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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 Jul. 26, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Deluxe Soft Sleeper
Asked by Raymond wong from USA | Jul. 23, 2022 13:31Reply
Does z69 and z70 Beijing to Xinjiang have deluxe soft sleeper
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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?
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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.
Asked by Aisyah from SINGAPORE | Dec. 04, 2019 01:54Reply
Hello! Are all deluxe soft sleepers the same as the one you posted?
A friend and I are thinking of booking that for the ride from Beijing to Moscow (K3).
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Answered by Roger | Dec. 08, 2019 18:31

If you are looking for the international train K3, the situation is a little different. It is still 2 beds with one small sofa in the compartment but no private toilet. The whole carriage shares one toilet and each two compartments share one wash-basin. There is no air-conditioner for the whole train but in winter there will be heating.
Asked by Nikhil Johri from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Nov. 10, 2019 22:24Reply
Do we have pantry / Food on long distance trains?
We plan to travel from Shanghai to Zhangjiajae with family - Husband /Wife and one kid (4 years) in soft sleeper beds. Are we allowed to carry our own food / milk / Bread /Buns etc. or in train, we have a pantry / food service. If yes, do they provide western menu or only Chinese menu. Can we book our food menu in advance along with ticket and do we have food hawkers on train platform selling food stuff also like in India? For dinner / breakfast, can we get on train?
Are there vendor machines in train for water / coke / biscuits etc? also, in night, what is security measures in train for passengers luggage. Do we have any attendant in every coach or passengers are on their own. We ask this as, one berth will remain vacant (we are total 03) so, we cannot lock the compartment. So, please advise if there is enough space below berths to keep our bag and stuff.
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Answered by Lacey from SINGAPORE | Nov. 11, 2019 03:48

In fact it depends on whether the train time cover lunch/dinner time. If yes, there would be meal for sale, but Chinese food. You hardly had a chance to find western food. Food handcart sometimes passby each carriages for snacks and drinks etc. It is allowed to take your own food and many Chinese people do so for overnight sleeper trains. No food hawkers on the platform, they are not allowed to enter station and in fact you do not have much time on platform too as train only stop a few minutes at most stopovers.

There is no particular measures for security of luggage at night time except that train staff occasionally passby. So it is important to keep your valuable belongings with you at night time, normal luggage is just fine on racks. I did not quite get you by the one empty bed, but space under beds can be used for storage and safe in my mind.
Asked by Thomas from FRANCE | Oct. 28, 2019 08:26Reply
Do you have the list of trains running with delux sleepers?
Where is it possible to find the updated list of night train with delux sleepers?
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 29, 2019 03:10

Thank you for your inquiry.

However, we are sorry that there is no such list offered by railway company. It can only be known by searching detailed route. For some popular routes, for example, Beijing/xian, Shanghai/Xi'an, Shanghhai/Beijing and some sleeper rides runs between Beijing/Shanghai and Guangzhou/Shenzhen.
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