The official pre-sale period of the train tickets is 15 days(including the booking day). If you would like to book a ticket on our website, we suggest you book it more than 15 days in advance, we will issue tickets for you immediately after the tickets are open for sale.
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.
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, the tickets sold out soon.
3. Train tickets from Beijing to Lhasa are difficoult to catch during the summer.
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