Getting from Shanghai to Yixing to Xian and back?

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Apr 2nd, '13, 16:27
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Getting from Shanghai to Yixing to Xian and back?

by JBaymore » Apr 2nd, '13, 16:27

Anyone have some thoughts on the various ways to be getting from Shanghai to Yixing than up to to Xian and than back to Shanghai?

My first time in China. And no... I don't speak Chinese at all.

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..............john

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Apr 2nd, '13, 16:38
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Re: Getting from Shanghai to Yixing to Xian and back?

by wyardley » Apr 2nd, '13, 16:38

I am guessing that bus will be the best way to get to Yixing. From a quick web search, looks like it's a ~ 3H bus ride.
See, e.g., http://www.transportinchina.com/bus/sha ... timetable/

Train will be ~ 15-20 hours to Xi'an, so you might consider flying, but train (hard sleeper) might also be an entertaining way to go, depending on how much time you have (at least one direction). Unfortunately, reservations can be a little tricky to deal with in terms of Chinese trains, but there are good translations of timetables if you search online.

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Apr 4th, '13, 09:21
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Re: Getting from Shanghai to Yixing to Xian and back?

by JBaymore » Apr 4th, '13, 09:21

Thanks for the info.

I just found out my hosts will be booking everything for me..... so my planning needs have been greatly simplified :lol: .

best,

.............john

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