Datong Railway Station
Datong Railway Station is about 11 miles (17km) from Yungang Grottoes, 3 miles (5 km) from Nine-Dragon Screen, and 14 miles (22 km) from Yungang Airport.
Address: No.4, Zhanqian Street, northern section of Weidu Avenue
Schedule and Ticket Booking
The station operates ordinary trains to many domestic cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Taiyuan, Xian, Yinchuan, Shenyang, Baotou, and Shijiazhuang.
(Last Update on April 26th, 2017)
The station is made up of a two-storey terminal building and the front square.
2F: waiting room no.2, waiting room no.3, toilet, hot drinking water
1F: waiting room no.1, ticket office, toilet, hot drinking water, platforms
Front Square: bus stops, taxi stands
How to get to the train station from downtown area?
Passengers arriving by bus will get off at the front square. For those with a ticket in hand, enter the station directly and then go to the correct waiting room following the LED screens. For those without, the ticket office is at the south side on the first floor. Go there and obtain a ticket first and then enter the waiting room to wait for the departure.
Arrival by taxi:
If arriving by taxi, passengers will be dropped off at the front square.
It takes about 30 minutes and costs approximately CNY50 from Yungang Grottoes.
It takes around 15 minutes and costs about CNY10 from Nine-Dragon Screen.
It takes about 40 minutes and costs CNY60 or so from Yungang Airport.
Ticket Check and Boarding
|A Hard Sleeper Carriage|
Passengers should read their tickets carefully before checking in to know where to wait for ticket check. After check-in, follow the direction signs to the correct platform to board. The carriages are higher than the platform, so be careful when boarding. After find the seat, please put your luggage in the right place steadily in case it falls and hurts others.
How to exit and leave the station？
Transportation to famous sites:
Take bus line 23 and get off at the intersection of Qingyuan Street Weidu Avenue. Afterwards, walk 950 yards eastward to the destination.
Take bus line 23 to Intersection of Qingyuan Street in Wedu Avenue and then walk 90 yards (80 meters) to the destination.
Take bus line 4 o No.4 City Bus Company and then change to bus line 3 to the destination.
Take bus no. 15 to municipal government station, and then walk 600 yards westwards to Datong Hotel to take airport shuttle bus to the airport. It usually takes 45 minutes and ticket fare is CNY15.
Or take bus no. 601 to No.3 Hospital, walk about 950 yards eastwards to Datong Hotel to take airport bus.
Take bus no. 601 or 15 to Datong Coach Station first.
1. And then take a coach to the monastery directly. Coaches are reachable between 06:30 and 11:00 every 30 minutes. Duration is about 2 hours and ticket fare is CNY31 per person.
2. Or take a coach to Hunyuan Coach Station. Coaches are available between 06:30 and 18:15. It usually takes about 2 hours and costs CNY19 -24 per person. Upon arrival, take a taxi to the monastery; it takes about 10 minutes and costs CNY10 per person.
Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County:
Take bus line 2 or 15 to Datong Coach Station and then take a coach to Yingxian. The coaches are available between 07:00 and 18:00. It usually takes 2 hours and the ticket fare is CNY11 per person. After getting off, take a taxi to the pagoda; it takes about 10 minutes and costs CNY10 per person.
Facilities and Services
The ticket office is to the south side of the entrance on the first floor. There is a big LED screen on the wall, providing detailed information about train schedules. Passengers can purchase, refund or change tickets here.
Altogether, there are three waiting rooms in the station, one on the first floor and two on the second floor. Free drinking water and wash rooms are available in each waiting room. There are smoking areas in each waiting room, which also means, one cannot smoking in other public places.
Left luggage service:
There is baggage storage office to the left side of the ticket office on the first floor. It usually charges CNY5 for small bags and CNY10 for large bags per day.