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Beijing – Pingyao – Xi’an Trains

If you want to explore the root of Chinese history and culture , the Beijing – Pingyao – Xi’an route is a must to add to your list. A train trip is a great way to discover the local landscape and culture in depth. Here are some things you need to know about how to arrange your train travel for this route, including the direct trains information, transfer plan, and useful travel tips.

Direct Trains Between Beijing and Pingyao

There are three high-speed trains and three normal trains running between Beijing and Pingyao. They operate from 2:49am to 11:51pm.

Beijing – Pingyao Train Schedule

(Updated on July 10, 2017)

Daytime High-Speed Trains
Beijing West - Pingyaogucheng Pingyaogucheng - Beijing West
Train No. Depart Arrive Duration Train No. Depart Arrive Duration
D2001 7:46 12:08 4 h 22 min D2002 8:46 12:52 4 h 6 min
G605 10:28 14:32 4 h 4 min G616 13:40 17:28 3 h 48 min
D2005 15:29 19:42 4 h 13 min D2006 16:16 20:39 4 h 2 min

Normal Trains
Beijing - Pingyao Pingyao - Beijing
Train No. Depart Arrive Duration Train No. Depart Arrive Duration
K961 2:49 15:24 12 h 35 min K962 15:19 (+1) 4:37 13 h 18 min
K603 17:12 (+1) 4:52 11 h 40 min K604 17:43 (+1) 5:33 11 h 50 min
K609 23:53(+1) 9:29 9 h 36 min K610 20:02 (+1) 5:13 9 h 11 min

Beijing – Pingyao Train Price

Train Types Seat Classes Price
G605 G616 Business class seat ¥698 ($104)
1st class seat ¥322.5 ($48)
2nd class seat ¥225.5 ($34)
D2001 D2005
D2002 D2006
1st class seat ¥254.5 ($38)
2nd class seat ¥183 ($28)
K961 K962 Soft sleeper ¥285 ($47)
Hard sleeper ¥184 ($30)
Hard seat ¥105 ($16)
K603 K604 Soft sleeper ¥251 ($41)
Hard sleeper ¥163 ($27)
Hard seat ¥93 ($14)
K609 K610 Soft sleeper ¥274 ($45)
Hard sleeper ¥178 ($29)
Hard seat ¥102 ($16)

Direct Trains Between Pingyao and Xi’an

Pingyao Train StationPingyao Train Station

There are eight high-speed D trains Land four normal trains from Pingyao to Xi’an; and nine high-speed D trains and four normal trains for the return journey.

Pingyao – Xi'an Train Schedule

(Updated on July 10, 2017)

Daytime High-Speed Trains

Pingyaogucheng - Xi'an North Xi'an North - Pingyaogucheng
Train No. Depart Arrive Duration Train No. Depart Arrive Duration
D2505 8:40 11:47 3 h 7 min D2504 8:08 11:15 3 h 7 min
D2561 10:03 13:03 3 h D2506 9.07 11:31 2 h 24 min
D2517 13:58 16:58 3 h D2508 9:39 12:23 2 h 44 min
D2535 15:23 18:20 2 h 57 min D2538 10:41 14:04 3 h 23 min
D2565 15:40 18:29 2 h 49 min D2566 11:55 14:56 3 h 1 min
D2525 16:51 19:45 2 h 54 min D2520 15:52 18:58 3 h 7 min
D2527 17:51 20:59 3 h 8 min D2526 15:52 18:58 3 h 6 min
D2533 20:00 22:40 2 h 40 min D2562 16:12 19:26 3 h 14 min
 --  --  --  -- D2534 19:05 22:04 2 h 59 min
Normal Trains
Pingyao - Xi'an Xi'an -Pingyao
Train No. Depart Arrive Duration Train No. Depart Arrive Duration
2671 0:14 8:51 8 h 37 min 1486 12:06 20:55 8 h 49 min
1485 16:29 (+1) 1:14 8 h 45 min 2096 19:00 (+1) 5:09 10 h 9 min
2095 20:48 (+1) 7:03 10 h 15 min 2672 22:53 (+1) 22:53 (+1) 8 h 31 min
Pingyao - Xi'an South Xi'an South - Pingyao
Train No. Depart Arrive Duration Train No. Depart Arrive Duration
K689 10:14 20:20 10 h 6 min K690 17:18 (+1) 3:38 10 h 20 min

