also frequent departures for Nakhodka (four hours) and other destinations in the Primorsky Territory. Some southbound destinations may be off limits to foreigners without a permit.

For more information about departures, China Train Guide has a page with the timetable of trains covering the Harbin - Beijing route.

From Harbin you can also take a bus all the way to Bejing. According to China Bus Guide the journey takes 12-13 hours, and the bus leaves once per day.

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