China Rail Pass
China Rail Pass is a prepaid card which can be used to take bullet trains running on intercity high speed railways. Passengers get onboard after swiping the China Train Pass at the self-service check-in machine. Although no discount is offered when traveling with the pass, it saves the time of waiting in queues to purchase or collect a paper ticket.
China Railway Pass comes in two types: gold and silver. Both have unlimited use if there is enough balance for the journey. There is an annual fee of CNY10 per train pass.
Applicable High Speed Train Routes
- Shanghai – Nanjing
- Haikou – Sanya
- Pingyao - Xi'an
How to use
|A Golden Card of China Rail Pass|
How to get the Train Pass
Recharge the pass
Can someone else use my card?
Can I print out the paper ticket after the rail journey?
How do I know my seat number if I use the pass?
|Station||Locations of self-service queuing machine||Locations of seat cancellation windows|
|Beijing South Station||Beside the escalators near North and South Entrances on 1F; near the entrance to No.8 Entrance Hall on -1F; near the southwest escalator in the south of -1F; in No.2 and No.3 ticket offices on 2F.||Ticket window no. 32 and 33|
|Tianjin Station||Between the ticket office and entrance on the south square; near the entrance on north square; opposite the ticket office on -1F in north station building.||Ticket window no. 1 on south square; ticket window no. 62 on -1F of north square.|
|Tianjin West Station||Near A2, A3, B2, B3, A6, A7, B6 and B7 check-in gates.||Ticket window no. 2.|
|Wuqing Station||Inside ticket office.||Ticket window no. 4.|
|Tanggu Station||Beside No.7 ticket window in ticket office.||Ticket window no. 1.|
|Changchun Station||Inside east and west waiting halls on 2F.||Ticket window no. 11 and 13 on south ticket office.|
|Changchun West Station||At the entrance.||Ticket window no. 1.|
|Jilin Station||Beside the escalators near east and west entrances.||Ticket window no. 1 inside east ticket office; ticket window no. 1 inside west ticket office.|
Note: Cancellation should be done within 30 minutes after train departure at the station where you get the seat number but haven’t got onboard.
At present, other routes do not have the self-service queuing machines, so passengers will not know which seat to take until they get into the carriage. Usually, some seats are reserved for pass holders and they can sit on any seat in the reservation zone. If all the reserved seats are taken, pass holders can take other seats with the permission of the conductors. Pass holders can only stand in the carriage if all seats are occupied.
Change, refund or loss of the pass
Major Designated Ticket Windows
|Beijing – Tianjin Line||No.32 and 33 windows in No. 3 Ticket Hall of Beijing South Station; |
No.2 ticket window in south station building and No.15 ticket window underground the north square of Tianjin Station;
No.1 in Tianjin West Station
|Shanghai – Nanjing/ Hangzhou Line||No. 20 ticket window in south square of Shanghai Railway Station; |
No. 66 ticket window in Shanghai Hongqiao Station;
Self-service ticket hall in north square of Suzhou Railway Station;
No. 0 and 1 ticket windows in south ticket hall and No. 5 ticket window in north ticket hall of Hangzhou Railway Station
No. 30 ticket window in south ticket hall and No. 5 ticket window in north ticket hall of Nanjing Railway Station
|Guangzhou - Zhuhai Line||No. 2, 68 and 87 ticket windows in Guangzhou South Station; |
No. 7 and 8 ticket windows in Zhuhai Station
|Fuzhou - Xiamen Line||No. 1 and 2 ticket windows in Fuzhou Station; |
No.1 and 6 ticket windows in Fuzhou South Station;
No. 1 and 9 ticket windows in Xiamen North Station;
No. 1 and 6 ticket windows in Xiamen Station
|Beihai - Nanning - Guilin Line||No. 6 ticket window in Beihai Station; |
No. 23 ticket window in Nanning Station;
No. 13 and 27 ticket windows in Nanning East Station;
No. 1 ticket window in Guilin Station;
No. 8 ticket window in Guilin North Station
|Chengdu - Mianyang - Leshan Line||No. 3 and 61 ticket windows in Chengdu East Station; |
No. 12 ticket window in Chengdu South Station;
No. 20 ticket window in Mianyang Station;
No. 6 ticket window in Leshan Station
|Xi'an - Pingyao - Taiyuan Line||No. 8 and 15 ticket windows in Taiyuan South Station; |
No. 11 and 16 ticket windows in Xi'an North Station
|Haikou – Sanya Circle Line||No.1 ticket window in Haikou Station; |
No. 4 and 5 ticket windows in Haikou East Station;
No. 9 and 10 ticket windows in Sanya Railway Station
Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Commuter Pass
|Type||Price (CNY)||Allowed Trip Numbers||Discount|
Designated Ticket Windows
Tianjin Station: No.2 ticket window of the ticket office in south terminal building; No. 15 ticket window of -1F on north square; No. 25, No. 26, No. 29 and No. 61 ticket windows
Wuqing Station: No. 1 and No. 4 ticket windows
Tanggu Station: No. 1 and No. 7 ticket windows
Yujiapu Station: No. 16 and No. 21 ticket windows
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