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Train Qingdao to Beijing after ferry arrival

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Train Qingdao to Beijing after ferry arrival

Hi, Qingdao forum!

In a couple of weeks we will arrive in Qingdao from the ferry from South Korea.

The website of the Weidong Ferry tells me that we will arrive around 9 o'clock in the morning.

There will be some procedures at the ferry terminal (customs) and than we will travel to the train station of Qingdao to catch a train to Beijing.

1. Can we buy the train tickets at the Qingdao train station at the day itself or are the tickets Qingdao - Beijing likely to sell out a couple of days before?

2. If we need to pre-book, how long should we take for arrival procedures by boat, customs, traveling time to the train station (taxi?), collecting pre-booked train ticket etc.

Will the 12.13 train be to early or is it better to choose the 13.27 train?

Kind regards!

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11. Re: Train Qingdao to Beijing after ferry arrival

A couple of tips for you

Buy bottled water never drink tap water.

buy several packets of paper tissues from street vendors as many places do not provide toilet paper or paper napkins.

use credit cards and bank cards in china at ATM's you get a better rate in China.

Take a small amount of rmb say 750 to start and then change in china.

Have a card written in Chinese characters with the names and addresses of the hotels . have one for each person in your group. Keep it on you all the time.

Take a photocopy of your passports and keep them in your suitcase. just in case you lose yours. Have the phone number of your country's embassy.

Keep a list of the numbers of your credit cards etc. just in case

let your bank know your departure date and your return home dates.

Use shopping mall and hotel toilets where you can and try and avoid SQUAT toilets.

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13. Re: Train Qingdao to Beijing after ferry arrival

Does anyone know if it's possible to find out in advance the number of the platform for the train from Qingdao to Beijing. I understand that the station is very busy,few people speak English and it is very difficult to find the right platform.

Thanks

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14. Re: Train Qingdao to Beijing after ferry arrival

Have you tried going on the website? Is there an English version?

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