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Xi'an-Hohhot Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Jul. 1, 2021

Only one pair of high-speed trains and three pairs of normal-speed trains operate between Xi'an and Hohhot. The journey duration is about 14 hours for normal trains and 8.5 hours for high-speed trains.

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 1,064-1,137 kilometers (661-706 miles)
  • Terminals: Xi’an South Railway Station, Hohhot East Railway Station / Hohhot Railway Station
  • Duration: 13-15 hours
  • Main stops: Yan’an, Baotou

Xi'an to Hohhot Train Schedules

(Updated on May 30th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K998 07:51 21:42 13h 51m
K692 19:16 08:11 (next day) 12h 55m
K656 20:00 09:32 (next day) 13h 32m
D778 22:45 07:07 (next day) 8h 22m
  • Please note: 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.

Hohhot to Xi'an Train Schedules

(Updated on May 30th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K655 08:04 21:45 13h 41m
D777 08:46 16:18 7h 32m
K691 17:50 07:00 (next day) 13h 10m
K1673 22:05 10:33 (next day) 12h 28m

Xi'an to Hohhot Train Ticket Fares

For Normal-Speed Trains

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$51 (CNY360.5) US$33 (CNY232.5) US$20 (CNY135.5)

For High-Speed Trains

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Second Class
US$77 (CNY543) US$61 (CNY429) US$37 (CNY255)

Travel Tips

There are no direct high-speed trains between Xi’an and Hohhot. If you want to shorten the journey duration on the train, you can consider transferring in Beijing.

Take a high-speed train from Xi’an to Beijing and then a high-speed train from Beijing to Hohhot. The total journey duration will be about 7 to 8 hours.

You can also consider taking a flight between Xi’an and Hohhot. In the shoulder season, one pair of flights operates between Xi’an and Hohhot every day and each flight takes 2 hours.

The full airfare is about 1,050 CNY. We recommend you check for discounts or book your flight tickets as early as possible so that you can save some money.

Station Information

These are the distances to the city center from the following stations in Xi’an:

  • It is about 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Xi’an Railway Station to the city center.
  • It is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Xi’an South Railway Station to the city center.

The following public buses operate to Xi’an South Railway Station: 340, 735, 920, and 953.

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