There is no guarantee of discounted tickets on any line or route at any time, and they may be altered or withdrawn without notice at any time.
At times, HSR tickets can be discounted, especially if travelling in a higher class or booking earlier.
You can expect more visible discounts if you:
- travel within the week (not Fridays or weekends)
- book a higher class of travel
- book earlier in advance
- travel in a train which does not see high occupancy
Remember, the more expensive HSR classes are:
- Deluxe / Luxury Soft Sleeper
- Business Class
- Premier Class
Discounted tickets might limit you to travel on a specific train or specified dates, and might be in limited supply. Buy a regular ticket if you want more flexibility.