Anyone used China Trip Advisor to book a China train ticket outside of China (online)?
I need a to catch an overnight train 3 days after I arrive in China and I want to book it ahead. If you have used this service, I would appreciate your feedback.
Seat61 gives you good info and links to websites that can help.
To check schedule and ticket prices, best is to go here
China railway doesn't have a website that would offer ticket bookings. So, only agents do it, but at a hefty price, though often with a tour package inclusive.
You may find even among those websites that seat61 mentions, some that will offer ticket that are not so far from reality.
I am not sure that the website you quoted is the best for price but I think all those websites on seat61 should be safe to buy ticket through.
Hope this helped.
You can also check China Train Schedule Search, you can even print the timetable (242 pages!).
If I were you, I would avoid any of the new "high speed" routes - in light of the recent accident!