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Beijing - Taiyuan Train

Around 10 pairs of trains are running between Beijing and Taiyuan each day. Among them, about 5 pairs are high speed types and the rest pairs are normal Z, T and K types. The high speed trains usually take around 3 to 3.5 hours for this trip, while normal types take longer duration of 4.5 to 7.5 hours due to speed difference.

High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 3 - 3.5 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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G62107:12 - 10:062h54m
G60107:26 - 10:212h55m
G62308:13 - 11:213h8m
G6108:56 - 11:152h19m
G60310:23 - 13:022h39m
G62510:38 - 13:302h52m
G60511:26 - 14:102h44m
G60711:31 - 14:272h56m
G68312:34 - 15:453h11m
G60914:22 - 17:032h41m
G62714:29 - 17:303h1m
G61115:18 - 18:042h46m
G68117:08 - 19:422h34m
G62917:30 - 20:363h6m
G79118:12 - 20:592h47m
G61318:48 - 21:503h2m
G61519:26 - 22:273h1m
G6320:02 - 22:342h32m

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Taiyuan to Beijing Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G60206:42 - 09:423h00m
G60407:00 - 09:572h57m
G79208:02 - 11:023h00m
G60608:22 - 11:152h53m
G6208:30 - 10:562h26m
G68208:41 - 11:413h00m
G60810:57 - 13:562h59m
G62211:09 - 14:062h57m
G61011:38 - 14:463h8m
G68413:32 - 16:212h49m
G61214:31 - 17:062h35m
G62414:38 - 17:463h8m
G61415:24 - 18:132h49m
G61616:45 - 19:412h56m
G62617:07 - 20:062h59m
G61818:07 - 20:592h52m
G62019:25 - 22:242h59m
G62819:42 - 22:573h15m

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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 Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 569 - 689
USD 84 - 101
CNY 263 - 356
USD 39 - 52
CNY 163.5 - 222.5
USD 24 - 33
D trains---------
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, 861, 901 and 902 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 and airport shuttle bus can take passengers to Wusu Airport and it takes around CNY20 by taxi.

Normal Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: around 4.5 - 7.5 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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K96102:54 - 13:3010h36m
Z6910:00 - 15:035h3m
K111512:53 - 19:266h33m
T17513:05 - 18:315h26m
T4114:22 - 19:465h24m
Z5514:49 - 19:555h6m
T716:43 - 22:025h19m
K60317:28 - 03:26+9h58m
Z2119:55 - 00:20+4h25m
Z27720:03 - 00:28+4h25m
K60122:10 - 08:17+10h7m
K60923:44 - 07:29+7h45m


Taiyuan to Beijing Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z2203:59 - 08:284h29m
Z27804:08 - 08:344h26m
T4204:26 - 09:315h5m
T17604:46 - 09:374h51m
K111605:16 - 11:456h29m
T807:27 - 12:365h9m
Z5609:06 - 13:384h32m
Z7015:38 - 20:224h44m
K96217:29 - 04:32+11h3m
K60419:30 - 05:10+9h40m
K60221:55 - 07:46+9h51m
K61022:31 - 05:10+6h39m

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 Apr 25, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 204 - 263
USD 30 - 39
CNY 136 - 174
USD 20 - 26
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 3 different routes:

Z69/ Z70, 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 6.5 to 7.5 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.


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 updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
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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