Chinese Travel vocabulary – Buying tickets

Useful travel phrases and vocabulary in Chinese let you get ready to travel to China!

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  1. 汽车 qì chē  car
  2. 公交车 gōngjiāo chē  bus
  3. 大巴 dàbā  coach
  4. 出租车 chūzūchē taxi
  5. 地铁 dìtiě subway
  6. 轻轨qīngguǐ  light rail 
  7. 动车 dòngchē CRH (China Railway Highspeed) train
  8. 高铁 gāotiě high-speed railway
  9. 火车 huǒchē train
  10. 飞机fēijī  plane 
  11. 船 chuán  ship
  12. 去哪里?Qù nǎ lǐ?  Where are you going?   
    1. 去……Qù … … (I am) going…
    2. 乘……去 Chéng … …qù   go by …
  13. 在哪儿可以买去……的票?Zài nǎr kě yǐ mǎi qù …… de piào? Where can I buy the ticket to ……
  14. 有没有去……的票?Yǒu méi yǒu qù … de piào? Do you have any tickets for …
    1. 有 yǒu  yes
    2. 没有 méi yǒu  no
  15. 给我3张。gěi wǒ sān zhāng.  Give me 3 tickets
  16. 多少钱?Duō shǎo qián?  How much?
    1. 50 块 … wǔ shí kuài  50 kuài
    2. 50 元 … wǔ shí yuán  50 yuán
  17. 需要多长时间?xū yào duōcháng shíjiān?   How long does it take?
    1. 20 分钟   èr shí fēnzhōng    20 minutes
    2. 1 小时 yì xiǎoshí     1 hour
  18. 下一趟车几点出发?xià yí tàng chē jǐ diǎn chūfa? What time does the next train leave?
    1. 8 点 10 分 bā diǎn shí fēn  8:10
    2. diǎn  o’clock
    3. fēn  minute(s)
  19. 去……的车在哪儿坐?qù… de chē zài nǎr zuò? Where can I get the bus for…
  20. 售票处 Shòupiào chù   Ticket office
  21. 售票员 Shòupiào yuán  Ticket seller
  22. 票 piào ticket
  23. 往返 wǎngfǎn  round-trip
  24. 单程 dānchéng   one-way
  25. 硬卧 yìngwò  hard sleeper
  26. 软卧 ruǎnwò  soft sleeper
  27. 直达特快 zhídá tèkuài  Direct Express train
  28. 普通特快 pǔtōng tèkuài  Express train
  29. 快车 kuài chē  Fast train 
  30. 慢车 màn chē  Slow train
  31. 卖光了 mài guāng le  sold out
  32. 取消 qǔ xiāo  Cancelled
  33. 交通费 jiāotōng fèi   Travelling expenses
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