Every year's Spring Festival is a big challenge for the returning tourists and migrant workers. When will the Spring Festival 2019 start? When will the Spring Festival train tickets go on sale?
When will spring festival 2019 start
The start and end time of the Spring Festival in 2019 is from January 21, 2019 (December 16) to March 1, 2019 (January 25).
Spring Festival usually lasts for 40 days, from the 15th or 16th of the 12th lunar month to the 25th of the first lunar month of the next year.
How long can train tickets be bought in advance in 2019 Spring Festival
Since December 30, 2016 (ticket face date), the national passenger train ticket pre-sale period has been adjusted: 30 days for Internet, mobile phone and telephone; 28 days for station, booking point and automatic ticket machine.
That is to say, train tickets for the 2019 Spring Festival can be purchased on the Internet or by phone 30 days in advance, and the pre-sale period of train tickets for the 2019 Spring Festival is from December 23, 2018 to January 31, 2019.
Ticket grabbing time of Spring Festival 2019
Train tickets for new year's Eve 2019 (February 4) can be purchased on January 6, 2019
Train tickets for the Spring Festival 2019 (February 5) can be purchased on January 7, 2019.
Train tickets can be purchased on January 12, 2019 for the sixth day of the first month of 2019 (February 10).
Ticket snatching time of Spring Festival transportation in 2019
Strategies for ticket grabbing in Spring Festival 2019
1. Best time to buy tickets for Spring Festival
The legal holiday of the Spring Festival is from New Year's Eve to the sixth day of the first month. According to the data of previous years, this period is the peak of the passenger flow of the Spring Festival, especially on New Year's Eve and the sixth day of the first month. According to the information provided by China Railway, tickets for the day of new year's Eve will be sold on January 6, and tickets for the sixth day of the first month will be sold on January 12. If the holiday time is relatively free, you can try to avoid the two days of new year's Eve and the sixth day.
The highest success rate is usually within half a minute of release. During the Spring Festival, there may be more tickets released at the whole or half of the ticket selling time every day, of which 12:00 / 13:00 / 18:00 is more likely. In addition, there is a high probability of remaining tickets at 19:00-20:00 on the three days before driving and 12:00-13:00 on the one day before driving. Pay more attention to the announcement of temporary trains and get more information, which can greatly improve the probability of getting tickets.
2. Ticket refund peak
If you don't get the ticket at the first time, don't worry. The passengers with online ticket purchasing experience will know that within 45 minutes from the start of the train ticket sale is the passenger's payment time. If you don't pay in time, these ticket sources will return to the ticket warehouse. Generally speaking, 45 minutes after the release of the ticket is the first refund peak.
In addition, according to past experience, 15 days before driving is the peak time of ticket refund, and between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. is also the peak time of ticket refund.
Worry about not being able to buy the ticket to go home, so when the time to go home has not been determined, I bought the ticket in advance and occupied it first. It is not rare to change the ticket after it is determined, so there will be a certain number of refunds 1-2 days before departure.
If you don't get tickets in the first time, you can wait a little longer and pay more attention to these time periods.
Strategies for ticket grabbing in Spring Festival 2019
3. Ticket purchasing channels
The correct way to purchase tickets is to call 95105105, log in 12306 website, mobile 12306 client, train station window, train ticket agency and automatic ticket machine. On the same opening day, the opening time of different stations is different. For specific opening time of stations, you can consult through 12306 website, telephone and official wechat.
It should be noted that passengers who purchase tickets for the first time in 12306 need to carry their ID card to the ticket window for identity verification in advance, otherwise they cannot purchase tickets online.
In addition, although the railway official emphasizes not to trust the third-party software to avoid being cheated, there are many hot ticket grabbing tools launched by the third-party software in recent years, including where to travel, Ctrip Travel, flying pig, high-speed railway steward, intelligent train ticket, etc. some apps have opened the "reservation" function, that is, users reserve tickets sold in the past two days, pay in advance, and fasten The unified Commission will automatically swipe tickets and place orders. Although the "accelerated package" and "rush to grab tickets" can be a peace of mind, some users still say that they have used multiple ticket grabbing tools and paid a lot of money, but they still haven't got tickets in the end.
We need to remind you that there is a risk of information disclosure in the use of ticket grabbing software to bind 12306 account. Some ticket grabbing software also points out in the user agreement that it will authorize the account password to the third party to swipe the seller, so we must make a good judgment. If the ticket grabbing tool is used, it is better to unbind and modify the password immediately after the ticket grabbing to avoid unnecessary Loss.
Friends who don't have tickets can also choose to carpool home, but they must pay special attention to safety.
In addition, some new policies issued by the Ministry of railways are becoming more and more humanized.
Points and membership system
Since December 20, 2017, the railway department has launched the service of "railway free travel" frequent flyer membership. Frequent flyer members will get corresponding points when they buy tickets, which will be accumulated according to the ticket price. If they reach 10000 points for the first time, they will be eligible for exchange, which can be used to exchange train tickets of the train number designated by the railway department, and the exchanged tickets can also be transferred to other small partners.
Support wechat payment
Since November 23, 2017, the wechat payment function of 12306 website of China Railway Customer Service Center has been put into trial operation, and the station ticket windows and ATM self-service ticket machines in major cities across the country will gradually support wechat code scanning payment.
Free service charge for remote ticket collection
Since October 1, 2017, the national railway has cancelled the service charge for non local ticket sales. In the future, the service charge of RMB 5 will not be charged for the ticket window of the railway station or the window of the selling point.
EMU opens' seat selection 'function
From October 12, 2017, the "independent seat selection" convenience service for EMU trains was launched. When purchasing tickets on 12306 website or mobile client, the system will automatically provide seat diagram for you to choose.