China HIGH SPEED Rail | China Travel | Buying Train Tickets in China | Chinese Journey

China HIGH SPEED Rail | China Travel | Buying Train Tickets in China | Chinese Journey

Hello 大家好 Today we’re going to the train station. 我们今天去火车站。 We’re going to teach you useful phrases to use in the train station. We’ll also teach you how to buy high
speed train tickets. Join us and get an inside look of a Chinese train station. Before we go, have you traveled by high-speed train in China? Let us know in
the comments about your experience. If you’re learning Chinese, hit the
subscribe button for future content. All right let’s go to the train station. 我们走吧! Driver, please take me to Beijing South Train Station. 司机,请带我到北京火车南站。 You can also use the subway to reach all of Beijing’s train stations. It’s really convenient and you’ll avoid the traffic. Don’t forget your luggage! 别忘了你的行李! Entrance 进站口 East 3 security passageway 东3安检通道 What time does our train depart?
我们的火车什么时候出发? From what platform does our train depart? 我们的火车在哪个站台出发? Ticket office 售票处 Please give me your passport. 请给我你的护照。 Yummy. 好吃 We have included a handout in the
description that teaches you how to read your train ticket. Trains usually start
boarding 20 to 25 minutes before departure. We are looking at gates 8 B
and 9 B which use the same door. The blue display says the train number , the destination, the departure time, the platform, and the carriage numbers. Your platform number is found on your ticket and on information boards around the
station. If you are sitting in carriages 1 to 10, you would enter through gate B. If you are sitting in carriages 11 to however long the train is, you would
enter through gate A which is located directly opposite of gate B As you
approach the gate hold your ticket and passport An employee will help you enter
the gate Outside on each carriage you will find a
display showing the train number, carriage number, departure station, and arrival station. All of this information is printed on your ticket in pinyin so you can read it and double-check that you’re getting on the right train. Row numbers and seat numbers are posted above each row just like on an airplane Now you can sit back and relax. You’ve made it! These seats have a lot of legroom and recline far back without invading the
personal space of the person behind you. I prefer traveling by high-speed rail over
flying. You avoid airport security, restrictions on liquids, and cramped economy seats. Domestic Chinese flights are plagued with delays But the high
speed trains leave on the minute every time has a convenient English
website and APP to book rail tickets Then you pick up those tickets at the
train station from a window like earlier in this video. You will need your
passport to pick up your tickets. Always have your passport with you when you are traveling within China I like to arrive to the train station 60 minutes before departure especially if it’s a holiday weekend. The station can be busy and the
ticket pick-up line can be long if If you’re concerned about missing your
train you can go to the train station before the day of your departure and
pick up your tickets early When picking up your tickets you can get both your
outward bound and return ticket at the same time That way you don’t have to
stand in line again at the return train station On this trip to Qingdao the
tickets were 314 renminbi each way So if you total that and convert it to US
dollars it’s around 92 US dollars In addition to the spacious legroom each
row has an outlet so you can charge your devices There is a snack car but options
are limited so pro tip: Buy food from one of the delicious restaurants at the station and bring it on board Most carriages have two toilets: a squat
toilet and a western-style toilet If you learned something in this video,
please hit the like button. Down below in the description we’ve included a link to’s website. You can use their website to buy high speed train ticket in China. if you’re learning Chinese, check out our Chinese language resources in the description. If you’re interested in practicing spoken Chinese, I offer a one on one video tutoring. You can send us an email to [email protected] And as you continue your Chinese journey 加油!

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6 Replies to “China HIGH SPEED Rail | China Travel | Buying Train Tickets in China | Chinese Journey”

  1. Also if you don’t want to wait in lines at the train station there are small pick up offices located around the city. You can collect your ticket there with you passport for a 5¥ fee

  2. This video is our favorite one so far! I remember that we were totally overwhelmed and confused in the train station, so I think this would be helpful to anyone visiting for the first time.

  3. I have been on the high speed trains in Shanghai and surrounding cites. My son began teaching English in China 7-8 years ago. Now he is in Shanghai happily married for the last 4 years. His job now is interviewing and hiring English teachers for the adult classes. I have visited China twice. Once with my husband in Feb 2017 and then by myself for Chinese New Years 2018. The fast trains were a blast!

  4. Not on the minute every time thought. I travel every month back and forth between Beijing and Weifang, Shandong. I once had a horrible experience. The train was 5 hours late because the whole railway system crashed, so every single passenger had to wait in the station. It seemed to be an electric problem so there was no ac in the station too. People huddled together standing since there were not enough seats. After waiting for 5 hours in this terrible condition, the train that was supposed to be 3 hours earlier than mine arrived and passengers were allowed to get on it even if our trains were far behind. If I want to get on my train, I had to wait for another long time. So, there were no more seats on the train as well. However I travel tons of time every year and that was the only problem I've encountered. One that was enough to kill me. The most annoying thing was the station staff just never told you why it happened and when the train was going to come. Very Chinese government style.

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