China High-Speed Rail
China has the world's longest high-speed railway network. By the end of 2018, 30 of China's 33 provincial-level administrative divisions have been connected by high-speed railways with a total length of 29,000 kilometers, accounting for two-thirds of the world's high-speed rail tracks for commercial service.
China high-speed trains, also known as bullet trains, have a running speed of 200 to 350 KPH. They are popular for their punctuality, comfort and safety, and they are the most convenient way of traveling around China.
China high-speed trains can be categorized into three types: C, D and G category trains, with different running speeds. The appearance and facilities inside of those trains are similar, all modern and well-maintained.
C trains — connecting neighboring cities
C trains are only run between a few neighboring cities, such as Beijing–Tianjin, Guangzhou–Zhuhai, Guangzhou-Shenzhen etc. Journeys are short and sleeping compartments are not available.
D trains — the second fastest trains in China with a speed of over 200 KPH
This type of train is mainly used on the popular rail lines connecting major cities, such as Chengdu-Chongqing, Beijing- Pingyao etc. Some overnight D trains have soft sleeper class.
G Trains — the fastest trains in China with speed of over 300 KPH
The trains only stop at a few major stations along the way, such as Beijing-Zhengzhou, Kunming-Hong Kong etc. There are no sleeper compartment on G trains.