Datong Yungang Airport is situated 11 miles (17 kilometers) to the north of the urban area. Nowadays, twelve airlines can take passengers to some major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiyuan and Guangzhou. The modern new terminal building provides a comfortable environment for passengers. In addition, Taiyuan Wusu Airport is the nearest airport acting as a transfer station for visitors to Datong.
Located at No.4 Zhanqian Street, Datong Railway Station is connected with most major cities in China including Beijing, Guangzhou, Xian, Hangzhou, Pingyao and Taiyuan. The railway station can be reached by bus no.4, 15, 30, 42, 70 and tourist bus line 1. Among the bus lines, tourist line 1 passes by Yungang Grottoes, line 4 is to/from Nine-Dragon Screen, line 42 and line 70 has a stop nearby Dongguan Long-distance Bus Station.
Datong Bus Station, Xinnan Passenger Transport Station and Dongguan Bus Station are main bus stations in this city. Hereunder the detailed information:
Datong Bus Station
More than 54 routes and 310 long-distance buses are operated at this station. Long-distance buses are mainly heading for major provinces in China, such as Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Hubei and Zhejiang. Buses to Beijing, Tangshan, and Shijiazhuang are regular and frequent every day.
Address: No.20, West Yantong Road
Transportation: Take public bus no. 28, and get off at Children’s Park Station. After arriving, walk to the bus station directly.
Xinnan Bus Station
Destinations of long-distance buses at this station include Taiyuan, Beijing, Changzhi, Yangquan Shenmu, Yulin, Shanyin and Yuanping. Most of them depart daily. Coaches to Mt.Wutai are also operated at this station.
Address: No.699, South Xinjian Road, Weidu Avenue
Transportation: One can take public bus no. 1, 28, 30, 64, 201or 202 to the bus station directly.
Dongguan Bus Station
Buses here mainly run to nearby counties such as Yanggao, Tianzhen, Xiping, Yangyuan, Hunyuan, Lingqiu, Guangling and other areas. Passengers to Hanging Monastery and Mt. Hengshan should depart from this station to Hunyuan first. Upon arrival, take local bus no.3 to downtown center and then change to bus no.8 to get there; or take a taxi to get there directly at about CNY 15.
Address: Binhe Road
Transportation: One can take public bus no.11 (East Ring), and get off at Heyang South Gate Station. Then walk southeast around 0.6 miles to get there.
Besides, East Bus Station will be completed in 2016 and put into use in the near future.
There are 50 bus routes in Datong City which form a large network making all the parts of the city easy to be reached. More than 900 city buses in this city have two types of charging standards. One is self-serviced with a fare of CNY 1 or CNY 2 (air-conditioned bus). The other charges according to the distance you propose to take; the starting fare is CNY 1 for the first 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) and CNY 0.5 for each additional 3.1 miles (5 kilometers).
Buses has different schedule in summer and winter. During winter days, most of the routes start at 05:20 to 07:30 in the morning and end at 17: 30 to 20:30 in the evening. In summer days, the starting time may not change while the ending time of most routes will be prolonged for 10 to 20 minutes.
|Fare||Day Time||Night Time (22:00 to 06:00)|
|Starting Fare for First 3 kilometers||CNY 7||CNY 7|
|Extra per Kilometer||CNY 1.6||CNY 2.1|
|Stopping for traffic lights and traffic jams||CNY 1.6 every five minutes||CNY 2.1 every five minutes|
Note: one kilometer is about 0.6 mile.