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Beijing - Baotou Train

Currently, About 5 pairs of high speed trains run between Beijing North Railway Station/Qinghe Railway Station and Baotou Railway Station/East Railway Station with a travel time of 3.5 - 4 hours. The 2nd class seat is CNY 255 - 266.

About 10 pairs of normal speed trains including overnight sleeper trains are running between Beijing and Baotou. The travel time varies from 11 - 16.5 hours. Ticket fare for a hard sleeper costs CNY 214 - 305. 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, Baotou East Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Xiahuayuan, Xuanhua, Zhangjiakou, Hohhot

Beijing to Baotou High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G249108:31 - 12:073h36m
D107108:47 - 12:353h48m
G249312:00 - 15:333h33m
D107314:03 - 18:023h59m
G249517:50 - 21:113h21m
D107518:45 - 22:423h57m

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Baotou to Beijing Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G249207:30 - 10:503h20m
D107208:23 - 13:074h44m
G249413:16 - 16:473h31m
D107413:46 - 18:154h29m
G249616:32 - 20:063h34m
D107618:43 - 22:313h48m

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 Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 765 - 799
USD 113 - 118
CNY 366 - 420
USD 54 - 62
CNY 235 - 266
USD 35 - 39


Normal Speed Train

Basic Facts:

Duration: about 11 - 16.5 hours
Operated at: Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, Baotou Railway Station, Baotou East Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Xuanhua, Zhangjiakou, Datong, Jining, Hohhot

Beijing to Baotou Normal Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z28311:23 - 22:2210h59m
K59721:40 - 09:31+11h51m
K88523:58 - 11:46+11h48m
Around 10 departures in total: departure time from 03:42 to 21:40; duration is 10H59M to 12H22M. 

Baotou to Beijing Normal Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z28406:44 - 18:2811h44m
K59817:18 - 04:28+11h10m
K88622:55 - 11:15+12h20m
Around 10 departures in total: departure time from 06:44 to 22:55; duration is 10H51M to 12H39M. 

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 Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 285 - 415.5
USD 42 - 61
CNY 190 - 272.5
USD 28 - 40
CNY 102 - 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 Z283/Z284, 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: Gaobeidian, Baoding, Dingzhou, Shijiazhuang North, Yangquan North, Taiyuan, Jiaocheng, Wenshui, Fenyang, Lvliang, Liulin South, Mizhi, Yulin, Ordos, Dongsheng West, Dalad West

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 about CNY810 - 890 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 updated on Apr. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Baotou Train
Asked by Jessie from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 14, 2020 01:04Reply
Which train is better, the overnight train or high speed?
I would like to take a train from Beijing to Baotou,
Answers (1)
Answered by Eve from UK | Aug. 16, 2020 17:59

The high speed trains only take 3.5 or 4 hours, which take much shorter time. If you prefer the overnight train, train K41 20:45/ 09:02 +1 and K597 21:32/ 09:32 are all good choices, they save your day time and also can save one night’s hotel accommodation. The sleeper berth is highly recommended.
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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