E-Booking Starts Earlier on 12306.cn & Smartphone App Beginning 10 August 2016

If you wanted to get places earlier — or simply have a train ticket with you before everyone else — there’s good news from 12306.cn, the official China Railways e-ticketing service: E-ticketing (both via the 12306.cn website and the official China Railways 12306 smartphone app) will begin earlier — starting at 06:00, instead of 07:00,… Continue reading E-Booking Starts Earlier on 12306.cn & Smartphone App Beginning 10 August 2016

Chinese ID Cards Now Also E-Tickets for Local Intercity Trains Around Wuhan

Beginning 05 July 2014, passengers who have purchased their train ticket online, and have registered it to their valid Chinese Resident ID card can use that at all ticket gates in place of a regular paper ticket. (Please note: only the current, second-generation “full” ID card — not a temporary card, or the first-generation card… Continue reading Chinese ID Cards Now Also E-Tickets for Local Intercity Trains Around Wuhan

Valid Chinese ID Cards Now Also As E-Tickets for Xiamen-Shenzhen CRH Services

Beginning 01 March 2014, passengers who have purchased their train ticket online, and have registered it to their valid Chinese Resident ID card can use that at all ticket gates in place of a regular paper ticket. (Please note: only the current, second-generation “full” ID card — not a temporary card, or the first-generation card… Continue reading Valid Chinese ID Cards Now Also As E-Tickets for Xiamen-Shenzhen CRH 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

Chinese ID Cards Now Also Valid as E-Tickets on Tianjin-Qinhuangdao HSR

With immediate effect as of 30 December 2013, passengers who have purchased their train ticket online, and have registered it to their valid Chinese Resident ID card can use that at all ticket gates in place of a regular paper ticket. (Please note: only the current, second-generation “full” ID card — not a temporary card,… Continue reading Chinese ID Cards Now Also Valid as E-Tickets on Tianjin-Qinhuangdao HSR

Chinese ID Cards Now Also E-Tickets on CRH Nanchang-Fuzhou, Yongtai-Putian Services

Beginning 18 October 2013, passengers who have purchased their train ticket online, and have registered it to their valid Chinese Resident ID card can use that at all ticket gates in place of a regular paper ticket. (Please note: only the current, second-generation “full” ID card — not a temporary card, or the first-generation card… Continue reading Chinese ID Cards Now Also E-Tickets on CRH Nanchang-Fuzhou, Yongtai-Putian Services

Valid Chinese ID Cards Now Function As E-Tickets for Nanjing-Hangzhou and Hangzhou-Ningbo HSR Lines

Beginning 20 July 2013, passengers who have purchased their train ticket online, and have registered it to their valid Chinese Resident ID card, can use that at all ticket gates in place of a regular paper ticket. (Please note: only the current, second-generation “full” ID card — not a temporary card, or the first-generation card… Continue reading Valid Chinese ID Cards Now Function As E-Tickets for Nanjing-Hangzhou and Hangzhou-Ningbo HSR Lines