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Pingyao Transportation

Pingyao is a popular historical tourist destination in central north China, between the imperial capitals of Beijing and Xi’an. As a small county, Pingyao city doesn't have airport. But it is easily accessible by train.

Getting to/from Pingyao by Train

Pingyao Railway StationPingyao Railway Station

There are two railway stations in Pingyao:

Pingyao is served by dozens of trains to and from major tourist cities, such as Beijing , Xi'an, Taiyuan, and Datong.

  • It takes about 4 hours from Pingyao to Beijing, and there are three trains between the two cities each way every day.
  • It takes about 3 hours from Pingyao to Xi'an and there are nine trains between the two cities each way every day.

You can search for trains arriving and departing to/from Pingyao.

Coaches to Pingyao

Taking a coach from nearby cities is another way for tourists to get to Pingyao City.

The coach might be convenient for the local, but we don't recommend foreign tourists to take a coach to Pingyao, as the coach driver won’t speak English and the ticket office might not have any English signs or help for foreign tourists. Besides the trains are quicker and more comfortable.

Cycling/Walking Around Pingyao City

Pingyao Ancient CityPingyao Ancient City

There are no taxis within the tiny town, and the public buses are not convenient for many attractions. So bicycling might be the easiest way to tour around this ancient city. Some tourists choose to walk.

Bicycles are available for rental just in front of your hotels. It is a popular means of transportation for many tourists to explore the ancient city wall.