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Beijing - Taiyuan Train

Around 30 pairs of trains are running between Beijing and Taiyuan each day. Among them, nearly 20 pairs are high speed types and the rest pairs are normal Z, T and K types. The high speed trains usually take around 2.5 to 4 hours for this trip, while normal types take longer duration of 4.5 to 11 hours due to speed difference.

High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 2.5 - 4 hours
 Distance: about 513 kilometers (319 miles)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Beijing West Railway Station, Taiyuan South Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Zhuozhou East, Gaobeidian East, Baoding East, Dingzhou East, Zhengding Airport, Shijiazhuang, Yangquan North

Beijing to Taiyuan High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G9108:40 - 11:072h27m
D200313:16 - 16:453h29m
G61515:03 - 18:043h1m
G61918:02 - 20:532h51m
Around 17 departures in total: departure time from 07:21 to 20:05; duration from 2h32m to 3h32m.
See more Beijing Schedule

Taiyuan to Beijing Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G60206:48 - 09:352h47m
G9208:33 - 11:002h27m
G61211:40 - 14:362h56m
G61814:58 - 17:412h43m
G62418:07 - 20:572h50m
Around 17 departures in total: departure time from 06:48 to 18:50; duration from 2h27m to 3h54m.
See more Taiyuan Schedule

Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.

Beijing - Taiyuan High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 579.5 - 622.5
USD 85 - 91
CNY 298.5 - 321.5
USD 44 - 47
CNY 186 - 200.5
USD 27 - 29
D trains---CNY 253.5
USD 37
CNY 158
USD 23
Beijing West Railway Station can be easily accessed by subway line 7 and line 9. Up to now, there is no metro available in Taiyuan, buses and taxi is the usual way for transfer. Bus No. 11, 201 or 861 directly connected the South Station with Taiyuan Railway Station, which is close to Wuyi Square in city center. If by taxi, it may cost around CNY25. Bus No. 201 can take passengers to Wusu Airport and it takes around CNY20 by taxi.

Normal Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: around 4.5 - 11 hours
 Distance: about 516 - 674 kilometers (320 - 419 miles)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Bejing/ Beijing West Railway Station, Taiyuan/ Taiyuan South Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Zhangjiakou South, Chaigoupu, Tianzhen, Yanggao, Datong, Huairen East, Yingxian, Shanyin, Yuanping, Xinzhou, Taiyuan East

Beijing to Taiyuan Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K409701:46 - 12:4711h1m
K96102:54 - 13:3810h44m
Z6910:00 - 15:115h11m
K111512:52 - 19:266h34m
T17513:05 - 18:235h18m
T4114:22 - 19:465h24m
Z5514:58 - 19:554h57m
T716:40 - 22:025h22m
K60317:12 - 03:27+10h15m
Z2120:00 - 00:19+4h19m
Z27720:06 - 00:28+4h22m
K60122:21 - 08:18+9h57m
K60923:55 - 07:37+7h42m

Taiyuan to Beijing Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z2204:00 - 08:284h28m
Z27804:09 - 08:344h25m
T4204:27 - 09:315h4m
T17604:47 - 09:374h50m
K111605:16 - 11:456h29m
T807:27 - 12:315h4m
Z5609:06 - 13:384h32m
K409813:13 - 00:46+11h33m
Z7015:36 - 20:224h46m
K96217:18 - 04:32+11h14m
K60419:30 - 05:33+10h3m
K60221:55 - 08:10+10h15m
K61022:31 - 05:03+6h32m
Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.

Beijing - Taiyuan Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 8, 2020)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 403
USD 59
CNY 223 - 296
USD 33 - 43
CNY 148 - 208
USD 22 - 30
CNY 72 - 93
USD 11 - 14

If schedule fits, travelers are advisable to choose the rides by the following order: Z type, T type and K type as Z type has fewest stopovers and fastest speed.

They mainly run along 4 different routes:

Z69/ Z70, K1115/ K1116, T175/ T176, T41/ T42, Z55/ Z56, T7/ T8, Z21/ Z22 and Z277/ Z278 follow almost the same route as high speed type and generally cost less time on the way.

K609/ K610 runs for 7 to 8 hours for the 398 miles (641 kilometers) trip. Though a little longer for duration, the rides can be a good option since they depart late in the night and arrive the next early morning. Overnight types like this can save hotel cost and time for next day visiting.

K603/ K604 and K601/ K602 run for a 353-mile (568 kilometers) trip with stopovers including: Baijian, Lingqiu, Wuitaishan, Fanshi, Daixian, Yuanping, Xinzhou.

K961/ K962 run along the longest route, 419 miles (674 kilometers), and have the longest time. Passengers are recommended to avoid this pair of ride unless there is no other choice since they take longer time and the price is higher.


In addition, there are flights available between which takes around 1.5 hours. However, since the airports in both cities are farther from the city center compared with railway station, the duration may not differ a lot from high speed ride if you take the transfer time to/from airports into consideration.

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:
Major Rail Lines from Taiyuan to:
- Last modified on Sep. 16, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Taiyuan Train
Asked by Kimbrough | Sep. 16, 2019 01:32Reply
From Beijing to Taiyuan and Taiyuan to Pingyao
If we plan to take this two trips, is 1 hour enough at Taiyuan South Station to catch the second train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Milo from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 16, 2019 18:27

Yes, 1 hour is fine as long as you have paper tickets for the second trip in hand. You would need to collect your paper tickets in advance.
Asked by Ompaa from ARGENTINA | Apr. 09, 2019 02:37Reply
Is the ticket price listed from Beijing to Taiyuan for one way or around trip?
If I book business class seats if there VIP lounge can be used? Advanced boarding?
Answers (1)
Answered by Liam | Apr. 09, 2019 19:31

The ticket price is for one way trip only. I saw there is business class lounge in Beijing West Station. If you hold a business class tickets, you should be able to use it. Not sure if there is advanced boarding service.
Asked by Oprah | Dec. 03, 2018 15:57Reply
Do I need one ticket or two?
If I need to make a stop at Taiyuan and then continue the trip to Linfen, what is the minimum time needed for stop? Also, I need to buy one ticket or two different tickets for this trip?
Answers (1)
Answered by Terri from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 17:52

You would need 2 different tickets, one from Beijing to Taiyuan and one from Taiyuan to Linfen. The minimum time for a transfer should be 30min I think, but not sure how long you need to stop there. Anyway, with a paper ticket in hand, you still need to reach the station at least 30min in advance for security check and boarding process.
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