When is the best time to book a ticket in advance?
The official pre-sale period of the train tickets is 60 days(including the booking day). If you would like to book a ticket on our website, it is best to book it 61 days in advance. You may get you confirmation next day.
The following are a few booking tips for your reference.
1. Try to avoid travelling during Chinese Holidays. On holidays, a lot of Chinese people would like to travel around. The train tickets will be short of supply on the holidays. Sometimes, the tickets of some hot destinations will be sold out the minute when the tickets are available especially during Spring Festival Holiday and National Day Holiday. If you have to travel during the holiday, just make an order 21 days in advance.
Chinese holiday in 2015
Dragon Boat Festival: June 20th-June 22nd;
Mid-autumn Day: September 26th-27th;
National Day Holiday: October 1st-7th.
2. Sleepers for overnight trains are very popular. It’s best to book in advance.
3. Train tickets from Beijing to Lhasa have been tight all the time during summer.
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