How Do I buy a Train Ticket Online

Buy a Train Ticket Online

 

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Update 01/07/15

For regular train user you could apply for a beijing-tianjin express train card. Please contact our partner : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. Application are not avaliable for individuals so you will need to use an agent service.

 

Update 30/06/15, we actually found an easiest way to get your train ticket : using your wechat wallet and the jingong store network

1  First connect into your wallet

Me -> Wallet -> Air ticket

Then follow our all in images how to, if for any reason you encounter difficulties to read it or use it, please add us on wechat : tianjinexpats

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Then find the nearest jingong to go and get your ticket by showing them the sms your received

您好我要取火车票  nin hao wo yao qu huo che piao

津工超市火车票售票处一览表

 
 

所辖区

门店

电话

地址

河西区

津工超市第28店

28112780

泗水路113、115号(三水南里181号182号)(147)

津工超市第139店

28331777

小围堤道云广新里2号楼3门(148)

津工超市第332店

88332730

黑牛城道纯真里55号增6号(149)

津工超市第463店

28373164

宾友道向荣里底商8号楼103号(150)

津工超市第87店

28230737

泰山路红山里9号楼底商(136)

津工超市第98店

23524502

河西区体院北环湖中路10号(124)

津工超市第144店

28254116

河西区隆昌路增11号(134)

津工超市第76店

88323709

河西区大沽南路94号增2号(118)

津工超市第4店

28340970

河西区小海地竹林路5号(130)

津工超市第175店

88119368

河西区贵山小区小海地学怨路34号(117)

津工超市第340店

88218125

河西区解放南路龙海公寓底商17号(135)

红桥区

津工超市第15店

26562516

红桥区丁字沽新村风采里22—23门(128)

津工超市第49店

26562116

洪湖北路礼貌东里11号楼(145)

津工超市第147店

86691936

光荣道221号翠溪小区10号楼1门7—13(146)

河北区

津工超市第409店

24570197

河北区靖江路江都路菜市场(126)

津工超市第88店

24464453

河北区胜利路养山里135号(122)

津工超市第448店

26227348

河北区二马路月纬路交口(125)

津工超市第362店

26276587

河北区黄纬路9号(114)

津工超市第387店

26339538

靖江路环江里9号楼30门底商(137)

津工超市第16店

26422539

王串场增产道芳景里底层(138)

津工超市第78店

86615381

榆关道山海花园1号5门银(139)

东丽区

津工超市第20店

24933930

利津路综合楼底商南面第一间(152)

津工超市第194店

26795097

大毕庄金钟新城北侧1号楼2门(153)

津工超市第321店

24350849

军粮城无暇街与辉煌路交口官房村(154)

河东区

津工超市第99店

24672263

河东区万新村22区(119)

津工超市第141店

84589423

河东区向阳楼晨阳里8号楼(132)

津工超市第359店

26432671

河东区红星路108号增一号

津工超市第184店

84271701

河东区中山门团结北里4号楼(133)

津工超市第310店

24120271

河东区六纬路88号海德公寓17号楼(121)

津工超市第320店

24210643

河东区八纬路23号方达大厦(120)

津工超市第375店

24317893

大直沽宫前东园2—3—102(142)

津工超市第435店

84756317

万东路118号—5(141)

津工超市第85店

24373747

万新村4区(140)

和平区

津工超市第325店

27813461

和平区电台道香榭里1—3—04(113)

津工超市第26店

27317205

和平区多伦道新福方里3号楼(111)

津工超市第17店

27814253

和平区昆明路27号(112)

南开区

津工超市第92店

27513972

南开区密云路汶川里6号楼底商(129)

津工超市第143店

23699397

南开区淦江路淦江东里19号楼(115)

津工超市第23店

23620759

南开区风园南里15号楼(116)

津工超市第71店

27427809

南开区靶档道颂禹理5号(123)

津工超市第352店

27521765

延安路5号增1号(143)

津工超市第256店

23715403

华苑小区倚华里1—108(144)

北辰区

津工超市第73店

26910792

北辰区红云新里24门101号(127)

津工超市第377店

26723571

宜白路强宜里底商6—4(151)

塘沽区

津工超市第445店

25877407

沈阳道贻顺园303号(158)

津工超市第438店

66317052

杭州道甘肃路10栋6号(159)

西青区

津工超市第502店

23882507

大寺镇龙居花园1区12号楼5门101(156)

大港区

津工超市第268店

63381073

迎宾街港明里10—77(157)

津南区

津工超市第171店

28512176

咸水沽镇荣兴里2号楼6号底商(155)

武清区

津工超市第517店

 

 

 

 

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Old way that we do not support anymore since 30/06/15 update :

 

If you are looking to buy a train ticket, you can buy online now. There is no need to queue up at the ticket counter to purchase a ticket, This article gives you a Step-by-Step guide on how to purchase train tickets easily online. But in order to collect your tickets, you need to queue up at the collection desk since there is no ticket printing service.

