China by Rail : Details

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General Information

Travel Classes:

G Train (High speed) from Beijing to Shanghai:

First Class Soft Seats

There are two seats on each side of the aisle in the first class seat car. First class seats recline and have reading lights. These seats are bigger with more leg room than second class.

Second Class Soft Seats

There are three seats on one side and two seats on the other in the second class car.

Luggage:

Luggage on the Bullet train can be stored in the overhead storage racks or at the end of each carriage. Luggage space is limited on these trains. Please note that Chinese railways will assume no responsibility for any luggage in the case of lost or stolen goods.

Classes on all other trains in China are as follows:

Hard Seat

Hard seats are for the budget traveller. Each row has 5 seats and ideal for shorter trips. We do not recommend these seats for long distance travelling.

Soft Seat

Soft seats have been categorized into First Class soft seat and Second Class soft seat.

First Class soft seats: 3 seats in each row which recline

Second Class soft seats: 4 seats in each row.

Please note, soft seats are only available for selected route of train.

Hard Sleeper

Each cabin contains 6 berths. Three berths are on each side with a very small walkway in between featuring a bed, sheet and pillow. There is no door for each cabin. The washbasin and restrooms are conveniently located at the end of each carriage. Please note that the size of the cabin itself is typically the same size as a Soft Sleeper cabin.

Soft Sleeper

Each cabin contains 4 berths. It typically has 2 upper and 2 lower berths featuring a bed, sheet,pillow and wall light. This cabin has a secure door that locks. The washbasin and restrooms are located
at the end of each carriage and shared by others staying in the soft sleeper carriage.

Deluxe Sleeper

Each cabin contains 2 beds. It typically has 1 upper and 1 lower berth featuring a bed, sheet,pillow and wall light. This cabin has a secure door that locks. The deluxe cabin also has private toilet and washbasin in the cabin.

Luggage

There are luggage restrictions on the trains. The sum of the three dimensions (length + width + height)of each luggage must not exceed 160 cm. The maximum length of the stick-shaped luggage must not exceed 200 cm. The weight is limited to 20kg. The majority of trains have overhead storage racks. Please note that Chinese railways will assume no responsibility for any luggage in the case of lost or stolen goods.