Beijing is not only the great capital of China with the most World Cultural Heritage and profound history of over 3000 years, but also a world-class popular tourist destination linked to most cities in China, such as Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Hangzhou. Further exploration from Beijing to China Panda in Chengdu, Sichuan, Northeastern China to Southwest China, can be realized directly by the Beijing Chengdu high speed train. Totally, Beijing runs about 9 trains to Chengdu every day, including high speed trains (G trains) and 5 normal trains (K, Z, T trains). All the trains depart from Beijing West Railway Station, and among them, the 3 high speed trains travel about 8 hours to 9.5 hours to Chengdu East Railway Station while the other normal trains runs much longer to 21.5 hours ~34 hours to Chengdu Railway Station.
As for the 3 high speed trains from Beijing to Chengdu, the G89 train is the earliest and the fastest train, leaving at 06:53 and arriving at 14:38 after 7 hours and 45 minutes ride. The rest two trains both leaves Beijing at about 09:30 and gets to Chengdu in the evening with nearly 9.5 hours travel length. On these high speed trains, there are three kinds of class of tickets, Business Class Seat, First and Second Class Sests you can choose from to experience different standards of facilities and service.
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With a total length of 1,874km, The Beijing Chengdu High Speed Rail starts from Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站), runs southeastward, passes by Hebei Province, Henan Province, Shaanxi Province and finally reach Chendgu East Railway Station (成都东站). Along the journey, you will stop at Shijiazhuang (石家庄)，Zhengzhou East (郑州东), Xian North (西安北) , from which you can travel and transfer to more Chinese destinations conveniently.
Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)
Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Southerst Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)
Beijing West Railway Station is one of the main train stations of Beijing, which both runs high speed trains and normal trains. It is the starting point of Beijing Guangzhou (High Speed) Railway and Beijing Kowloon (Hong Kong) Railway and departure station of Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) train. The station is located about 1hr’s driving to Beijing Capital Airport, 25mins’ driving to Palace Museum. You can take airport shuttle bus or bus to get to Beijing Capital Airport, and transfer to downtown or tourist destinations through Metro Line 7 and Line 9. Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station >
Chengdu East Railway Station (成都东站)
Location: Qingyijiang Road, Chenghua District, East Chengdu (成都市成华区青衣江路)
As a high speed trian station of Chengdu, Chengdu East Railway Station is located about 40mins’ ride to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport & 20mins’ ride to downtown Chengdu or Panda Base (in North). There is airport express shunting between Chengdu Shuangliu Airport and Chengdu East Railway Station, also Metro Line 2 & Line 7 for convenient transfer to downtown and other tourist spots. Learn more about Chengdu East Railway Station >
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Beijing to Chengdu, Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. And the First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>
China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>
Both Beijing and Chengdu are hot tourist destinations in China with profound history, brilliant culture, and numerous sites. Generally speaking, it will need about 5-6 days to take a Beijing Chengdu tour.
While in Beijing, you can spend one day discovering Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutongs, and the Summer Palace, and another day hiking Mutianyu Great Wall and knowing more about the daily life of Beijing locals at Temple of Heaven. As the high speed train from Beijing to Chengdu will take 8-10 hours, the next day you will be on the train and when you arrive in Chengdu, you can have a rest first. Then spend the rest days visiting Chengdu Panda Base, Renmin Park, Wuhou Memorial Temple, Jinli Old Street, etc.
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