We are the experts for China Rail Tickets to the trade and general public.

Discover China

Trek along the Great Wall, visit the Terracotta Warriors and take in the Forbidden City. China is a country like no other, with a history stretching over thousands of years and an economy that is booming in the modern age.

From the ultra-modern buzzing cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong, to the quiet and reflective temples like Shaolin, China has something for everyone and boasts many unforgettable experiences for travellers.

Travel China by train

The trains in China are very modern, comfortable and offer a great way to go from city to city.

Most trains have both Second class, First class and Business class seating and seat reservations are possible on most High Speed, Long Distance and Overnight services.

These trains operate between the key cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou passing through some stunning scenery.
Trains also operate across the border from China to Mongolia to Russia and into Vietnam.

China has a vast train network covering in excess of 100,000 kilometres. This includes over 11,000 km of new high-speed rail track for the bullet trains which are being rolled out across much of the country linking the major cities. These new 300 km/hour trains make door to door travel a fantastic way to travel.

For those looking for a slightly slower pace, overnight sleeper trains are still the most common form of long-distance travel. There are 4 berth soft sleeper cabins on most long-distance sleeper trains, and some routes, such as Beijing to Xian and Shanghai to Hong Kong, also have 2 berth deluxe sleepers; some with attached toilets.

Punctuality is usually very good on all the main routes. Standards are high, with clean and modern compartments. Many trains also have well-priced dining cars. With so much track, the system covers almost all destinations of interest to foreign travellers in China.

The rail network in China connects most cities and towns. The trains are safe, comfortable and very efficient. There are several main lines in China, there are the Jingiiu and Jingguang lines, which run from North to South and the Longhai Line which runs from East to West and so on. The trains run daily and operate to efficient timetables.

By choosing to travel by rail in China you will get to experience the ordinary life of its people and see some amazing scenery from the comfort of your own seat.

Did you know? The Shanghai Maglev train covers the 30km distance between Shanghai International Airport and the Shanghai CBD (Central Business District) in around 7 minutes. These trains can travel at over 300 mph.

Sit back relax and enjoy the scenery go by on your China rail journey…

Please note:

Some quotations may take between 24/36 hours to process. This is due to the time differences and working differences of our suppliers in these countries.

Tickets are delivered to your central hotel/ accommodation in China a few days before you travel by our own courier service.
Despite the high standard of the trains, the ticket booking system is still not as modern as other some countries. With the high demand for tickets from the 1.3 billion population, it is important to book well in advance. Tickets can be particularly hard to obtain around Chinese New Year and the October 1st National Day holiday week.

How to book

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Please note: all prices are subject to change and can only be confirmed upon booking.