Pingyao Railway Station was built in 1933. It is in the central part of Shanxi Province. The station is about 108 kilometers (67 miles) away from Taiyuan Station and 420 kilometers (260 miles) away from Huashan Station. It is about 600 kilometers (380 miles) northeast of Beijing and 540 kilometers (330 miles) west of Xian. The Tongpu railway line runs north to south. In the north, the line goes to Taiyuan and Shijiazhuang. In the south, it goes to Linfen and Yuncheng. The Pingyao Station is a transfer station for several railway lines such as the line between Taiyuan, Chengdu, Baoji, Fenglingdu and Yangquanxi; the one between Xi'an, Changchun and Baotou; and the one between Datong and Hangzhou.
Pingyao Railway Station only has K-trains and other slower trains. If you want a faster journey, you may take a D-train from Pingyao Gucheng Railway Station. A K-train from Pingyao Station takes half a day to Datong, 16 hours to Beijing, 22 hours to Chongqing North, and 1½ days to Shenzhen West. Pingyao Station also offers slow trains to Xi’an, Lanzhou and Chengdu.
|K689||Chongqing North||08:47||06:21||21h 34min|
|K237||Shenzhen West||23:32||12:20||36h 48min|
There are electric motorbikes and taxis available. The motorbike price to take you to the ancient city can be as low as 3 to 5 RMB. Taxis start at 6 RMB. If you want to go to the city on foot, it may take about 20 minutes.
Pingyao Railway Station and Pingyao Gucheng Railway Station are connected by bus 103. The bus runs from 07:30 to 20:10 in summer and 07:00 to 19:10 in winter. Every 15 minutes there is a bus to take you to Pingyao Gucheng Station (6 stops). The bus journey takes 15 minutes and costs RMB 3.
The easiest way from Pingyao Railway station to Pingyao Ancient City is to take a taxi (3 minutes to Fengyi Gate, one of the entrances). Taxis are not permitted in the ancient city scenic area, so you must get off at Fengyi Gate.
You may also choose to walk about 20 minutes to get there. This method is not recommended, because the streets can be confusing. If you are going this way, you should refer to a reliable map and make sure not to lose your way.
The table below shows the four trains from Pingyao to Xi’an Railway Station and Xi’an South Railway Station:
|K689||Xi’an South||10:16||20:25||10h 9min|
There are three trains departing from Pingyao Railway Station to Beijing Railway Station every day:
Freight Service: It handles carloads, freight packages and container cargoes.