Power Plugs on Train?

Traveling in China via train is a good idea to experience the scenary of China and to form an idea about the relative locations and difference between the cities. But the problem is the Power Plugs. The common questions are: do they have power plugs on trains.

I don’t know about all trains, because it varies from train to train and the facilities changes quickly. I don’t want to mislead you with wrong information. Here is what I know.

1. Z trains have plugs.

Wendy confirmed that the Z-series train from Beijing to Shanghai has power plugs on it. She used to charge their mobile phone on that train (just as show in the picture. I assume the recent more expensive D-series trains should also have it, but I never take it and didn’t check about it yet. I just guess.

2. Most of the traditional trains don’t have power plugs.

Since I don’t have the information, my guess (can be completely wrong) is Z, D trains have plugs, and all others (especially those with 4 letters train no.) don’t have plugs.

Correct me if I am wrong here.

5 thoughts on “Power Plugs on Train?

  1. Ikbal

    Hi Jian,

    First of all, you website is really a mine of information for exapts coming for the first time to Shanghai.

    I wanted to tell you that I took the z7/z8 train from shanghai to Beijing and backwards and I could not find a power plug for my laptop :(( (I took the soft bed ticket).Which train number are you referring to so that I can take it next time?

    Best Regards,

    Ikbal

  2. Johnny

    may I know how to buy the train ticket from Shanghai to Yiwu? and what is the timetable? Do you have any Express Train to Yiwu? Can you let me know and kindly explain to me how to buy ticket and how to go to yiwu? Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

  3. Johnny

    may I know how to buy the train ticket from Shanghai to Yiwu? and what is the timetable? Do you have any Express Train to Yiwu? Can you let me know and kindly explain to me how to buy ticket and how to go to yiwu? Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

  4. michelle

    @Johnny, you can take the train D685, D665, D93 or D109 to Yiwu, and they are all the fastest trains from Shanghai to Yiwu, taking around two hours. All of these trains leave at Shanghai South Railway Station, and you can buy the train ticket in Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station or any railway ticket agency in Shanghai. And read this article also on this website, http://home.wangjianshuo.com/archives/20071216_train_ticket_office_at_maglev_station.htm ,

    hope it will help you

  5. Michelle

    @Johnny, you can take the train D685, D665, D93 or D109 to Yiwu, and they are all the fastest trains from Shanghai to Yiwu, taking around two hours. All of these trains leave at Shanghai South Railway Station, and you can buy the train ticket in Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station or any railway ticket agency in Shanghai. And read this article also on this website, http://home.wangjianshuo.com/archives/20071216_train_ticket_office_at_maglev_station.htm ,

    hope it will help you

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