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Deluxe Soft Sleeper

Deluxe soft sleeper is provided on K, T, Z, L trains and some overnight D trains. In each deluxe soft sleeper carriage, there are 8-10 compartments, each equipped with a lockable sliding door. Inside each compartment, there is an upper and a lower bed in one side, a sofa, a closet, and a washing room with wash-basin, western-style toilet, and toilet paper in the other side. Some deluxe soft sleepers even provide showers in the washroom.

The ticket price of a deluxe soft sleeper is about twice of that of a soft sleeper. Consequently, the luxury soft sleeper bed is bigger and provides room for unencumbered sleep. The deluxe soft sleeper bed is 85cm (34 in) in width, 200cm (79 in) in length. The distance between lower and upper bed is 95 cm (37 in) and the upper bed is about 80 cm (32 in) from the roof, allowing both passengers to sit up straight. The clean beddings, including mattress, quilt, and pillow are offered on each bed.

Besides, other facilities include: a table in the middle of the compartment, electric kettle, newspapers, dustbin, disposable slippers, adjustable reading lights, TVs, control buttons for broadcasting and air-conditioner are also available in deluxe soft sleeper compartments. Sockets are also provided in each compartment for passengers to use their laptops, cell phones, and tablets, etc.
China Train Luxury Soft Sleeper
Luxury Soft Sleeper
Facilities Inside the Compartment
A luggage rack is provided inside the compartment, about 40 cm (16 in) high. It cannot hold bigger luggage. You can put large luggage under the lower berth or table, or inside the luggage closet. The table is about 70 cm (28 in) high from the floor and the lower berth is about 30 cm (12 in) from the floor.

Beds inside deluxe soft sleeper carriage are all numbered. The beds numbers are shown on the door of each compartment. Usually, the even number is used for lower berth and the odd number is for upper berth. In some deluxe soft sleeper carriages, four-berth soft sleeper compartments may be available at each end. In this case, no. 1-4 and No. 21-24 are soft sleeper berths; and No. 5-20 are all luxury soft sleeper berths.

Note: The luxury soft sleepers inside international trains between China and other countries may be different.

Why choose deluxe soft sleeper

1. The bed is bigger and wider, offering passengers more comfortable traveling experiences on these overnight trains.

2. The sliding door offers more privacy and a quieter environment for passengers inside the compartment.

3. Inside the compartment, a clean and private toilet is provided.

4. Excellent facilities, including sofa, closet, control buttons for broadcasting and air-condtioner are available inside the compartment.


1. When buying tickets, you can ask the ticket seller to arrange an all-female or all-male compartment for you if you feel uncomfortable to share a compartment with passengers of the opposite sex. But if you cannot get what you want at the ticket windows, you can ask the conductor to arrange that for you after getting onboard. You can also ask the railway staff to arrange your companion and you in one compartment if needs be.

2. Deluxe soft sleeper provides more privacy and a quieter environment, so it is highly recommended if you want to have a sound sleep.

3. If you are a light sleeper, you can make use of the eyeshade or earplug provided. 

4. Always take valuables with you, unless you have a trusted companion to keep them for you when you are away from the compartment.

5. Tap water should not be drunk directly. Hot drinking water is provided at both ends of the carriage.

- Last modified on Aug. 28, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Deluxe Soft Sleeper
Asked by Lev Medvedovsky from ISRAEL | Aug. 26, 2019 07:30Reply
Is the "Deluxe Sleeper" in the D954 train different from the "Deluxe Soft Sleeper" described here?
I've reserved "Deluxe sleeper" in D954 from Yichang to Shanghai (there were not "Deluxe soft sleeper", only "Deluxe sleeper"). What is the difference between these types, if any? Is it also a coupe for 2 people with conveniences? How likely is it to get this reservation from Yichang and not from Chengdu?
Thank you.
Answers (5)
Answered by Abby | Aug. 26, 2019 18:49

In fact I doubt that there is really such deluxe soft sleeper set up on this D954. Although there is this option listed online, even on official website, I never find any ticket for sale. I suppose maybe only soft sleeper instead which is shared by 4 people. Also, see from my checking for recent 30 days, it is almost impossible to get ticket from Yichang.
Answered by Lev from ISRAEL | Aug. 27, 2019 09:00

Thank you very much for your detailed and prompt reply!
I found this "Deluxe" on two sites, and reserved in one of them. They listed also 2nd class and regular Sleeper. I'm afraid, you are right: they call "Deluxe sleeper" what is usually "Soft Sleeper". :(
Could you let me to know, what is the official website which you are citing?
Answered by Abby | Aug. 27, 2019 19:08

Hi, Lev. I mean the website of China Railway Company. This is the official website for train tickets but only Chinese people can buy ticket there directly. No matter which site you used, they will finally use the official website anyway. The website is www.12306.cn, it is in Chinese so I do not know if you can read it or not.
Answered by Lev from ISRAEL | Aug. 28, 2019 07:49

Thanks a lot! As I found in the site 12306 (by the way, what does it mean?), there are carriages of the type 高级 软卧 (I hope, it is "Deluxe Soft Sleeper", isn't it?) in the train D954. Unfortunately, it signed as 候补 - "waiting", or what?
Thank you,
Answered by Abby | Aug. 28, 2019 21:04

Yes, it is indeed Deluxe Soft Sleeper and signed as "waiting" which means no tickets can be get now. The problem is that if you check this deluxe soft sleeper for all the 30 days online, it is always "waiting". So I guess they do not sale these tickets to public.
Asked by Iain from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 18, 2019 22:46Reply
delux sleeper
HI there is it possible to book out a deuxe sleeper from Beijing to Zhangjiajie in advance? Also can you book a 4 person one for 2 people?
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Answered by Bella from USA | Aug. 19, 2019 20:50

There is no deluxe soft sleeper type for this trip. According to policy, each passenger can only buy one ticket on the train with their document information. So you cannot get 2 tickets for same person.
Asked by John from CHINA | May. 03, 2019 09:45Reply
Price of a deluxe soft sleeper
I'd like to find out the price of a deluxe soft sleeper from Shanghai to Guangzhou.
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | May. 04, 2019 23:37

Thank you for your inquiry.

The ticket price on overnight sleeper D train can be changed on diffferent dates. The ticket price can be around CNY1430/USD217 per ticket. The detailed price depends on the date of travel.
Asked by Kambalah from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 22, 2019 16:32Reply
Hi, I'm traveling from dunhuang to jiayuguan Y class train, is deluxe sleeper class private for two.
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Answered by Jackson from ANDORRA | Mar. 25, 2019 20:19

yes, it is private cabin for 2 passengers. However, I think it is almost not possible to get deluxe soft sleeper beds for this trip. They are offered to passengers to Lanzhou firstly. It will only released to other cities like Jiayuguan on the day of travel if there are still unsaled beds.
Asked by Eddy Reksmiss from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 20, 2019 21:42Reply
Deluxe Soft Sleeper on "Z19" from Beijing to Xi'an
I am travelling with my Wife and another couple. We are planning on getting a Deluxe Soft Sleeper on "Z19" from Beijing to Xi'an (or a 4 Berth Soft Sleeper) - Can we be guaranteed to get Deluxe Soft Sleeper ?? This is also the case on "D308" from Xi'an to Shanghai. Thank you
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Answered by Darren from ZAIRE | Mar. 21, 2019 03:16

I think there should be about 12o r 14 deluxe soft sleeper beds offered. Usually it is possible to get, but during holiday time, it is hard to say. You can check the availability online directly if you will travel within 30 days.
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