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#233722 30-Apr-2018 09:08
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We had some issues last time travelling with 4 adults, 3 suitcases (~23kg).  It was OK at the airport as they had airport trains and airport buses that catered for suitcases.  The airport train also had a complimentary minivan service that delivered us to the hotel.  




When we took the train from Mainland China to HKG, there wasn't the facilities available.  Nor when we took the train into Guangzhou, China.  We lined up at the taxi stand but they wouldn't take us - not sure if the distance we were going to wasn't that worthwhile for them or if we had too much stuff.  We basically walked around and managed to get a ride with a uber type vehicle.  




Anyone with experience like this?  Organise with the hotel to pick us up?  Just use airports in future?  Are there luggage transportation / delivery service China / HKG or most places generally?




Edit - we thought about local subways MRT/MTR but with luggage thought it would been unwise.  







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  #2004848 30-Apr-2018 09:08
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Uber Geek

  #2004855 30-Apr-2018 09:21
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Where are you planning on going?


On public transport you won't have a problem,


worst case just split the party into two 2 with 2 bags and 2 with one bag,


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  #2004857 30-Apr-2018 09:24
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Where are you planning on going?


On public transport you won't have a problem,


worst case just split the party into two 2 with 2 bags and 2 with one bag,





Not planning on going anywhere at the moment.  We've had experiences in the past with group travel.  Generally going to bigger cities like Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, HKG etc .. and Sydney and Melbourne.  Public transportation - not unwise to cart thru 3 suitcases?  

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  #2008423 5-May-2018 14:36
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We used to travel China through to Hk (family of 4) and sometimes MIL + luggage


If you catch a bus and go through customs through Shenzhen - its worst, then you need to unload bags and then walk with bags (there is no lift - just stairs ) and reload on next bus to Hk


Easiest we found was catching the "straight through" train from Guangzhou west station to HK Hunghom station


Getting around in Tokyo/KL using MRT/MTR is bad if you want to change lines etc as you will find that the stations not connected, sometimes, you need to get out to the street and connect


In KL, some of the stops even though they look close on the map are up to 100m apart. We ended up easier getting a shuttle van (star shuttle) to shunt us to/from airport)


In tokyo, we normally catch airport limo bus -airport to hotel


Singapore, we use Uber XL -works out about the same if by MRT but more convenient


For that amt of people usually cheaper to get shuttle/van









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