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Beijing - Yinchuan Train

At present, only 2 pairs of normal trains are shuttling between Beijing and Yinchuan, taking 11 to 11.5 hours. The running distance is 1,174 – 1, 335 kilometers (730 – 830 miles). And the hard sleeper costs CNY 272.5 - 279.5.

The high speed trains are expected to run by the end of 2022, taking about 6.5 hours.

Basic Facts of Beijing - Yichuan Train

 Duration: about 11-11.5 hours
 Distances: 1,174 – 1, 335 kilometers (730 – 830 miles)
 Top speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)

Beijing to Yinchuan Train Schedule

(Last Update on Sep 6, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K117713:30 - 08:05+18h35m
Z27720:03 - 06:56+10h53m
K4120:45 - 14:58+18h13m
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Yinchuan to Beijing Train Timetable

(Last Update on Sep 6, 2022)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K4201:02 - 19:4518h43m
K117816:05 - 11:40+19h35m
Z27520:52 - 08:34+11h42m
Z27821:31 - 08:34+11h3m
See more Yinchuan Schedule

1. "+" means the second day.
2. The above timetable is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule through the search tool on top of this page. 

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Sep 6, 2022)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 765.5 - 789.5
USD 121 - 124
CNY 415.5 - 456.5
USD 65 - 72
CNY 272.5 - 299.5
USD 43 - 47
CNY 148.5 - 163.5
USD 23 - 26

In Beijing, two railway stations are involved. Beijing Railway Station is close to the city center, and passengers can go to other places easily and quickly from here. In contrast, West Railway Station is a little far from the bustling area.

Running Routes

Shijiazhuang North, Taiyuan, Lvliang, Dingbian, Yanchi, Lingwu

Major cities along the way:

As the second largest city in the northern part of Shanxi Province, Datong is adjacent to Inner Mongolia to the north and Hebei Province to the east. The city with a long history of over 2,400 years was one of the ancient capitals in ancient times. When going there, tourists can visit some famous cultural relics like the Yungang Grottoes, Wooden Pagoda, and Hanging Monastery.

As the largest city in Inner Mongolia and a vital transportation hub, Baotou with a long history of over 5,000 years is located on the bank of the Yellow River and has abundant cultural relics and beautiful natural scenery. Going there, you can see the oldest section of the Great Wall built during the Warring States Period (476BC-221BC) and visit the Saihan Tala Grassland located in the city center.

Beijing - Yinchuan High Speed Train

It is planned that bullet trains will be available between the two cities by the end of 2022 after the completion of Beijing-Hohhot-Baotou-Yinchuan-Lanzhou high speed rail line. By then, the travel time will be cut down to 6.5 hours. Currently, Beijing-Baotou section has been in service. Baotou-Yinchuan section has commenced construction in 2019, and the last section is under construction now.

Beijing – Yinchuan Train vs. Flight

At present, flight is a good choice for those who travel in a hurry. Direct flights are operated between the two cities, taking 2 to 3.5 hours for a single journey, but it costs more than rail travel, especially in peak season for tourism and passengers should pay attention to the weather forecast in case of flight delay or cancellation.

In the case, overnight sleeper trains saving one-night accommodation fee and the day time are highly recommended for budget travelers and those who don’t have time for traveling during the day. When the bullet trains are opened in 2023, there is no doubt they will be the first choices for most travelers.
Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:
Major Rail Lines from Yinchuan to:
- Last updated on Sep. 06, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Yinchuan Train
Asked by Dexter from GERMANY | Sep. 18, 2019 01:30Reply
How many deluxe soft sleeper beds for sale on train Z277?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Sep. 18, 2019 18:35

Thank you for your inquiry.

Usually there are 16 deluxe soft sleeper beds, 8 cabins in one carriage. There is only one deluxe soft sleeper carriage on Z277, so there should be 16 beds in total. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Brandan from NETHERLANDS | Nov. 28, 2018 01:07Reply
After I reach Yinchuang, how can I get to the places of Rock paintings?
Answers (1)
Answered by Raffaele from USA | Nov. 28, 2018 18:57

It says online that there is a tourist bus line 2 from Xinyue Square to there at 8am and 9am. You can take a taxi from the station to the Xinyue Square which take around 30 to 40min.
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