Chengdu is the hometown of China Panda, and also a major transportation hub in southwestern China and a wonderful city with abundance tourism resources. Meanwhile, high speed train travel in China is getting more and more popular among tourists for its convenience, fast and comfortable experience. By taking a high speed train or Gaotie (高铁) your dream tour to combine Panda and Chinese ancient imperial culture can come true directly within one single day.
There are 8 daily trains running from Chengdu to Beijing, from morning to late evening, composed by 3 high speed trains (G trains) and 5 normal trains (K, T, Z trains). All the 3 high speed trains leave from Chengdu East Railway Station and arrive at Beijing West Railway Station with length of about 8 hours ~ 10 hours. And among them, G574 departing at 09:53am is the earliest train with the longest (10 hours) duration while G90 departing at 15:01pm is the latest one but running the shortest time to 7 hours and 47 minutes.
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The overall length of Beijing Chengdu High Speed Rail is about 1.874km, crossing Sichuan Province, Shaanxi Province, Henan Province, Hebei Province and ultimately getting to Beijing. Passengers need to take trains from Chengdu East Railway Station, and then pass through midway stops at Xian North (西安北), Zhenzhou East (郑州东) and Shijiahzhuang (石家庄). Making use of the high speed train from Chengdu to Beijing, you can have fantastic trips to Xian to witness spectacular ancient scene of Terracota Warriors and personally experience the Chinese Kung Fu culture of Shaolin Temple in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.
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 >
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 >
Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Chengdu to Beijing, 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 Chengdu Beijing tour.
You can spend 2 days in Chengdu visiting Chengdu Panda Base, Renmin Park, Wuhou Memorial Temple, Jinli Old Street, etc. to have a basic understanding of this leisure city. As the high speed train from Chengdu to Beijing will take 8-10 hours, the next day you will be on the train and when you arrive in Beijing, you can have a good rest first. Then 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.
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