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Beijing - Datong Train

Nearly 20 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 varies from 6 to 7.5 hours since the top speed is only 99 mph (160 km/h). The high speed trains are scheduled to run between Beijing and Datong in 2019, cutting the rail travel time to around 100 minutes.

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.

Beijing to Datong Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
260300:18 - 06:336h15m
K5502:48 - 08:576h9m
K96102:54 - 09:086h14m
K71103:36 - 09:355h59m
K26309:25 - 15:556h30m
K61710:15 - 17:487h33m
K39510:51 - 16:596h8m
Z28311:07 - 17:076h00m
K117713:30 - 20:016h31m
K61515:00 - 21:296h29m
K57320:37 - 02:41+6h4m
K4120:45 - 02:55+6h10m
Z17921:06 - 03:12+6h6m
K59721:32 - 03:34+6h2m
K8922:17 - 04:19+6h2m
Z31722:50 - 04:54+6h4m
K69523:32 - 06:05+6h33m
K88523:43 - 05:48+6h5m
See more Beijing Schedule 
 (Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K9001:39 - 07:255h46m
K26401:57 - 08:216h24m
K57403:03 - 08:585h55m
K39603:31 - 09:516h20m
K117804:34 - 12:157h41m
K88605:04 - 11:306h26m
K61607:16 - 13:406h24m
K71207:56 - 13:555h59m
Z28412:39 - 18:315h52m
K61813:00 - 19:356h35m
K4213:26 - 19:396h13m
Z31815:38 - 21:506h12m
K69616:30 - 22:356h5m
260421:59 - 04:13+6h14m
K96222:13 - 04:37+6h24m
K5622:27 - 04:27+6h00m
K59823:03 - 04:54+5h51m
See more Datong Schedule

1. "+" indicates the secnod 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 Nov 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 158.5 - 197.5
USD 22 - 28
CNY 101.5 - 144.5
USD 14 - 20
CNY 47.5 - 53.5
USD 7 - 8

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.

2603/ 2604, K961/ K962, K615/ K616 and K41/ K42 depart from/ stop at Beijing Railway Station which 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.

K217/ 218, K573/ K574, K597/ K598 and 1133/ 134 choose Beijing West Railway Station for stop. Public transport around is convenient as it is connected with subway Line 7 and Line 9.

The rest 2 rides, 1458/ 1456 and K1595 depart from/ stop at Changping North Railway station which is not as frequently used as the other 2 stations. It is in Changping District and around 1.2km to Changping subway station and around 43km away from Beijng city center.

Stopovers along the way: Nankou, Kangzhuang, Shacheng, Xuanhua, Shalingzi West, Chaigoupu, 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 Nov. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Datong Train
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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