Pingyao – Xi'an Train Price

Train Types Seat Classes Price
D trains Business class seat (D2534) ¥450 ($68)
D trains 1st class seat ¥187.5 ($28)
D trains 2nd class seat ¥150 ($23)
K trains Soft sleeper ¥222 ($37)
K trains Hard sleeper ¥144 ($22)
K trains Hard seat ¥81 ($12)
Numbered trains Soft sleeper ¥196 ($32)
Numbered trains Hard sleeper ¥124 ($21)
Numbered trains Hard seat ¥66 ($10)
More Information

Beijing Railway Station = “北京站”

The Beijing Train StationThe Beijing Train Station
  • The departure station of three pairs of K trains running between Beijing and Pingyao.
  • Located in Dongcheng District. It's only 4 kilometers southeast of the Forbidden City and 30 kilometers southwest of Beijing Capital International Airport.

1.By bus: airport shuttle bus, airport line, bus 2 or 673

2.By subway:


Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
To Beijing West Railway Station Line 2 (4 stops) - Line 4 (3 stops) 25 m 0.60 USD (4 CNY)
To Beijing South Railway Station Line 2 (4 stops) - Line 4 (1 stops) - Line 7 (4 stops) 35 m 0.60 USD (4 CNY)
To Beijing Capital International Airport Line 2 (4 stops) - Line 3 (3 stops) - Airport Express Line to terminal 2 or 3 55 m 4 USD (28 CNY)
Tian'anmen Square Line 2 (1 stop) - Line 1 (4 stops) 15 m 0.50 USD (3 CNY)

3.By taxi:

Taxi Stand Duration Cost
Tian'anmen Square 15 m 3 USD (20 CNY)
Beijing South Railway Station
25 m 5.50 USD (35 CNY)
Beijing Capital International Airport 50 m 15 USD (100 CNY)
(includes expressway toll)

Beijing West Railway Station = “北京西站”

  • It is currently the departure station of the high-speed daytime D and G trains to get to Pingyao and Xi’an.
  • Located in Fengtai District. It's 8 kilometers southwest of the Forbidden City and 36 kilometers southwest of Beijing Capital International Airport.

1.By bus: airport shuttle bus, airport line, bus 2 or 673

2.By subway:

Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
To Beijing Railway Station Line 9/7 Line 2 30 m 0.60 USD (4 CNY
To Beijing South Railway Station Line 9/7 - Line 4 30 m 0.60 USD (4 CNY)
Beijing Capital International Airport Line 9 - Line 4 - Line 2 - Airport Line 1 h 20 m 5 USD (30 CNY)
Tian'anmen Square Line 9 - Line 1 40 m 0.60 USD (3 CNY)


3.By taxi:

Taxi Stand Duration Cost
Tian'anmen Square 25 m 5.50 USD (35 CNY)
Beijing South Railway Station 25 m 5.50 USD (35 CNY)
Beijing Capital International Airport 1 h 10 m 20.50 USD (135 CNY)
(includes expressway toll)

Pingyao Transportation

Two Train Stations


Pingyao Railway Station = “平遥站”

  • Normal K and numbered trains depart from and arrive at Pingyao Railway Station.
  • Located in the center of the county, it's only 1 kilometer to the ancient town.
  • Pingyaogucheng Railway Station = “平遥古城站”

  • Pingyaogucheng Railway Station is the new high-speed D and G train station.
  • Located on the southeast outskirts of the county, it's 8 kilometers to the ancient town.
  • Since there are two train stations in Pingyao, be clear about which station you want to use.

