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Beijing-Chengdu Train

Altogether 7 pairs of trains are running between Beijing and Chengdu at present. Among them, 2 pairs are bullet trains, which run between Beijing West Railway Station and Chengdu East Railway Station with duration of 8 to 10 hours; another 5 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:

(Last Update on January 1st, 2018)
From To No. Departure Arrival Duration
Beijing West Chengdu East G89 06:53 14:41 7h48m
G307 09:38 19:42 10h04m

 Chengdu to Beijing High Speed Train Timetable:

(Last Update on January 1st, 2018)
From To No. Departure Arrival Duration
Chengdu East Beijing West G308 10:42 20:20 9h38m
G90 15:01 22:48 7h47m
 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):
Business Class Seat First Class Seat Second Class Seat
2,417 1,246 778.5
 
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, Xian 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, Xian, or Wuhan, which are good places for sightseeing, too.

 Beijing to Chengdu Schedule:

(Last Update on January 1st, 2018)
Beijing Schedule
From To No. Departure Arrival Duration
Beijing West Chengdu K817 08:00 12:41+ 28h41m
Z49 11:28 08:39+ 21h11m
K117 11:36 17:02+ 29h26m
T7 16:40 20:36+ 27h56m
K1363 22:15 05:03++ 30h57m
Note: '+' indicates the second day, '++' indicates the third day.

 Chengdu to Beijing Timetable:

(Last Update on January 1st, 2018)
Chengdu Schedule
From To No. Departure Arrival Duration
Chengdu Beijing West T8 09:00 12:31+ 27h31m
Z50 11:42 10:02+ 22h20m
K818 19:30 21:06+ 25h36m
K1364 22:00 05:42++ 31h42m
K118 23:59 05:10++ 29h11m
Note: Please search for the most up-to-date schedule by the tool on top of this page.

 Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
746/ 717.5/ 717/ 656/ 640 486/ 467/ 464.5/ 428/ 416 264/ 254.5/ 252/ 236/ 229

 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, Xian, Baoji, Lueyang, Guangyuan, Jiangyou, Mianyang, Deyang

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