Changsha South High-speed Railway Station
Changsha South Railway Station is located in Yuhua district,Changsha city,Hunan province,China. It is an important hub connecting Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed Railway and Shanghai-Kunming high-speed Railway.The construction of Changsha South Hi-speed Railway station started in November 2007, it was completed and put into use In December 2009.
The opening and operation of Changsha south railway station brought great significance to Changsha.More and more World’s top 500 enterprises settled down in Changsha, at the same time, a increasing number of tourists come to visit Changsha and other cities in Hunan province from Beijing, Guangzhou, Wuhan,Shanghai as well as HongKong.
Where to buy High-speed train tickets
1,Buy tickets directly at Changsha south train station or any train tickets outlets. it is allowed to buy tickets across regions,it means to buy a tickets in a city which is different from the departure city. For example, buy a train ticket from Changsha to Shanghai at Guangzhou station. Bring your original or copy of valid passport to the tickets selling window and tell the staff the train you want. But only few people speak English in China, so it is smart to write down the important information of your selected train in advance to save time and avoid any misunderstanding. It is good for you to prepare one or two trains for alternatives when it happens that your selected train maybe sold out. Train tickets sell 28 days prior to the departure date.
2.Buy tickets online on Wechat or the official website(www. 12306.com). However, there only Chinese language available on both Wechat and official website. So it does not make any sense if one can not read Chinese or use Wechat. More importantly,to pay online or by Wechat or by Alipay requires a China bank account to be connected.As so, it seems impossible for most of people from outside China. But it would be a good thing that if one could able to have a friend or agent in China to help dealing with tickets booking, you can also try to buy it on http://www.trip.com .
How and where to get your train tickets
if you buy your train tickets at train station or any tickets outlets, you will get the paper tickets on site,so just keep your tickets properly. But if you buy it online through wechat or official website or other agents,please take your original passport and the booking No.,generated by the booking system, to pick up the ticket in the tickets window of the railway station or a tickets outlets. Please keep it in mind that the automatic tickets machines does not work for foreign passports, it only works for the Chinese issued ID cards. Since Jan 2020, China had banned the paper tickets,the valid ID cards can recognized as a ticket as long as one has booked a train tickets.
How to get to Changsha South Railway Station
1,By subway: If you go to Changsha south railway station Changsha downtown, it is good choice to take Subway Line 2,put into operation in 2014,starting from Changsha west bus station and the last station is Guangda station, you can take line 2 in Changsha normal train station, Wuyi square station from the city. If you come from Changsha Huanghua airport, there is a maglev train starts from Changsha Huanghua airport and stop at Changsha south railway station. Moreover, Line 4 is under construction and planned to finish on the end of 2020.
2,By Public Bus:As of September 2018,there are 18 public bus lines runs to Changsha south railway station.No.63 and 68 Bus come from Changsha west bus station,No.16 bus comes from Changsha south bus station,No.135 bus comes from Changsha normal train station. and there are also shuttles buses run from Changsha Huanghua airport.
3,By private transfer/Taxi: Get to Changsha south railway station by Private transfer is the easiest and proper option from Changsha Airport or other destinations within or out Changsha city.Contact Discoverzhangjiajie to arrange and get a quote for your Changsha city transfer,and we will arrange a door-to-door transit! Our vehicle includes 4-door sedan,7 seat Van,and 18-37 seat tour coach.We also provide Changsha Airport Transfer with experienced English Speaking Assistant ,who is well trained and will contact the driver,handle your luggage,give you basic information of Changsha and help you to get your train tickets.
Taxis are available in all places in Changsha city, it may need to wait for while during the traffic time,Always remember to Prepare your destination name and address in Chinese characters for the driver to save time and avoid any misunderstanding.