Beijing - Sanya Train

Only one pair of direct trains numbered as Z501/Z502 is operated between Beijing West Railway Station and Sanya Railway Station. The travel time for the whole journey of 3,417 km (2,123 mi) is 37.5/ 38.5 hours. Along the way, Haikou Railway Station is one of the intermediate stations stopping for 30 minutes.

Basic Facts:

Open Date: April, 19th, 2007
Travel Time: around 37.5/ 38.5 hours
Running Distance: 3,417 kilometers (2,123 miles)
Top Speed: 160 Km/h (99 mph)
Operated at: Beijing West Railway Station, Sanya Railway Station
Major Stations along the Way: Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuchang, Changsha, Shaoguan East, Guangzhou, Foshan and Haikou.

Beijing to Sanya Train Schedule: 

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z50117:51 - 09:10++39h19m
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Sanya to Beijing Train Timetable: 

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z50216:18 - 06:49++38h31m
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1."++" means the train arrives on the third day.
2.The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Beijing - Sanya Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
---CNY 1,320 / USD 194CNY 794 / USD 117CNY 443 / USD 65


 Kind Reminer:
Passengers from Beijing to Haikou or from Haikou to Beijing can also take Z501/ Z502, as they have a stop at Haikou Railway Station. 

 Beijing to Haikou Train: Z501, depart at 17:51 and arrive at 03:40 two days later with travel time of 33h46m;

 Haikou to Beijing Train: Z502, depart at 20:45 and arrive at 06:49 two days later with travel time of 34h1m. 

Transfer at Guangzhou Railway Station for More Options

The direct travel from Beijing to Sanya and vice versa by train might not meet some passengers’ needs. Passengers can also choose to transfer at Guangzhou Railway Station if the tickets are sold out.

Beijing to Guangzhou to Sanya Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Beijing to Guangzhou Guangzhou to Sanya  Overall Travel Time  Ticket Price
 Hard Sleeper / Hard Sleeper
Z35 11:49-09:29+ Z201 16:02-8:12+ 44h23m CNY 426 + CNY 360.5 = CNY 786.5
K599 5:14-10:56+ 50h58m

Sanya to Guangzhou to Beijing Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Sanya to Guangzhou Guangzhou to Beijing Overall Travel Time Ticket Price
 Hard Sleeper / Second Class Seat
Z202 17:22-8:20+ G66 10:00-18:00 24h34m   CNY 360.5 + CNY 862 = CNY 1,222.5

Travel Tips of Beijing - Sanya Train

1. These two cities have large differences in temperature and climate. Passengers need to take clothes suitable to wear in both cities to avoid catching a cold.
2. Foods, drinks, potable charger and toiletries are also needed to be prepared for the overnight train travel.
3. Five minutes prior to the departure of the train, the ticket checking will be stopped. As a result, it is suggested to get to the railway station at least half an hour in advance.
4. Before getting on the train, check the basic information on the train tickets like cabin number and sleeper location. 
5. Passengers need to carry the ticket on oneself for attendants may check it from one station to another. Staff may also check the ticket at the arrival station.

Other Transportation Option: Beijing - Sanya Flight

From Beijing to Sanya, there are 18 flights whose schedule is from 6:25 to 22:00. As for fights from Sanya to Beijing, 23 flights are available, scheduled from 3:00 to 21: 30. It may take about 4 hours and 20 minutes travelling between the two cities by flight. The air fare is around CNY 800 to CNY 2,100, excluding jet fuel surcharge and airport fee.
Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:
Major Rail Lines from Sanya to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Sanya Train
Asked by Rudolf from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 16, 2019 01:35Reply
May I know the easiest way to go from Beijing Heyuan Courtyard International Hostel to Beijing West?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jayne from USA | Sep. 16, 2019 18:29

You can walk about 1km to Jishuitan metro station to take line 2 to Xizhimen and then take line 4 to National Library. Finally, take line 9 there to reach the West Station. You may need to prepare around 40min for this trip.
Asked by Forrest | Nov. 30, 2018 01:33Reply
Do we need to get off the train during the ferry to Haikou?
Or we can just stay inside and sleep? I see it is during midnight.
Answers (1)
Answered by Sharp from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 03, 2018 09:25

In fact, the passengers are not allowed to get out the train during the whole process. So you can just stay inside as normal.
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