Datong Railway Station
Datong Railway Station Taxi Directions
- Chinese Name: 大同
- Address: No.1 Zhanqian Road, Datong City, Shanxi Province.
- Chinese Address: 大同市站前街 1 号
- Telephone: 0352-7122922
Datong 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…|
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…|
|K574||Beijing West||03:07||09:10||6h 3min|
|1456||Beijing North||12:43||20:05||7h 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
- To book tickets through the phone service, first pay for the ticket through a bank, and then the staff will help reserve your ticket or deliver the ticket to you.
- All the railway stations around the country are connected, so you can book the ticket you need from anywhere
- Telephone booking requires an extra 5 RMB per ticket. To get delivery to your door add 15 RMB (delivery service is only available in the city).
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…|
|K573||Dongsheng West||20:54||10:09||13h 15min|
|K731||Guangzhou East||14:19||05:15||38h 56min|
|Other trains||4629||Shuozhou||07:10||09:11||2h 1min|
|6088||Zhangjiakou South||07:38||11:25||3h 47min|
Usually, the bus is faster than a train, but it is suggested to take a train from Beijing to Datong, it is about 6 hours train travel.
We will arrange the train ticket for you if you book a tour package with us. Do you need us to arrange a tour for you?
Coco Coco Yang Replied on 08:24 AM Jan. 29 2012
Thank you very much for visiting our Web site and your interest in our services. My name is Robert Hui. I am a travel advisor at China Highlights. It is my pleasure to assist you for your trip to China.
I am sorry to inform you that Datong Railway Station does not offer luggage storage service. May I suggest you to save your luggage in the nearest supermarket (if you do not have too much luggage, please bring your important & valuable things with you), or you can book a room at the nearest hotel or hostel to save your luggage.
And I have sent you an e-mail with a map with suggested hotels for you to save your luggage, please check your in-box (and spam box).
Hope you enjoy your tour to China:) Robert Hui Replied on 02:25 AM Aug. 17 2011