I am trying to finalize our travel within China for our March trip. I have decided that we would prefer to take the train rather than fly between many locales. For our Beijing-Xi'an journey, I know that we have two options....high speed or overnight. Which makes more sense? Is there any benefit to doing one or the other?
In terms of purchasing tickets, I see that my options are to wait til we get there and hope that the tickets we want are available. Alternatively, we can pay a small premium and have an outside company buy them for us recognizing that there is still no guarantee that the tickets will be available.
If we decide to take the overnight train, I think I would like to contract with an agent to get the tickets for us. Which group do you all recommend?
Thank you for the help.