China Train Schedule & Tickets Booking

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Quick Guide on China Train
Two methods: book with online agency indefinitely in advance (at least 20 days prior to departure); purchase at a railway Station with your original passport 18 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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China Train Tickets bought on can be Delivered to Beijing Addresses since September 20th
Since September 20th, Beijing Railway Administration has offered ticket delivery service to addresses within Beijing Fourth Ring and some other designated addresses in Beijing. The delivery tickets need to be bought at least 3 days prior to departure on, the official website of China Railway Cooperation. A service fee of CNY 17 per order is charged and it needs to be paid together with the ticket fare successfully. Each order can contain at most 5 tickets with the same address.

Please note that one needs to show the original documents to receive tickets booking with passport, Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents, and Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents. This brings great inconveniences for foreigners, and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Residents, who are not in Beijing, so does the unacceptability of abroad payment by

High-Speed Railway between Nanchang and Changsha to Open on September 16th, 2014
The high-speed railway between Nanchang and Changsha will be officially put into use on September 16th, 2014, which is a section of Shanghai-Kunming High-Speed Railway. As of the time, China Railway Bureau will newly operate 11 pairs of G trains and 2 pairs of D trains on it and its connecting railways, which will greatly shorten the journey time. The newly operated G trains include 4 pairs between Changsha and Nanchang, 2 pairs between Guangzhou and Nanchang, 2 pairs between Shenzhen and Nanchang, 2 pairs between Beijing and Nanchang, and 1 pair between Xian and Nanchang. The D trains include 1 pair between Changsha and Fuzhou, and 1 pair between Changsha and Xiamen. Tickets of these new routes have been available since 10:00, September 7th.
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