12306.cn Online Ticketing Now Offers Tickets for Trains Leaving in Next 30 Minutes

Until very recently, getting places with online ticketing at China Railways was not so much a case of “buy, turn up, and go”. This was because there was a two-hour waiting period; this meant at 14:00, you could only get tickets for trains that leave at 16:00 or later. This was less a problem if… Continue reading 12306.cn Online Ticketing Now Offers Tickets for Trains Leaving in Next 30 Minutes

Beijing Rail Rolling Out Express Ticket Delivery Service

Starting as of 20 September 2014, Beijing Rail has announced they will roll out express delivery services for tickets ordered online. In essence, you order a ticket ahead of time, pay ¥ 17.— per delivery, and get your tickets to your doorstep. This service is presently available to all of Beijing inside the 4th Ring… Continue reading Beijing Rail Rolling Out Express Ticket Delivery Service

Chinese Railways Make Changes to Online and Phonebooking Services

The Chinese Railways ticketing site 12306.cn has seen an increasing number of visitors as of late. To further improve ticketing services, the railways are implementing the following changes to Internet and phonebooking with immediate effect (as of 08 January 2014). 1. New tickets will be additionally made available at 09:30, 10:30, 12:30, 13:30, and 14:30.… Continue reading Chinese Railways Make Changes to Online and Phonebooking Services

China Railways Smartphone App Available

Passengers using iOS or Android devices may now book online. The official China Railways “铁路 12306” (Railways 12306) app is now available. Just scan the QR code (or proceed to 12306.cn and click the link below the QR code) to choose your platform, then download the app. Make sure you double-check the app icon prior… Continue reading China Railways Smartphone App Available