Train Company to Start Selling Tickets Online
Starting this week, the Guangzhou Railway Group will be selling train tickets for their high-speed trains online. Express train tickets from Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Guangzhou to Zhuhai and Hainan will be also available online.
Buyers can log on to the official website of China railways, www.12306.cn where they can purchase their tickets ten days in advance. The company reminds those purchasing tickets to take care in purchasing tickets since there is a phishing website www.12306.com that can access their personal information.
Ticket buyers can only use one ID card and can be registered to only one user when purchasing tickets from 5 am to 12 midnight everyday. Only personal ID, travel permits to Hong Kong and Macao, passports and travel permits to Taiwan will be accepted by the website. A maximum of five tickets can be purchased for the same train and date plus payments must be made 15 minutes after the tickets are booked.
The buyers can then swap their tickets using their ID cards at the ticket counters of authorized outlets and railway stations.