Ji'nan West to Shenzhen North
|Train Number:||G279||Start Station:||Ji'nan West||End Station:||Shenzhen North|
|Train Type||G||Start Time:||07:35||End Time:||18:59|
|Intermediate Stations:||Ji'nan West, Tai'an, Qufu East , Tengzhou East, Xuzhou East, Yongcheng North, Shangqiu, Lankao South, Zhengzhou East, Xuchang East, Luohe West, Minggang East , Zhumadian West, Wuhan, Xianning North, Yueyang East, Changsha South, Miluo East, Chenzhou West, Shaoguan, Guangzhou North , Guangzhou South, Humen, Shenzhen North|
|Station No.||Station Name||Arrive Time||Depart Time||Stop Time|
|1||Ji'nan West||----||07:35||0 mins|
|3||Qufu East||08:14||08:16||2 mins|
|4||Tengzhou East||08:32||08:34||2 mins|
|5||Xuzhou East||09:00||09:20||20 mins|
|6||Yongcheng North||09:46||09:48||2 mins|
|8||Lankao South||10:43||10:45||2 mins|
|9||Zhengzhou East||11:17||11:21||4 mins|
|10||Xuchang East||11:43||11:55||12 mins|
|11||Luohe West||12:11||12:13||2 mins|
|12||Minggang East||12:43||12:46||3 mins|
|12||Zhumadian West||12:31||12:33||2 mins|
|14||Xianning North||14:09||14:14||5 mins|
|15||Yueyang East||15:02||15:08||6 mins|
|15||Changsha South||15:15||15:24||9 mins|
|16||Miluo East||15:28||15:30||2 mins|
|16||Chenzhou West||16:30||16:32||2 mins|
|18||Guangzhou North||17:44||17:55||11 mins|
|19||Guangzhou South||18:18||18:23||5 mins|
|21||Shenzhen North||18:59||18:59||0 mins|
G279 is a G train route originating from Ji'nan West at 07:35, and arriving at the final destination of Shenzhen North at 18:59. The duration of the total journey is 11 hours 26 minutes. There are 24 stops in total: Ji'nan West, Tai'an, Qufu East , Tengzhou East, Xuzhou East, Yongcheng North, Shangqiu, Lankao South, Zhengzhou East, Xuchang East, Luohe West, Minggang East , Zhumadian West, Wuhan, Xianning North, Yueyang East, Changsha South, Miluo East, Chenzhou West, Shaoguan, Guangzhou North , Guangzhou South, Humen, Shenzhen North. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.
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What’s the different between Business, First and Second class?
Second class is the standard seating which normally takes up 80%+ of the train. Seats are configured in a 3 + 2 arrangement and are spacious compared to plane seats. First class seats are wider, positioned in a 2+2 arrangement, have slightly more legroom and a foldout foot stand. Business class is the top class (Yes, it’s opposite to airplanes), and is typically a 2+1 arrangement. It’s much like first class on a plane, with full lie-flat electric seats and (some) complimentary food.
How fast are the trains?
G trains are the fastest, travelling at 300 km/h on all routes, and 350 km/h on select routes including Beijing to Shanghai. D trains are also quite fast, travelling at 200-250 km/h. Other trains travel between 100-140 km/h and aren’t considered high-speed.
Is there a discount for return tickets?
No, only single direction train tickets can be purchased. Although some services will allow you to purchase return tickets, this is really just two one-way fares and there is no discount.
How far in advance can I purchase China Train Tickets?
You can purchase China Train Tickets up to 30 days in advance (previously it was 60 days). Occasionally, China Rail will do a major timetable adjustment which usually involves adding new trains and routes, and the forward booking window might by as short as 10 days.