How To Buy Train Tickets In China

Although the transportation is developed and convenient, and there are different  transportations, the train is still a great choice. It is easy for to buy tickets for Chinese , but if foreign friends also want to buy tickets, how can we buy that? How to operate online?  The point is that the identity of foreign friends should be verified.

train tickets

Buy a train ticket, usually we choose 12306, so we Baidu search 12306, and then enter the official website.

train tickets

Click “Registration” in the upper right corner to enter the registration interface, select the “Passport” for the document type, and then fill in the content as required.

train tickets
train tickets

After completing the registration, select Login at the top of the page and go to the home page.

Enter the departure、destination  and the departure date according to your needs, then select a suitable train from the list of available trains and click on “Book”.

train tickets 12306
train tickets 12306

Select your farewell

train tickets 12306

Select your seat

train tickets 12306

Finish your payment within 30minutes

train tickets 12306

Passenger information appears, the passenger information of the previous booking is in place, and it is convenient to re-book the ticket without having to input it twice.

Click on the inquire, after filling out the information, the website will verify the identity. If it is verified, it will appear on the page. If you choose ticket to  buy, you can purchase it normally.

train tickets 12306
train tickets 12306

Domestic citizens can use the  ID card to purchase, and foreign friends are required to enter the passport number, full name and country.

When the identity cannot pass the verification, you need to go to the train station window to buy the train ticket.

You can also purchase it through the Ctrip website, the same method, enter your passport, name.

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