The 2024 Spring Festival is just around the corner. If you plan to travel in China during the holiday, make sure to buy your tickets in advance as they fly off the shelves rapidly!
2024 Spring Festival Travel Rush
The holiday travel rush will start on Jan 26 and end on Mar 5, lasting for a total of forty days. Train tickets for the first day (Jan 26) can be purchased on Jan 12.
The statutory holidays for the 2024 Spring Festival are from Feb 10 to Feb 17. Train tickets for this period will be available for presale fifteen days in advance. For example, the tickets for the Eve of the Chinese New Year (Feb 9) will be available for purchase starting from Jan 26, 2024.
Travelers wishing to purchase tickets can gain more information and make purchases through the China Railway 12306 website or the app 12306.
Information for self-drivers
During the 2024 Spring Festival holiday, the highways will give free passage to small passenger cars from 00:00, Feb 9 to 24:00, Feb 17.