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China Train Tours

Travelling by high speed train has become a popular choice for world travelers to discover China. It’s fast, comfortable, punctual, affordable, safe and convenient. The vast high speed train network allows you to travel to many of the trendy destinations including Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Huangshan, to name a few. You will experience more of the country including the nations' rural areas, magnificent mountains, mighty rivers, vast Gobi and deserts. Find a train tour that suits your travel interests and start your China adventure.

Best China Train Tours

Embark on a popular and fun high speed train tour and explore the real China. You could start your vacation from any gateway city of China, such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai or Hong Kong. We will arrange the best inland train routes for you to discover the country and mingle with the locals.

Trendy Intercity Train Trips of China

Pick one of the below trendy inter-city train tours and get a glimpse of China's breathtaking natural beauty and diverse culture. If your desired train tour is not listed below, you could simply leave us your ideas and dream destinations. Our travel experts will get back to you with a detailed tour itinerary within 12 hours.

China Train Tours

Travelling by high speed train has become a popular choice for world travelers to discover China. It’s fast, comfortable, punctual, affordable, safe and convenient. The vast high speed train network allows you to travel to many of the trendy destinations including Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Huangshan, to name a few. You will experience more of the country including the nations' rural areas, magnificent mountains, mighty rivers, vast Gobi and deserts. Find a train tour that suits your travel interests and start your China adventure.

Trendy Intercity Train Trips of China

Pick one of the below trendy inter-city train tours and get a glimpse of China's breathtaking natural beauty and diverse culture. If your desired train tour is not listed below, you could simply leave us your ideas and dream destinations. Our travel experts will get back to you with a detailed tour itinerary within 12 hours.

China High Speed Train Facts

  • The total high speed rail (HSR) network in China has reached 29,000km (18,000mi)

  • The minimum speed of the HSR is 200 km/h (124 mi/h) and maximum 350 km/h (217 mi/h) although the highest speed reached 605 km/h (376 mi/h) during test runs

  • The minimum departure interval of the HSR is only 84sec

  • The busiest high speed train route is the one between Beijing and Shanghai

  • Big Railway Hubs: Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Zhengzhou

  • China's high-speed trains have been sold to over 100 countries and regions

  • 29 of 31 Chinese provinces and regions are connected via bullet trains

  • Passengers now enjoy free wi-fi onboard the new and modern Fuxing Trains

  • Travelers can travel to Hong Kong by high speed trains from mainland China

  • High speed trains offer cargo service for quicker delivery during the country's busy online shopping holiday on Nov. 11

China High Speed Train Network

  • Top High Speed Train Tour Routes:

    Beijing-Shanghai Beijing-Xi'an Xi'an-Chengdu Chengdu-Chongqing Shanghai-Huangshan Shanghai-Hangzhou Guilin-Hong Kong
  • More Intercity Discoveries by HSR:

    Beijing-Pingyao Beijing-Luoyang Beijing-Harbin Guilin-Congjiang Huangshan-Xiamen Kunming-Dali Kunming-Guiyang
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Read a China Train Ticket

You are likely to get two different types of train tickets, respectively the blue one and pink one. Here are the slight differences between them when you board the train.

The blue magnetic tickets are usually used to take high-speed trains. If you hold a blue ticket, you shall have them read by the automatic ticket machine when going through the security check at the entry or check-in before boarding. Just inserting the ticket into the machine, you will be given an access to the platform or exit.

Pink tickets are mostly for normal speed trains, while sometimes the ticket for highspeed train might be pink if issued from an old station. There is no magnetic stripe in the pink ticket, so they cannot be accepted by the automatic ticket machine, but need to be checked manually by the station attendants instead.

China Train Travel Guide

Train Type & Seat Calsses

At present, China has developed the world's most extensive highspeed rail network linking over hundreds of cities in China. Thus travelling by high speed train has become a very popular choice among travelers. The cost of high speed train travel varies based on different train types and seat classes. You will learn about the three main types of high-speed trains and different seat classes on the train here.

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Facilities on High Speed Trains

China high-speed trains are best facilitated among all the train types, which are even much better than most flights on account of its comfort and convenience. New and modern, Chinese high-speed trains get western style toilets, spacious seats, clean washrooms, convenient power sockets and even free Wi-Fi. Hereunder is an overview on the handy facilities on China bullet trains.

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Ultimate Guide of How to Take a Train in China

Safe, comfortable and economical, trains are now the most popular way to travel around China for both foreign and domestic Chinese tourists. Particularly, high-speed trains connect nearly all the provinces of China, and it is utterly easy to take a train in China. Here is a step-by-step guide for first-time visitors to enjoy a smooth train travel experience in China.

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China Train Travel FAQs

Is it easy to travel by trains for travelers with mobility issues?

Yes. Train travel in China is never a problem for travelers with mobility issues. Most train stations in China are easily accessible for the handicapped passengers. Normal type trains are equipped with platform lift for physically challenged passengers to board the train, and there are also barrier-free facilities on high-speed trains like a special big washroom and security belt designed for travelers in wheelchairs.

Can I bring my wheelchair on the train?

Yes, both high-speed trains and normal type trains are accessible for wheelchair. The baggage restrictions are not applicable to any wheelchairs, so they could be brought onboard for free. High-speed trains get special area to settle the wheelchair, and the electric wheelchairs could be recharged for free.

Is porter service available in the train station?

Yes, porter service is available in most train stations of China. The porters are called Red Caps as they usually wear red caps and vests to be more recognizable for passengers in need of porter service. They could help you move your luggage from the check-in gate onto the train by a trolley cart. It charges CNY20 - 30 per piece according to your luggage size and weight. Passengers using the porter service could board the train prior to other passengers by following the porters.

Can I get food on the train or should I bring my own food?

Yes, there are special dining cars offering meals, snacks and drinks on the train. The meals supplied on board taste unpleasant and they are usually sold at high price that is not included in your train ticket fare. Thus you are suggested to follow most Chinese travelers to bring your own food by packing some snacks, drinks or fast food before boarding.

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