Beijing to Shanghai was our first experience on one of China’s Bullet Trains.

China has the largest high-speed rail network in the world and it is really simple and easy to use, especially as we had a little help from the excellent Seat61 website which gave us all the info we needed to book our train tickets in advance and understand what is going on when you get to the station. Luckily in the bigger cities everything is also in English which is great so no problems on this journey.

Our train went above 300km/h, had good leg room and unlimited hot water for making tea… excellent.