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Beijing-Taiyuan Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Jun. 11, 2021

Currently, 26 pairs of high-speed trains and 13 pairs of normal-speed trains run between Beijing and Taiyuan so, generally speaking, there are enough choices.

We recommend taking a high-speed train to travel between these two cities rather than taking a flight. You can also consider taking the Z trains, which are faster than other normal-speed trains and comparatively cheaper than high-speed trains.

Beijing-Taiyuan High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 513 kilometers (319 miles)
  • Terminals: Beijing West Railway Station, Taiyuan Railway Station
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Main stop: Shijiazhuang

Beijing to Taiyuan High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1st, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G621 07:12 10:05 2h 53m
G683 12:38 15:45 3h 7m
G681 17:08 19:42 2h 34m
G63 20:02 22:34 2h 32m
  • Please note: The trains listed above are only some of the ones in operation. The timetable is just for your reference.
  • If you want up-to-date schedules, you can use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Taiyuan to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1st, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G602 06:42 09:42 3h
G608 10:57 13:56 2h 59m
G624 14:38 17:46 3h 8m
G628 19:42 22:57 3h 15m

Beijing to Taiyuan High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$95 (CNY651) US$51 (CNY316) US$29 (CNY197.5)

Beijing-Taiyuan Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Taiyuan Railway Station, Beijing Railway Station / Beijing West Railway Station
  • Duration: 4½ to 11 hours
  • Main stop: Shijiazhuang

Beijing to Taiyuan Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1st, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z69 10:21 15:03 4h 42m
T7 16:43 22:02 5h 19m
K603 17:28 03:28 (next day) 10h
K609 23:45 07:27 (next day) 7h 42m
  • Please note: The trains listed above are only some of the ones in operation. The timetable is just for your reference.
  • If you want up-to-date schedules, you can use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Taiyuan to Beijing Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1st, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K1116 05:50 11:52 6h 2m
T8 07:27 12:40 5h 13m
K604 19:28 05:02 (next day) 9h 34m
K610 22:21 05:14 (next day) 6h 53m

Beijing to Taiyuan Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Superior Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$52 (CNY358) US$29 (CNY197) US$19 (CNY129) US$11 (CNY72)

Travel Tips

The journey duration when taking a high-speed train is about 3 hours. Therefore, we highly recommend you take a high-speed train between Beijing and Taiyuan.

There are also flights between Beijing and Taiyuan. About four pairs of flights operate between the two cities in the shoulder seasons. A flight takes about 1½ hours. However, you have to consider the time it takes to get to and from the airports.

The full airfare is about 1,060 CNY. We suggest you check to see if there are any discounts available in advance. Sometimes, the discounts are very good - for example, 82% off the airfare in May 2023.

You can also consider taking the Z trains between Beijing and Taiyuan, which have a journey duration of about 4½ to 5 hours. You can buy a sleeper ticket to have a rest, which is a more comfortable way to travel.

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