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Datong Railway Station

Datong Railway StationDatong Railway Station is an important transportation hub that connects Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Province, Shanxi Province, and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regions. There are five major double-track electrified railways, the Beijing-Baotou Railway, the Beijing-Yuanping Railway, the Datong-Zhangjiakou Railway, the Datong-Qinhuangdao Railway, and the Beitongpu Railway. The station also has more than 40 other branch lines and access rail lines. Bullet train lines are under construction or planned between Datong and Xian and Beijing. The station is on the International Railway line to Moscow. This web-like network of railways connect the northern and northwestern parts of China.


Beijing-Baotou line (Beijing - Zhangjiakou - Datong - Jining - Hohhot - Baotou)

Datong-Qinhuangdao line (Datong - Qinhuangdao)

Beijing-Yuanping (Beijing - Datong Lingqiu - Yuanping)

Tongpu line (Datong - Yuncheng)

International Railway (Beijing - Datong - Jining - Erlianhaote - Ulaanbaatar - Moscow)

Yungang line (Datong - Yungang)

Datong-Zhungeer line (Datong – Zhungeer) 

Datong-Xi'an (Datong - Xi'an)

Transportation to Datong Railway Station

Bus:Passengers can take Bus No.1, No.2, No. 4, No. 8, or No. 32 from the railway station to Datong City.

Taxi:Initial fare is 5 or 6 RMB, and then 1.2 RMB per kilometer.

From Datong Railway Station to Pingyao Railway Station

One K-train and three slow trains are available to enjoy an ancient city journey. The ticket price for the K-train is 69 RMB for a hard seat and 130 RMB for a hard sleeper. The tickets for the slow trains are a little cheaper at 61 RMB for a hard seat, 122 RMB for a hard sleeper, and 186 RMB for a soft sleeper.

Some of these trains depart early in the morning; therefore, you should be careful not to miss them.


From Datong Station to Pingyao Station…
K780705:4913:377h 48min
267116:4000:157h 35min
2462/246323:1706:227h 5min
2602/260306:1714:208h 3min

From Datong Railway Station to Beijing

Datong Station is linked to Beijing Station, Beijing West Station, and Beijing North Station by K-, T-, and slow trains. The train journey between the two cities takes between 6 and 7 hours. The ticket fare is approximately 45 RMB to 53 RMB for a hard seat, 99 RMB to 107 RMB for a hard sleeper, and 138 RMB to 158 RMB for a soft sleeper.

The following table compares T, K, and slow services:

From Datong Station to Beijing…
K616Beijing08:0614:356h 29min
K44Beijing13:4019:426h 2min
K574Beijing West03:0709:106h 3min
1456Beijing North12:4320:057h 22min

From Datong Railway Station to Yungang Grottoes

Datong Station provides easy access to the AAAAA scenic area and Yungang Grottoes by bus. Bus 4, via the Four Bus Company, can be taken to the terminal, and then bus 3 can be taken to the Yungang Grottoes. The whole journey will take about two hours and cost 2 RMB.

Datong Railway Station Special Tips

Special Service on Datong Railway Station

Passenger shipping:luggage and parcel shipping service.

Cargo shipping: delivering cargo carloads, containers, and cargo security. 

Datong Railway Station Destinations:

From Datong Railway Station to…
K-trainsK7803Taiyuan14:5518:353h 40min
K616Beijing08:0614:356h 29min
K606Tianjin22:3307:328h 59min
K7807Yuncheng05:4918:5913h 10min
K573Dongsheng West20:5410:0913h 15min
K1112Shenyang22:0815:2817h 20min
K218Handan15:4510:0818h 23min
K220Baotou18:2913:1318h 44min
K712Qingdao09:4710:1524h 28min
K1278Nanchang08:3516:5932h 24min
K731Guangzhou East14:1905:1538h 56min
Other trains4629Shuozhou07:1009:112h 1min
6823Ningwu12:5116:273h 36min
6088Zhangjiakou South07:3811:253h 47min
2671Xi’an16:4008:5616h 16min
2462Linfen15:5709:1017h 13min
2604Qinhuangdao10:3510:4724h 12min
1456Tongliao08:5710:0025h 3min
1458Hohhot17:2518:3925h 14min