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Departure Procedures at Beijing South Railway Station

What are departure procedures at Beijing South Railway Station?

There are 6 easy steps for journeys departing from Beijing South Railway Station, including the real-name ID check, security check, find boarding gate(ticket check), wait for boarding, ticket check and board your train.

When to arrive at Beijing South Railway Station?

You need to arrive at Beijing South Railway Station at lesat 45 minutes before the train departure.

What do I need for check-in?

Your passport or identity card, and please save our confirmation email to your mobile phone, or print it out.

Do I need to pick up the train tickets?

Because the electronic tickets have been available on most train routes departing from Beijing South Railway Station, you don't need to pick up printed tickets, and you just need to show your passport to check in the train. If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please click on here to get Guides. Where are ticket offices at Beijing South Railway Station?

What are baggage regulations?

High Speed Rail does not provide checked baggage service. Each passenger may bring two personal items(12 x 10 x 6 inches each), and two carry-on items( 25 x 20 x 10 inches each) onboard. The total weight cannot exceed 20kg. And passengers are not allowed to bring any animals onboard the trains

Boarding Gate at Beijing South Railway Station

If you take Taxi or car to east or west entrance of Departure Hall (First floor)

Step 1: Get through the real-name ID check. Please show your passport to station staff at entrance of station. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 2: Get through security check and find the boarding gate (Ticket Check). The live information of gate is on the overhead screens in departure hall, and the boarding gate No. of your train will be in our confirmation email we send you. The Boarding Gate Map

Step 3: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The ticket check gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 4: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The gate will be closed 5 minutes before train departure

Step 5: Boarding. Find the platform of your train, board the train and then find your seats. How to find your seats?

Departures at Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing Nan high speed train station

If you take subway to B3 or B2 floor of station

Step 1: Go up to the transfer hall on B1 by the escalator from metro station on B2 or B3 floor

Step 2: Get through the real-name ID check. Please show your passport to station staff at entrance of station. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 3: Go up to the departure hall on First Floor by the escalator, then find the boarding gate (Ticket Check). The live information of gate is on the overhead screens in departure hall, and the boarding gate No. of your train will be in our confirmation email we send you. The Boarding Gate Map

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The ticket check gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The gate will be closed 5 minutes before train departure

Step 6: Boarding. Find the platform of your train, board the train and then find your seats. How to find your seats?

If you take bus to North Square or South Square of station

Step 1: Head to the South entrance or North entrance on B1 floor.

Step 2: Get through the real-name ID check. Please show your passport to station staff at entrance of station. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 3: Get through security check and find the boarding gate (Ticket Check). The live information of gate is on the overhead screens in departure hall, and the boarding gate No. of your train will be in our confirmation email we send you. The Boarding Gate Map

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The ticket check gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The gate will be closed 5 minutes before train departure

Step 6: Boarding. Find the platform of your train, board the train and then find your seats. How to find your seats?

Departures of Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing Nan high speed train station

Some departure tips

1, Beijing South Railway Station is very big and crowded. Allow yourself plenty of time, at least 45 minutes to queue up for security check and boarding. But if you need to pick up train tickets, you need to get to station ticket office at least 1 hour before the train departure.

2, You need to go through airport type security before enter the departur hall. But if you take the subway to arriva at Beijing South Railway Station, you don't need to go through the security check again.

3, There are no trolleys in station, you need to carry your own luggage.

4, Don't wait for an announcement for boarding the train. When you see your fellow Chinese passengers start to lineup, get on the line early.

5, The overhead screens show the train information in English and Chinese. They are easy to understand. And usually the announcements are in both languages.

6, But there are few Chinese people can speak English. Language may be a problem. if you have any question, please consult the staff at Inquiry. Where is Enquire?

Departures hall at Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing Nan high speed train station

Usefull Sentences

If you need help, please show the following Chinese sentences to the station staff

Question in Chinese to pick up, change or cancel ticket at Beijing South Railway Station

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