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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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G253108:20 - 10:061h46m
G253310:32 - 12:452h13m
G253513:00 - 15:012h1m
G253716:05 - 18:132h8m
G253918:05 - 20:122h7m
G254118:43 - 20:291h46m

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Datong to Beijing Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G253208:20 - 10:051h45m
G253410:31 - 12:211h50m
G253613:34 - 15:251h51m
G253815:57 - 17:561h59m
G254019:08 - 20:531h45m
G254220:53 - 22:361h43m

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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 Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 472 - 513
USD 69 - 75
CNY 251 - 273
USD 37 - 40
CNY 156 - 170
USD 23 - 25


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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K5502:48 - 08:596h11m
K96102:54 - 09:086h14m
Z35103:42 - 09:355h53m
K26309:27 - 15:556h28m
K39510:50 - 17:016h11m
Z28311:23 - 17:085h45m
Z33711:30 - 17:215h51m
Z18311:40 - 17:446h4m
K127719:17 - 01:20+6h3m
K57320:37 - 02:45+6h8m
K4120:45 - 02:58+6h13m
Z17921:04 - 03:12+6h8m
K59721:40 - 03:34+5h54m
K8922:17 - 04:19+6h2m
K88523:58 - 05:48+5h50m

 (Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K9001:39 - 07:305h51m
K26401:57 - 08:216h24m
K57403:03 - 09:015h58m
K39603:33 - 09:496h16m
Z18003:55 - 09:556h00m
K127804:06 - 09:465h40m
K88605:04 - 11:156h11m
Z28412:39 - 18:285h49m
K4213:26 - 19:456h19m
Z33814:00 - 19:345h34m
Z35215:39 - 22:016h22m
Z18421:18 - 03:20+6h2m
K96222:13 - 04:32+6h19m
K5622:27 - 04:22+5h55m
K59823:03 - 04:28+5h25m

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 Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 155.5 - 158.5
USD 23
CNY 105.5 - 107.5
USD 16
CNY 51.5 - 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 updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
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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