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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. 

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.
 

High Speed Trains

G307/G308 and G89/90 are operated between the two cities. Compared with ordinary ones, they take less time, but the ticket fare is much higher.

Although running at a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h), it still takes about 8 to10 hours on the way. If you feel like that you cannot make it, especially for the seniors and those traveling with kids, you can make a stop at Wuhan. After a good rest or even sightseeing if time permits, continue the ride energetically.
 

Beijing to Chengdu High Speed Train Schedule:

Beijing Schedule
(Last Update on Oct 19, 2018)
FromToNo.Dep.Arr.Duration
Beijing WestChengdu EastG8906:5314:417h48m
G57109:2219:049h42m
G30709:3819:4210h4m

Chengdu to Beijing High Speed Train Timetable:

Chengdu Schedule
(Last Update on Oct 19, 2018)
FromToNo.Dep.Arr.Duration
Chengdu EastBeijing WestG57409:4719:5310h6m
G30810:4220:389h56m
G9015:0122:487h47m
Note: The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, you can search for it by the tool on top of this page.
 

Ticket Price (CNY):

(Last Update on Oct 19, 2018)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,417CNY 1,246CNY 778.5

 
Stopovers 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
 

Normal Trains

Even the fastest normal train takes about 21 hours on the way, let alone others. But it saves money and is popular among budget travelers. However, it is recommended to choose a sleeper as it's a long journey. The air in a hard seat carriage may be not that good and the carriages may be rather crowded. Anyway, take care of your luggage and make full preparation to cope with the long journey.

Another relatively comfortable way is making a transfer on the way and the recommended cities include Luoyang, Xi'an, or Wuhan, which are good places for sightseeing, too.

Beijing to Chengdu Schedule:

(Last Update on Oct 19, 2018)
FromToNo.Dep.Arr.Duration
Beijing WestChengduK81708:0112:41+28h40m
Z4911:2808:39+21h11m
K11711:3617:02+29h26m
T716:4020:36+27h56m
K136322:0607:46++33h40m

 

Chengdu to Beijing Timetable:

(Last Update on Oct 19, 2018)
FromToNo.Dep.Arr.Duration
ChengduBeijing WestT808:3012:31+28h1m
Z5011:4210:02+22h20m
K81819:3021:06+25h36m
K136419:4705:42++33h55m
K11823:5905:10++29h11m
@Notes:
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 Oct 19, 2018)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 658/ 674/ 717/ 717.5/ 762CNY 428/ 444/ 464.5/ 467/ 501CNY 229/ 236/ 252/ 254.5/ 264


 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

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:
- Last modified on Sep. 07, 2018 -