Changzhou Railway Station Guides

Opened in 1907 and expanded in 2003 and 2018, Changzhou Railway Station (Chinese name 常州站, Changzhou Zhan) is located in Tianning District, the downtown of Changzhou. It covers 28,600 square metres, and has 6 platforms, 13 railway tracks.

Changzhou Railway Station combines both ordinary passenger train station (denoted with letter Z/T/K) and high-speed train station(G/D/C series) that serves 58 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Shanghai-Nanjing intercity Rails.

Changzhou Railway Station, Changzhou Train station

Changzhou Railway station, Changzhou Train Station

Station Layout

The station is divided into two section: the southern terminal + South Square, and northern terminal + North Square. The southern terminal serves mainly for ordinary trains that contains six lines and three platforms. The northern terminal serves mainly for high-speed trains that contains seven lines and three platforms. The two sections is connected by one 100 metres pedestrian bridge. Passengers need to assure their kinds of train first, and then get to the right entrances, south entrance or north entrance.

2F Level of NorthernTerminal The departures hall, Waiting Lounge
1F Level of NorthernTerminal North Entrance, Security check, Ticket offices, arrivals, exits, platforms and tracks, the metro line 1 station also is on North Square (Exit 4)

Map and Location

Address: No. Guanhe Middle Road, Tianning district, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

There are two railway stations in Changzhou: Changzhou Railway Station, Changzhou North Railway Station.

Changzhou North Railway Station is located in Xinbei district, 12km northwest of Changzhou downtown.

Changzhou Railway Station is located in Tianning district, the downtown of Changzhou.

Map of Changzhou Railway station, Changzhou Train Station Map

Public Transportation

The public transports are included Metro line 1, bus and taxi. Metro line 1 is mostly recommended, How to get to Changzhou Railway Station?

Metro line 1

Changzhou railway station can be reached by Metro Line 1. Metro train is mostly recommended public transport to get to or leave Changzhou Railway Station

The metro line 1 station is on B1 of North Square. The passenger can arrive at Changzhou Railway Station from Exit 4 of metro station.

The first metro train is at 06:30 and the last is at 22:00

Metro ticket price is RMB3-RMB7

Changzhou Metro Map

Metro line 1, subway at Changzhou Railway station, Changzhou Train Station

Taxi

Taxi is one convenient and fast, but also the most expensive way to get to or leave Changzhou Railway Station.

Taxi areas are on north square.

Taxi Fee Standard

Day(5:00~23:00) Night(23:00~5:00)
0~3 km RMB10 RMB13
3~6 km RMB2.1 per km RMB2.73 per km
over 6km RMB3.15 per km RMB3.78 per km

Taxi to Changzhou Railway station, Taxi at Changzhou Train Station

Bus

There are 25 bus routes to or pass Changzhou Railway Station, including bus lines 1, 28, etc.

Bus at Changzhou Railway station, Bus routes and station at Changzhou Train Station

How to get to Changzhou Airport (CZX)?

Changzhou Benniu International Airport (CZX) is located 30km northwest of Changzhou Railway Station. How to get to Changzhou Airport from Changzhou Railway Station, please click on here to get details.

Changzhou Railway station to Changzhou airport, CZX airport

Departures

Step 1: Get to the entrance of Changzhou Railway Station by metro line 1, Taxi, Bus or Car 45 minutes before train departure.

Step 2: Go through Security Check and real-name ID check to enter departure Hall by showing passport.

Step 3: Find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The gate No. will be in the confirmation email we send to you.

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. 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 your seats?

Departures at Changzhou Railway station, Changzhou Train Station

Ticket offices

2 offices are on 1F

Do you need to collect train tickets?

Since Dec 2019, the electronic tickets have been available on most high-speed and bullet train routes from or to Changzhou Railway Station.

It means international travellers can show their passports, likes Chinese ID to check in and board the train directly, and don't need to collect the printed tickets at ticket office.

How to check in the train by E-ticket? Please click on here to get Guides.

If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please click on here to get Guides.

Arrivals

Step 1: After get off your train, follow direction signs to exits. And please show your passport and confirmation No.(or printed ticket) to station staff to check out.

Step 2: Leave Changzhou Railway Station by metro, bus, taxi or car. Metro line 1 is mostly recommended

Arrivals at Changzhou Railway station, Changzhou Train Station

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