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xian from shanghai??

Hi all,

I will be in Shanghai for a few days in September. Is it overly ambitious to get to and from Xian as a day trip? And if doable, how?

Thanks so much...

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1. Re: xian from shanghai??

You can fly so it doable but not a sensible plan.

New York City, New...
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2. Re: xian from shanghai??

What might you suggest???

Shanghai, China
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3. Re: xian from shanghai??

domestic flights are almost always delayed... so probably not a great idea.

Shanghai, China
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4. Re: xian from shanghai??

A day trip from Shanghai to Xian is not practical, the flight time is almost 3 hours together with Xian Airport been no where near the City (1 hour by Car), You need an over night stay in Xian for it to make any sense,

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5. Re: xian from shanghai??

It's very possible:

Take a D train leaving at 10pm and arrive xian at 8am. Take a late evening flight back.

New York City, New...
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6. Re: xian from shanghai??

Thank you so much!!

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7. Re: xian from shanghai??

Thank you so much!!

By the way, do I just book the D train from the hotel?....and thanks so much again.

NNJ
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8. Re: xian from shanghai??

You are welcome.

You can either ask the hotel to book for you or book online and have it delivered to your hotel.

Sherbrooke, Canada
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9. Re: xian from shanghai??

That train sells out quickly so better book early. Tickets are released 20 days ahead. You can check the ticket availability here and you'll see that everything is sold out for the next several days: http://www.china-diy-travel.com/

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10. Re: xian from shanghai??

Friends~ a day trip is too hasty, perhaps you could consider extending some time ~