Old Aug 1, 06, 8:54 pm
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heathius
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Beijing, China
Posts: 8
My information matches what everyone else is saying. A lot of train tickets go on sale 3-4 days prior, but some routes allow more time. I'm afraid that the only way to get any accurate information would be to go to the Xi'an or Beijing train stations and ask. It is better to ask in Chinese as to avoid the "I can't be bothered trying to speak english, so I'll just say NO" syndrome that is common at key transportation hubs in China.
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