 

 

 

 

STEP ONE:

a) Log on to  www.12306.cn

b) Select the first option on the Left menu, as displayed below.



STEP TWO:

Scroll down and click on the blue button on the left to accept the terms and conditions.



STEP THREE:


Following the terms and conditions page is the registration page. Now you have to start filling the form for the registration process. If you have your phone number and passport ready, its an effortless job to register.


Few details are explained


a)Voice mail password:

Though most of us would not use this, it can be used to check booking information on your account. In case you have to call your voice mail service, you have to enter the voice mail password.


b)Security Question:

Mostly this is not required.


c)Document Type:

This will be either your ID Card or Passport. (Foreigners are expected to use their passport).

d)Document Number:

This is either your ID Card or Passport Number. (Again Foreigners are expected to use their passport number).



STEP FOUR:


Few more details are explained.

a) Address / Postcode / Land-line Number: These are not required.


b)Passenger Type: Choose either Child or Adult from the given choices.



STEP FIVE :


Next, to process your application click the button at the bottom as shown below.



STEP SIX:


a)Following, Check your registered email address. You will receive an email. Make sure that email is the email id which you gave during registration.


b)To activate your account, you have to click the link that has been sent to you via your email id.



STEP SEVEN :


a) You will notice that your account has been activated.


b)Go back to the homepage.


c)Now select the second menu as shown.


d)After you click here, you will then have to login using the same username and password you used, when signing up to create an account.




STEP EIGHT:


Click the red color text as shown below, once you have logged in.




STEP NINE:


This is the actual place where you search for trains and tickets. Few details are explained.


a) The ticket boxes: The purpose of this is to choose different types of trains. Click all the boxes to see all the trains. But now  to get to and from Shanghai / Beijing, most of us will be using the bullet trains. So choose the second ticket box option.


b) Number 1 / 2 / 3: The trains starting journey is selected here as shown below.


   * 1 -  All train services

   * 2 -  This train journey will start at your location

   * 3 -   This train is passing through your area, but doesn’t originate from your      location. So this means there could be people already on the train when you board.




STEP TEN:


Now  you can view the trains that are available for your journey and then you can choose the one you want.



STEP ELEVEN:


a)After choosing which ticket you want, you should select which class and which person you want the ticket.


b)First you will have to choose a person on your account , as shown below. This can be done by ticking the tick box.


c)Following the person selection, choose the class you wish.



STEP TWELVE:


Consecutively, choose whether the ticket is for an adult, child or a student.



STEP THIRTEEN:


a)The next step is to select which document type you will be using. This may vary from Hong Kong, Taiwan or International Passport.


b)Mostly expats choose the last option that is International.


STEP FOURTEEN :


a) Enter the security code in the text area.


b) Strike the blue button at the end of the page to confirm.



STEP FIFTEEN:


a) Here you will notice the final confirmation of your ticket details. Cross verify everything.


b)Click the button at the bottom to continue payment provided all the details are fine.


c) The number of seats left is also shown here.




STEP SIXTEEN :


Here you will notice a message log that takes you to the payment process.


You have to wait for a couple of seconds till the process takes place.



STEP SEVENTEEN:


a)Consecutively you will notice a countdown timer. This indicates how long your ticket is available before payment.


b)You will loose your reserved ticket, if you don’t pay before the timer finishes.


c)To confirm click the blue button on the right.


d)Strike the button in the middle if u wish to cancel.




STEP EIGHTEEN:


a) Here you will have to choose which bank you are going to be paying with.


b)This step cannot be elaborated any further since each bank payment  is unique.


c)For each bank the method and process of logging into the user account and payment is different.



STEP NINETEEN:


a)The payment process with  Merchants Bank China is given as an illustration


b)An example screen for the starting of the payment process is given.


c)It is highly recommended that you use  Merchants Bank China for payment, if you do have an account with them as it is simple with three steps of payment process.


d)On the other hand Bank of China is a little more complicated.



STEP TWENTY:


Finally head to the train station and grab your tickets, if you have done with your payment. This is totally simpler and less time consuming than purchasing ticket at your station.


Note:  If you purchased a return ticket, you can pick up both tickets at the station in Tianjin, however you will have to pay an additional 5 rmb on the day if you want your return ticket from the Tianjin Station. If you’d prefer not to pay 5 rmb, then you can pick up your return ticket from your destination station.












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Comments   

#1 tj-scarlet 2015-06-30 20:47
thank you for that article, pictures of the old method does not work

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