There are over 5,000 train stations in cities and towns of China. Large cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Guangzhou have more than one. Therefore, you can reach almost every place you want to go in the country.
|Beijing Railway Station|
A railway station is usually the transportation hub of the city or town. Bus stops, long-distance bus stations, and taxi pick-up points are located nearby, so passengers have no need to worry about the transportation to other places.
Ticket Counter: Ticket Counters are usually outside the waiting room. Along with ticket purchasing, passengers can have their tickets refunded and changed at the ticket counters. Information inquiry is also available.
Waiting Room: Passengers need to go through the security check and ticket check before entering a waiting room. Drinkable hot water is usually available in the waiting rooms.
Luggage Locker: There are luggage lockers in most waiting rooms. Luggage lockers are charged according to the sizes of luggage.
Lost and Found: The Lost and Found Center opens 8 hours a day. You can also contact the police if you can not find the center.
Toilets: Toilets are usually located in waiting rooms.
Restaurants & Stores: Restaurants and Stores can be found in the waiting room, for example, there are KFC, McDonald, and many Chinese restaurants in Beijing West Railway Station. In addition, there are also stores, supermarkets and newsstands.
ATMs: ATMs are not very common in most stations, but you can find some nearby.
Red Caps: There are baggage handlers wearing red caps providing luggage carrying service. They charge CNY 5 – 10 per piece of baggage.
1. Train stations in China are often crowded with people, so please keep your valuables secure and take due care.
2. It is suggested to arrive 60 minutes ahead of your departure time.
3. The charged luggage lockers waiting rooms are safe. You may also find some stores outside a station providing luggage storage service. Chinatour360 reminds us that it is much more expensive and not as safe to leave your bags in those stores.
4. Food in restaurants near a station is usually more expensive than those in towns or cities, except for the chained restaurants, such as KFC, McDonald, and Best Food.
Major China Train Stations