How to Buy Train Tickets for Children in China

It is required that children should be accompanied by adults to take the train. Children under the height of 1.2m accompaneid by an adult are free for train travel, although they donot have a seat or berth.  Children with a height between 1.2m to 1.5m are required to buy a child ticket. Children who have a height of over 1.5 m should buy a full price ticket.

The fare of children ticket

For seat ticket: Half of the full ticket fare

For sleeper ticket: The sleeper ticket fare consists of two parts: seat fare and sleeper fare. The price of child sleeper ticket is half the seat fare plus sleeper fare.  Children who bought a child ticket have their own berth.

Children tickets can only be bought with the accompanied adults together. Each adult passenger is allowed to bring one child who is shorter than 1.2m for free. For more than one child, passengers should buy child tickets for the other children.

The seat or sleeper type of the adult and children should be the same. If the ticket of the adult have changed, the ticket of the children will be changed, too. Price difference will be charged or returned.

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  1. TEOH HOE TONG November 10, 2016

    Hi ,
    I would like to book return High speed train ticket from Shanghai Railway station to Hangzhou station on 03 January 2017 and return train ticket from Hangzhou station to Shanghai railway station on 04 January 2017. I would like to book 1st class seat for 6 adult and 1 children. May i know how much per ticket and when can start booking via your website because currently i can’t book it yet on your website.
    Thank you

  2. Author
    graceli November 25, 2016

    The price of the high-speed train ticket between Shanghai and Hangzhou is CNY147.5 (First Class). Children shorter than 1.5 meters pay half the price. Children higher than 1.5 meters pay full price. It ‘s best to book 30 days in advance.

  3. Liza February 26, 2017

    Hi, i would like to book high speed train form Guilin to Beijing on June 25th 2017,
    i prefer like to book soft sleeper for 2 adult and 1 child shorter than 1,5m
    how can i book on your website for children?
    is it ok if i book from now for traveling on June?

  4. Helina Saarniit April 4, 2017


    I’d like book children tickets as well but your online booking does not provide the option to book for children. Please send info how can I do it.


  5. Author
    graceli April 10, 2017

    Please send us an email to tell us the exact information.

  6. Lukasz August 20, 2017


    I’d like to book tickets for 2 adults but for also 1 child (under 1,4m) and 1 infant (do I need ticket for infant at all ?), but your online booking does not provide the option to book for children/infant. Please send info how can I do it.


  7. Author
    graceli August 20, 2017

    We are sorry for your inconvenience. You could send us an email to and provide your information.

  8. Anastasia August 29, 2018

    Hi! Does the statement “Children under the height of 1.2m accompaneid by an adult are free for train travel” work for high speed trains too? And I can travel with my 3 years old child (she is less than 1.2 meter) for free by high speed train.

  9. Author
    graceli August 29, 2018

    Yes,the policy works for high-speed trains. Please note that “for free” means no seat. Your child need to share your seat. You can only bring one child under 1.2 meter for free.

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