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Datong - Linfen Train

There are only 4 pairs of normal trains operated daily to serve passengers from Datong to Linfen or from Linfen to Datong currently. The duration is around 8.5 -10.5 hours with the running distance of around 600 kilometers (370 miles). The ticket fare for booking a hard sleeper is around CNY 184.

In addition, Datong - Linfen High Speed Trains have been planned and will be operated in the near future. The duration is predicted to be around 4 hours with the running distance of around 500 kilometers (310 miles).

Basic Facts:

Duration: Around 8.5 -10.5 hours
Distance: Around 600 kilometers (370 miles)
Top speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
Operated at: Datong Railway Station, Linfen Railway Station
Major stations along the way: Huairen, Huairen East, Yingxian, Shanyin, Daiyue, Shentou, Shuozhou, Ningwu, Xuangang, Yuanping, Xinzhou, Yangqu, Taiyuan, Taiyuan South, Taiyuan East, Yuci, Taigu, Qixian, Pingyao, Jiexiu, Lingshi, Huozhou, Zhaocheng, Hongtong

Datong to Linfen Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K780710:18 - 20:5210h34m
K96110:45 - 18:568h11m
246322:31 - 08:40+10h9m
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Linfen to Datong Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K780810:22 - 20:129h50m
K96212:35 - 21:459h10m
246418:40 - 04:34+9h54m
1. The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. “ +” means the second day.

Datong - Linfen Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Nov 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 259
USD 37
CNY 148 - 161
USD 21 - 23
CNY 78 - 86
USD 11 - 12


Transfer in Taiyuan for More Trains Options

Datong to Taiyuan to Linfen

Datong - Taiyuan Taiyuan - Linfen Overall Travel Time Ticket Fare (CNY)
Hard Sleeper + Second Class Seat
K7801: 08:30 - 11:35 D2515: 12:45 - 14:09
D5309: 13:02 - 14:27
D2517: 13:17 - 14:50
89.5 + 72=161.5
K961: 09:34 - 13:38  D2565: 15:02 - 16:27
D2521: 15:21- 16:45
K891: 12:00 - 15:50  D2003: 16:58 - 18:31
D2529: 17:42 - 19:15 
Z7805: 14:10 - 16:52  D2539: 18:07 - 19:32
D1641: 18:29 - 20:02 


Linfen to Taiyuan to Datong

Linfen - Taiyuan  Taiyuan - Datong  Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat + Hard Sleeper
D5302: 07:54 - 09:29 K7802: 11:40 - 14:50 6H56M 72 + 89.5=161.5
D1638: 12:25 - 13:52 K7808: 14:50 - 20:12 7H47M 
G628: 15:11 - 17:00 Z7806: 17:58 - 20:40 5H29M

Note: Datong - Taiyuan normal trains are running between Datong Railway Station and Taiyuan Railway Station; Taiyuan - Linfen high speed trains are operated between Taiyuan South Railway Station and Linfen West Railway Station. Passengers can take a taxi to travel between Taiyuan Railway Station and Taiyuan South Railway Station. The duration is around 25 minutes.

Travel Tips of Datong

Boarded by Inner Mongolia, Datong is a city with a variety of splendid historic and cultural relics. There are plenty of attractions which are worth visiting, such as Hanging Monastery, Wooden Pagoda, Huayan Monastery, Mt. Hengshan, Nine-Dragon Screen, Shanhua Temple, and Yanmenguan Great Wall. In addition, Yungang & Mt. Hengshan Tourism Festival is held in July or August every year in Datong. And there are lots of interesting activities showing rich Datong culture during the festival.

Major Rail Lines from Datong to:

Major Rail Lines from Linfen to:
- Last modified on Nov. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Datong - Linfen Train
Asked by Malcolm from USA | Oct. 10, 2019 19:03Reply
Hello, do I need to buy a ticket for my 8 years old son?
How can I choose lower beds for hard sleeper carriage?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 11, 2019 17:28

Thank you for your inquiry.

According to policy, child under 120cn can board for free without ticket if sharing the bed with adult. Child under 150cm can buy child ticket with a discount around 25% off. The child will his own bed. We are sorry that the beds location is assigned randomly by railway system. We can try for lower beds for you but it cannot be 100% guaranteed. Hope for your kind understanding.
Asked by Calvin from CANADA | Dec. 18, 2018 01:16Reply
Hello, I plan to buy 4 soft sleeper beds from Datong to Pingyao.
I noticed that there is no tickets offered on 2463, but when I check it from Datong to Linfen, it shows tickets for sale! Isn't this the same train? Can I buy a ticket to Linfen, but get off at Pingyao?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 18, 2018 18:48

Thank you for your inquiry.
Yes, they are the same ride, the ticket availability difference is due to the ticket distribution by Tailway Company. Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. You can buy the ticket to Linfen and still get off at Pingyao. However, the ticket price difference cannot be refunded. Also, please inform the staff about this after boarding so that we can wake you up in time and give your paper ticket back. Hope this can help you!
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