Traveling by Train in China

Traveling by train in China is one of the cheapest ways to travel some of the long distances in China and is increasingly popular among foreign travelers. It is important to have a basic idea of what trains in China are like if you decide to travel by train in China. English is generally not spoken by any of the staff on the trains or in the railway stations. Limited English sign is available in the railway stations. A separate waiting lounge is available in the railway stations for passengers traveling in the soft sleeper section. Preferential boarding is available for those passengers. See how to board a Chinese train?

Tibet Train
Potala Palace, Lhasa

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Beijing - Guangzhou Train
Forbidden City , Beijing

The Longest High-speed Rail in the World

Beijing to Guangzhou Train Travel

Beijing to Pingyao Train
Wang Family's Compound, Pingyao
Rime Season Lasting from November to March in Jilin
Rime Season Lasting in Jilin

Enjoying Skiing and Beautiful Snowscape at Northeast China


Seaside Winter Escape in Hainan Island

More Other Routes for Normal Trains

More Other Routes for Normal Trains

Major Train Stations for the Bullet Trains

Many train stations in China serve bullet trains. See the Top Four Largest Bullet Train Stations below:

Using China's Trains

Departing from a Station

Arriving at a Station

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Tips for Train Travel in China

More China train travel tips

See China Transportation for more information about various forms of transportation in China.