China Train Schedule & Tickets Booking

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The 2015 Chinese Spring Festival rush will be from Feb. 4 to Mar. 15, during which there will be a great demand for train tickets. Tourists should better book your tickets as early as possible, or avoid traveling during this period.
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Quick Guide on China Train
Two methods: book with online agency indefinitely in advance (at least 60 days prior to departure); purchase at a railway Station with your original passport 58 days in advance.
Two ways: have the tickets delivered to a hotel you reserved in China; pick up by yourself at a railway station with your original passport and order number.
D and G types are recommended for a journey less than 8 hours; otherwise, take soft sleeper on other types.
First or second class? - First class seats are spacious and offer larger legroom, but of course are more expensive than second class seats.
Tickets can be refunded or changed both before and after the issuing of paper tickets. While a lost ticket can only be refunded after the train journey.
44 pounds (20 kg) per person, with the total length of each item cannot exceed 160 cm (63 inches).
Is the toilet on board squatted or seated? Do they broadcast in English? Can I deposit my luggage at the station?
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Temporary Trains to Run during 2015 Spring Festival Rush
According to the announcement of China Railway Corporation on January 15th, 2015, 341 pairs of long-distance trains, over 170 pairs of short-distance ones, and 49 pairs of overnight long-distance bullet ones will be operated temporarily during 2015 China Spring Festival Travel Rush (February 4th – March 15th, 2015). Their tickets are available since January 16th; and their pre-sale time period is 20 days ahead of departure online and through phone, and 18 days ahead at railway stations and ticket offices. See more

Bicycles Prohibited as Carry-on Luggage on China Trains
According to China Railway Corporation, bicycles, including folding bicycles and other articles or animals that may pollute and disorder railway terminals, dirty railway carriages, affect the traffic inside carriages, and disturb other passengers have been prohibited as carry-on luggage on China trains since January 5th. Notices have been posted at many railway stations including Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai South. Those who are going to travel with a bicycle, please use the luggage consignment service.

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