China Train Schedule & Tickets Booking

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I found the booking experience very efficient and the frequent feedback gave me confidence that the ticket system would work. The soft sleeper experience was excellent and the screen system in the waiting room made it... Details
Mrs.Imogen McCarthy from New Zealand, Jul. 09, 2014
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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?
  What's On
New Bullet Trains Open on July 1, 2014
The Chinese railway has adopted a new diagram from July 1, 2014. 60 more rail routes have been put into service and 53 are bullet trains. The new bullet trains from Chengdu to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Fuzhou shorten the journeys to 15 hours, 15 hours and 20 minutes, and 15 hours and 12 minutes, respectively. More bullet trains are available from Chengdu to Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Hankou and Lichuan, and from Chongqing to Shanghai, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Hankou, Wuhan and Yichang. New high-speed railway service from Beijing to Xiamen shortens the journey from 32 hours to 13 hours. More highs-speed rail services are available from Beijing to Taiyuan, Nanning, Guiyang and Jinan. The Xian-Taiyuan high-speed railway service is also put into service from July 1, which shortens the trip from 10 hours to 3.5 hours. Visitors now are able to reach Pingyao Old City from Xian within 3 hours.

What’s more, the Lanzhou-Urumqi high-speed rail is going to be put into use by the end of 2014. At that time, passengers will reach Urumqi within 8 hours.

Train Ticket Delivery Service Offered by Railway Stations Is Available in Yunnan for Chinese Passengers
From July 10, 2014, passengers are able to have their tickets delivered to any personal address in 13 cities of Yunnan when booking with the official site at least 36 hours before departure. However, this new project only applies to Chinese passengers with second general ID cards. Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and foreign citizens can not use the service. A delivery fee of CNY17 per order should be paid together with the ticket online. Each order has at most 5 tickets and should be delivered to one address and passengers’ second general ID cards will be checked by the courier. The 13 cities are Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Qujing, Mengzi, Wenshan, Hekou, Ruili, Yuxi, Baoshan, Pu’er, Chuxiong, and Jinghong.
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