I would ride the rails all the time if I was riding like they do in China. The high speed Harmony Trains are absolutely incredible, traveling in excess of 215 MPH they get you from Shanghai to Beijing in just five hours. Even more shocking is that it only took 39 months to complete the 820 mile track! This is first class, the price for my 1 hour trip was about $10 and well worth it. The seats were full lay down seats as nice as anything an airline could offer with large screen tv’s, seat massage, and the service was impeccable. I would strongly recommend this for travelers in China. The trains are new, clean, fast and arrive on time. Something that can’t always be said for air travel.