|Pingyao Railway Station|
With fourteen towns and villages in all under its prefecture, Pingyao County covers an area of 1260 square kilometers (486.5 square miles). The 2.25 square kilometers (556 acres) broad Old City is the epitome of the local history. As one of the World Cultural and Natural Heritages in China, this Old City now is quite a hot tourism spot. What's convenient is that the Railway Station and the Bus Station are located adjacent to the Old City. You can easily get into the Old City as soon as you arrive there by train or long-distance bus.
Tips: Since the county is not far away from Taiyuan, Taiyuan City can be taken as a transfer station for your trip to other cities around China.
There is no airport in Pingyao County. If you would like to go there by air, the Taiyuan Wusu Airport (TYN) which is 90 kilometers (56 miles) away from the old city may be the best choice. After reaching the Wusu airport, you have two ways to get here: by long-distance bus or by train.
By long-distance bus:
The route: Taiyuan Wusu Airport→ Taiyuan Passenger Transport Station / Jiannan Bus Station of Taiyuan→ Pingyao
To get to Taiyuan Passenger Transport Station, you can take taxi with a fare of about CNY 50~60 (the toll on the way is included) in the airport. In Taiyuan Passenger Transport Center, long-distance buses to Pingyao are available from 06:40~18:30 with an interval of 20 minutes. (Taiyuan Passenger Transport Station: Yingze Avenue, Taiyuan City)
To get to Jiannan Bus Station, Bus No.201 in Wusu Airport is available. In the station, there are buses heading for Pingyao charging CNY 12. It would cost about 2 hours.
The route: Taiyuan Wusu Airport→ Taiyuan Railway Station→ Pingyao
First, you can take the city-buses in the airport directly to get to Taiyuan Railway Station. Bus No.201, No.901 and No.901z are available to send you to the railway station. In Taiyuan Railway Station, trains heading for Pingyao are available.
CAAC Ticket Office in Taiyuan City:
Address: No.158, Yingze Avenue, Taiyuan City
Ticket Booking: 0351-4042903
Pingyao Railway Station is situated in the Zhongdu Road not far away outside the West Gate of the Old City. Trains to and from cities like Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Chongqing and Taiyuan are available in this station. For the railway station is not large, every day only one train from Beijing stops over here; and also only one train stopping over Pingyao heads for Beijing. There is respectively one train to and from Chengdu, Xian and Chongqing stops over here.
In Pingyao Railway Station, there are battery cars available for you to get to the Old City. It charges about CNY 1~3 per person per time.
Inquiries number of the railway station: 0354-5673197
By Long-distance Bus
Long-distance Bus Station is located not far from the southwest of the Railway Station. Buses here mainly head for Taiyuan City and the counties around Pingyao County. Here is some detail information:
|Bus to||Leaving time|
|Taiyuan||From 06:40~18:30 every day with an interval of 20 minutes|
|Yuci||09:00, 10:00, 13:00, 14:30|
|Jiexiu||From 08:00~18:00 every day with an interval of 30 minutes|
Tips: In the square in front of Pingyao Railway Station, there are also buses to and from Taiyuan.The tourist bus between the Old City and Qiao's Compound is available near north gate of the Old City.