    Transfer by taxi: Taxis aren't allowed in the Ancient City, so they can only go to/from the entrances.

  • Day fare: 6 CNY for the first 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) and then 1 CNY per each additional kilometer.
  • Night fare: 9 CNY for the first 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) and 1.5 CNY per each additional kilometer.
  • Transfer by bus: Line 108

Pingyao Railway Station = “平遥站”

  • Normal K and numbered trains depart from and arrive at Pingyao Railway Station.
  • Located in the center of the county, it's only 1 kilometer to the ancient town.
  • In Pingyao Ancient City

  • Cycling: You can rent bikes at the North Gate and at many hostels.
  • Walking: You could walk to Fengyi Gate, which is the entrance to the ancient city. This is not recommended if you do not know the way.
  • Bus: Line 103 (operates every 15 minutes); Line 108

Three Terminals of Xi'an

Xi’an Station = “西安站”

  • Located in one of the three central districts of Xi’an
  • Only 3 kilometers southwest of the heart of Xi’an city — the Bell Tower; 38 kilometers northeast of Xi’an Xianyang International Airport

1.By bus: 1.39, 205, 214, 229, 266, 608, 616; 7/306 Tourist Line; Airport Shuttle Bus 2

2.By subway:

Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
To Xi'an North Railway Station Line 1 (2 stops) - Line 2 (8 stops) 45 m 0.60 USD ( CNY)
To the Bell Tower Line (2 stops) - Line 2 (1 stop) 10 m 0.60 USD (4 CNY)
To the Terracotta Warriors Line 1 (8 stops) - Bus 307 ( stops) 2 h 2 USD ( CNY)
To Xi'an Airport No subway yet, take a taxi or bus(Airport Shuttle Bus,)instead 

3.By taxi:

Taxi Stand Duration Cost
To Xi'an North Railway Station 30 m 5 USD (35 CNY)
To the Terracotta Warriors 45 m 16.50 USD (111 CNY)
To Xi'an Airport 40 m 15 USD (100 CNY)

Xi’an North Railway Station = “西安北站”

  • It is also currently the departure station of the high-speed daytime G and D trains operating to Beijing and Pingyao.
  • Located in Weiyang District. It's 13 kilometers southeast of Xi’an Railway Station and 26 kilometers southeast of Xi’an Xianyang International Airport.

1.By bus: 26, 263, 265, 266; airport line – East Avenue line

2.By subway: Line 1 and 2 (operating period: 6:10am–11:15pm)


Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
Xi'an Railway Station Line 1 and Line 2 45 m 0.60 USD (4 CNY)
Xi'an Xianyang Airport Airport Line - Line 1/2 2 h 30 m 0.60 USD (4 CNY)
The Bell Tower Line 2 35 m 0.70 USD (5 CNY)


3.By taxi:

Taxi Stand Duration Cost
The Terracotta Army 50 m 18 USD (120 CNY)
Xi'an Railway Station 40 m 5.50 USD (35 CNY)
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport 30 m 11.50 USD (75 CNY)

Xi’an South Railway Station = “西安南站” (Not Recommended)Located in Chang’an District, the south outskirts of the city, the small station is 30 kilometers from the downtown area and is equipped with poor infrastructures.

1.By bus: (daytime) 500, 903, 918, 920; (night) 9, 266, 918; Tourist Line 8

2.By subway: There is no subway line to Xi’an South Railway Station yet, so take a taxi or bus instead.

3.By taxi:

Taxi Stand Duration Cost
To the Terracotta Army 60 m 23 USD (160 CNY)
To the Bell Tower 40 m 12 USD (80 CNY)
To Xi'an Airport 80 m 28 USD (190 ;CNY)

Transfer Plan from Beijing to Pingyao

Trains for Pingyao are so popular that tickets for the direct trains sometimes sell out very quickly. Therefore, it is a good idea to have an alternative plan. Below are some transfer plans for your reference.

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