China Highlights Train Ticket Service

What You Need to Know Before Booking

China is now known to have the world’s vastest and fastest train network. Being possibly the most economic means of travel, train is flavored domestically and it is still highly likely to encounter ticket shortage during important festivals and national holidays. That being said, the railway system is not necessarily friendly to foreigners. Here are some articles that would help you understand what to expect for booking trains in China:

China High-speed trains

There are 3 types of high-speed trains, including categories C, D and G.

How to buy train tickets

There are several ways. Booking with China Highlights is recommended.

train types and seat class

Choose between high-speed and ordinary trains.


How to Read a Train Ticket

When you read a ticket, please pay attention to the Chinese character and pinyin after a place name. Directions: north, south, east, and west are printed in pinyin on tickets instead of English, respectively Bei, Nan, Dong, and Xi. For example Beijing South Railway Station will be printed as Beijing Nan () on a ticket (see the second ticket below), Beijing East is showed as Beijing Dong (), Beijing West (Beijing Xi, ), and Beijing North (Beijing Bei, ). Please make sure you are going to the correct train station. How to Read a Train Ticket?

Tips for Your China Train Trip

Taking a train in China is very different from in western countries. The article below may help make your journey smoother and more convenient.

how to collect train tickets

Collect your tickets from the station or choose our delivery service.

how to board the train

Here are a few steps to follow when getting on or off a train in China.

how to process your first train trip

Book with China Highlights to make your first train journey smooth.


Popular Train Routes

Popular Train Routes

What's New?

Chinese New Year Travel Rush Reaches the Returning Peak
Published on Feb. 1st, 2018
The 2018 Chinese New Year Travel Rush is coming to an end. According to China Railway Corporation, more than 200 million people traveled by train during the time from February 1st to 26th, with year-on-year growth of 6.06 percent. It is expected that the 2018 travel rush will reach returning peak on around March 2nd.

Chinese New Year Travel Rush
Published on Jan. 18th, 2018
The Chinese New Year travel rush in 2018 will be from February 1st to March 12nd. It is expected that approximate 388 million people will be in the Srping Movement this year. During this time, train stations will be very crowded. It is advisable that you plan your train trip and make reservations as early as possible.