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Beijing - Datong Train

Over 10 high speed trains set out from Beijing North Railway Station or Qinghe Railway Station and arrive at Datong South Railway Station. The travel time is about 2 - 2.5 hours.

Nearly 10 pairs of non-bullet trains are running between Beijing Railway Station/ West Railway Station and Datong Railway Station everyday. Although the distance between is only around 230 miles (370 kilometers), the duration is about 6 hours since the top speed is only 99 mph (160 km/h).

As an alternative, there are usually 2 pairs of flights a day between the two cities with duration of about only 1 hour. A good discount ticket during off season can be cheap. But in most of the year, it is much more expensive than the railway ticket.

High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

Duration: about 2 - 2.5 hours
Operated at: Beijing North Railway Station, Qinghe Railway Station, Datong South Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Huailai, Zhangjiakou, Huai'an, Yanggao, Xuanhua

Beijing to  Datong High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G250308:10 - 09:561h46m
G250910:32 - 12:522h20m
G250910:47 - 12:522h5m
G251314:00 - 16:062h6m
G251917:51 - 20:082h17m
G252319:39 - 21:592h20m
G252319:54 - 21:592h5m
Over 10 departures in total: departure time from 07:00 to 19:54; duration from 1H46M to 2H20M
See more Beijing Schedule

Datong to Beijing Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G250408:20 - 10:051h45m
G251011:21 - 13:322h11m
G251413:33 - 15:432h10m
G251817:15 - 19:001h45m
G252219:00 - 21:032h3m
Over 10 departures in total: departure time from 07:06 to 21:04; duration from 1H43M to 2H23M
See more Datong Schedule

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 - Datong High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 395 - 513
USD 61 - 80
CNY 210 - 273
USD 33 - 42
CNY 131 - 170
USD 20 - 26


Normal Speed Train

Basic Facts:

Duration: about 6 hours
Operated at: Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, Datong Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Xuanhua, Zhangjiakou, Chaigoubu, Yanggao

Beijing to Datong Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K5502:48 - 08:596h11m
K39510:54 - 17:016h7m
Z28311:07 - 17:086h1m
K8922:17 - 04:19+6h2m
K88523:43 - 05:48+6h5m
About 10 departures in total: departure time from 02:48 to 08:59; duration from 6H1M to 6H13M
 (Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K9001:39 - 07:305h51m
K88605:04 - 11:256h21m
Z28412:39 - 18:315h52m
K4213:26 - 19:396h13m
K59823:03 - 04:54+5h51m
Over 10 departures in total: departure time from 01:39 to 23:03; duration from 5H51M to 6H21M

1. "+" indicates the second day.
2. The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on top this this page.

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 158.5 - 197.5
USD 25 - 31
CNY 107.5 - 144.5
USD 17 - 22
CNY 53.5

Beijing - Datong Railway Map
Beijing - Datong Railway Map

Passengers need to be careful about the departure and arrival stations as these rides use different stations. Please double check your station before departure to avoid unnecessary inconvenience on the traveling day.

Beijing Railway Station is around 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) away from the city center, Tiananmen Square. It can be reached by subway Line 2 as well as buses.

4 trains operate at Beijing West Railway Station. Public transport around is convenient as it is connected with subway Line 7 and Line 9.

Stopovers along the way: Nankou, Kangzhuang, Shacheng, Xuanhua, Shalingzi West, Chaigoubu, Tianzhen, Yanggao

If you are gonging to travel overnight, it is advisable to plan your trip and book the ticket in advance since these overnight ones are usually popular among Chinese people and their tickets are usually in great demand. For an overnight trip, it is more recommended to book a berth like soft sleeper or hard sleeper instead of seat. Hard seat carriages can be crowded during busy dates.

Passengers who hold the sleeper tickets will be offered a plastic card as boarding pass when board the train and your paper ticket will be changed back when your destination is approaching. In this way, passengers will not oversleep and miss their destination. Passengers who booked seats need to pay attention to the broadcast to make preparation for leaving in advance.

After boarding, passengers can arrange their luggage on luggage rack above seats or under lower berths. Please take your valuables with you. For travelers who are not in favor of simple Chinese food, it would be good to prepare some food on your own before boarding.
Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

Major Rail Lines from Datong to:
- Last modified on Dec. 18, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Datong Train
Asked by Wenox from INDONESIA | Jan. 06, 2020 03:56Reply
Bullet train 2019
Hi, is it true that bullet train now serves from beijing do datong since december 2019?
Answers (3)
Answered by Kelly | Jan. 06, 2020 17:49

Yes, since Dec 30, 2019. Bullet train takes around 2 hours only.
Answered by Wenox from INDONESIA | Jan. 07, 2020 04:29

Great, thank you, do you know where I can check or book the train schedule?
Answered by Kelly | Jan. 07, 2020 18:16

You can search "Beijing" and "Datong" on this website. These rides start with code "G" are bullet trains.
Asked by Manuel from ESPAÑA | Sep. 07, 2019 05:40Reply
train beijing-datong
Have the fast trains from Beijing to Datong started? i didnt find any information about it.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ennis from FRANCE | Sep. 09, 2019 00:42

Not yet, some news says maybe at the end of this year but no confirmed news.
Asked by Jes from SINGAPORE | Jul. 28, 2019 21:06Reply
Datong to beijing by train
1. How to reach Beijing train station from beijing international airport ? By airport bus or subway or taxi?
2. Is the current time table for train to datong is 3pm(last train) and the next train is from 8.35pm onward,
is this correct? Any changes ? For I am not sure to reach Beijing airport in the morning or in the afternoon?
3. Which is more economical and convenient? Stay in airport hotel for a night and catch the next morning early flight or travel about 6 hours to datong on the very day ?
4. Any problem to buy the ticket in end October on the very day?

Answers (1)
Answered by Amanda | Jul. 31, 2019 18:46

There will be airport shuttle bus between beijing airport and railway stations in Beijing. You can also use subway, but no direct line. Not sure about train time you mentioned, but you can check on this website by your date. Train schedule hardly change.

Personally speaking, the most economy way maybe an overnight train to Datong as it save one night hotel cost. But it depends on your flight time. End Oct should not be a hot season.
Asked by Hosea | Apr. 01, 2019 04:04Reply
Which station in Beijing is closer to downtown area, particularly Wangfujing?
Answers (1)
Answered by Paddy from USA | Apr. 01, 2019 18:44

All the stations are in downtown area, but from Wangfujing, the nearest one is main station, about 4km between only.
Asked by Wendy from MALAYSIA | Mar. 20, 2019 01:47Reply
Bullet Trains
Have the bullet trains from Beijing to Datong started?
Answers (1)
Answered by Maynard from CAMBODIA | Mar. 20, 2019 03:21

Not yet, I think it is still under construction
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