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.
 See detailed Datong-Beijing Schedule, Datong - Xian Train

(Last Update on October 20th, 2017)

Destinations Nos. Travel Time Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper/ Hard Sleeper
Beijing West K574, K218, K598
3 departures from 03:07 to 23:04
5h50m - 7h12m 158.5/ 107.5
Taiyuan K7807, K7801, K1365, K961…
9 departures from 06:20 to 22:26
2h42m - 5h55m 149.5/ 99.5
Pingyao K7807, K961, 2671, 2463 from 06:20 to 22:26 5h50m - 7h48m 186/ 130
Xian 2671 at 16:40 16h11m 348.5/ 222.5
Guangzhou K598 at 23:04 36h8m 876.5/ 506.5
Hangzhou K891 at 12:00 25h3m 611/ 397
Shenyang K962 at 22:13 16h42m 398.5/ 261.5
Yinchuan K41, K217 at 04:26 and 06:56 12h9m/13h39m 351/ 230

 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

 

Station Plan

Platform
Platform

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?

 Arrival by bus: 4, 15, 22, 23, 30, 42, 70, 601
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
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?

Upon arrival, passengers will be led to underground passage to get out. After getting out, go to the front square to take buses or taxis to leave the station.

 Transportation to famous sites:
 Nine-Dragon Screen:
Take bus line 23 and get off at the intersection of Qingyuan Street Weidu Avenue. Afterwards, walk 950 yards eastward to the destination.

 Huayan Monastery:
Take bus line 23 to Intersection of Qingyuan Street in Wedu Avenue and then walk 90 yards (80 meters) to the destination.

 Yungang Grottoes:
Take bus line 4 o No.4 City Bus Company and then change to bus line 3 to the destination.

 Yungang Airport:
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.

 Hanging Monastery:
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

 Ticket Office:
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.

 Waiting Hall:
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.

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