Train tickets for the Dragon Boat Festival holiday available for sale
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Not long after the "most popular" May Day, the "most popular" Dragon Boat Festival is coming. On June 8, train tickets for the first day of the Dragon Boat Festival (June 22) had been available for sale. Although the tickets were not in demand as great as that on May Day, tickets of popular lines were still sold out in seconds. Shortly after tickets were released, tickets for multiple train numbers of lines like Chongqing – Guiyang, Chongqing – Xi'an, etc. were sold out.
The increasingly improved high-speed rail network has also expanded the "circle of friends" of big cities, and it takes only 2 hours to depart from Chongqing to cities such as Chengdu and Dazhou in Sichuan, Enshi in Hubei, Zunyi in Guizhou, etc. According to data from Qunar, departing from Chongqing by train during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, popular destinations includes Chengdu, Guiyang, Xi'an, Zunyi, and Kunming.
As train tickets began to be sold, there was a significant increase in bookings of plane tickets. On the Qunar platform, popular destinations by air from Chongqing during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Haikou, and Qingdao.
Compared with the May Day holiday, the price of plane tickets during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday is cheaper. Qunar data shows that on June 22, the price of the tickets from Chongqing to Zhengzhou is 360 yuan, 413 yuan from Chongqing to Fuzhou is, and 463 yuan Chongqing from Yangzhou. The prices of the bare tickets (excluding the airport fee, fuel charge and extra charge) were lower than that of the high-speed rail tickets.
It should be noted that the return train tickets on the Dragon Boat Festival (June 24) will be available for sale on June 10. Passengers who need to purchase tickets are advised to check the pre-sale time of the tickets based on their own itinerary. With the increase in the volume of passenger traffic, it is possible that passengers will enter the stations in a concentrated way during peak hours. Passengers are recommended to reserve enough time for entering the stations and waiting for the trains to avoid mis-embarking or missing the trains. (Translated by Hu Chuanmin, Fathom Language Limited)