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Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

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Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

We shall be visiting China in Feb 06 and we were planning to travel from Shanghai to Beijing by overnight train, however on reading various travel reports many people recommend a side trip to Xian to see the TC Warriors. To fit this into our schedule we are considering flying to Xian, day trip to warriors, overnight in Xian then fly to Beijing. Looking for advice on which airline sites to look at, & if one day in Xian is enough.

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1. Re: Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

One day will be enough to see the wrriors,the mosue maybe the caves.

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2. Re: Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

The airlines are all pretty much the same from Beijing to Xi'an. One day is enough, though if you have the time, spend an extra day, visit the mosque and muslim quarter, bike the city wall, visit the Provincial museum, and take in the Tang Dynasty show. Eat dumplings and the local specialties pao mo and rou jia mo (mostly a street food, but also available at Fanji restaurant.)

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3. Re: Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

my daughter and I did this exact same trip in July last year- it was simple to just book the air ticket from our hotel - we got really good discounted fares (ask for the best discount) and the flight was very good- we even got a boxed lunch which was really nice.

We spent 2 nights in Xian (went to the show which was really lovely) saw the warriors (awesome) had a bit of a look around and then flew on to Beijing - again booking from our hotel.

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5. Re: Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

We too will be visiting Beijing in March and thought about travelling down on the train to Xian but understand that it is an overnighter ... would someone know how much it is to fly instead?

Also how much can we expect to pay for a hotel in the Xian area?

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6. Re: Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

I haven't done this recently, but I think you can get the flight for about 450 one-way (400 plus 50 airport tax). You might have to try a few travel agencies and bargain a bit to get thus price for the flight-full price is around 1,000 RMB.

The train would be about 415 for a soft sleeper (and hard sleeper would be less than 300). The nice thing about the overnight train is that you would save one night accommodation costs. You could take the train one-way, as there is no discount for roundtrip air tickets in China.

You can get an idea of hotel prices in Xi'an by checking the Xi'an hotel recommendations section of this website. It depends a lot on what class of hotel you want.

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7. Re: Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

Many thanks Travel ... you have certainly given us food for thought!

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8. Re: Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

Hi! We are going to be in Shanghai from 5/3/06 until 5/10/06. We're wondering how your trip to Xian went since we've alway wanted to see the warriors, although we'd be going back to Shanghai and only want to do 1 overnight if possible. Do you have any advice for us as far as flights (could you give us an idea of how much it cost?), and hotel? Thanks

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9. Re: Flights from Shanghai to Xian then Xian to Beijing

hilly, you're travelling in the May holiday week, so be prepared for high-priced flight tickets, if you can get any at all! Best to book ahead now. The full fare is 1260 RMB each way, exclusive of tax.

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