Datong Train

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, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Shenyang, Baotou, and Shijiazhuang.

  Major Rail Lines from Datong to:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Beijing West
K90, K264, K574, K396...
15 departures from 01:39 to 23:03
5h25m - 6h24mCNY 155.5/ 105.5
USD 23/ 16
K7807, K7807, K7801, K961...
7 departures from 06:20 to 15:50
3h47m - 6h27mCNY 141.5/ 97.5
USD 21/ 14
K7807, K961 at 06:20 and 09:335h47m - 7h53mCNY 174.5/ 117.5
USD 26/ 17
K731, K598 at 15:50 and 23:0336h45m - 37h11mCNY 810.5/ 518.5
USD 119/ 76
K891, Z284 at 12:00 and 12:3923h36m - 24h32mCNY 611/ 397
USD 90/ 58
K962, K56 at 22:13 and 22:2714h58m - 16h31mCNY 397.5/ 261.5
USD 58/ 38
K41, Z179, K885 from 03:10 to 05:5910h40m - 12h35mCNY 351/ 230
USD 52/ 34
See more Datong Schedule

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

Station Plan


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.

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Datong Railway Station
Asked by Lane | May. 11, 2020 18:26Reply
How many trains to Xi'an from Datong? I did not find train 2671 listed on your website.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide from CHINA | May. 12, 2020 18:49

Thank you for your inquiry.

Train schedule could be changed by Railway Company during different seasons. Currently, there are 2 high speed rides and one overnight sleeper ride to Xi'an. If the time is not suitable for you, you can consider to make a transfer in Taiyuan first and then to Xi'an. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Marlena from POLSKA | Jan. 08, 2020 10:30Reply
datong south
station datong and datong south is it diferent place?
Answers (2)
Answered by Johnny from USA | Jan. 08, 2020 17:50

Different stations, Datong Station is the old station for slow trains and South Station is the new one for high speed rail service!
Answered by Ana from SPAIN | Jan. 12, 2020 11:28

Hi! Do you know how to get Datong center from there? What is the address of the new station?

Thanks in advance!
Asked by Freddy from CANADA | Jul. 09, 2019 02:54Reply
How many stops from Beijing to Datong
I am planning on train K695 on July 31.
Answers (3)
Answered by Ryker from CANADA | Jul. 09, 2019 20:41

If you refer to this K695 at 11:32pm, it only stop at Yanggao before it reaches Datong. It is the final stop of K695, never worried about missing it.
Answered by Ana from SPAIN | Jan. 12, 2020 11:27

Hi! Do you know how to get Beijing center from there? What is the address of the new station?

Thanks in advance!
Answered by Lilith | Jan. 12, 2020 23:59

There is city bus in service. The address is Kaiyuan Street, Pingcheng District.
Asked by BARBARA1982 | Apr. 19, 2018 02:36Reply
When should we be at the train station?
How much time before our train leaves should we be at Datong Railway Station? Is it really necessary to be there an hour before the train leaves?

Thanks for your answers!
Answers (4)
Answered by Johnny | Apr. 20, 2018 01:02

They also told me to get there 1 or 1.5 hours before the departure time. If you meet a long queue for the collection, 1 hour is very necessary. If you are lucky to find a short queue, maybe 10min is good for ticket collection. It is hard to say. I decide to do my ticket collection the day before to avoid this uncertainty and we can only go to the station 40min before departure.
Answered by BARBARA1982 | Apr. 20, 2018 03:44

Thanks! That helps me a lot! I'll get the ticket before anyways!
Answered by Agnes from NETHERLANDS | Mar. 16, 2019 11:38

What are the opening times of the ticket encounters at Datong Railway Station? For example if I'm taking the train from Datong to Pingyao then the train will leave at 06:20....is the ticket encounter already open before this time to collect the train tickets? Thanks in advance!
Answered by Caesar from DENMARK | Mar. 20, 2019 03:35

This station should work 24 hours a day. There are night rides at midnight too!
Asked by BARBARA1982 | Mar. 30, 2018 02:52Reply
Food Court
We'll arrive in the around 6:30 at Datong Railway Station! Are there places where we can find Breakfast at the Station, a Food Court, Fast Food Restaurants, Cafés?
Answers (2)
Answered by Flower from MALAYSIA | Mar. 30, 2018 04:36

I used to see a KFC. it is not far away, a few minutes walking. See from the map, it is on Weidu Street
Answered by BARBARA1982 | Apr. 19, 2018 01:34

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