Top 10 China tours 2024/2025 for first visits and returns: embark on a lifetime experience. Learn more
Beijing – Chengdu Trains

Beijing – Chengdu Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Jul. 17, 2023

Between Beijing and Chengdu, both high-speed trains and regular overnight trains are in service. There are five pairs of high-speed trains running between Beijing West Railway Station and Chengdu East Railway Station, with the travel time of 8 to 12 hours. Regular overnight trains take about 30 hours traveling between Beijing West Railway Station and Chengdu Railway Station.

It costs US$118 for a second-class ticket on Beijing–Chengdu high-speed trains. Sleeper tickets on overnight trains is US$64-100 per ticket. 

Beijing-Chengdu High-Speed Train

beijing to chengdu high speed railway map, China bullet train

Beijing to Chengdu High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 24th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G87 07:00 14:33 7h 33m
G307 09:10 18:55 9h 45m
G387 09:25 19:03 9h 38m
G331 09:45 21:05 11h 20m
G89 15:00 22:31 7h 31m

Click to see more Beijing train schedules

Chengdu to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 24th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G88 07:00 14:31 7h 31m
G333 08:55 19:06 10h 11m
G388 10:21 20:03 9h 42m
G308 10:56 22:20 9h 24m
G90 15:00 22:32 7h 32m

Click to see more Chengdu train schedules.

Beijing–Chengdu High-Speed Train Ticket Price

Business class First class Second class
US$458 (CNY3,159) US$229 (CNY1,579) US$143 (CNY986)

second class on beijing to chengdu high-speed train

Beijing–Chengdu Overnight Train

  • Distance: 2,100 – 2,200 kilometers (1,302 – 1,364 miles)
  • Number of trains: 1 T-train (express train), 3 K-trains (fast train)
  • Terminals: Beijing West Railway Station, Chengdu Railway Station
  • Duration: 28 to 33.5 hours

Beijing to Chengdu Overnight Train Schedules

The timetables below are only for your reference. To check up-to-date Beijing to Chengdu and return train schedules, please use the search box at the top of this page, or click here.

(Updated on April 24th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K817 08:06 12:15 (next day) 28h 9m
k117 11:36 16:32 (next day) 28h 56m
T7 16:43 21:06 (next day) 28h 23m

Chengdu to Beijing Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on April 24th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
T8 08:10 12:36 (next day) 28h 26m
K818 20:02 21.06 (next day) 25h 4m
K 118 23:04 05:18 (next day) 30h 14m

Beijing–Chengdu Overnight Train Ticket Prices

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$114 (772 CNY) US$72 (493 CNY) US$38 (259 CNY)

Which Train to Choose?

High-Speed Train Vs Regular Overnight Train

1. Travel Time

Between Beijing and Chengdu, high-speed trains are much faster than regular overnight trains. Taking high-speed trains save a lot more time on the way.

2. Facilities

Facilities on high-speed trains are newer, more modern and advanced than on regular overnight trains.

Facilities on high-speed trains

3. Transportation from Train Stations

In Beijing, high-speed trains between Beijing and Chengdu have the same terminus as regular overnight trains: Beijing West Railway Station.

In Chengdu, Beijing-Chengdu bullet trains terminate at Chengdu East Railway Station, which is far from the city center but conveniently connected to Chengdu Metro Line 2 and Line 7.

Beijing-Chengdu overnight trains arrive at Chengdu Railway Station, which is centrally located in downtown and can be reached by Chengdu Metro Line 1 and Line 7.

4. The overnight train ticket is cheaper than a high-speed train ticket

The hard sleeper (US$72 per ticket) on regular overnight trains is cheaper than a second-class (US$118 per ticket) on high-speed trains, which is a good choice for budget travelers.

Other Tips

1. For high-speed trains, trains G88 and G89 from Beijing to Chengdu, trains G90 and G350 from Chengdu to Beijing are better choices, for their fewer stops along the way and shorter travel times,

2. For regular overnight trains, trains T7/T8 are the fastest. And ticket fares for this pair of trains are the cheapest.

Beijing to Chengdu, Train Vs Airplane

Airplane is Much Faster than Train

Taking a flight from Beijing to Chengdu is much faster than taking a high-speed train, even if include the time to travel to/from the airports, and for airport boarding. The flight duration from Beijing to Chengdu is 3 hours. While the fastest train takes 7 hours 45 minutes.

Overnight Train Ticket is Cheaper than Flight Ticket

Regular overnight train ticket is the cheapest among all the ways of transportation between Beijing and Chengdu. But it also takes the longest time. When taking an overnight train between those two cities, sleeper classes (soft sleeper and hard sleeper) are recommended.

Airfare is More Competitive than High-Speed Train Ticket Price

An economy class ticket on an airplane from Beijing to Chengdu is about the same price as a first-class ticket on the high-speed trains. But when there is good discount on airfare, a flight ticket can be cheaper than a second-class ticket on high-speed trains.

Train is More Punctual

Trains are less affected by the weather, thus are more punctual than airplanes. There is a high probability of delays when the flight encounters bad weather. In contrast, trains, especially high-speed trains are well-schedules and 99% on time.

It is more Comfortable and More Fun to Travel by Train

The seats on trains are usually more spacious than on airplanes. And you can walk around to stretch your legs when making a rail trip. Trains also provides more window views to local lives along the way.

When traveling by train between Beijing and Chengdu, taking a train is more entertaining. You can surf the Internet on your mobile phone. But on an airplane, you have to swift to flight mode.

Related Articles

Popular tours
Make the most of your time
Choose the best time to visit
We are here to help you...
start planning your tailor-made tour with 1-1 help from our travel advisors. Create Your Trip

Sign up to Our Newsletter

Be the first to receive exciting updates, exclusive promotions, and valuable travel tips from our team of experts.

The China Highlights Experience

1-to-1 Expert Planning

1-to-1 Expert Planning

Your tour will be tailor-made by your personal travel advisor — a destination expert. Every reply will be within 24 hours.

Personal Journeys

Personal Journeys

Enjoy your personal local guide and ride. Explore destinations at your own pace. Have unparalleled flexibility, which is impossible on a group tour.

Authentic Experiences

Authentic Experiences

Discover the hidden gems. Experience local culture by practicing it. Try new and exciting activities, and unveil the stories behind the sights and people.

Well-Selected Local Guides

Well-Selected Local Guides

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and attentive — your personal local guides will share interesting stories, insider information, and even create unexpected highlights!

China Highlights tailor-makes China tours to help travelers discover China their way. We're a passionate team of one hundred avid travelers who love to share our knowledge of China with those looking for a more authentic travel experience, more ...
China Highlights International Travel Service Co., LTD
Corporate Number: 914503003486045699
Featured on