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Check-in and Boarding at Beijing South Railway Station

What is Check-in and Boarding Process at Beijing South Railway Station?

It is included security check, passport control, finding boarding gate, 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.

Do I need to pick up the train tickets?

Because the electronic tickets have been available on most train routes depart from Beijing South Railway Station, you don't need to pick up printed tickets. If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please go here to get Guides. Where are ticket offices at Beijing South Railway Station?

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

Take Taxi or car to east or west entrance of Departure Hall (First floor)

Step 1: Go throught security check and passport control to enter departure hall by showing passport to station staff. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 2: Find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The boarding gate No. will be in our confirmation email sent you. Where is the Boarding Gate?

Step 3: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in. The boarding 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 boarding gate will be closed 5 minutes before the train departs

Step 5: Find the platform of your train.

Step 6: Board the train and find your seats. How to find you seats?

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: Go through passport control to enter departure Hall by showing passport. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 3: Go up to the departure hall on 1F by the escalator or lift, and find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The boarding gate No. will be in our confirmation email sent you. Where is the Boarding Gate?

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in. The boarding 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 boarding gate will be closed 5 minutes before the train departs

Step 6: Find the platform of your train.

Step 7: Board the train and find your seats. How to find you seats?

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Take bus to North Square or South Square of station

Step 1: Get to North Square or South Square of Beijing Railway Station by Bus

Step 2: Head towards the South Exit or North Exit, go throught security check and passport control to enter departure hall by showing passport to station staff. The staff will scan your passport to check your identity document and your booking.

Step 3: Find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The boarding gate No. will be in our confirmation email sent you. Where is the Boarding Gate?

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in. The boarding 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 boarding gate will be closed 5 minutes before the train departs

Step 6: Find the platform of your train.

Step 7: Board the train and find your seats. How to find you seats?

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

Some departure tips at Beijing South Railway Station

1, Beijing South Railway Station is very big and crowded. Allow yourself plenty of time, at least 45 minutes to queue up for security checks 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 station building. 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 display boards flash between English and Mandarin. 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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