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Beijing - Chengdu Train

Altogether 5 or so pairs of trains are running between Beijing and Chengdu at present. Among them, a few pairs are bullet trains, which run between Beijing West Railway Station and Chengdu East Railway Station with duration of 8 to 10 hours; the rest few pairs are normal types between Beijing West Railway Station and Chengdu Railway Station and the whole journey takes about 21 to 32 hours. 

High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 8 - 10 hours
 Distance: about 1,874 - 2,391 kilometers (1,165 - 1,485 miles)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Beijing West Railway Station, Chengdu East Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Zhuozhou East, Shijiazhuang, Xingtai East. Handan East, Anyang East, Xinxiang East, Zhengzhou East, Gongyi South, Luoyang Longmen, Sanmenxia South, Lingbao West, Huashan North, Weinan North, Xi'an North, Guangyuan, Qingchuan, Jiangyou, Mianyang

Beijing to Chengdu High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G8906:53 - 14:387h45m
G57109:22 - 18:549h32m
G30709:38 - 19:369h58m
G34915:13 - 22:587h45m
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Chengdu to Beijing High Speed Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G35007:00 - 14:467h46m
G57410:07 - 19:539h46m
G30810:42 - 20:389h56m
G9015:02 - 22:527h50m
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Note: The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, you can search for it by the tool on top of this page.

Beijing - Chengdu Train Ticket Price:

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,417 / USD 355CNY 1,246 / USD 183CNY 778.5 / USD 114


Normal Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: around 21 - 32 hours
 Distance: about 2,109 - 2,211 kilometers (1,310 - 1,375 miles)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Bejing West Railway Station, Chengdu Railway Station

Beijing to Chengdu Schedule:

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K81708:01 - 12:30+28h29m
Z4911:28 - 08:56+21h28m
K11711:36 - 17:02+29h26m
T716:40 - 20:36+27h56m
K136322:06 - 07:37++33h31m

Chengdu to Beijing Timetable:

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T808:40 - 12:31+27h51m
Z5011:42 - 10:02+22h20m
K81819:10 - 21:06+25h56m
K136419:57 - 05:42++33h45m
K11823:59 - 05:10++29h11m
1. Please search for the most up-to-date schedule by the tool on top of this page.
2. Note: '+' indicates the second day, '++' indicates the third day.

Ticket Price (CNY)

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 669 - 734
USD 98 - 108
CNY 428 - 477
USD 63 - 70
CNY 236 - 259
USD 35 - 38

 Running Routes:
They are all different. Except the two mentioned stations, there are many others as following:
 For K817 and K818: Baoding, Dingzhou, Shijiazhuang, Xingtai, Handam Anyang, Hebi, Xinxiang, Zhengzhou, Luoyang East. Luoyang, Sanmenxia, Huashan, Tongguan, Ankang, Dazhou, Yingshan, Pengan, Nanchong, Suining, Daying East
 For Z49 and Z50: Baoding, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Hankou, Yichang East, Enshi, Chongqing North, Hechuan, Suining,
 For K117 and K118: Baoding, Dingzhou, Zhengding, Shijiazhuang, Xingtai, Anyang, Hebi, Xinxiang, Zhengzhou, Gongyi, Ruzhou, Pingdingshan West, Lushan, Nanyang, Dengzhou, Xiangyang, Shiyan, Xunyang, Ankang, Xuanhan, Dazhou, Nanchong, Suining
Please note that Chengdu is just an intermediate stop for K117 and K118. They start from/end in Panzhihua with a few more stops in Meishan, Puxiong, and Xichang. If you take this one, please get prepared for on/off beforehand as you only have 27 minutes.
 For T7 and T8: Baoding, Shijiazhuang North, Yangquan North, Taiyuan, Lvliang, Yanan, Xi'an, Baoji, Lueyang, Guangyuan, Jiangyou, Mianyang, Deyang


It can be noticed that travel by rail needs a long time. If you want to save time, you can choose the flight, which is faster and just takes 3 hours or so. Sometimes in low seasons, its ticket may be cheaper than the bullet train ticket. But generally it costs more.

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:
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