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Beijing - Baotou Train

Currently, 11 pairs of trains including overnight sleeper trains are running between Beijing and Baotou. The travel time varies from 10.5 - 17 hours due to the different running distance of 697 kilometers (433 miles) to 1,192 kilometers (741 miles). Ticket fare for a hard sleeper costs CNY 196 - 299.5. 

They are running between Baotou Railway Station and Beijing Railway Station/ Beijing West Railway Station, with some stop ofe a few minutes at Baotou East Railway Station

High Speed trains will be available by the end of 2019, by then the travel time will be greatly reduced to 4 hours or so.

Beijing to Baotou Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K5502:48 - 14:3611h48m
K71103:36 - 15:0611h30m
K26309:25 - 21:3312h8m
K39510:51 - 23:2712h36m
Z28311:07 - 22:2711h20m
K111512:52 - 06:02+17h10m
K117713:30 - 01:23+11h53m
K57320:37 - 08:48+12h11m
K4120:45 - 08:57+12h12m
Z17921:06 - 07:55+10h49m
K59721:32 - 09:14+11h42m
Z31722:50 - 10:17+11h27m
K88523:43 - 12:11+12h28m
See more Beijing Schedule

Baotou to Beijing Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z28407:15 - 18:3111h16m
K4207:29 - 19:3912h10m
Z31810:40 - 21:5011h10m
K5617:00 - 04:27+11h27m
K59817:15 - 04:54+11h39m
K111719:11 - 11:45+16h34m
K26419:45 - 08:21+12h36m
K57420:21 - 08:58+12h37m
K71221:36 - 13:55+16h19m
K39621:52 - 09:51+11h59m
K117822:27 - 12:15+13h48m
Z18022:47 - 09:55+11h8m
K88622:55 - 11:30+12h35m
Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Ticket Fare of Beijing - Baotou Trains

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 315 - 443.5
USD 45 - 63
CNY 208 - 299.5
USD 30 - 43
CNY 105 - 148.5
USD 15 - 21

K and Z types of trains are used for this journey. Among them, Z types and some K types including Z317/Z318, Z179/Z180, K55/K56 take the shortest time of 10.5 – 11.5 hours or so. If possible, passengers had better travel by any of them to save some time.

 Running routes:
 K1115/K1117: Gaobeidian, Baoding, Dingzhou, Shijiazhuang North, Yangquan North, Taiyuan, Jiaocheng, Wenshui, Fenyang, Lvliang, Liulin South, Mizhi, Yulin, Ordos, Dongsheng West, Dalad West
 The rest: Shacheng, Xuanhua, Shalingzi West, Chaigoupu, Tianzhen, Yanggao, Datong, Fengzhen, Jining South, Hohhot East, Hohhot, Salaqi, Chasuqi, Baotou East

Better to travel by overnight sleeper trains

For budget travelers or those who don’t have time to travel in the day, they are advised to travel by overnight sleeper trains such as K263/K264, K573/K574, K597/K598, K41, Z317, K885, K56, K1117 and Z180. Traveling by any of them can save the day time and one-night accommodation fee. Usually, it is advised to purchase a soft or hard sleeper for this journey.

Beijing - Baotou High Speed Trains

Beijing - Baotou High Speed Railway consists of Beijing – Zhangjiakou, Zhangjiakou – Hohhot and Hohhot – Baotou High Speed Railways.
 Beijing – Zhangjiakou: This section is under construction and will open by the end of 2019, by then, duration between the two cities will be shortened to 1 hour.
 Zhangjiakou – Hohhot: This section is under construction and will be put into service in 2018. After its completion, the two cities can be reached within 2 hours.
 Hohhot – Baotou: This section has come into service since January 8th, 2015. Duration between the two cities is reduced to 1 hour or so.

When Beijing – Zhangjiakou and Zhangjiakou – Hohhot sections are completed, Beijing and Baotou can be reached by high speed trains within 4 hours.

Beijing – Baotou Train vs. Flight

Direct flights are available between the two cities, taking around 1.5 hours for a single trip. Full price for an economy class seat is CNY810 or CNY890 based on the different airports. Usually, when the airlines offer discounts, the ticket fare for an economy class seat may be low to CNY250 – CNY450.

In contrast, overnight sleeper trains are also good choices as they can save the day time and one-night hotel expenses. With a hard or soft sleeper, passengers can lie down to have a good rest as well.

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

Major Rail Lines from Baotou to:

- Last modified on Nov. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Baotou Train
Asked by Jaycee from BRAZIL | Sep. 05, 2019 03:41Reply
Train Z317/ Z318 Beijing to Baotou
Is Baotou the final stop of the train? I want to confirm it so I would not need to worry about checking the stations along the way.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from SINGAPORE | Sep. 05, 2019 18:32

Yes, it is indeed the final stop! You can just get off at the last stop. Z types hardly delay so you will know when the scheduled arrival time is approaching. If you booked a sleeper bed, the staff will also come to you to exchange your boarding pass to remind you to get off at your stop.
Asked by Sinclair from PARAGUAY | Nov. 22, 2018 01:00Reply
What does the mark "+" means in timetable?
The trains are very likely delayed?
Answers (1)
Answered by Warren from USA | Nov. 22, 2018 17:33

No, it only means the second day. If it is 8:00+, then the arrival time will be the second day of departure at 8am. However, yes, normal slow rides sometimes delays, but not always.
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