Railway Vocabulary and Reading Train Tickets

Part of the Travel section of A Better Guide to Běijīng’s Practical A–Z

火车票 huǒchē piào train ticket
时刻表 shíkèbiǎo timetable
来回票 láihuí piào return ticket
硬座 yìng zuò hard seat
软座 ruǎn zuò soft seat
硬卧 yìng wò hard sleeper
软卧 ruǎn wò soft sleeper
高级软卧 gāojí ruǎn wò ‘high class’ soft sleeper
shàng upper
中: zhōng middle
xià lower
窗口 chuāngkǒu window seat
一等 yī děng first class
二等 èr děng second class
sold out (in green, on ticket office electronic signs)
yǒu (in red) available
退票 tuì piào ticket returns (for refund)

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