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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 updated on Aug. 09, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Deluxe Soft Sleeper
Asked by Soo Lian Hon from MALAYSIA | Aug. 08, 2023 19:13Reply
Deluxe soft sleepers in K19
hi, i am planning to take the K19 from Beijing to Moscow, just to check that does the deluxe soft sleeper in K19 has the private toilet?

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex | Aug. 09, 2023 01:25

Sorry but the trains from Beijing to Moscow are now out of service.
Asked by Greta from UK | May. 13, 2023 03:35Reply
Deluxe soft sleeper tickets
we're going to China for our honeymoon and I've done some research to find which overnight trains have deluxe soft sleeper option, so we can have the cabin to ourselves. I found trains T77/T78, Shanghai-Guilin and T109/T110, Beijing-Shanghai has it, but neither this website nor any other china train tickets website I could find allows to purchase deluxe soft sleeper tickets (only regular soft sleeper tickets with 4 berhts). Could you please let me know how to purchase them? Are they only available for purchase at the train stations?
Answers (3)
Answered by Hank | May. 15, 2023 00:18

I'm sorry but the trains you referred don't have a deluxe softer sleeper. I know the trains from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guangzhou South D931/935 have the deluxe soft sleepers.
Answered by Greta | May. 15, 2023 15:21

Hi Hank, thanks very much for your reply!
I read it on another website, it must have had it wrong... Do you know if there are any oher trains from Shanghai to Guilin with deluxe soft sleepers?
Answered by Hank | May. 15, 2023 18:39

No, there is no deluxe softer sleeper available on the trains between the two cities. You can only take soft sleepers, or high speed train to save time.
Asked by salehbineshaq from YEMEN | Mar. 28, 2023 23:23Reply
Deluxe sleeper for married couple
Hello , is there a private room train for a couple? Deluxe sleeper From Guangzhou to shijiazhuang? Overnight train journey

Also, is there a train line from/to Hechi and Guangzhou?

Coming in Aug/Sept ..

Thank you in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Fiona | Mar. 29, 2023 19:33

Deluxe sleeper cabin has only two berths. You may ask to book a cabin and enjoy the privacy.

But they are only available on the normal speed train whose duration from Guangzhou to Shijiazhuang is as long as 20.5 hours. You may also consider traveling by high speed train, who also runs overnight with the duration of 9 hours or so; its berths are equipped with curtains to provide privacy for passengers.

There are trains between Guangzhou and Hechi Jinchengjiang Railway Station.
Asked by Raymond wong from USA | Jul. 23, 2022 13:31Reply
Does z69 and z70 Beijing to Xinjiang have deluxe soft sleeper
Answers (1)
Answered by Hank | Jul. 26, 2022 01:11

No. But they have soft sleeper onboard, which means you need to share a cabin with three other passengers.
Asked by Tara S from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 05, 2020 09:55Reply
Family tickets on sleeper train T78 Guilin to Shanghai -
There are four of us - two adits and two kids. How do I guarantee that we will be together when booking tickets?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 05, 2020 17:38

Thank you for your inquiry.

There is no deluxe soft sleeper on T78, but you can choose soft sleeper cabin which is shared by each 4 passengers. You can leave this request as a remark in our booking form. Our operator will be able to notice it and follow your request. If there is no suitable cabin left, we will inform you and waiting for your idea first.
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