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How to take a train in China

What You Need to Know Before Booking China Train Tickets

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 in China, including categories C, D and G.

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How to buy train tickets

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

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train types and seat class

Choose between high-speed and ordinary trains in China.

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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.

Hong Kong Train Instructions

Buying train tickets to/from Hong Kong is different from buying train tickets in Mainland China.


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how to collect train tickets

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

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how to board the train

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

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Popular China Train Routes

What's New?

National Day Holiday Travel Rush in 2019
Published on September 12th, 2019
The National Day Holiday travel rush is estimated ​from Sep 30 to Oct 10. With millions of people touring and taking trains during this period, the train stations will be very busy and crowded. To make sure you catch your train on time during this period, please arrive at the train station at least 2 hours in advance.

Part of Beijing's Scenic Spots and Roads Closed for the Upcoming 70th Anniversary Celebrations
Published on September 12th, 2019
Due to preparations for the celebration of China’s 70th Anniversary, some scenic attractions in Beijing, including Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City, will be closed from September 21 to October 1. In addition, some of the roads within the 2nd Ring Road will be closed to local traffic. Because of this, if you plan to take a train from Beijing during this period, please time your arrival wisely.

National Day Holiday Train Tickets Sold from Sep 2, 2019
Published on August 29th, 2019
Train tickets for the first day of Chinese National Day Holiday will be available for purchase on Sep 2, 2019. Tickets would be very popular during the period from Sep 29 to Oct 10, especially for long-distance sleeper train journeys. If you plan to take trains during this time, please book your tickets as early as possible.

The Zhangjie-Changde High-Speed Train Service is Scheduled to Begin in December
Published on July 24th, 2019
High-speed trains connecting Zhangjiajie and Changde are expected to begin operating in December 2019. After this service begins, journeys from Changsha to Zhangjiajie will be possible by high-speed trains. Journey times will be greatly shortened to only 3 hours.