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Pingyao Railway Station

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.

Lines and Trains

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.

K-Train and Slow Train Services by Order of Duration

Trains Destinations Departs Arrives Duration
K7808 Datong 07:14 19:43 12h 29min
K7807 Yuncheng 07:39 20:26 12h 47min
K609 Hancheng 23:51 15:21 15h 30min
K610 Beijing 14:10 06:09 15h 59min
K868 Linfen 19:36 11:54 16h 18min
K866 Tangshan 13:33 07:08 17h 35min
K689 Chongqing North 08:47 06:21 21h 34min
K690 Taiyuan 07:48 05:23 21h 35m
K237 Shenzhen West 23:32 12:20 36h 48min
4611 Jiexiu 06:48 09:15 2h 27min
2671 Xi’an 16:40 08:56 16h 16min
2464 Baotou 18:35 11:41 17h 6min
1095 Lanzhou 19:06 15:54 20h 48min
2604 Qinhuangdao 10:35 10:47 24h 12min
1485 Chengdu 15:00 18:34 27h 34min
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Transportation to Pingyao Railway Station

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.

From Pingyao Station to Pingyao Gucheng Station

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.

From Pingyao Station to Pingyao Ancient City

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.

Trains from Pingyao Station to Xi'an

The table below shows the four trains from Pingyao to Xi’an Railway Station and Xi’an South Railway Station:

Trains Destinations Departs Arrives Duration
2671 Xi’an 00:18 08:56 8h 38min
1458 Xi’an 16:32 01:01 8h 29min
1095 Xi’an 20:42 06:56 10h 14min
K689 Xi’an South 10:16 20:25 10h 9min

Pingyao to Beijing Trains

There are three trains departing from Pingyao Railway Station to Beijing Railway Station every day:

Trains Departs Arrives Duration
K610 20:32 06:09 9h 37min
K604 17:03 05:37 12h 34min
2604/2601 13:15 03:56 14h 41min

Special Service on Pingyao Railway Station

Freight Service: It handles carloads, freight packages and container cargoes.