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Datong South Railway Station

Datong South Railway Station is a terminal station on Datong – Xi’an high speed railway and Datong – Zhangjiakou high speed railway. It is about 11 kilometers (7 miles) to Downtown Datong, 13 kilometers (8 miles) to Datong Yungang Airport, 28 kilometers (17 miles) to Yungang Grottoes and 70 kilometers (43 miles) to Hanging Monastery & Mt. Hengshan.

Address: Kaiyuan Street, Pingcheng District.

Datong South Railway Station Train Schedule and Tickets Booking

Datong South Railway Station is a high speed train station with trains to/from Beijing, Xi’an, Pingyao, Zhangjiakou, Taiyuan, Xinzhou West, and Yuncheng, etc.

  Major Rail Lines from Datong to:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing North
D1102, G2532, G2534, G2534...
17 departures from 07:00 to 20:53
1h43m - 2h31mCNY 211/ 132
USD 31/ 19
Xi'an North
D2581 at 10:366h22mCNY 429/ 268.5
USD 63/ 39
Pingyao Ancient Town
D5367, D5371 at 12:59 and 16:313h9m - 3h36mCNY 189/ 118.5
USD 28/ 17
Taiyuan South
D5361, D5363, D2581, D2777...
9 departures from 07:30 to 20:00
1h49m - 2h37mCNY 138/ 86
USD 20/ 13
D1102, G2534, D1108, D1110...
11 departures from 07:00 to 20:53
0h52m - 1h18mCNY 101/ 63
USD 15/ 9
Linfen West
D5367 at 12:593h56mCNY 258/ 162
USD 38/ 24
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

See detailed Datong Train Schedule 

Station Plan

The station building of Datong South Train Station has three floors on the ground. And the front square is composed of east and west parts.
1F: Arrival floor
2F: Ticket selling area, security check area, check-in area
3F: Waiting Hall

Transportation in South Railway Station

By City Bus:
The bus stop in the east of the front square is called Datong South Railway Station where passengers can take city bus line 14, 31, 61, 66, 68, and 605 to Huayan Monastery, Fantawild Adventure Park, Datong Museum, Art Museum and other places in the city.

By Taxi:
Major Places Cost Duration
Downtown Datong/
Huayan Monastery
CNY 20 – 25 30 – 35 minutes
Datong Railway Station CNY 30 – 35 35 – 40 minutes
Datong Yungang Airport CNY 25 – 30 20 – 25 minutes
Yungang Grottoes CNY 60 – 70 65 – 75 minutes
Hanging Monastery/
Mt. Hengshan
CNY 190 – 200 80 – 90 minutes

How to Travel from Datong Railway Station to Datong South Railway Station

Passengers can take city bus line 66 from Datong Railway Station to South Railway Station directly. The travel takes about 50 minutes and costs CNY 1.

How to Travel from Datong Yungang Airport to Datong South Railway Station

City bus line 605 runs between the two places with a duration of 45 minutes and a fare of CNY 3. Or you can take the free airport shuttle bus to Datong Hotel at first, then transfer to bus line 31 and get off at South Railway Station.

How to Travel from South Railway Station to Yungang Grottoes

First, take city bus line 31 from the train station to Pingwangcun Xikou, then go to the scenic spot by city bus line 12. It will spend about 1 hour and 50 minutes and CNY4.

How to Travel from South Railway Station to Hanging Monastery / Mt. Hengshan

Go to Xinnan Coach Station by city bus line 14. Then take a coach to Hanging Monastery directly. After visiting, take a taxi to the entrance to Mt. Hengshan. Also, passengers can take a coach from Datong to Hunyuan Coach Station, then take a taxi or charter a bus to the two scenic spots.

Facilities and Service in Datong South Railway Station

In the east of waiting hall, there is waiting area for passengers needing special care, Children Entertainment Area and Nursing Room. The most special is the nursing room with crib, bottle warmer, and disinfection cabinet in it. It provides a comfortable and private space for the mothers and babies.

E-tickets: Without the necessity of collecting paper tickets, passengers can scan their passports directly when check in if they have verified their identity in advance.

Police Station: It is on the east ticket selling hall, offering help to people who losing their valid certificates.

Service Center: In the center of the waiting hall on the third floor. It provides services like lost & found and key service appointment like special care for people with mobility problems. Also, passengers can check the train information, tourism information and bus routes there.
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Datong South Railway Station
Asked by Gail from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 11, 2020 18:25Reply
Is Qinghe also in Beijing?
When I check the schedule on your website, it shows some trains from Beijing North and some from Qinghe. So does that means Qinghe is also in Beijing or it is a different place? It is very confusing, please help.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | May. 12, 2020 18:52

Thank you for your inquiry.

Qinghe Railway Station is a railway station in Beijing city, but a little bit far from downtown area. Travelers can get there by using metro line 13. Hope this information can help you a little.
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