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Beijing - Baotou Train

Currently, 4 pairs of high speed trains run between Beijing North Railway Station/Qinghe Railway Station and Baotou Railway Station with a travel time of 3.5 - 4 hours. The 2nd class seat is CNY 225 - 255.

11 pairs of normal speed trains including overnight sleeper trains are running between Beijing and Baotou. The travel time varies from 10.5 - 17 hours. Ticket fare for a hard sleeper costs CNY 208 - 299.5. They are running between Baotou Railway Station and Beijing Railway Station/ Beijing West Railway Station, with some stop of a few minutes at Baotou East Railway Station

High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

Duration: about 3.5 - 4 hours
Operated at: Beijing North Railway Station, Qinghe Railway Station, Baotou Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Xiahuayuan, Xuanhua, Zhangjiakou, Hohhot

Beijing to Baotou High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G248108:14 - 12:164h2m
G248312:59 - 16:373h38m
G248516:07 - 20:053h58m
G248717:45 - 21:313h46m
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Baotou to Beijing Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G248207:21 - 10:393h18m
G248408:13 - 12:023h49m
G248613:15 - 16:533h38m
G248817:42 - 21:263h44m
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, you can search for it by the tool on top of this page.

Beijing - Baotou High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 673 - 764
USD 98 - 111
CNY 342 - 391
USD 50 - 57
CNY 225 - 255
USD 33 - 37


Normal Speed Train

Basic Facts:

Duration: about 10.5 - 17 hours
Operated at: Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, Baotou Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Xuanhua, Zhangjiakou, Datong, Jining, Hohhot

Beijing to Baotou Normal Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K5502:48 - 15:1112h23m
Z35103:30 - 15:4012h10m
K26309:25 - 21:5512h30m
K39510:51 - 23:4112h50m
Z28311:07 - 22:2411h17m
K111512:52 - 06:02+17h10m
K117713:30 - 01:25+11h55m
K57320:37 - 08:53+12h16m
K4120:45 - 09:00+12h15m
Z17921:04 - 07:59+10h55m
K59721:32 - 09:23+11h51m
K88523:43 - 12:06+12h23m


Baotou to Beijing Normal Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z28406:51 - 18:3111h40m
K4207:30 - 19:3912h9m
Z18415:57 - 03:08+11h11m
K5616:39 - 04:22+11h43m
K59816:53 - 04:54+12h1m
K111719:11 - 11:45+16h34m
K26420:06 - 08:21+12h15m
K57420:24 - 09:01+12h37m
K39621:54 - 09:49+11h55m
K117822:27 - 11:40+13h13m
Z18022:46 - 09:55+11h9m
K88622:56 - 11:25+12h29m
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 Jun 8, 2020)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 315 - 443.5
USD 46 - 64
CNY 208 - 299.5
USD 30 - 43
CNY 105 - 148.5
USD 15 - 22

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

Beijing – Baotou Train vs. Flight

High speed train runs faster, so it saves more time for travellers and the tickt price is cost-efficiency. It is the first-choice of most travelers. 

Direct flights are available between the two cities, taking around 1.5 hours for a single trip. But counting in the travel time to/from the airport, the total travel time is no big difference from the high speed train travel time. 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.

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. They are prefered by many budget travelers. 

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

Major Rail Lines from Baotou to:

- Last modified on Jan. 08, 2020 -
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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