I know this topic has been debated at lenght here but I'm still not sure about some specifics about how to get the overnight train ticket from Kunming to Dali, on Sept 29th
1) When will the tickets get on sale? I think it starts about 10days before or so? Going for the Soft Sleeper.
2) I will be arriving to Kunming on Sept 28th and one option would be to take the train on Sept 29th in the evening. Should I ask the hotel to book it for me instead of trying it myself? How much commission should I expec?
3) What would be the price and timetable? I read somewhere that there was a 9PM train and a 11PM train. Not sure if it's still the case or if there are preferences?