China Train Booking
Faster Way to Get China Train Tickets!
Ticket availability updated every second, directly linked to China Rail.
Check timetable, seat photo and travel tips that are good for trip planning.
Now we have two options: pay via PayPal or credit card, both safe and quick.
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Smart Train Travels with China Train Booking
Why Choose China Train Booking App to Book Train Tickets?
Inspired by the idea of helping foreign travelers book China train tickets as easily as the locals, China Train Booking has attracted more and more travelers since its first launch in January 2015. This app makes language barrier and carries China Highlights’ well renowned train ticket booking services onto the handiest possible platform: your mobile phone.
Book via 12306.cn or China Train Booking
12306.cn is China Rail's official website where travelers can search trains and make bookings. China Train Booking is an app developed by China Highlights and offers different booking experience. Why should you choose the app over 12306.cn? Find the answer now.
New Features of China Train Booking Ver 1.3 (iOS)
Release with confidence, China Train Booking Version 1.3 (IOS) meets up everybody last Monday, June 22nd, 2015. The all new version presents better user experience and payment option for which payment via PayPal used to have some hiccups.
5 Things You Should Know About China Train Booking App
Launched in January 2015, China Train Booking app (iOS version) is seeing its growth by the day and more and more people use it as a good tool for trip planning. Keeping in mind the following 5 things will help you master the app and therefore your travel by train.
Can any nationality book China train tickets on the app? What document do I need?Yes, it is open for any nationality. Passport will be used for booking and the app doesn’t accept Chinese ID card information.
Can I choose the seat while booking via the app?Sorry but China Highlights doesn’t have control on seat arrangement. However, you can info us about your seat preference (e.g. by the window or two seats together) and our travel advisors will do their best to make it possible.
How many days earlier should I book the train on app?Pre-sale period is normally 60 days ahead. With China Train Booking app, you can book train tickets at most 2 days earlier than the departure time. However, we don’t guarantee 100% of successful obtaining.
I don’t have any Chinese credit cards or debit cards, how can I pay via the app? Right now you can choose either to pay with credit card (only available for Master and Visa) or pay with PayPal (any card works).
I don’t have any iOS devices; can I book my tickets by phone? Sorry but we only accept online bookings. You can download our app in Android version (China Train Booking on GooglePlay) or make bookings on our website.
Can I use China Train Booking app to book tickets in advance in my own country? Yes, of course. You can use the app anytime and anywhere when network is available.
How long can I know if my tickets are successfully issued after sending a booking? It depends on the supply and demand conditions of the tickets you are booking. During our working hours (9AM to 5PM, from Monday to Saturday), bookings will be processed in order of the booking time. We will contact you by email once the tickets are successfully issued.
What if China Highlights cannot obtain tickets for me? We hate to say that but this is possible during peak season or booking just one day early. In that case, your money will be refunded back to your account. To avoid such a nasty situation, we suggest you pay instantly once a booking is sent.
Can I change my info on the app if it’s entered incorrectly? Yes, you can edit your passenger info and contact info at My Account. However, if you have made a booking with the wrongly-input info and the tickets are successfully issued, you will have to cancel the tickets (Please make the request via email). Tickets and your passports will both be checked when boarding the trains. Hand-written correction on the paper tickets is not acceptable. China Highlights or China Train Booking app has no responsibility for any boarding rejection due to wrongly entered info.
Can I book train tickets for others via the app? Yes. You can input names and passport info of that person and make bookings for others. Please note that the people whose behalf you are on shall use their own passport to collect tickets at the railway station.
Can I get E-ticket for bookings via the app? Sorry but so far there’s no E-ticket for train tickets, no matter bookings via the app, on the website or at the railway station. You will have a pick-up number sent by email which can be used to collect tickets.
How can I change the app to my native language? Just change the default language on your device and then reopen the app. (Settings - General - Language & Region)
Can any nationality book China train tickets on the app? What document do I need? Yes, it is open for any nationality. Passport will be used for booking and the app doesn’t accept Chinese ID card information.
China Highlights - Trains is a reliable and helpful train ticketing agency which has been around since 1998. They have developed a clear & easy-to-use English-language train booking website linked to the Chinese Railways ticketing system to show train times, fares & availability for any train journey within China by Mart from Seat61.com
Evan was our contact and he did a great job. He made changes and also when we had to cancel our first leg Shanghai to Xian, and no alternate trains could be found he booked us on a flight (which was cheaper)and the fare difference was deposited back to our PayPal account the next day. Great customer service! by seekerof from Tripadvisor.com
Used the China Highlights website/service to purchase tickets on the bullet train from Beijing to Xian. Their ticket service was smooth and efficient, and they delivered tix to our Beijing hotel. The train was great - very smooth ride, about 4 hours from Beijing to Xian. Took First Class car, fantastic seats! by 4ForTheRoad2013 from Tripadvisor.com