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Beijing - Hohhot Train

At present, only about 15 pairs of normal trains including overnight sleeper trains are operated between . The shortest journey time is 6.5 hours. It is scheduled that Beijing – Hohhot High Speed Railway under construction will be put into service in 2019.  By then the travel time between the two cities will be shorten to 3 hours.


 Duration: 6.5 – 12 hours
 Operated at: Beijing/ Beijing West Railway Station, Hohhot/ Hohhot East Railway Station
 Major stations along the way: Changping North, Nankou, Kangzhuang, Xuanhua, Sanjiadian, Guanting, Shacheng, Xiahuayuan, Zhangjiakou South, Chaigoubu, Tianzhen, Yanggao, Datong, Fengzhen, Xinghe West, Jining South, Zhuozi East

Beijing to Hohhot Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K5502:48 - 12:209h32m
K71103:36 - 13:119h35m
K26309:25 - 19:3410h9m
K61710:15 - 22:3912h24m
K39510:51 - 20:5510h4m
Z28311:07 - 20:489h41m
K117713:30 - 23:219h51m
K57320:37 - 06:20+9h43m
K4120:45 - 06:39+9h54m
Z17921:06 - 06:16+9h10m
K59721:32 - 07:20+9h48m
K8922:17 - 07:55+9h38m
Z31722:50 - 08:21+9h31m
K88523:43 - 09:07+9h24m
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Hohhot to Beijing Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z18000:32 - 09:559h23m
K117800:53 - 12:1511h22m
K88601:05 - 11:3010h25m
K61808:38 - 19:3510h57m
Z28408:59 - 18:319h32m
K4209:49 - 19:399h50m
Z31812:20 - 21:509h30m
K5619:05 - 04:27+9h22m
K59819:11 - 04:54+9h43m
K9021:42 - 07:25+9h43m
K26422:10 - 08:21+10h11m
K57422:20 - 08:58+10h38m
K39623:52 - 09:51+9h59m
K71223:58 - 13:55+13h57m
Note: The timetable above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule via the search box on top of this page.
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Beijing - Hohhot Train Ticekt Fare

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 288
USD 41
CNY 169 - 203
USD 24 - 29
CNY 91
USD 13


Which station to choose/ how to go

Beijing Railway Station:

Closer to the city center, this station can be easily reached by subway and city buses. Passengers can easily go to other attraction sites and stations or airport from here.
 By subway: line 2
 By bus: 12, 29, 39, 43, 44, 103, 104, 525, 673, 674, 957, Night lines (5, 10, 17, 19, 21, 24, 28), airport shuttle bus line 3

Beijing West Railway Station:

It is a little far from the city center, but transportation here is pretty convenient. Subway, city buses, coaches, and airport shuttle buses can take you to anywhere you want to go.
 By subway: line 7 and line 9
 By bus: 3, 9, 21, 40, 52, 53, 65, 67, 89, 96, 109, 122, 309, 349, 373, 374, 387, 410, 414, 616, 661, 662, 663, 673, 694, 741, 820, 821, 843, 890, 901, 941, 968, 982, airport shuttle buses line 4 and line 7

Hohhot Railway Station:

It is closer to the city center compared with East Station. From here, one can easily reach attraction sites nearby and take airport shuttle bus to Baita Airport.
 By bus: 1, 2, 7, 18, 23, 24, 29, 32, 33, 34, 52, 60, 71, 73, 82, 84, 303, K2, Night bus line 1, Airport Shuttle Bus line 1

Hohhot East Railway Station:

Located at the east side of the city, it is close to Baita Airport. A few buses are available here.
 By bus: 19, 83, K1, K5, Night bus line 1, Airport Shuttle Bus line 1 and line 2

Beijing – Hohhot High Speed Train

Beijing – Hohhot High Speed Railway consists of three sections.
 Beijing - Zhangjiakou High Speed Railway: It is under construction and may operate in 2019 to serve Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
 Zhangjiakou - Wulanchabu High Speed Railway: This section under construction is scheduled to open in 2018.
 Wulanchabu – Hohhot High Speed Railway: This section was put into operation on August 3rd, 2017, which means that Inner Mongolia steps into High Speed Rail Era. It runs for a distance of 126 km (78 miles) at the top running speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The duration is 40 minutes.

The whole line will be put into use in 2019; by then the journey time between the two cities will be greatly reduced to 3 hours and tourists can have a day tour between Beijing and Inner Mongolia.

Beijing – Hohhot Train vs. Flight

If you travel by rail, especially by overnight sleeper trains departing in the evening and arriving in the morning, you can save one-night accommodation fee and the day time. It is suitable to budget travelers.

As an alternative, passengers can also travel by flight. It takes about an hour for this journey, but there are only 9 direct flights per day and flight ticket costs more than rail ticket. Weather change can easily lead to flight delays, which may cause a waste of time.

After the completion of Beijing – Hohhot High Speed Railway in 2019, the total consumed time of flight and bullet train will have no big difference. But with cheaper ticket price, high speed train will be the best choice for most travelers.

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:

 Major Rail Lines from Hohhot to:

- Last modified on Nov. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Hohhot Train
Asked by Jamie from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 01, 2019 22:35Reply
High Speed Train Beijing to Hohhot
Could you please advise if the High Speed Train from Beijing to Hohhot is operational and where we could find schedule and costs.
Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Randy from NETHERLANDS | Nov. 03, 2019 18:10

No high speed train yet, now still normal type is in service which takes around 10 hours.
Answered by Jamie from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 04, 2019 20:12

Thank you. Appreciate your reply.
Asked by Gerardo from PORTUGAL | Sep. 10, 2019 03:21Reply
May I know which station is closer to Lemongo Youth Hostel Hohhot?
Answers (1)
Answered by Barry from MALAYSIA | Sep. 10, 2019 17:31

The hostel is much closer to Hohhot Station, about 1.5km. If you like, you can go by walking. It should be about 20min walking. And in fact this maybe the most efficient way as you hardly find a taxi for this short distance trip.
Asked by Caiden from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 23, 2018 00:58Reply
If I reach Beijing Station at 4:27am, can I stay in the station for K3 until 7:27am?
I will be taking K56 and arrive at 4:27am, the time is enough for K3 right?
Answers (1)
Answered by Krista | Nov. 25, 2018 16:33

You need to be one hour in advance for K3 trip, so 3 hours between should be enough. The railway station work 24 hours a day, so it is fine to stay there. By the way, you may consider to take the train K3 from Jining South instead of Beijing as well which is closer to Hohhot.
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