Spring Festival is the most important festival in China. It is a festival for family members to go home and get together to celebrate the coming of a new year. In China, a lot of people work in the places away from their hometown. During the 40 days around the Spring Festival, there will be a lot of people travelling across China. It is said that it is the biggest imgration in China once a year.
The Spring Festival falls on February 19th this year. So the Spring Festival Rush begins on February 4th and last until March 16th. The train tickets will be short of supply. China has prolonged the pre-sale period of the train tickets to 60 days. People have to buy the tickets home much earlier than before. The supply is still not adequate to the demand. If foreigners would like to travel in China at this time of the year, it is advised to book the train tickets at least 2 months in advance. The official train booking website requires a local phone number and a China Union Pay Card. It is not convenient for foreigners. It’s best to use a agency. Book a train ticket
Flight travel is also a good option in the peak season. Book a Flight Ticket
Spring Festival Rush in China