Rail Transportation

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-07-16

Here you can find useful information on Chengdu’s rail transportation, including the guide to railway stations in the city, ticket booking notes and so on.
At present, Chengdu has two railway stations for passenger transport: Chengdu Railway Station, namely the Chengdu Railway Station (North), and Chengdu East Railway Station. The city also has two other passenger railway stations under construction in its south and west.
Railway Stations
Chengdu East Railway Station 成都东客站

It is mainly for intercity trains and high-speed motor train units running between Chengdu and Chongqing and running on the Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan railway.
Balizhuang Road, Chenghua District
(028) 8645-2168

Chengdu Railway Station (North) 成都火车北站

The Chengdu Railway Station, namely the North Railway Station, has scheduled trains with major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Lhasa, Urumqi, etc. There are also ten high-speed D-trains departing for Chongqing, taking 2 to 2.5 hours on the way. The station is responsible for passenger transport of Baoji-Chengdu railway, Chengdu-Chongqing railway, Chengdu-Kunming railway, Dazhou-Chengdu railway, and several other railway lines.
3rd Section of 2nd Ring Road, Jinniu District
(028) 8332-2088
Guide to Train Ticket Booking
Booking Hours:
People can purchase tickets from any railway stations in Chengdu at anytime.The booking windows at the railway station open 7 days a week.
There are also more than 60 ticket booking agencies in Chengdu. Open hours of the agencies in Chengdu are 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at weekends. To book tickets from these agencies, you are required to pay an additional RMB 5 yuan each ticket.
There is a booking office at No. 1 Gate at the Domestic Arrivals Hall in T1 terminal of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, where you can purchase tickets from 8:00 to 18:00 Monday to Sunday. RMB 5 yuan is charged for each ticket.
Online Booking:
The website www.12306.cn provides online booking services 7:00am to 11:00pm China time.
Telephone Booking
People can call 96006 to book train tickets in Chengdu. Maximum reservation period is 12 days (including the departure date). Chinese Citizen ID is required to book tickets.
Foreigners are suggested to book tickets at the windows at the railway stations or through ticket booking agencies.
If you buy the ticket on the date of journey, you will most likely get disappointedly. We recommend you book tickets in advance to make sure your journey will not be delayed.
Ticket Reservation
Advance ticket reservation period in Chengdu is 12 days (including the departure date). That means, if you want to leave Chengdu on May 14, you can reserve the ticket on May 3.
Please note:
1.During holiday seasons, advance reservation period may be shortened to 3 - 5 days.
2.Passengers can also buy tickets of different places other than Chengdu . For example, passenger can buy tickets for Guangzhou to Shenzhen trains through ticket windows of the Railway station or ticket agency in Chengdu.
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