The 2022 Spring Festival railway travel rush will start on Jan 17. China Rail has started selling train tickets for the 2022 Spring Festival Travel rush on Jan 3, in accordance with the arrangement that train tickets should be sold 15 days in advance. China's railways are expected to make 280 million trips during the 2022 Spring Festival Travel rush, up 28.5 percent year-on-year. The 2022 Spring Festival railway transportation will face multiple challenges, including precise epidemic prevention and control and transportation guarantee for the Beijing Winter Olympics. The complex and changing situation will make it more difficult to organize transportation services.

According to the China National Railway Corporation, China Rail has improved ticketing and ticket refund and change services this year in order to adapt to the law of passenger travel amid the epidemic prevention and control. Let's take a look at the these changes in 2022. (including 12306 app) ticket sale service time will be adjusted from 5:00 to 23:30 to 5:00 to 1:00 (except every Tuesday).

2.Provide 24-hour Internet refund service. The previous deadline for refunds was 25 minutes before the departure of the train, but now the deadline for the refund service can be handled the last minute before the train leaving.

3.Add online management channels, at the same time in the self-service ticket terminal machine has added electronic ticket change function.

4.In order to cope with the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush and facilitate passengers to buy tickets, the station will increase the input of human and material resources to prepare for the Spring Festival travel rush. A new train operation chart will be put into effect on Jan 10, and another adjustment will be made after the Spring Festival travel rush. Passengers should pay close attention to the latest news released by stations when buying tickets.

Tips for Buying Tickets and Taking Trains during Spring Festival Travel Rush


1.According to previous travel rules, train tickets in the first three days of the Spring Festival are the most popular. There is no New Year's Eve this year, New Year's Eve is the 29th day of the twelfth lunar month, that is, January 31. Please remember to choose the correct departure date.

2.Plan and Buy your train ticket(s) as soon as possible. Tickets are in great demand during the spring festival, you are recommended to book your ticket(s) in advance on our app.

3.Under the situation of epidemic prevention and large crowds during the Spring Festival travel rush, please wear masks and keep a safe distance. If necessary, do a nucleic acid test in advance.

4. You must go to the station earlier during the travel rush. There are some big and busy train stations, such Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Guangzhou Railway Station, Zhengzhou Railway Station, Changsha Railway Station, Shenzhen North Railway Station, Hangzhou Railway Station and so on.

Booking Your Train Tickets

You are always welcome to use our China Train Booking app to get your tickets within 3 minutes. We will make the process of booking a train ticket quite easy for you. Payment is also safe and convenient via credit card, PayPal, WeChat, and Alipay. If you have any questions about child ticket, feel free to ask us. We are always happy to help.

Further reading:
Baggage Rules of China Railway